Pokémon-obsessed kids who grew into pokémon obsessed-semi-adults probably think they know everything there is to know about these mythical creatures. Honestly, though, it's not good enough to merely "catch" 'em all — to be a real pokémaster means knowing them inside and out. Literally.
Telltale Games' ongoing creation of its own unique Dark Knight continuity — which began with last year's Batman: The Telltale Series — has been fascinating to play through. The changes made to the people in Bruce Wayne's double life have been surprisingly dramatic and the best one may be yet to come.
Middle-Earth: Shadow of War, the latest video game set in the world of Lord of the Rings, looks like some crazy Tolkien fanfiction. Its most recent trailer went even wilder, and introduced us to, among other things, the giant spider Shelob... in the form of human woman. How? Why? The team behind the game has a reason, and it's a weird one.
It's a highlight of PAX Australia, and this year Australian and New Zealander Developers put forward almost 100 games with hopes to be included in the Indie showcase. A panel of games industry professionals judged each title on style, gameplay, innovation, and overall experience to choose the six stand-outs who would ultimately make it onto the show floor.
So without any further waffle - here are the winners!
Friends, I have spent this Monday morning in a black hole. I've only just found the gumption to climb myself out.
It started with this, an old Australian ad for the Atari 2600 and it got worse and weirder from there.
Please join me on this journey. The journey of the weirdest Australian video game commercials I could find on YouTube.
Now this is guaranteed to be a magic experience: two full hours of a full orchestra and choir performing a reimagined score from The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD, and The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D, also paying homage to classics The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D and The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, all under the roof of the Sydney Opera House.
From Mad Max to The Walking Dead, we live in a world teeming with apocalyptic fiction. Typically, they're stories which posit that humans will turn to their darkest impulses and screw over anyone and everyone for their own survival, or even out of pure selfishness. A new video game called Pyre is about the exact opposite of that.
My experience with StarCraft was probably the stupidest possible: I really liked the books. Sure, I played the games, but mostly I played single-player because I was not very good, and enjoyed the story. But for some reason, it was Sarah Kerrigan's tale told through the novelisation that resonated with me the most.
If you take a look back at the original interface of the Xbox One, and even its various early updates, it's been a, shall we say, imperfect platform. But in recent years it's gotten a lot better. And its most recent update looks to be another huge improvement.
If you’re looking for a hidden object game on the App Store or Google Play, there are literally hundreds of different takes on the idea. The premise of these games is simple. You’re presented with a screen which you then tap to uncover hidden objects. They're Where’s Wally? games for a generation brought up on tablets instead of books. Here are three brilliant ones you can finish in two hours.
In one of those wonderful romantic gestures you usually only read about, Aussie game developer Jackson Frew made a video game for his girlfriend.
"It was a top-down game, walking through a museum with photos of us on the walls and a message at the end wishing her a happy anniversary," he told Kotaku.
Frew thought this might be something that other people would like to do for their partners as well, and so - Heart2Game was born.