NG+ Game of the Year 2014 – Trey's Top Five

This week, the New Game Plus cast and crew reveal their favourite games of the year. Today, we venture to the alley behind the studio to uncover Trey Green, one of The Other Guys, and find out his top games.

For a lot of gamers, this has been a weak year. Many are unable to see past the strew of HD remakes and ports, or were disappointed by the truly mixed bag that mainstream releases have proven to be. As such, a lot of people are having trouble pinning a game of the year simply for lack of viable choices. That is, unless you are a gamer who plays mainly Japanese games. Then the real trouble is picking one out of the torrent of amazing releases this year. Continue reading NG+ Game of the Year 2014 – Trey's Top Five

NG+ Game of the Year 2014 – Matt's Top Five

This week, the New Game Plus cast and crew reveal their favourite games of the year. Today, Matt Batten takes time out from his streams and animal videos to present his games of 2014.

Gaming copped a bad reputation for many reasons this year. There were games that never lived up to their hype, unfinished titles with multiple gigabyte patches at release and so many server outages; gamers around the world grew increasingly frustrated with what we now consider modern gaming.

As the Xbox One and the PlayStation 4 struggled to find their footing, I grew fond of titles on the older systems that already had their turn in the sun. Aside from a few gems that the current generation had to offer, I found that the PlayStation 3 and PS Vita still have enough life and support to keep them in your console rotation. Here’s why. Continue reading NG+ Game of the Year 2014 – Matt's Top Five

400 And Counting: Week Ten (And So This Is…)

It’s Christmas time! Well, the last week or so has been. It’s been a busy period, and I apologise for the delay in Week Ten of 400 and Counting. I’ve solved my issue with Flash player. It turns out that my computer (which is 6+ years old and wasn’t top of the line when I bought it) was having trouble with Firefox.

Why is this important? The SBS On Demand service needs an updated version of Flash to watch it. No matter how many times I downloaded the latest version of Flash or restarted firefox or my computer — nothing. The answer it turns out is to screw Firefox and install Chrome. Despite this, I’ve only watched one On Demand film this week; the rest have been Foxtel movies with the family or just late at night by myself.

Living the dream, Liam, living the dream. Continue reading 400 And Counting: Week Ten (And So This Is…)

NG+ Game of the Year 2014 – Jamie's Top Three

New Game Plus has revealed its Game of the Year. But what of our individual cast and crew? This week, we bring you our individual Games of the Year. First up, your Facebook friend and ours Jamie Galea presents his top three games.

2014 has been an odd year. There wasn’t one game that people could collectively agree was amazing, almost every major Q4 release was embarrassingly broken to some degree, and then there was that one hashtag that split the wider community. You know exactly what I’m referring to.

Despite all this, there were still some awesome games released in 2014. Here are my top three games of the year. Continue reading NG+ Game of the Year 2014 – Jamie's Top Three

400 And Counting: Week Nine (The Wild Rose)

It’s been a long week. It should surprise no one that I didn’t immediately go out and watch a heap of SBS On Demand movies after the Japanese Film Festival. One of the bigger factors is how uncinematic working movies on my computer is. It feels less engaging than TV, which is far less engaging than an actual cinema. It also doesn’t help that most of the movies I was excited to watch expired before I got around to seeing them. I did however, see a couple of very good films this week, so that’s something.

Onwards! Continue reading 400 And Counting: Week Nine (The Wild Rose)

Watch the very first Street Fighter V match at Capcom Cup 2014

 

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As the dust settled on Capcom Cup 2014, Capcom divulged further information on their next highly anticipated fighting game Street Fighter V. The trailer can be seen after the jump.
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NG+ Feature – Bravely Second: Japanese Demo Impressions

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400 And Counting: Week Eight (Turning Japanese)

My goal for the Japanese Film Festival, like this blog, is to see as many strange and interesting films as possible. To that end, I decided to go in blind. This means no descriptions, no trailers, no reviews and no IMDB-ing.

Basically, I’m jumping into the deep end. Continue reading 400 And Counting: Week Eight (Turning Japanese)