Author: Jamie Galea

Fallout Boy: A Recap of the Bethesda E3 2018 Showcase

Bethesda had an interesting 2017. Despite a lacklustre trip to Bethesdaland and reports that several of its games didn’t meet sales targets, the company was still the number one publisher on Metacritic, a fact proudly claimed by Senior VP of Global Marketing Pete Hines. Though if this year’s E3 press conference is any indication, 2018

Unboxing Video: EA Play at E3 2018

2017 was a disastrous year for EA, including a laughably bad E3 presentation and the Star Wars Battlefront 2 loot box debacle. The company has spent much of this year apologising for these decisions, and this formed a recurring theme during EA Play. Gone were the Influencers and Game Changers, the phrase “Creative Cave” was

A Strain of Influencers: EA Play at E3 2017

Around this time every year, EA likes to remind us that it does things differently to the rest of the industry; just look at last year’s Los Angeles-London show and the developer-centric show from years before. This time around, EA continued to defy expectation with its EA Play event, and like last year it was a

Hold The Line: Thoughts On Switch Online and Nintendo’s Online Heritage

With days until E3 2017, Nintendo re-announced its paid online suite for the Switch, clarifying details in newspaper interviews and press conferences. There are three big takeaways from the announcement: The service will cost $AU29.95 for a yearly subscription; You’ll be able to pay for the service in 2018, with 2017 remaining free for all users;

Awesome Nix: Spare the Pre-Release Reveals and Surprise Me

I should be far more excited for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 than I actually am. It’s the first comic book movie since 2014 that I’m genuinely excited to see, but as we inch ever close to release, I’m worried about the amount of information getting out there. While no plot spoilers have been revealed,

Two Player: EA's E3 2016 "EA Play" Event

For the last few years, EA has kicked off its press conferences with some variant of the phrase “we like to do things differently.” While it’s standard corporate speak at this point, this year EA meant it more than ever. Aside from now being the first of the E3 2016 conferences, the company made the

NG+ Game of the Year 2015: Jamie's Top Five

What a difference a year makes. This time last year, I was lamenting how 2014 was a disappointing year for games. This year? The turnaround is nuts. Choosing one game, let alone five, to represent the year as a whole, was actually pretty damned challenging. Seriously, this took way longer than it honestly should have.

Australian Senate To Launch Australian Game Development Inquiry

An Inquiry into the Australian video game development industry moved by Greens Deputy Leader and  Communications Spokesperson Senator Scott Ludlam was approved by the Senate on Monday. The Senate Inqury will look into how the Government could support game developers though tax frameworks and how to potentially attract international game companies. “Internationally, companies have experienced strong

Death Note Getting Live Action TV Drama

(In brief) NTV has announced a live action adaptation of Tsugumi Ohba’s manga Death Note, set to air in Japan in July. To better work as a televised drama, the show will feature new plot elements to expand upon the story, and the character of Near (who didn’t feature in the two live action movies)

Disney Infinity 3.0 Announced

Disney announced the third iteration of its Disney Infinity franchise, Disney Infinity: 3.0 Edition, featuring characters from the Star Wars universe and contributions from various development studios. Three separate playsets will show off the major eras of the Star Wars franchise. The starting set, Twilight of the Republic  is set around the Clone Wars TV