Month: June 2013

Australian Classification Board Calls For Focus Groups

The past week has been an especially hectic one in the world of video game classification. One after the other, both Saints Row IV and State of Decay were refused classification by the Australian Classification Board, marking the first “bannings”, so to speak, since the R18+ Rating was introduced at the start of the year.

[Updated] State of Decay Refused Classification

Undead Labs’ survival horror title State of Decay has been given a Refused Classification rating by the Australian Classification Board. The developer revealed this news on its official forums, where Executive Producer Jeff Strain said that the game had  “run afoul of certain prohibitions regarding the depiction of drug use.”  Strain further explained that, “We are working

[Updated] Saints Row IV Refused Classification

Ever since the R18+ rating for video games was introduced at the start of the year, you’d think this’d all be over. We’d never have to worry about any video game ever being refused classification by the Australian Classification Board because we have the maximum rating – no video game could ever be so messed

NG+ Feature: Armikrog Interview

Jason takes a trip to southern California to meet Mike Dietz, game animation legend and one of the main forces behind Armikrog, a stop motion point and click currently on Kickstarter

Xbox One Drops Controversial DRM

Ever since the Xbox One was announced, it’s been met with an insane amount of backlash for a console that hasn’t even been released yet. You can thank most of that with Microsoft announcing a number of DRM measures that proved to be unpopular as all hell. Not even at E3, where whilst Microsoft did

NG+ Feature – Planeswalker Plus 'The Intro Decks'

Meet our four players who will be building a Magic: The Gathering deck in Planeswalker Plus! Our host, Alice Clarke, introduces Brad, Shane, Leigh and Viola and gets them started on their quest to build the ultimate standard deck. Check in next month as the deckbuilding continues and we try out the mini masters format.

New Game Plus – S02E19

It's Part 1 of our E3-pisodes as Kirsty and Matt click their ruby slippers together and remember there's no place like Xbone! Check out the wrap of the E3 main press conferences, meet the players of Planeswalker Plus and reminisce with Serby from WaR on his first console. Unfortunately things got too fiery with Fire

New Game Plus – S02E18

Raise your Mag Shields, the contents of this week’s episode are explosive! Jason and Matt dive for cover and team up for a FUSE review. 2K Games are well stocked with previews of the upcoming Borderlands 2 DLC and The Bureau: XCOM Declassified! Big bad Brad returns with an anime wrap up, Donald explores the

Iwata arrested for dropping bombs: Nintendo E3

In what has been a steady day of console hardware and software announcements, each big wig company has taken to the floor with their respective pressers. Sony, Microsoft, even EA and Ubisoft have all showed off their latest and greatest in video gaming products. However, one company have decided to deviate from the usual formula

Sony's E3 2013 Press Conference

With a fairly strong showing from Microsoft’s conference, Sony had a lot to show alot (including the console itself) in order to one up their competition. However the PS4 was not the only thing on the agenda for sony as they kicked off their show with lots of games. First up came the sprooking of