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Post-PAX Australia 2013

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UPDATE: Fixed some stuff and talked more about panels! Well I’m back home after a mega weekend at the inaugural PAX Australia. I had a bunch of fun but am tired as hell.

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Review: Far Cry 3 – the writing

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Previously I reviewed Far Cry 3 on the surface level and deemed it to be a pretty good game. In this post I’ll examine the writing and explain why I think Far Cry 3 is a great game. Beware, there are countless spoilers. If you want to experience the game yourself without my biases, play […]

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Review: Far Cry 3 – everything but the writing

I recently finished Far Cry 3. I’ve been very keen to write a review for it, but wanted to see the ending before I wrote anything. Because I have a lot of things to say about the writing, plot and how that plays into the game design, I thought I might split the review into […]

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Brett’s Guide to 2012 Christmas Sales

So sure, we’ve had Halloween sales and Thanksgiving sales, but the Christmas sales tend to be the biggest and best. To prepare you for them, I’ve compiled a list of games worth buying (or worth buying if on sale). Worth buying on sale Some games are great, but publishers have yet to accustom themselves with […]

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Review: Torchlight 2 vs Diablo 3

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I give in and review Torchlight 2 by comparison with Diablo 3.

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Review: Diablo 3

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I review Diablo 3 and Blizzard’s ideas for it.

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Recent Games Round-up

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After the explosion of triple A games late last year, I’ve finally cleaned through them and started playing a wider variety of games. A bunch of friends have recommended some awesome games, that I thought I might share with you.

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The Ending to Mass Effect 3

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Mass Effect 3 is out and bringing an end to a much-loved series. However with its arrival, there has been a growing chorus of dislike for the ending. So much so that people have started protests to “retake” the ending, protesting seemingly non-aggressively by making all proceeds go to Child’s Play. I, however, liked the ending. I thought I might lay out some of my thoughts on the ending and this protest.

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Photo Review: Saints Row The Third

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I have a confession to make. I’ve been working on a review of Saints Row The Third for a little while now, but Christmas got in the way. I’ve 100% the game and loved every minute of it. However my long form review was more-or-less captured by ex-RPS writer Kieron Gillen in his Eurogamer review. […]

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Review: Star Wars The Old Republic Beta Weekend

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I got to play Star Wars The Old Republic for a weekend, and I’m sharing my impressions of a very expensive, very ambitious, but ultimately conservative game.

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