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February 2017

Can you escape The Old Haunt?

“You and your friends are out exploring the countryside when the storm hits. In search of refuge from the rain, you stumble across a deserted home. Breaking in, you find yourselves in a long-abandoned world of lost love. You may be protected from the rain, but the house has a strange past and an uncertain future… and now you are trapped.” Read on

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Revolt with Magic the Gathering and take back the power!

First published in 1993 by Wizards of the Coast, there's no denying Magic the Gathering has stood the test of time. With close to the equivalent of the population of Australia playing the game (approximately 20 million as of 2015) there is little question that Magic is still the number one trading card game title. Read on

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January 2017

Snipperclips Hands-On

Snipperclips is a delightful little multiplayer game that has you slicing up your avatar to create the shapes needed to beat puzzles and accomplish tasks. There were a lot of big-name titles on display last weekend at the Nintendo Switch Event, but that's no reason to forget about the little ones! Read on

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ARMS Hands-On

Zelda: Breath of the Wild might have been my main goal at the recent Nintendo Switch event here in Melbourne, ARMS was most definitely next in line for me to get my hands (or should I say arms on). ARMS was one of two games at the event (1-2-Switch being the other) which truly showcased the potential of the Joy-Con controllers and the powerfully fun party aspect of the Nintendo Switch. While 1-2-Switch nicely settles into the Switch's equivalent to Wii Sports, you would assume ARMs would take the place of Wii Boxing. However, ARMS felt much more like someone took Punch-Out!, put it in a fluoro arena and gave everyone Slinkies for arms! Read on

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The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Hands-On

I was incredibly fortunate this past week to be able to attend the recent Nintendo Switch preview event held right here in Melbourne with our very own Luke. From the get-go it was clear we both had the same one main objective: to get our hands on The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. The Breath of the Wild area was set up with multiple Switch stations all displaying the game to play, some with different controller options available to use. Read on

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1-2 Switch Hands-On

1-2 Switch, one of the few launch titles for the Nintendo Switch when the console arrives on March 3rd, is an attempt at showcasing the newest console with a range of party games, not unlike Wii Sports for the Wii and Nintendo Land for the Wii U. We had a chance to get our hands on several of the mini-games involved in the package this past weekend at the special Nintendo event here in Melbourne, and the results are a bit of a mixed bag. Read on

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Nintendo Switch Hands-On

Friday saw the announcement we'd all been waiting for; firm details on the Nintendo Switch. A release date of March 3rd and an Australian RRP of $469.95 raised lots of questions, especially with large chunks of the presentation focusing on the Joy-Con controllers and their capabilities. On Saturday, we were lucky enough to attend a media preview to be able to test it out for ourselves; after a few hours of time spent with the consoles feature-set, we have a firmer opinion on whether or not it's worth investing in. Read on

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