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December 2016

12 Days of Gamesmas: Festive themes to celebrate the season with

Get pumped Aussies, it's Christmas time! (and Holiday time for those of us who do not celebrate Christmas). We may not live in a cold climate like our American and European friends do, but we still enjoy the festive spirit December brings us. When we're not splashing around in the sprinklers or watching the third re-run of Die Hard, we will be testing out our new gifts. For some of us, that means setting up a new console and loading up some new games! Read on

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NieR: Automata Hands-On

From the makers of the obscure PS3 title NieR comes the next instalment in the Drakengard series, NieR: Automata. Continuing the story of the futuristic and distraught earth from the original game, NieR: Automata takes place some time after the fourth and final ending of NieR. Read on

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Why 2016 was ‘Year of the Shooter’

There's no doubt that shooters are often the most anticipated and most popular commercially and critically, year in and year out. It's frustrating for those who don't value online multiplayer, as so many of these games are built around a social, competitive platform, often with enjoyment dictated by the communities who frequent them. Read on

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November 2016

Kickstart Your Engines – November 2016

Crowd-funding's biggest and most successful gaming projects to emerge out of November 2016. With a mixed bag of genres that include a horror game, a strategy game, a platformer, an exploration game and a visual novel; November will have something for everybody. Read on

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PAX AUS Indies 2016: Blockpocalypse

Debuting last year at PAX AUS 2015, having just gotten onto Steam Greenlight, one year on and Blockpocalypse is moving forward in strides, having just released to the public via Steam Early Access. Read on

PAX AUS Indies 2016: Siegecraft Commander

So much was happening at PAX AUS 2016 that it was difficult to know where to look first. Luckily Blowfish Studios had a setup in the PAX Rising area that was just perfect for drawing in the PAX-goers attention with their latest game. Read on

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PAX AUS Indies 2016: Ticket to Earth

Ticket to Earth is a fantastic turn based tactical game. Containing elements of Final Fantasy Tactics and Puzzle Quest, this is one to keep your eye on. With a solid sci fi storyline underlying some colourful visuals and easy to pick up controls, I'm anxiously awaiting the mobile release of this game. Read on

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PAX AUS Indies 2016: Wildfire

Essentially a 2D side-scrolling stealth game where your character is able to control the elements that surround you. The gameplay of Wildfire gives you a sense of connectivity to the world to create a stealth game unlike many I have seen before. Read on