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MONDAY PODCAST Black Panel Podcast Episode 45 > In this instalment of Australia’s grooviest gaming podcast, the gang discuss PlayStation All-Stars: Battle Royal, God of War: Ascension, Crysis 3, Lost Planet 3, Journey, the ethics of on disc DLC, Jack Tramiel’s passing and much more! READ MORE
TUESDAY INTERVIEW Developer Playlist 8: Hitbox Team’s Terence Lee > In the latest edition of our series devoted to developers and the games that inspire them, the man responsible for the Dustforce soundtrack talks Chrono Trigger and Counter-Strike: Source. READ MORE
WEDNESDAY REVIEW I Am Alive > I Am Alive is remarkable for the fact that it has made it to market and despite numerous delays and a change of studio, is actually good. A year after the apocalyptic ‘Event’, Adam must climb through destroyed buildings, fend off marauders and scrounge what food he can to survive. The oppressive atmosphere and engaging gameplay more than make up for the average graphics and narrow scope. This one won’t be easily forgotten. READ MORE
THURSDAY REVIEW Yakuza: Dead Souls > This Yakuza series divergence feels like it beats away newcomers as easily as its stars beat back the zombie hordes. What looks from the outside like a perfect entry point is actually more fan-service than fan gatherer, leaving those looking to become a part of the Yakuza conversation no other option than to start from square one. Thankfully, if nothing else, Dead Souls manages to provide an incentive to do so. READ MORE
FRIDAY REVIEW Mass Effect 3 > The final installment in BioWare’s much loved sci-fi trilogy has arrived. Does it live up to the hype? Set in a future in which humanity struggles to find its position in the universe, Mass Effect 3 sees a bold hero fight to save Earth and its interstellar neighbors. With a plot that would not feel out of place in a blockbuster film, this epic release delivers an immersive experience as unforgettable as it is action packed. READ MORE
SATURDAY JUST ANNOUNCED The Elder Scrolls Online > With Skyrim recently confirming the broad appeal of its Elder Scrolls saga, publisher Bethesda Softworks has decided to roll the dice on an MMORPG set in the world of Tamriel. As reported by Game Informer, The Elder Scrolls Online will take place 1000 years prior to the most recent instalment and it appears that the setting’s principal antagonist will be a demonic fiend Molag Bal. READ MORE