Ubongo Extreme: Fun Size Edition | Review

Ubongo Extreme from Kosmos is just one of many entries in the long-running series, the original came out in 2003. Each game in the series revolves around trying to assemble different shaped puzzle pieces into specific arrangements before your opponents. While many games in the puzzle genre rely on Tetris style pieces to make up […]

Mansions of Madness: Second Edition | Review

“Fear is our deepest and strongest emotion…” Fantasy Flight’s Arkham Files line will always be one that’s near and dear to my heart. Arkham Horror was the board game that first opened my eyes to the hobby of tabletop gaming many years ago. As one of the many people who grew up solely on mass-market […]

Was Resident Evil VII a True Return to Survival Horror?

The year is 2016. Horror games have seen somewhat of a resurgence on the PC, thanks to games like Amnesia, Outlast, Alien: Isolation and Five Nights at Freddy’s. Still, the focus in a lot of these games is more about fear through helplessness, rather than survival design, which had been the dominant element in the previous generation of horror, thanks to series’ like Resident Evil. But Resident Evil didn’t exactly seem concerned with filling that niche anymore. Whether the recent games in the series were of quality or didn’t matter; all that mattered to most fans of […]

ForzaRC Invitational 2019 Weekend 6 & 7

The 2019 Forza RC Invitational continues to heat up as Autumn continues to rapidly cool down for the season. Over the past two weekends, the ForzaRC held Week 6 (October 26) & Week 7 (November 2) of qualifying for the Finals that take place this November 23-24th. Week 7 Match 1 was the final qualifying match for one of the seven secure seats into the Finals. While Match 2 of the day was the Last Chance Qualifier for teams positioned 8th-11th. The racing throughout both weekends was tight, contentious and every mistake […]

Children of Morta (CE) Impressions

Each year that goes by there is always a selection of indie games that really stand out from the crowd. Last year we were treated to Dead Cells and the critically acclaimed Celeste, and these games made a significant impact in the indie scene that really put them front and center when it came to the end of the year talks about the best games from the previous 12 months. This year Katana Zero was one of those games, and now, standing toe to toe with its contemporaries, is the beautiful, joyful and just sensationally well designed, Children […]

5 Best Aussie Indie Games We Played At Pax Australia

At PAX Australia in Melbourne earlier this month, an entire wing of the Melbourne Convention Centre Main Hall was set aside for PAX Rising, a huge swathe of booths specifically for local indie developers to strut their stuff and show off what these teams have on offer. From one-person outfits and student games to part-time teams or even full-blown publishing groups, Australian development is clearly in full force, and with huge hits like Untitled Goose Game and Hollow Knight making […]

Bowing to Censorship

When it comes to making money from video games, you want to give people what they want. However, as we have learned in the recent month of October 2019. It seems what these companies are all about to have come to light. This is nothing new since companies are a business and they want to make the most capital. It’s not wrong to make money but it is how you make your money.  In the early parts of October China removed NBA broadcasts from public TV. This happened when the Coach of the Antonia Spurs supported the protesters in China. The NBA didn’t […]

ForzaRC Invitational 2019 Weekend 4 & 5

The Forza Race Championship finishes Rounds 2 & 3 over the past couple of weekends of a quickly cooling Autumn. While the weather may be cooling, the top-notch drivers in the highly competitive FRC Invitational Series, arent cooling off as the competition continues to heat up. Round 2 ended last weekend and also started Round 3, meanwhile, this past weekend we see Round 3 conclude. We witness Lazarus and FRF both step up their game and deliver unbelievable performances in their opposing weekends. We also see a giant cracking as the pressure mounts and other teams pick up their game in a competition where $250,000 is up for grabs by eight teams in a Finale that happens at a closed […]

5 Cool Things We Learned from PAX Australia…

5. Australian developers are making some brilliant stuff The PAX Rising section of the event was cleverly placed right at the main entrance of the Melbourne Convention Centre, and for good reason; Australian developers are really pushing to make some high quality and interesting stuff. We spoke to a whole bunch of awesome dev teams, from one-person operations to groups of over 10 or more, some part-time, some […]


Discovering Dice Drafting Set in the age of discovery, Coimbra is a dice drafting game that tasks players with trying to gain influence by forming relationships with different nobles and citizens in the titular city. Coimbra has been on my must play list ever since its release at Gen Con 2018. Dice drafting has become one of my […]
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