Wasteland 2

Posted 11:58pm Sunday 12th October 2014

Rating: A The successful Kickstarter campaign of Wasteland 2 was a momentous occasion for the gaming industry. Though the first Wasteland game may not be familiar to many of you, no doubt its spiritual predecessor, the Fallout franchise, is. With Wasteland 2, developers Inxile got the Read more...

The Lunchbox

Posted 11:58pm Sunday 12th October 2014

Rating: A- The Lunchbox is set in india and tells the story of Ila, an Indian woman who is struggling to connect with her distant husband. When the lunch she sends to her husband gets delivered to Saajan, a cynical widow, the two begin delivering messages to one another through the lunch Read more...

The Wolf Among Us

Posted 1:49pm Sunday 5th October 2014

Since the phenomenal runaway success of Telltale Gamesí The Walking Dead from 2012, the gaming world has waited with bated breath to see what Telltale would produce next, and if they could repeat their past successes. The Wolf Among Us was that follow up game, and though it is not quite the Read more...

The Giver

Posted 1:49pm Sunday 5th October 2014

Rating: B+ We are currently in the midst of the latest film fad, with a litany of studios trying to cash in on the success of The Hunger Games by also creating post-apocalyptic young adult movies. Though The Giver fits comfortably into this fad, it has a few advantages over the other members Read more...

Destiny

Posted 2:58pm Sunday 28th September 2014

Rating: B The hype machine was put into high gear before the launch of Destiny. Although Bungie, the celebrated studio behind Halo, met these expectations in many ways, they also fell well short of them in many more. My biggest disappointment with Destiny has to be in its Read more...

Predestination

Posted 2:58pm Sunday 28th September 2014

Rating: B+ You may not know it, but there is a huge difference between cinematic and literary science fiction. Cinematic Science Fiction is interested in, almost exclusively, the spectacular side of science fiction, as speculative science allows you to explore aesthetically unexplored worlds Read more...

Sims 4

Posted 3:00pm Sunday 21st September 2014

The concept of simulation games, on paper, is truly absurd. Especially when you consider what many of these games simulate are often the most mundane aspects of our lives. Managing and planning city infrastructure, businesses, sportís teams, the most boring aspects of flying a plane. All of these Read more...

Into the Storm

Posted 3:00pm Sunday 21st September 2014

Rating: B- Disaster movies can be approached in one of two ways. It can either be a character film, in which you follow interesting and dynamic characters as they deal with the disaster, or it can be disaster porn in which everything constructed is solely for the purpose of producing Read more...

Velocity 2X

Posted 4:38pm Sunday 14th September 2014

Rating:A- It is exciting to consider the developments that are yet to come to existing genres. Looking at the past two decades of game development you can track the innovations and developments that have evolved genres, making them better and better. However this gradual progress makes it Read more...

The Last Saint

Posted 4:38pm Sunday 14th September 2014

Rating: A- New Zealand cinema is alive and well. This year has been full of premieres of NZ films that have made me truly proud of our industry, but none more so than The Last Saint. Set in the filthy drug- and violence-filled underbelly of Auckland, The Last Saint is a film that Read more...

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