Tap X to Cum

Posted 5:31pm Thursday 12th July 2018

Hey buds, you know what’s weird? Sex. You know what’s weirder? Sex in video games. Sex is a reward mechanic. Traditionally, there has not been a history of discussion of consent prior to sex rewards in games. Players assume that sexual rewards will always be given after Read more...

Girls Behind the Games

Posted 9:38pm Friday 11th May 2018

Lisa Blakie is a Community Manager and AWARD WINNING Narrative Designer in the video game industry. She work at Runaway Play, a mobile games studio located right here in Dunedin. Together with colleagues Caroline, Zoe, Emma and Leanne, she started a global viral campaign, called Read more...

Game Review: Dad of War

Posted 9:29pm Friday 11th May 2018

The last time I played God of War was when I was a small high school bean. I was really into Greek mythology because I was a fucking loser nerd and was PUMPED to play a video game surrounding the myths and legends I had come to love. Mainly due to the silly quicktime sex scenes (hello, remember I Read more...

Video Game Review: Tinder

Posted 10:23pm Thursday 5th April 2018

I don’t like Tinder very much because I’m a sensitive baby. I’ve dabbled, but mostly found it an uncomfortable experience. Something about the instant chatting making you reveal more about yourself to hold the other person’s attention, mixed with putting the best version of Read more...

Night in the Woods Is the Best Game of 2017 (Non-Negotiable)

Posted 5:43pm Saturday 3rd March 2018

It’s 2018, but I am still living in the past so get ready for the iconic Game of the Year 2017 article. 2017 was a damn good time for games. Major releases like Horizon Zero Dawn, Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Super Mario Odyssey saw critical acclaim, and we saw stunning indie Read more...

The Great Gaming Experiences of 2017

Posted 1:02pm Sunday 8th October 2017

For the last issue of 2017, I really wanted to highlight the magical parts of gaming. Those experiences that stick with you forever, that make for awesome stories at parties, that you remember with fond nostalgia, and that can bring you to tears. These parts of gaming are what make me keep playing. Read more...

Video Game Books

Posted 11:48am Saturday 30th September 2017

“Lisa, why don’t you review a REAL game for once”. Uh, no! Hey, you know what you should be doing instead of spending so much time playing your silly video games like Zoombinis and Call of Duty and the Mario? Maybe try reading a book? A book about… Video games! Haha! Gotcha! Read more...

itch.io and Indie Games

Posted 1:26pm Sunday 24th September 2017

Itch.io is a website that has 100s of games, both free and premium, to download. You can also donate to creators of games and choose what to pay for purchase! How incredible is that? Game accessibility has been hugely increased through mobile free to play games, however it is extremely rare that iOS Read more...

Frog Fractions

Posted 1:31pm Sunday 17th September 2017

Rating: 5/5 Miniclip and Neopets were the only experiences I ever really had with browser based games made in Flash and as it turns out, I’m missing out on a lot.   My mate Jack: “Lisa, have you played Frog Fractions?” Me: “No way, maths is Read more...

Critic Interviews: Rudeism

Posted 12:50pm Sunday 10th September 2017

Dylan Beck is a good friend of mine and I got to know him before he became Rudeism, a Twitch stream extraordinaire who has over 35,000 followers and can turn anything into a videogame controller. I sat down with him to ask about his newfound popularity and creative genius.   When did you Read more...

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