Rampage isn’t the greatest video game movie ever. Assassin’s Creed is

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Which is better: a harebrained movie that does what it says it’d do on the packet, or an ambitious film that challenges, confounds, frustrates and fascinates viewers? Which is more meaningful: a popcorn flick that never wanted to be anything special, wink-winking audiences in regular acknowledgement of its dumbness, or a film that tries –

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Australian-made games need an Australian identity

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The annual PAX exhibition in Melbourne has become one of the greatest boons for the local game development community. At this year’s PAX (held November 4-6) dozens of indie developers occupied a massive slice of the Melbourne Convention Centre and the crowds responded in kind. Every time I walked past an indie booth I saw crowds around every game. It was

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Is this what will open the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games?

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News & Commentary, Screen, Video Games |

One of the highlights of the Rio Olympics was the closing ceremony’s sneak-peek of Tokyo 2020’s opening event. In a few short minutes we were provided with something startlingly Japanese in every way imaginable. There was Japan’s Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, decked out as Nintendo’s Mario, and a projection of Pac-Man running the sprint (surely a competitor

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