All posts by David Smith

Rocket launcher enthusiast. White-hot grease fire of pure entertainment.

GX Australia will not return in 2018

GX Australia, Australia’s only video games convention dedicated to LGBTQ+ developers and fans, will open the doors on its second and — for now — final show next month. The news that the show will not be back in 2018 was announced this morning via the show’s official Kickstarter page. Continue reading GX Australia will not return in 2018

Blizzard announces StarCraft: Remastered coming mid-year

Blizzard Entertainment are revisiting their 1998 megahit RTS StarCraft, and its expansion StarCraft: Brood War, releasing a new high-definition version dubbed StarCraft: Remastered. The announcement was made by Blizzard president Mike Morhaime in Seoul, South Korea this afternoon at the I <3 StarCraft fan event. Hit the jump to see it in all its glory. Continue reading Blizzard announces StarCraft: Remastered coming mid-year

Video Games Review: Snipperclips (Switch, 2017) is the perfect pick-up-and-play puzzler for showing off your new Switch

Snipperclips is a game that sees two or more players using their Nintendo Switch Joy-Con controllers to manipulate their own bell-shaped paper blob to overlap other players and use their bodies to cut shapes into their friends. These shapes are then used to solve any number of geometric puzzles. That’s it. That’s the whole game.

And it’s great. Continue reading Video Games Review: Snipperclips (Switch, 2017) is the perfect pick-up-and-play puzzler for showing off your new Switch

Pokemon developer Game Freak is hiring staff for a mystery console title

Pokemon developer Game Freak have caused a bit of a stir in the last few days following a pair of openings on job recruitment website Indeed. While there’s certainly nothing set in stone at this point, there are several indicators that point to a potential new console-based Pokemon title. Continue reading Pokemon developer Game Freak is hiring staff for a mystery console title

PSA: Starting a new game in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild will overwrite your old saves

Have you already run out of things to do in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and are thinking about starting a new game? Maybe your partner or sibling wants to start a game of their own? Previous Zelda titles have made allowances for situations just like these, providing up to three save slots so multiple players could track their progress without muddying the save state waters. Zelda: Breath of the Wild extends no such courtesy. Continue reading PSA: Starting a new game in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild will overwrite your old saves

Video Games Review: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Switch, 2017) makes the act of discovery itself your greatest reward

I spent a good half an hour trying to come up with a headline for this review before settling on the one you just clicked on. I spent a lot longer trying to review the game itself — you may notice that we’re coming in rather later with this review than some of our contemporaries. The reason for this is that every time I would try to put The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild down long enough to try and actually write something about it, it would drag me back into its immersive, living world. During these periods, hours would fall off the clock and when I’d finally put the game down and tell myself it was time to work it would be dark outside. It’s been a long time since a game has held my entire life to ransom like this. It’s easy to get lost in Breath of the Wild, which is a good thing because that’s exactly what the game wants you to do. Continue reading Video Games Review: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Switch, 2017) makes the act of discovery itself your greatest reward

EXCLUSIVE: Check out these never-before seen Office Christmas Party deleted scenes

With Office Christmas Party releasing today on Bluray and DVD, we’ve got three exclusive, brand-new deleted scenes from the film to get you hype. Hit the jump for your afternoon dose of free funny. Continue reading EXCLUSIVE: Check out these never-before seen Office Christmas Party deleted scenes

SXSW 2017: The SXSW Accelerator winners have been announced

The SXSW Accelerator Pitch Event is designed to give 50 young startups the opportunity to pitch their ideas and potential killer apps to a live audience and get instant feedback. This year’s contestants were broken down into groups of five across ten categories, and we now have the winners. Continue reading SXSW 2017: The SXSW Accelerator winners have been announced

About time: Pandora Premium finally adds on-demand streaming

Music streaming platform Pandora has always been a popular destination for music fans who just want to hear some tunes with a minimum of fuss. Its users are less fussy that than of Spotify, Tidal or Apple Music, preferring to let Pandora shuffle up the tunes on its own. Having said all of that, users who like Pandora’s stripped back UX but crave deeper options for choosing their tunes are about to get their wish. Continue reading About time: Pandora Premium finally adds on-demand streaming