It’s that time of year again. We’re making a list, and checking it 26 times because that’s how many good games there were this year. Through hours of painstaking research, office-wide arguments, dice-rolling, divination via goat bones, sacred pilgrimages and pleas for guidance to a small framed picture of Reggie Fils-Aime, we have collated our Top 10 favourite titles and (under extreme duress) chosen our #1 Game of the Year. Continue reading The Iris’ 2016 Game of the Year Countdown: The Top 10
2016 has, by now, a well-deserved reputation for being kind of a jerk. The last twelve months have taken beloved artists from us, presented a nightmare vision for the political future and tried its very best to defeat and demoralise us all. Amongst the gloom, we still had our lights — games we could look forward to, games we felt like we could still get a little hype about.
And then there were those that betrayed us. These are the five games that broke our hearts in 2016. Continue reading The Iris’ 2016 Game of the Year Countdown: The 5 Biggest Letdowns
The PS4 Pro will release this week in Australia and, particularly for those lucky enough to have a 4K HDR ready TV (a list of which we’ll be running later this week to help you choose one if you don’t have one just yet), it will offer a significant boost in power over the launch model PS4 unit. But which games should you grab with your new machine to really put it through its paces? Thankfully, there’s an extensive whole list available and you can check it out after the jump. Continue reading Picking up a PS4 Pro on Thursday? Here’s a list of what’s 4K HDR ready
The most important three days on the Australian gaming community calendar are here again at last. Now in it’s third year, PAX Australia has become the nation’s premiere festival for every corner of the gaming hobby. From tabletop to virtual reality, if you love games then PAX loves you. If you’re having trouble deciding what to do or see at this year’s show, we’ve put together a few of our must-see events to help you out. Continue reading Our picks for what to do and where to be at PAX AUS 2015
This week back in 1985, Nintendo took their first steps into the world North American and European world of home computer games with the release of the NES, the Nintendo Entertainment System.... Continue Reading
Brimming with crucial social and political issues, the canvas of the ‘hood film’ has provided film directors with a vast array of meaning for decades, ever since Colors and Do the Right Thing were released to critical acclaim in the 1980s. Almost always bleak, the ‘hood film’, which predominantly deals with African-American and Hispanic-American populated neighbourhoods, may not be one of the most frequented film genres of the 21st century, but it remains one of the most important, and when it’s done right the results are impactful, emotional, and eye-opening, conveying the human condition in a cycle of gang culture, drug culture, racism, broken families, and more.... Continue Reading