Nintendo Switch: What we’d like to see

March 1, 2017

Like its predecessors, the Nintendo Switch is a console with an awful lot of potential. Its portable screen and multi-format controllers mean that the door to any number of innovative new game and app design ideas has been flung wide open. Here now, in no particular order, are a ways the Nintendo Switch could innovate […]

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The Iris’ 2016 Game of the Year Countdown: The Top 10

December 16, 2016

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 […]

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The Iris’ 2016 Game of the Year Countdown: The 5 Biggest Letdowns

December 15, 2016

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 […]

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Picking up a PS4 Pro on Thursday? Here’s a list of what’s 4K HDR ready

November 8, 2016

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 […]

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Our picks for what to do and where to be at PAX AUS 2015

October 30, 2015

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 […]

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Happy 30th birthday to the NES! (Plus our Top 10 Must-Play NES Games)

October 21, 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

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The Strength of Street Knowledge: Our favourite ‘Hood Films’ of all time

September 10, 2015

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

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