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Melbourne would fare better than Sydney in a zombie apocalypse according to new State of Decay 2 study

If you’re a researcher, it must be fun when PR comes to you with a dopey pitch. I’m sure the Centre for Disease Management and Public Safety at Melbourne University had a great time with Xbox ANZ’s pitch for a study to promote State of Decay 2. Its focus: “How would cities in Australia and New Zealand fare in a zombie apocalypse?” Good news, there’s no actual zombie apocalypse in progress because we’d be properly boned if there was. The bad news? The baby boomers want to go it alone and the rest of us would all probably have to move to Darwin. Continue reading Melbourne would fare better than Sydney in a zombie apocalypse according to new State of Decay 2 study

Games Review: State of Decay 2 (Xbox One, 2018): All work, no play

There is an easy way to tell if State of Decay 2 is going to be your thing or not. How do you react when you realise a game feels like bloody hard work? Do you dig in or do you check out? If you tend to dig in, then chances are you’ll find loads to like about State of Decay 2. If you tend to check out, you will probably find yourself bouncing off it pretty hard. Continue reading Games Review: State of Decay 2 (Xbox One, 2018): All work, no play

Games Preview: State of Decay 2 (Xbox One/PC, 2018): Survival of the fittest

“When we announced State of Decay 2 last year, we were prepared for cries of ‘Do we really need another zombie game?'” says Undead Labs founder Jeff Strain during his short intro to our little group of games journos at Soultrap Bar in Surry Hills. “Our answer was yes.” It’s the kind of emphatic ‘yes’ I’ve heard before, the kind that only comes from creatives pitching an idea they really believe in. It’s the yes of someone who sees the not only the value, but the point of difference in what they’re trying to make. Strain isn’t wrong to insist his game is different. Within the zombie survival genre, State of Decay 2 is doing things you don’t see that often. Continue reading Games Preview: State of Decay 2 (Xbox One/PC, 2018): Survival of the fittest