Month: January 2018

Retro Rocks Review: Wings

Pete and I have talked about some of the very special games that left imprints in our tiny little gaming minds, and for this Retro Rocks Review, this is one game that changed my life. Cinemaware’s Wings… This game, set in World War 1, took you on a journey that started with your recruitment to the airforce to pilot a Biplane… In doing so, in a loose sort of way it took you through the events and happenings of World War 1, therefore educating you on the so called ‘Great War’. For long time listeners of the podcast, you...

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Retro Rocks Review: One On One

Let’s go back to the mid-80s… and to arguably one of the greatest basketball games in its time… the great One On One. Featuring Larry Bird and Dr J, of course. Now, I’m guessing most of you reading this wouldn’t even know what a Dr J is, but before the halcyon days of Michael Jordan and Magic Johnson, Dr J was one of the best basketballers on the planet. So was Larry Bird… hence this magic title on the Commodore 64. From my recollection, this game was amazing in its time. Highly responsive, bloody fun to play and, if...

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Lamotte’s Review: Dota 2

Written by Game On AUS community member Adam “Bruce L33t” Lamotte! “All heroes in Dota take a lot of finesse to play them well, but some have very straight forward abilities and play styles that will help a new player play them well.” – Kevin “Purge” Godec  A word to your mum, online games involving people will be irregular, complex and sometimes salty. I won’t be covering that in my review. We have all experienced it and know what it is. I like to keep my reviews positive and honest. I’ve played a lot of DOTA 2, in fact...

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Lamotte’s Review: Fornite Battle Royale

Written by Game On AUS community member Adam “Bruce L33t” Lamotte! “What have we built here lads?” – Jack Frags “Yeah you’ve built that fucking thing from the end of the Labyrinth film, when they’re in the maze” – Tommy Rage From: MAKING ART – Fortnite: Battle Royale by Jack Frags (Youtube) A word to your mum, online games involving people will be irregular, complex and sometimes salty. I won’t be covering that in my review. We have all experienced it and know what it is. I like to keep my reviews positive and honest. Battle Royale by Epic...

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Lamotte’s Review: Limbo by Play Dead

Written by Game On AUS community member – Adam “Bruce L33t” Lamotte! With the pay-to-win controversy just fading out of memory, it was a nice reminder of what a game could be when the player’s experience was at the forefront of the developers’ minds. It’s a rare event to be left feeling empty and directionless after finishing a game. It’s a rolling “What should I do with my life now” feeling. It’s a similar feeling when you finish a great T.V series as it takes a while to move on. Limbo is also a duality of haunting and dark...

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