Author: @dantheinternut

Retro Rocks Review: Kick And Run

The year was 1989… Pre-1990 World Cup… I was 15 years old… Every school holidays that year, me and my scaly mates would make a big venture into the city to catch a flick and hit the arcade. I don’t remember too much about the flicks we saw, but I do remember the one game that me and said scaly mates would flock to at every opportunity we had. The one… the only… Kick And Run. Now, it’s not much to look at now… it wasn’t even really back then… but there was one thing about this game that,...

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Fighting Back For Fortnite

Look, we’ve made no secret of our outrage around all this fake news surrounding Fortnite. And it turns out we’re not alone… well bloody played Kitty Flanagan. A couple of weeks back,  Pete let fly at the Today show about the Fortnite attack. Anyhoo, turns out there’s a few of us now sticking up for Fortnite and sticking it to the fake news brigade. We found this little nugget of gold from Kitty Flanagan on The Weekly With Charlie Pickering… it’s 10000% on point. Isn’t it so true… we particularly love the football comparison. Classic! Written by:...

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Hey EA And Konami… Take Note Of The Socceroos!!!!

The Socceroos performance so far in the 2018 World Cup got me thinking about a chat I had with Pete Curulli in a MUCH earlier edition of the Game On AUS podcast. Now – I’m writing this assuming that EA’s FIFA ranks Australia the same way that Konami’s Pro Evo Soccer does… as in, not very high. For years now, in the various editions of Pro Evo that I’ve owned (yep, I’m one of the rare PES people), whenever I play as Australia, the team is usually really shit house. Like, next level shit house. Sure, there’s a potential...

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Hey Optus? Where’s The Apology To Gamers?

So… there’s a pretty major sports tournament that’s going on at the moment. You might have heard of it? The World Cup? The soccer and gaming have had a close relationship for many a year now. FIFA (and to a lesser extent, PES) are probably the most popular sporting video games on the planet, so we are going somewhere with this, trust me. My old mates at Optus have been in the shit of late, because there were reportedly serious issues with regards of Optus’s failure to stream World Cup games that people had paid good money to receive....

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Retro Rocks Review: Bubble Bobble

I’m taking you on a journey that tells the story of two little guys that could… two school kids who looked impossible in the eye and said “it can be done”… The game was Bubble Bobble. Now, before the credible gamers amongst us almost spit out their Mountain Dew in disgust (BUBBLE BOBBLE?), let me state that Bubble Bobble was truly one of the great platformers on the Commodore 64. So simple… so clever… so bloody addictive. Back in the late ’80s or so, my brother (Damian) and I sat down with this game, on the aforementioned Commodore 64,...

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