Razor gets acquainted with EA Sports UFC (PS4/XB1).
Lee provides some first impressions of sci-fi MMO Wildstar (PC).
Aired 16 July 2014
The Zed Games team chat with Maude Garrett , radio/TV presenter and creator of Geek Bomb. We cover all sorts of ground including how she started the gaming/geek website Geek Bomb, her favourite game of all time, her professional photo-bombing career and which A-list celebrities are closet gamers.
Alanah reviews Sniper Elite 3. We end up talking about shooting Nazis in the testicles for around 15 minutes.
Aired 9 July 2014.
The Zed Games crew have an in-studio chat with Scott Dickson, the one-man film crew behind Rodney Fickle: Online Athlete. Filmed around Brisbane and the Gold Coast on a modest budget over 50 weekends, the film tells the story of an ordinary man who puts everything on the line to follow his dream of becoming a professional competitive gamer.
Jody reviews Blockstorm, a first-person shooter set in a world of destructible blocks.
Aired 2 July 2014
Alanah Pearce reviews Tomodachi Life, Nintendo’s “life-simulator” (3DS).
We celebrate Sonic the Hedgehog‘s 23rd birthday with a Sonic trivia quiz!
Alanah previews the haunting WW1 game, Valiant Hearts: The Great War (PC/360/XBONE/PS3/PS4)
Aired 25 June 2014
Jody Macgregor investigates Murdered: Soul Suspect , a supernatural murder mystery. (PC/PS4/PS3/XBONE/X360)
Razor goes hands on with Destiny (First Look Alpha)
Please note that the date for the commencement of the Destiny beta is given incorrectly as July 27. The actual date is July 17 for PS4/PS3 and July 23 for XBONE/X360.
Aired 18 June 2014
This week: Alanah and Razor cut through layers upon layers of media hype to provide a thorough analysis of Watch Dogs. (PC/PS3/PS4/360/XB1)
Plus, a preview of the forthcoming Magic: The Gathering Duels of the Planeswalkers 2014.
Aired 4 June 2014.
Marketing and public relations is a huge part of the video game industry. When it goes right, your game/product can rise to phenomenal heights. When it goes wrong, the results can be spectacular.
To help us understand some the biggest PR blunders in modern gaming history, we’re joined by Cameron Davis - industry veteran and author of Blow The Cartridge.
Jody reviews Sir, You Are Being Hunted.
Aired 21 May 2014
Platform: PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
Developer: Airtight Games
Australian classification: M
My favourite thing about Murdered: Soul Suspect is the cigarette. The main character, Detective Ronan O’Connor, has this hip bartender look: trilby, waistcoat, tattoos, stubble, nicotine addiction. I’m pretty sure he sold me a Corona once and was polite enough not to sneer. But he’s dead now, and also a detective – a ghost detective who has to solve his own murder before he can move on. Since he was smoking when he was attacked he’s still smoking now. At a couple of dramatic moments he flicks that ethereal ciggie away and moments later it’s back in his mouth again, eternally half-finished. Just like he’s stuck wearing that hat until it comes back into fashion, he’s stuck with that smoke, which is maybe a commentary on addiction or just a cool little detail in a game that’s full of them.
Here’s another one. It’s set in Salem, Massachusetts, the town still infamous for its witch trials of over 300 years ago. The locals must be as sick of everyone bringing them up as Australians are of convict jokes. Being a religious place, all Salem’s buildings are consecrated, meaning ghosts can’t cross the thresholds and Ronan has to wait for someone to open a door like a cat who wants to be let in. Many of the town’s old structures have left ghosts of themselves behind as well; you’ll see burning spectral ruins where an old house caught fire, or an overturned cart in the middle of the street. The consecrated walls and ghostly leftovers force you to be creative in crossing town from one crime scene to the next, and also happen to look great. The old Salem overlaps with the new like the scabs of history refusing to heal.