Zed Games Podcast Episode 374

e3 special! We present to you our thoughts on the 2017 Electronic Entertainment Expo. Bea talks us through the Australian-made mobile title Monument Valley 2.  Aired 14 June 2017.  

Zed Games Podcast – Episode 293

In studio: Candi Payne, Razor and Jody Macgregor. This week we talk about two episodic games that have recently concluded: first, a photography student makes reality changing mistakes as she grapples with her newfound ability to control time in Life Is Strange. Telltale Games presents Tales From The Borderlands, a hilarious game set in a […]

The Sound of Silent: Music in Silent Hill


There are jobs monkeys can do, and then there are jobs you can’t give to a monkey because the soul-smashing tedium would be considered a form of animal cruelty. Scanning the items on supermarket shelves to make sure they all have the right price was one of those soul-smashing tedium jobs – just empty aisles […]

Skyrim Travelogue: A Little Rain Never Hurt No One


There’s a popular Skyrim mod called Frostfall I’ve had installed for a while. It takes all those background weather effects, the snow and rain and fog, and pushes them into the foreground where you can’t help but notice them. It achieves this by letting them kill you. You know that expression “a little rain never hurt […]

Opinion: Why I’ll Be Saying “No Thanks” To The Elder Scrolls Online

  The Elder Scrolls games have always strived to deliver – largely with success – expansive, open, fantasy worlds and the ability to explore them in your own way. For me, this epitomises the function of video games in my life: the ability to temporarily leave the day-to-day troubles of my life behind and enter […]

Zoo Tycoon: The Age Problem

It’s fairly odd that one of the Xbox One’s exclusive launch titles is a new Zoo Tycoon game – but not because the Tycoon franchise isn’t popular, and the games are certainly fun. Zoo Tycoon’s biggest flaw, and what makes it questionable as a launch title, is it’s seemingly blatant disregard for a very basic […]

A Guide to BF4’s Commander Mode (PS4)

It is said that a good leader does not simply lead. A good leader inspires. A good leader can take any ragtag assembly of layabouts and transform them into a steel python, ready to strike on command. But we’re not commanding soldiers here. We’re commanding Battlefield 4 players. So forget all of that, and for […]

Alice’s Adventures In The Shivering Isles: Part 8

Alice’s Adventures In The Shivering Isles: Part 8 End At The Ending In part seven of this diary, Alice discovered that Sheogorath (the prince of madness) and Jyggalag, (the god of order) were actually the same person, a twist so shocking it could be used as electroconvulsive therapy. Then Jyggalag took over Sheogorath’s body so […]

Alice’s Adventures In The Shivering Isles: Part 7

Alice’s Adventures In The Shivering Isles: Part 7  Putting Him Together Again In part six of this diary, Alice chose a side in the conflict between Mania and Dementia that divides the Shivering Isles. She plumped for Mania, siding with the Golden Saints in their battle with the Dark Seducers because, honestly, look at those […]

Alice’s Adventures In The Shivering Isles: Part 6

Alice’s Adventures In The Shivering Isles: Part 6 A Question Of Eating & Drinking In part five of this diary, Alice met two members of the ruling class of the Shivering Isles: Thadon, the Duke of Mania, and Syl, the Duchess of Dementia. They were precisely as crazy as those titles make them sound. All […]