Zed Games host Razor plays through Hand of Fate (Early Access) and provides some initial impressions.
We chat in-studio with Jason Stark, the co-founder and co-director of Disparity Games (a family games studio based in Noosa, Queensland). We talk about the Kickstarter campaign for “Ninja Pizza Girl” – a game about bullying, depression, and teenage ninjas who deliver pizzas! We also touch on the challenge of balancing family and work when both are the same, the regrets of “Run Fatty, Run” and Razor nearly ruins the whole interview by opening his big mouth.
Aired 23 July 2014
Platform: PC, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3, PS4, PS Vita, iOS, Android, Ouya, Kindle Fire HDX
Developer: Telltale Games
Australian rating: R18+
The second series of Telltale’s Walking Dead game stars a new protagonist: 10-year-old Clementine. If you thought having a child hero might involve toning things down from the previous season’s tough choices and brutality, the first episode proves you very wrong. It’s not long before survivors are turning on each other and zombies having their heads collapsed, and at one point Clem has to suture a serious wound. I’ve never found it so hard to perform a simple click and drag as I did when pushing that needle.
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.