Tagged: For Your Ears Only

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question-marksAfter taking umbrage at some of the issues raised at our ‘Why So Serious’ panel at PAX, we grabbed Mark Ankucic from Dusty Cartridge to elaborate on the difficulties breaking into the games industry as part of the up and coming new breed. Heated debating ensues. Continue reading “For Your Ears Only: Much Ankucic About Nothing” »

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nerd_vs_geek_by_shinigamisgem-d46pmxjCan’t we all just get along? There are enough four letter words used to insult and humiliate, but geeks and nerds still feel the need to draw up battle lines and even argue what defines each side. Isn’t it time to put aside the hate and collaborate? Continue reading “For Your Ears Only: Geeks vs. nerds and four letter words” »

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Continuing our mammoth dissection of BioShock Infinite with Mark Ankucic from Dusty Cartridge we look at the nature of fate, illusion of free will and the weight the consequences of choice brings with it. As with the previous post, there be spoilers ahead. Continue reading “For Your Ears Only: Spoiling BioShock lnfinite – part II with Mark Ankucic” »

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BioShock Infinite deserves more than just a mere podcast review. It needs discussion and contemplation of its implications, so we sat down for an epic chin wag with our pal Mark Ankucic from Dusty Cartridge. Ye be warned, there be spoilers ahead. Continue reading “For Your Ears Only: Spoiling BioShock lnfinite – part I with Mark Ankucic” »

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imagesFollowing on from the first part of this For Your Ears Only special on accountability Josh, Dave and Dusty Cartridge’s Mark Ankucic continue to explore the notion of responsibility. The guys discuss the obligation of reviewers to what you should expect from a developer’s finished product.  Continue reading “For Your Ears Only: Is there enough accountability in the games industry? – part II with Mark Ankucic” »

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Blame-GameAccountability. It’s something which permeates through every facet of the games industry. From a reviewer’s responsibility to accurately describe their gaming experiences to the developer’s to manufacture and deliver a finished product, but is it taken far enough or have we let slide? Continue reading “For Your Ears Only: Is there enough accountability in the games industry? – part I with Mark Ankucic” »

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suspectThis episode PAX Australia’s Guy ‘Yug’ Blomberg posed an interesting question, is the way games are reviewed still relevant? Josh, Dave and Yug take and in-depth look at the reviewing process and contemplate separate reviews for titles with single and multiplayer components. Continue reading “For Your Ears Only: Is the way games are reviewed still relevant? – with Guy ‘Yug’ Blomberg” »

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boozeBefore online gaming was the norm Friday nights for rawDLC would involve a crew of mates, some cold brews and a massive selection of party games for entertainment. The lads grab Guy ‘Yug’ Blomberg to thoroughly investigate the best drinking and party games to play while sloshed! Continue reading “For Your Ears Only: Best party games to play when you’re drunk- with Guy ‘Yug’ Blomberg” »

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horror_in_gaming_thumbThere’s been a little backlash thrown toward Dead Space 3 for supposedly not bringing enough scares to the fold. We grabbed horror film writer Anthony O’Connor to dissect what horror is and why are gamers so quick to judge what should and shouldn’t be part of the genre. Continue reading “For Your Ears Only: Are gamers too quick to pigeonhole horror? – with Anthony O’Connor” »

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mecha-hitler_wolfenstein_3dThere are several schools of thought to end of stage or game bosses. If they’re too tough they run the risk of frustrating and killing the gameplay experience. Too easy or quick time event based and they lack the appropriate impact. Can there be a happy medium between the two? Continue reading “For Your Ears Only – Are boss battles still cutting the mustard? – with Anthony O’Connor” »