Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice developer Ninja Theory revealed that the game had outsold their expectations. Posting on Twitter, Ninja Theory announced that Hellblade had sold 500,000 copies in three months. That figure means that the title has already generated a profit ahead of schedule and expectations. In its final development diary, Ninja Theory staff discuss the development, […]
Non-profit organisation, CheckPoint has announced that it is launching its brand-new mental-health community, GamerMates. GamerMates is an initiative aimed at helping gamers find and connect with like-minded people to play with. The community is designed to help gamers of all ages and locations improve their mental wellbeing. GamerMates features tiered membership levels with a range […]
Sexuality isn’t a choice. At least, in the real world. But when it comes to role-playing-games players are typically given an amount of agency over their character. This occasionally extends to who their character would prefer to have a romantic dalliance with. In the case of Life Is Strange: Before the Storm, players are invited […]
Two separate studies have found that videogames may be an effective treatment for depression. The first, a joint study between the University of Washington and the University of California San Francisco, has found that videogames may be more effective at treating late life depression than traditional therapies. Published in the journal ‘Depression and Anxiety,’ the […]
In early December, the PSX event celebrated everything Sony. It was the usual parade of trailers, hype and marketing, but towards the end of the weekend there was a panel that was different from the rest. It was a quiet milestone for gaming, as it was the first time a major publisher or developer had […]
Watch_Dogs 2 exists within a universe where personal privacy no longer exists. Where corporations, the government, your friends and family can access information about you; devoid of context. In this world, it’s easy to make assessments, judgements and assumptions about a person while ignoring who they really are. Marcus Holloway (aka Retr0) and the San […]
Article may contain spoilers for MGS V, Haunting Grounds, Final Fantasy VIII, Dark Souls and Fallout series. — EDITOR’S NOTE: With the release of Watch_Dogs 2 I asked Tahlia to prepare a piece about dogs and their importance to players and people. — You know when you’re watching a horror movie, you see a dog and you’re […]
In Sydney on October 27, the Sony Foundation hosted its biggest annual fundraiser, Wharf4Ward. Some of Sony’s biggest musical acts performed in support of youth cancer program You Can and helped raise a record breaking $1.1 million. The event included a takeover of the restaurants along Wolloomooloo Wharf and saw 800 guests from all walks […]
We’ve all dealt with bullies and bullying in our lives. At school, at work, at home and even with our friends. Bullying is something that seems like it should be easily stopped, when in reality it’s deeply ingrained in our society. The unfortunate reality is that bullying is unlikely to go away any time soon, […]
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