Did you know that potions are actually drugs?

Did you know that potions are actually drugs?

We Happy Few’s recent reclassification by the Australian Classification Review Board has me thinking about drugs in games.
By Alayna Cole Jul 16 2018, 11:18AM
Review: It Will Be Hard

Review: It Will Be Hard

A very adult branching comic... but not that kind of comic.
By Alayna Cole Jul 12 2018, 11:53AM
ArenaNet: We want developers to be passionate - until we don’t

ArenaNet: We want developers to be passionate - until we don’t

When gamers are told that they come before game developers, the industry becomes intolerable.
By Alayna Cole Jul 9 2018, 10:49AM
Cute, free games I found on itch.io - JULY EDITION

Cute, free games I found on itch.io - JULY EDITION

Go, play, and maybe donate if you enjoy yourself!
By Alayna Cole Jul 2 2018, 11:04AM
Mu Cartographer is about teamwork, not competition

Mu Cartographer is about teamwork, not competition

Games that help us work together are important.
By Alayna Cole Jun 28 2018, 11:55AM
Not everyone should make games...

Not everyone should make games...

…but it’s important that anyone could!
By Alayna Cole Jun 25 2018, 11:33AM
Cute, free games I found on itch.io this month

Cute, free games I found on itch.io this month

Go, play, and maybe donate if you enjoy yourself!
By Alayna Cole Jun 19 2018, 12:36PM
Review: Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery

Review: Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery

Your memories of the series deserve a WHOLE lot better than this.
By Alayna Cole Jun 5 2018, 12:37PM
And just like that, Pokémon Go is good again

And just like that, Pokémon Go is good again

And I have been playing A LOT OF IT - and I feel better for it.
By Alayna Cole May 21 2018, 1:09PM
Tala launches on Kickstarter, again

Tala launches on Kickstarter, again

We talk with Tala's creator about crowdfunding pitfalls and how to launch an indie game.
By Alayna Cole May 14 2018, 11:34AM
Stardew Valley and self-care

Stardew Valley and self-care

A game all about work/life balance has a lot to teach us about making that work in our own lives...
By Alayna Cole May 9 2018, 12:55PM
Review: A Moment Between Us

Review: A Moment Between Us

Part audiobook, part co-op game, but certainly unique.
By Alayna Cole Apr 9 2018, 12:54PM
De-prioritising combat is an important trend in gaming

De-prioritising combat is an important trend in gaming

Shooting people in the face is fun and all, but games can be so much more...
By Alayna Cole Apr 3 2018, 12:39PM
Why I love fishing mini games

Why I love fishing mini games

One fish, two fish, three fish, more...
By Alayna Cole Mar 29 2018, 10:46AM
Insight into the Game Developers Conference

Insight into the Game Developers Conference

It may be the 'world's largest' event of its kind, but it's far from the most accessible.
By Alayna Cole Mar 28 2018, 1:33PM
Review: Florence

Review: Florence

It may be short, but this new mobile game is definitely (bitter) sweet.
By Alayna Cole Mar 5 2018, 10:37AM
Ex-Bioware writer David Gaider on representation in games

Ex-Bioware writer David Gaider on representation in games

The man best known for making Dragon Age a ground-breaking game in terms of queer diversity talks about how the fight isn't over yet.
By Alayna Cole Dec 7 2017, 12:05PM
Wolfenstein II-themed protest planned for Milo Yiannopoulos event

Wolfenstein II-themed protest planned for Milo Yiannopoulos event

Alt-right poster boy heads down under - and gamers say 'nope!'.
By Alayna Cole, David Hollingworth Nov 30 2017, 6:33PM
Falling in love again: We play Horizon Zero Dawn's Frozen Wilds DLC

Falling in love again: We play Horizon Zero Dawn's Frozen Wilds DLC

With the release of Horizon Zero Dawn’s The Frozen Wilds DLC, I was recently able to dive back into one of the most incredible game experiences of my life...
By Alayna Cole Nov 28 2017, 11:37AM
Diversity on the PAX Australia 2017 showfloor

Diversity on the PAX Australia 2017 showfloor

At PAX Australia 2017, I was excited to see a show floor full of developers who are passionate about representation and diversity, which is reflected in the ways they talk about their games and teams.
By Alayna Cole Nov 22 2017, 11:14AM