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Pick Up Quick!

New Zealand has always been a place where dreams come true, and now a little piece of New Zealand exists within Dreams. Pick Up Quick! is a new video game where you can explore virtual versions of iconic Kiwi beaches. Like their real life counterparts, these pixelated paradises are tarnished by cigarette bu...

6 Games where you are expected to die and how that dying feels, as described on Schmidt’s sting pain index

Games are often hard and because they are hard you will sometimes die. Dying doesn’t feel very good and being stung by an insect also doesn’t feel very good. Using this logic, and with the support of these studies (Naomi I. Eisenberger, et al. and Ethan Kross et al, 2011) that show mental pain is as real as...

Win an $80 LEGO voucher thanks to PriceSpy!

One of the benefits of lockdown, I personally found, was that suddenly I was spending a whole lot less on food, which meant I had a whole lot more money to spend on other things. Like Sims 4 expansion packs. It appears that either other people found themselves in a similar situation, or realised how sick th...

“The Future of Gaming” according to the PS5

Today, alongside a multitude of great-looking games, Sony revealed the PlayStation 5 for the first time. Let me just cut straight to the chase. Here it is, in all its beautiful glory: Other than the reveal, the only new thing we really learned about the PS5 is that there will be two versions: one with a dis...

Win Some Lockdown Loot! PriceSpy’s Top Games for February

We’re in lockdown, and maybe things are looking a little gloomy. So PriceSpy has stepped in to give you a little something to look forward to when all this sitting around is done! Yep, thanks to the wonderfully impartial price comparison site, you are getting the chance to win one of five games (and y...

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Charlie’s Angels (Blu-Ray)

So 2019’s Charlie’s Angels didn’t fare so well under the critics’ spotlight. Some called it mediocre, thoughtless and just plain bad. But I, for one, LOVED it. In fact, I’m probably going to cop a lot of flack for saying this, but hell it’s true. I’m not ashamed. It...

People love Pokémon more than PlayStation (Also you could WIN a game!)

PriceSpy has given us the downlow on the most popular games Kiwis searched for in January 2020, and things were a little bit different than usual. As one might think, PlayStation typically wins out the top 5, with the occasional Switch game slipping in. (Sorry Xbox, maybe this year will be different?) But a...

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Happy Chinese New Year: The Secret of Nimh

Well it’s the year of the Rat, a year that symbolises wealth and fertility! To tell the truth, I hope any year with its animal would have those two columns for me to sign my name in. But here we are, 2020, The Rat.  We are used to a western perspective of the rat. It’s a bad news animal with good reaso...

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Song of Bloom

I feel like I know what to expect from developer Kamibox. Whimsical death. Physics-based letter games. And the strange but brilliant concept of throwing bacon on stuff. Opening up Song of Bloom though, I get the feeling that I’m about to encounter something completely different. The game centres aroun...

Rise of Skywalker: An Ode to Leia

Star Wars has always been an integral part of my life – to the point that I have a tattoo of Leia/Carrie Fisher proudly displayed on my forearm. I’m far from alone in this love  and I’m far from alone in my love for Carrie Fisher. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is a not so gentle reminder that women...

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The Gentlemen: More Fun than Should be Allowed

So here’s me trying to convince my friend to come see The Gentlemen with me. I send him the trailer link accompanied by this message, “I love this director but I honestly, I can’t understand too much of the plot.” Friend writes back. “Oh wow, that IS my type of movie.” Th...

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Tim’s Star Wars Countdown #7 – Oh My Dear Friend, How I’ve Missed You

I was so excited for The Force Awakens back in 2015. I went to the midnight premiere in Albany with a good friend and my sister. I was in my Jedi costume (Luke Skywalker in Return of the Jedi) and there were hundreds of people filling the cinema, all as excited in their own costumes or Star Wars themed clot...

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