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The Top 5 Games of April and May (and your chance to win one!)

Here we are again with the top five most searched for games on PriceSpy New Zealand for the months of April and May 2021. To my surprise, most of them released last year! Coming in at number one is the absolute stunner Ghost of Tsushima. This near masterpiece is universally adored, and is apparently still o...

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Twist

It begins with, “There’s no singing, no dancing. And definitely no happy ending.” Damn. I like all those three things. I love Oliver Twist the musical and can do an excellent rendition of Fagin’s “Be Back Soon” if no one is watching. But I was also intrigued enough to che...

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Meh

Made in Italy

I’d always wanted to see what Flight of the Conchords’ Bret McKenzie would be like in a non-comedic romantic role. Well, this wasn’t it, just in case you’re wondering. But it’s close. Bret’s body double -also known as Micheál Richardson- plays Jack, an art gallery owner. ...

Win yourself two of 2020’s best games thanks to PriceSpy!

It’s 2021, and a fine opportunity to grab some of the best games of 2020 now that they’ve finally sunk in price. Take Ghost of Tsushima for example. Despite coming out over six months ago, last month it was the most searched-for game on PriceSpy! This might have something to do with a late price...

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Music – a film by Sia

You might be forgiven for thinking this is a musical, or at least one giant music video. I mean, with Sia at the director’s helm, you already know what to expect. Dancing? Check. Surrealist sets? Check. Maddie Ziegler? MOST DEFINITELY. What I didn’t expect is how this film takes on some pretty difficu...

A PriceSpy Christmas Gift!

Hands up if you’re a last minute Christmas shopper! If New Zealand were a room of 10 people and you raised your hand, two other people would have raised their hand with you. And one of them would have been me. Yep, according to a survey done on PriceSpy‘s behalf, 28% of Kiwis admit they will be ...

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Good

Ottolenghi and the Cakes of Versailles

At first, the premise of this was so confusing to me. Don’t get me wrong. There is nothing I don’t love about all three concepts: Yotam Ottolenghi. His reverent approach to food is something that has always stood out to me. When this master of middle-eastern food steps into any kitchen, his zen-...

When Jaz met the PS5

Today I had the pleasure of meeting the PlayStation 5. Yes, that’s right. I sat in a room and held the controller of one of only three consoles in all of New Zealand. And I gotta say, it was flipping cool! We didn’t get to see any of the UI or home screen or anything, but we did play a demo of A...

The games we yearned for in September, and your chance to win one of them!

New Zealand spent the month of September in lockdown, and I was definitely one of the sad people looking up games that might just cheer me up. Our friends at PriceSpy looked at our search trends for September and have listed the top five games we looked up. About a year after release, Nintendo’s Ring ...

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...

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