Everything can be different, Beauty is the same.

By Dan Waterman It was surprising to me how language, culture and taste can be so different, but despite the differences, this place is actually very familiar. A regular pharmacy like any other back home, with shelves lined with little cardboard boxes of pills. I look around as my mum tries to communicate what sheContinue reading “Everything can be different, Beauty is the same.”

The Slow Death of the Mainstream Cinema

By Dan Waterman Lockdown has changed my viewing habits and the home movie experience is my go-to with cinemas being more of a luxury. Like most of Victoria, I have recently started to experience cabin-fever while locked at home, with only my hour of outdoor exercise as the only comfort in my day of sittingContinue reading “The Slow Death of the Mainstream Cinema”

The Betrayal of the Nintendo PlayStation

This is a narrative history piece. While based on real events it has been embellished. Ken Kutaragi sat in his Chicago hotel room staring dumbstruck at his newspaper. “Nintendo-Philips Deal Is a Slap at Sony” read the headline. Kutaragi stood on stage at the 1991 Summer Consumer Entertainment show only a few days ago toContinue reading “The Betrayal of the Nintendo PlayStation”

Is Microsoft Trying to Beat the Competition by Buying Them Out?

Microsoft has recently been on a bit of a buying spree, like a stereotypical teenage girl at a shopping centre who buys every cute top they see on sale. Xbox Game Studios has increased their roster by adding smaller studios such as Compulsion Games (We Happy Few) and Obsidien Entertainment (The Outer Worlds). Presumably, thisContinue reading “Is Microsoft Trying to Beat the Competition by Buying Them Out?”

Super Mario 3D All-Stars Review: Super Mario 64

No you didn’t read that wrong. In the year of our lord 2020 I am reviewing the 1996 classic platformer, Super Mario 64. More specifically I am reviewing the re-release of it in the Super Mario 3D All-Stars bundle for the Nintendo Switch. For those of you who don’t know, Super Mario 64 was aContinue reading “Super Mario 3D All-Stars Review: Super Mario 64”

Will Microsoft’s ‘Project XCloud’ Fail Like Stadia?

By Daniel Waterman There’s been a lot of talk over the past few years about gaming following in the footsteps of video and music and game streaming services will be the future. Microsoft has recently announced that their streaming service, Project XCloud, will be coming to their Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription service. With thisContinue reading “Will Microsoft’s ‘Project XCloud’ Fail Like Stadia?”