Taste Test.

Time for another opinion piece! Sucked in! A few months back I decided to bite the bullet and move back into the PC gaming space. I’ve been almost exclusively playing 360 and PS3 since 2007, when the 360 launched and my last PC finally gave up the ghost after one to many shitty upgrade attempts … Continue reading

Nick VS Rage Girl: The Interview.

Below is the transcript for the interview I conducted with RageGirl for my recent article on the Gender “Invasion” currently taking place in the Gaming community.  She is awesome, you really need to visit her blog.  She’s funny and swears alot. It’s a pretty lonf read, so don’t feel like you need to read the … Continue reading

The Female Gamer Invasion: They’re Already Here!

By Nick Monfries. In July 2011, Bond University conducted its bi-annual Digital Australia survey. Nestled amongst the various stats was the startling rise in the proportion of female gamers – in the six years between 2005 and 2011, their percentage of what is widely perceived to be a ‘boy’s club’ has risen from 38 percent, … Continue reading

TAFE Media Project Diary Pt 5: Fire! (CONTACT!)

Today I emailed three of my contacts for interviews.  Expecting to hear back from them within the week. Then I’ll be well on the way to hammering my way through to the end of the Project. What a relief! I’m really keen to just get stuck in and get it done.  The creative juices are … Continue reading

TAFE Media Project Diary Pt 4: At The Jump Off Line (AKA Advance To Contact).

So I’ve gotten one fifth of my Media Project done and dusted and in the next two days will have three more parts (all interviews) of it firmed up. I’m planning on doing an interview a week with the story/article completed by the week after. Two of the interviews will be in Sydney and the … Continue reading

Dad Stuff…

It’s been a good long while since I did a nice and easy opinion piece, so I thought that today of all days might be a good time to take a deep breath and get some thoughts down on paper. Er. Screen? Whatever. It was not long ago that I was asked a pretty interesting … Continue reading

War Thunder 1.29 (Review).

This post originally appeared on AussieGameGeek. Check them out, they are devastatingly handsome. Oh Facebook. If it wasn’t for one of your annoying targeted advertisements that appears on the side of the news feed in Facebook I never would have heard of War Thunder, Gaijin Entertainment’s ambitious MMO which is “dedicated to World War 2 … Continue reading

Tiger Woods PGA Tour 14 (Review).

This review originally appeared on AussieGameGeek.com.au – Those purveyors of all that is worth knowing in gaming and suppliers of my review copies. Give them a look, they are a great bunch of guys! Before you read this review, consider this awesome Penny Arcade 3 panel. http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2013/04/05 Checked it out? Good. It pretty much nails … Continue reading

Nick and Antoni VS Bladerunner (Interviews).

Myself and Antoni from the Diploma class took to the streets of Sydney looking for Replicants.  There wasn’t much rain and no C-Beams glittering off of Tannhauser Gates, just some very confused citizens.