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Videogames Are A Great Storytelling Medium

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  ‘Are videogames art?’ This is all you need to say to stir the pot in the gaming community. Ask them; are videogames on the same level as film, novels, or television? Some vehemently say yes. ‘Of course they are’. But the rest? ‘No, they’re just for entertainment.’ ‘It doesn’t matter. Videogames are a waste of time.’ ‘You don’t play games for the story.’ But I do. As a child I was obsessed with The Sims 2, an infamous sim game where you take control of the lives of virtual people (or Sims). It’s a game entirely without plot, but
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In Conversation with Client Liaison

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Known for their patriotic fervour, irresistibly moveable tunes and piss-taking sensibilities, Client Liaison is a group that will need little introduction to a student readership. For a band that is so inseparably glued to their visual style, it feels particularly inelegant to conduct an interview over the phone. Monte Morgan, the group’s vocalist, is the sole voice on the other end of the line. It’s also telling of Client Liaison’s humility that they’d agree to an interview with a student publication at this stage of their career (Morgan also tells me he believes this to be the only interview the
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The Price of Gaming

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My partner and I recently made the pilgrimage to EB Games in Chadstone. Not to buy anything, but to cancel our pre-order for the Nintendo Switch, Nintendo’s newest console. We looked at our respective bank accounts and decided we couldn’t justify the $500 that the system would cost us. $500 is rent for a month, or the bills for half a year, or a year of myki money. Choices like this are common for us; we’ve picked a hobby that costs money. It just feels like video games cost so damn much. In truth, gaming has always been expensive. No
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