Here’s What We Think of Spider-Man

I'm not going to slosh out a thousand words on Spidey, as everything that needs to be said is already out there. However, if you are still on the fence, here's some homegrown, spoiler-free rambling. What’s Good? Spider-Man is a joyous achievement in physical exertion Insomniac nailed the three prongs

Some Thoughts on Gamescom

I don’t know what I was expecting but I'm leaving the first day of Gamescom with one big takeaway: huh, this is where they’ve all been hiding. Actually, hiding probably isn’t it... This thing is huge. You couldn’t hide it with the slickest of Kojima cardboard. 350,000 passed through these

A Robot Presents: A History of Video Games

I've been mucking about with neural networks. Turns out, machine learning is a hell of a lot of fun, though I'm happy to admit I don't understand most of it. By gum, if it isn't a good time to whack a plain text document of 10,000 video game titles into

The First Three Hours of Octopath Traveler

I haven’t given my Switch much love recently. It’s a great machine and the purchase from a petrol station car park I least regret, but after Mario Odyssey was done, Shovel Knight didn’t quite gel and Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker still feels years away (it’s actually out this month, I’m just impatient), my excitement for current-gen

E3 2018 Conference Times for New Zealand

E3 is all well and good but brains definitely take a beating. In between all the tears and yelling, not one of us has time for silly things things like time zone conversions! Worry not, friends. We've done the hard yards and below, features a round-up of all major press
Apples and Oranges

Assassin’s Creed: Origins vs Matt Hoffman

Join Abe for the first in a new series comparing video games to other video games. This time, the blistering deserts of Assassin's Creed: Origins vs the jaggy, tail-whipping tarmac of Matt Hoffman's Pro BMX.
Nintendo Direct

A Few Thoughts on Nintendo Direct

Nintendo's first Direct for the year has been and gone and as per usual, we're happy and confused. From that game super keen on sushi, to Crash Bandicoot’s historic move east, the half hour presentation left us some disgustingly solid fat to chew. Here’s a few of our favourite announcements from the

OCG Presents – Movies in a Minute!

In 2018, OCG continues to buck the trend of high quality video games journalism by not talking video games. Listen to Abe attempt to review 14 recent films in under sixty seconds. ...on Star Wars episode VIII: The Last Jedi: "I liked it a lot. Fell asleep once. Watched it

Lone Survivor: A Video Game Elimination Challenge

Three guys, fifty-ish franchises, one survivor. MORE... Remember when you first shot a portal gun, finally worked out that damned seagull puzzle or ascended the heights of a Mushroom Kingdom flagpole? What if none of that happened? Like eternal sunshine of the spotless mind (but with video games) join Abe,