It is a tough time to be online right now. We are watching as a whole race rises up against the systematic oppression they have experienced for years. It is hard not to be upset and the urge to help is strong. If you are in Australia you may feel like helping is too hard, the distance too great. Player 2 would like to remind you all though that Australia is by no means innocent. Indigenous Australians have been victimised and silenced by ingrained systemic racism and police brutality for generations. We, as a nation, have treated them in such a bad way for so long their voice is no longer even acknowledged let alone heard. So helping starts at home. Write to your local state or federal MP. Donate or assist a charity that works with the Aboriginal community. Educate yourself about the traditional owners of the land you are now sitting on. These are just some of the small but important steps each and every one of us needs to take to make Australia and, by extension, the world a better place. Player 2 would also like to say it is important to recognise all marginalised voices in this country, from the LGQBT+ community to disabled Australians to other minority ethnic and refugee groups, and work together to make this a truly equal place to live.
Windbound Sales Towards Release
So the last few days have been filled with news on the Sony Playstation 5 reveal and what was included in that presentation, but the team at 5 Lives Studios dropped a bit of news of their own today with the announcement that their second title Windbound is now available for pre-order on Xbox One, Steam and the Epic Games Store in the lead up to its August 28 release date. The game is also confirmed for Playstation 4, Nintendo Switch and Stadia with pre-orders opening for those platforms soon.
If you have not heard of Windbound it is an Australian developed game that takes the look and feel of Breath of the Wild and uses that to create a whole new world that players must explore and survive, crafting not only the weapons and tools that will ensure their survival but constructing boats to make the journey to new islands once there are no more resources.
Some people may look at it and make the claim that it is just a Breath of the Wild clone, and I can see how that description applies here. Yet they say that imitation is the best form of flattery, and if the team at 5 Lives Studios, which is only comprised of 5 people, can pull off a game that looks this good and has me hooked just from the gameplay trailer alone, then to hell with the comparisons.
I am totally on board with this game and I cannot wait to get my hands on it and just explore and survive while learning about the history of the game world secrets of the storm that is drawing Kara in. You know what, I’m not even going to try and convince you with my words. Just watch the gameplay trailer and you will see for yourself that this game looks great.
Shaun has been playing consoles since the days of the NES. He was fortunate enough to find a wife who not only supported his gaming habits, but has also encouraged his eldest daughter to join in as well.
When not playing games, working, or just being a dad in general, Shaun
is hitting the gym in his own personal quest to have a crack at Ninja