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Published by Shane Cousins on January 7, 2015 NG+ GOTY Bonus Round – Shane’s Anime of 2014

We have revealed our Games of the Year, but the celebrations continue! This week, we bring you some of our non-gaming favourites of 2014. Today, our expert in Japanimation Shane Cousins get in the freaking robot and reveals his top anime of 2014.

Looking back over this year, I realised how good this year actually was for anime. Starting from Fall 2013/14 (anime seasons go by actual Japanese/Northern Hemisphere seasons), I always had a huge amount to watch — not because I had to, but because I wanted to. And that’s not exactly something I could say this year for games. With the giant that was Shingeki no Kyojin ending just before the start of the year (although I don’t rate it as high as everyone else seems to) and the general fear that Anime was dead, I came into 2014 with a bit of doubt in my mind. But thankfully, it was unwarranted. Continue reading »

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Published by Shane Cousins on July 19, 2012 ACMI Game Masters: The Forum – The Australian Story

Day 2 came to an end for me with The Australian Story, an investigation on Australia’s developing identity in the gaming market and the use of australian mythology in games.

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Published by Shane Cousins on July 18, 2012 ACMI Game Masters: The Forum – Creativity and Commerce

Day 2 continues with Creativity and Commerce, how one can influence the other and explores a range of models that developers and distributors are investigating to creatively produce games.

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Published by Shane Cousins on July 15, 2012 ACMI Game Masters: The Forums – Flexing the Story Muscle

Day 2 of the Game Masters Gaming Forums began with Flexing the Story Muscle, a discussion about the importance and process of story writing for video games. Continue reading »

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