Charlie Braithwaite

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Nintendo announce the Classic Mini SNES

Updated to include online pre-orders from JB Hi-Fi. Nintendo will be launching a Nintendo Classic Mini: Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) on September 30. The downsized version of the 1992 console will sell for a suggested retail price of AU$119.95. Those keen to avoid the short supply of the original Mini NES can pre-order online from JB Hi-Fi and EB Games today.  The console will come p...[Read More]

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Amazing

Rising Storm 2: Vietnam review: A brutally realistic shooter

Reviewed on PC, copy supplied by publisher.  Helicopters touch down hard in a rice paddy, rocking the G.Is inside. As they rush out into the open landing zone the jungle around them erupts with gunfire. Body parts explode in clouds of crimson and dying moans fill the air. Pinned down in a bunker and awaiting reinforcements the commander desperately radios for Napalm in the tree line so his men can...[Read More]

Why The Last Night is raising a storm of controversy

There was a period after the Xbox E3 conference where I thought The Last Night developed by Odd Tales looked like one of the cooler indie reveals. Its Blade Runner aesthetics and neon gloom are right up my alley. However, that interest turned to morbid curiosity when it surfaced one of the co-creators, Tim Soret, appears to be a Gamergate supporter. For those not in the loop on Gamergate, it basic...[Read More]

Highlights from the Nintendo showcase – E3 2017

At 2am AEST time Nintendo ran an E3 spotlight video for upcoming games on the Nintendo Switch, and in my opinion they well and truly dominated other companies offerings this year. The Switch is already sitting pretty in my books, but it looks like the system just got that much better with a lot of great sounding titles on the horizon. Let’s take a look at them! Yoshi is getting a title Made ...[Read More]

Devolver Digital won E3

E3 2017 has been a mixed bag so far, with a lot of run of the mill announcements and few surprises. But there have been some nuggets of gold in there, and Devolver Digital’s conference was the highlight of the damn week. Using absurd comedy and a tongue in cheek look at gaming media, it’s a solid 15 minutes of viewing and well worth your time. Oh, heads up. Totally NSFW. This is why De...[Read More]

Highlights from the Ubisoft showcase – E3 2017

So Ubisoft’s conference took place at 5am in Australia when we were well and truly snoozing. But without further delay, here’s the highlights from their showcase, with a couple of big surprises in there. Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle actually looks… good? As a general concept, this game seems like a massive garbage fire. But it’s hard to stay mad at something when Shigeru ...[Read More]

Highlights from the PlayStation showcase – E3 2017

Well, that was a lot like last year, but there are a few tasty morsels from PlayStation’s conference that we can share with you. Sadly they mostly have vague 2018 tentative releases, so dfon’t get too hyped. Let’s get started! Shadow of the Colossus is getting a remake We’ll start this list off with perhaps the strongest announce, Shadow of the Colossus is getting a PS4 rem...[Read More]

Fallout 4 VR will cost over $100 on Steam in Australia

Coming off the back of Bethesda’s E3 showcase we were feeling pretty good, some cool videos were shown, such as DOOM and Fallout 4 ‘s VR versions. However, the excitement dissipated pretty quickly when we noticed the price tag for Fallout 4 VR on Steam, which is a whopping US$79.95 (AU$106.12). What’s more, there doesn’t seem to be a discount for people who own the base gam...[Read More]

Highlights from the Bethesda showcase – E3 2017

We’re already into the third presentation of E3 this year, and boy has that gone fast. Now it’s Bethesda’s turn to wow us as we look over the highlights from their conference. There weren’t too many shocks, but there were still a few talking points. Skyrim on Switch has Zelda gear As we already knew, Nintendo fans will finally get a shot at Skyrim on the Switch. The port lo...[Read More]

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Great

ARMS review: Float like a butterfly, bend like an eel

Reviewed on Nintendo Switch, copy supplied by Nintendo.  If you pause and think about it for a while, ARMS is an objectively terrible name for anything apart from literal arms. That being said, ARMS is a pretty great game, and another feather in the cap for Nintendo’s Switch. The colourful fighter has a similar vibe to Overwatch, with a vague premise and a range of great characters that capt...[Read More]

Highlights from the EA showcase – E3 2017

E3 2017 has well and truly kicked off with EA’s press conference earlier this morning. Of course, we were still fast asleep at 5am, but that doesn’t mean we’re not across it all! Here are the highlights from EA’s conference. BioWare announce a new IP The RPG giants revealed a teaser trailer for a new sci-fi/fantasy game called Anthem. The trailer has some serious Game of Th...[Read More]

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Average

Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers review: Should have been a contender

Reviewed on Nintendo Switch, copy supplied by Nintendo.  I’ll be frank from the get go with this one, I don’t care for Street Fighter II that much anymore. Sure, I can see its relevance as a game of note, and I used to enjoy it A LOT back in the day, but with an entire sub-series with seven entries dedicated to the game, I think we’re at a point where we can move on. That being s...[Read More]

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