Charlie Braithwaite

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Paladins on Switch review: A heroic addition to the Switch library

Reviewed on Switch, copy supplied by publisher. Paladins plugs a much needed gap in the Switch library by adding a competitive online shooter into the mix. Contrary to popular comparisons the game itself is distinct from heavy hitting hero shooter Overwatch, holding its own as a title. After playing a few rounds it becomes pretty clear that Paladins is more like the result of Overwatch being in a ...[Read More]

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Milanoir review: Pixel fiction

Reviewed on Switch, copy supplied by publisher. Milanoir wears its influences on its sleeves – a homage to 70s Italian action movies that inspired the likes of Quentin Tarantino, this pixel shooter has a lot of charm, but unfortunately cops a bullet to the face when it comes to gameplay. It’s hard not to like the style Milan based developers Italo Games created, it’s punchy, detailed and has a kil...[Read More]

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Mario Tennis Aces review: A new spin on the series

Reviewed on Nintendo Switch, copy supplied by Nintendo. Mario Tennis Aces brings Mario and gang to the Switch for some sports action, and in doing so highlights the strengths of the Switch for casual gaming. There’s a little bit to dissect with this title, so we’ll start with the adventure mode, which takes Mario and Toad on a quest to stop an ancient threat that Waluigi and Wario have awoken. To ...[Read More]

New games and the line between innovation and repetition

Game developers can’t really win in the social media age. No matter what they announce, there is a contigent who see a new game as a direct attack on their identity. Considering we’ve just experienced the joys of E3 2018, you don’t have to look far to find examples of innovation and repetition being equally destroyed by fans. I could embed some quality tweets and Facebook comments into this here a...[Read More]

E3 2018: The best of Nintendo’s conference

Nintendo discussed a range of games during their E3 direct this year. Well, sort of. They mainly discussed Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.  Without further delay let’s look into the wonderful goodies Nintendo laid out for us. Fortnite is out today Yes, you can download the popular building and murdering simulator now on Switch. Of course we can’t just have a nice thing, the release has been met ...[Read More]

E3 2018: The best of Bethesda’s conference

We’re well and truly underway with E3 2018, with announcements firing off and vaguely interesting trailers hitting the internet. Without further delay let’s sink our teeth into the best of Bethesda’s showcase. Fallout 76 HYP3 It’s no secret that I’m breaking ranks from being cynical to be incredibly hyped for this game, and the conference delivered the goods to satisf...[Read More]

E3 2018: The best of EA’s conference

E3 2018 is officially underway, and with that comes an avalanche of game announcements, trailers and hypeTM. At 4am AEST yesterday, EA presented their offerings to the world. Considering I was fast asleep at that time, here’s a delayed recap of the best of their showcase. Battlefield V battle royale mode It’s with no surprise that big developers are looking to battle royale games. EA a...[Read More]

An overused sci-fi trope ruins a meaningful Detroit: Become Human moment

Hey there reader, this article is absolutely full of Detroit: Become Human spoilers. Turn back if you don’t want a funny but important scene ruined.  As we discussed in our review, Detroit: Become Human does a lot of things well, but that doesn’t mean it’s a faultless experience. You may have noticed certain areas of the game taking a beating this week – in a post from Kotaku’s Heather...[Read More]

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Detroit: Become Human review: Do androids dream of QTEs?

Reviewed on PlayStation 4, copy supplied by publisher.  Quantic Dream’s Detroit: Become Human is an ambitious game with a strong story to tell. You’ll be hit with heavy moral questions such as: is slavery still bad if it’s branded and sold to you in a minimally designed vaguely futuristic shop? And do the ends justify the means, but with computers? As with other David Cage games, Detro...[Read More]

Opinion: Can we wait for a game to come out before complaining?

The last 24 hours have been big for gaming announcements, with Nintendo announcing three Pokémon games and Bethesda releasing a teaser for Fallout 76. Inevitably with all of these announcements comes an avalanche of complaints and reservations, because you know, internet. In particular, Fallout 76 has received backlash from fans surrounding Kotaku’s reporting that it will be a survival game. And b...[Read More]

Bethesda announce a new Fallout game: Fallout 76

After a long teaser campaign on Twitch, Bethesda have announced a new Fallout game entitled Fallout 76.  According to Kotaku’s Jason Schreier, who cites anonymous sources, Fallout 76 will take the form of an online survival game in the same vein as Rust or DayZ. But we’ll have to wait for Bethesda’s E3 showcase on June 11 for this information to be confirmed. However we do know ...[Read More]

Gotta announce ’em all: Two Pokémon games to come to Switch this year

Nintendo revealed their Poké plans earlier today with a trio of announcements involving the long running series. Pokémon Quest is available on the Nintendo Switch from today, and features a fresh style for the series with a cube aesthetic. The game is “free-to-start” which doesn’t sound promising for those who were disappointed by the Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp mobile game and ...[Read More]

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