Charlie Braithwaite

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Mr. Shifty review: Get schwifty

Played on Nintendo Switch, copy purchased. Hotline Miami is one of my favourite indie games, the top down shooter has a great art style, addictively hard combat and just a touch of perverse humour. So when I learned that Mr. Shifty developed by Team Shifty and produced by tinyBuild Games, was a Hotline Miami style shooter with the addition of superpowers, I was intrigued. Mr. Shifty is in a lot of...[Read More]

Nintendo announce a 2DS XL

Despite the launch of the Switch it seems Nintendo aren’t done with their DS handheld systems. Much like the 3DS XL, the new 2DS XL will benefit from a larger screen… oh, and this time out hinges. It seems like a pretty great addition to the DS line, and it comes in some pretty awesome colour combos, with blue and black shown in the US trailer and white and gold surfacing on Nintendo&#...[Read More]

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe launches today, here’s how to unlock the secret character

If you haven’t checked it out yet, we gave Mario Kart 8 Deluxe a solid review score and a praise filled write up, saying the game is pretty much in the must own category for Switch owners who crave multiplayer action. Part of the praise was reserved for the various difficulty settings within the game, with the hardest being the almost map breaking 200cc. Navigating courses at that speed can ...[Read More]

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Mario Kart 8 Deluxe review: The blue shell of racers

Reviewed on Switch, copy supplied by Nintendo.  There’s something special about Mario Kart, it’s one of those rare series that transcends typical games by being so accessible it’s virtually a mandatory social experience. A perfect mix of skill, luck and chaos, it’s managed to stay a relevant Nintendo staple since 1992, and in my opinion, Mario Kart 8 stands out as the pinna...[Read More]

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Amazing

A brief Enter the Gungeon Xbox One review: Still got it

Reviewed on Xbox One, copy supplied by publisher.  Enter the Gungeon was a critical success when released on PC and PS4 in 2016, it even made my top three games of the year list. Well, good news for Xbox One players who may have missed out, the dodge rolling bullet fest is now on Xbox One, and it’s still just as good. I won’t go balls to the wall with detail here, as the initial review...[Read More]

Star Wars Battlefront II looks like it’s learned from the mistakes of the first

This morning we were treated to a trailer for Star Wars Battlefront II, which for reasons that escape me isn’t called Star Wars Battlefront IV. A sequel to Battlefront‘s 2015 reboot, which had just a few problems, it looks like DICE/EA have learned from the past. The first reboot was a pretty lackluster experience, sure it looked amazing, but the gameplay was severely limited. With no ...[Read More]

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Death Squared review: Rage simulator 2017

Played on PS4, copy supplied by publisher.  Putting players in control of adorable little cubes, Death Squared is pretty much a hate crime against controllers. The challenging puzzle game will test patience beyond measure, which makes it all the more rewarding when you successfully navigate the creative levels. With single player and co-op options, Death Squared has story and exhibition modes at t...[Read More]

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Horizon Zero Dawn review: Life found a way

Reviewed on PS4, copy supplied by PlayStation.  Taking you to a time where herds of robot goats gracefully stalk post-apocalyptic ruins, Horizon Zero Dawn has a rich setting and compelling narrative. On paper the premise of robot dinosaurs mingling with tribes of cavemen is kind of silly, it seems like something I would have day dreamed about as an eight year old Fortunately, Guerrilla Games have ...[Read More]

Outlast 2 has now been given a rating in Australia

After some controversy and just a couple of opinions being thrown around, Outlast 2 has been given an R rating in Australia and will release on April 26th as planned. The previously offending scene will still be included UPDATE: The game has been edited to accommodate the R18+, potentially worldwide. Developer Red Barrels told Press Start Australia, “Outlast 2 has been rated R18+ by the Classifica...[Read More]

The moment Horizon Zero Dawn finally clicked for me

My relationship with Horizon Zero Dawn has been somewhat of a shaky one since launch. I spent maybe an hour or so playing before the arrival of Breath of the Wild, only going back to it after I’d cooked my way through Hyrule. Two or so hours back into the robot apocalypse I found myself thinking what all the fuss was about, sure it was good, but not great. My main issue with it was a blend o...[Read More]

The reason Outlast 2 was refused classification makes sense

Okay, maybe I was a bit quick to jump the gun with slamming the Australian Classification Board earlier today. After it came to light that Outlast 2 was refused classification, my Jimmies were well and truly rustled. But, maybe in this instance, they were onto something. As reported by Alex Walker over at Kotaku Australia, who received a detailed explanation of the scene that triggered the refusal...[Read More]

Outlast 2 has been refused classification in Australia

Outlast 2, which is due for an April 25th release, has been refused classification by Australia’s Classification Board, despite the introduction of an R rating in 2013. We’ve been here before, so it’s kind of disheartening to keep writing about the issue. The reason the Australian Classification Board gave this time round, according to their site, is because horror game Outlast 2...[Read More]

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