Charlie Braithwaite

Editor/Co-owner

Earn double XP on Overwatch this weekend

Today Blizzard announced that from the Thursday, June 8 at 5pm PDT (June 9 10am AEST) to June 12 at 11:59 pm PDT (June 13 4:59pm AEST) Overwatch players on all platforms will receive double XP. Good news for those who already group stack for bonus XP as Blizzard stated “it will also stack multiplicatively with existing group and IGR bonuses. The only experience it will not affect is your Fir...[Read More]

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Razer Man O’ War 7.1 wired review: Surrounded by sound

Hardware supplied by Razer. When it comes to headsets I wouldn’t say I’m much of a connoisseur, but there are a number of things I look for. Naturally sound quality, comfort and flexibility rank pretty high, things which the Razer Man O’ War 7.1 has in spades. Transitioning from my old Logitech G930s to the Man O’ War 7.1 wired model was smoother than I expected. The G930s ...[Read More]

Winston introduces you to the latest Overwatch map

The latest Overwatch map, Horizon Lunar Colony, is now live on the PTR. As described by Blizzard: “Horizon Lunar Colony is an Assault map set in a scientific base on the moon. Built as a first step towards humanity’s renewed exploration of space, the colony’s goal was to examine the effects of prolonged extraterrestrial habitation—on human and ape alike. The scientists’ research proved...[Read More]

Blizzard tease a new Overwatch hero, and it looks like he’s a gorilla

Overwatch fans will be familiar with vague character reveals by now. Sombra was painfully revealed through an augmented reality game (ARG), something which Blizzard learned from with the rather speedy announcement of Orisa. Well, it looks like another hero is on the horizon (high-five to those who get the terrible joke) , and one that could be closely related to Winston. On the Overwatch blog a se...[Read More]

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RiME review: Puzzling in more ways than one

Reviewed on Xbox One, copy supplied by publisher. My experience with RiME pretty much boiled down to that Mr. Plow ad from The Simpsons, you know the one. Stuff happened, it was artistic, it ended, and I wasn’t sure what had just happened. That’s not to say that RiME wasn’t a good experience, it had its moments, but it still left me wondering why that particular story needed to b...[Read More]

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Prey review: Ziggy Stardust and the coffee mugs from mars

Reviewed on PS4, copy supplied by publisher.  From the get go I want to make it very clear that my experience with Prey has been a very, very mixed bag. There are aspects of it that I adored, and other aspects that were mind numbingly terrible. Sci-fi horror is something that is very much up my alley, with the real measuring stick being story. Something which Prey delivers, but the way it goes abo...[Read More]

Skin fiends assemble – Overwatch’s first anniversary event is live

I know, I know, it’s hard to grasp that Overwatch is now a year old, but forget all that, because we all know what we truly care about… skins. To celebrate the anniversary Overwatch will be having another timed event with some great new loot, so yay, goodbye every lick of spare time between May 23rd and June 12th. The skins this time round are some of the best we’ve seen in an ev...[Read More]

Red Dead Redemption 2 may be delayed, but here are some tasty screenshots

The news this morning that Red Dead Redemption 2 would be delayed was upsetting for a number of reasons, but let’s be honest, it wasn’t all that surprising.  The western sandbox will now be released in “spring 2018” instead of “fall 2017.” Well, at least the blow has been softened with the release of these zesty screenshots, which show off the amazing textures a...[Read More]

Overwatch gears up for its first birthday

It’s kind of hard to believe that Overwatch will be turning one on the 24th of May. The online FPS has been a success over the past 12 months, with an every increasing fan base and competitive scene. To celebrate Blizzard have put together a little video that sums up the first year, and it’s hard not to smile when reminiscing at what a year it’s been (except for that Sombra revea...[Read More]

The Witcher looks to be heading to Netflix

According to a press release surfacing on Platige, which is a polish graphics, 3D animation, and special effects firm, there could be a TV series of The Witcher coming to Netflix. The polish fantasy franchise consists of eight novels, three of which are short story collections, by Andrzej Sapkowski, but is perhaps best known by the trilogy of games. The release states that Sapkowski, who is notori...[Read More]

Nintendo Switch dock sets are coming to Australia

Nintendo will be releasing additional Switch docks on the 26th of May with a recommended retail price of $129.95 Originally announced for US markets, the product will make its way down under and allow Switch owners the benefit of easily transitioning between TVs in their house. The sets include the same dock, HDMI cable and AC adapter that came with the console. This isn’t the cheapest acces...[Read More]

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AFL Evolution review: Rough as guts

Reviewed on Xbox One, copy supplied by the AFL.  Look, sometimes it’s hard to be critical and still appear unbiased. But also… sometimes something is so objectively terrible you have to hold its head underwater whilst gently sobbing. Nobody wants the savagery, but sometimes you need to go there. Yeah, that’s a strong statement of intent to start a game review on, but the followin...[Read More]

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