Tom Heath

Editor/Co-owner

E3 2018: The best of the PlayStation showcase

Well that sure was…something. Playstation decided to try something different with their E3 presentation this year, stepping away from the traditional stage show packed with teaser trailers and instead showing fewer games but in greater detail. And that’s an idea I’m totally on board with, as greater detail is something E3 reveals could always use more of. And the show certainly delivered some more...[Read More]

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God of War review: Check out this Dad God

Reviewed on: Playstation 4. Copy supplied by publisher. Before we get stuck into things, I want to take a moment to establish some subjective context as I sat down to begin playing God of War. If I’m being truly honest, I was beginning to fall a little out of love with video games. That’s not to say I had completely lost interest in them, I just found myself not being as enthralled as ...[Read More]

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The American Dream review: Gun for the whole family

Reviewed on: Playstation 4. Copy supplied by publisher. Normally I’d say launching The American Dream within 24 hours of US students protesting legislative inaction following a mass school shooting was maybe a bit tactless, since audience’s may not have been in the mood to have a laugh about guns. But when you think about it, given the alarming frequency of mass shootings in the US, an...[Read More]

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Bayonetta 1 & 2 for Nintendo Switch review: The good kind of bonkers

Reviewed on: Nintendo Switch. Copy supplied by publisher. It is commonplace nowadays for publishers to re-release previous instalments of the franchises they’re launching sequels to on their new platforms, see PlayStation with the Nathan Drake Collection ahead of Uncharted 4 or Xbox’s Master Chief Collection ahead of Halo 5. Depending on who you ask this is seen as either a good thing ...[Read More]

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Shadow of the Colossus Remake review: A masterpiece reborn

Reviewed on: Playstation 4. Copy supplied by publisher. If ever there was a time where I wish I could be playing a video game again for the first time, this is it. Shadow of the Colossus, as magnificent as it is both as a game and a piece of art (yes, video games can be art!), is a game that is never as good as that first time playing it. That’s not to say it’s not worth revisiting, I have done so...[Read More]

God of War launches April 20, here’s a new story trailer

Santa Monica Studios have finally unveiled the release date for God of War, along with a cool new story trailer. In a post on the Playstation Blog, game director Cory Barlog revealed that the next chapter in the saga of Kratos, the world’s angriest Spartan, is dropping April 20, 2018. (Yes, ha ha, 4/20. Get it out of your system.) Well, it may not be accurate to define Kratos by his anger an...[Read More]

The D.I.C.E. Awards nominations are out, with female characters and Horizon: Zero Dawn getting a lot of love

The early months of the year aren’t just awards season for the film industry, video games get to have their time in the limelight as well. On February 22nd, the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences will host the 21st annual D.I.C.E. Awards, essentially the video games Oscars, and today they’ve unveiled the nominees. While it’s literally just a list of what games the Academy t...[Read More]

Tom’s top three games of 2017

Wow, another year has gone by already? I guess I should have noticed due to the mania at the shopping centres and another mediocre Star Wars movie screening in cinemas (don’t @ me). I suppose that means it’s time to make an obligatory Game of the Year list. And for me personally, 2017 is a hard year to pick a top three from because to be honest, there weren’t that many mind blowi...[Read More]

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DOOM VFR review: Hell of a time

Reviewed on: Playstation 4. Copy supplied by publisher. Last year’s DOOM reboot was a goddamn incredible game. id Software’s re-imagining of the property embraced the classic’s old school feel, threw in some cool modern twists, and set it all to the most rockin’ soundtrack ever seen in a game. It was easily the best single player shooter of 2016. And now we have DOOM VFR, t...[Read More]

EA removes microtranctions from Battlefront 2 (temporarily) following backlash

Holy shit. EA just removed the microtransactions from Battlefront 2. Holy. Shit. Following months of rage from the gaming community that the ability to spam buy loot boxes in Battlefront 2 would lead to a pay-to-win scenario of unfair advantages; following EA removing top tier gear from said loot boxes; and following EA’s defence of the game’s economy becoming the most down voted comme...[Read More]

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Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus review: Somewhat Glorious Basterds

Reviewed on: Playstation 4. Copy supplied by publisher. Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus is a confronting experience, and deliberately so. After all, this is a game about an alternate history where the Nazis weren’t defeated in World War 2, and have gone on to dominate the globe; their experiments and genocidal ideals unchecked and unchallenged. Swastikas emblazon the streets, the police, an...[Read More]

Boomerang Fu is the awesome brawler you haven’t heard of yet – PAX Aus 2017

Were it not for the fact I wanted to catch up with an old friend, I might have missed my chance to check out Boomerang Fu. The game’s display at PAX Aus this past weekend was to the side of a much larger booth on the PAX Rising floor, with one demo station set up. With the intense mania of the expo hall, and the indie floor in general, it would have been easy to overlook. But the game’...[Read More]

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