Tom Heath

Editor/Co-owner

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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]

Highlights from Sony’s Paris Games Week conference

Son’y Paris Games Week conference happened overnight, so naturally that means there’s a whole bunch of new trailers for their upcoming games. Some of the games were ones we’ve already known about, others were brand new. Sit down, buckle up, and let’s get ready for some of that sweet, flashy conference HYPE. Let’s start our highlghts with what is objectively the most i...[Read More]

Stifled is a horror game where your own screams could be your doom – PAX Aus 2017

If you’re like me and often let out a yelp or two when startled in horror games, then Stifled is hoping to be your worst nightmare. Mainly because its monsters are actively listening out for your in-real-life squeals. The indie horror title, developed by Singapore-based studio Gattai Games, is designed around the player seeing via echolocation, similar to what was seen earlier this year in P...[Read More]

One year on, VR gun culture satire The American Dream has expanded its scope – PAX Aus 2017

Melbourne developer Samurai Punk’s The American Dream was easily my highlight of PAX Aus 2016. The VR title sets out with the goal to have players perform every action in the game by way of shooting guns, except what you would normally do with a gun in a video game, which is shoot someone.  It’s an intriguing concept, one that last year had me being fed soup as a child via the tip of a...[Read More]

Metal Gear Survive is coming February next year

Hey guys, remember Metal Gear Survive, the co-op zombie survival spin-off from 2015’s Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain? You know, the one where a bunch of soldiers are transported through a wormhole to another dimension to fight zombies with crystals for heads? No? Well, according to the game’s Twitter account you don’t have long to wait to check it out, because it’s la...[Read More]

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