Tom Heath

Editor/Co-owner

The Wolf Among Us: Season 2 announced

A second season of The Wolf Among Us is coming in 2018, Telltale Games announced overnight in their Summer Update 2017 press conference. Little detail was given regarding the exact storyline of the follow up to their 2014 smash hit, but Telltale showed a little teaser trailer and confirmed stars Erin Yvette and Adam Harrington will return as Snow White and Bigby Wolf respectively. Here’s the...[Read More]

9

Amazing

Crash Bandicoot: N.Sane Trilogy review: N.Credibly N.Joyable N.Third Pun

Reviewed on: Playstation 4. Copy supplied by publisher. Goddamn, nostalgia is a hell of thing, isn’t it? I was a gigantic fan of Crash Bandicoot when I was a child, having smashed through the original trilogy, along with Crash Team Racing and Crash Bash, on my old PS1. As a hardcore Playstation fan back in the day, Crash and his cohort of sidekicks and villains were essentially my Mario, Lui...[Read More]

See a man in a Crash suit try to be a fair dinkum, true blue Aussie bloke

So, the Crash Bandicoot: N.Sane Trilogy is out now. Some people, like yours truly, are having a blast with it. Others, like my co-editor Charlie, are struggling to love it thanks to its dated feel. I don’t know why people playing a remaster of a 20-year-old game that prides itself on maintaining the original’s feel expected it to play like anything other than a 20-year-old game, but I ...[Read More]

Modern Warfare Remastered is getting a super expensive standalone release tomorrow

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered is officially getting a standalone release following an a recent announcement from Activision. In a decision that is sure to bring some relief to the small group of people who held out on purchasing the Legacy or Legacy Pro editions of last year’s Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, the rerelease of Modern Warfare will arrive on PS4 both digitally and in r...[Read More]

Overwatch loot boxes are about to get less terrible

Look, I love Overwatch. I mean, it was my 2016 Game of the Year, which for a story-less, multiplayer only game is one heck of an achievement. What can I say, I had a great year hooking pesky Tracers and raining justice from elevated positions. But despite Overwatch’s many great elements, its gambling-esque, majorly stacked against you loot box system is the worst. In order to unlock the cosm...[Read More]

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Misses the mark

Perception review: Lost in the dark

Reviewed on: PC. Copy supplied by publisher. “Run-n-hide” horror games are nothing new, nor are they in short supply these days. The success of indie games such as Amnesia: The Dark Descent and the Outlast franchise showed that powerlessness against a formidable foe can certainly get the heart pumping, and thus a genre was born. But instead of being just another face in the spooky crow...[Read More]

Highlights from the Xbox showcase – E3 2017

So E3 2017 is in full swing, with the Xbox showcase taking place this morning. There were hardware announcements, gameplay reveals and given Xbox were keen to say they had 42 games to present, plenty of titles just dropped with no real information. Yay! Roll up your sleeves, because we’re about to delve into the hype. Here’s what went down: Xbox One X was revealed Goodbye Project Scorp...[Read More]

Xbox One X revealed, launching November at $649 in Australia – E3 2017

During their E3 stage show this morning (AEST time), Microsoft lifted the veil on Project Scorpio, now dubbed the Xbox One X. They reaffirmed the specs previously revealed by Digital Foundry in April, with the six teraflop GPU, 12GB of RAM and 326GB/s memory bandwidth, but through in some new little tidbits as well. The Xbox One X will feature a liquid cooled vapour chamber setup in order to not h...[Read More]

Middle-Earth: Shadow of War calls for aid, and October 2017 will answer

Another day, another major video game release delayed. Yes, Middle-Earth: Shadow of War has been delayed from its August release date to October 10, 2017 according to a post by developer Monolith’s community manager Monolith_Andy. The reason for the delay is the usual “we want to make sure we deliver the best possible experience” affair. “Middle-earth: Shadow of War expands...[Read More]

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Okay

Strafe review: Strafe outta Compton

Reviewed on: PC. Copy supplied by publisher. Capturing the vibe of classic video games while implementing the benefits of modern technology is a tricky thing to pull off, with last year’s DOOM being a rare exception. But where id Software’s sequel was a modern looking shooter with classic influences, Strafe by Pixel Titans strives to achieve the opposite: to bring that retro FPS feel k...[Read More]

Far Cry 5 teaser confirms Montana setting

Ahead of a worldwide reveal later this week, Ubisoft has released some teaser videos for Far Cry 5 which confirm the game will be set in Montana. Specifically, it will be set in the fictitious “Hope County”, a region that seems a beautiful as it is eerie as balls. Check out the videos below, all of which depict the gorgeous landscapes of Hope County, only to be ruined by the occasional...[Read More]

Prey speedrun clocks the game in 20 minutes

Speedrunners are crazy, you guys. The act of seeing how quickly one can beat a video game is taken extremely seriously by the speedrunning community. They outline rules for each run, ranging from needing to complete the game 100%, just having to reach the end of the story, or even being limited to certain weapons/items. And then there’s the “anything goes” type of speedrun, where...[Read More]

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