Tom Heath

Editor/Co-owner

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]

Here’s some Crash Bandicoot: N Sane Trilogy gameplay, and COME ON HOOK IT MY VEINS ALREADY

The remaster of the original Crash Bandicoot trilogy, dubbed Crash Bandicoot: N Sane Trilogy, arrives on PS4 in just under two months. You’re excited for it, because let’s be honest, who isn’t? Well just to make that wait a little more unbearable, a new gameplay video has been released on YouTube, showing off the “Sewer of Later” level from Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex S...[Read More]

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Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 review: Off target

Reviewed on: Xbox One. Copy supplied by publisher. The Sniper Ghost Warrior series belongs up there with Metal Gear Solid with regards to having the most nonsensical, most video gamey title possible. Now I love Metal Gear Solid (seriously, I really like Metal Gear Solid), but even I can admit that its name is pretty silly. After my partner asked me what game I was reviewing, and I said “Snip...[Read More]

Here’s the first trailer for Call of Duty: WW2

The new Call of Duty game was originally revealed to be Call of Duty: WW2 last week after a series of leaks and then an official post on Twitter, but overnight Activision and developer Sledgehammer Games hosted a livestream that dropped some more specific details. The most prominent aspect of that livestream was the first official trailer for the game, which you can view below. It boasts that the ...[Read More]

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Outlast 2 review: Your cardio workout for the week

Reviewed on: PC. Copy supplied by publisher. Come on Tom, I thought, squatting anxiously in a barrel for what seemed like the millionth time during my playthrough of Outlast 2. You haven’t got much battery power left for your camera, and the more you use it to locate that lunatic stalking you, the sooner you’ll have none left at all. Either you hop out now and risk soiling yourself in ...[Read More]

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Mass Effect Andromeda review: Galaxies behind

Reviewed on: Playstation 4. Copy supplied by publisher. As someone who was a huge fan of Bioware’s original Mass Effect trilogy, despite its ultimately unsatisfying conclusion, I had some high hopes going in to Mass Effect Andromeda. I was looking forward to diving back into a sci-fi universe packed with inter-species politics, engaging characters and some real chin-scratching ethical dilemm...[Read More]

Project Scorpio’s beefy specs ran a Forza demo at 4K/60fps

Digital Foundry just revealed the final specs of Project Scorpio, Microsoft’s candidate in the whole “mid generation upgrade” console trend, and boy does it sound like a beast. Scorpio will be running a GPU with more compute units and a higher clock speed than the PS4 Pro, a custom eight core CPU, and 12GB of RAM. According to Digital Foundry’s Richard Leadbetter, Project S...[Read More]

Watch Digital Foundry’s Project Scorpio specs reveal here

So it was announced randomly the other day that Digital Foundry would be revealing the specs for Microsoft’s Project Scorpio, their upgraded Xbox One announced last year at E3. The video is now online, and you can watch it here! It’s pretty dense, so buckle up. We’ll report more as we have it.

Outlast 2 was banned because devs submitted the wrong footage

Wow, this story just keeps getting weirder and weirder. First Outlast 2 was refused classification by the Australian Classification Board due to a scene that depicted implied sexual assault, then it was reclassified a week later assumingly unmodified. Then the Board said it had been modified while developer Red Barrels said only “one version of Outlast 2” would be available worldwide, ...[Read More]

Whoops, looks like Outlast 2 has been edited after all

I was super shocked and excited to learn this morning that Outlast 2 had been reclassified to R18+ in Australia, both because it was a surprise and also because it marked the second time I’d written a think piece about our classification system’s issues and it being followed by a positive change (the first time being GTA V being slightly reclassified soon after a 2015 article I wrote f...[Read More]

Australia’s classification problems run deeper than Outlast 2

This article discusses sexual assault. By now you’ve probably heard the news that swept across Australian video gaming channels last week: Outlast 2 has been refused classification in Australia. I know, I’m disappointed too. It was refused classification because it depicted implied sexual violence. I’ll spare you the explicit details, you can read them here if you so wish, but the scen...[Read More]

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