Tom Heath

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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]

Here’s a Shadow of War gameplay trailer worthy of Mordor

After a premature listing for Middle-Earth: Shadow of War on the Target website forced Warner Bros to play their hand and drop a cinematic trailer, everyone’s been anticipating the gameplay reveal. Well, today’s the day, because Warner has released some 16 minutes of alpha footage outlining aspects of the improved Nemesis system as well as the game’s siege missions. And while my ...[Read More]

Outlast 2 is coming to make you soil yourself next month

After a disappointing delay last year, Outlast 2 is now closed to being within our grasp. Developer Red Barrels today announced the follow up to their 2013 horror classic is launching digitally worldwide April 25. Better budget for extra laundry powder and water consumption that week, what with all the shitting yourself you’re going to be doing. Red Barrels made the announcement on Twitter t...[Read More]

Shadow of Mordor sequel, Shadow of War, prematurely outed by Target

The poor fool in charge of Target’s website probably took some pretty agitated calls from Warner Brothers this morning. They probably had something to do with Target having a web listing for Middle-Earth: Shadow of War, a sequel to 2014’s Shadow of Mordor that has not yet been publicly announced. Kotaku reported the epic whoopsy-daisy, which has since been taken down, featured box-art ...[Read More]

New Prey trailer is all about battling home appliances

This reboot of Prey is looking weirder and weirder the more I see of it, and I am certainly not complaining. At first I was disappointed that the new Prey wouldn’t be the sequel to the 2006 FPS gem I was hoping for, but seeing it presented as a creepy, existential sci-fi horror shooter quickly wiped those feelings away. Now, this new gameplay trailer for the Arkane Studios developed, Bethesd...[Read More]

Nioh does the whole multi-tiered console thing right

Many of you out there probably think I’ve been waging a one man war against Sony’s mid-generation upgrade to the Playstation 4, the PS4 Pro. I mean, I’ve written cynically about it enough. I rambled my concerns of newer titles performing poorly on the base console pretty much immediately after rumours of the “PS4K” started doing the rounds last March. Once both Sony a...[Read More]

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