Tom Heath

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International Age Rating Coalition system has banned more games in Australia in 3 months than the last 20 years

– Tom Heath Listings on the Classification Board’s website show that more than 200 games have been effectively banned in Australia in the last three months under a new automated system being trialled by the Board. The new system is a free online tool developed by the International Age Rating Coalition, where developers of mobile and online games can fill out a questionnaire which deter...[Read More]

Everything we know about Batman: Arkham Knight

– Tom Heath With a little over 24 hours to go before the release of Batman: Arkham Knight, we thought we’d take a look at what to expect from the game, and what we hope to expect from it, before we get our hands on it and review it later this week. I’ll be honest, I’m very excited for this game, but everything I have to say here is based upon already released information an...[Read More]

New video series: TRIAL BY COMBAT

– Tom Heath TRIAL BY COMBAT is our new video series in which we play with/against each other in a game that one of us knows incredibly well and the other has never touched. The ensuing battle is horrendously unfair and at the stake of our honour, hence it being named after the brutal Westerosi justice system. Our pilot episode involves hit sports game FIFA 15, a game where Charlie is king an...[Read More]

Scott Ludlam wants to revive Australian games industry

– Tom Heath Australian Greens senator Scott Ludlam has called for the Environment and Communications References Committee investigation into how the Australian government could best incite growth in the local games industry. Kotaku reports Ludlam said the Australian games industry has suffered major losses over the past decade, causing many developers to look for jobs overseas. He said if th...[Read More]

First gameplay footage of Deus Ex: Mankind Divided released

– Tom Heath Publisher Square Enix has released the world premiere gameplay footage of Deus Ex: Mankind Divided. With a runtime of 25 minutes, the trailer is a demo of the alpha build of the sequel to 2011’s Deus Ex: Human Revolution. The game is clearly sticking to the themes of class discrimination between augmented humans and regular humans. I, for one, find this to be a good thing. ...[Read More]

Metal Gear Solid V 40 minute trailer analysis

– Tom Heath IGN released a 40 minute gameplay demo of the upcoming Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain last night which was nothing short of staggering. If you haven’t seen it yet, go check it out. Now allow me to step away from objectivity for a second here and just say: hot-diggity daffodil, that was AWESOME! *Ahem* – excuse me… The demo showed for the first time how ...[Read More]

Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End confirmed last for Nathan Drake, E3 2015

– Tom Heath Upcoming PS4 exclusive Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End will be the end of the series for lead protagonist Nathan Drake, according to recent comments from members of developer Naughty Dog this week. Speaking to Gamespot at E3 2015, game director Neil Druckmann (who helmed 2013’s The Last of Us with Bruce Straley, also returning for Uncharted 4) and lead designer Kurt Margen...[Read More]

No Man’s Sky developer demonstrates game’s immense size, E3 2015

– Tom Heath Upcoming indie space sim No Man’s Sky made an appearance during Sony’s E3 presentation this week, this time showcasing the sheer size of the world the game is going to inhabit. Sean Murray, from developer Hello Games, took to the stage and displayed the star map in the procedurally generated No Man’s Sky universe. He said every star on the screen was a sun with ...[Read More]

Batman: Arkham Knight collectors edition cancelled ahead of next week’s launch

– Tom Heath Warner Bros has confirmed that the Batmobile Edition of the upcoming Batman: Arkham Knight has been cancelled ahead of its release next week. Kotaku reports that an email sent by EB Games (the retailer the edition was exclusive to) said due to “unforeseen circumstances that greatly compromised the quality of the Batmobile Edition,” Warner have cancelled the product gl...[Read More]

Tom Clancy’s The Division release date announced

– Tom Heath The long delayed Tom Clancy’s The Division has been given a release date in a new trailer released by publisher Ubisoft. Looks like early 2016 is going to be pretty full of AAA releases, with Division’s March 8 release date joining the likes of The Last Guardian, DOOM and Mirror’s Edge Catalyst who have all advertised a similar release window. The trailer also d...[Read More]

DOOM gameplay reveal, E3 2015

– Tom Heath DOOM (previously referred to as DOOM 4) was finally revealed to the rest of the world during Bethesda Softworks’ first ever E3 conference on Monday. Previously showcased to the few attendees of QuakeCon last year, id Software showed nearly 20 minutes of demon shooting action to those of us who weren’t invited last time (skip to 2:22 for the actual action to start): In...[Read More]

The Last Guardian gameplay trailer, E3 2015

– Tom Heath A gameplay trailer for The Last Guardian was debuted during Sony’s E3 presentation on Tuesday, effectively ending speculation that the game had been quietly cancelled during the four years since anything was publicly shown from the game. The seven minute trailer shows a young boy navigating a chasm using his dog/griffin pet to solve puzzles. The Last Guardian is being devel...[Read More]

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