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E3 2018: The best of Bethesda’s conference

We’re well and truly underway with E3 2018, with announcements firing off and vaguely interesting trailers hitting the internet. Without further delay let’s sink our teeth into the best of Bethesda’s showcase. Fallout 76 HYP3 It’s no secret that I’m breaking ranks from being cynical to be incredibly hyped for this game, and the conference delivered the goods to satisf...[Read More]

Skyrim VR review: I wanted to vomit on Alduin, but it’s still a great game

Reviewed on PlayStation 4, copy supplied by publisher. If you thought the only thing Skyrim was lacking was blurry visuals and an overwhelming sense of nausea, then you will be so stoked with Skyrim VR. Okay, maybe that sounds bad, but in reality, Skyrim VR is a pretty solid game. Sure, you’ve probably played it a million times already, but the world does benfit from the new perspective, eve...[Read More]

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]

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]

Skyrim VR Fus-Ro-Sucks, but it’s good on Switch – PAX Aus 2017

Skyrim hasn’t been allowed much rest, despite the game’s 2011 release, it will be receiving two new versions at the tail end of this year on PlayStation VR and Nintendo Switch respectively. Making the rounds at PAX Australia this weekend I was fortunate (or unfortunate) enough to check out both of the upcoming versions and compare them to the hundreds of hours I spent with the base gam...[Read More]

Wolfenstein II doubles down on its “controversial” Nazis-are-bad stance

Recently, the Wolfenstein Twitter account, as well as publisher Bethesda, copped some flak for posting a trailer for the upcoming Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus which called to “Make America Nazi Free Again”. There were those who arced up over the belief that the developers were politicising the game, which is set in an alternate 1960s where the Nazis won World War II and America liv...[Read More]

DOOM and Wolfenstein II are coming to the Nintendo Switch

Great news for Switch fans, Bethesda have announced they will be releasing DOOM and Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus on the Nintendo Switch. Joining Skyrim on Nintendo’s portable console, DOOM will be available during the holiday season this year, and Wolfenstein will be available at some point next year – despite coming out on PC and console October 27th. Skyrim also has a release dat...[Read More]

The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind review: Return to Vvardenfell

I wasn’t overly impressed with the initial release of TES: Online. I found it to be a hollow shell of the license it’s built upon. A plain online MMORPG with an Elder Scrolls skin applied, but missing the heart and soul to go along with it. TES: Online wasn’t a bad game, but I found it could have been any MMO, and taking the Elder Scrolls name away from it wouldn’t have mad...[Read More]

Fallout 4 VR will cost over $100 on Steam in Australia

Coming off the back of Bethesda’s E3 showcase we were feeling pretty good, some cool videos were shown, such as DOOM and Fallout 4 ‘s VR versions. However, the excitement dissipated pretty quickly when we noticed the price tag for Fallout 4 VR on Steam, which is a whopping US$79.95 (AU$106.12). What’s more, there doesn’t seem to be a discount for people who own the base gam...[Read More]

Highlights from the Bethesda showcase – E3 2017

We’re already into the third presentation of E3 this year, and boy has that gone fast. Now it’s Bethesda’s turn to wow us as we look over the highlights from their conference. There weren’t too many shocks, but there were still a few talking points. Skyrim on Switch has Zelda gear As we already knew, Nintendo fans will finally get a shot at Skyrim on the Switch. The port lo...[Read More]

Prey review: Ziggy Stardust and the coffee mugs from mars

Reviewed on PS4, copy supplied by publisher.  From the get go I want to make it very clear that my experience with Prey has been a very, very mixed bag. There are aspects of it that I adored, and other aspects that were mind numbingly terrible. Sci-fi horror is something that is very much up my alley, with the real measuring stick being story. Something which Prey delivers, but the way it goes abo...[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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