Month: August 2016

Metal Gear Solid V complete edition coming this October

Come tomorrow it will have been a whole year since Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain launched, which also means it will have been exactly a year since I made this stupid face: Well, to celebrate its anniversary, Konami have announced Metal Gear Solid V: The Definitive Experience. Launching on Playstation 4, Xbox One and PC on October 11, the new edition collects both The Phantom Pain along with...[Read More]

Dead or Alive VR is pretty much a sexual assault simulator

Look, I cannot wait for VR to be a thing in my home. Sure, I have reservations about how cumbersome it might be to use, but my experiences with it so far have still been mind blowing. Exhibit A, this photo of me using Playstation VR last year, looking like a new age electronic artist I have dubbed DJ Project Morpheus. Much has been said about the potential of VR technology, not just for video game...[Read More]

New Watch_Dogs 2 gameplay shows hacking via RC toys

I’ve said before how 2014’s Watch_Dogs was a fantastic example of how you should and shouldn’t market a game. Its pre-release material looked unreal, in fact it looked literally unreal because it turned out to not be representative of the final product. With the upcoming Watch_Dogs 2 however, it seems Ubisoft have learned their lesson, with their latest gameplay clip from the gam...[Read More]

No Man’s Sky players are getting refunds regardless of time played

It is safe to say that No Man’s Sky has disappointed a lot of people. Players have suffered many technical woes on both the Playstation 4 and PC versions. A long list of features hinted at/outright confirmed by developer Hello Games prior to launch were missing from the game. And even despite all that, the game that was shipped was fairly disappointing in its ow...[Read More]

Jotun’s hand drawn colossal viking battles are coming to console

There aren’t many games out there that feature strong female characters, Tomb Raider, Resident Evil and Bayonetta being some of the notable exceptions. Enter Jotun, a title by Thunder Lotus Games, in which you play as Thora, a Viking woman who has died an inglorious death and must prove her worth to enter Valhalla. Jotun is a hand drawn Kickstarter funded game that was Greenlit in under a week bac...[Read More]

Halo 5 showed me Australia needs better internet

If you don’t live in Australia, or you do and are just unaware, let me tell you our internet situation is a complete and total dumpster fire. For decades we’ve been running on an ageing copper network that was not designed for the levels of internet traffic we now demand on a daily basis. In an effort to rectify this, our Labor and Liberal governments have been arguing over the past de...[Read More]

Allison Road is un-cancelled says developer

Allison Road, the indie horror game lauded as the spiritual successor to the terrifyingly fantastic P.T., has resumed development after its cancellation in June. Speaking to IGN, Allison Road creator Christian Kesler said he has begun working on the game on his own under a new development label co-founded with his wife called Far From Home. Their popular Kickstarter campaign was shut down when All...[Read More]

So that fake-looking PS4 Slim could actually be real

I really want to emphasise the word could in that headline, because despite some compelling new evidence, there’s still a chance the Playstation 4 Slim doing the internet rounds lately could be completely bogus. As we learned from those photos of fake Nintendo NX controllers from a couple months back, people are jerks who like being faking jerky-jerks who fake things because they’re je...[Read More]

First impressions: Titanfall 2 multiplayer tech test

I’ve had fun with Titanfall 2’s pre-alpha, but I wouldn’t say it’s better than the original. It has its problems. A lot of problems. And a lot of people are complaining. But let’s start with the positives. The thing I’ve enjoyed the most so far is the grappling-hook. It allows for more freedom to quickly navigate through maps, if you’re skilled enough. Running along walls and slinging through tree...[Read More]

The Sunny Side of No Man’s Sky

So, after years of what has to be some of the strongest hype we’ve seen in a very long time, further enhanced by a couple of delays and a general premise that promised so, so much, No Man’s Sky has dropped. As many may have expected (myself included), the game didn’t quite live up to the lofty ambitions of its creators, and importantly, the hopes of the fans. Let’s face it,...[Read More]

The Last Bastion Overwatch animated short is surprisingly moving

You might be prone to cursing Bastion under your breath every time you hear his name, but after watching his backstory, that will most likely change. The very Pixar inspired short is by far the most moving and enjoyable Blizzard have released yet, and if you tear up whilst watching, I don’t blame you. Brace yourself, grab a box of tissues, and watch it right here: Okay? Need a moment to soak...[Read More]

No Man’s inconsistencies

So No Man’s Sky is a game, right? We can agree on that? In my review I was pretty meh on the whole thing. It has a lot going for it, but it’s so bogged down by questionable design choices that it suffers from tedious gameplay and a lacklustre experience, in my opinion at least. Part of the reason I was so underwhelmed is due to the sheer ball crushing amount of hype that clung to this ...[Read More]

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