Month: February 2017

Blizzard tease us with new Overwatch character hype

Overwatch has been one of the most solid multiplayer experiences in a long time, and naturally it has a large following beacuse of this. So it’s not surprising when a new character comes around, Overwatch fans lose their shit. Blizzard have shown a precedent for slowly teasing new characters, like in the Sombra AR debacle. And for a while now there have been whispers that a new character isn...[Read More]

The Shadow of War trailer isn’t early, it arrived precisely when it meant to

So the Shadow of War trailer dropped today, which probably has nothing to do with the leak from yesterday… The sequel to Shadow of Mordor looks to be much like its predecessor, so stupidly not canon that it’s awesome. The plot follows the continued raging against the machine of Gondorian ranger Talion, who shares his undead body with Elf/Wraith Celebrimbor. This time out it looks like ...[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]

Strewth! Crash Bandicoot N. Sane trilogy has a release date

G’day m9s, set your watches to Straya, because our favourite shirtless hero is bursting back onto the scene later this year. The Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy, which is a remastered collection of the first three Crash Bandicoot games, will receive a global release on the 30th of June for PS4. If you didn’t know they were making this remastered hunk of potential gold, you can rea...[Read More]

NBN Co CEO thinks Aussies wouldn’t even use faster internet and I’m literally shaking with rage

If you were on the internet yesterday, you may have noticed, between all the bullshit being flung by politicians both here in Australia and abroad, the CEO of NBN Co said something mighty interesting. And by “mighty interesting” I mean crazily idiotic, and that’s while I’m still trying to keep my language decent. I doubt I’ll keep that up for long. For the unaware, NB...[Read More]

Check out the official Nintendo Switch packaging

Nintendo Switch launches in four weeks. Man that’s come up quickly. Seems like just yesterday editor Charlie and I were getting hands-on with the hardware, and getting, um, “hands-on” with the questionably filthy 1-2-Switch. Well, just yesterday I saw these display boxes for the console, which a Nintendo rep informed me is indeed the official packaging for the unit...[Read More]

Horizon: Zero Dawn developers talk moving from linear shooters to open-world RPGs

Horizon: Zero Dawn, the Playstation 4 exclusive Sony has been showing off for quite some time now, is just around the corner so pretty soon we’ll all be running around developer Guerrilla Games’ post apocalyptic, robot dinosaur infested world. In anticipation of the launch, Playstation Australia have released three behind-the-scenes videos about the development of the game. As well as ...[Read More]

Club Penguin to waddle off in March

The scientists were right. Disney’s Club Penguin, is sinking into the cold depths on March 29, 2017. With over 200 million accounts, and having 8.5 million penguins logged in at its height (not bad for a flightless bird), Club Penguin has become one of Disney’s most successful and longest running games ever (probably because your school’s internet filter didn’t block it). It spawned spin-off games...[Read More]

Watch me cringing playing Resident Evil 7 in VR

I suppose it was always going to come to this. Resident Evil 7 is out and fully playable in Playstation VR, and my fellow editor Charlie responded to my suggestion of recording him playing it using the headset with a resounding “NOPE”, so it would be up to me to brave the horrors of the Baker mansion in a whole new level of immersion. I had some thoughts on the PSVR experience in my re...[Read More]

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