James Orr

7.5

Good

Halo Wars 2 review: You had me at Halo

Reviewed on: Xbox One. Copy supplied by publisher. The original Halo Wars was the best-selling and highest rated RTS game on console. Why? Because it refined the genre’s controls and gameplay for consoles, using its limitations as strengths; plus it didn’t hurt to be a Halo game at the height of the franchise’s popularity. But now that Halo has fallen a little to the wayside, Halo Wars 2 needs to ...[Read More]

6.5

Okay

Candleman Review – Wax on or wax off?

Reviewed on Xbox One Candleman is an indie platformer developed by Spotlightor Interactive. You play as the titular Candleman, who’s more candle than a man, making his way through a dark but beautiful world. The game portrays itself like a children’s storybook, splitting its levels into chapters and having a mother-like narrator. It’s a charming world with some dark depth, despite the simplistic n...[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]

Halo Wars 2 Blitz Beta impressions

I spent some time playing the Halo Wars 2 Blitz Beta this weekend. The new Blitz gamemode is billed as “a fast, card-based strategic experience.” There’s no base construction, and units are summoned from cards randomly drawn from your deck; an interesting and unique concept for RTS games, but one that has received mixed reactions from the community. Blitz is a very action-oriented gamemode. Battle...[Read More]

Destiny’s ‘The Dawning’ Holiday Event – Racing, Strikes and Exotics (ft. Icebreaker)

‘The Dawning’ is Destiny’s upcoming event, running from December 13th to January 3rd. Bungie unveiled its trailer during the PSX Keynote, and it included some surprising features. The Tower will see some seasonal snowfall, decorative baubles, and banners for Sparrow League Racing’s comeback. This year you’ll be able to race on the new Mercury map while avoiding Vex artillery fire, as well as throu...[Read More]

New trailer and details on Crash Bandicoot’s “remaster plus”

Every so often we get a remaster that’s actually worth paying attention to, and Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy might be one of them. After teasing us at the last E3, Activision and Vicarious Vision have let the Bandicoot out of the crate at today’s Playstation Experience: In a follow-up post on the Playstation Blog, Game Director Dan Tanguay writes that the games had to be rebuilt from scratch us...[Read More]

Titanfall 2 – Free Multiplayer and Free DLC this weekend

Haven’t played Titanfall 2 yet, despite our glowing review? That’s alright, we won’t take it as a personal insult as long as you play the game during this weekend’s free multiplayer trial, which starts on Saturday the 3rd of December and runs until early on Monday the 5th (AEDT). You won’t have access to the fantastic and crazy campaign, but you’ll be able to play as much multiplayer as you want d...[Read More]

Titanfall 2 Titan Tips – Mechs maketh the man

Previously we looked at the Pilot; now we move onto the titular Titans. First, let’s start with general ways to earn your Titan. The most straightforward way to earn build time is killing minions, pilots, and even just damaging Titans. Capturing objectives and amping points in Amped Hardpoint matches will also help to build your Titan faster, so PTFO. The most neglected method, but also the fastes...[Read More]

Titanfall 2 Pilot tips – Wall run and gun effectively

There’s a lot to learn if you’re new to Titanfall, and here we’ll cover the basics as well as a few more advanced Pilot techniques. My first tip to both new and returning players is to simply play the campaign. It offers a variety of situations and environments and really helps to teach the basics of both Titanfall 2’s gunplay and movement. I even recommend grabbing the Pilot collectables, as many...[Read More]

9

Amazing

Titanfall 2 review: Rise of the Titans

Reviewed on: Xbox One. Copy supplied by publisher. This doesn’t make any sense. A good multiplayer-focused AAA FPS that also has a good campaign? What is this, 2007? Yes, the follow-up to Respawn Entertainment’s flagship title has built upon everything its predecessor had and even managed a few surprises. Titanfall 2’s campaign puts you in the boots of Rifleman Jack Cooper and after the untimely d...[Read More]

Battlefield 1 Behemoth guide – Wreck or get rekt

While we trudge on through Battlefield 1 for our review, let me just take a second to present a guide to tackling the classic multiplayer shooter’s newest addition to the formula: behemoths.  These monstrosities will spawn for losing teams depending on the score difference and time that has passed, and they have the power to turn the tide of the battle if used effectively. Here are some tips...[Read More]

Destiny’s hellish Halloween microtransactions

Destiny’s Halloween event, Festival of the Lost, has returned, with significantly more rewards, and significantly fewer of them are free. Haven’t heard of these rewards yet? Don’t worry, Bungie and Activision made a trailer showcasing all of the exclusive microtransactions! Many new masks and other cosmetic items are up for grabs, but there are three in particular that players are gravitating towa...[Read More]

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