State of Decay 2 review: State of okay

Reviewed on Xbox One, copy supplied by publisher. It’s a given that a zombie apocalypse is going to be a bleak time, but that doesn’t mean it should be a tedious time. Unfortunately this is a memo that seems to have been missed in State of Decay 2. There’s an awful lot of milling around one location being upset, with the admittedly fun core of the game becoming lost in the depressing cocoon that s...[Read More]

Sea of Thieves review: Buried content

Reviewed on Xbox One and PC, copy supplied by publisher. Who would have thought setting sail on the high seas could be some of the most exciting gameplay we’ve had in a long time, but also some of the blandest. Sea of Thieves is a bit of a double edged cutlass, doing a lot right and doing a lot wrong. From the get go the free-form approach Sea of Thieves takes is evident. Once you’ve selected your...[Read More]

Xbox Gamescom roundup: New consoles, trailers and JURASSIC PARK

Gamescom 2017 doesn’t officially start for a couple more days, but that doesn’t mean the big publishers aren’t going to start dropping announcements. First cab off the rank is Xbox, bringing with them a bunch of new trailers for already announced games, some Xbox One console announcements, and a trailer for a whole new game that I bet you can’t guess what it is. So, here we...[Read More]

Gears of War 4 review: The next generation struggles to get into gear

Reviewed on Xbox One. Copy supplied by publisher. Drink some protein shakes, dust off your chainsaw and strap a car chassis to yourself, we’re heading to planet Sera. It’s been five years since we last checked in on Marcus Fenix and friends in a core Gears of War title, and a lot has changed in that time. The latest offering, Gears of War 4, takes place 25 years after Gears 3, putting ...[Read More]

What do upgraded consoles mean for system shelf life?

So yesterday Sony announced the PlayStation 4 Pro, which for those that don’t already know, is pretty much a half step up for the console. Retailing at AU$559.95 the new console isn’t the cheapest piece of hardware, and it could be superseded before too long. Historically consoles have had relatively short shelf lives, sticking around for an average of five to six years before being re...[Read More]

Highlights from the Xbox showcase – E3 2016

Considering we were fast asleep during Xbox’s E3 conference it’s probably a good time now to recap all the news and announcements. So without delay here is our recap of Xbox at E3. Consoles It looks like Xbox have fired the first shots in the battle of next gen.5 consoles, with the announcement of two new Xbox One models. All games and accessories will work with the new additions The X...[Read More]

The best E3 moments are the ones we aren’t expecting

E3 2016 is right around the corner, so pretty soon everyone’s newsfeeds will be blasted with so many stories of game reveals, cinematic trailers and awkward PR presentations. It’s an exciting time, as while there are plenty of conferences throughout the year, E3 is usually the one the heavy hitters like Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo (although maybe not so much this year) save for their ...[Read More]

Gears of War 4 trailer: Hello darkness

The Gears of War games have always had great cinematic trailers. Most feature the muscle clad COG soldiers doing some cool sci-fi testosterone things whilst accompanied by music that brings all the feels. I still remember the teaser for Gears of War 2, it nearly brought me to tears when it came out. Look at this emotional shit, just look at it: That choice of music just completely disarms you. Loo...[Read More]

Gears of War 4 date annouced: Here’s what we want

  Gears of War is a pretty complex game, on the surface it might look like a group of  bros fighting aliens over steroids, but it actually has more to it than that. With news breaking yesterday that Gears of War 4 is set to be released on October 11 2016, and a beta planned as early as April 18, attention is certainly on the series. Here’s what we want to see in the next outing on plane...[Read More]

PlayStation to salvage Lionhead Studios?

  It was a sad day across Albion when Microsoft announced Lionhead Studios was most likely going to close down. The announcement that sounded the death knell for the beloved creators of Fable and Black & White also spelled out the demise of Fable Legends, a game that had been in production since 2012. Well maybe all is not lost for the team at Lionhead Studios, because Sony are swooping i...[Read More]

Horror games to look forward to in 2016

  It’s that time of year again – the holiday season is over, the festivities that come with it have concluded and inevitably we turn our attention to the new year and what we hope to see or accomplish before December is upon us again. And if you’re a gamer – which, naturally, I’ll assume you are – you’ve already started thinking about what video game ...[Read More]

Behind the scenes of Far Cry Primal

  It’s just over a month before we get our hands on Ubisoft’s Far Cry Primal, the franchise’s first gallivant into the prehistoric age. The open world action game, which may or may not also contain dinosaurs, revolves around a caveman searching for the remaining members of his decimated tribe, encountering other warring tribes and many prehistoric beasts along the way. Prima...[Read More]

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