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Aliens Review

  Aliens Studios: Brandywine Productions, 20th Century Fox Publisher: 20th Century Fox Format: Cinema Release Date: Out now Overview In the interest of transparency – Aliens is my favourite movie, hands down, and I could not be more excited to see it on the big screen, just as it had originally aired 30 years ago. Or at least, not quite as it originally had. In The House treated us to the Di...

Dishonored 2 Hands-On Preview

Last weekend I found myself the chance to play a preview of Bethesda’s Dishonored 2 at EB Expo in Sydney – and it was so much fun I did it twice. Following on 15 years after the end of the first Dishonored, Dishonored 2 is set in the warm and sunny city of Karnaca. Empress Emily has been dethroned and outlawed by an otherworldly usurper, and once again you have to right what is wrong t...

Sid Meier’s Civilization VI Hands-on Preview

Last month my colleague and I were invited to 2K Games’ offices in Sydney for a hands-on preview of their upcoming 4X strategy title, Civilization VI. They say time is a flat circle (hexagon in this case) – what has come before will come back again, and this is certainly the case with Civilization VI. Building off of the success of Civilization V, and learning from the mistakes of Beyond Earth, Ci...

Bayonets and Bravery: Part 3

The craziness continues, as freed from the drudgery of the Prussian Staff College, the intrepid narrator once again narrates. Has the Russian bear awakened, surprised, it’s dreams of honey and big, strong, manly grenadiers ruined by Blucher? Has Napoleon realised he has competition? Will the Viking descendants take revenge on Friedrich? Whatever will the rest of greater Germany think?! You c...

Hands on With Sony’s Playstation VR

Last night I was lucky enough to get a chance to play around with Sony’s up coming virtual reality headset for the Playstation 4. While news about the peripheral has abounded for months now, and the technology was available to play around with at E3 last year (one of my colleagues wrote about his experience), this was my first chance to see what it was all about, and whether it was worth the...

Bayonets and Bravery: Part Two

The mental illness continues, in this, the second part of the Total War to control Europe. Tonight we meet our plucky heroes as they deal with the immediate aftermath of declaring war on the entire world all at once. What can possibly go wrong? How many men can the other European powers possibly dress up in a uniform and give a musket? Will my PC manage to render the immense smoke walls that this ...

Bayonets and Bravery: A Napoleon Total War Imperial Psychopath Let’s Play

In what is (I hope) a series I’ll continue all the way to the bitter end – complete control of Europe – I bring you, dear readers, the story of Prussia, and it’s story under the rule of an Imperial Psychopath. For those not in the know, Napoleon (and every Total War game since) features an achievement for declaring war on every faction in the first turn, never negotiating a...

Sieges and Siege AI in Total War: WARHAMMER

This morning as a teaser for the big Ides of March reveal (is it Vampire Counts? It’s definitely Vampire Counts), Creative Assembly released some news regarding the siege AI in the up and coming strategy game Total War: Warhammer. Ignoring the fact that its already the Ides of March where I am *grumble grumble,* this is still an equally exciting piece of news. As exciting as the campaign foo...

The Necron Overlord Arrives in Dawn of War 2: Retribution’s Last Stand Mode

Celebrating the strategy game’s 5th anniversary, yesterday Relic Entertainment announced the exciting addition of the Necron Overlord to Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War 2: Retribution‘s Last Stand mode. A fan favorite and a long requested addition to Last Stand game play, the Necron Overlord marshals an absolute command of death. Functioning as either a long-range fast-firing shooter or ...

Call of Cthulhu Video-Game Adaptation Announced

That which is not dead can eternal lie, proved time and again by the plethora of Lovecraftian mythos pervading the popular spheres. This time around the stars have aligned to bring us Call of Cthulhu: a video game adaptation of the RPG pen and paper classic. Developed by Cyanide Studio and published by Focus Home Interactive, Call of Cthulhu was announced today for release on consoles and PC. Desc...

Cornerstone: The Song of Tyrim Release Date Announced

Following their successful Kickstarter campaign (and unsuccessful first campaign), Phoenix Online Publishing and Overflow Games have today announced the release of their epic action RPG Cornerstone: The Song of Tyrim, set for April 26th on PC, Mac and Linux. Described as a ‘sweeping fantasy tale’, Cornerstone will allow players to hold the heathen hammer high as they lead a young vikin...

Total War: Attila Slavic Nations DLC and Make War Not Love 3 Announced

Once again this Valentine’s Day love is a battlefield, with Sega announcing the third installment in it’s titillating annual tradition. Kicking off on February 14th, 1800 GMT, and running for six days until February 20th 1800 GMT, Make War Not Love will again pit series heavy-weights Total War (represented this year by Attila) and Company of Heroes (with their back-to-back prize-winnin...

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