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PES 2015 Sydney Preview Event

PES 2015 Sydney Preview Event After the fiasco that was my first encounter with the Pro Evolution Soccer sports game series at EB Expo I felt eager to give the game a second chance. When the time came around and I was given the chance, I put my hand up eagerly to give the new Pro Evolution Soccer 2015 another go at its preview event in...
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Wargaming’s World of Warships Playable at PAX Australia 2014

Wargaming’s World of Warships Playable at PAX Australia 2014 Wargaming has announced their presence at PAX Australia later this month, bringing with them a multi-platform line-up of playable titles. World of Tanks Blitz will be available to play on both iOS and Android devices; World of Tanks will of course be featured on PC stations in the booth; World of Tanks:...
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Magic: The Gathering Comes to PAX Aus

Magic: The Gathering Comes to PAX Aus Magic: The Gathering has become an important part of nerddom and pop culture, so it is no surprise that the world’s largest TCG and strategy game is making its way down under for PAX Aus 2014. This year, the guys at Wizards are bringing some awesome news, previews and events for everyone whether you...
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Just Dance 2015 Preview

Just Dance 2015 Preview I have never been one for physical coordination, but at this year’s EB expo I decided to throw caution to the wind and try my hand at the newest instalment of the Just Dance series. Coming up to the Ubisoft exhibit at the expo I was greeted a by a cavalcade of lights and sounds. The stall had...
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Samurai Warriors 4 Preview

Samurai Warriors 4 Preview The gameplay of the Warriors series and its specific spin-off, Samurai Warriors, is an interesting combination of action hack-and-slash and strategy. The player taking on the role of heroic commander warriors as they take to the field against entire armies. Although the game setting has some grounding...
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Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Preview

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Preview I generally preface these articles by talking about my own experience (or lack thereof) with a given game or franchise. I am happy to say that I have had quite of experience with the Call of Duty franchise, and first encountered it when the games were still setting themselves during World War Two. I have...
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Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham Hands-On Preview

Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham Hands-On Preview Every year, TT Games and Warner Bros. release a new Lego videogame that utilises one of its many licensed properties. From the original Lego Star Wars games to last year’s Lego The Hobbit, each new game adds new features and tidies up the graphics and are pretty typically solid gaming experiences. One of...
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Adventure Time: Secret of the Nameless Kingdom Hands-On Preview

Adventure Time: Secret of the Nameless Kingdom Hands-On Preview Do you love Adventure Time? How about old-school Zelda games? Then Adventure Time: Secret of the Nameless Kingdom is literally the perfect game for you. Combining elements of Pendleton Ward’s hugely popular animated series with the solid gameplay elements of the original Zelda games (that still stand the...
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EB Expo 2014 Event Recap

EB Expo 2014 Event Recap EB Expo 2014 has increased in size and scale every year since it became open to the public in 2011 and this year was no exception. With playable demos of games yet to be released anywhere in the world, massive stage shows, Q&A’s, cosplay contest, retro lounges, movie props, booth babes, the...
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Fortress Sieging with an Elephant in Far Cry 4

Fortress Sieging with an Elephant in Far Cry 4 From one psychopath to another, the Far Cry universe has gotten a lot more eclectic over the past few years. Now, self-proclaimed king Pagan Min (who is named after a real-life Burmese king, who reigned in the mid 1800’s) is primed to make Vaas look like chopped liver by comparison. Kyrat is his...
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Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Impressions

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Impressions 2K Australia and Gearbox Software have travelled to the moon and back to deliver the evolution of the Borderlands series, with Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel. While the whacky first-person shooter is set to be released on October 16, the game steered into action at EB Expo 2014 last...
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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Interview with Senior Writer Jakub Szamalek

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Interview with Senior Writer Jakub Szamalek The Witcher game series is a Fantasy RPG which bucks the tropes of Fantasy RPGs by painting a grim, dark setting with plenty of moral shades of grey. We’ve previously covered the game’s extended and beautiful trailer here, but at EB Expo I had the opportunity to ambush one of the writers of...
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Lords of the Fallen Hands-On Preview

Lords of the Fallen Hands-On Preview The Action RPG is an ever-growing genre, and Lords of the Fallen looks to take advantage of that. Lords of the Fallen is a brand new IP from the Deck13 Interactive & CI Games and published by Bandai Namco. It takes place in a fictional world where no sin is forgiven. After long-forgotten monsters and...
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Tom Clancy’s The Division Hands-off Impressions

Tom Clancy’s The Division Hands-off Impressions Game of Show. Without question. Those were my immediate thoughts after watching a live presentation of a brand-new Tom Clancy’s The Division demo at the EB Games Expo 2014. Other rumblings I overheard: “Does it so much better than Destiny“, “Bungie is in a lot of trouble” and...
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Tom Clancy’s The Division Interview with Game Director Ryan Barnard

Tom Clancy’s The Division Interview with Game Director Ryan Barnard Tom Clancy’s The Division is a game that impresses with every showing, teaching us a tad more about it every time. At this year’s EB Games Expo, I learnt more about the game than I expected to. Our hands-off preview, soon-to-be-published, will elucidate further, but our interview with game...
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Amiibo at EB Games Expo 2014

Amiibo at EB Games Expo 2014 I was excited to get my hands on Nintendo’s answer to the popular Skylanders and Disney Infinity figures at this years EB Games Expo with one big question I wanted answered, what exactly will these figures do apart from look awesome on my shelf ? Unfortunately, Nintendo Australia know about as much as...
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Bloodborne Hands-On Preview

Bloodborne Hands-On Preview FROMSOFTWARE have become synonymous with creating difficult, trial-and-error style action RPG’s. From King’s Field to Demon’s Souls, then Dark Souls and Dark Souls II, they have proven to be masters of the genre. Now the team is stepping it up again for the PS4 exclusive Bloodborne. Firstly the...
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Assassin’s Creed: Rogue Hands-On Preview

Assassin’s Creed: Rogue Hands-On Preview With Ubisoft releasing two very different Assassin’s Creed titles this year and everybody’s focus being on the next-gen Assassin’s Creed: Unity, I thought I would break off from the crowd and check out Assassin’s Creed: Rogue, the game that might very well be the last we see of Assassin’s Creed on...
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Evolve Hands-On Preview

Evolve Hands-On Preview After their huge success with Left 4 Dead, Turtle Rock Studios are back and teaming up with 2K Games to bring us Evolve; a squad based 4 v 1 multiplayer game that has four humans teaming up to take down one ever-evolving monster. The humans need to use teamwork and cooperation to take down the monster...
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Super Smash Bros. Wii U Hands On Preview

Super Smash Bros. Wii U Hands On Preview Super Smash Bros. for the 3DS is finally out on store shelves and is a huge hit here at EB Games Expo 2014 with everyone and their dog whipping out their 3DS to collect as many StreetPass’ as possible and get into the 4 player Smash action. However I am one of the rare few who are not delving in early...
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Interview with the Producer of Ubisoft’s The Crew

Interview with the Producer of Ubisoft’s The Crew The Crew has a lot of competition within the driving genre and its time of release isn’t helping the situation with Forza Horizon 2 just launched and Driveclub right around the corner. However with its huge open world, social aspects, story and customisation The Crew is the racer I am most looking...
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NBA 2K15 Hands-on Impressions

NBA 2K15 Hands-on Impressions Dear readers, you may have noticed from some (/all) of my previous articles covering the EB Expo that I am not really a console gamer by any stretch of the imagination. I am noticing that this is turning out to be quite a problem when providing coverage at this expo as most of the games being showcased are...
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Pro Evolution Soccer 2015 Hands-on Impressions

Pro Evolution Soccer 2015 Hands-on Impressions This game is perhaps the hardest I have ever had to play. It might not be because the gameplay is particularly difficult, although I have read that Pro Evolution Soccer (PES) 2015 does pride itself on being a very technical game which players can gain mastery over slowly. My main problem was simply that I...
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Alien: Isolation Hands-off Impressions

Alien: Isolation Hands-off Impressions The Creative Assembly’s, Alien: Isolation is just as frightening as the 1979 sci-fi phenomenon, ‘Alien’ by Ridley Scott. The video presentation by the creative lead, Alistair Hop at the EB Games Expo over the weekend, showed the first gameplay demo of the survival horror title. And let me...
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Until Dawn Hands-on Preview

Until Dawn Hands-on Preview Poor Ashley…or Chris. In Until Dawn, difficult choices are given to the player, ones that will determine the shape of the story moving forward. Sound familiar? It’s a philosophy that started – at least to this extent – with Indigo Prophecy and continued with Heavy Rain, both...
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WWE 2K15 Hands-on Preview

WWE 2K15 Hands-on Preview “FINALLY!” We get to go hands-on with WWE 2K15! Having skipped the prior two entries in the WWE video game franchise, I have suffered from withdrawal for quite some time now. I started watching professional wrestling when I was 6 years old. I used to purchase every game for every damn console!...
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