Dark Souls III Preview

Ever since Demon’s Souls hit the PlayStation 3 in 2009, developers From Software have redefined what it means to be an RPG. With its dark, desolate atmosphere, engaging and varied combat, and downright brutal difficulty Demon’s Souls was a whole new look at the genre. Two years later, it’s spiritual successor Dark Souls managed to refine the Souls formula and create a game that w...

Squad Preview

Squad Developer: Offworld Industries Publisher: Offworld Industries Platform: Windows Release Date: 15 December 2015 Price: $39.99 USD – Available Here Let’s be real, military sims aren’t everyone’s cup of tea. The amount of buttons can be pretty overwhelming for the average gamer and sometimes accurate realism doesn’t equal fun. Things changed when the Project Reality mod landed for Battlef...

Tom Clancy’s The Division Preview

Tom Clancy’s The Division Developer: Ubisoft Massive Publisher: Ubisoft Platform: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Windows (Previewed) Release Date: 8 March 2016 This weekend saw the first major closed beta for Ubisoft Massive’s third person shooter RPG Tom Clancy’s The Division. The beta opened up a small section of New York City to gamers on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Windows. With a level cap of 8, g...

Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 Story Mode Preview

I have been a big fan of Naruto since I was in high school and while the anime and manga were always awesome, my real passion for the franchise has always come from its video games. The Naruto Storm series of games have always managed to capture the epic battles of the Naruto-verse in ways that no other adaptation has ever been able to. Sure most anime gets its own video games, but Naruto Storm se...

XCOM 2 Extended Hands-On Impressions

Over the holidays, I was granted access to the XCOM 2 build by the folks at Firaxis and 2K… so while the rest of you were enjoying time with family and friends, I was fighting a repressive alien occupation force. I had some time with a similar build a couple of weeks ago, I’ve now had the chance to more thoroughly explore the mechanics and processes in play. I’ve spoken about the tactical changes ...

Ark: Survival Evolved Preview

Ark: Survival Evolved Developer: Studio Wildcard Publisher: Studio Wildcard Platform: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Linux, Mac, Windows (Previewed) Release Date: 2 June 2015 Price: $17.99 USD – Available Here Ark: Survival Evolved is a survival FPS in active development. The game drops players naked and shivering on a mysterious island full of dinosaurs and other primordial creatures. Starting fr...

Dreams Hands-off Impressions

When Dreams was announced back at the Sony E3 presentation earlier this year, it turned a lot of heads with its surreal reveal video and ambitious desire to allow players to recreate their dreams within a game. Well Media Molecule, the team behind Dreams as well as the Little Big Planet franchise and Tearaway, came on down to Sydney to last week to present what they’ve done so far on their game. B...

Battlezone Hands-On Impressions

So this is my second foray into the virtual realities of the Sony VR headset, the Morpheus. The last time, I played The London Heist but this time I would be trying my hand at Battlezone, developed by the folks at Rebellion. The game is a remake of a classic Atari game and proudly wears it pedigree on its sleeve with retro-inspired graphical design. Following a quick tutorial in which I learned th...

XCOM 2 Hands-On Preview

If you’ll allow me a moment get my fanboy credentials out of the way, I’m going to tell you straight up that I am a huge fan of the XCOM series. I love playing as a paramilitary organisation trying to defend the Earth from aliens. The love the interplay of tactical and strategic choices with soldiers gaining experience and dying in the course of duty. I love managing funding and research into the ...

Dark Souls III Network Test Impressions

A few weeks ago, I got to try my hand at Namco Bandai and From Software’s upoming action RPG Dark Souls III. As a massive fan of the ‘Souls’ franchise of games I was ecstatic, but while my time with Dark Souls III was fun, it was very, very brief and left me feeling… hollow inside. Thankfully, due to the recent Dark Souls III Network Test, I was able to sit down in the comf...

Dark Souls III Hands-On Preview

It’s safe to say that Dark Souls III was by FAR my most anticipated game of the EB Expo. I was curious to see not only what From Software could do to further enhance the series, but also whether or not some inspiration would be drawn from Namco and From Software’s smash hit Bloodborne, and finally whether or not the return of Hidetaka Miyazaki as game director would breathe new life in...

Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 Hands-On Preview

I’m not shy in admitting that I love EA’s Plants v Zombies series in all of its forms, and the surprisingly fun Garden Warfare was probably my favourite installment of the bunch. That’s why when I found out a sequel was being released I had a mixture of enthusiasm and cautious optimism. What more could they do? Will this feel like a cheap cash-in? Well after playing a few rounds ...

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