Mortal Kombat X Hands-on Preview

To all my Mortal Kombat brethren, I must apologise. You see, ever since Mortal Kombat X was revealed, we MK fanatics have been scrounging around for any information on the tightly-sealed story of the tenth entry in the iconic fighting franchise, and our best shot at gleaning any details of said story is through the introductory dialogue between fighters as they square up and ready to come to blows...

The Order: 1886 Hands-on Preview

The Order: 1886 has been receiving a lot of flak since, well, first gameplay footage was shown. While the fluidity of the blending between cinematic and gameplay was what impressed me early on, others seemed to hate the apparent focus Ready at Dawn has placed on the cinematic element. Unfortunately, those opinions have only been validated ever since Sony started putting The Order: 1886 in the hand...

Splatoon Hands On Preview

Splatoon Developer: Nintendo Co. Ltd Publisher: Nintendo Format: Wii U (Previewed) Release Date: TBC Splatoon may just be the craziest upcoming Nintendo title to date, a platoon of colourful warfare over turf that will splash onto the Wii U console next year. The unique third person shooter is more ‘paint bomber’ than call of duty and is comprised within a tight-knit arena, similar to ...

Assassin’s Creed: Unity Hands Off Impressions

Ubisoft Production Manager, Jeffrey Spicer demoed Assassin’s Creed: Unity at EB Games Expo Sydney this weekend. The demo that was originally featured at Gamescom this year, takes players into the first ‘black box mission’ for the single-player campaign. During the French Revolution in Paris, 1789, Arno Dorian is assigned to assassinate a member from the Templar Order, Charles Gab...

Hands-on with Battlefield Hardline’s Hotwire Match Type

Battlefield Hardline represented Electronic Arts Australia’s biggest offering at the EB Games Expo 2014, which isn’t much of a statement when considering that the already released EA Sports FIFA 15 was the only other EA-published title on show. But, it was also one of the most popular, highly anticipated titles of the show, period. We got to go hands-on with the title’s Hotwire m...

Forza Horizon 2 Interview with Art Director Ben Penrose

A few developers made the long trip ‘Down Under’ from all over the globe to attend the EB Games Expo 2014. One in particular missed his own launch party for the commitment – Ben Penrose, Art Director on Forza Horizon 2. Based out of Royal Leamington Spa in Warwickshire, England, the team at Playground Games pleasantly surprised everyone by helming an off-shoot of the previously s...

Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric & Sonic Boom: Crystal Shards Hands On Preview

Both Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric for the Wii U and Sonic Boom: Crystal Shards for the Nintendo 3DS were playable at EB Games Expo 2014 and I got the chance to try out both to see what was similar and different between the two. I first spent some time with Sonic Boom: Crystal Shard which I played on a 2DS system. The controls were rather simple with B being Jump and Double Jump, Y being Boost, X bein...

Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition Hands On Preview

I was a huge fan of the original Sleeping Dogs released in 2012 and thought it was one of the great sleeper hits of the generation. Having spent a lot of time with that game including purchasing all the DLC and getting every single trophy, I got some time with the Definitive Edition to see what’s changed and if this HD upgrade is worth your money. In terms of game play, Sleeping Dogs Definit...

Project CARS Hands On Impressions

Project CARS had a playable demo at EB Expo 2014 and I got to go hands on with a few different cars on a circuit track. There were a few setups with different types of cars on each and I checked out three of them which had a playable V8 like car, a super car and and F1 like vehicles. Judging by my lack of detail in my car descriptions you can probably tell I’m not a big car enthusiast, but I...

Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMix Hands On Preview

Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMix contains two main games and a heap of cut scenes covering the story of Kingdom Hearts Re:Coded. I got to go hands on with both Kingdom Hearts 2 Final Mix and Birth By Sleep at this years EB Games Expo and walked away with a great feeling of nostalgia after playing both of these titles a while back in the past. First up is Kingdom Hearts 2 Final Mix. It has been a while ...

Bayonetta 2 Hands On Preview

Bayonetta 2 is an upcoming action game exclusive for the Wii U featuring the sexy Umbra Witch Bayonetta and her quest to rescue her friend Jeanne from the Inferno. I got about 10 minutes worth of game play from the behind curtains demo at Nintendo’s booth which gave me a pretty good feel of what I could expect from the full game when it launches on October 25th. The fights in Bayonetta 2 are...

LittleBigPlanet 3 Preview

I am going to be open and state immediately that I am not an aficionado of platformer games. As a child, I was deprived of the likes of Mario and Luigi due to my family being refugees from various conflicts/civil unrests. When the choice is between eating and owning a gaming console, my parents stuck firmly to the ideal of avoiding malnutrition. I have tried They Bleed Pixels at a friend’s p...

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