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 tell you, it was enough to make me jump in my seat and hold onto the person next to me (as e...

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 developed by Quantic Dream. But while the latter had you playing four lead characters, Until Dawn gi...

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! Eventually, Yukes got lazy. They know it’s true. Now, with 2K in charge of the IP, and ...

Dead Island 2 Hands On Preview

Deep Silver have returned from the bloody shores of Dead Island and Dead Island: Riptide with an appetising follow-up, that is set to be released in spring next year. While the survival horror franchise was originally developed by Techland (Dying Light), Dead Island 2 is the making of Yager Development (Spec Ops: The Line), who have taken zombies to the luxurious streets and beaches of California....

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...

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