Author: Alaisdair Leith

Here’s every major announcement from the 2023 PlayStation Showcase

May 25, 2023

Sony recently concluded its highly anticipated PlayStation Showcase, and it did not disappoint. The hour-long event was filled with various announcements, revealing a wealth of information about upcoming games for both the PS5 and the PSVR 2. Additionally, Sony surprised fans with some fresh hardware accessories, including the Project Q Remote Play handheld and a […]

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Game Review: Advance Wars: 1+2 Re-Boot Camp is a fantastic remake for fans and newcomers alike

May 24, 2023

Advance Wars: 1+2 Re-Boot Camp is both a fantastic compilation and remake of the first two, fan favourite games in the Advance Wars series. Originally released on the Game Boy Advance in 2001 and 2003 respectively, these classics have been revisioned by developer Wayforward, known for their work on the Shantae series. The package includes […]

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Our top 5 takeaways from Dreamhack Melbourne 2023

May 2, 2023

Dreamhack is Melbourne’s newest gaming festival, a three-day event was held at the Melbourne Parks precinct focused on all things E-sports. Competitions, leagues, B.Y.O LAN parties and cosplay competitions were all present, along with the chance to get some serious advice on how to get started in the gaming industry from professionals. 5. Cosplay Competition […]

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Game Review: Horizon Forbidden West: Burning Shores is DLC done right

April 28, 2023

Horizon Forbidden West has released its long-awaited DLC follow-up, in the form of a new expansion titled Burning Shores. The PS5 exclusive add-on for the game follows Aloy as she journeys to a new part of the USA which winks at the future of Hollywood and its place within this new world. The main difference […]

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Tech Review: The Motorola Motog53 5G feels packed to the brim

April 26, 2023

The Motog53 5G stands as Motorola’s latest mid-range offering, providing a 120hz refresh rate, 5G capability and a sleek and minimalist design that is comfortable to hold and fits perfectly in both your hand and pocket. It’s admittedly been a while since I last used a Motorola phone, but I was quite surprised at how […]

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Sennheiser IE 200 review – wired to perfection

April 21, 2023

It’s been a while since I have used over-the-ear headphones. I enjoyed the sporty look and the secure fit that would allow me to partake in any amount of activities with the security that they won’t fall out or come undone. While it’s been a few years since my Beats over-ears have been in fashion, […]

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Exploring Docklands : Eat, Stay & Play in Melbourne’s waterside hotspot

April 18, 2023

Just on the outskirts of Melbourne’s CBD is a freshly revamped District Docklands. Originally built in 2008, a 2021 renovation saw the addition of an entertainment precinct including restaurants, cinemas, tourist attractions and a brewery. I recently visited the area – easily accessible by Melbourne’s free tram network – and here’s a few of my […]

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Game Review: The Last of Us Part 1‘s PC port is far from perfect

April 12, 2023

It’s no secret that The Last of Us Part 1 has released on PC to some extremely negative reactions, mainly due to its buggy and at times, game-breaking performance issues. There have been two patches issued since its release, yet the game is still struggles to run on mid tier PC’s, let alone an entry […]

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Lizzo is touring Australia & New Zealand in 2023

March 22, 2023

It’s about damn time! Lizzo has released tour dates for Australia in July 2023. The rnb/pop diva is headed to Australian shores to headline Splendour in the Grass and will add in the Special performances bringing music sensation Tkay Maidza as the supporting act. The Special tour will kick off at the RAC Arena in Perth […]

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Game Review: Bayonetta Origins : Cereza and the Lost Demon is a wonderful adventure worth taking

March 22, 2023

Ever wondered what a Bayonetta game for a younger audience would look like? Well no, I had never pondered that thought either, yet here we are in 2023 with a Bayonetta entry aimed squarely at younger audiences with no gunfire, sarcastic and filthy quips or nearly nude scenes in sight. Cereza and the Lost Demon […]

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Herb & Chilli Festival heats up the Yarra Valley

March 19, 2023

This weekend in the Yarra Valley, hot heads and green thumbs alike swarmed to the aptly named Lovely Nursery for the 11th Herb & Chilli Festival. Featuring over 80 stalls, live cooking shows, hot wings, fresh chillies and chilli chocolate chip cookie eating contests, and a whole host of fresh herb and chilli plants to […]

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Theatre Review: American Idiot – Can you hear the sound of hysteria?

March 17, 2023

Debuting on Broadway in 2010, American Idiot (based on the Green Day album of the same name that defined a generation) has become a beloved production that went on to win two Tony awards. It was developed by bandmates Michael Mayer and Billie Joe Armstrong and has finally come to Melbourne’s Chapel off Chapel thanks […]

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Game Preview: Hands on with Dead Island 2

March 16, 2023

The team at Plaion ANZ were nice enough to provide us with a hands-on look at the highly anticipated Dead Island 2 from Dambuster Studios and Deep Silver. The sequel is finally releasing later this month after the first game in 2011, which garnered rave reviews and a cult following. This time around the island […]

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Atomic Heart Review: From Russia without love

March 1, 2023

Bioshock has never looked so good! A game heavily inspired by the beloved trilogy, Atomic Heart is a new style of open-world steampunk exploration. Brimming with loaded landscapes, fetch quests to complete and some beautiful graphics that developer Mundfish have crafted that looks great on the surface, but lacks any real substance. There are murderous […]

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Harley Quinn

Harley Quinn: A Very Problematic Valentine’s Day Special: Harley pushes love to the limit in this rip-roaring DC Valentine’s special

February 9, 2023

Harley Quinn : A Very Problematic Valentine’s Day Special follows from the third season of Harley Quinn, airing on Binge in Australia and HBO Max in the USA. It’s a show that has prided itself on being outrageously vulgar, taking beloved DC characters and pushing them to the limit of adult animation humour. But they’re […]

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Forspoken Review: A middling mashup

February 2, 2023

Forspoken is a fantasy adventure with a lot of heart and soul at its core. While some of its magic gets lost in translation, the expansive open world, unique controls and intriguing combat system help the game feel fresh more so than not. The cinematic scope of the story and main missions give it a […]

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Teen Wolf

Film Review : Teen Wolf: The Movie is back for one more bite!

January 31, 2023

It’s been five years since we said goodbye to the residents of Beacon Hills and the majority of its cast moved onto bigger projects allowing them to become household names. Bringing all these characters together again and having them moved from teens to adulthood was a big gamble to see if fans would return and […]

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TV Review: The Last of Us is the perfect video game adaptation

January 11, 2023

Translating a video game to screen is no easy feat. There have been so many examples of terrible franchises that companies try to cross over and while some work (Sonic, Detective Pikachu) more often than not they fail spectacularly (Resident Evil on Netflix, Monster Hunter, Silent Hill). What these adaptations fail to understand is an […]

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Pokémon Scarlet Review : Fun to Play, Rough to Run

December 8, 2022

For better or worse, Pokémon games have stuck to a both formula and style over the last 10 years. While many spin-offs and side games have attempted to that attempt to deepen and swerve that formula in a new direction, Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet are offering a huge step forward for the series in […]

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Sonic Frontiers Review: A Sporadic Sprint

December 7, 2022

The big blue blur is having the time of his life in 2022, thanks to an incredibly successful film sequel. So with the Sonic series reaching an all-time high in recent years, developer Sonic Team has decided to completely re-invent the wheel by taking him out of his traditional 2D side-scrolling adventure, instead opting for […]

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Sackboy: A Big Adventure PC Review – The Perfect Stitch

November 21, 2022

PlayStation continue their ports of their original content from their exclusive console to Steam and Epic Games store on PC. As one of the launch titles for the PlayStation 5 and a last-gen version for PlayStation 4, the game was a great way to showcase the new features of both the Dual Sense controller and […]

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Mario + Rabbids Sparks Of Hope Review: Back and Better Than Ever

November 7, 2022

Who knew that combining the nostalgia and platforming fun of Mario games together with the whacky world of Ubisoft’s Rabbids would work? 2018’s Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle still stands as an essential staple of the Nintendo Switch system. A classic turn based strategy game that successfully fused the worlds of Mario and Rabbids together sees […]

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Bayonetta 3 Review: The Witch is BACK!

October 27, 2022

Developer Platinum Games returns with an undoubtedly ambitious follow up to 2014’s otherwise stellar Bayonetta 2. Now exclusively on the Nintendo Switch system, the franchise feels settled into its skin this time around – delivering huge action and an epic multiverse-inspired tale featuring the most unpredictable story both the series and studio have delivered to […]

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Return to Monkey Island Review: A Swashbuckling Return to Form

October 12, 2022

Ahoy Matey, welcome back! Developer LucasArts’ original point and click adventure games were a substantial part of my childhood, helping me discover my true love for games. While they may have gone out of style in recent years, otherwise replaced by the more contemporary Telltale -style games, remasters like Full Throttle and Day of the […]

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Six episodes in, is The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power worth watching?

October 7, 2022

If you have been glued to Amazon’s new show The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power each week, you wouldn’t be alone. The first five episodes have firmly established the Second Age setting, filled with a lot of back story and establishment of Numenor, Southlands, Khazan-dum and Lindon. It feels all of this […]

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Unwrapping PlayStation’s September State of Play

September 15, 2022

Sony PlayStation released a surprise State of Play stream yesterday, revealing a closer look at some upcoming titles like Hogwarts Legacy and the anticipated PlayStation Stars rewards program. But he studio also took the time to grace us with some brand new reveals, some even from older franchises, making their way back onto a new […]

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Unwrapping September’s Nintendo Direct Stream

September 14, 2022

This September, Nintendo Direct was jam-packed with games, release dates, trailers and news about what’s coming to the system over the next year. The Zelda: The Breath of the Wild sequel is coming, Goldeneye with online multiplayer will be available soon, Kirby‘s 30th anniversary celebrations, Pikmin 4 and a slew of Nintendo 64 games are […]

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First Impressions: Amazon’s The Rings of Power is a sensual feast of Tolkien goodness

September 5, 2022

Set in the middle age of Middle Earth, thousands of years before the events of The Hobbit and the One Ring, Amazon Prime Video’s new series The Rings of Power. After watching the first two episodes, it is clear the studio squeezed every cent out of the reported $465 million dollars for its first season […]

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The Last of Us Part 1 Review: Remade to Perfection

September 1, 2022

Let’s address the elephant in the room; yes, most of will again be playing The Last of Us on what will be a third generation of PlayStation systems. It’s quite understandable however, that the true question on everyone’s mind revolves around whether or not it’s worth paying what can only be considered the price of […]

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Saints Row Review: Blessed be the new Saints

August 23, 2022

Saints Row is back after a seven year hiatus, opting for a soft reboot of the series which aims to retain all the things fans love about the games, all while bringing it to a new generation of fans and consoles. Complete with some impressive graphics and a wide array of customisation options, Saints Row […]

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