Author: David Smith

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Uncharted movie delayed yet again

January 26, 2020

Nathan Drake just can’t catch a break. The movie adaptation of Uncharted has been delayed into 2021. According to Aaron Couch of The Hollywood Reporter, the film’s new release date is March 5, 2021. The change comes after Travis Knight became the sixth director to depart the troubled project since 2011. Sony are now reportedly […]

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The best Gran Turismo players in the world are coming to Sydney

January 24, 2020

The best Gran Turismo players in the world are coming to Sydney in February. The FIA Certified Gran Turismo Championships will pull into the Big Top at Sydney’s Luna Park on February 15-16. It’s rare to see the worlds of motorsport and video games collide like this, but here we are. The event will be […]

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Sick as hell Resident Evil 3 Collector’s Edition coming to Australia

January 23, 2020

We don’t often get excited about collector’s editions around here, but this Resident Evil 3 package is pretty special. So what’s in it? This set contains a high-quality statue of RE3 heroine Jill Valentine, a printed art book, poster map of Raccoon City and a 2-disc soundtrack. You can snap it up at JB Hifi […]

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Horizon Zero Dawn reportedly heading to PC

January 19, 2020

Horizon: Zero Dawn is heading to PC later this year, according to several sources familiar with Sony’s 2020 plans. Horizon: Zero Dawn released in 2017 as a PlayStation 4 exclusive. A new IP developed by Guerilla Games, it was a critical and commercial success, and a major win for Sony. The news, first reported by […]

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Cyberpunk 2077 delayed into September

January 17, 2020

Cyberpunk 2077 has been delayed. Developer CD Projekt Red made the announcement via their official Twitter account. The post details the studio’s reasoning for the delay and what they hope to achieve by the new release date, September 17, 2020. We have important news regarding Cyberpunk 2077’s release date we’d like to share with you […]

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Final Fantasy VII Remake has been delayed by a month

January 15, 2020

Final Fantasy VII Remake, the hotly anticipated remaster of the beloved JRPG, will miss its release date by a month. The game will now launch on April 10, 2020. The announcement came via the official FF7 Twitter account: A message from the #FinalFantasy VII Remake development team. #FF7R pic.twitter.com/NFYIQmytSa — FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE (@finalfantasyvii) […]

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Marvel’s Avengers delayed to September

January 15, 2020

Crystal Dynamics has announced that Marvel’s Avengers will miss its May 15 release date. The game’s developer announced today that the game’s launch date has been pushed back to September 4, 2020. “When we set out to bring you our vision for Marvel’s Avengers, we committed to delivering an original story-driven campaign, engaging co-op, and […]

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PlayStation will skip E3 for the second year in a row

January 13, 2020

PlayStation made headlines in 2019 when it announced it would bow out of the E3 Expo. E3 is the video game industry’s biggest event, a concentrated blast of marketing and hype that informs the future shape of the industry. Many wondered if PlayStation would return to E3 in 2020. Given that the launch of the […]

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Watch this Zelda player nuke Breath of the Wild‘s toughest foe

January 13, 2020

If you sink enough time into a video game, you’ll eventually come to feel like you’re quite good at it. Practice makes perfect, right? But every now and then, you’ll come across a player who has had such a complete mind-meld with a game’s controls that they are able to accomplish things you didn’t even […]

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A last minute holiday gift guide for the lazy gamer

December 20, 2019

Time to admit it: you need a gift guide. It’s a few days to Chrimbo and you’ve only just realised because you’ve been playing Death Stranding. You’ll be at the shopping centre this weekend to see Star Wars which presents an opportunity to do some last minute Christmas shopping. But what do you get the […]

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The AU Review’s Game of the Year 2019: Runners Up

December 17, 2019

If you read over our Game of the Year list for 2019 and thought there were a few missing titles, there’s a reason for that. We simply can’t fit them all. In fact, there were so many great titles to come out in 2019 that we felt running a single list didn’t feel quite fair. […]

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The AU Review’s Game of the Year 2019

December 17, 2019

It hasn’t been easy to choose as a Game of the Year for 2019. This has been a pivotal year for the games industry. With new consoles on the horizon, and several high profile AAA titles delaying into early 2020, independent games have been able to take the spotlight in a big way. The games […]

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Every trailer from today’s PlayStation State of Play

December 10, 2019

PlayStation have dropped the latest State of Play broadcast overnight. The broadcast, PlayStation’s first since October, covered PS4 and PSVR titles launching in 2020. So what was on the docket? Untitled Goose Game Untitled Goose Game by Melbourne developer House House will make its PlayStation 4 debut next week, December 17, just in time for […]

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New BioShock in development at new 2K studio

December 9, 2019

Fresh from resurrecting their popular Borderlands property this year, 2K Games has announced the return of another fan favourite — BioShock. 2K believes newly created 2K studio, Cloud Chamber, are the team to make it. Cloud Chamber will be based at 2K’s headquarters in San Francisco, California and Montreal, Quebec. The move to Quebec marks […]

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Eberron: Rising from the Last War revives a beloved D&D setting

December 9, 2019

Eberron is one of Dungeons & Dragons greatest settings. A world still sifting through the wreckage of a recent global war, a place where sorcery and ambition have created technological marvels. The second major campaign setting for D&D 5th Edition is a palate cleanser, a very different flavour to the game’s traditional home in the […]

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GB Studio lets you make your own GameBoy games

December 6, 2019

Making a video game is hard. The disciplines involved in creating a video game are so far-ranging that most beginners give up. If only there were easier, less intimidating paths of entry into game design available to beginners. That’s where apps like GB Studio by programmer Chris Maltby come in. The Nintendo GameBoy was a […]

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We played Red Dead Redemption 2 on a $5000 laptop

December 2, 2019

The Asus Zenbook Pro Duo UX181GV is a legitimate monster. Two 4K touchscreens. A 9th Gen Intel i9 processor running at 2.4GHz, speed boosted up to a crazy 5.0GHz. A huge 32GB DDR4 RAM. A 1TB SSD. A 6GG GDDR6 Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 graphics card. One of the most powerful laptops I’ve ever encountered, […]

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WD Black P10 Review: Big storage, low price

December 1, 2019

The WD Black P10 Game Drive is a pretty tight little piece of kit. It understands that game file sizes are larger than ever and growing as a new hardware generation looms. You can see this in real terms — models start at 2TB before hitting a monstrous 4TB and 5TB. The drive is USB […]

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Death Stranding Review: Hideo Kojima vs The World

November 18, 2019

I don’t really know how to review a game like Death Stranding. Try as I might to collect my thoughts for review, it seems designed to defy critical appraisal at every turn. This may make it a work of high and complex art, a kind of long-form interactive Rorschach test, but I don’t know that […]

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Warcraft III Reforged Beta Impressions: Feels like home

November 11, 2019

Warcraft III has loomed large in my mind ever since its launch in 2002. A natural evolution of the real-time strategy games that birthed the franchise, Warcraft III turned the genre on its ear. The introduction of hero units, named characters more powerful than a typical soldier, made it unique within the genre. To see Blizzard […]

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Dell XPS 13 7390 Review: Style and substance

November 10, 2019

I like Dell’s range of XPS ultrabooks. They’re workhorse machines designed for portability and power in equal measure. The XPS 13 7390 iterates subtly on previous designs, projecting confidence in its look and feel. Spec sheet As work machines go, this one has a spec sheet with the works: a 10th Gen Intel Core i5 […]

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The Outer Worlds Review: Tales from the Outer Rim

November 8, 2019

For some time now, there’s been a growing sense that Bethesda has lost the thread of what made The Elder Scrolls and Fallout series’ so great. If you’ve been feeling the same way, it’s likely that The Outer Worlds will be game you’ve been hoping they would make. Bethesda didn’t make it, but it sure feels […]

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Sennheiser GSP-370 Review: Big improvements at a price

November 4, 2019

The last time I got to play with Sennheiser’s GSP range of gaming headphones, I came away rather unimpressed. Happily, I’ve found their revised design to be a great deal more agreeable. The GSP-370 range sits at the more affordable end of the scale for Sennheiser, coming in at about $350 AUD. As gaming headsets […]

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BlizzCon 2019: Diablo 4 announced, returns to grimdark roots

November 1, 2019

Blizzard have announced Diablo 4 at BlizzCon 2019. Marking a return to the series grimdark, gothic horror roots, the publisher debuted both a cinematic trailer and a quick look at gameplay. The game’s look has clearly been inspired by Diablo 2, taking a sincere and “reverent approach” to design. There’s no changes to POV or […]

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BlizzCon 2019: World of Warcraft: Shadowlands pits players against the old gods of Azeroth

November 1, 2019

The next expansion in the long-running World of Warcraft series is World of Warcraft: Shadowlands. Sylvanas has taken the crown of the Lich King, crowning herself the Lich Queen and doubling down on her seemingly endless downward spiral into madness and destruction. With the doorway to afterlife torn wide open, the expansion will allow players […]

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BlizzCon 2019: Overwatch 2 announced, adds new PvE

November 1, 2019

Blizzard Entertainment have announced Overwatch 2 during their annual BlizzCon convention in Anaheim, California. The sequel to the team-based shooter that rocketed to global popularity in 2016, Overwatch 2 promises more heroes, more maps, more modes and a fully-flegded PvE mode. The newest PvP game mode is called Push. It features a large robot that […]

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Luigi’s Mansion 3 Review: Kid spooky

October 28, 2019

Luigi’s Mansion 3 is exactly the kind of game to get your kids if they love Halloween. Uncomplicated in design and low on overall difficulty, it smoothes over any potential wrinkles with trademark Nintendo charm. It’s spooky in the ways that kids love and is always careful to undercut its low-grade scares with good humour. […]

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The Last of Us Part II has been delayed

October 24, 2019

Only weeks ago, Naughty Dog announced that The Last of Us Part II would launch on March 20, 2020. This morning, creative director Neil Druckmann announced on the PlayStation Blog that the game has been delayed. The Last of Us Part II will now ship on May 20, 2020. “I know,” reads Druckmann’s post, “It was […]

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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Review: The world goes with you

October 20, 2019

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is one of the greatest role-playing games ever made. I knew that the first time I played it at a preview in January 2015 and it remains true now over four years after its release. CD Projekt Red’s masterpiece/labour of love operates at a scale that would make other genre […]

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Playing Dungeons & Dragons at PAX Aus is great and you should do it

October 16, 2019

I’ve wanted to play a pick-up game of Dungeons & Dragons since attending the very first PAX Australia back in 2013. That inaugural year was the only time I’ve ever attended the show as a punter — by the time the show moved from Melbourne Showgrounds to Jeff’s Shed in 2014, I’d started writing here […]

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