Author: Matthew Arcari

Matthew Arcari is the games and technology editor at The AU Review. You can find him on Twitter at @sirchunkee, or at the Dagobah System, chilling with Luke and Yoda.

Evil Dead: The Game Review: Hail to the King Baby

May 27, 2022

The Evil Dead franchise continues to amaze me. From a campy independent film made by college kids, to one of the most successful horror franchises ever made, it’s seen its fair share of films, games, comics and even a recent TV series. It’s also worth noting that Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn is one […]

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New SteelSeries Arctis Nova Pro Headsets Bring Active Noise Cancelling and Multi-Console Functionality

May 25, 2022

SteelSeries have today announced two brand-new premium headsets, set to bring with them a promising combination of versatility and features. The SteelSeries Arctis Nova Pro and Arctis Nova Pro Wireless gaming headsets will feature premium sound quality, Active Noise Cancelling, Bluetooth connectivity and an included DAC that works with Xbox Series X|S, PS5/PS4, PC and […]

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Overwatch 2 PVP Beta Preview: A natural progression

May 23, 2022

The highly anticipated Overwatch 2 comes straight off the back of, what is in my opinion, one of the most successful runs a PVP shooter has ever experienced. Putting the internal Activision Blizzard issues aside, the original Overwatch has most definitely stood the test of time, continuously aiming to uphold the balance that it has […]

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D-Link announces the release of the G415 AX1500 4G Smart Router

May 18, 2022

In an ever evolving world, where most have been or are now working from home, or in multiple work spaces, it’s important to stay connected. D-Link has launched their newest mobile router, the G415, an AX1500 4G Smart Router that allows you to take advantage of your mobile carrier’s SIM card to share both your […]

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SteelSeries Aerox 9 Wireless Gaming Mouse Review: The ultimate MOBA sidekick

May 12, 2022

Out the gate, the SteelSeries Aerox 9 Wireless gaming mouse is nothing short of a premium experience. The Aerox line-up might be known for its unorthodox RGB inspired design on the surface, but make no mistake; the Aerox 9 Wireless is serious business.  Ticking many of the boxes the high-end price tag usually entails, this […]

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Join Nightwing and Red Hood in a new gameplay trailer for Gotham Knights

May 11, 2022

A brand new gameplay trailer for Gotham Knights was shown off overnight, highlighting both Nightwing and Red Hood as they patrol the streets of Gotham. While not related to the Batman Arkham series, the trailer bears many similarities in terms of gameplay, from combat to traversal. Game Director Geoff Ellenor opened the proceedings, before we […]

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The EA Sports FIFA series will now be known as EA Sports FC

May 11, 2022

EA Sports has revealed this morning that it will be dropping the FIFA brand in favour of a new title moving forward, announcing EA Sports FC. The name change will take place next year, meaning that FIFA 23 will indeed serve as the last EA Sports football game to bear the name. This news isn’t […]

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Trek to Yomi Review: A stylish, samurai showdown

May 6, 2022

I’ve often been drawn to the various samurai films of the 20th century. From director Akira Kurosawa’s classics like The Hidden Fortress and Seven Samurai, to the ultra violent Shogun Assassin, there’s a sense of grace and simplicity to be found amongst the many stories of revenge and redemption. As a result, it’s no secret […]

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SteelSeries Apex 3 TKL Keyboard Review: A solid, compact all-rounder

April 21, 2022

The SteelSeries Apex 3 TKL (TenKeyLess) keyboard is an entry-level gaming keyboard that sits beside its larger sibling, the Apex 3. The Apex 3 TKL does away with the numeric keypad and wrist rest, all while providing a smaller, more compact alternative that holds some nifty features and smooth functionality for genera all-around use, even […]

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SteelSeries Prime Mini Wireless Gaming Mouse Review: Small and mighty

April 12, 2022

SteelSeries is no stranger to creating some of the most premium gaming accessories and peripherals on the market, with their range of gaming mice providing a wide range of options for different types of gamers, from casual to hardcore. The Prime Mini Wireless however, feels like a fantastic middle ground. It’s incredibly minimal and sleek […]

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Square Enix announces Kingdom Hearts IV

April 11, 2022

Kingdom Hearts IV has been announced by Square Enix at the Kingdom Hearts 20th Anniversary Event overnight, along with a second game, titled Kingdom Hearts Missing-Link, a smaller title coming to iOS and Android platforms. The 7-minute trailer below features clips of both new games, preceded by footage of Kingdom Hearts Dark Road’s final story […]

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LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga Review: May the bricks be with you

April 8, 2022

The lightsaber battles. Dogfights. Distant planets. Iconic characters. The Star Wars saga has brought with it many memorable moments that have stood the test of time. While I won’t begin to list those moments here, LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga has decided to cram them all into one neat package, reinventing the LEGO game formula […]

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Max Payne 1 and 2 remakes coming from Remedy and Rockstar

April 7, 2022

In today’s landscape of constant remakes and remasters, we’re surprised these two PlayStation 2 classics have not yet made the list. That time, however, is coming to an end. Remakes of Max Payne and Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max have been announced by developer Remedy in partnership with Rockstar Games. With no release window […]

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A new Tomb Raider is in development, will use Unreal Engine 5

April 7, 2022

A brand new Tomb Raider game is currently in the works, with developer Crystal Dynamics dropping the news at yesterday’s State of Unreal Engine stream. It has also been announced that the game would also utilise the brand new Unreal Engine 5. “We have just started development on our next Tomb Raider game, powered by […]

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New PlayStation Plus tiers have been announced, with a catch for Australians

March 30, 2022

PlayStation has announced in a PlayStation Blog post this morning, multiple new tiers of PlayStation Plus subscriptions, with Australian gamers set to miss out on the highest tier, known as PlayStation Plus Premium. This is due to the fact that the Premium tier’s offerings tie into the cloud-based streaming service PlayStation Now, which we currently […]

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Ghostwire: Tokyo Review: Saving the city, one soul at a time

March 23, 2022

Tokyo might just be one of the busiest and most popular cities in the world. Known for its dense population, vibrant nightlife and iconic culture, you’d be hard-pressed to find a place with less to do or see. Enter Ghostwire: Tokyo. A supernatural force has left the city empty, devoid of human life. Their souls […]

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CD Projekt Red has confirmed a new Witcher game is in development

March 22, 2022

It’s official. Developer CD Projekt Red has confirmed this morning that a new game in The Witcher franchise is indeed in development, highlighting that a “new saga” is beginning. What this means for the franchise itself is anyone’s guess. CD Projekt Red had also noted that this new entry will be utilising the Unreal Engine […]

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All-new horror game The Quarry announced with release date around the corner

March 18, 2022

2K and Supermassive Games have announced this morning a brand-new horror game, The Quarry, which is set to release on June 10 for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One and PC. This is a huge surprise, given developer Supermassive Games churning out Dark Pictures titles like Man of Medan, Little Hope and […]

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Unwrapping State of Play’s Hogwarts Legacy gameplay trailer

March 18, 2022

This morning’s Hogwarts Legacy gameplay trailer has left an incredibly positive impression in the minds of Harry Potter fans and gamers alike. While the game’s troubled development has lingered since its reveal, we’re confident that things are looking up, providing a healthy dose of wizarding goodness, wrapped in a detailed and expansive open world. So […]

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PlayStation’s upcoming State of Play will focus on Hogwarts Legacy

March 16, 2022

Gameplay footage from the upcoming Hogwarts Legacy will be shown off at this Friday’s PlayStation State of Play Stream. This will mark the first time gameplay footage has ever been revealed, with the game first being announced during Sony’s PlayStation 5 showcase, way back in September of 2020. According to PlayStation’s Official Blog, the 20-minute […]

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WWE 2K22 Review: A Rey of sunshine

March 13, 2022

After a much needed year off, the WWE 2K franchise has returned with the hopes of providing a high flying, hard-hitting recreation of the iconic sport. While we won’t talk about the state the franchise has been in the past few years, it’s worth noting that WWE 2K22 marks a triumphant return for wresting games […]

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Shadow Warrior 3 Review: As safe as crazy can be

March 11, 2022

I have fond memories of the Shadow Warrior franchise. Having played the original a little over 20 years ago on the old family PC, I was fairly certain I was prepared for the insanity the rebooted franchise would throw at me. This rebooted trilogy has indeed proved serviceable if a little safe. Make no mistake; […]

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Code Breakers: Women in Games exhibition arrives at Yarra Ranges Regional Museum

March 10, 2022

A free ACMI touring exhibition is currently running at the Yarra Ranges Regional Museum. Titled Code Breakers: Women in Games, the exhibition aims to highlight the impact and numerous achievements of women working within the games industry. From Saturday, March 5 to Sunday, May 15, the Yarra Ranges Regional Museum will be transformed into an […]

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Every announcement from PlayStation’s March State of Play

March 10, 2022

PlayStation’s State of Play stream for the month of March was short and sweet. Focusing on Japanese developers this time around, the 20-minute stream showcased both new and current games on track for 2022 and beyond. Without further ado, here are the announcements. Exoprimal Capcom’s upcoming game feels a lot like a wild take on […]

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How to watch PlayStation’s upcoming March State of Play stream

March 9, 2022

Sony has announced via the Official PlayStation Blog that the next State of Play stream is set to go for tomorrow morning. While the showcase usually focuses on upcoming games, Sony has announced that this stream will highlight the works of various Japanese publishers, of which official titles are yet to be revealed. One can […]

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Gran Turismo 7 Review: A sublime racing simulator

March 3, 2022

Just over 20 years ago, I unboxed the original PlayStation and with it, two of the first games I ever played, in Tekken 3 and Gran Turismo. I still remember being amazed by the stunning visuals, if a little intimidated by the realistic gameplay. Cut to the present day. I am a car lover and […]

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Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands Preview: Looting for laughs

March 1, 2022

Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands marks a welcome return to the Borderlands franchise. Introduced as a supporting character in Borderlands 2, Tiny Tina’s popularity has taken off in recent years, even going as far as to give her a Borderlands 2 DLC chapter of her own in Tiny Tina’s Assault on Dragon Keep. Think of this as […]

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Pokémon Scarlet and Violet announced along with new starters

February 28, 2022

Two new mainline Pokémon games have been announced at this morning’s Pokémon Presents broadcast. With Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet both on track for a late 2022 release on the Nintendo Switch, the ninth generation of Pokémon games isn’t messing around, what with Pokémon Legends: Arceus having released earlier this year. This morning’s reveal trailer […]

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Elden Ring Review: A masterclass in brutality and satisfaction

February 24, 2022

The release of Elden Ring had me personally excited. Not just because it was another FromSoftware game, (that’s a given) but because it truly felt like the next step forward for the SoulsBorne series, a transcendent outing into a new frontier. After spending more time than I’d like to admit with Elden Ring over the […]

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Nvidia GeForce Now Review: A next-gen alternative

February 24, 2022

It’s no secret that next-generation consoles are hard to come by. But with new games and exclusive features gracing such consoles, we don’t blame people for wanting to enhance their gaming experience, future-proofing their software and hardware for the best possible performance and fidelity. Cloud-based gaming has made its way over to Australia in the […]

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