Video Games

Singapore gaming conference Gaming Matters to go live online internationally tomorrow

October 13, 2021

Digital and live event producers Branded recently announced the full conference program and speaker lineup for Gaming Matters, one of Asias’ longest running gaming industry conferences. And this year, Australians, and those from aorund the world, will be able to tune in live, as the event goes into a hybrid online and in person format. […]

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Forza Horizon 5

Forza Horizon 5 Preview: No One Sleep In Mexico

October 12, 2021

Forza Horizon 5 has a formula that is, by now, well established. These are semi-arcade racers that are more concerned with taking dream cars for a joy ride than they are about being a detailed motorsport simulation. Forza Horizon 5 returns to the series to the Americas for the first time since the original, setting […]

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Big Rumble Boxing: Creed Champions Review: A Fun, Flawed Arcade Romp

October 8, 2021

As a fan of both the Rocky film series and the sport of boxing in general, I often wonder about the next definitive boxing game. Believe it or not, it’s been a decade since EA Sport’s Fight Night Champion, which I still dip back into until this very day. And then I saw it; the […]

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Death Stranding Director’s Cut Review: Same Road, Fresh Pavement

October 7, 2021

Leave it to Hideo Kojima to release Death Stranding Director’s Cut, the expanded version of a game over which he had complete creative control. It’s no secret that Death Stranding landed amid huge anticipation and excitement. It was then met with either an overwhelming sense of confusion and, in some circles, accusations of pretentiousness, or […]

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Metroid Dread Review: Fear and legacy franchises

October 7, 2021

Metroid Dread is a game I thought I might never play, let alone review. For years, the Metroid franchise has sat among several other older Nintendo franchises, like F-Zero and Mother/EarthBound, gathering dust. For fans of the series, their own personal dread was real. Was their favourite Ninty franchise dead? As the wait dragged on, […]

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Far Cry 6

Far Cry 6 Review: Viva La Revolution

October 7, 2021

The Far Cry series has faltered over the past few years. Recent iterations were either lacking immersive worlds, memorable villains, innovative gameplay, or all three. While far from terrible, it’s clear that nothing has been as good as the darling that is Far Cry 3. And it seems as though Ubisoft has heard. Far Cry […]

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How to transfer your Nintendo account to your new Switch OLED

October 7, 2021

You’ve just opened your brand new Nintendo Switch OLED and you’re ready to transfer your account across. But wait a second — how do you do that, exactly? Here’s our step-by-step guide to transferring your user and save data to a new Nintendo Switch OLED. 1. First things first So to start with, let’s answer […]

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Switch OLED

Nintendo Switch OLED Model Review: Lateral thinking with withered technology

October 7, 2021

The Switch OLED represents the best version of the Nintendo Switch hardware to date. In the four years since the launch, the core Switch hardware has received one prior refresh. The 2019 model featured a higher capacity battery and made a small change to the shape of the Joy-Cons. The Switch OLED is, largely, more […]

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Battlefield 2042 Open Beta Impressions: Order Through Chaos

October 6, 2021

Battlefield 2042 might just be enough to bring me back to Battlefield. In BF’s recent absence, Warzone and Modern Warfare have drawn many competitive shooter fans over to the Call of Duty franchise in the past few years. myself included. But a recent hands-on with Battlefield 2042’s Open Beta reminded me exactly why I’ve missed the […]

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FIFA 22

FIFA 22 Review: Once more with feeling

September 28, 2021

FIFA 22 takes the term “next-generation” pretty seriously. And it should. With every new console generation, the FIFA franchise takes major steps forward. New hardware presents an opportunity to reinvent FIFA‘s visuals, mechanics and add a range of new game modes. However, I wouldn’t blame fans for feeling disillusioned with the series in recent years. Most […]

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Genshin Impact

7 Things You Should Know Before Starting Genshin Impact

September 27, 2021

Genshin Impact has taken the gaming world by storm, but what exactly is it? Genshin Impact is an open-world, action, massively multiplayer role-playing game by Chinese developer, Mihoyo. In the year since its release, it’s become the career launchpad for a huge number of streamers and YouTubers. Its also given players the ability to explore […]

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Nintendo

A Brief Ode to Nintendo On Its 132nd Birthday

September 23, 2021

Nintendo has come a long, long way from its humble beginnings as a playing card company in Kyoto, Japan, to a video game behemoth. One that is near and dear to many gamers worldwide. Like a lot of you reading this piece, you probably grew up playing a Nintendo game. Whether it was Zelda or […]

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Elder Scrolls Online Blackwood

Gallery: The art of The Elder Scrolls Online: Blackwood

September 23, 2021

If you can look at this Elder Scrolls Online: Blackwood concept art and not hear the Skyrim theme, you might be fibbing. Bethesda’s popular MMORPG is enjoying something of a golden age. The return of daedric lord Mehrunes Dagon has drawn many old and relapsed fans back into the fold. The latest in a string […]

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Where to see Friday’s Nintendo Direct in Australian times

September 23, 2021

If you’re hunting for where you can see this week’s Nintendo Direct in Australian times, look no further. The tradition of the late-September Nintendo Direct broadcast lives on. Nintendo announced its next direct-to-consumer broadcast is coming tomorrow — Friday, September 24, 2021. Nintendo said on socials that the broadcast will run for around 40 minutes. […]

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Call of Duty Vanguard beta

Call of Duty: Vanguard Beta Impressions: Tone and tenor

September 22, 2021

It’s that military shooter end of the year again, and Call of Duty Vanguard is hot on the horizon. A franchise well known for its collection of action-packed World War 2 shooters has come full circle, as developer Sledgehammer Games have opted in to take Call of Duty: Vanguard back in time for an old […]

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Balenciaga Fortnite

Balenciaga drops Fortnite fits in-game and IRL

September 22, 2021

Fortnite has partnered with luxury fashion label Balenciaga on a run of clothing both in-game and IRL. The collaboration includes updated (and highly fashionable) skins for fan-favourite characters Doggo, Ramirez, Knight, and Banshee. Certain skins are reactive and will change colour in concert with your actions during play. You can pick up each skin individually  […]

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NBA 2K22

NBA 2K22 Review: Consistency, and the art of being a team player

September 17, 2021

NBA 2K22 couldn’t have arrived at a better time. It’s been a rough couple of seasons for the NBA. A global pandemic, postponed games, bubble playoffs, shortened seasons and play-in tournaments have charted a new future for the sport. The lone beacon of consistency: that the NBA 2K franchise will smash out its annual instalment, […]

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Rustler Review: a not-so-perfect medieval homage to classic Grand Theft Auto

September 16, 2021

Rustler has been on Steam’s Early Access since February of this year, but has only recently fully-launched. You’re thrown back into the good ol’ medieval days as Guy, who just wants to join the Grand Tournament. Well, his buddy, Buddy, has forced him to want to. Now, Guy’s also forced to commit all sorts of […]

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Deathloop

Deathloop Review: Deja vu, I’ve just been in this place before

September 13, 2021

Deathloop is a brand new IP from Arkane Studios, the team behind Dishonored and Prey. Arkane makes “immersive sims,” a school of game design that considers player agency to be of paramount importance. Whatever idea the player might have, in whatever way they choose to tackle an objective, the game should accommodate for it. This […]

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Marvel's Spider-Man 2

Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 trailer confirms Venom as major villain

September 10, 2021

Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 has been formally unveiled during this morning’s PlayStation Showcase. The biggest news from the trailer is that fan-favourite villain Venom is along for the ride. The trailer is short and sweet, with a voice-over intoning threats toward both Peter Parker and Miles Morales. The game will be the sequel to one of […]

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Marvel's Wolverine

Marvel’s Wolverine in development at Insomniac

September 10, 2021

Marvel’s Wolverine was just about the last thing we expected to see from Insomniac Games today. The title was revealed during today’s PlayStation Showcase with a short cinematic teaser. We see Logan himself, alone at a bar with his back to the camera. A close up on his hand reveals bloody knuckles, suggesting he’s been […]

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Uncharted Legacy of Thieves

Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection brings PS4 adventure to next-gen

September 10, 2021

Uncharted Legacy of Thieves Collection will bring both PS4 era games in the beloved series to the PlayStation 5. Both Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End and Uncharted: The Lost Legacy are included in the package. Both titles have been remastered for play on the PS5 hardware. But the special surprise is that the package will […]

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Forsaken

New Forspoken trailer gives glimpse of powers, fantasy world

September 10, 2021

Forspoken is one of a few brand new IP in the spotlight during today’s PlayStation Showcase. Originally unveiled at the PS5 Showcase last November, this new Forspoken trailer plays a bit like a young adult novel. We have a plucky young protagonist named Frey, who hails from our own real-world. Frey is pulled across dimensions […]

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Knights of the Old Republic Remake

A Knights of the Old Republic Remake is coming. This is not a drill.

September 10, 2021

A Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Remake is coming. Yes, you read the headline correctly. The promised time is finally at hand. Developed by Aspyr in partnership with LucasFilm Games and Sony Interactive Entertainment, the game is a ground-up remake of the beloved 2003 Bioware RPG. Set over a thousand years prior to […]

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Tiny Tina's Wonderlands

New Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands trailer features D&D, guns, and Babymetal

September 10, 2021

A brand new Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands trailer dropped during today’s PlayStation Showcase. Allow us for a moment to put Bill Hader’s Stefan voice because this trailer has ~everything~. It’s got Dungeons & Dragons. It’s got Borderlands gunplay and looting. The great Ashly Burch returning to the role of Tiny Tina. It even has Babymetal‘s seminal […]

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God of War Ragnarok

New God of War Ragnarok trailer suggests Asgard is very angry

September 10, 2021

We’ve waited a long time for information on God of War Ragnarok. Today, at last, the drought is over. A brand new story trailer debuted at today’s PlayStation Showcase. The trailer features a rush of images from the next phase of Kratos and Atreyu’s journey into Norse mythology. It appears the game takes place several […]

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Elder Scrolls Online

Bethesda’s CJ Grebb on the art of The Elder Scrolls Online: Blackwood

September 10, 2021

CJ Grebb has been at Bethesda’s ZeniMax Online Studios for nearly 10 years. The beating art heart of Mythic Entertainment, later BioWare Mythic, Grebb was art director on titles like Dark Age of Camelot and Imperator before heading to ZOS in 2012. Since January of 2019, he’s been the art director for The Elder Scrolls […]

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every PlayStation Showcase

Every trailer from today’s PlayStation Showcase stream

September 10, 2021

If you’re looking for every trailer from today’s PlayStation Showcase presentation, look no further. Sony rolled out a series of heavyweight swings from its first-party studios and its third-party partners. We had surprises like Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic Remake and Marvel’s Wolverine. We had long-awaited first-looks at God of War Ragnarok and […]

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Where to see the PlayStation Showcase in Australian times

September 4, 2021

PlayStation Showcase will kick off this Friday, September 10, 2021, with a look at upcoming titles from Sony’s first-party video game studios. It’s an interesting time of year for PlayStation to hold a show like this, though unsurprising if we’re honest. Since pulling out of E3 several years ago, and its relative lack of presence […]

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Call of Duty: Vanguard Champion Hill Alpha Impressions

September 1, 2021

Believe it or not, Call of Duty: Vanguard was just announced. And with that release trailer barely two weeks old, PlayStation owners got the chance to test a slice of the multiplayer pie that is yet to come; Champion Hill. For what’s being touted as a brand new mode, feels like a callback to the […]

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