Video Games

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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Step Up With the Latest NBA 2K22 Gameplay Trailer

September 1, 2021

If you’re an NBA fan like I am, this time of the year feels different. Spring is on the way for us Australians, and there’s just something special in the air. The fact that a new NBA 2K game is upon us, that is. Even though the wait is almost over, fans were gifted a […]

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Ghost of Tsushima Director’s Cut Review: The unbearable weight of compromise

August 27, 2021

Ghost of Tsushima Director’s Cut marks the second time this game has come along at the right moment. Originally arriving at the end of the PlayStation 4 era, it was an amalgam of the ways game design had changed since the console’s inception. It was the last hurrah, a way to bring the PS4 era […]

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No More Heroes 3

No More Heroes 3 Review: A good time gone bad

August 27, 2021

Since the original, No More Heroes has provided its fans with competent combat, expressive visuals and a consistent sense of humour that allows characters with names like Travis Touchdown to remain memorable and relevant. It is with No More Heroes 3 that Travis returns to a world of intergalactic assassins, fourth-wall-breaking jokes and a combat […]

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Overwatch to rename McCree, no future characters to be named after staff

August 27, 2021

Activision Blizzard will rename Overwatch character Jesse McCree in a future update. The announcement came via a social media post on official Overwatch channels. A message from the Overwatch team. pic.twitter.com/2W3AV7Pv6X — Overwatch (@PlayOverwatch) August 26, 2021 “As we continue to discuss how we best live up to our values and to demonstrate our commitment […]

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Saints Row

Saints Row Reboot Explodes In New Trailer

August 26, 2021

The Saints Row franchise is being treated to a welcome reboot. The zany antics and humour the series is known for appear to be back in full force. In a fresh trailer shown at Gamescom 2021, this reboot will simply be titled Saints Row. The trailer is centred around a group of four friends, scouting […]

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Experience a New Tactical RPG With Marvel’s Midnight Suns

August 26, 2021

Marvel Madness continues with a new trailer, featuring a combination of some of Marvel’s most popular superheroes, including Wolverine, Doctor Strange, Captain Marvel and Ghost Rider. This is Marvel’s Midnight Suns. Based on the Midnight Sons comic run, the game is touted as a tactical RPG at heart. This cinematic trailer showcased the depth and […]

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Call of Duty Vanguard

Escape Stalingrad in Call of Duty Vanguard’s New Gameplay Trailer

August 26, 2021

The recent reveal of Call of Duty Vanguard left fans excited for a return to World War 2. However, it wasn’t until this morning’s Gamescom 2021 gameplay walkthrough that we were treated to a much more impressive look at the upcoming campaign. Editor’s note: Covering video games produced by Activision Blizzard is fraught at present. […]

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Far Cry 6 gets Gamescom 2021 trailer, Giancarlo still chewing the scenery

August 26, 2021

Ubisoft has unveiled yet another cinematic story trailer for Far Cry 6 during the Gamescom Opening Night Live broadcast. The trailer is heavy on character, and once again placed Giancarlo Esposito’s villain Anton Castillo at its centre. The trailer provides yet another glimpse of his young son, brutally and strictly trained to follow in his […]

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Dying Light 2

Dying Light 2 Keeps the Action Moving With a New Trailer

August 25, 2021

It’s safe to say that Dying Light 2 has had a lengthy development run leading up to the next generation of consoles. An indefinite delay has turned itself into one of the most promising zombie titles in recent memory, packed with tense action, incredible set pieces, and that smooth parkour that made the first Dying […]

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Flight Simulator World Update 6

Microsoft Flight Simulator‘s World Update 6 to expand world again

August 25, 2021

The hotly anticipated Flight Simulator DLC, World Update 6, is coming in early September. With Microsoft Flight Simulator releasing on Xbox’s next-generation consoles last month, a whole new group of enthusiasts have been sinking their teeth into one of the best iterations in the long running series, with incredible visuals and clever controller functionality. But […]

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Sea of Thieves Embraces Mayhem With a New Borderlands Event

August 25, 2021

Sea of Thieves is no stranger to mayhem, nor a good crossover event. The game’s recent resurgence, thanks to Xbox Game Pass, is drawing in more players than ever. So much so, that Pirates of the Caribbean wanted in, bringing Jack Sparrow, the Black Pearl and a range of new and exciting content. If that […]

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Forza Horizon 5

Forza Horizon 5 gets Gamescom deep dive

August 25, 2021

Forza Horizon 5 developer Playground Games appeared on the Xbox Gamescom Stream for a deep dive into their upcoming game. As announced at E3 this year, Forza Horizon 5 heads to Mexico. The first trailer features the game’s opening sequence, in which players arrive in Mexico for the first time. Players are dropped out of […]

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Danganronpa

Danganronpa, or how I learned to love the Irrefutable Bullet

August 23, 2021

The last 18 months of life all over the world have been chaotic at best. The undeniable fact is that there’s never been a more opportune time to fall into the embrace of video games. But sheltering at home hasn’t just resulted in me playing more video games. I’m also immersing myself in gaming that […]

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EPOS H3 Headphones Review: High-end competitor

August 18, 2021

The EPOS H3 is the latest gaming headset from Sennheiser’s nascent gaming arm. Though Senny has released scores of gaming headsets in the GSP series, the EPOS label now picks up the slack. I feel good In the H3, EPOS seems to be trying hard to veer away from the chunky, heavy GSP range and […]

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Xbox Gamescom 2021 Australian

Where to watch the Xbox Gamescom 2021 conference in Australian times

August 10, 2021

Looking for where you can see the Xbox conference at Gamescom 2021 in Australian times? Look no further. Despite feeling like E3 only just ended a few minutes ago, Gamescom is upon us. The biggest video game trade show in the world, Gamescom is usually held in Cologne, Germany in the last week of August. […]

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PAX Aus 2021

PAX Aus 2021 has been cancelled

August 10, 2021

PAX Aus 2021 will not go ahead. Show organisers made the announcement via the PAX Aus social media channels this morning. This marks the second time the ReedPop-managed convention has been cancelled due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. When announced earlier this year, organisers were confident it would move ahead as planned. Sadly, with Australia’s […]

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EPOS B20

EPOS B20 Microphone Review: A new challenger approaches

August 10, 2021

The EPOS B20 microphone is a rock-solid, workhorse microphone for streamers and anyone who needs high-quality vocal audio at home. That’s the elevator pitch. Let’s talk about it. Design & Features EPOS is one of the newest kids on the block in terms of PC peripherals. For this newly formalised gaming partner of audio giant […]

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F1 2021

F1 2021 Review: A farewell to the Hybrid Era

August 6, 2021

F1 2021, like the real motorsport it’s based on, has a lot of moving parts. This is developer Codemasters’ first F1 since its acquisition by Electronic Arts. As such, it bears a few now-classic EA Sports hallmarks. EA Sports titles need to serve several masters, and therefore so does F1 2021. The first thing it needs […]

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Xbox Aqua Shift

The new Xbox Aqua Shift controller is excessively pretty and we want one

August 4, 2021

The new Xbox Aqua Shift Special Edition is the latest to join a growing roster of striking coloured controllers. Xbox has moved to capitalise on a growing contingent of fans eager to collect controllers. It’s a mindset similar to that of sneaker collectors — the goal is not to use these controllers, only to have […]

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Flight Simulator Xbox

Microsoft Flight Simulator (Xbox) Review: Clear skies ahead

July 27, 2021

Microsoft Flight Simulator on Xbox was being requested by fans before the PC version had even launched last year. To launch on a modern console is a first for Microsoft’s legendary series of flight sims. This is a franchise that predates both Microsoft Office and the Windows operating system and yet has never been available […]

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NBA 2K22

A First Look at NBA 2K22’s New and Returning Features

July 21, 2021

Basketball mania continues! The NBA Finals are drawing to a close, offseason madness is set to begin and we were treated to some sweet NBA 2K22 cover athlete announcements. To top it all off, we got the chance to speak with the team at Visual Concepts and 2K Games as Mike Wang (Gameplay Director), Erick […]

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There are six, count ’em, six NBA 2K22 cover athletes

July 16, 2021

Despite only being one video game, NBA 2K22 will launch with a whopping six cover athletes across its many different editions. The standard edition will feature two-time NBA All-Star Luke Dončić, while icons like Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Dirk Nowitzki and the great Kevin Durant will grace the cover of the NBA 2K22 75th Anniversary Edition. You […]

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Skyward Sword

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD Review: Near-Perfect Adventure

July 15, 2021

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD may be the balm the Zelda fandom needs while it waits for more details on BotW2. Originally released for the Wii, Skyward Sword was the only Zelda game to utilize motion-controls in gameplay. Upon release, Skyward Sword was met with mixed reviews from fans and sold over three […]

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Mashd N Kutcher

Mashd N Kutcher made another lockdown jam about video games

July 11, 2021

Brisbane-based dance duo Mashd N Kutcher‘s new track is a bit of a lockdown banger. The duo made the song in partnership with Turtle Beach, a brand known for creating consumer-grade gaming headphones. The song, appropriately titled WHEN U COLLAB WITH TURTLE BEACH samples sounds commonly heard in the life of a gamer day-to-day. The […]

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All the trailers from today’s PlayStation State of Play

July 9, 2021

We’ve rounded up all the trailers from today’s PlayStation State of Play broadcast in one convenient place! There were some surprise announcements, like a sequel to beloved PSVR hit Moss and new looks at previously announced titles like Lost Judgment. However, Sony saved the best for last with a nine-minute look at Arkane Studios’ upcoming […]

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Where to catch Friday’s PlayStation State of Play in Australian times

July 8, 2021

PlayStation has announced the next episode of its State of Play broadcasts will kick off, in Australian times, Friday morning, July 9. The broadcast will be largely dedicated to Arkane Studios’ upcoming PS5 exclusive Deathloop.  Sony says this segment will run about nine minutes out of the twenty-minute broadcast. For more on Deathloop, you can […]

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Switch OLED

Nintendo announces new OLED Switch hardware

July 7, 2021

The long-rumoured “Switch Pro” turned out to be real — kind of. Nintendo calls it the Nintendo Switch (OLED Model), complete with parentheses right there in the name because who would Ninty be without a little idiosyncrasy. Handheld clarity The OLED screen itself measures 7 inches (or 17.78cm) across. For those hoping the system would […]

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Mario Golf Super Rush

Mario Golf Super Rush Review: Dangerously close to the rough

July 5, 2021

A no-show in the Wii era, I warmly welcomed the announcement of Mario Golf Super Rush for the Switch. And now, at long last, a Mario-themed golf-sim with motion controls. Finally, Switch owners can enjoy a pseudo-realistic golf experience in the comfort of our homes — without having to brave the heat of the sun […]

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Great Ace Attorney Chronicles

The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles Preview: New evidence comes to light

July 1, 2021

The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles is finally coming to the West. The package collects both The Great Ace Attorney: Adventures and The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles 2: Resolve. Both games made their debut in Japan on the Nintendo 3DS in 2015. Both games were ported to iOS and Android in 2017. Neither game ever launched […]

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