Previews

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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Customise ‘Til Your Heart’s Content in the Upcoming Saints Row Reboot

May 3, 2022

We recently got to check out some footage from the upcoming Saints Row reboot, an admittedly intensive presentation that boasted an incredible level of customisation and detail. The footage gave us a glimpse of the endless and granular customisation options within the game from vehicles, weapons, your broader empire and of course, character customisation. Being able […]

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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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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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Ghostwire: Tokyo Preview: Souls to save

February 5, 2022

If we knew very little about Ghostwire: Tokyo up until this week, the tables have truly turned. We got the chance to check out 30 minutes of gameplay last month, and our impressions sent us through a loophole of spooky enemies, whacky finger guns, and a soul-saving mission that sends you throughout the hollow streets […]

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Unwrapping PlayStation’s State of Play Gran Turismo 7 showcase

February 4, 2022

With just over a month to go until the release of Gran Turismo 7, PlayStation’s first State of Play stream for the year decided to spend an entire 30 minutes devoted to the racing sim. With an admittedly impressive amount of things to unpack in such a short amount of time, one thing is clear; […]

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Rainbow Six Extraction Preview: Get to the choppa’

January 11, 2022

The next entry in the wildly popular Rainbow Six series admittedly feels like untapped territory. For a series built on realism and the nature of a tactical approach, I was excited to experience that same level of tension and pace against a new alien threat. Our hands-on preview of Rainbow Six Extraction unveiled a number […]

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Elden Ring Hands-On Impressions: A Brutally Good Time

November 11, 2021

We recently got the chance to participate in a Closed Network Test of Elden Ring, developer FromSoftware’s Souls-inspired epic. This beta version of the game featured a contained portion of its open world, allowing us to explore, battle and most importantly, survive. I would liken my time with Elden Ring to Dark Souls 3 – […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Sea of Thieves: A Pirate’s Life Preview: You’re full of Tall Tales, Sparrow

June 21, 2021

This week Sea of Thieves will launch A Pirate’s Life, one of the game’s most impactful updates ever. The update, which launches in tandem with its Season Three content drop, is a set of five new Tall Tales all centred around Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean franchise. Tall Tales are the Sea of Thieves version […]

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F1 2021 Preview: New season, new publisher, same strong sim

June 3, 2021

F1 2021 is the first game in the long-running Formula 1 racing series following EA’s acquisition of developer Codemasters. While the vast majority of the game retains the same look and feel of F1 games past, F1 2021 makes a few important strides toward accessibility that are in line with the modern EA Sports ethos. […]

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Deathloop

Deathloop Preview: Aw sh**, here we go again

May 20, 2021

With the just-released Returnal proving popular among players and critics, Arkane Studios is preparing Deathloop, a timeloop shooter of its own. The era of the AAA rougelike, it seems, is upon us. Groundhog day Deathloop is a first-person immersive-sim shooter heavily inspired by the blaxploitation cinema of the 1970’s. In the game, hero Cole Vahn […]

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Diablo 2 Resurrected technical alpha

Diablo 2 Resurrected Technical Alpha Impressions: Preserved in amber

April 23, 2021

The first thing you notice about the0 Diablo 2 Resurrected technical alpha is the way it looks just the way you remember it. The (by today’s standards) low-res models and environments have given way to a crisp, clean visual overhaul. It’s exactly the kind of remaster a community like the one that clings to Diablo […]

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The Elder Scrolls Online: Blackwood

The Elder Scrolls Online: Blackwood Preview: Companions and conflict

April 21, 2021

The Elder Scrolls Online: Blackwood is trying to solve to an impossible problem the game has grappled with for most of its life. Unable to fully emulate the trappings of its beloved parent series, and willing to fully embrace being its own thing, TESO has instead tried to do both. For the longest time, it has […]

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Outriders

Outriders Demo Impressions: A Strong Start

March 15, 2021

On the surface, Outriders may seem like your average looter shooter. In many ways, it is. Outriders feels like an iteration of recent looter shooter RPG titles like Destiny 2 or The Division. It’s filled with mechanics and systems we’ve seen many times before. In saying that, there is still plenty to love about Outriders’ […]

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Immortals: Fenyx Rising Preview: Wild at heart

October 23, 2020

Immortals: Fenyx Rising is Ubisoft’s first original AAA IP in god only knows how long. Ubi has a built a reputation as a publisher that likes a safe bet. Ubi’s franchises are guaranteed to sell. This makes launching new IP a big risk. That it comes at the dawn of a new hardware cycle is […]

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Assassin's Creed Valhalla

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Preview: Stealth is for the weak

October 15, 2020

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is a game named for the grand hall of the slain in Norse mythology, a beautiful place where fallen warriors arrive after death. Perhaps as a contrast, the game is set in the rainy, muddy, utterly miserable north of Britain in the year 873 CE. At the time the Vikings crossed into […]

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Watch Dogs Legion

Watch Dogs Legion Preview: Systems on

October 7, 2020

From the first, the biggest question I’ve had about Watch Dogs Legion was if it could capitalise on its ambitious concept. It presents a dystopian vision of London held hostage under a fascist paramilitary rule. DedSec, the prolific hacker collective is working to destabilise the regime but they’re having a rough go of it. Numbers […]

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NBA 2K21 Preview: Small Steps Forward

August 30, 2020

With the next generation of consoles looming, developer Visual Concepts has decided to shed some light on the current generation’s version of NBA 2K21, highlighting some new and improved features, updated modes and revamped locations. While much of the next-gen version is still under wraps, our sneak peak has given us a positive feeling about […]

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Mafia: Definitive Edition

Mafia: Definitive Edition Preview: Got the life

August 27, 2020

Though still in production at the time of writing, the Mafia: Definitive Edition remaster feels like it’s stretched between two extremes. It wants to pay homage to a well-liked yarn, ensuring players in the modern era can still experience Tommy Angelo’s rise to power. But it also has to translate game design and mechanics from […]

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Tony Hawk Pro Skater 1+2

Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2 Preview: Pretending I’m a Superman

August 13, 2020

Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2 are the video game equivalent of The Beatles. Even if you’ve never actively played them before, you still know a lot about them by pure cultural osmosis. I could ask you about Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater and, if you care about video games at all, you could likely tell me something […]

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PGA Tour 2K21

PGA Tour 2K21 Preview: The unlikely career of the malignant Clint Golfboy

August 10, 2020

After proving their bona fides with The Golf Club series, developer HB Studios has gone all in. PGA Tour 2K21 aims to return the humble golf sim to the glory days of Tiger Woods PGA Tour 14, with real-life courses and real-life golfers in the mix. Unline any of these real-life golfers, I am not very […]

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Marvel’s Avengers Closed Beta Preview: Shouldering a heavy load

August 7, 2020

With the way Marvel’s MCU has come to dominate the movie landscape, and AAA superhero games such as Marvel’s Spider-Man breaking sales records, there’s been a lot of interest in Square Enix’s take on Marvel’s Avengers. We got our hands on roughly three hours of gameplay in this week’s Closed Beta, and while there’s plenty […]

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Flight Simulator

Microsoft Flight Simulator Preview: Pure, unalloyed joy

July 30, 2020

Microsoft Flight Simulator feels really good and is happy to meet you where you are, regardless of whether you’re a long-time fan of the series or a complete aviation novice, and that’s all you need to know. End of preview? No? I’ve still got another 1700 words to fill? Okay, no, no it’s fine, I […]

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