Previews

Games Preview: Far Cry New Dawn feels like Ubisoft’s way of owning past mistakes

January 23, 2019

I’d been playing Far Cry New Dawn for about an hour when a dusty neuron in the back of my brain began to fire, two thoughts connecting in real time. New Dawn is a spin-off title in the Far Cry series, but is a direct sequel to 2018’s Far Cry 5. The cynical view of […]

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Games Preview: Metro: Exodus is full of big ideas, beautiful visuals and gummy controls

January 17, 2019

Ukrainian developer 4A Games have spent the last decade doggedly chasing the perfect adaptation of Metro, Dmitri Glukhovsky’s series of post-apocalyptic science fiction novels. In Metro 2033 and Metro: Last Light, 4A gave it everything they had, attempting to execute on their vision with the tools and funding at their disposal. They met with differing degrees of success but […]

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What to expect from Red Dead Redemption Online when it launches this week

November 26, 2018

Warning, this article contains spoilers for Red Dead Redemption 2, read at your own peril Red Dead Redemption 2 is likely to be “Game of the Year” from a tonne of different award ceremonies; it’s a juggernaut of design, deep in conception and brilliant in execution, to the pain of talented developers who have worked […]

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PAX Aus 2018: Hands on with Resident Evil 2

October 29, 2018

For those old enough to have played Resident Evil 2 the first time around (or perhaps later in one of its numerous ports), there will be a lot about Capcom’s ground-up remaster that will feel familiar. There will also be a lot that is wholly new. In updating a twenty year old game for a […]

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Games Preview: Battlefield V‘s War Stories might end up being its most talked-about feature

October 18, 2018

It’s a warm spring Tuesday when I arrive at the National Art School in Sydney. The School is located on the site of the old Darlinghurst Gaol and is steeped in the history of the area. Its connection to DICE’s Battlefield V, a multiplayer-centric first person shooter set in World War II, is a bit […]

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Games Preview: Rockstar will make history with Red Dead Redemption 2, that much is clear

October 9, 2018

Rockstar changed the face of gaming in October 2001, and they did it by taking a pretty bold risk, the impact and effects of which are still being felt throughout the industry almost 20 years later. The game they dropped in October 2001 represented a seismic shift in immersive gaming that is often imitated but […]

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My Weekend with the Battlefield V Open Beta

September 12, 2018

Battlefield V looks to bring a ton back from its critically and commercially successful predecessor year’s Battlefield 1. The series’ current waiving of numbering convention confuses me a tad — Battlefield V is a sequel to Battlefield 1, but its official numbering means it technically comes after Battlefield 4, which was a modern warfare shooter.  […]

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Games Preview: Assassin’s Creed Odyssey feels like the series is ready to perform its own leap of faith

September 10, 2018

If Assassin’s Creed Origins was to be the new franchise blueprint, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey feels like series with its mission statement clarified. It stands on the edge of a big leap, the way one of its protagonists might. So what’s it waiting for? Its release date, probably. The build of Assassin’s Creed Odyssey I played […]

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The 7 most mind-blowing trailers from Gamescom 2018

August 28, 2018

As Gamescom wraps up for another year, we’ve put together a list of the most exciting trailers Europe’s biggest gaming show had to offer. Fallout 76 You will emerge! But only after spending two months eating nothing but Doritos in your dark bedroom trying to finish this game. Fallout 76‘s latest trailer, “A New American […]

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Games Preview: Super Smash Bros Ultimate feels like a love letter to the world’s weirdest fighting game

August 17, 2018

It’s hard for me to believe I used to be really good at Super Smash Bros. And not merely good when compared to the group of friends I played with — I wasn’t even the best among them. I understand now why people didn’t want to fight any of us after more than a round […]

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