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WWE 2K Battlegrounds Review: A Shallow, Functional Brawler

September 24, 2020

As crammed as the name suggests, WWE 2K Battlegrounds introduces yet another entry to 2K’s “Grounds” series, off the heels of NBA 2K Playgrounds 2. The crux of these experiences revolves around the fact that they never take themselves too seriously. Over the top game play and stylised visuals keep this game from feeling like […]

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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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PGA Tour 2K21 Review: A Par is Born

August 23, 2020

Upon seeing PGA Tour 2K21’s reveal, I immediately thought back to all the great memories I had playing golfing games; a sport which I admittedly don’t care that much for. Be it Microsoft Golf, Tiger Woods’ PGA Tour, or even Outlaw Golf, (I bet you forgot that existed) there was something so satisfying about measuring […]

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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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Mafia: Definitive Edition

Mafia: Definitive Edition gets huge 15-minute gameplay trailer

July 23, 2020

Originally announced back in May, the first look at Mafia: Definitive Edition in action has arrived. The fifteen minute gameplay walkthrough examines a number of the game’s finer points in detail, including exactly what has been altered from the 2002 original. The game, which has been rebuilt from the ground up by current Mafia developer […]

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Mafia II: Definitive Edition Review: Back in business

May 22, 2020

Hindsight really is 2020. Mafia II: Definitive Edition has become the latest in a slew of remakes and remasters to fill out this very strange year’s release calendar. Originally released in 2010, Mafia II is a fairly standard crime family story. You play as migrant son Vito Scaletta, freshly returned to the fictional Empire City […]

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XCOM Chimera Squad

XCOM Chimera Squad Review: The war at home

April 23, 2020

2K has moved incredibly quickly on XCOM Chimera Squad. It was announced out of the blue in mid-April, and launch day was only a week later. 12 hours after the announcement, I had a review copy installed on my home PC. Fast is Chimera Squad‘s watchword. It has a much higher resting heart rate than […]

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Surprise XCOM spin-off Chimera Squad arrives next week

April 15, 2020

We’ve been waiting for a new entry in the XCOM franchise to be announced for a while now. Following the announcement that XCOM 2 would be coming to Nintendo Switch in May, fans began to feel like maybe they wouldn’t be waiting long. We’re not sure even they could have predicted an announcement would come […]

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Bethesda and 2K Games unite for Australian bushfire relief

February 5, 2020

Two of the world’s largest game publishers are coming together to raise money for Australian bushfire relief The Sydney offices of Bethesda and 2K Games will unite on February 15 for a one-off broadcast. They’ll be taking to Twitch to play a couple of one another’s games, Skyrim and Borderlands 3. The goal is to […]

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New BioShock in development at new 2K studio

December 9, 2019

Fresh from resurrecting their popular Borderlands property this year, 2K Games has announced the return of another fan favourite — BioShock. 2K believes newly created 2K studio, Cloud Chamber, are the team to make it. Cloud Chamber will be based at 2K’s headquarters in San Francisco, California and Montreal, Quebec. The move to Quebec marks […]

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NBA 2K20 Review: Still in strong form

September 18, 2019

The NBA 2K series has become for many, including myself, the definitive basketball gaming experience. While each iteration tries to evolve in interesting ways, NBA 2K20 remains an evolutionary experience rather than a revolutionary one. In many ways, NBA 2K20 is superior to any of its predecessors, presenting stellar basketball gameplay paired with authentic presentation […]

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Borderlands 3 Review: That sure is a lot of guns

September 17, 2019

My relationship with Borderlands might be different from that of other people, I don’t know. What I do know is that, contrary to a lot of other games I tend to like, I don’t come to Borderlands for the story or the characters or the world. I show up because Gearbox Software makes an idiot […]

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Borderlands 3 Preview: Welcome back to Pandora. We’re leaving.

August 14, 2019

In early May, I was among the first in the world to play Borderlands 3 at the official gameplay reveal event in Los Angeles. That preview gave us access to two of the game’s four classes — the muscular Siren Amara and the cloak-and-dagger Operative Zane. We were promised then that we’d get to spend […]

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Borderlands 3 knows exactly what fans want

May 1, 2019

On the list of most ridiculous things that have ever happened to me, being flown to the other side of the world to play a video game for an hour and a half may take the cake. On Monday, 2K Games ANZ flew a small pack of journos and influencers to Los Angeles to be […]

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Borderlands: GOTY Edition is f***ing gorgeous

April 15, 2019

They say you always remember your first time, but the original Borderlands was determined to prove this wrong. With a muted colour palette, confusing map system and generic post-apocalyptic worlds, it was good – but not memorable. Borderlands GOTY Edition is memorable! The original game has been given a complete facelift with this remaster, and […]

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Get ready, slabs: Gearbox just teased a new Borderlands game

March 27, 2019

One of the gaming industry’s worst kept secrets might finally be about to step into the light. It’s been common knowledge that Gearbox has been hard at work on a new entry in the Borderlands series for several years now. Despite never formally confirming anything, the project has seen it all — leaks, tech demos, […]

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Civilization VI: Gathering Storm Review: Never build your house on sand

March 6, 2019

I love getting a new Civilization expansion. Each one is a near-complete revision of the game as the community has come to know it, a wave of changes large and small that address mechanical shortfalls and community concerns, while adding complex new systems into its existing web of other complex systems. With Civilization VI: Gathering […]

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Games Review: Borderlands 2 VR (PSVR, 2018) is a fun and well-made romp through Pandora and beyond

December 21, 2018

I’ve had a rocky relationship with PSVR, to put it as kindly as possible. From mild headaches and blurry vision to a nauseating journey through Skyrim, I feel like I’ve been through the wars with the device. Honestly, it’s not had that much use at all, and I was ready to give up before Borderlands […]

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Games Review: That Civilization VI (Switch, 2018) works on a console at all is kind of a miracle

December 8, 2018

Civilization VI was already complicated game long before the decision was made to port it to console. A great game to be sure, but a very complicated one. Civ has long made its home on the PC. The game’s overall complexity and forest of nested menus made a jump to console seem all but impossible. […]

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5 video game elements that were weirdly out of place

October 29, 2018

Back in late September, Ken Levine, one of the driving forces behind the Bioshock series posted this to Twitter during Yom Kippur, the Jewish Day of Attonement. Today is the Jewish day of atonement, it seems. So I’m here to apologize for the naked Atlas boss battle at the end of BioShock. pic.twitter.com/UeaEWV717Q — Ken Levine (@levine) September […]

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Gaming as a Service has been good for consumers, but tough for some developers

October 19, 2018

In 2010, Gabe Newell joined Sony at E3, in one of the most controversial crossovers of all time, to announce cross platform play between PS3 and PC for their then-forthcoming title, Portal 2. Newell also noted that he and the gathered throng were seeing a shift in the games industry. Video: Kahleb Olsson “Entertainment-as-a-product to […]

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Games Review: WWE 2K19 (PS4, 2018) is a step in the right direction

October 15, 2018

When last year’s iteration of 2K’s WWE series came around, I was incredibly cynical about the title. For a long time, the games have followed largely the same formula, with a few graphical tweaks here and there. WWE 2K19 is different, representing a significant leap for the franchise – although, not enough of one to […]

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WWE 2K19 To Celebrate Daniel Bryan’s Storied Career in Returning 2K Showcase Mode

August 20, 2018

Daniel Bryan has had a long and varied career in WWE. From his introduction as part of the NXT‘s Nexus division, to his eventual firing, rehiring, retiring and return. WWE 2K19 is set to showcase his journey and triumphant struggle back to the ring with the return of 2K Showcase, a story-driven campaign mode within […]

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WOOOOO! WWE 2K19 Gets A Stylin’, Profilin’, Limousine Ridin’ Special Edition

July 28, 2018

2K has finally unveiled all the details of the upcoming WWE 2K19 collector’s edition, and it’s a package fit for a 16-time WWE World Champion. Ric Flair is the newest honouree for the 2K series, representing the long and starry history of WWE and WCW.

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2K’s WWE SuperCard Gets a Super-Powered Boost With Brand New Throwback, Fusion and Hall of Fame Goliath Cards

July 28, 2018

The Goliath tier of 2K’s stellar <i>WWE SuperCard</i> is set to receive a giant boost with brand new special Throwback, Fusion and Hall of Fame tiered cards. These new sets include NXT’s Bobby Fish, Raw’s Mickie James and Alicia Fox, as well as Jinder Mahal and more.

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WWE 2K19 Gets Rowdy With Pre-Order Bonus Character Ronda Rousey

July 12, 2018

WWE’s newest superstar and ‘The Baddest Woman on the Planet’ is set to join WWE 2K19‘s roster as one of two playable pre-order characters, alongside WWE legend Rey Mysterio. After putting the women’s division on notice at a surprise Royal Rumble appearance earlier this year, Rousey will make her WWE video game debut, continuing a […]

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WWE SuperCard‘s Beach Bash Promotion Lets Loose Summer-Themed Superstars and Fusion Beach Balls

July 4, 2018

Beach Bash, the newest promotion for 2K’s WWE SuperCard series launches today with brand new Fusion Ingredients and themed superstars to collect. Beach Balls Fusion Ingredients can collected in sets of eight to form Sandcastles, which can then produce Summer Sizzle Packs containing one exclusive Beach Bash superstar card ranging in tier from Beast to […]

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Booyaka, Booyaka – Rey Mysterio Swings His Way Into WWE 2K19

July 1, 2018

WWE Legend Rey Mysterio has had a busy year – from starring in WWE’s Royal Rumble and Greatest Royal Rumble earlier in the year to featuring in New Japan Pro Wrestling’s Dominion 6.9.  Mysterio’s stellar year continues with the announcement that he’ll be joining the upcoming WWE 2K19 as one of two playable pre-order characters. […]

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WWE 2K19 Unveils Phenomenal New Cover Star, Release Date and Million Dollar Challenge

June 18, 2018

Current WWE World Champion and modern wrestling legend AJ Styles has been announced as the new face of WWE 2K19, topping off a brilliant few years for the superstar.

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WWE SuperCard Puts on a Big Show with Brand New Goliath Tier

June 15, 2018

A brand new card tier has made its way to 2K’s WWE SuperCard, joining the current Beast, Monster and Titan classes. Goliath tier is king of them all, featuring a brand new set of superstars and better, stronger stats.

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