Game Review: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 relies on nostalgia as opposed to fresh, new ideas

November 24, 2023

For what it’s worth, I tend to enjoy the yearly Call of Duty, even if it’s just for a few months. The breakneck pace and punchy gameplay are generally enough, while some of the recent Modern Warfare entries have pretty much kept me around throughout the entire year.  Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 looks […]

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Game Review: Crash Team Rumble packs in the nostalgia, but lacks variety

August 22, 2023

Crash Team Rumble was released this year to much fanfare and anticipation, particularly from old-school gamers who grew up with classic Crash Bandicoot games. While Crash is best known for his solo platforming prowess, this new entry into the franchise spins off into the realm of competitive team multiplayer and is one of the more […]

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Review: A Safe, Yet Solid Approach

November 8, 2022

If the Call of Duty franchise has taught us anything over the past few entries and iterations, it’s to expect a certain formula for both campaign and multiplayer experiences, that now feel pretty much set in stone. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is in no way a victim of this formula; in fact, it […]

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Here’s when and how you can access the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 beta

August 9, 2022

Activision has recently announced exactly how and when fans can get their hands on the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 beta. And the best news? It’s only a few weeks away. The beta itself will be available at an earlier date for those who have pre-ordered the game, with two separate weekends providing access […]

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 drops an action-packed reveal trailer

June 9, 2022

After what feels like months of waiting, we’ve finally been gifted a “world reveal” gameplay trailer for Call of Duty’s latest annual offering, the highlight anticipated Modern Warfare 2. The almost 2-minute trailer shows off a bunch of single-player gameplay as we once again join Captain Price and Task Force 141 on a daring, high-stakes […]

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Microsoft acquires Activision Blizzard in mega $68.7 billion deal

January 19, 2022

In a stunning move, Microsoft has purchased publisher Activision Blizzard for a whopping sum of $68.7 billion. If Microsoft had stumbled in recent years with exclusives and variety of games, they’re definitely back on track. While it’s no secret that Activision Blizzard has been dealing with a number of discrimination and mistreatment allegations and legal […]

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Interview: Sledgehammer Games’ Narrative Designers Talk Call of Duty Vanguard’s Campaign

November 5, 2021

We recently got the chance to chat with Narrative Designer, Alexa Ray Corriea and Associate Narrative Designer, Belinda Garcia from Sledgehammer Games about the upcoming World War 2 shooter, Call of Duty Vanguard, and the engaging narrative that binds four unique characters together. What sets this WW2 story apart from previous WW2 campaigns within the […]

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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: Black Ops Cold War Review: True to Tradition, Through Thick and Thin

December 3, 2020

Like the sudden lift in temperature that tells you summer is on its way, the arrival of Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War tells you exactly what time of year it is. Developer Treyarch takes its flagship Call of Duty series to the early 1980’s, determined to bring down the iron curtain with nothing but […]

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Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2 Review: The King has Returned

September 14, 2020

Oh how we’ve missed you, Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater. If you were a gamer in the mid to late 90’s, then you would have most definitely played a Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater, I’m sure of it. But before we get stuck into this review, let’s start off with a fun fact; the original Tony Hawk’s […]

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*Updated* Donald Trump signs Tencent order, may make many video games illegal

August 7, 2020

Update 3:00pm AEST Here is the (rather oddly written) section that indicates the order is targeted at Tencent’s WeChat app and not their broader portfolio. Update 2:45pm AEST Sources have reportedly confirmed to the LA Times that the executive order itself pertains only to Bytedance’s TikTok and Tencent’s WeChat and was written to specifically exclude […]

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Crash Bandicoot 4 revealed at last, coming to PS4 and Xbox One

June 23, 2020

Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time has been officially revealed. The game will become the fourth mainline entry in the series, and Activision’s first new Crash game in a decade. Back in time Crash Bandicoot 4 is canonically set after the end of Crash 3. When Naughty Dog departed the series, Crash had successfully locked […]

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Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 and 2 remaster launches in September

May 13, 2020

The Birdman has returned. Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 and 2 finally remasters the first two games in the legendary series. Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 and 2 launches on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC via the Epic Games Store on September 4, 2020. Fans who preorder the game get early access to a […]

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Review: Welcome Back, Old Friend

November 3, 2019

12 years after its original release, Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare is still considered by many to be the best entry in the series. Developer Infinity Ward has grappled with its legacy ever since, trying to recapture the aspects of the game that made it a hit. In 2019, the roundabout of Call of Duty developers has […]

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Infinity Ward’s Dino Verano on Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, producer life and the value of a community beta

September 26, 2019

Dino Verano has a long career in games, working as a producer on numerous Activision titles. He’s also someone who understands the value of community in helping to polish and balance a game ahead of launch thanks to his prior career in quality assurance. Now a producer and team lead on Infinity Ward’s Call of […]

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Spyro Reignited Trilogy Review: Nostalgia on the go

September 11, 2019

Like most gamers of the 90’s, Spyro thje Dragon was one of the first ever games I’ve ever played and when the Spyro Reignited Trilogy was announced I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it. Until it was only released for the PS4 and Xbox One (versions we’ve previously reviewed). Having only Nintendo Switch […]

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Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled Review: Fuelled by nostalgia

June 29, 2019

It’s hard to believe it’s been 20 years since the Crash Team Racing released on the original PlayStation, a game determined to set itself apart from genre titan Mario Kart. Thankfully, Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled recaptures the experience of playing CTR again for the first time, bursting with flavour, variety and fun, and packed with […]

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare launching October 25

May 30, 2019

Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare is fondly remembered as one of the best first person shooter titles ever made. One of the first examples of the series taking its single player campaign into full-blown Hollywood blockbuster territory, it also featured a multiplayer component that ranks among the series best. It spawned two popular sequels […]

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Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Review: Difficult in a different way

March 21, 2019

The more of them I play, the more I’ve come to understand that From Software’s catalogue of games are not for me. My Souls-loving friends assure me there will be a moment of clarity, a a beautiful instant suspended in time where the final piece of the Souls puzzle snaps into place. In that moment, they say […]

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Activision Blizzard sacks 8% of its workforce despite “record” revenues

February 12, 2019

Activision Blizzard has laid off 800 people, a total 8% of the company’s entire workforce after ~only~ making an extra $100 million in profit last year. As retrenched employees began to tweet that they were out of a job, Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick told shareholders the company had experienced a record year, raking in […]

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Games Review: Spyro Reignited Trilogy (PS4, 2018) is Lit, Fam

November 19, 2018

Everybody’s favourite flaming 90’s mascot is back (again) in Spyro Reignited Trilogy, a collection of the first three entries in the franchise (and the only ones worth playing). Charting Spyro’s adventures across the Dragon Kingdom, Avalar and the Forgotten Worlds, the trilogy is presented in shiny remastered format, breathing life back into what had become […]

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Rolling out Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 early for patches was a great idea — and it should happen more often

October 20, 2018

Last week, something occurred in the AAA gaming space that you don’t see every day. Players who pre-order their games digitally across Xbox, PC and PS4 are often extended the luxury of preloading games. Preloading is the process of downloading a game prior to its street date. You can’t play a pre-loaded game right away, the […]

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Games Review: Call of Duty: Black Ops 4‘s pivot to multiplayer-only is just what the field medic ordered

October 20, 2018

I’m going to open this review with a comparison that may lose some of you right away. Sometimes, in order to learn and grow in a meaningful way, we have to cut a significant part of ourselves off. It may take us a while to work up the courage to make that change, it may […]

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Games Review: Destiny 2: Forsaken (PS4, 2018) is the expansion you’ve been waiting for

October 1, 2018

It’s been three weeks since Forsaken, the latest expansion for Destiny 2 launched, and in many ways I’m still struggling to wrap my head around the enormity of it. I’ve got a life outside of my work on this website — I have a side job, I have obligations to friends and family, I have […]

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Numskull Designs Launches Nostalgia-Filled Spyro the Dragon Merchandise Line

August 19, 2018

Everybody’s favourite purple dragon is set to receive a wave of brand new themed merchandise in the lead up to November’s Spyro Reignited Trilogy. The collection includes a range of items including wallets, purses, pins, notebooks and apparel, including a t-shirt, hat, beanie and watch.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 4‘s Private Beta hints at a series ready to reinvent itself in little ways

August 15, 2018

Call of Duty is a franchise you either love or hate, there doesn’t seem to be much in between. There are a few reasons for this. It’s home to one of the most aggressive, toxic communities in gaming. It found its niche as a multiplayer twitch shooter years ago and hasn’t felt much need to […]

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I Nearly Shed a Tear While Playing The Spyro Reignited Trilogy

July 1, 2018

Growing up, I played the Spyro and Crash trilogies annually. It was a family tradition that had long fallen by the wayside in the wake of jobs, university studies and adult responsibilities. When the Crash Bandicoot: N-Sane Trilogy was released, the tradition was revived, and many great hours were spent pouring over the remarkable and […]

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Supanova Interview: Gaming God Nolan North talks about his beginning, Ryan Reynolds’ Deadpool and clowns

June 12, 2018

I shouldn’t have to say who Nolan North is, but for those few uninitiated, if you have ever played a video game in the last 25 years, there is a very big chance Nolan North voiced something or someone in that game. Nolan has been around the TV, Film and Gaming industry since 1997, first […]

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E3 2018: From Software’s next game is Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

June 10, 2018

From Software are working with Activision on a samurai epic. The game was announced this morning during the Xbox E3 press briefing.

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Destiny 2: Forsaken drops September 4, aims to turn this spaceship around

June 5, 2018

It’s been a rough first year for Destiny 2. Despite a strong launch, its first two expansion packs — Curse of Osiris and last month’s Warmind — mostly failed to impress the community. Bungie has some work to do if they want to restore player confidence and, if the trailer for the September expac, Forsaken, […]

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