Avalanche Studios

Rage 2 uses sound and fury to obscure a lack of substance

May 17, 2019

Rage 2 feels like two different games, both of them quite good, shoved inelegantly up against one another. As sales pitches go, it has a great one — Rage 2 is an open-world action game by Avalanche Studios with the meaty combat of first-person shooter royalty id Software. But there’s a strange lack of mechanical […]

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Games Review: Just Cause 4 (PS4, 2018) looks like a relic of the PlayStation 2 era and I wish I knew why

December 10, 2018

Only two years ago, I reviewed Just Cause 3 for what was then the AU’s film and TV masthead, The Iris. In writing that review, I learned an important lesson about the link between taking your time and offering responsible critique. What a great opportunity to reaffirm that lesson, I thought when our review copy […]

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E3 2018: Just Cause 4 gets a big new gameplay trailer during Square Enix’s press event

June 11, 2018

Just Cause 4 has been one of the surprise hits of this year’s E3 conference. Less a reimagining of the franchise’s core tenets and more a substantial leap forward for the tech that drives the series, our latest look at the game promises an adventure that’s crazier and more creative than ever.

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Bethesda confirms Rage 2 is on the way, gameplay trailer tomorrow

May 14, 2018

Last week, Walmart Canada inadvertently spilled the beans on what appeared to be a number of high profile (and mostly still unconfirmed) E3 announcements. Among them was Rage 2, a sequel to id Software’s oddball post-apocalyptic shooter from 2010. Rather than go dark until E3, Bethesda spent a few days teasing an announcement and then […]

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