Wild Hearts Review: The hunt is on

February 21, 2023

It’s admittedly been a while since I had touched base with the Monster Hunter series. And then I saw it; the reveal of Wild Hearts, developer Omega Force and Koei Tecmo’s answer to an existing breed of hunting game, that draws on many of the techniques and mechanics of the aforementioned franchise, while adding satisfying combat, […]

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F1 2021 Review: A farewell to the Hybrid Era

August 6, 2021

F1 2021, like the real motorsport it’s based on, has a lot of moving parts. This is developer Codemasters’ first F1 since its acquisition by Electronic Arts. As such, it bears a few now-classic EA Sports hallmarks. EA Sports titles need to serve several masters, and therefore so does F1 2021. The first thing it needs […]

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Games Review: Battlefield V (PC, 2018) is the most interesting World War 2 video game in years

December 7, 2018

Battlefield V is goddamned pretty. It’s something I’ve continually murmured to myself while reviewing DICE’s latest entry in their longrunning shooter franchise. Nobody is capable of squeezing the visual juice out of EA’s Frostbite engine quite as well as they can. The game they have constructed with it isn’t just one of the best Battlefield […]

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Games Review: Unravel 2(Xbox One, 2018): A Common Thread

July 3, 2018

Unravel 2 is the sort of game that strengthens interpersonal bonds.  It’s a wonderful team building exercise, a game cut from the same warm emotional mould as its predecessor but with a rather different point to make.

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Opinion: Is it time to raise the price of video games?

November 14, 2017

In the past few weeks, complaints against microtransactions in AAA games have reached a crescendo, with anger directed towards EA’s Star Wars Battlefront II, Monolith’s Middle-earth: Shadow of War and more recently, Activision’s Call of Duty: WWII for their inclusion of paid loot boxes.

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E3 2017: First gameplay trailer for Bioware’s new IP Anthem revealed

June 11, 2017

Bioware’s newest IP Anthem was revealed at EA’s E3 2017 press conference, but it was Microsoft’s press conference which got to reveal the first look at some gameplay. The gameplay trailer above shows us a vast open world in which players take on the role of a freelancer, assigned with the protection of Fort Tarsis, […]

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E3 2017: Anthem is Bioware’s brand new IP

June 10, 2017

Bioware have revealed their newest IP, Anthem, with an introductory trailer during EA’s press conference at E3 2017.

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E3 2017: Star Wars Battlefront II unveils new trailer and multiplayer footage

June 10, 2017

EA has brought Star Wars: Battlefront 2 to it’s E3 2017 press conference, showing a new trailer and a first look at it’s multiplayer.

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New report suggests Mass Effect franchise on hiatus, Bioware Montreal undergoing restructure

May 11, 2017

A new report has suggested that, following the less-than-stellar response to Mass Effect: Andromeda from fans and critics alike, BioWare Montreal is being “scaled down” and that staff from the satellite studio are being moved onto different projects within the company. Worse, the same report indicates that the beloved science fiction franchise is being put on […]

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Microtransactions: What Are They Good For?

March 24, 2017

Growing up playing video games, there was never any need to pay more after an initial purchase. You’d walk down to your local Toys”R”Us, pick up your brand new copy of Digimon World 3, plonk it in the disc drive of your scratched up PlayStation and you’d be off. If there was an issue with […]

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EA indicates Star Wars Battlefront 2 will debut in late 2017

November 3, 2016

Electronic Arts have indicated their intention to release a sequel to 2015’s Star Wars Battlefront in time for the holidays next year. The news comes as EA hosted its annual investor conference call earlier this week.

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Video Games Review: Titanfall 2 (PS4, 2016)

November 1, 2016

I really loved Titanfall when it released back in 2014. It had so many great ideas and such a fun multiplayer component that I was truly saddened to see the player base erode as quickly as it did. It seems developer Respawn were paying attention because they’ve worked hard to address many of the original game’s […]

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Video Games Review: Mirror’s Edge Catalyst (PS4, 2016)

June 29, 2016

The fact that Mirror’s Edge Catalyst exists at all is a minor miracle. When the original Mirror’s Edge released in 2008, it sank like a stone in the sales charts. Despite clunky combat and some glaring clipping issues, it still managed to amass a small fan base who enjoyed its willingness to try something new. Can Catalyst give […]

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The Best and Worst of E3 2016

June 21, 2016

The monolithic E3 Expo has come and gone for another year, showering us with exciting new trailers as often as it saddled us with toe-curling moments of cringe. We’ve rounded up the very best and the very worst of both for your stern appraisal.

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Need for Speed: Most Wanted is free on Origin right now

February 3, 2016

If you’ve been looking for a reason to reinstall EA’s Origin digital shopfront, one may have just presented itself. EA is handing out the 2012 reboot of Need for Speed: Most Wanted for free via the platform as part of its On the House program.

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EA bails out of E3 2016, creates own seperate event EA Play

January 28, 2016

EA continues is longstanding tradition of marching to the beat of its own rather odd drum, announcing today that they have released their booth space at this year’s E3 Expo in favour of holding an event of their own the weekend prior.

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EA Competitive Gaming Division marks big move into eSports, Peter Moore in charge

December 12, 2015

Electronic Arts has made a huge stride into the world of competition eSports with the launch of the company’s latest branch, the EA Competitive Gaming Division. The announcement was madeby current EA CEO Andrew Wilson.

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EA wants to know which Matildas player you would like to see on the cover of FIFA 16

July 3, 2015

After announcing that one of the Westfield Matildas women’s football team would be appearing on the local cover of FIFA 16 alongside Messi, EA have decided to ask the game’s Australian fans to vote for their favourite. Fans can head over to the official FIFA 16 website now to cast their vote for midfielder Katrina Gorry, defender Stephanie Catley […]

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