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Persona 4 Golden Review: The best way to play an established masterpiece

January 25, 2023

Up until this very day, Persona 4 Golden holds a very special place in my heart. I’m not a huge fan of the JRPG genre as a whole, but more so titles within the genre. As a result, Persona 4 Golden stands as my favourite Persona game to date and my favourite game on the […]

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Persona 3 Portable Review: A worthy port that shows slight signs of age

January 25, 2023

While Persona 4 Golden stands as one of my favourite JRPG titles of all time, I feel as though I never gave Persona 3 Portable a fair chance. This time around, I was delighted to find that this entry holds up in many ways, thanks to its deep and nuanced combat and dark story, even […]

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Pokémon Scarlet Review : Fun to Play, Rough to Run

December 8, 2022

For better or worse, Pokémon games have stuck to a both formula and style over the last 10 years. While many spin-offs and side games have attempted to that attempt to deepen and swerve that formula in a new direction, Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet are offering a huge step forward for the series in […]

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Bayonetta 3 Review: The Witch is BACK!

October 27, 2022

Developer Platinum Games returns with an undoubtedly ambitious follow up to 2014’s otherwise stellar Bayonetta 2. Now exclusively on the Nintendo Switch system, the franchise feels settled into its skin this time around – delivering huge action and an epic multiverse-inspired tale featuring the most unpredictable story both the series and studio have delivered to […]

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Interview: Lead Producer Xavier Manzanares on Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope’s Newest Features

October 24, 2022

With the recent release of Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope, we got the chance to chat with Lead Producer Xavier Manzanares on the newest features and mechanics of the highly anticipated Mario + Rabbids sequel. What systems and mechanics have made their way over from the first title, and what changes have been made to […]

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A Plague Tale: Requiem Review: Revenge of the Rats

October 18, 2022

I had reviewed A Plague Tale: Innocence when it released back in 2019, making for one of the most surprising and underrated games of that year. So it’s safe to say that A Plague Tale: Requiem had me excited to dive back into 14th century France to experience the continuation of this story based on […]

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NBA 2K23 Review: A Solid Euro-Step Forward

September 20, 2022

That time of the year has rolled around again, where we begin to look forward to the nearing NBA season, discussing many of the bigger trades and looming deals around the league. Along with that however, comes the launch of the latest NBA 2K, allowing us to live out our potential virtual careers as NBA […]

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Splatoon 3 Review: more than just a new paintjob

September 14, 2022

You may be wondering what new grounds Nintendo could explore with Splatoon 3, especially when Splatoon 2 is already such a thoroughly enjoyable experience. I was too. Yet, what may initially come across as laziness in minimal core changes to multiplayer soon becomes an experience of wonderful re-identification of the Splatoon series. Splatoon 3 is […]

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The City will return in NBA 2K23 along with new Australian Boomers content

September 8, 2022

NBA 2K23 will be bringing back The City to PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S players. As a result of community feedback, The City will look to make a number of changes and improvements for a smoother, more enjoyable experience. With wide, expansive environments and deeper levels of exploration and variety, The City has been […]

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Live A Live Review: Old dog, new tricks

August 16, 2022

At first glance, Live A Live feels like an older, more experienced JRPG that boldly returned to show the younger kids just how it’s done. It feels even stranger however, to discover that’s exactly what this is. Live A Live was released way back in 1994 by developer Square, then known as SquareSoft, but never […]

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Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes Review: Victorious on and off the battlefield

June 27, 2022

I’ve always admired musou style games for their sheer intensity. Repeatedly hacking and slashing waves of villains never seems to get old, from the Dynasty Warriors franchise, to the more recent Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity. As a result, the Fire Emblem franchise has decided to try its hand at the genre for the second […]

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Nintendo Switch Sports Review: A fun, yet lacking experience

May 18, 2022

It’s perhaps one of the most onerous tasks to live up to a legacy in any case, but in the case of the legacy of Nintendo’s Wii Sports from 2006, the task becomes that much more difficult. Wii Sports was at the forefront of technological advancements in the gaming sphere at the time of its […]

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Kirby and the Forgotten Land Review: Suck it up!

May 3, 2022

Nintendo’s iconic pink blob is back for a new adventure through an apocalyptic version of Earth. An unlikely setting to say the least, but one that still manages to showcase just how much fun, colour and life is still left in this long-running series. From the opening moments of Kirby and the Forgotten Land, Kirby […]

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Sam and Max: Beyond Time and Space Review: Good old fashioned, chaotic fun

April 19, 2022

Sam and Max: Beyond Time and Space is the recent remaster of Sam and Max’s second season, originally released in 2007.  Brought back to life by Skunkape Games—a development team made up of alumni Telltale developers—who acquired the rights to the beloved 3 seasons of Sam and Max. This episodic point and click adventure game […]

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LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga Review: May the bricks be with you

April 8, 2022

The lightsaber battles. Dogfights. Distant planets. Iconic characters. The Star Wars saga has brought with it many memorable moments that have stood the test of time. While I won’t begin to list those moments here, LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga has decided to cram them all into one neat package, reinventing the LEGO game formula […]

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Assassin’s Creed: The Ezio Collection Review: Ezio lets loose on the Nintendo Switch

March 17, 2022

I am a late bloomer when it comes to the Assassin’s Creed series. My first game was Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag and I have enjoyed most of the entries since that release. When people talk about Ezio, I shrug my shoulders and tentatively agree. While there have been various remakes and remasters since, like […]

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Pokémon Scarlet and Violet announced along with new starters

February 28, 2022

Two new mainline Pokémon games have been announced at this morning’s Pokémon Presents broadcast. With Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet both on track for a late 2022 release on the Nintendo Switch, the ninth generation of Pokémon games isn’t messing around, what with Pokémon Legends: Arceus having released earlier this year. This morning’s reveal trailer […]

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OlliOlli World Review : Rolling with the fun

February 28, 2022

The third entry in the OlliOlli series combines the fun of learning to skate on shiny new consoles alongside an expansive world with varying locations that constantly change up the way you play. Developer Roll7 has incorporated a story mode into the series this time around with an overhaul of the graphics engine adding a […]

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Pokémon Legends: Arceus Review: A childhood dream come true

February 5, 2022

When Pokémon Legends: Arceus was first announced, I must admit that I was somewhat skeptical about it. What could The Pokémon Company and Game Freak possibly do with the Sinnoh region that we haven’t already learned by now? Then, more and more information started to come out, and I became more and more hooked on […]

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Big Brain Academy : Brain vs. Brain Review – Switch it up!

December 11, 2021

The Big Brain Academy series is back on the Nintendo Switch with a colourful and interactive take on the classic game series that originally came out on the Nintendo DS. 2021 has been a big year for party games on the Switch and it looks like we are closing out the year with another strong […]

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Death’s Door Review: A Door Worth Knockin’ On

December 1, 2021

Gaming has always been the past time for a bit of escapism. Now more than ever, the sheer variety of games has allowed us to be whisked away to worlds we would never have even imagined. For one, you can now self-insert as a cute little crow working for the Reaping Commission Headquarters as a […]

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Game Review: An Ode to Pokémon Brilliant Diamond

November 26, 2021

It’s been 15 years since the release of Pokémon Diamond and Pearl—arguably the most important entry in the Pokémon gaming franchise, as it revitalised its popularity through changes to the battle system, along with Wi-Fi connectivity and the ability to connect players to the wider Pokémon community. It was the spark for the Gen IV […]

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Mario Party Superstars Review: Celebrate Good Times

November 4, 2021

I owe the Mario Party franchise a great deal of credit. It’s responsible for some of the best gaming moments I’ve had on a Nintendo console. While Mario Party 3 will always remain my favourite, it’s safe to say that the franchise faltered in recent years, prompting me to drift away from the iconic mini-games […]

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Big Rumble Boxing: Creed Champions Review: A Fun, Flawed Arcade Romp

October 8, 2021

As a fan of both the Rocky film series and the sport of boxing in general, I often wonder about the next definitive boxing game. Believe it or not, it’s been a decade since EA Sport’s Fight Night Champion, which I still dip back into until this very day. And then I saw it; the […]

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Metroid Dread Review: Fear and legacy franchises

October 7, 2021

Metroid Dread is a game I thought I might never play, let alone review. For years, the Metroid franchise has sat among several other older Nintendo franchises, like F-Zero and Mother/EarthBound, gathering dust. For fans of the series, their own personal dread was real. Was their favourite Ninty franchise dead? As the wait dragged on, […]

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How to transfer your Nintendo account to your new Switch OLED

October 7, 2021

You’ve just opened your brand new Nintendo Switch OLED and you’re ready to transfer your account across. But wait a second — how do you do that, exactly? Here’s our step-by-step guide to transferring your user and save data to a new Nintendo Switch OLED. 1. First things first So to start with, let’s answer […]

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FIFA 22 Review: Once more with feeling

September 28, 2021

FIFA 22 takes the term “next-generation” pretty seriously. And it should. With every new console generation, the FIFA franchise takes major steps forward. New hardware presents an opportunity to reinvent FIFA‘s visuals, mechanics and add a range of new game modes. However, I wouldn’t blame fans for feeling disillusioned with the series in recent years. Most […]

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A Brief Ode to Nintendo On Its 132nd Birthday

September 23, 2021

Nintendo has come a long, long way from its humble beginnings as a playing card company in Kyoto, Japan, to a video game behemoth. One that is near and dear to many gamers worldwide. Like a lot of you reading this piece, you probably grew up playing a Nintendo game. Whether it was Zelda or […]

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Where to see Friday’s Nintendo Direct in Australian times

September 23, 2021

If you’re hunting for where you can see this week’s Nintendo Direct in Australian times, look no further. The tradition of the late-September Nintendo Direct broadcast lives on. Nintendo announced its next direct-to-consumer broadcast is coming tomorrow — Friday, September 24, 2021. Nintendo said on socials that the broadcast will run for around 40 minutes. […]

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Balenciaga drops Fortnite fits in-game and IRL

September 22, 2021

Fortnite has partnered with luxury fashion label Balenciaga on a run of clothing both in-game and IRL. The collaboration includes updated (and highly fashionable) skins for fan-favourite characters Doggo, Ramirez, Knight, and Banshee. Certain skins are reactive and will change colour in concert with your actions during play. You can pick up each skin individually  […]

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