Patapon is an excellent idea executed badly. The focus on grinding fails to create a rewarding sense of progression when it boils down to entering the same basic patterns over and over. Throw in some more commands to use in more dynamic ways and speed […]

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It’s still early days for PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS (PUBG), but it’s still doing well for itself. Well enough that it’s able to hold an official ESL tournaments before even leaving Early Access. The wisdom of that is yours to ponder, but it’s worth noting that they […]

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Humanity’s most powerful weapon against the machines will be our undying anger. There was never any hope for smart tactics or on-the-fly thinking when we can barely process what we’d like to eat. No, we flesh bags must develop our skills elsewhere, and what else […]

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Everything is a sport these days. You probably don’t need to be told that eSports or competitive tag exist, but you might need to be reminded that motorsport is broadcast across the world almost every day. Plenty of games have tried their hand at capturing […]

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Pyre Review

Pyre may not play like Bastion and Transistor, but it still manages to hold onto the essence of its predecessors in the way that it approaches its players. Most importantly, though, Supergiant Games continues to craft unique and excellent games which require you to stop […]

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Last week, I was invited to join Scott Lowe (Senior Communications Manager, Naughty Dog) and a handful of fellow curious journalists at the Sony Headquarters in Sydney. We were lured by the promise of 45 minutes of hands-on gameplay with Naughty Dog’s upcoming title, Uncharted: […]

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Tacoma Review

Tacoma offers many themes that are not widespread yet but is a probable snapshot of the near-future. The AR technology is cool, yes, but what really peaked my interest are the implications and morality of using super artificial intelligence. If they’re as smart as a […]

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Splatoon 2 Review

Splatoon 2 is a wonderfully fresh feeling game. Though it isn’t a huge step from the first game, everything feels broader here while still being notably more refined. Topping off the core multiplayer modes with a fun campaign and great co-op mode means there’s a […]

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First revealed in 2011, Fortnite is a co-op survival shooter and defence building game from Epic Games and People Can Fly where you and your teammates must fight to survive against hordes of monsters. During development, Epic Games founder Tim Sweeney described the game as […]

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Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age is a well-loved instalment in the franchise that has been remastered beautifully, but as a newcomer to the game there are several areas I felt were lacking and could really have been improved with this new release. There are […]

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