A return to form for EA Sports NHL 17

EA Sports gets us back on the ice for some fast and brutal ice hockey action in NHL 17.

Switching from the comparatively sedate, but no less exciting, pace of Madden NFL 17 to the frantic madness of NHL 17 was a bit jarring at first. Mending the thrills of FIFA with the contact of Madden and the brutality of UFC, the NHL games are a guilty pleasure of mine. Continue reading A return to form for EA Sports NHL 17

Hands-on review: Dell Performance Headset – AE2

I don’t know about you, when I think of PC headsets, I don’t usually think of Dell. But, after a couple of weeks with Dell’s AE2 I can really say, you’d be wrong not to. Built around renowned Steelseries technology, the Dell Performance Headset – AE2 gives you premium performance at the bargain price of NZ$99. Continue reading Hands-on review: Dell Performance Headset – AE2

Why you need to play Forza Horizon 3 on a PC!

Forza Horizon 3 is an amazing game on the Xbox One. Once again, UK outfit Playground Games have managed to take Turn Ten’s sublime Forza Motorsport game engine and made it into something better. Gone is straight-laced racing simulator that is Forza Motorsport 6 and, in its place we have the third Horizon Festival, set right here in ‘Straya. Continue reading Why you need to play Forza Horizon 3 on a PC!

Madden NFL 17 scores another touchdown

This year’s iteration of the veteran American football sim, Madden NFL 17, is all about opening up the series to new fans.

If only I’d had the help that Madden NFL 17 gives newcomers when I decided to first get my head around, not only the nuances of EA Sports’ Madden franchise, but also the rules of American football as well. Growing up on the other side of the Atlantic in a country where football is actually played with your feet, the American’s take on rugby, but with body armour, was a bit alien. Continue reading Madden NFL 17 scores another touchdown

The Road to Battlefield 1

EA Games’ Battlefield 1 is almost upon us. Taking the bold move to shift the action from the present day to the to the battles of the First World War, players get to witness for themselves “the war to end all wars”.

The recent beta event allowed players to charge into battle on horseback and on foot, with bayonets at the ready, and experience warfare using authentic recreations of the weapons of the time Continue reading The Road to Battlefield 1

EA Sports FIFA 17 demo now available

The FIFA 17 demo is now available to download for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 4.

On Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC, the demo not only showcases twelve of the world’s best teams including Manchester United, Bayern Munich, Real Madrid C.F., but marks an opportunity for fans to get their first opportunity to experience The Journey, the new, cinematic, story-driven mode. In The Journey, fans will be able to follow the story of Alex Hunter, a rising star in the English Premier League. Continue reading EA Sports FIFA 17 demo now available

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided PC/PS4 review

Eidos Montreal’s Deus Ex: Mankind Divided is the sequel to 2011’s Deus Ex: Human Revolution, itself a reimagining of/prequel to Ion Storm’s classic Deus Ex role-playing game from 2000. Continue reading Deus Ex: Mankind Divided PC/PS4 review

The great PlayStation 4 Pro double-dip

Well now we know. The PlayStation 4 Pro is incoming. It’s not, as Sony are quick to point out, a PlayStation 5 – as it features the same underlying architecture as the (now) vanilla PS4. More a PS4.5, then? Continue reading The great PlayStation 4 Pro double-dip

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