Whilst massive publishers, with development studios all around the world, and with budgets larger than the GDP of Tonga, release limp, buggy offerings to the gaming public, once again, Ukrainian outfit 4A Games, have produced a thing of wonder.
Metro Exodus is the third game based on the post-apocalyptic fiction novel by Russian author Dmitry Glukhovsky, Metro 2033. As before the game follows the adventures of Artyom, who grew up in the make-shift underground city that was once the Moscow metro system. Continue reading Metro Exodus PC/Xbox One review
The long-delayed Crackdown 3 has finally arrived. But was it worth the wait?
Crackdown 3, the threequel to the original 2007 comic-book inspired game was first announced at E3 2014. Originally due for release in 2015, the date was pushed back every year until now, almost five years later. Continue reading Crackdown 3 PC/Xbox One review
Australian readers may be interested to know that Huawei are giving away their Huawei Watch GT with purchases of their superb Mate20 Pro mobile phones. I have been putting the smartwatch through its paces. Continue reading Huawei Watch GT review
Capcom revisits Resident Evil 2, one of the company’s best survival horror games.
Back in the day, on the original PlayStation, Resident Evil 2 was a bit of a novelty. Not only was it charged with expanding the ground-breaking, but otherwise stand-alone first Resident Evil game, it also came on two discs, one for each character. Continue reading Resident Evil 2 PlayStation 4 review
Kano’s Computer Kit Complete gives you everything you need to build a functioning Raspberry Pi-based laptop computer.
As a kid, I owned a Sinclair ZX81. Like many of my generation, I learned how to program computers at the same time as playing (rudimentary) video games. I’ve long lamented that those that followed us were taught not how to use computers, but simply, how to use applications. We now have a generation of kids that have no idea how videogames, or any other of the thousands of applications they use in daily life, are actually made.
It really pains me that 99% of kids out there, mine included, only use PCs to play video games. Continue reading Kano Computer Kit Complete review
I take the the highway to the danger zone with the latest entry in Bandai Namco’s air combat simcade franchise.
For over twenty years the Ace Combat series has been delivering all the thrills of a combat flight simulator without hundreds of controls. Whilst more sophisticated PC combat simulators require hours of practise to get a handle on the complex aircraft controls, the Ace Combat games allow player to get right into the action without the hassle. It is, of course a compromise, one that favours fun and excitement over realism.
Continue reading Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown Pc and PS4 review
For the last few months I’ve been tinkering with a couple of Nvidia’s top-of-the-range GeForce RTX 2080 Ti graphics cards.
It’s sometimes difficult, with technology featuring what is such clearly unprecedented potential, to produce a fair, real-world-use review without sounding like a paid shill. Benchmark results are fine only to a point, and the same can be said for tech demos. The lack of games taking advantage of the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti makes reviewing the card rather challenging.
Continue reading GeForce RTX 2080ti Founders Edition review
Not all solid-state drives are built equal, and not all M.2 solid state drives are built equal, either. Crucial’s P1 NVMe PCIe M.2 SSD’s promise to revolutionise PC storage transfer speed.
Continue reading Crucial 1TB P1 NVMe PCIe 2280 M.2 solid state drive review