Category Archives: Gaming

Ubisoft Australia launches Assassin’s Creed Odyssey in style!

To celebrate the launch of Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, Ubisoft Australia pulled out all the stops, setting up a huge parkour course in the middle of Sydney.

On the 5th and 6th of October fans were invited to try out The Assassin’s Creed Challenge. Continue reading Ubisoft Australia launches Assassin’s Creed Odyssey in style!

V-Rally 4 Xbox One review

After a sixteen-year hiatus, Bigben and Kylotonn bring us V-Rally 4, but do the former WRC team have the chops to take on such a revered franchise?

With September being the traditional launch month for Bigben’s World Rally Championship games, the appearance of V-Rally 4, instead, suggest some licencing changes are afoot. Whilst Kylotonn have upped their game over the last couple of years, their TT Isle of Man: Ride to the Edge was one of the best motorcycling games I’ve played in a while, their WRC games are a bit samey.

Without a licence to stifle their creativity, can Kylotonn bring the legendary V-Rally franchise back from the dead? Continue reading V-Rally 4 Xbox One review

FIFA 19 Xbox One/Switch/PC review

Football, the beautiful game. This year there’s no football game more beautiful than EA Sports’ FIFA 19.

Up until recently, FIFA fans were treated only to the usual, annual, rooster updates and gameplay tweaks that, for a reviewer, sounded a more like marketing hyperbole than genuine reasons to buy the latest iteration. Over the years, though, EA Sports have been refining ball control, player emotion and supporter interaction. The franchise has got to the point that the game is pretty damn close to watching football on live on TV. Continue reading FIFA 19 Xbox One/Switch/PC review

Warhammer Vermintide 2: Shadows Over Bögenhafen DLC review

Fatshark’s excellent Warhammer Vermintide 2 gets it first DLC, Shadows Over Bögenhafen.

Taking more than just a leaf out of zombie slashers Left 4 Dead and Left 4 Dead 2, Vermintide 2 is a third-person melee combat game whereby player take a role in a party of four. Like it’s zombie- filled Left 4 Dead cousins, your three companions can either be computer-controlled bots or other players. The game also features drop-in/drop-out multiplayer. This makes hosting or joining a game super-easy with no annoying wait time. Continue reading Warhammer Vermintide 2: Shadows Over Bögenhafen DLC review

Red Dead Redemption 2 preview

I recently checked out an hour and a half of Rockstar’s highly-anticipated Red Dead Redemption 2. Here’s what I thought of it.

Red Dead Redemption 2 is a game that’s been a long time coming. The last Red Dead came out way back in 2010 and I’ve been looking forward to returning to the twilight years of the old west ever since. So, it was with much excitement that I sat down in Rockstar’s Sydney HQ to play a curated demo of the upcoming game. Continue reading Red Dead Redemption 2 preview

Forza Horizon 4 Xbox One review

Who would have thought that Forza Motorsport’s “missing” campaign spin-off, Forza Horizon would ellipse it’s pure racing brethren and become THE racing game on the Xbox One.

Whilst Turn 10’s Forza Motorsport games may give us the physics and the cars, they can be a rather dour affair. Still one of the best racing franchises out there, but a little on the serious side. It’s younger sibling, Forza Horizon is a relative hooligan in comparison, and I believe that is exactly what Playground Games are aiming for. Continue reading Forza Horizon 4 Xbox One review

Asus Republic of Gamers STRIX Z370F Gaming and Intel Core i7 8700K review

Another year and another generation of Intel CPUs. For this 8th generation, codenamed Coffee Lake, Intel have opted to keep the LGA1151 socket of its predecessors. But unlike the 7th gen Kaby Lake you’ll not going to be able to slot it straight into your old Z270 motherboard.

I’m going to be looking at an Intel Core i7 8700K and an ASUS Republic of Gamers STRIX Z370F Gaming motherboard. Continue reading Asus Republic of Gamers STRIX Z370F Gaming and Intel Core i7 8700K review

Hands-on review: Intel Core i7-8700K

Is upgrading to Intel’s 8th generation of CPUs a worthwhile investment? I take a look at the Intel Core i7-8700K. Continue reading Hands-on review: Intel Core i7-8700K