Category Archives: Gaming

Dragon Quest Builders Switch Review

Taking the simplistic building-block look of Minecraft and the mechanics of a JRPG, Dragon Quest Builders in now out on the Nintendo Switch.

I like Minecraft. I was a little late to the party, but I’ve now got the game on pretty much every platform that it’s available on. I’ve spent hours digging holes and making stuff, all the while being careful not to have some errant creeper blow the whole lot up. Continue reading Dragon Quest Builders Switch Review

Assassin’s Creed Rogue Remastered review

Ubisoft brings an almost forgotten entry in the Assassin’s Creed saga to current-gen consoles.

Back in 2014, the news that Assassin’s Creed Unity was not coming out on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 had some fans feeling left out. The knowledge that the last-gen consoles were getting their own Assassin’s Creed game in Assassin’s Creed Rogue, smoothed things over a bit. Continue reading Assassin’s Creed Rogue Remastered review

Burnout Paradise Remastered Xbox One review

Classic adrenaline-fuelled racer Burnout Paradise gets the current-gen remaster treatment, introducing one of the finest open-world racers to a new generation of players. Continue reading Burnout Paradise Remastered Xbox One review

Bayonetta 2 Switch review

Button-masher and former Wii U exclusive, Bayonetta 2, is now out for the Nintendo Switch, with boxed copies also including a download code for the first game as well.

The partnership between Bayonetta developer, Platinum Games, and Nintendo for Bayonetta 2’s Wii U platform exclusive surprised me. The action-adventure button-masher did not seem to be an immediate fit alongside Nintendo’s usual, more family-friendly fayre. Continue reading Bayonetta 2 Switch review

Netgear launches their first gaming router

I’ve got to hand it to Netgear. Sexing up an essential but rather mundane bit of kit like a router is a bit of an art, and something they did very well at the Sydney launch of their Nighthawk Pro Gaming XR500 router. Continue reading Netgear launches their first gaming router

Hands on review: Linksys WRT32X

When Linksys asked me to check out their new WRT32X router it would join a long line of routers that I’ve recently tested. I knew would do its job. But, when it comes to a device whose sole job is to get your stuff up and down from the internet, fast, and then quickly distribute it to all your devices, there’s only so much you can usually write about.

Lucky for me, this router has a few tricks up its sleeves. Continue reading Hands on review: Linksys WRT32X

ASUS ROG STRIX XG35V curved gaming monitor review

ASUS’s ROG STRIX XG35V invites players to maximise their gaming experience with a huge 100Hz, 35” ultra-wide display featuring AMD’s FreeSync. Continue reading ASUS ROG STRIX XG35V curved gaming monitor review

Kingdom Come: Deliverance Xbox One review

Development newcomers, Warhorse, take us back to 15th Century Bohemia with a first-person role-playing game that’s a tale of swords, chivalry, mud and shit, and not necessarily in that order.

Kingdom Come: Deliverance tells the story of a young nobleman, already a dab-hand with a sword as he rides about medieval eastern-Europe saving damsels and fighting evil black knights.

The paragraph above is a lie made up by me, the game isn’t like that at all.

Take your romanticized vision of life in the middle-ages and put it to one side. At the same time forget about any visions of shiny armour, glistening castles and the like. And you can certainly lock away any thoughts about wizards and dragons. Continue reading Kingdom Come: Deliverance Xbox One review