Category Archives: Gaming

Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown Pc and PS4 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

Big Bash Boom PS4 review

From the moment you hit play, you know that Big Bash Boom isn’t your usual cricket game.

As in real life, cricket video games tend to be rather reserved affairs. The action is there, but the gentlemanly atmosphere can be a bit muted for gamers used to something a little more…dynamic. Continue reading Big Bash Boom PS4 review

Gaming gifts for everyone this Christmas

Still wondering what to get the for the gamer in your life this Christmas? VicBStard.com has you covered. From retro classics to driving tractors, this year has a game for everyone. Continue reading Gaming gifts for everyone this Christmas

Just Cause 4 PC review

One-man army and scourge of dictators the world over, Rico Rodriguez, returns to wreak over-the-top havoc for a fourth time. This time the island nation of Solís is our hero’s sandbox, ripe for destruction.

Just Cause 4 allows players to live out their most direct-to-video action movie fantasies. This third-person shooter gives you all the tools, trucks, tanks, cars, boats, planes and helicopters you need to unleash unadulterated carnage, take on the forces of the Black Hand and find out more about your father’s secret. Continue reading Just Cause 4 PC review

Interview with Matt Firor President and Game Director at ZeniMax Online

For over four years The Elder Scrolls Online has been delighting fans of Bethedsa’s meticulously realised fantasy world. Since launch the game has seen many changes, the switch from subscription to free-to-play being the most radical. The game has also seen two major expansions and countless DLC additions.

At the recent PAX Australia gaming expo, I sat down with Matt Firor, ESO’s designer and now President and Game Director at ZeniMax Online. Continue reading Interview with Matt Firor President and Game Director at ZeniMax Online

Fallout 76 PC review

Fallout 76 takes the popular post-apocalyptic role-playing game series and places it in an online world.

Like their Elder Scrolls series, Bethesda’s Fallout games carry the hallmark of quality single-player narrative adventures. The player is the hero, the game world revolves around and exists only to service the player’s story. Continue reading Fallout 76 PC review

Battlefield V PC review

2016’s Battlefield 1 switched the action from the modern combat setting that has been the focus of the series since Battlefield 2, to the First World War. With Battlefield V the series comes full circle, returning to the conflict of the Second World War. Continue reading Battlefield V PC review

Hitman 2 PC review

IO Interactive’s sudden departure from Square Enix, taking their Hitman franchise with them, was a surprise. Whilst the episodic nature of the game wasn’t to everybody’s taste, 2016’s Hitman was a solid entry into the veteran stealth series.

Hitman 2 is effectively the second season. In fact, all the episodes of Hitman Season One are available as a DLC pack (which is, if you haven’t already played them, an essential purchase). Continue reading Hitman 2 PC review