Category Archives: Gaming

Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 PS4 review

For the series’ third outing developer CI Games takes Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 all open world.

As Marine Captain Jon North, you are send into war-torn Georgia to play havoc with the local separatists on behalf of Uncle Sam. More importantly for Jon, however, is the search for his captured brother, Robert, who has been seen in the area.

One look at Sniper Ghost Warrior 3’s open world all I could think was Ghost Recon Wildlands, a game inspired by Ubisoft’s own Far Cry games- the first-person series of which probably serves as a better comparison. Continue reading Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 PS4 review

Farpoint PSVR hands-on preview

Sony’s PlayStation VR gets a potential first-person killer app with Farpoint from developers, Impulse Gear. I got to take a good look at the game at a special PlayStation AU preview event.

Regardless of what the marketing chap from Sony said as he introduced us to the Farpoint hands-on session, about the PSVR only being six months old, we have now passed the one-year anniversary of the launch of this modern wave of virtual reality.

Both the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive on PC have just celebrated their first birthdays. In the last year, I’ve played enough VR to be over the initial mind-blow sensation of being transported to a virtual environment. I’m not longer just seeking “experiences”, I’m keen to see proper AAA games.

For PlayStation VR owners, fingers-crossed, Farpoint could be the one. Continue reading Farpoint PSVR hands-on preview

Esports: the future of spectator sport?

On the weekend of 6th and 7th May, Qudos Arena in Sydney’s Olympic Park, site of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games, hosted a very different type of sport: esport.

As a guest of Intel, I travelled 20 minutes up the road from my house to check out the finals of the Intel Extreme Masters Counter-Strike: Global Operations tournament. Continue reading Esports: the future of spectator sport?

Intel brings world-class eSports to Australasia

The Brazilian line-up of German-based eSports team SK Gaming claimed the crown and a $200,000 prize at the Intel Extreme Masters championship final on Sunday. The largest eSports tournament ever held in Australasia, the Intel Extreme Masters semi-finals and finals were held at the Qudos Arena in Sydney’s Olympic Park over the weekend. Continue reading Intel brings world-class eSports to Australasia

Bulletstorm Full Clip Edition PS4 Pro review

Thought that you’d seen the end of HD re-releases? Think again, People Can Fly’s top FPS, Bulletstorm, gets the remaster treatment with Bulletstorm Full Clip Edition. Continue reading Bulletstorm Full Clip Edition PS4 Pro review

Cities Skylines Xbox One Edition review

Hands-down the best city building game is now out on Xbox One.

When Cities Skylines was released on PC my expectations were low. Developed by Colossal Order, the Finnish team responsible for the OK-ish Cities in Motion games, I was expecting a mild bit of entertainment at most. Hopefully enough to take away the bad taste of the very disappointing Sim City reboot.

To say I was pleasantly surprised is an understatement. Cities Skylines turned out to be exactly the game that EA’s Sim City reboot wasn’t- a perfect city building game.

The fact that the best city building game is now available on Xbox One is great, but don’t expect all the bells and whistles of the PC version. Continue reading Cities Skylines Xbox One Edition review

Alienware 15 allows virtual reality on the go

Dell’s gaming PC marque, Alienware have been producing gear for the more discerning gamer for years. Their desktops, whilst arguably overpriced, allow novice players the chance to easily purchase a gaming rig without having to know the inside of a PC case. Continue reading Alienware 15 allows virtual reality on the go

FlatOut 4: Total Insanity Xbox One review

One of the first racing games that had me holding my breath the entire lap was Bizarre Creations’ Destruction Derby 2 on the original PlayStation. Bigben’s FlatOut 4: Total Insanity had exactly the same effect on me.

Whilst not the quite as perfectly honed a specimen as the likes of say Forza Horizons 3, FlatOut 4 is still a very entertaining racer, and pretty exhilarating with it. Continue reading FlatOut 4: Total Insanity Xbox One review