Category Archives: Gaming

Intel Extreme Masters Sydney 2018 draws a huge crowd

Australasia’s biggest esports event returned to Sydney’s Qudos Bank Arena over the weekend for another spectacular Counterstrike: Global Offensive tournament.

Intel Extreme Masters is a global esports competition organised by ESL (Electronic Sport League) and sponsored by Intel. Now in its thirteenth season, this is the second time that Sydney has hosted a heat of the competition.  Sixteen teams from all over the world, from Brazil to China, all played for a slice of a US$250,000 prize pool with first place earning US$100,000. Continue reading Intel Extreme Masters Sydney 2018 draws a huge crowd

Skyrim VR SteamVR PC review

PC players finally get to play the eight-year-old Skyrim in virtual reality. Is one of the most ported games of all time worth another go?

Bethesda’s Elder Scrolls titles are some of the most revered fantasy role-playing games ever made. The world-building is second to none, the continent of Tamriel is loaded with history and lore.

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Personalise your PC with Ballistix’s Tactical Tracer RGB DDR gaming memory

With the era of dull beige boxes firmly in the past, even the lowliest office PC seems to sport that type of style only reserved for the enthusiast. These days you are going to have to try a little harder to set your gaming rig above the rest. Continue reading Personalise your PC with Ballistix’s Tactical Tracer RGB DDR gaming memory

Monster Hunter: World Xbox One X review

Monster Hunter: World brings the acclaimed series to current-gen consoles and, if you believe the PR, to the masses. What was once a series with a dedicate niche fan-base is now, apparently, suitable for all. Continue reading Monster Hunter: World Xbox One X review

MX vs ATV All Out PlayStation 4 Pro review

Bikes, buggies and quads slide and jump around in the mud for another instalment of THQ Nordic’s off-road racing franchise in MX vs ATV All Out.

Twenty years ago, Rainbow Studio’s Motocross Madness was one of my favourite PC games. I spent hours doing crazy jumps and stunts across what was one of the first open-world games I’d ever played. Rainbow Studios has continued to create extensions of Motocross Madness with their MX vs ATV series ever since, with varying success. Continue reading MX vs ATV All Out PlayStation 4 Pro review

TT Isle of Man: Ride on the Edge PS4 Pro review

Whilst racing in cars translates well to a 2D screens, motorcycles don’t always fair quite as well. After 2014’s shocking Motorcycle Club, can French outfit, Kyotonn bring some of the class from their WRC rally games is TT Isle of Man: Ride on the Edge? Continue reading TT Isle of Man: Ride on the Edge PS4 Pro review

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