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Solo: A Star Wars Story review

Sacked directors, reshoots and a rookie leading-man, the second Star Wars spin-off movie, Solo: A Star Wars Story has disaster written all over it.

Writing the Han Solo movie was the carrot that got Lawrence Kasdan, co-writer of The Empire Strikes Back and The Return of the Jedi, on board to revisit to write The Force Awakens. In Solo: A Star Wars Story Kasdan and his son, Jonathan, take us back to witness the events that forged everybody’s favourite scoundrel. Continue reading Solo: A Star Wars Story review

Jaybird Run True Wireless Sport Headphones review

Designed by and built by runners, but are they any good? I check out Jaybird’s Run True Wireless Sport Headphones.

Wireless headphones are awesome. Having a couple of tiny buds in your ears, streaming your favourite music, via Bluetooth, from your phone, safe in your pocket without having a tangle of wires under your chin is the future today. Continue reading Jaybird Run True Wireless Sport Headphones review

QNAP TS-453Be 4-bay NAS review

Never has our ability to accumulate data been as great as it is right now. With high-speed broadband and mobile devices bombarding us with files, managing multimedia storage for easy access to all our videos, music and photographs is getting to be a real issue.

This is where NAS (Network Attached Storage) solutions come in handy. The QNAP TS-453Be can sort out all your storage needs and them some. It’s a remote storage solution that can house four 3.5” or 2.5” hard drives, with space for an M.2 SSD. Continue reading QNAP TS-453Be 4-bay NAS review

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

Avengers: Infinity War review

Staring at the Avengers: Infinity War poster, static on the cinema screen, whilst I waited for the Australian premiere of Marvel’s nineteenth super-hero movie to start, I found myself wondering how all those characters (and more) where going to be shoehorned into a coherent plot. Continue reading Avengers: Infinity War review

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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Portable virtual reality with a Dell Visor and an Alienware 13 R3

It’s taken a little under two years for an acceptable VR set-up to go from a monster desktop PC and complex camera/sensor arrangement to a set of equipment that you can fit in your backpack.

Dell kindly lent us an Alienware 13 R3 along with a Dell Visor Windows Mixed Reality kit to test out VR on the go. Continue reading Portable virtual reality with a Dell Visor and an Alienware 13 R3

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