Category Archives: General

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?

You’ve got the whole world in your hands: Google Earth VR review

“You’ll believe a man could fly” stated the cinema poster of 1978’s Superman: The Movie.

Well, if you are prepared to spend the best part of NZ$3500 on an HTC Vive and the required high-spec PC, now you can. All thanks to Google. Continue reading You’ve got the whole world in your hands: Google Earth VR review

Developer interview: Brian Horton, Studio Art Director at Infinity Ward

The next chapter in the Call of Duty saga, Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare is out now. I recently sat down with Brian Horton, Art Director at Call of Duty developer, Infinity Ward. We talked about the game’s futuristic setting, virtual reality and the future of video games. Continue reading Developer interview: Brian Horton, Studio Art Director at Infinity Ward

XCOM 2 Xbox One review

When 2K made the decision, last year, to release XCOM 2 exclusively for PC, I thought it was a bold move. Whilst I understood the series’ PC heritage, the 2013 series reboot, XCOM: Enemy Unknown did very well on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Continue reading XCOM 2 Xbox One review

Resident Evil 7 “Lantern Demo” PlayStation VR hands-on

Whilst I’m a great fan of virtual reality, and really looking forward to the launch of the PlayStation VR, I’ve been a bit sceptical about whether or not the PlayStation 4 has the required grunt to pull it off.

At the EB Expo in Sydney I got to try out Capcom’s exclusive Resident Evil 7 “Lantern Demo” on PlayStation VR. The experience completely allayed my fears regarding the PSVR’s capabilities. Continue reading Resident Evil 7 “Lantern Demo” PlayStation VR hands-on

Dishonored 2 hands-on preview

Whilst at the recent EB Expo in Sydney, I was was treated to an extended hands-on preview of Dishonored 2.

At the show, Bethesda had a huge area demoing the new Dishonored title that’s out next month. I got to try out the rather amazing Clockwork Mansion mission as both of the game’s protagonists, Corvo Attano and Emily Kedwin. Continue reading Dishonored 2 hands-on preview

Hands-on review: Dell Performance Headset – AE2

I don’t know about you, when I think of PC headsets, I don’t usually think of Dell. But, after a couple of weeks with Dell’s AE2 I can really say, you’d be wrong not to. Built around renowned Steelseries technology, the Dell Performance Headset – AE2 gives you premium performance at the bargain price of NZ$99. Continue reading Hands-on review: Dell Performance Headset – AE2

The great PlayStation 4 Pro double-dip

Well now we know. The PlayStation 4 Pro is incoming. It’s not, as Sony are quick to point out, a PlayStation 5 – as it features the same underlying architecture as the (now) vanilla PS4. More a PS4.5, then? Continue reading The great PlayStation 4 Pro double-dip