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Sign up now for the 2016 Hearthstone Championship Tour!

Blizzard Entertainment have announced the 2016 Hearthstone World Championship, the largest Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft tournament in the world.

16 exceptional players from around the globe will come together to duel for glory, a share of the $1 million USD prize pool, and title of World Champion.This massive tournament is preceded by months of Ranked Play seasons, onsite Hearthstone Major tournaments, and online Hearthstone Cups where players compete to earn points in their bid to secure a coveted spot in one of the Season Championships, each with a prize pool of $100,000 USD. Continue reading Sign up now for the 2016 Hearthstone Championship Tour!

Sandbox mayhem: Just Cause 3 preview

In the week before PAX Australia I was invited to an exclusive look at Just Cause 3 at Square Enix’s Sydney office. Hosting the session was Avalanche Studios’ game director Roland Lesterlin and producer Omar Shakir.

I’m a great fan of the Just Cause games. The first one blew me away, really showing of what would become the future of sandbox gaming. The second game raised the bar when it comes to physics simulation and player-driven activities in video games. With a loose plot, but hundreds of activities and potential for mayhem,Just Cause 2 is a game that I’ve found myself returning to time after time over the last five years. Continue reading Sandbox mayhem: Just Cause 3 preview

Star Wars Battlefront: this is the game you’ve been looking for

This week kicks of what is likely to be a whole season of Star Wars. With the new film, Star Wars: The Force Awakens in cinemas next month, the release of EA’s Star Wars Battlefront on 19 November is perfect timing.

The new-gen reboot of Star Wars Battlefront features photo-real environments from the movies, allowing players to visit the ice planet Hoth, Tatooine, the forest moon of Endor, as well as new locations such as Sullust and even a first look at Jakku from The Force Awakens. Continue reading Star Wars Battlefront: this is the game you’ve been looking for

Tech review: Lexar JumpDrive M20i and JumpDrive M20c

Always in need of faster and larger portable storage solutions, I put Lexar’s next-generation of flash drives, the JumpDrive M20i and the JumpDrive M20c, through their paces.

The old adage that you can never have too much storage space has never been more true. As our internet speed and computing power increase, we don’t blink when downloading, creating and moving huge files.

The need for a fast convenient way to take these files with us means that the days of burning CDs, DVDs and even Blu-Rays are now, thankfully, a thing of the past thanks to modern flash drive technology. Continue reading Tech review: Lexar JumpDrive M20i and JumpDrive M20c

NBA Live 16 PlayStation 4 review

The last of EA Sports’ 2016 season titles is now on court. NBA Live 16, still living in the shadow of this year’s 2K’s basketball entry, does it’s best to round off EA’s stunning collection of games aimed at the discerning armchair sportsman.

Of all the real-life sports that EA digitally mimics each year, basketball is the one that I have the most trouble with. As a sport, for me, it lacks the intensity of gridiron, the tactics of football and the all-out action of ice hockey. It’s also been years since I last played an NBA Live game. Continue reading NBA Live 16 PlayStation 4 review

PAX Australia 2015

My apologies for the late write-up, but it’s taken me the best part of a week to recover from what was, without a doubt, the highlight of my gaming calendar, PAX Australia 2015.

Over three days, from 30st October to 1nd of November, an eclectic band of gamers from all over the world descended on the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre for an all-encompassing festival of gaming. From upcoming Triple-A titles like Fallout 4 and indie hits Like Ascent: The Space Game, through to Dungeon & Dragons and Magic: The Gathering, PAX Australia 2015 celebrated gaming across all its forms. Continue reading PAX Australia 2015

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt- Hearts of Stone expansion pack released

CD PROJEKT RED has released Hearts of Stone, the first premium expansion pack for their celebrated fantasy game The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.

Players will, once more, step into the shoes of professional monster slayer, Geralt of Rivia- this time hired to defeat a ruthless bandit captain, Olgierd von Everec, a man who possesses the power of immortality. Continue reading The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt- Hearts of Stone expansion pack released

Last chance for tickets to PAX Australia 2015

From 30 October to 1 November Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre will be hosting PAX Australia, the only Penny Arcade games expo held outside of the United States.

With over 120 panels and an huge number of international speakers confirmed for PAX Aus, this year promises to deliver attendees the most entertaining, diverse, and informative, range of talks, debates, and shows in PAX Aus’ three year history. Continue reading Last chance for tickets to PAX Australia 2015