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Hands-on review: Crucial BX200 2.5-inch SSD 480GB

With my current gaming solid state drive packed to the gills with the likes of The Witcher 3 and Fallout 4, I need to find somewhere to install Star Wars Battlefront. What about installing a Crucial 480GB BX200 2.5-inch SDD? Continue reading Hands-on review: Crucial BX200 2.5-inch SSD 480GB

WRC 5 PlayStation 4 review

New-gen console owners finally get some real rally action from Kylotonn Racing Games’ WRC 5.

Whilst I’ve been playing Codemasters’ forever-in-development Dirt Rally on PC, I’ve still a bad taste in my mouth from the Codies last two Dirt “rally” games. WRC 5 provides us with some proper down and dirty rally stages straight from the FIA World Rally Championship. Continue reading WRC 5 PlayStation 4 review

Star Wars Battlefront PS4 review

In advance of one of the most long-awaited movies of all time, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, comes one of the year’s most anticipated games, Star Wars Battlefront.

From veteran development studio, DICE- the same outfit that gave us the Battlefield series, comes the closest thing you can get to living a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away. Continue reading Star Wars Battlefront PS4 review

Need for Speed PlayStation 4 Review

For Ghost Studios’ second crack at EA Games’ racing franchise, and the first new-gen console/PC-only version, they have dropped the subtitle and just stuck with Need for Speed. But is this a new beginning for the series?

The new-gen console duet of Xbox One and PlayStation 4 has been the catalyst for overhauling and/or rebooting a fair few franchises. I think that’s what EA are aiming for with release of their veteran series. Continue reading Need for Speed PlayStation 4 Review

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