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Week in review: exciting times ahead…

It’s been a while since I’ve had the time to sit down and write an editorial piece for this site.

Firstly, I hope you like the redesign. Scrubbing up the site and giving it a more modern look is something that’s been on the cards for a while now. Whilst the old green tinged site did the job, I wanted the site to at least look professional, even if my thoughts and rants weren’t.

It’s been a weird few months with lots of games to look at, especially since I picked up a shiny PS4. The most awesome thing to happen was my last-minute trip to E3 in LA. Continue reading Week in review: exciting times ahead…

Vic B’Stard’s week in review- Power to the player?

Week in Review
Say no to artist freedom!

So there I was just sitting there playing the Titanfall beta when it dawned on me just how under-represented I am in video games.

It’s pretty shocking really. I’ve been playing video games for thirty years and yet the industry seems to have forgotten that I exist.

I can’t recall any video game in recent years where you get to play as a slightly over-weight forty-three year-old man, continuously hassled by his two small children and worried about the size of his prostate.

I’m sure that there are plenty of us out there.

If games are to grow up and be considered art, such blatant exclusion really doesn’t move the industry forward.

Yeah, fucking, right. Continue reading Vic B’Stard’s week in review- Power to the player?

Week in review: Telstra moving nightmare, Assassin’s Creed IV, Xbox One, Lego Marvel, FIFA 14, Need for Speed and Madden NFL 25

Week in Review
Hello 2014

I’m back from an extended break part due to moving house, part due to getting wound-up by Telstra, and the rest down to having a break over Christmas. Things are getting back to normal, but first I’ve got to get something off my chest. I apologise as it’s a bit wordy and I doubt Telstra will be happy if I use their logo on what is effectively a rant.

Moving is a sod. I hate it, but I seem to do it more than most. The worst part of moving isn’t the packing, the lugging of boxes or the dragging of furniture. The worst part is sorting out the the internet. Continue reading Week in review: Telstra moving nightmare, Assassin’s Creed IV, Xbox One, Lego Marvel, FIFA 14, Need for Speed and Madden NFL 25

Week in review: let the games begin

Week in review: let the games commence
Shit’s getting real!

This is a tiny little post as I’m too busy at the moment to write anything meaningful on this here site. Between other things I ‘m currently working on a piece about the weekend’s EB Expo that I’ll be putting up on here later this week.

Right now I’m concentrating on getting some shit together for Shanethegamer.com and Techday.com. I’ve got about a hours worth of interviews to transcribe, most of which were with North Americans- who can fit about five hundred words in a minute. Continue reading Week in review: let the games begin

Week in review: E3 Round-up Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Ubisoft and EA media briefing videos

E3 2013 Round-up
E3 2013 Round-up

This is the first E3 that I’ve not actually followed ‘as it happened’. With the launch of two consoles and the amount of media coverage I wasn’t missing out by not staying up all night to watch a few glitzy presentations. Besides, my Twitter feed was full of media peeps all tweeting exactly the same thing.

Over the last few days I’ve been slowly going through the various E3 press show videos that are available on YouTube. I’ve embedded a few below. Continue reading Week in review: E3 Round-up Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Ubisoft and EA media briefing videos

Week in review: E3, the voice of Snake, Galaxy Note 10.1 and The Last of Us

Vic B'Stard
The Pre-E3 Week in Review

Whilst I’ve still got a few reviews to sort out, for some reason things seem to be a bit calmer than they’ve been for the last few weeks.

This could be just the calm before the storm, but nevertheless I though I’d take the opportunity to knock out a rather belated edition of Week in Review. It’s a bit of a mishmash, I’m afraid, but I’ve lots of thoughts and little time to put them down in words. Continue reading Week in review: E3, the voice of Snake, Galaxy Note 10.1 and The Last of Us

Week in Review: Army of Two: The Devil’s Cartel, Defiance and Metro: Last Light

Vic B'Stard
Time for a short week in review

It’s been almost a year since my move from New Zealand to Australia and honestly say that my feet have hardly touched the ground. It all a blur; a whirlwind of games, events and previews. I’ve never written as much as I’ve done in the past year and things show on signs of abating.

On the review pile at the moment I’ve the DC Comics inspired beat ’em up Injustice: God Among Us, Namco Bandai’s Star Trek and Techland’s Dead Island: Riptide.

I’ve also a few bits of DLC that I need to talk about at some point, namely The Tyranny of King Washington DLC for Assassin’s Creed 3 and all those lovely bits of DLC for the most excellent Need for Speed: Most Wanted. I also need to drop some words about the Fuse and Grid 2 hands-on previews that I attended last week.

So that’s what I need to do, but what have I been doing? Continue reading Week in Review: Army of Two: The Devil’s Cartel, Defiance and Metro: Last Light

Week in Review: review round-up featuring SimCity, Walking Dead, Crysis 3, Sniper 2 and Bioshock Infinite plus Resident Evil, Final Fantasy and Defiance

Vic B'Stard
Review round-up!

I’ve been flat out playing the last knockings of the Q4 games releases and nutting out reviews for the last few weeks, leaving no time to write any sort of missives on this here website.

I held back on my SimCity review for a while, as I didn’t want to give the game a bad review score only for EA to suddenly pull their finger out and sort the bloody thing out. Well I waited, and I waited. You can read the review on Shanethegamer.com here. Continue reading Week in Review: review round-up featuring SimCity, Walking Dead, Crysis 3, Sniper 2 and Bioshock Infinite plus Resident Evil, Final Fantasy and Defiance