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Sydney wishes PlayStation a happy 20th Birthday

On the 10th December PlayStation Australia held a press conference and a lavish evening party to celebrate 20 years of PlayStation. I was there for the free booze to cover the event.

Sitting unassuming in the middle of the world’s most famous harbour, Sydney Harbour, is Cockatoo Island. The site of a former gaol and shipyard, the island is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site and events centre. It was among this bit of Australian history that Sony choose to celebrate a very special part of video gaming history: The PlayStation. Continue reading Sydney wishes PlayStation a happy 20th Birthday

Skylanders Superchargers Xbox 360 review

Another year and another edition of Activision’s videogame and collectable figurine mash-up. For this year’s Skylanders Superchargers, vehicles have been added into the mix, opening up a whole new way to play the game and drain parents of their cash. Continue reading Skylanders Superchargers Xbox 360 review

Driveclub Bikes PlayStation 4 review

The PlayStation 4’s exclusive racing game, Driveclub gets a major upgrade with its Driveclub Bikes DLC pack, adding two-wheeled superbikes into the mix.

To say that Driveclub had a difficult birth would be an understatement. Originally due to be released as a freemium game for PS+ subscribers, the launch of the game’s retail version was so chaotic that the developers had to change their plans. The free version got delayed whilst server and connection issues plagued the retail release. Fans got angry and things turned nasty. Continue reading Driveclub Bikes PlayStation 4 review

Just Cause 3 PC review

Prepare yourself for some nose-bleed inducing mayhem as gaming’s homage to over-the-top action movies gets its third entry. Get ready for the impossible physics of the third-person explosion-fest that is Just Cause 3. Continue reading Just Cause 3 PC review

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