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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

Sydney’s EB Expo 2015 breaks last year’s attendance record

From October 2nd to October 4th, Sydney Olympic Park played host to Australasia’s biggest gaming event, The EB Expo 2015. 36,750 gamers attended the show over the three days, an even bigger turn out than last year.

The Exhibition Centre was alive with sights and sounds that wouldn’t have looked out of place at the video-gaming Mecca that is E3 in Los Angles. Some of the booths, notably the huge Xbox booth, looked as if they’d been dragged across the Pacific from the LA show back in June. Continue reading Sydney’s EB Expo 2015 breaks last year’s attendance record

EA Games at E3 2015

The 2015 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in Los Angeles is now over for another year. I take a look back back at an epic show packed with video gaming reveals and revelations. First stop EA Games and their upcoming slate as revealed during their E3 2015 Press Conference.

Gaming’s heavy hitter’s EA bought out the big guns for the show this year. Their E3 press event was packed with first looks at some superb new titles, the publisher eager to not be overshadowed by Bethesda’s event the day before.

And whilst Bethesda was all about Fallout 4, EA was all about Star Wars. Continue reading EA Games at E3 2015

Bethesda starts E3 2015 with a bang

The world’s greatest entertainment expo, E3, started with an explosion of blood and gibs courtesy of publishing powerhouse Bethesda, who held their first ever E3 press conference on Sunday night at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.

Their hour-long presentation was broadcast live over the internet, including to a special event in the Sydney CBD. I had a front row seat at the exclusive event in Sydney’s Star Bar which beamed the Bethesda show onto two huge screens. Continue reading Bethesda starts E3 2015 with a bang

Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: China PlayStation 4 review

As if Assassin’s Creed fans have not been spoilt enough already with both Assassin’s Creed Rogue and Unity less than six months old. It’s now time for some more Assassin verses Templar action.

Ubisoft have released the first game in its Assassin’s Creed spin-off series, Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: China. This is the first of three 2.5D platform games to be followed by similarly styled adventures set in India and Russia.

This time, the sci-fi/historic series takes us to China in the first half of the 16th Century. Continue reading Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: China PlayStation 4 review

2014: Vic B’Stard’s year in review

It’s been a while since I’ve written anything resembling an editorial on this site. To be honest, I’ve been too busy. In truth, I’m still too busy- with over twenty articles, interviews and reviews to write up.

Whilst it has been my busiest yet and a lot of hard work, 2014 has been one hell of an awesome gaming year. Continue reading 2014: Vic B’Stard’s year in review

Far Cry 4 Kyrat Edition PS4 unboxing

Ubisoft’s Far Cry series has become one of the world’s top gaming franchises. Combining exploration with a dark tale of survival in an exotic location, Far Cry 4 continues the legacy. This time players are transported to the Himalayan mountains, to a land caught up in a civil war against the tyrant Pagan Min.

Following Ubisoft’s tradition for producing some very special editions of their games, for Far Cry 4 they’ve produced the Kyrat Edition– named after the unfortunate country from the game. Continue reading Far Cry 4 Kyrat Edition PS4 unboxing

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare PS4 review

Call of Duty: Advance Warfare ups the ante to bring us an eyeball-bursting, nose-bleed inducing visual frenzy.

You’ve got to admire Activision’s balls in publishing a dead-pan first-person shooter that shamelessly dares to feature hover-tanks, rocket-boots and jetpacks. This is the Call of Duty franchise backed into a corner and going batshit crazy.

And I so wanted to take a steaming dump on it.

You see, I’ve watched as the Call of Duty series as it has transitioned from a fairly-historically accurate WW2 shooter onto the modern battlefield and beyond- stopping just short of laser guns and spaceships. Each entry having to outdo the last and in turn each getting slightly more ridiculous than the one before. Continue reading Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare PS4 review