Trials Rising PS4 review

Ubisoft’s impossibly moreish Trials series unleashes its latest entry on an already sleep-deprived gaming audience.

If ever there was a gaming franchise that the phase “just one more go” was made for, it would be RedLynx’s trial games. Whilst the game has been about since 2000, it was Trials HD in 2008 that turned a whole legion of Xbox 360 owners into cursing, insomniac wannabe motorcross riders.

Trials Rising is more of the same, exquisite, obsessive fun. Continue reading Trials Rising PS4 review

Far Cry New Dawn review

This direct sequel to last year’s Far Cry 5 came out of the blue when announced at the 2018 Game Awards blue in December. Set some seventeen years after the events at the end of the last game, Far Cry New Dawn uses almost the same map as it’s predecessor, and we get to catch up with some familiar characters.

It’s impossible to explain the premise of the game without spoiling the end of Far Cry 5. So, forgive me. If you’ve not finished Far Cry 5 you may want to stop reading, now. Continue reading Far Cry New Dawn review

Swann Wi-Fi Series indoor and outdoor security camera reviews

The proliferation of home Wi-Fi networks has had a major impact on the simplicity of installing home security/surveillance systems. All that’s needed is a power supply and you can check your home security from your phone no matter where you are in the world.

Swann’s range of Wi-Fi Series security cameras provide solutions for both indoor and, more interestingly, outdoor video surveillance. Both cameras offer 1080p video recording, cloud storage, and motion/heat detection. Continue reading Swann Wi-Fi Series indoor and outdoor security camera reviews

Epson FF-680W FastFoto Photo Scanner review

Time to drag all those boxes of photos sitting in your cupboard into the 21st Century.

There was a time when I lamented the death of the physical photo. I intended, naively, to take the few hundred digital photos that I had taken down to Officeworks and get them all printed.

Well, those few hundred digital photos are now several thousand. It’s fair to say, no photo I’ve taken since 2003 is ever going to end up in a physical photo album. All our photos now tend to be stored on our hard drives, in our phones and in online storage.

But what about out old photos?

If you fear sticking you beloved memories into scanner, you can stop worrying. Epson’s FastFoto FF-680W will lovingly scan your old photos, by the box-load, in just a few minutes. Continue reading Epson FF-680W FastFoto Photo Scanner review

Get on the piste with When Ski Lifts Go Wrong

When Ski Lifts Go Wrong is a light-hearted take on the structural building simulator. It’s very similar to those bridge-building games, whereby your flimsy bridge can’t take the traffic and all the cars fall in the water. Continue reading Get on the piste with When Ski Lifts Go Wrong

Metro Exodus PC/Xbox One review

Whilst massive publishers, with development studios all around the world, and with budgets larger than the GDP of Tonga, release limp, buggy offerings to the gaming public, once again, Ukrainian outfit 4A Games, have produced a thing of wonder.

Metro Exodus is the third game based on the post-apocalyptic fiction novel by Russian author Dmitry Glukhovsky, Metro 2033. As before the game follows the adventures of Artyom, who grew up in the make-shift underground city that was once the Moscow metro system. Continue reading Metro Exodus PC/Xbox One review

Crackdown 3 PC/Xbox One review

The long-delayed Crackdown 3 has finally arrived. But was it worth the wait?

Crackdown 3, the threequel to the original 2007 comic-book inspired game was first announced at E3 2014. Originally due for release in 2015, the date was pushed back every year until now, almost five years later. Continue reading Crackdown 3 PC/Xbox One review

Huawei Watch GT review

Australian readers may be interested to know that Huawei are giving away their Huawei Watch GT with purchases of their superb Mate20 Pro mobile phones. I have been putting the smartwatch through its paces. Continue reading Huawei Watch GT review

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