Last week, for three days, the Melbourne Convention Centre played host to PAX Australia 2014- a game expo with a difference. I was there taking in the sights and sounds of what is probably Australasia’s greatest festival of gaming culture.
Born from the video gaming-related online comic-strip by Mike Krahulik and Jerry Holkins the Penny Arcade eXpos have traditionally only been held in the US. The US hosts three PAX shows a year, PAX Prime in Washington (the show’s original location), PAX East in Boston and for the first time this year, PAX South in San Antonio. Last year’s Melbourne show was the first PAX to be held out of the US. Continue reading Looking back at PAX Australia 2014
Assassin’s Creed fans are in for a treat with the release of two AC games this year: Assassin’s Creed Unity on new-gen consoles and Assassin’s Creed Rogue on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Both games are out on the same day so fans with both new and last-gen consoles have some tough decisions ahead!
With Unity upping the ante with some stellar visuals, and take it from me- they are stellar, it would be easy to overlook Assassin’s Creed Rogue on 360 and PS3.
But it would be a foolish move to do so. Continue reading Developer interview: Michael Hampden- Assassin’s Creed Rogue
Xbox One exclusive, Sunset Overdrive, is a game that doesn’t take itself at all seriously. It offers players a tongue-in-cheek take on the apocalypse and, to be honest, it’s a refreshing change from some of the gloomy titles that we’ve been playing of late. Yes I’m looking at you The Evil Within.
When Fizzco decides to test their new energy drink, Overdrive Delirium XT, on the unsuspecting citizens of Sunset City all hell breaks loose. Continue reading Sunset Overdrive Xbox One review
I never thoguht I’d catch myself playing a Skylanders game. But, after playing the likes of Alien: Isolation and The Evil Within, reviewing Skylanders Team Trap was the perfect antidote to all that horror.
The closest that I’d previously got to playing a Skylanders game would have been Spyro the Dragon back on the original PlayStation. The franchise has come a long way since those humble beginnings. Continue reading Skylanders Trap Team Starter Pack PS4 review
Formula One, the most prestigious and most glamourous motor sport championship in the world. Every year we watch as madmen hurtle around circuits at breakneck speed with only a flimsy carbon fibre chassis between them and their certain doom.
For as long as there have been video games, there have been Formula One games. Continue reading F1 2014 PC review
There’s nowhere quite like Hong Kong- a bizarre mash-up of eastern mystery, skewed by its British colonial history. It’s a city that has produced some of the most awesome action movies ever made, giving us legends like Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan and Chow Yun Fat.
Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition is a remastered version of the hit last-gen console and PC game, plunging players into the murky world of the Hong Kong criminal underworld. Continue reading Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition PlayStation 4 review
Tying together two things that I have a bitter-sweet relationship with, Japanese-style story-telling and the Kinect, I knew that my experience with Microsoft Studios’ D4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die would be interesting if nothing else.
D4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die is a game solely controlled with speech and Kinetic gestures. It’s an odd experience that requires the player to be in the right frame of mind. Continue reading D4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die Xbox One review
Be careful what you wish for. How it pains me to write that phase at the start of my Alien: Isolation Review. But that single line succinctly explains my experience with the game.
Alien: Isolation has everything I’d want in an Alien game.
Set some years after Ridley Scott’s classic 1979 Alien movie, the game cast players as Amanda Ripley- the daughter of Sigourney Weaver’s Ellen Ripley. Continue reading Alien: Isolation PC review