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Developer interview: Assassin’s Creed Unity

At the EB Expo 2014 in Sydney, Ubisoft were showing off a live theatre demo of the upcoming Assassin’s Creed Unity. Afterwards I sat down for a chat with Ubisoft Montreal’s Jeffery Spacer, Unity’s production manager. Continue reading Developer interview: Assassin’s Creed Unity

Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor PlayStation 4 review

Ordinarily I’d avoid a Middle-Earth game like the plague. I’m a bit funny when it comes to fantasy games and even funnier when it comes to movie tie-ins. Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor is both.

To say my alarm bells were ringing as slipped the disc into my PS4 would be an understatement. Continue reading Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor PlayStation 4 review

Looking back at the EB Expo 2014

After three days of gaming fun the doors shut on Sydney’s EB Expo 2014, until next year, bringing to a close what is possibly the largest video game expo in the southern hemisphere.

Packed with publishers demoing their new AAA games, local indie developers showcasing their upcoming projects, merchandise stalls, live shows and Q&A sessions, the EB Expo 2014 had something for everyone. Continue reading Looking back at the EB Expo 2014

Project Spark Xbox One review

I’ve wanted to make games for as long as I’ve been playing them. Being a kid, in a time before the term “gamer” was associated with video games, I was a computer enthusiast. Playing games on my ZX81 was just part of my hobby, the rest of the time I was programming.

In those early days of home computing it wasn’t unusual to dabble in a bit of BASIC programming and knock up little games. It was this pioneering spirit of bedroom coding that lead the Darling brothers to form Codemasters. For a brief time any kid could make games. Continue reading Project Spark Xbox One review

Stronghold Crusader II PC review

Back in the day, before 3D graphics afforded us immersive worlds to get lost in, the real-time strategy game was king. Games like The Settlers and Age of Empires had us collecting resources and nurturing tiny little societies into greatness.

Another of those games was 2001’s Stronghold, whereby players took on the role of a medieval lord charged with building kingdom with strong economic and military might in order that it may flourish and survive. Continue reading Stronghold Crusader II PC review

FIFA 15 PlayStation 4 review

It’s been a bumper year for FIFA fans. The last twelve months has seen the release of FIFA 14 on last-gen, FIFA 14 again- but this time on new-gen, and then 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil back on last-gen.

Last year’s graphical boost on PS4 and Xbox One came at a cost that upset many fans of the series. Whilst many FIFA fans have transitioned over to FIFA Ultimate Team – the game’s addictive mash-up of fantasy football and digital trading cards – the absent of Tournament Mode was a glaring omission. Continue reading FIFA 15 PlayStation 4 review

It’s that time of year again: EB Expo 2014!

Even after visiting E3 this year, I’m still very excited about this weekend’s EB Expo. They’ve got a huge line-up of unreleased games making their Australian debut at the show.

Fans will have the opportunity to experience upcoming new-gen releases including Assassin’s Creed: Unity, Far Cry 4, Evolve, Sunset Overdrive, Super Smash Bros., Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor, Battlefield Hardline, Halo: The Master Chief Collection and LittleBigPlanet 3. Continue reading It’s that time of year again: EB Expo 2014!

Forza Horizon 2 review

With Forza Horizon 2 Microsoft Studios finally injects some life into their flagship new-gen racing franchise.

Whilst I love Forza 5 it is a bit dry. Even the PS3’s Gran Turismo 6 – not exactly a party animal in itself – has more soul than the Xbox One’s launch-day racing game. Forza 5 is a nice game, but a bit on the dull side.

Enter UK outfit Playground Games who have built upon Turn 10’s excellent racing technology to bring us Forza Horizon 2. Continue reading Forza Horizon 2 review