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Civilization: Beyond Earth PC review

In the future the word is dying. For the human race to survive the best and the brightest are sent to the stars to start a new civilisation beyond Earth. Or so it goes in the rather poignant intro video to Civilization: Beyond Earth, the latest turn-based strategy game from Firaxis.

Sid Meier’s Civilization games are legendary and pretty much genre defining. Intelligent and engrossing, with each new iteration the series gets even more refined. Continue reading Civilization: Beyond Earth PC review

Never Alone developer interview: Jonathan Gregoire

At PAX Australia 2014 Microsoft were demoing some of their upcoming ID@Xbox titles. The ID@Xbox programme allows independent developers to self-publish their games on the Xbox One platform.

I caught up with Jonathan Gregoire to chat about Upper One Games’ beautiful-looking indie title Never Alone, a game created in collaboration with the indigenous people of Alaska. Continue reading Never Alone developer interview: Jonathan Gregoire

Looking back at PAX Australia 2014

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

Developer interview: Michael Hampden- Assassin’s Creed Rogue

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

Sunset Overdrive Xbox One review

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

Skylanders Trap Team Starter Pack PS4 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

F1 2014 PC 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

Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition PlayStation 4 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