All posts by David Smith

Games and technology editor, Dungeons and Dragons fanboy and your new best friend. You can reach me at david.smith@theaureview.com with news tips, pitches, press releases, invites, review content and more.

Paris Games Week 2015: New Star Wars Battlefront trailer knows what you want to see

If you were one of the nine million people who played the Star Wars Battlefront beta, you know it was only a sliver of the content available in the full game. With its November 17 release date now firmly in sight, EA have dropped one more trailer during Sony’s Paris Games Week presser to keep you pumped. Continue reading Paris Games Week 2015: New Star Wars Battlefront trailer knows what you want to see

Video Games Review: Guitar Hero Live (Xbox One, 2015)

With Guitar Hero Live and Rock Band 4 hitting Australian store shelves within a week of each other, the music and rhythm genre that dominated lounge rooms everywhere only five years ago is officially back from hiatus. With Guitar Hero Live, developer FreeStyle Games is attempting to bring something new to the table. The question is: will rhythm game fans find all this newness to their liking? Continue reading Video Games Review: Guitar Hero Live (Xbox One, 2015)

Video Games Interview: Treyarch’s David Vonderhaar talks Call of Duty: Black Ops III

The 2015 EB Expo was a huge show boasting equally huge titles, and few titles are as huge as Call of Duty. With Black Ops III right around the corner, we caught up with Treyarch’s Studio Design Director David Vonderhaar to talk about his dev career, what we can expect from the new game and where we go from here. Continue reading Video Games Interview: Treyarch’s David Vonderhaar talks Call of Duty: Black Ops III

Telstra TV is all yours October 27 (but only if you’re a Telstra customer)

Telstra are getting into the realm of online streaming with Telstra TV, a new gadget that will allow customers of the telco’s home broadband service access a number of different TV and movie streaming services in one place. Continue reading Telstra TV is all yours October 27 (but only if you’re a Telstra customer)

Stephen Colbert’s musical guest last night was a 54-piece orchestra playing a Legend of Zelda medley

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert appears to be very keen on spotlighting events in video game culture as much as film, tv and music. Last night’s episode featured The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses, a 54-piece orchestra, as the show’s musical guest and you can check out their amazing medley after the jump. Continue reading Stephen Colbert’s musical guest last night was a 54-piece orchestra playing a Legend of Zelda medley