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.

New featurette shows just how bananas Rise of the Tomb Raider looks on PC

It’s been just over two months since Rise of the Tomb Raider launched on the Xbox One to widespread critical acclaim (and less-than-stellar sales due to a launch date that saw it release against Fallout 4). Tomorrow, it arrives on PC and we’ve now got our first look at it running on top-end hardware. Continue reading New featurette shows just how bananas Rise of the Tomb Raider looks on PC

You can watch the amazing Pokemon 20th Anniversary Super Bowl commercial right now if you want

Pokémon will be celebrating its 20th anniversary this year with any number of commemorative events throughout 2016, starting with a big-budget commercial during February 7’s Super Bowl 50. Continue reading You can watch the amazing Pokemon 20th Anniversary Super Bowl commercial right now if you want

Video Games Review: The Westport Independent (PC, 2016)

I’ve already seen The Westport Independent described as “Censorship Simulator” online and, honestly, that’s not a bad way to describe it. A totalitarian Loyalist government is instituting policies that will prevent a free media from informing the masses, but the underground Rebels need the help of your newspaper to help sway public opinion and create dissent. What’s an editor to do? Continue reading Video Games Review: The Westport Independent (PC, 2016)

Video Games Review: That Dragon, Cancer (PC, 2016)

That Dragon, Cancer is one of those games that you want to recommend to people because it’s an capital-i, capital-e “Important Experience.” It is however its subject matter that makes it also difficult to recommend. It is not an enjoyable experience by any stretch of the imagination. Nothing that approaches with the topic of terminal disease with the kind of intensity that That Dragon, Cancer does can be. What it is is an educational and heartbreaking way to spend two hours. Continue reading Video Games Review: That Dragon, Cancer (PC, 2016)

Disney Infinity 3.0‘s Marvel Battlegrounds pre-orders are live, features boss new Cap figure

Disney Infinity 3.0 continues to dominate the toys-to-life genre in terms of big IP, leveraging excitement around the upcoming Captain Ameria: Civil War to drop its latest (and biggest) Marvel themed playset. The real star of the show, though, is that sweet Captain America figure. Continue reading Disney Infinity 3.0‘s Marvel Battlegrounds pre-orders are live, features boss new Cap figure

Latest Far Cry Primal trailer features brutality, mammoths and more

There’s a couple of moments in the new Far Cry Primal trailer that made me wince in a great way. One involves your character being fed a skull full of blood and eyeballs in first person (sure to make for a visceral VR experience). If that sounds like your thing (and it was weirdly mine), hit the jump and check it out. Continue reading Latest Far Cry Primal trailer features brutality, mammoths and more