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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.

Uncharted 4 to keep branching dialogue to a minimum

When the latest Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End trailer premiered at the 2015 PlayStation Experience, it revealed the game would feature branching dialogue options. While some fans wondered about the game’s direction, series co-director Neil Druckmann has now clarified that branching dialogue will be kept fairly sporadic. Continue reading Uncharted 4 to keep branching dialogue to a minimum

Netflix to shut down access via proxy and region unblockers

For a long time before they came to our shores, the only way to access Netflix in Australia was via a proxy or region unblocker to skirt the eternally reviled international geoblock. These services continue to allow Netflix users to access international content libraries that differ from their own and Netflix have officially had enough of it. Continue reading Netflix to shut down access via proxy and region unblockers

Hitman alters the deal again, goes “fully episodic”

Following its sudden pulling of pre-orders from the PlayStation Store late last week, Square Enix and Io Interactive are altering their release plans for their new Hitman title once again. The game will now be “a truly episodic AAA game experience, with a major live component.” So what exactly does that mean? Continue reading Hitman alters the deal again, goes “fully episodic”