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.

Lego Marvel’s Avengers isn’t messing around with its open world environments

Lego Marvel’s Avengers needed to find a way to differentiate itself from not only its predecessor, Lego Marvel Super Heroes, but every other Lego game to date. If the game’s latest trailer is any indication, TT Games have found their in. Continue reading Lego Marvel’s Avengers isn’t messing around with its open world environments

Video Games Review: Rainbow Six Siege (PS4, 2015)

The round begins and we’re instantly scrambling to fortify and take up positions against the incoming enemy team. Enemy drones roll about under foot, trying to get the best possible view of what we’re up to before barrelling away to find a hiding spot from where they can watch us. The dull thud of boots on the roof heralds their arrival, followed moments later by the thunderclap of the breaching charge, a cloud of smoke and falling plaster. We’ve got nowhere to go and our only hope for survival is to work together. Continue reading Video Games Review: Rainbow Six Siege (PS4, 2015)

Video Games Review: Bloodborne: The Old Hunters (PS4, 2015)

There’s a reason downloadable content has an unflattering reputation. It’s been used to flog everything from pointless cosmetics to extra missions to content held back from the final release in order to extort a few extra bucks from the ultra-hardcore fan with a lot of disposable income. DLC doesn’t have to suck though and Bloodborne: The Old Hunters is an example of what DLC looks like when you get it right. Continue reading Video Games Review: Bloodborne: The Old Hunters (PS4, 2015)

The Game Awards 2015: Rise of the Tomb Raider‘s first DLC “Baba Yaga: The Temple of the Witch” gets trailer

A trailer for a DLC add-on to Crystal Dynamics’ excellent Rise of the Tomb Raider called Baba Yaga: The Temple of the Witch” has premiered during this year’s Game Awards broadcast. Check it out after the jump. Continue reading The Game Awards 2015: Rise of the Tomb Raider‘s first DLC “Baba Yaga: The Temple of the Witch” gets trailer