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.

Our picks for what to do and where to be at PAX AUS 2015

The most important three days on the Australian gaming community calendar are here again at last. Now in it’s third year, PAX Australia has become the nation’s premiere festival for every corner of the gaming hobby. From tabletop to virtual reality, if you love games then PAX loves you. If you’re having trouble deciding what to do or see at this year’s show, we’ve put together a few of our must-see events to help you out. Continue reading Our picks for what to do and where to be at PAX AUS 2015

Video Games Review: Halo 5: Guardians (Xbox One, 2015)

Halo 5: Guardians feels like it has more crosses to bear than is entirely reasonable. 343 Industries still have a lot to prove to fans of the series – Halo 4 was a critical darling but its online player base vanished almost overnight and it can’t be denied that the multiplayer component in last year’s Halo: The Master Chief Collection was a complete fiasco. Can 343 come back from such a devastating blow and restore confidence in the series they inherited from Bungie? Continue reading Video Games Review: Halo 5: Guardians (Xbox One, 2015)

Paris Games Week 2015: New Horizon: Zero Dawn footage features fresh gameplay, robo-dinosaurs

PlayStation fans have gotten their next look at Horizon: Zero Dawn during Sony’s Paris Games Week press event this morning. Developer Guerrilla Games debuted a brand new trailer during show with new gameplay footage. Continue reading Paris Games Week 2015: New Horizon: Zero Dawn footage features fresh gameplay, robo-dinosaurs

Paris Games Week 2015: No Man’s Sky finally gets release window, coming June 2016

Hello Games have spent a long time playing coy regarding the release date of their space exploration title No Man’s Sky. During Sony’s Paris Games Week presentation, they finally gave in, announcing a release window and dropping a new trailer. Continue reading Paris Games Week 2015: No Man’s Sky finally gets release window, coming June 2016

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