All posts by Leah Williams

Video Games Preview: Space Politics and Alien Sex Make A Grand Return In Mass Effect: Andromeda

Mass Effect: Andromeda is going to be one hell of a game. From the moment I was introduced to the space-bound crew of the Ark Hyperion, hurtling as we were to realms unknown, I knew I was in this for the long haul. I will admit to having little prior experience with the Mass Effect franchise, but the strong opening had me hooked from the start. As a member of the Ark crew, you find yourself cryogenically frozen, and travelling towards a distant planet 600 years away in the hopes of finding habitable land upon which to build your new colony. You, and those you journey with, have a one-way ticket, and there’s no turning back. Of course, once you awaken, everything goes wrong, and it’s here that Scott or Sara Ryder’s true mission starts. Continue reading Video Games Preview: Space Politics and Alien Sex Make A Grand Return In Mass Effect: Andromeda

Hands-On With Prey: Our First Impressions

From the moment you step foot into the life of Morgan Yu, you enter a world both new and familiar. Prey draws easy and obvious parallels to Arkane Studios’ award-winning Dishonored series, but with its brilliantly unsettling atmosphere and mind-bending opening level, it presents something unique and altogether exciting. Continue reading Hands-On With Prey: Our First Impressions

Keys to the Kingdom: What You Need To Know For Kingdom Hearts 2.8 And Beyond

When I first played Kingdom Hearts, it was an unforgettable experience. I loved the world and all of its characters, both new and familiar, and the story was so deep and intricate that I found myself absorbed. At the time, Kingdom Hearts was a stand-alone game, but in the years since, its world has grown, with multiple sequels, prequels and spin-offs joining the franchise, each with their own unique stories and characters. Continue reading Keys to the Kingdom: What You Need To Know For Kingdom Hearts 2.8 And Beyond

The Hidden Gems of the PlayStation 2 Era

As the successor to the original PlayStation, and the awkward stepping block to the technically superior PlayStation 3, the PlayStation 2 is often largely dismissed by the modern era of gamers. Lacking the classic nostalgia of the original console, and the refined graphical capabilities and endurance of the PlayStation 3, the games of this era have largely been forgotten, with a few quality exceptions. While mainstream games such as Grand Theft Auto: Vice City and San Andreas have stood the test of time, along with classics such as Kingdom Hearts and Devil May Cry, all of which have received remasters or classic ports over to the PlayStation 3 and 4, there are many hidden gems of the PlayStation 2 era that have largely been forgotten. Continue reading The Hidden Gems of the PlayStation 2 Era

Tech Interview: Brian Solis talks about his hew book X: The Experience When Business Meets Design and the Digital Future

Brian Solis is a digital analyst who studies disruptive technology and its impact on business at the Altimeter Group and is the author of a new book called X: The Experience When Business Meets Design. He was in Australia this week to speak at the Australian Digital Summit – presented by Telstra – and Larry Heath caught up with him to talk about the book and our digital future… ... Continue Reading

Sydney Film Festival 2016 Submissions Now Open

Entries for the Sydney Film Festival’s 63rd annual show are now open. The festival will take place from 8th – 16th June in 2016, and will feature a range of features, documentaries and short films under 40 minutes. In 2015, over 250 films were screened to an audience of 176,000. All submissions are being accepted from FilmLifeFestival, and entries will close on February 26th, 2016.... Continue Reading

Watch The First Full Trailer For Marvel’s Jessica Jones

Marvel has just dropped their newest trailer for the Netflix-exclusive Jessica Jones, the much anticipated follow-up to Marvel’s Daredevil series. The show follows private detective and former super hero Jessica Jones as she attempts to rebuild her life in Hell’s Kitchen. Featuring Krysten Ritter as the titular Jessica Jones, Mike Colter as Luke Cage, and what looks to be a chilling performance from Doctor Who’s David Tennant as Kilgrave, the trailer has us hyped for more!... Continue Reading

Stan Original Series Wolf Creek Announces Cast And Enters Production

Streaming Service Stan has announced its next original series, Wolf Creek, based on the 2005 feature film of the same name, and the series has today gone into production. Both creator Greg McLean and star John Jarratt are returning to the world of Wolf Creek in what promises to be a new, more modern interpretation of the legend of Mick Taylor. Described as a six-part psychological thriller, it is set in the same world as that of the movie, but things take a twist when 19-year-old Eve survives Taylor’s massacre and starts to rebuild her life by embarking on a mission of revenge.... Continue Reading