Category Archives: Video Games

Video Games Review: Sonic Mania (Switch, 2016) is the first true Sonic game in nearly 25 years

Sonic Mania is a gift. For Sega kids everywhere, it is a portal to your childhood. For long-suffering Sonic fans, it is a well overdue homecoming. It is proof that the Sonic the Hedgehog formula, abandoned in the Saturn era, is as fun, interesting and engaging as it was in the early 90’s. After nearly 25 years of Sonic games that made me want to forget he ever existed, I can’t tell you how good it is to have the Sonic I know and love returned to me. Continue reading Video Games Review: Sonic Mania (Switch, 2016) is the first true Sonic game in nearly 25 years

For Honor tournament ends in disarray as winning player exploits his way to victory

Ubisoft’s sword-and-board team fighter For Honor finds itself in a bit of a pickle at the moment. Over the weekend, Ubisoft ran a huge tournament for the game with a prize pool of US$10,000. The winner of this tournament, however, didn’t go about claiming his victories in the way Ubisoft had hoped. Rather, he used a combat exploit that has been known to players and the game’s developers alike for quite some time. Continue reading For Honor tournament ends in disarray as winning player exploits his way to victory

Blizzard unable to make up mind, renames Battle.net launcher again

You might remember a story we brought you last year about Blizzard Entertainment retiring the long-standing Battle.net name it used for its program launcher in favour of the more generic name, Blizzard Launcher. The story changed earlier this year when the Activision half of the Activision-Blizzard family declared it would be bringing the Destiny 2 beta “to Battle.net.” So was the name dead? Was Battle.net back? No-one seemed to know. Until today, when it seems Blizzard finally decided that Battle.net’s okay after all, officially renaming the app Blizzard Battle.net. Continue reading Blizzard unable to make up mind, renames Battle.net launcher again

Win a copy of Atari Flashback Classics Vol. 1 and 2 on PS4 or Xbox One

Time for a trip in the way back machine! Atari Flashback Classics have arrived on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, bringing over 100 classic games from the legendary Atari 2600 to modern consoles. Better yet, they’ve all been updated for modern play with leaderboards, online multiplayer and more! And we want you to have a copy for your very own. Continue reading Win a copy of Atari Flashback Classics Vol. 1 and 2 on PS4 or Xbox One

PSX17SEA: Hands on: Detroit: Become Human (PS4)

Being a massive fan of Quantic Dream’s previous titles like Beyond: Two Souls and Heavy Rain, as soon as I got into the venue, I made a beeline to the booth. The demo on the floor was the same available at E3, where you play as Connor, an android negotiator working with the Detroit PD on site to subdue an android gone berserk and try to save a hostage. Continue reading PSX17SEA: Hands on: Detroit: Become Human (PS4)

PSX17SEA Hands on: Marvel vs Capcom: Infinite (PS4)

I’m a massive, massive fan of the Marvel vs Capcom series. It’s almost definitely my most favourite game in the fighting genre. Mostly because I could use Resident Evil’s Albert Wesker to kick major butt (my gamertag is inspired by him). When I heard that Marvel vs Capcom: Infinite would be available to play at the event, I got super excited, it’s been six years since Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 was released. When I heard that the producers of the series were going to present the features of the game, I got even more excited. But the best part of my hands-on experience though? I was one of three people who got to try out the game against ‘promotion producer’ Tomoaki Ayano, and one of the two to win. Continue reading PSX17SEA Hands on: Marvel vs Capcom: Infinite (PS4)