Category Archives: Features

Opinion: The scare campaign against Detroit: Become Human over domestic violence misses the point entirely

Quantic Dream’s forthcoming narrative-heavy adventure title Detroit: Become Human has rather abruptly found itself at the centre of a controversy regarding its month-old trailer from Paris Games Week. Continue reading Opinion: The scare campaign against Detroit: Become Human over domestic violence misses the point entirely

Opinion: Is it time to raise the price of video games?

In the past few weeks, complaints against microtransactions in AAA games have reached a crescendo, with anger directed towards EA’s Star Wars Battlefront II, Monolith’s Middle-earth: Shadow of War and more recently, Activision’s Call of Duty: WWII for their inclusion of paid loot boxes. Continue reading Opinion: Is it time to raise the price of video games?

Getting an Xbox One X? Don’t have NBN? It’s important to know what you’re signing up for

As of this writing I have had our Xbox One X review unit in my home for eight days. The console, along with a generous care package of games including console exclusives, new releases and a few November headliners, arrived the Thursday afternoon before PAX Aus. I’ve been able to play three of these games so far — Super Lucky’s Tale, Disneyland Adventures and Zoo Tycoon. Why? Because over the course of those eight days, our Xbox One X has been locked in a digital war of attrition against my humble ADSL2 connection. Continue reading Getting an Xbox One X? Don’t have NBN? It’s important to know what you’re signing up for

Paris Games Week 2017: Every trailer from the PlayStation media conference

Christmas arrived a little early this year. PlayStation’s media conference kicked off Paris Games Week with a bang — some solid AAA trailers and a metric tonne of fabulous indie titles to look forward to. There’s a lot to cover so we’ve put every trailer Sony had to show off in one place just because we love you. Continue reading Paris Games Week 2017: Every trailer from the PlayStation media conference

Let me tell you about why I love PAX Aus

“Shit, have they capped the line?” wondered a 20-something woman in a home made Bayonetta cosplay, arriving only minutes before Saturday night’s Let’s Play Some Bad Dating Sims panel in the Galah Theatre. Her boyfriend, dressed less ambitiously in a tee and jeans, stared hopelessly at the line.

“Guys!” I called excitedly from my position in line, “Over here!” Continue reading Let me tell you about why I love PAX Aus

Win one of 10 virtual tickets to BlizzCon 2017!

For fans of Blizzard Entertainment titles like OverwatchHeroes of the StormWorld of Warcraft, StarCraft, Diablo and Hearthstone, there’s no bigger date than BlizzCon. But for Australian fans, BlizzCon 2017’s home at the Anaheim Convention Centre in Los Angeles is a pretty epic trip to make. That’s why we’ve teamed up with Blizzard ANZ to give away 10 Virtual Tickets to BlizzCon 2017. Hit the jump to find out how to snag one for yourself. Continue reading Win one of 10 virtual tickets to BlizzCon 2017!

EB Expo’s return to the Gold Coast is a successful one

This weekend saw the EB Expo return to its roots, overtaking the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre for the first time in five years. It was, by all accounts, a successful homecoming. Continue reading EB Expo’s return to the Gold Coast is a successful one

Our weekend with the SNES Classic Mini

The Super Nintendo Entertainment System Classic Mini released around the world over the weekend to rapturous applause from longtime SNES devotees, packing a ton of nostalgia into an extremely small package. I missed out on a first round pre-order on the device, and we were not able to obtain a unit for review from Nintendo ahead of launch. Thus, I was prepared to brave the crowds and throw elbows to get one on launch day. Continue reading Our weekend with the SNES Classic Mini

WWE Live: Sydney Is A Smashing Good Time

For those who’ve yet to experience WWE Live, it can described in few words – an absolutely smashing time, in more ways than one. Having attended past events, I knew what I was in for when the lovely folks at 2K Games invited me along to enjoy the show in Sydney this past Friday, but that absolutely didn’t stop me from enjoying the spectacle wholeheartedly. In fact, I would posit that this year’s experience was far superior to the last, despite what I perceived to be a lesser card. Gone were the over-the-top slapstick antics of 2016, replaced by solid, fun wrestling matches that had the crowd cheering, screaming and booing all throughout the night. Continue reading WWE Live: Sydney Is A Smashing Good Time