Category Archives: Previews

Io-Interactive confirms Hitman: Episode four will be set in Bangkok and will be released on August 16th.

Io-Interactive announces the release date and location for episode four of Hitman. The new mission, “Club 47,” will take place in the Himmapan luxury hotel and resort, located on the Chao Phraya River outside of Bangkok. Though, you aren’t there to just to take in the scenery. You’ve got work to do and this wouldn’t be a Hitman title without some assassinations. Continue reading Io-Interactive confirms Hitman: Episode four will be set in Bangkok and will be released on August 16th.

Farewell, Overwatch closed beta: Our top ten likes and dislikes

Farewell (for the next week), Overwatch. Our time with your closed beta has been memorable. You were exuberant fun as often as you were one-sided and rage-enducing. After spending a good few months in the game’s second closed beta, we come before you now to pass friendly judgement on what what we loved and where we think improvements could be made ahead of release. Continue reading Farewell, Overwatch closed beta: Our top ten likes and dislikes

Hands-on with Overwatch on Xbox One

The “hallowed ground” that is FPS, as Overwatch Lead Game Designer Jeff Kaplan puts it, is one of the final frontiers for the Blizzard to really explore. Being a diehard PC gamer, I generally give console games, particularly console FPS, a wide berth. I’ll admit that I’m guilty of scoffing when I heard about Overwatch‘s announcement; the thought of a Blizzard console FPS seemed a little too optimistic. After playing it myself on the Xbox One for several hours at Blizzard in Sydney however, I quickly had to eat my own words. Continue reading Hands-on with Overwatch on Xbox One

Hands On: Tom Clancy’s The Division Beta

It kind of feels like Tom Clancy’s The Division has been coming down the pipe for a long time now. We’ve seen it at no less than three E3’s, I’ve seen it demo’d live at EB Expo, two PAX AUS conventions and in numerous trailers online. Despite all of this, I still didn’t really know what The Division was about or even what kind of game it was. What’s kind of funny is that twenty minutes of last weekend’s beta answered all of my questions. Continue reading Hands On: Tom Clancy’s The Division Beta

First Impressions of StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void and “Archon Mode” (PC, 2015)

Next week, gamers around the globe will finally get their chance to play the much anticipated Legacy of the Void; the finale of the Starcraft II “trilogy”. Unlike other editions of the series before it, Legacy of the Void is not technically an expansion, and does not require the original game to run.... Continue Reading

Video Game First Impressions: Until Dawn (PS4, 2015)

Years in development, the latest project from Supermassive Games may be very well prove their defining hit. Developed exclusively for Playstation 4, Until Dawn shuffles into the same category of interactive cinema games like Heavy Rain with a rich, textured narrative that is well thought out, driven by character dynamics, and terrifyingly immersive. What’s more is that this looks to be the first major game in history to successfully adapt from the ever-popular slasher film genre.... Continue Reading