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Games Review: Bayonetta (Nintendo Switch, 2018): Still got it, baby

It’s hard to imagine that Bayonetta was released nearly 10 years-ago now and the apparently superior sequel Bayonetta 2 was 4 years ago! With the newly released Switch port arriving this month, for the most part, it honestly feels like it was made for it today, it just ages well and for a guy that never played the original or any of its other ports (Xbox 360, PS3 etc..) it holds up pretty well in 2018 and even more so when I can take it with me to work, I mean for a drive!? Continue reading Games Review: Bayonetta (Nintendo Switch, 2018): Still got it, baby

Wolfenstein II‘s new DLC is here to gift you with a Silent Death

Wolfenstein II‘s latest DLC, The Diaries of Agent Silent Death, came out recently on PC, PS4 and Xbox One. It’s the second DLC out of a scheduled three, available with the Freedom Chronicles Season Pass or the Digital Deluxe Edition of Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus. Continue reading Wolfenstein II‘s new DLC is here to gift you with a Silent Death

Tech Review: BlueAnt Pump Air True Wireless Sportsbuds: Comfortably average

I’m a bit leery of ear bud headphones in general. My ears are constructed in the exact shape that will rudely eject any bud the moment I put them in. Add to this the notion of earbuds that are wireless — the cord being the one thing that typically stops me from losing any pair of buds I own the instant I open the box — and it felt like I already knew how my review of BlueAnt’s new wireless sportsbuds was going to end before it began.

It didn’t though, and that’s probably why I like them so much in spite their flaws. Continue reading Tech Review: BlueAnt Pump Air True Wireless Sportsbuds: Comfortably average

Patrick Lagana, Director of Marketing, Sony Interactive Australia talks to us about upcoming exclusive PlayStation titles, Australian growth, VR and PlayLink

Patrick Lagana joined Sony Interactive Entertainment Australia in 1999 and has been involved in the hardware launches of PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita and PlayStation 4 as well as having a hand in bringing Gran Turismo, Eye Toy, Singstar, God of War, Tekken and Crash Bandicoot to the market. Before our interview, Patrick broke the massive news  that between November 1st 2016 and October 31st 2017, Australian’s consumed 1 billion hours of entertainment across PlayStation consoles. He sat down to talk with us about future PlayStation exclusive games, PlayStation VR and Australian gamers.... Continue Reading

Opinion: Star Wars Battlefront II‘s microtransactions aren’t a debacle, they’re an experiment

It’s been a crazy couple of months for Star Wars Battlefront II, and the game hasn’t even technically launched yet. After an open beta that ended in community uproar over pervasive multiplayer microtransactions, a new controversy has erupted over the amount of in-game currency required to unlock major characters. Gamer forums and subreddits have been rife this week with cries of “why would they think they could get away with this?” but everyone seems to be missing a crucial point. EA knew you were going to be mad about this stuff. What they wanted to know was exactly how mad. Continue reading Opinion: Star Wars Battlefront II‘s microtransactions aren’t a debacle, they’re an experiment

Video Games Review: NieR: Automata (PS4, 2017) is a violent, gorgeous cut above the rest

NieR: Automata is immediately recognisable as a special game, which thrives on its world, characters, mechanics and ultimately the questions it raises and how they are posed to the player. While remaining engaging and thought provoking, platinum games brings back the combat mechanics seen in their previous titles such as Bayonetta and Metal Gear Rising Revengeance, presenting a wonderfully deep and diverse combat system, and that’s just the beginning. Top it off with a stirring soundtrack and an engaging protagonist, NieR: Automata builds upon these roots to deliver a top tier experience. Continue reading Video Games Review: NieR: Automata (PS4, 2017) is a violent, gorgeous cut above the rest