Destiny was the first game I reviewed for this site, back when the games section was still called VideAU Games, an offshoot of The Iris‘ parent site, The AU Review. On launch, it was an ambitious but deeply flawed experiment in the MMO space, hyped beyond almost any other game in recent memory. It weathered two major expansions, The Dark Below and House of Wolves, before finally finding a groove in its third, The Taken King. A fourth and final expansion, Rise of Iron, brought Destiny‘s two year run to a close. And now Bungie returns to their newest sci fi universe, their first new IP since leaving their renowned Halo series in Microsoft’s hands. Destiny 2 repeats a lot of its predecessor’s mistakes, but it also files down many of that game’s rougher edges, creating something that is at once extremely easy to play but doesn’t feel like it carries much in the way of long-term satisfaction just yet. Continue reading Video Games Review: Destiny 2 (PS4, 2017) files down many of the original’s rougher edges
Bungie has released a new trailer for the upcoming Destiny 2 PC open beta and, because they clearly know what the PC master race values most, it can be cranked all the way up to 60-frames-per-second 4K and enjoyed in all its high res glory. Continue reading Destiny 2 running at 60fps in 4K is blowing our minds
The remastered edition of Infinity Ward’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare will hit store shelves as a standalone release tomorrow. Despite being a ten year old game and functionally unchanged beyond the fresh coat of paint, Activision has given it an RRP of $70 AUD.
Continue reading Activision is charging $70 AUD for the standalone Call of Duty: Modern Warfare remaster
My overriding impression of Destiny 2, admittedly accrued from a period of only thirty minutes, is that it is very similar to the original Destiny. This assertion will be cause for either concern or elation depending on how much you already like Destiny. Continue reading E3 2017: Hands On: Destiny 2 (PS4, 2017)
Destiny 2 is the official title of the sequel to Bungie’s monster hit MMO shooter Destiny. The developer took to the game’s official Twitter account to put an end to rumours that began to swirl last week. Continue reading Gear up, Guardian: Bungie announces Destiny 2
Ubisoft have acquired FreeStyle Games, the developer behind Activision music titles DJ Hero and 2015’s Guitar Hero Live. Ubi announced the acquisition overnight in a post on their official blog, along with the developer’s new name, Ubisoft Leamington. Continue reading Ubisoft acquires Guitar Hero Live developer FreeStyle Games
Activision has announced its line-up of game release news at Gamescom 2016, including Call of Duty: Infinite Warfares – Zombie in Spaceland, Skylanders Imaginators and Destiny: Rise of Iron. ... Continue Reading
The new DLC pack for Call of Duty: Black Ops III, titled Descent, drops in just a few short weeks, bringing with it new maps, and a new mission that will have you fighting zombies and dragons together because why the hell not. Continue reading Call of Duty is adding dragons because sure, why not
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare debuted a new trailer during Sony’s E3 press conference yesterday, playing like someone had pounded a case of Red Bull before attempting to write an episode of Battlestar Galactica.
Continue reading E3 2016: Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare trailer is all about things exploding in space
You may have seen a rumour spreading around the web like wildfire yesterday regarding a potential all-in purchase of long-running eSports streamer Major League Gaming and this morning that news was confirmed via the New York Times. Continue reading Confirmed: Activision really did buy MLG, wants to create its own eSports TV channel