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Video Games Review: Prey: (PS4, 2017) In Space, Nobody Can Hear You

There’s nothing quite like the fear and paranoia that Prey induces the moment you step into a room of the vast Talos I station. The tension I felt while playing Prey was palpable, thanks in no small part to the edge-of-your-seat atmosphere the game builds. Through the combination of a haunting score, brilliant level design and stellar voice-work, Prey hooks you in and keeps you riveted for the duration of the game. The design of the mimics is frankly spectacular, and while alien enemies in games have largely been overdone, Prey goes out of its way to make the Typhon a formidable and unique force. Continue reading Video Games Review: Prey: (PS4, 2017) In Space, Nobody Can Hear You

Hands-On With Prey: Our First Impressions

From the moment you step foot into the life of Morgan Yu, you enter a world both new and familiar. Prey draws easy and obvious parallels to Arkane Studios’ award-winning Dishonored series, but with its brilliantly unsettling atmosphere and mind-bending opening level, it presents something unique and altogether exciting. Continue reading Hands-On With Prey: Our First Impressions

Good Morning, Morgan: What we know about Prey

Announced at E3 2016 as a reboot of the 2006 original, Prey burst back onto the gaming scene, and looks like it intends to make a big splash. The original Prey, which released on the Xbox 360 and PC back in 2006, was an interesting take on the then-current trend of shooters to say the least. While Call of Duty 2 was storming the battlefield, Prey was teleporting us to a distant planet, introducing mind bending gravity mechanics and an array of otherworldly weaponry. A sequel to Prey was originally announced at E3 in 2011, in a seeming departure from its original storyline, putting players into the shoes of a bounty hunter in a dystopian Blade Runner-like setting. While it seems intriguing in its own right, it was unfortunately scrapped and the property lay dormant for years. Enter the new Prey reboot. Continue reading Good Morning, Morgan: What we know about Prey

New Prey trailer looks like a cross between Dishonored and BioShock

Arkane Studio’s revival of Prey got a new trailer during The Game Awards last night, its first since its E3 2016 reveal, as well as a promise from the developer that the game would launch in Spring (that’s Autumn for us here in Aus) next year. Continue reading New Prey trailer looks like a cross between Dishonored and BioShock

Video Games Review: Dishonored 2 (PS4, 2016)

I was in the minority when the original Dishonored came out back in 2012. When it seemed like the entire world was throwing roses at the game’s feet, I found it to be a competent if uninspired homage to the Thief series with a few superpowers thrown in. Dishonored 2 is certainly a better game than its predecessor in many ways, but it also comes with a set of entirely new problems. Continue reading Video Games Review: Dishonored 2 (PS4, 2016)

Get Dishonored 2 a day early; watch the new gameplay trailer

Bethesda and Arkane Studios have released an impressive new Dishonored 2 Gameplay trailer entitled Kill the Grand Inventor, which shows off some of Emily Kaldwin’s brand new supernatural powers. The studio has also announced that anyone who places a pre-order for Dishonored 2 will receive the game a day before the official worldwide release. ... Continue Reading

EXCLUSIVE: Check out this brand new art from Dishonored 2

With Dishonored 2 only a month-and-change away, the glimpses we’re getting of the game are becoming more and more enticing — from Korvo and Emily’s stealth and combat prowess, the world and, now, art. Hit the jump for your first look at the art of Karnaca, the city in which Dishonored 2 is set. Continue reading EXCLUSIVE: Check out this brand new art from Dishonored 2

E3 2016: Arkane finally shows us some Dishonored 2 gameplay

Like last year, this year’s Bethesda press conference at E3 had one specific game it wanted to talk about. Dishonored 2 has been in development at Arkane for a while now and fans itching for a taste of the gameplay have been treated to a buffet. Continue reading E3 2016: Arkane finally shows us some Dishonored 2 gameplay