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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

Video Game Review: The Walking Dead: A New Frontier – Ties That Bind: Part II (PS4, 2017) puts character ahead of action and wins big

Following last episodes tragic conclusion, Ties That Bind: Part II opened fairly solemnly in comparison. But that was about the quietest the second instalment got as it rounded out its two hour play time with twists and healthy does of action. Continue reading Video Game Review: The Walking Dead: A New Frontier – Ties That Bind: Part II (PS4, 2017) puts character ahead of action and wins big

New Toshiba Portégé X20 Convertible PC Launches in Australia

Toshiba has today announced the release of the highly anticipated Portégé X20 premium convertible PC, which functions as both a notebook and tablet. The Portégé X20 comes equipped with the latest 7th Generation Intel® Core™ vPro processors, and runs on Windows 10 Pro. The Portégé X20 aims to deliver advancements in security, performance, manageability and connectivity to deliver efficient and powerful results. Continue reading New Toshiba Portégé X20 Convertible PC Launches in Australia

Video Game Review: Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands (PS4, 2017) is fun with friends but feels strangely unpolished

Ubisoft’s latest incarnation of their Ghost Recon series is entertaining as hell. And at times, it’s for all the wrong reasons. Whether Ubisoft is cognizant of it’s reputation at the moment or not, their lacklustre games have become an expectation in the industry now. Watch Dogs 2 (admittedly developed by a different team) took painstaking effort in showing that the once reputable company could churn out a solid, finely tuned title but Wildlands doesn’t do a lot to take the baton and run with it. Continue reading Video Game Review: Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands (PS4, 2017) is fun with friends but feels strangely unpolished

Video Games Preview: Conan Exiles shows promise, but has a long walk across the desert ahead of it

If you have played any open world survival genre in the last 2 years, you’ve got a good idea how your time with Conan Exiles, even in this early state, will play out. Conan Exiles doesn’t really try anything new at this stage and for most that will be okay. It is essentially another entry in the already saturated survival game market. It trades on its name in the hope it will be seen among the rest. Until we all see the final release build, here is what I have experienced in my first 16-hours of Funcom’s Conan Exiles. Continue reading Video Games Preview: Conan Exiles shows promise, but has a long walk across the desert ahead of it

Video Games Preview: Sniper Elite 4 benefits from a larger scale and Italian setting

It’s been almost 12 years since Rebellion Developments released the first title in what would become the Sniper Elite series, a franchise which was has improved in ways both noticeable and welcome as the years have gone on. The franchise continues this February with Sniper Elite 4, the follow-up to 2014’s Sniper Elite 3, which came closer to perfecting the tactical, sniper-focused gameplay but fell short of greatness due to a few niggling issues. Continue reading Video Games Preview: Sniper Elite 4 benefits from a larger scale and Italian setting

Video Games Review: Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20th Anniversary Celebration (PS4, 2016)

Let’s get it out of the way early: Tomb Raider has a lot to thank Uncharted for. Well, the current rebooted Tomb Raider anyway. This isn’t your childhood Lara Croft. She may have come first but when Crystal Dynamics launched their new, hardened Lara in 2013, it was pretty obvious they were channeling Naughty Dog. But when all the comparisons and chatter dies down, you’ll find that Rise of the Tomb Raider does things that Uncharted never even attempted and had the potential to be one of the best games of the year.

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A second gameplay trailer has dropped for Skyrim’s Special Edition

Bethesda Studios has released a second gameplay trailer for the visually stunning Skyrim Special Edition, which promises remastered art and effects, volumetric god rays, dynamic depth of field, screen-space reflections, and improved snow shaders and water shaders. Continue reading A second gameplay trailer has dropped for Skyrim’s Special Edition