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E3 2017: Hands On: Gran Turismo Sport VR (PSVR, 2017)

I was able to play Gran Turismo Sport during my visit to the PlayStation E3 booth this morning. Both were conducted from within the confines of a pretend car body, outfitted with a top-of-the-line racing wheel and pedals. As you read this hands on piece, please bear that in mind. I can’t comment on how the game plays with a controller in either 2D or VR as I simply haven’t been able to try it that way yet.

What surprised me most about playing this way, however, was how much sense Gran Turismo Sport actually made to me as a VR title, particularly with the over-the-top setup Sony had sprung for in the media booth.

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Video Games Review: Tekken 7 (PS4, 2017) is a welcome visit from an old friend

Tekken game, like a wizard, arrives exactly when it means to. What this means is that, for fans of the series uninterested in hunting down an arcade machine, the wait for a console version of a Tekken title can and does drag on forever. I have good news, fans of the Iron Fist Tournament — Tekken 7 has finally arrived and it was worth the wait. Continue reading Video Games Review: Tekken 7 (PS4, 2017) is a welcome visit from an old friend

Video Games Review: Farpoint (2017, PSVR) isn’t PSVR’s killer app, but represents a significant step forward

PSVR currently finds itself at a crossroads. Prior to launch, it seemed like Sony had everything they needed to absolutely crush their competition in the VR space — it had a price point that couldn’t be beat, an army of third-party developer talent curated over decades and a PS4 install base that is the envy of other hardware manufacturers. Six months down the road, however, and no must-play, killer app has materialised. That was, at least, until Farpoint appeared on the horizon. Sony’s marketing painted a rosy picture, insisting to anyone who would listen that this was it — PSVR’s killer app was coming. Unsurprisingly, that isn’t quite true. Continue reading Video Games Review: Farpoint (2017, PSVR) isn’t PSVR’s killer app, but represents a significant step forward

Video Games Review: Resident Evil 7: Biohazard (Xbox One, 2017) takes the series back to basics and in an entirely new direction

I don’t do well in carnival haunted houses. If you want to test my loyalty and devotion as a friend or loved one, do not accompany me into a house of horrors. You could be the most important person in the world to me and I will throw you under the spooky-ass bus if it means I can escape.

Imagine my horror then when I discovered that Resident Evil 7 is basically one long trip through a carnival haunted house. Continue reading Video Games Review: Resident Evil 7: Biohazard (Xbox One, 2017) takes the series back to basics and in an entirely new direction

Where and when to watch the PlayStation Experience keynote address if you live in Australia

Gearing up for a huge two-day event at the Anaheim Convention Center in Los Angeles is the annual PlayStation Experience conference, the one day in which Sony’s gaming arm opens the doors to press and punters alike and gives a run down of the year that was, and what the next six months holds. “But I’m in Australia,” we hear you groan, “How can I see all the good stuff without having to put on pants?”

Relax, fam, we’ve got you covered. Continue reading Where and when to watch the PlayStation Experience keynote address if you live in Australia

The Iris’ EB Games Expo 2016 Awards

PlayStation’s VR is almost ready to be unleashed on a public that largely has very little idea of what awaits them. That idea became a little clearer after EB Expo though, one of the general public’s first real chances to go hands-on with this beautiful piece of immersive tech, with a handful of demos designed to show off PSVR’s many different uses. One moment you’re in a cockpit desperately trying to fly in formation while enemies shoot at you, the next minute you’re in a shark cage descending to the sea bed, frantically looking around to make sure that massive great white stays the fuck away from you (it doesn’t, it’s scary as hell). The possibilities of this are so very exciting, and they overshadowed almost everything at the expo this year. Continue reading The Iris’ EB Games Expo 2016 Awards

10 Things You Need To Check Out At EB Expo This Weekend

The EB Expo kicks off tomorrow and if you’re still wondering what you’re going to do with yourself at such a huge show, relax, we’ve got you covered. Here’s our top 10 things to see at the convention! Continue reading 10 Things You Need To Check Out At EB Expo This Weekend