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Games Review: The Crew 2 (PS4, 2018) is a fun ride, but fails to transform the genre into anything new

The Crew 2 immediately presents itself as a different kind of racer, drawing on its arcade-like mechanics of the past, while infusing they with new mechanics encouraging transformation and an even bigger variety of vehicles to choose from, across the land, sea and sky. Seems like an improvement right? Well, not exactly. While The Crew 2 doesn’t do anything terribly, i fails to utilise it’s engaging mechanics into a consistent experience that leaves me feeling like while The Crew 2 has a ton to offer, it ultimately felt like a giant missed opportunity. Continue reading Games Review: The Crew 2 (PS4, 2018) is a fun ride, but fails to transform the genre into anything new

Games Review: Paladins: Champions of the Realm (Nintendo Switch, 2018) provides fast team-based action on the go

Let’s get one thing straight. Paladins does little to hide its Overwatch inspirations. Team-based multiplayer action tied together with an expansive and varied roster of heroes, it may come down to poor timing that Paladins lacks the originality it arguably deserves. But it doesn’t end there, as the Switch version gives users an experience so far unseen on Nintendo’s portable platform. Continue reading Games Review: Paladins: Champions of the Realm (Nintendo Switch, 2018) provides fast team-based action on the go

Tech Review: Can a Compact Camera Handle Like a D-SLR? We Test Canon’s Powershot G1 X Mark III

Boasting “DSLR Performance in a compact body”, Canon’s Powershot G1X Mark III claims to be a “compact without compromise” – and it does a pretty good job of living up to those claims.

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Games Review: Extinction (PS4, 2018): A Giant Disappointment

Extinction offers up an interesting premise that I was personally drawn to. Being a fan of The Shadow of the Colossus, which this game seems to borrow elements from, it seemed like a no-brainer. What we get however, is an underdeveloped pot of mediocrity that pulls off a few neat tricks, while ultimately crumbling under the weight of its overwhelming flaws. Continue reading Games Review: Extinction (PS4, 2018): A Giant Disappointment

Tech Review: Travelling with the Lumix TZ110

I spent three weeks away in Singapore and Malaysia recently, and the folks at Panasonic very kindly sent their feature-packed compact DMC-TZ110 camera along with me – winner of Camera Magazine Australia’s “Digital Fixed Lens Camera of the Year” at their 2017 Imaging Awards. I still took my D-SLR and two prime lenses along, because bokeh is important to me, but there were plenty of times I didn’t feel like carrying the extra 5kg of gear, and slipping the TZ110 in my handbag and heading out the door feeling light and unencumbered was a huge relief.

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Tech Review: The Sony α9 Really Does Feel Like the Future

“The future is now yours.” The Sony Alpha 9’s slogan sounds so esoteric and science fictional, but with 20fps continuous blackout free shooting, 693-point AF coverage and full frame mirrorless sensor, the Sony a9 definitely sounds like the future to me. With so many professionals in my industry – weddings – jumping ship to Sony lately, I now understand what all the hype is all about – and I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t tempted to follow suit.... Continue Reading

Video Games Review: XCOM 2 (PS4, XBOX ONE, 2016)

After spending the last six months as a PC exclusive, XCOM 2 has finally arrived on consoles. With everything going on in the world of gaming and VR, it has taken some time to finally dig into the game and enjoy it while sharing a few little comparisons to its PC counterpart which was released back in February of this year. Continue reading Video Games Review: XCOM 2 (PS4, XBOX ONE, 2016)

Video Games Review: Lego Jurassic World (PS4, 2015)

To say TT Games’ ever-expanding stable of Lego-branded video games has been successful is to undersell just how wildly popular their games have been and continue to be. Their stubborn inclusion of couch co-op coupled with clever leveraging of beloved film properties have created a new kind of movie tie-in game. Lego Jurassic World continues this trend, roping in content from all four Jurassic Park movies with a few new gameplay mechanics to fit.... Continue Reading