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Games Review: Sonic Mania Plus (Switch, 2018): Must go faster

July 30, 2018

Look, I reviewed Sonic Mania when it launched last year. I found it to be a breath of fresh air in a series comprehensively and aggressively starved of it for decades. It was the kind of modern update that walks an incredibly fine line, paying homage to what came before and pushing the property forward […]

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Games Review: Hand of Fate 2 (Switch, 2018): A good deal more

July 20, 2018

Hand of Fate 2, the card-based role-player by Brisbane-based Defiant Development, launched on major platforms last year. Its Nintendo Switch port took a little longer to arrive, but arrive it has and, for Switch owners, it was worth the wait.

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Games Review: Limbo (Switch, 2018): Doing a lot with very little

July 16, 2018

I can’t believe that eight years after its release, Limbo still holds up as well as it does. Ported to the Nintendo Switch alongside its Playdead stablemate Inside, the game makes the system its home with ease. Given its straightforward mechanics and stripped back, atmospheric presentation, this does not come as a surprise.

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Tech Review: HyperX Cloud Stinger Core: Great sound on a budget

July 12, 2018

The HyperX Cloud Stinger Core shouldn’t sound as good as it does. This is a $70 AUD pair of headphones. You expect certain things from $70 headphones. You expect them to be cheap. You expect them to be made from hard, unyeilding plastic that keeps them from being worn comfortably for long periods. You certainly […]

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Games Review: Mario + Rabbids: Donkey Kong Adventure (Switch, 2018): More of the same

July 11, 2018

Ubisoft returns to Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle, the surprise strategy hit of 2017, with a lengthy new slab of DLC with Donkey Kong in the spotlight. To call Donkey Kong Adventure an “expansion” in the strictest sense might be to oversell it. It doesn’t really add much to the game that wasn’t there already. […]

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Games Review: Paladins: Champions of the Realm (PC, 2018): Something borrowed, something new

July 4, 2018

There is a trend in modern AAA game design of pinching the best ideas from other games and building on them to create something new. Hi-Rez Studios is a developer that has built a successful portfolio by doing exactly this. They are very good at looking at successful multiplayer games, distilling their most enjoyable components […]

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E3 2018: Super Smash Bros Ultimate is the Greatest Hits version of your favourite fighting franchise

June 13, 2018

Let it never be said that Masahiro Sakurai doesn’t give the people what they want. Super Smash Bros Ultimate is the latest installment in the long running Smash Bros franchise. What’s in it, you ask? Everything. Literally everything.

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E3 2018: Mech combat title Daemon X Machina looks metal as hell

June 13, 2018

Kicking Nintendo’s E3 press conference off was the announcement of a mech battle title in the style in Gundam and Armoured Core. It’s called Daemon X Machina and its the most metal thing.

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E3 2018: Australian indie Hollow Knight is finally out on Nintendo Switch today

June 13, 2018

Hollow Knight, the hardcore Metroidvania title by Australian indie dev Team Cherry, has finally arrived on Nintendo Switch.

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E3 2018: Fortnite confirmed for Nintendo Switch

June 13, 2018

The worst kept secret of E3 2018 bar none is that Fortnite is coming to Nintendo Switch. We knew that already, but here’s the thing: you can play it right now.

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