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Tech Review: Plantronics RIG 500 Pro Esport Gaming Headphones: Practically perfect

July 30, 2018

The Plantronics RIG 500 Pro Esport Gaming Headphones, the latest refresh of Plantronics’ longrunning RIG 500 line, are about as close to the perfect gaming headset as any I’ve ever used.

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

July 9, 2018

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 […]

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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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Games Review: Unravel 2(Xbox One, 2018): A Common Thread

July 3, 2018

Unravel 2 is the sort of game that strengthens interpersonal bonds.  It’s a wonderful team building exercise, a game cut from the same warm emotional mould as its predecessor but with a rather different point to make.

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Games Review: Lego The Incredibles (PS4, 2018): Saving the world one brick at a time

June 25, 2018

With the world of LEGO dominating the video game market with numerous adaptations of beloved properties, a venture based on The Incredibles films seems like a natural fit.  With The Incredibles 2 out in cinemas, you may think that LEGO’s “cash grab” tactics may be at play here. Well, you would be terribly mistaken. LEGO […]

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You can boot a football around with a tank now if you want

June 19, 2018

Proving that not even non-sentient military hardware is safe from World Cup fever, World of Tanks is now letting you use its many vehicles to play a very explodey version of 3v3 Rocket League.

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Games Review: Jurassic World Evolution (Xbox One, 2018): “We’re going to make a fortune with this place.”

June 18, 2018

Jurassic World Evolution is far, far harder than it needs to be. It’s really surprising how difficult the game is at times. Your guests’ wants are often bizarre, the learning curve is a cliff face and the dinosaurs are predictably unsympathetic to your desire to make a buck. I’ll spend hours getting everything in my […]

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Games Review: Onrush (PS4, 2018): Who said arcade racers were dead?

June 15, 2018

Onrush immediately throws itself onto you as a weird, quirky and sometimes downright crazy experience. However, it’s an experience which I haven’t come across in a while, and to my surprise, it’s some of the most fun I’ve had in a racing title in recent memory. Developers Evolution Studios of Driveclub and Motorstorm fame have […]

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E3 2018: Kingdom Hearts 3 gets yet another trailer at PlayStation’s E3 media briefing

June 12, 2018

A third massive trailer for Kingdom Hearts III has dropped during Playstation’s  E3 press conference, showing a bit of new footage involving the game’s Pirates of the Carribean universe.

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