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Blizzard releases second, amazing Overwatch short, Widowmaker fans rejoice

Blizzard have released a second animated short for their upcoming team shooter Overwatch. Built around sniper character Widowmaker, the short provides an insight into her backstory and motivations with a knock-down, drag-out fight with Tracer. Hit the jump to see it for yourself. Continue reading Blizzard releases second, amazing Overwatch short, Widowmaker fans rejoice

Video Games Review: Tom Clancy’s The Division (PS4, 2016)

Tom Clancy’s The Division is one of those games that has been in pipeline for so long, it actually feels a bit weird to be able to play it at all. Announced at E3 2013, Ubisoft have spent the intervening years making a lot of promises about the game. We were told to expect a game that brought something entirely new to the Tom Clancy’s brand, a game that fused a near 1:1 scale replica of New York City and its surrounding boroughs with the kind of MMO gameplay that has brought Destiny so much success. However, as the delays began to run into one another, people began to wonder if the game could possibly live up to its immense hype. Continue reading Video Games Review: Tom Clancy’s The Division (PS4, 2016)

Wargaming.net donated a rare Australian tank to a military museum in Cairns and we were there

I am not a military or war history buff. I know a number of guys who can wax rhapsodic about certain World War II weapons and vehicles in the same way many of us can enthuse about our favourite pop-culture artifacts, but I’ve never really understood what it was about these machines that captured their imagination. At least, not until Wednesday night. Continue reading Wargaming.net donated a rare Australian tank to a military museum in Cairns and we were there

Video Games Review: EA Sports UFC 2 (PS4, 2016)

I am probably the last person on earth who should be reviewing a UFC video game. I’ve never seen a UFC fight and I only know names like Ronda Rousey because my social media feeds never stop talking about her. I’ve never even been in a fist fight in my entire life. It would seem, however, that developer EA Canada have tried to account for this possibility. Continue reading Video Games Review: EA Sports UFC 2 (PS4, 2016)

Video Games Interview: EA Canada’s Brian Hayes talks UFC 2‘s post-launch plans, Bruce Lee and more

With EA Sports UFC 2 now unleashed upon the masses of fans eager to live out their fantasies of personally stepping into the octagon, we got the opportunity to chat to the game’s creative director Brian Hayes via email. Continue reading Video Games Interview: EA Canada’s Brian Hayes talks UFC 2‘s post-launch plans, Bruce Lee and more

Video Games Review: Hitman (Episode One) (PS4, 2016)

With its sixth and latest entry, Hitman will be making one particular part of the series’ fanbase very happy indeed. Hitman: Blood Money, released back in 2006, has become a perrenial fan favourite, its sandbox of inventive and improvisational gameplay proving an unbeatable formula. Developer Io Interactive returned to a more cinematic style in 2012’s Hitman Absolution but left cold those keen for more of what Blood Money offered. It seems Io have heard your plaintive cries and the result is at once beautiful and strange. Continue reading Video Games Review: Hitman (Episode One) (PS4, 2016)

Video Games Review: Far Cry Primal (Xbox One, 2016)

By the time I was Assassin’s Creed Syndicate, I felt as though Ubisoft had finally created the best possible version of their long-running series. It felt tightly wound, honed over years of tinkering and design evolution. However, in order for the series to endure, it also felt like it needed to take some time off to regroup and come up with fresher, vastly different ideas. I feel the same way about Far Cry Primal. Continue reading Video Games Review: Far Cry Primal (Xbox One, 2016)