Gaming fandom descends on PAX Australia 2019

Once again, the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre played host the Australian calendar’s biggest gaming extravaganza, PAX Australia 2019. From Friday 11th October to Sunday 13th, gamers from all walks of life congregated to see the latest offerings from major game publishers and small independents, alike. Continue reading Gaming fandom descends on PAX Australia 2019

NHL 20 PS4 review

EA Sports serves up this years Ice Hockney bonanza, NHL 20.

Secretly, I wish football was more like ice hockey. I’m talking real football here, that’s soccer for the uninitiated. Hockey shares a lot with the beautiful game, but it’s just so much more visceral. Rugby just doesn’t cut it, the game’s too slow, too caught up in its own rules. Continue reading NHL 20 PS4 review

Gemini Man movie review

Awarding-winning director Ang Lee uses the latest in filming making technology to pit a 50-something Will Smith against, well, The Fresh Prince of Bel Air, in Gemini Man.

I’m a huge fan of 3D movies. I have even resorted to importing the last few Marvel movies that have not had a local 3D Blu-ray release. Done properly, 3D adds so much to a movie. Unfortunately, most 3D movies are converted in post-production rather than being shot natively in 3D. Many 3D movies also suffer from cross-talk as a result of the polarisation used to generate the effect. Continue reading Gemini Man movie review

Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey PC review

In a gaming industry packed with sequels and reboots it’s nice to see something truly unique. Patrice Désilets, the visionary mastermind behind the Assassin’s Creed games, and his team have created a game experience like none other. Continue reading Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey PC review

Aspera Mobile launches the Jazz 2, a dual-SIM, budget smartphone

Sydney-based mobile phone brand, Aspera Mobile have launched the successor to their Jazz smartphone.

The Jazz 2 is a 4G Android phone with dual-SIM capability, with a price-tag of under AU$100. Continue reading Aspera Mobile launches the Jazz 2, a dual-SIM, budget smartphone

NBA 2K20 PS4 review

2K continue to push the envelope to give us yet another slick, gorgeous-looking entry to their long-running basketball franchise.

NBA 2K20’s gameplay is fast. And I found this more than a little daunting it having been a while since I last played an NBA 2K game. Compared to EA’s rival NBA Live series, NBA 2K doesn’t take prisoners. Whereas EA’s basketball games are easy to get into, they lack the depth compared to 2K’s games. The downside is that NBA 2K game’s really make you work for success. Continue reading NBA 2K20 PS4 review

The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening Switch Review

25 years after its original Game Boy release, Nintendo’s classic, The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening, has been re-imagined for the Switch.

First release way back in 1993 on Nintendo Game Boy, the game was reissued in 1999 for the Game Boy Color. With fresh graphics, yet again, Nintendo are bringing one of their classics to a new audience. Continue reading The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening Switch Review

Gears 5 Xbox One/PC review

Does the fifth instalment of the Xbox, and now also Windows PC, exclusive Gears of War franchise offer something new or is it more of the same?

After Microsoft purchased the Gears of War franchise from Epic Games back in 2014, they handed the reins over to their new in-house development studio, The Coalition. The Canadian outfit cut their teeth retooling the original Xbox game for re-release on Xbox One and PC as Gears of War: Ultimate Edition. Continue reading Gears 5 Xbox One/PC review

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