Is NBA 2K18 a slam dunk? – PS4 review

This year my counterpart in New Zealand and myself swapped reviewing duties when it comes to this year’s basketball games. Traditionally, or at least for the last couple of years I’ve reviewed EA’s NBA Live rather than NBA 2K. For the first time in a while, I’ve got to check out what 2K have been up to in NBA 2K18. Continue reading Is NBA 2K18 a slam dunk? – PS4 review

Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy- The Telltale Series: the first three tracks

Telltale Games continues to mine famous third-party franchises to bring us their take on Marvel’s cosmic heroes with Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy- The Telltale Series. Continue reading Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy- The Telltale Series: the first three tracks

Small, but perfectly formed: the Bose Soundlink Micro Bluetooth Speaker

Whilst keen to take a look, I wasn’t entirely sure where a Bluetooth speaker would fit into my life. Don’t get me wrong, I’m quite partial to streaming Spotify to my Samsung M7 or to my Yamaha home theatre system.

I was surprised, however, just how useful (and super cool), the Bose Soundlink Micro Bluetooth Speaker was. Continue reading Small, but perfectly formed: the Bose Soundlink Micro Bluetooth Speaker

Dishonored: Death of the Outsider PS4 review

The first Dishonored game was an outstanding mix of stealth with more than a tip of the hat to Bioshock. Beautiful to look at, we were lucky to have it. The Knife of Dunwall and The Bridgemore Witches expansions, which followed Empress Jessamine Kaldwin’s assassin, Daud, established Arkane Studios as masters of their art. Continue reading Dishonored: Death of the Outsider PS4 review

FIFA 18 PS4 review

Whilst others may lament that this year’s game isn’t that much different than last year’s effort, and rate the game accordingly, the new story campaign, alone, makes the game a worthwhile purchase. I mean, come on, Activision has been regurgitating the same Call of Duty gameplay for years.

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Absolver PC review

Parisian studio, Sloclap’s debut title, Absolver is a melee combat game set in a beautifully-realised land, with more than a hint of Dark Souls about it.

The first time I tried Absolver, it was just a curious dabble. I often do it. When I’m supposed to be finishing off the review for one game, another bit of review code arrives, and I just can’t help myself but to take a look.

First impressions were good, surprisingly good. I love a game that takes a chance with its art style and Absolver does just that- even if I’ve seen a similar look before in Fumito Ueda’s long-in-gestation, The Last Guardian. Continue reading Absolver PC review

Gran Turismo Sport exclusive Sydney preview

Polyphony Digital’s Gran Turismo is the grand-daddy of racing sims. For us old timers, the jaw-dropping visuals of the first iteration back in 1997 heralded a completely new type of racing game with real-world physics and photo-real cars.

Twenty years later, the newest incarnation, Gran Turismo Sport, enters a very different market, a racing genre dominated by some serious heavy hitters. Over the last few months we’ve seen the likes of Codemasters’ superb Dirt 4 and Formula One 2018 games, as well as Slightly Mad’s fantastic Project CARS 2. In just under a week Turn 10’s Forza Motorsport 7 also hits the shelves.

The big question for me is what extra, when it releases on 18th October, can Gran Turismo Sport bring to the table. Continue reading Gran Turismo Sport exclusive Sydney preview

Elite Dangerous reintroduces the series’ classic villains

The Thargoids. Their very name should strike fear into the hearts of veteran gamers that cut their teeth playing the original space-combat trading game, Elite, back in the 80s. Many a commander lost their nerve in witch-space having encounters the mysterious Thargoids.

Now they are back. Continue reading Elite Dangerous reintroduces the series’ classic villains

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