All posts by Vic B'Stard

Rage 2 PC Review

Bethesda’s follow-up to their so-so 2010 post-apocalyptic shooter, Rage, is upon us. This time, rather than handle Rage 2 in-house, exclusively using id software, the publisher farmed out some of the development duties to Avalanche Studios, who are no strangers to open-world and post-apocalyptic games.

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Sniper Elite V2 Remastered PS4 review

Just when I thought that the era of “remastering” games was over, Rebellion have polished up their aging Sniper Elite V2 for the current gen of consoles.

2012’s Sniper Elite V2 cemented Rebellion’s WWII third-person sniping franchise as one of the greats. In 2014, Sniper Elite III swapped Berlin for WWII’s North African theatre of war, and further refined the gameplay. Sniper Elite 4 released in 2017 sending players over to Italy and offering a larger, more open world environment in which to operate. Continue reading Sniper Elite V2 Remastered PS4 review

Blood & Truth PSVR hands-on preview

I recently entered a world of old lags, muppets and geezers for a trip to the East-End London with PlayStation AU and their up-coming PSVR game, Blood & Truth.

Blood & Truth comes to us from SIE London Studio, the same developers that knocked out the VR Worlds anthology title for PSVR. The new game is an extension of their acclaimed The London Heist sequence that was the highlight of VR Worlds. Continue reading Blood & Truth PSVR hands-on preview

Anno 1800 PC review

With Anno 1800, Ubisoft return from a two-game sci-fi sabbatical, taking the series back to its historical roots, this time to the Industrial Revolution.

Despite being somewhat a fan of city builders and strategy games on the whole, I’d never played an Anno game. I’m not sure why, but they certainly looked a lot more complex that the likes of SimCity and Cities Skylines. Continue reading Anno 1800 PC review

Sydney hosts the Intel Extreme Masters 2019

For the third time running, from 3rd-5th May, Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney’s Olympic park hosted the ESL Intel Extreme Masters Counter-Strike: Global Offensive tournament.

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is a six-year-old first-person shooter with a legacy that goes back nearly twenty years to the original fan-made Half-Life game mod. CS:GO is favoured as a competition platform as it is robust, well supported by the developers at Value, and runs well on even the most rudimentary PCs. Continue reading Sydney hosts the Intel Extreme Masters 2019

World War Z Xbox One review

World War Z is a good movie, despite the clear differences from the book. The 2013 Brad Pitt starring zombie movie is even better than you remember it. With a sequel still a while of, releasing a tie-in game based on the movie is a bit surprising.

I’ve not been following the development of Sabre Interactive’s licenced World War Z game and, to be honest, I wasn’t holding out much hope for it. Despite the film’s success back in the day, World War Z isn’t a triple-A licence. Continue reading World War Z Xbox One review

The Shazam! legacy

DC’s Shazam! has hit theatres. And I’ve heard good things. The big screen adventures of young Billy Batson and his adult alter-ego, Captain Marvel…I mean Shazam, seems to be a welcome addition to DC’s cinematic stable.

The legacy of the movie’s hero, however, is one of the most fascinating bits of comic-book history. Continue reading The Shazam! legacy

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice PS4 review

Before I start, I’d like to point a few things out. Sekiro will likely already have a feverishly loyal user base, and they will love the game, just as they loved From Software’s Dark Souls games and Bloodborne. This review is not for those guys, who should go out right now and pick up Sekiro. This review is for the rest of us. Continue reading Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice PS4 review