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Riders Republic PC review

Ubisoft Annecy, developers of the extreme sports game, Steep, welcome players to the Riders Republic.

Ubisoft’s snowboarding/skiing/wingsuit/jetpack game, Steep has been a bit of a go-to game of mine since its release back in 2016. Riders Republic is more of the same, but with a bigger and more varied area and a few more extreme sports thrown in for good measure. Continue reading Riders Republic PC review

Real-life NZ tractor converted into Farming Simulator 22 game controller

In a world-first NZ game streamer, Dylan “Rudeism” Beck, has created the “Tractroller”, turning Kiwi ingenuity up to eleven. Christchurch-based Rudeism is famous for converting all manner of objects to use as controllers in popular videogames, including a baguette, a pomegranate and even a microwave. Continue reading Real-life NZ tractor converted into Farming Simulator 22 game controller

Call of Duty: Vanguard PC review

It’s back to World War II for Activision’s big first-person shooter series with Call of Duty: Vanguard.

After a game set in the modern-day and another set during the cold war, this year’s entry, from Activation’s Sledgehammer Games, returns to World War II. It is, after all, the scenario that the series originated with and the one likely to cause the least offense. After all, as everybody knows, the only good Nazi is a dead Nazi. Continue reading Call of Duty: Vanguard PC review

Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy PC review

Marvel’s Guardian’s of the Galaxy is a single-player third-person action-adventure game that puts players in the shoes of Peter Quill AKA Star-Lord. The game is a reimagining that sits outside the continuity of both the Marvel Studios movies and the comic books it is based on. Similar to Rocksteady’s Batman Arkham games, Guardian’s of the Galaxy takes the characters’ established mythology and reinvents it for the game. Continue reading Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy PC review

Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands – Assault on Dragon Keep: A Wonderlands One-Shot Adventure now available

2K and Gearbox Software have announced the release of Tiny Tina’s Assault on Dragon Keep: A Wonderlands One-Shot Adventure. Originally the fourth campaign DLC for Borderlands 2, players can now experience the fan-favourite 2013 quest as a standalone game.

Tiny Tina’s Assault on Dragon Keep: A Wonderlands One-Shot Adventure features the ever-popular Tiny Tina in her inaugural story as she takes on the role of Bunker Master in a thrilling game of “Bunkers and Badasses.” Players can join her in a world born from her imagination, entering an epic quest of revenge and redemption, and diving into dynamic and fantastical settings filled with castles, dungeons, and magic forests. Continue reading Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands – Assault on Dragon Keep: A Wonderlands One-Shot Adventure now available

Age of Empires IV PC review

Age of Empires IV continues the much-lauded lineage of Microsoft’s veteran real-time strategy games.

Age of Empires II holds a big place in my heart as one of the first PC games that really captured my imagination in a big way. As great as the likes of its contemporaries, Unreal Tournament and Quake III Arena were, I found Age of Empires II to be a game that I couldn’t put down, and I played it for years. Continue reading Age of Empires IV PC review

Forza Horizon 5 PC/Xbox One/Xbox Series X review

Get your plane tickets ready as Playground Games invites players to another Horizon Festival with Forza Horizon 5. ¡Viva México!

From the moment the game loads my heart was in my mouth, with me controlling exotic cars that had, just moments before, been launched from the back of a cargo plane (in flight). Forza Horizon 5 puts its cards on the table straight for the start. Continue reading Forza Horizon 5 PC/Xbox One/Xbox Series X review

Back 4 Blood Xbox Series X/PC review

Turtle Rock Studios return to the genre that made their name with Back 4 Blood, the spiritual successor to their 2008 hit zombie first-person shooter, Left 4 Dead. Continue reading Back 4 Blood Xbox Series X/PC review