Category Archives: Gaming

Minecraft Earth is now available in New Zealand

Oft forgotten and left out, Kiwis can now get an early hands-on with Minecraft Earth, an augmented reality version of the popular block-based survival game. Currently in early access the free-to-play game is available in New Zealand now on both iOS and Android.

Microsoft ANZ hope to make Minecraft Earth better over time, releasing the game in early access first, adding more countries each week until its available worldwide by the end of the year. This will allow people play, test and provide feedback on the game, helping the developers shape the experience. Continue reading Minecraft Earth is now available in New Zealand

Norton Lifelock Norton 360 review

For almost 30 years Norton software has been protecting PC users from viruses and other unwanted elements. Unfortunately, as the decades have rolled on, vulnerabilities across digital devices and the means to exploit them have become all the more sophisticated.

Building on their Norton Security software suite, Symantec’s consumer cyber safety brand, now known as Norton Lifelock, have released Norton 360 in Australia and New Zealand. I put the digital security software through its paces. Continue reading Norton Lifelock Norton 360 review

Grid PC review

British developer, Codemasters, continues to dominate the motorsport gaming genre with the latest iteration for their circuit-racing franchise, simply entitled Grid.

The spiritual successor to their TOCA Touring Cars and Race Driver games, Grid fills in the gap between the clinical racing of their Formula One games and the messy off-roading of their Dirt games. Grid concentrates on events on asphalt racing circuits, street circuits and point-to-point street stages. Continue reading Grid PC review

Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint PC review

The Ghost are back, this time trapped on a hi-tech island under siege by a one of their own, gone bad.

Ghost Recon Breakpoint is the follow up to 2017’s Ghost Recon Wildlands. The new game swaps the drug-fuelled warzone of Bolivia for the far less contentious fictional island of Auroa, the South Pacific Island paradise of tech billionaire, Jace Skell. Continue reading Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint PC review

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Complete Edition Switch review

Polish developer CD Projekt RED’s The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt still holds its own across console and PC, some four years after it’s initial release.

Incredibly, now owners of the modestly-powered Nintendo Switch can also sample this magnificent game. But how does a game that bought even the mightiest PC to its knees four years ago fair on Nintendo’s little handheld console? Continue reading The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Complete Edition Switch review

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

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