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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

D-Link D-Fend AC2600 Wi-Fi Router review

D-Link’s D-Fend AC2600 Wi-Fi Router looks like a slick bit of mainstream consumer tech aimed more at novice users wanting a bit of internet security. In truth, the device is so much more, as I found out.

In the interest of full disclosure, this device is probably not aimed at the likes of me. Despite, choosing, rather awesomely, to launch the product in Australia, with an advanced screening of Captain Marvel, the D-Link’s D-Fend seem more of a device for those with grave concerns about internet security than for cynical tech-types like me. Continue reading D-Link D-Fend AC2600 Wi-Fi Router review

Huawei P30 Pro review

The P30 Pro is the latest top end-mobile phone from Huawei. Launching mere months after the Huawei Mate 20 Pro, is it too soon?

Huawei are on a roll at the moment. Their Mate 20 Pro is the most impressive mobile phone that I’ve ever used. The Huawei P30 Pro builds upon its stablemate’s technology to give users a better camera setup, with little compromise and a similar price-point. The phone’s NZ$1500 price tag is about the same as a Mate 20 Pro, right now. Continue reading Huawei P30 Pro review

The games that keep on giving

You may have enjoyed some of the best games that the last twelve months had to offer, but it’s worth being mindful that many of those games have even more post-launch content to enjoy.

Downloadable content, or DLC, has come a long way since Bethesda’s DLC horse armour mis-adventure with Oblivion. For some, DLC is content that developers should have included in the purchased game, and for short titles, that may, indeed, be the case. For three of the very best titles from last year, games that already featured hours and hours of adventure, the additional DLC is well worth the price of admission. Continue reading The games that keep on giving