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Tech review: Lexar JumpDrive M20i and JumpDrive M20c

Always in need of faster and larger portable storage solutions, I put Lexar’s next-generation of flash drives, the JumpDrive M20i and the JumpDrive M20c, through their paces.

The old adage that you can never have too much storage space has never been more true. As our internet speed and computing power increase, we don’t blink when downloading, creating and moving huge files.

The need for a fast convenient way to take these files with us means that the days of burning CDs, DVDs and even Blu-Rays are now, thankfully, a thing of the past thanks to modern flash drive technology. Continue reading Tech review: Lexar JumpDrive M20i and JumpDrive M20c

NBA Live 16 PlayStation 4 review

The last of EA Sports’ 2016 season titles is now on court. NBA Live 16, still living in the shadow of this year’s 2K’s basketball entry, does it’s best to round off EA’s stunning collection of games aimed at the discerning armchair sportsman.

Of all the real-life sports that EA digitally mimics each year, basketball is the one that I have the most trouble with. As a sport, for me, it lacks the intensity of gridiron, the tactics of football and the all-out action of ice hockey. It’s also been years since I last played an NBA Live game. Continue reading NBA Live 16 PlayStation 4 review

PAX Australia 2015

My apologies for the late write-up, but it’s taken me the best part of a week to recover from what was, without a doubt, the highlight of my gaming calendar, PAX Australia 2015.

Over three days, from 30st October to 1nd of November, an eclectic band of gamers from all over the world descended on the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre for an all-encompassing festival of gaming. From upcoming Triple-A titles like Fallout 4 and indie hits Like Ascent: The Space Game, through to Dungeon & Dragons and Magic: The Gathering, PAX Australia 2015 celebrated gaming across all its forms. Continue reading PAX Australia 2015

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt- Hearts of Stone expansion pack released

CD PROJEKT RED has released Hearts of Stone, the first premium expansion pack for their celebrated fantasy game The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.

Players will, once more, step into the shoes of professional monster slayer, Geralt of Rivia- this time hired to defeat a ruthless bandit captain, Olgierd von Everec, a man who possesses the power of immortality. Continue reading The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt- Hearts of Stone expansion pack released

Last chance for tickets to PAX Australia 2015

From 30 October to 1 November Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre will be hosting PAX Australia, the only Penny Arcade games expo held outside of the United States.

With over 120 panels and an huge number of international speakers confirmed for PAX Aus, this year promises to deliver attendees the most entertaining, diverse, and informative, range of talks, debates, and shows in PAX Aus’ three year history. Continue reading Last chance for tickets to PAX Australia 2015

Sydney’s EB Expo 2015 breaks last year’s attendance record

From October 2nd to October 4th, Sydney Olympic Park played host to Australasia’s biggest gaming event, The EB Expo 2015. 36,750 gamers attended the show over the three days, an even bigger turn out than last year.

The Exhibition Centre was alive with sights and sounds that wouldn’t have looked out of place at the video-gaming Mecca that is E3 in Los Angles. Some of the booths, notably the huge Xbox booth, looked as if they’d been dragged across the Pacific from the LA show back in June. Continue reading Sydney’s EB Expo 2015 breaks last year’s attendance record

EA Games at E3 2015

The 2015 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in Los Angeles is now over for another year. I take a look back back at an epic show packed with video gaming reveals and revelations. First stop EA Games and their upcoming slate as revealed during their E3 2015 Press Conference.

Gaming’s heavy hitter’s EA bought out the big guns for the show this year. Their E3 press event was packed with first looks at some superb new titles, the publisher eager to not be overshadowed by Bethesda’s event the day before.

And whilst Bethesda was all about Fallout 4, EA was all about Star Wars. Continue reading EA Games at E3 2015

Bethesda starts E3 2015 with a bang

The world’s greatest entertainment expo, E3, started with an explosion of blood and gibs courtesy of publishing powerhouse Bethesda, who held their first ever E3 press conference on Sunday night at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.

Their hour-long presentation was broadcast live over the internet, including to a special event in the Sydney CBD. I had a front row seat at the exclusive event in Sydney’s Star Bar which beamed the Bethesda show onto two huge screens. Continue reading Bethesda starts E3 2015 with a bang