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Tech review: automating your home with mydlink

I remember, years ago, at the Ideal Home Exhibition in London, seeing a futuristic home where everything is automated. Whilst the technology has been available for a while, it’s ever been quite so easy, and cheap to set up in your home as it is now. Continue reading Tech review: automating your home with mydlink

AC1 Sentinel World of Tanks interview with The Chieftain, Nicholas Moran

Wargaming.net is famous for its free-to-play historic military battle games World of Tanks and World of Warships. In the pursuit of historical accuracy, the publisher has also been involved in the recovery and preservation of classic military hardware.

The game publisher recently permanently loaned an Australian AC1 tank, that they purchased and imported from the USA, to The Australian Armour and Artillery Museum in Cairns. I was there at the unveiling of the newly restored tank. Continue reading AC1 Sentinel World of Tanks interview with The Chieftain, Nicholas Moran

Dirt Rally gets real

April sees the arrival of Codemasters’ Dirt Rally on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. In anticipation, the award-winning publisher put their money where their mouth is and set out to prove to me just how close their rally game is to the real thing.

I’ve been playing Dirt Rally on PC since the game’s early access last year. Unlike the last couple of interactions of Codemasters’ Dirt series, Dirt Rally goes back to the franchise’s roots, offering up a solid and rather unforgiving rally experience. Continue reading Dirt Rally gets real

Wargaming.net delivers new (real) tank

Wargaming.net, famous for it’s free-to-play World of Tanks games on console, tablet and PC as well as World of Warships on PC has just delivered a real tank to the Australian Armour & Artillery Museum in Cairns. Continue reading Wargaming.net delivers new (real) tank

Project CARS gets more Kiwi content

Project CARS, a game that is possibly the best all-round road racing game available at the moment, gets another iconic Kiwi upgrade.

Following last year’s inclusion of Ruapuna Park, the Stanceworks DLC pack adds Kiwi Mad Mike Whiddett’s MX-5 RadBul Formula Drift to the game. Continue reading Project CARS gets more Kiwi content

World of Tanks comes to PlayStation 4

The hit online tank battle game, World of Tanks has finally made its debut on PlayStation 4. PC, Xbox and even tablet owners have been able to enjoy the fast-paced tank battles offered by Wargaming.net’s flagship game for some time. With this new release, World of Tanks is now available to play on all major gaming platforms. Continue reading World of Tanks comes to PlayStation 4

2015: a gaming year in review

2015, what a year. It’s been a year where I spent many an hour retreading old games with shiny new visuals, but also one where I experienced gameplay and graphical fidelity unlike anything I’d seen in the thirty-five years that I’ve been playing video games. Here are some of the highlights of my gaming year. Continue reading 2015: a gaming year in review

Sydney wishes PlayStation a happy 20th Birthday

On the 10th December PlayStation Australia held a press conference and a lavish evening party to celebrate 20 years of PlayStation. I was there for the free booze to cover the event.

Sitting unassuming in the middle of the world’s most famous harbour, Sydney Harbour, is Cockatoo Island. The site of a former gaol and shipyard, the island is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site and events centre. It was among this bit of Australian history that Sony choose to celebrate a very special part of video gaming history: The PlayStation. Continue reading Sydney wishes PlayStation a happy 20th Birthday