I thought a good way to start this review would be to compare my Cities: Skylines creations to children. I care about them deeply, protect them from fire and crime, make sure they are educated, that their home is free from sewerage
Our Stevivor Game of the Year debate was lukewarm to the prospect of a winner in the “Best VR” category. There are some cool experiences and some really solid games available, but nothing that has those yet to buy a
Virtual reality games need mandatory demos. Developers have not yet mastered techniques to avoid motion sickness and publishers are charging such a premium for VR games that throwing cash down for anything you aren’t 100% sure won’t leave you retching
It’s 2001 and I should be studying for the HSC advanced maths exam. I sit shoulder-to-shoulder with my study partners, hunched not over a textbook held together with masking tape learning quadratic equations but around a television playing Wacky Races,
One constant of the Carnival Games franchise is it embraces new methods of control. Carnival Games was there for the debut of Wii, Kinect and 3DS, the only new control scheme it shunned was the ill-fated Move. It shouldn’t be
If Harmonix is a band you loved as a teenager, Rock Band 4 was its 2015 album that you only bought to ensure your CD collection remained exhaustive. Like Bush’s Man on the Run never got into a CD player beyond
Before cameras and wands buried the genre of novelty controls, single purpose peripherals had some great moments. Fishing rods, bongo sets, maracas, 40 button mech cockpits and king of them all, light guns. Oasis Games wants in on the necromancy Oculus,
Superhypercube is my favourite game of the PlayStation VR launch. It is the game I continue to come back to, the game that leaves me weary from ducking and weaving around neon shapes for hours at a time. I want
Once banished from the gaming lands, motion controls have hitched a ride on the VR bandwagon in an attempt to infiltrate our lounge rooms with their mediocre minigame collections and poor body tracking. At least the Oculus and HTC hitchhikers
A future where robots take the place of humans on the sporting field is inevitable. With worries over the long term effects of concussion and an ever growing wagering market built around professional sports, incorruptible, indestructible robots are clearly the
We’ve already taken a look at the PlayStation VR games heading to the platform on or around its launch this week, but now it’s time to take quick shots at titles coming a little further down the track. Shall we?
PlayStation VR hits store shelves (or doesn’t, thanks to pre-orders selling out shipments until early next year) this week, and we’ve hit up its launch library to do a quick evaluation of what’s on offer. 100ft Robot Golf No Goblin –
XCOM 2 lets you write epitaphs for your fallen soldiers. It also lets you extensively customise their appearance and give them detailed biographies, but it’s the epitaphs that are important here. One such fallen soldier, a balding, eyepatch toting Squaddie I named
EB Games Expo kicked off yesterday at Sydney’s Olympic Park, and PlayStation invited Stu and Luke along for an early look at what gamers can expect to see and play at their booth. Here are Luke and Stuart’s impressions of what
You might not have heard, but Forza Horizon 3 is set in Australia. That’s right, our very own land of football, meat pies, kangaroos and Holden cars. While I can tell a Commodore from a Falcon and Skaifey from Lowndsey,
Despite my dozens (and dozens) of readers (and despite how good I look in a moneyhat), you might be shocked to learn that I have to supplement my games writing career with a 9-to-5 office job to make ends meet.