Previews

Preview: Bloodborne

Through its initial announcement-like leak as Project Beast, the videos that appeared on NeoGAF, its announcement at E3 as Bloodborne and the whole storm of hype and excitement that’s followed, I have given absolutely zero fucks about From Software’s PS4 exclusive. That is,

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Preview: Battlecry

Stevivor previewed Battlecry at E3 this year but given the hectic nature of E3 and the extensive amount of time I had with the game at PAX AUS, I thought I should delve into the upcoming title just a little

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Preview: The Order 1886

When it comes to shooters, I’m not a difficult gamer to impress. I’m looking for something that’s accessible yet satisfying; a game where you can move between cover, plan your attack and pick off your targets as you go along.

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Preview: Until Dawn

Despite not being a fan of either horror or gore, there was something about the Saw franchise that I loved. The acting in each of the films was never great – from what I remember it got progressively worse with each

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Preview: Never Alone

Utter the words ‘indie game’ and ‘puzzle platformer’ in the same sentence and you’re likely to get one of two responses: a fierce rolling of the eyes or a fervent excitement. I’m usually in the former camp, as is Stevivor’s

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Preview: World of Warships

At PAX Australia, I sat down with Alexandre Leblanc, Producer at Wargaming Asia, to go hands-on with World of Warships. I was tasked with a defend and escort mission, protecting a single carrier while it limped back to port for

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Preview: LittleBigPlanet 3

In a time when being hardcore and casual gamers are things, it’s nice when a title comes around that everyone can just pick up and enjoy together. Enter LittleBigPlanet 3, the latest installment in Sony’s orb-collecting and level-building hit franchise. While

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PAX Australia: The unknowns of the Indie Showcase

One of the common highlights for PAX attendees this year was the fantastic showing at the ANZ Indie Pavilion, the quality of local independent development is astounding. In that environment winning a spot in the PAX Australia Indie Showcase is

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Preview: Battlefield: Hardline

Battlefield‘s single-player campaigns have had their fair share of Michael Bay action movie moments in recent years, full of bombast and big screen tension but light on exploration, alternate methods of approach and subtlety. While not Thief or Deus Ex, Battlefield:

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Trends of PAX Australia: Local Multiplayer

Growing up with the PC as a major part of my gaming life, this age of desktop computer as the ultimate local multiplayer machine is baffling and scary. In my experience the PC would actively resist any form of local competitive

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Preview: Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions

Since finding the original Geometry Wars cabinet hidden away in the corner of my Project Gotham Racing 2 garage I have suffered many restless nights, my sheep counting interrupted by rotating green squares and the low buzz of those blasted

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Preview: Dragon Age: Inquisition

I have tried and failed on more than one occasion to get through the opening mission of Dragon Age: Origins. I just can’t do it; the game simply doesn’t grab me. It doesn’t have that ‘je ne sais quoi’, the ineffable

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