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I'm a big fan of older consoles and can flawlessly complete the first 2 levels of Donkey Kong Country with my eyes closed. These days I still play platformers but also love shooters, arcade racers and action adventure titles. I may or may not be in denial about the death of rhythm games.

Far Cry New Dawn Review: Now featuring a smarter doggo

For (almost) every Far Cry game, there’s a spin-off. It’s just expected now.Instincts, way back in 2005, was also a winner with the introduction...

Ace Combat 7 Skies Unknown Review: Take to the skies

If you were to ask me how I felt about Ace Combat 7 after my first two hours in the cockpit I’d have only...

Microsoft’s Chris Charla on making Xbox accessible

Chris Charla, Director of ID@Xbox, told Stevivor how Microsoft is working to make Xbox the most accessible platform on the market. “I think on the...

Chris Charla on how ID@Xbox benefits from Xbox Game Pass

ID@Xbox’s Chris Charla has explained to Stevivor just how Microsoft’s subscription-like service, Xbox Game Pass, benefits the publisher’s long-standing indies program. "We’ve paid more than...

ID@Xbox’s Chris Charla on the program’s 1000th game

On the eve of the ID@Xbox program's 1000th game release, Stevivor sat down with its Director, Chris Charla, for a chat at PAX AUS. "It’s...

Sinner Sacrifice for Redemption Review: No pain, no gain

Sinner: Sacrifice For Redemption is an independently-developed boss battler from Dark Star Games where players are presented with a selection of seven different bosses...

Mega Man 11 Review: Tough as nails

With over fifty titles to his name across multiple narrative timelines and gracing almost every platform that’s been on the market since 1987, Mega...

Xbox All Access lets you rent-to-own an Xbox One in the USA

Xbox All Access was today announced by Microsoft, a 24 month rent-to-own program that includes an Xbox One and Xbox Game Pass & Xbox...

New Man’s Sky: Tales from a traveller on the hype train

I was excited for No Man’s Sky two years ago. It’s rare that a game so ambitious makes its way into the spotlight; as...

The Culling 2 shut down after just 8 days

The Culling 2 has been shut down just 8 days after launch, with developer Xaviant offering refunds to the handful of gamers who've purchased the title. "The...

Danger Zone 2 Review: Shovin’ into overdrive

To understand the Danger Zone series one needs to first understand the roots of the Developer, Three Fields Entertainment. The heads of this seven-person...

Razer Mamba & Firefly Hyperflux Review

Remember back when mice had balls? Remember the bi-monthly clean out of the buildup of dust and dirt from those internal wheels? When the...

Bravo Team Review: Out of sights

Supermassive Games has proven it knows how to do a VR shooter. Its last entry, Until Dawn: Rush of Blood, was plenty of fun,...

Razer Thresher Review: One size fits some

If you stopped by Razer’s booth at PAX AUS this year you may have noticed a very serious looking pair of headphones on display....

Turtle Beach Stealth 600 & 700 Reviews: Mind, literally blown

Neither the Turtle Beach Stealth 600 nor 700 headset is much to look at. To be completely blunt, either looks like a pair of...

PAX Rising: The cream of the indie crop from PAX AUS

The indie scene, due to its very nature, is like panning for a tiny golden nugget in the Pacific Ocean. There’s so much out...

Assassin’s Creed Origins Review: Parkour like an Egyptian

It’s funny that the Assassin’s Creed series is focused on looking back in time, given the franchise’s own turbulent history. The first installment was...

Ruiner Review: Size does matter

When I think of a twin stick shooter, I instantly remember the joy of carving through hundreds of aliens in Housemarque’s Alienation, the razor-sharp...

Razer ManO’War Wireless Review: All about the bass

Style vs substance. Function vs flair. The balancing act between how a product looks and what it’s designed to do can often be a...

Horizon: Zero Dawn guide: Get the secret Shield Weaver armour

If you’re sick of being destroyed by Thunder Jaws and Behemoths in Horizon: Zero Dawn, we’ve got the details on how to access some...