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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.

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Review: Watch Dogs 2

We are all connected. With heads tilted down, eyes glued to phones, we go about our days reading Facebook, Twitter, Instagram… and ignoring the world around us...

In photos: PAX AUS 2016

PAX AUS 2016 has come and gone, and we’ve nothing left but memories… … oh! And photos! Memories and photos. Here’s what the Stevivor...

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Review: Plantronics RIG400HX

When Neil Armstrong first set foot on the Moon and uttered those famous words heard all around the world, he was wearing Plantronics hardware. Needless to say...



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Mafia 3 Review: A hit… and a miss

Mafia III is an interesting beast to play from a critic’s perspective. In some areas the game excels more than any other in the open world genre, whereas in...

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Review: Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider is a goddamn masterpiece. Forget Master Chief. Forget Marcus Fenix. Lara Croft is the ultimate reason to own an Xbox One. Surpassing...

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Review: HyperX Cloud Stinger

Gaming with headphones has been the norm for me, so I’ve been through my fair share of gaming headsets — ranging from cheap and nasty items bought from...

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Review: Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

Warning: The following review contains some brief spoilers for 2011’s Deus Ex: Human Revolution — but none for Deus Ex: Mankind Divided. In the future...

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Review: AntLion Audio ModMic

Many of us have spent a large amount of our time wearing headphones. A decent pair of cans plays a surprisingly big role in success with many game genres, most...

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Review: Carmageddon Max Damage

The original Carmageddon has held a special place in my heart for a long time. As a teenager, I spent countless hours gleefully turning pedestrians into bloody...

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Review: Super Mutant Alien Assault

Super Mutant Alien Assault is a simple little game. It promises randomised levels, a near bottomless pit of weapons, explosives, sidearms, abilities and...

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Review: Trials of the Blood Dragon

At Ubisoft’s 2016 E3 press conference, Antti Ilvesuo of RedLynx and Dean Evans of Ubisoft Montreal took to the stage to not only share a trailer for their new...

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EA @ E3 2016: Recap

EA’s 2016 E3 briefing went to air this morning just after 6.00 am local time. And while there was plenty of content shown of the things we already knew were...

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Review: Alienation

Housemarque has been making twin stick shooters since before we played games with twin sticks. They’re best known for for the Stardust series of the 90s but...