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Luke Lawrie

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Writing and producing content about video games for over 8 years. Host of Australia's longest running video game podcast The GAP found at TheGAPodcast.com. Find me on Twitter at @lukelawrie

Preview: PayDay 2: Crimewave Edition

After sustaining a very healthy life on the PC through various updates and add-ons, PayDay 2 is making its way to the Xbox One...

Review: ROCCAT Tyon gaming mouse

My initial thought after unboxing the ROCCAT Tyon gaming mouse was, "what am I going to do with all of these buttons?" It seemed a...

Interview: StudioBento on their new documentary GameLoading: Rise of the Indies

A group of Australian filmmakers have released a documentary that explores the independent game development scene from many places around the world. GameLoading: Rise...

Interview: Simon “Swiffer” Papamarkos on The Chiefs League of Legends Esports Club

For two months, eight of the best League of Legends teams in Oceania battled it out in the very first Oceanic Pro League which...

Review: Borderlands: The Handsome Collection

In this time of re-releases, Borderlands: The Handsome Collection is extra-special: it contains the oldest last- on current-gen game, 2012's Borderlands 2, alongside the newest -- Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel,...

Review: La-Mulana Ex

Originally released 10 years ago for the computer, La-Mulana was a 2D side scrolling platformer out of Japan that payed homage to those classic...

Interview: Kaeo Milker on polishing Heroes of the Storm

With the closed beta for Heroes of the Storm kicking off a few weeks back, Stevivor sat down with Kaeo Milker, Lead Game Producer...

Review: Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel

I remember a few years back at E3 when everyone was talking about this game called Destiny that was being presented behind closed doors....

Review: NBA 2K15

The NBA 2K series is one I look forward to playing every year; in my opinion, it is the best sports series currently being...

Review: Driveclub

Racing titles always end up being showcased on new consoles to demonstrate the power of their hardware. Driveclub is one of the games that...

EB Games Expo 2014: What to expect at the Xbox Australia booth

With one of the biggest presences at the EB Games Expo this year in Sydney, Xbox Australia is showing off 21 games over in...

Review: Razer BlackWidow Ultimate Stealth 2014

As someone who does most of my gaming over on the PC, I can be quite particular about my setup. I recently picked up...

Interview: The Sims 4 Producer Graham Nardone

After getting acquainted with Sad Keanu, Stevivor got to sit down for a chat with The Sims 4 Producer Grahan Nardone. In this interview, Nardone talks...

Preview: The Sims 4 (and the story of Sad Keanu)

The clock has just ticked past 6 in the morning as Keanu slowly walks down the last set of stairs of his three story...

Alpha Preview: Destiny

Recently, Stevivor had a chance to play the Destiny first-look alpha (compared to Steve's 20 minutes at E3) and experience a (bigger) small glimpse of what Bungie has lined up for gamers later this year.

Watch Dogs Review: Technologic

In the late 90s, one of America's most infamous hackers was arrested and locked away in solitary confinement. At the time it was believed he could launch a nuclear missile by just whistling into a phone. While back then this notion may have seemed quite far-fetched, computer technology has become an integral part of everyday life, and with more devices becoming interconnected there are growing fears about what some people may be able to do if these systems were to fall into the wrong hands. Ubisoft’s latest title, Watch Dogs, takes this idea and puts players in control of a future where digital warfare is a scary place to be caught in the middle of.

Review: Diablo III: Reaper of Souls

When Diablo III was released in 2012, it quickly went from one of my most anticipated games that I wanted to play to my biggest disappointment for that year. The core characteristics that made Diablo fun were mostly gone; the loot system became a sideshow and the auction house took centre stage. Why adventure through dungeons looking for amazing gear when you could press the escape button and search the online auction house for equipment that is far more superior to anything you’ll be able to find along your travels. It broke the game and stopped it from being enjoyable. Blizzard listened to the complaints from the community and a number of big changes have been implemented to coincide with the release of the first expansion for Diablo III, Reaper of Souls.

Preview: Wolfenstein: The New Order

Upon looking back on the Wolfenstein series we can see it has been a major influence on the way video games have been shaped over the years. Wolfenstein 3D is widely regarded as the title that popularised the first-person shooter genre, and then a decade later Return to Castle Wolfenstein and Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory continued to make a huge impact in the online multiplayer space.

Review: Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Blacklist

With the return of Sam Fisher in Splinter Cell: Blacklist comes yet another explosive Tom Clancy story you would expect to see attached to...

From PAX AUS: Andrew “mOONGLaDe” Pender on StarCraft 2 and Esports

As one of Australia’s most successful Esports players Andrew "mOOnGLaDe" Pender has represented the country a number of times in StarCraft 2. His most...