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AO Tennis Preview: No need for Hawk-Eye

AO Tennis was only confirmed on 5 December, but we don’t have long to wait to play – it heads to Xbox One and...

Far Cry 5 Preview: Co-op mayhem

I’m not a good buddy. Or boss. Whichever relationship best describes your Far Cry 5 companion -- either AI or co-op partner -- I’m...

Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Preview: Tidus, is that you?

After just six hours with Xenoblade Chronicles 2 – and never played any other titles in the Xeno – franchise, I’m hooked. In fact,...

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...

Star Wars Battlefront 2 Preview: These aren’t the droids you’re looking for

One of the major criticisms of 2015’s Star Wars Battlefront was that it didn’t have a single-player campaign. This year, Star Wars Battlefront 2 is...

Assassin’s Creed Origins Preview: Back to basics

The Assassin’s Creed series is back after taking a much needed hiatus last year following the release of 2015’s Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate. Although the...

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus Preview: Setting the tone

While DOOM is about fast-paced fragging with demons, Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus is about high-intensity shooting with Nazis occupying America AND with a...

The Evil Within 2 Preview: Laughing in the face of Resident Evil 7

Intentional or not, the second chapter of The Evil Within 2 reads like a massive dig on Resident Evil 7, the latest in a...

Super Mario Odyssey Preview: Waggling all the way to the Moon

Stevivor's had a second round with Super Mario Odyssey, shedding the uncanny valley of New Donk City for stylised gameplay that looks more like...

Wolfenstein II The New Colossus Preview: Death on wheels

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus opens with protagonist BJ suffering from some serious injuries, making him completely reliant upon a wheelchair. This doesn't mean BJ...

Sonic Forces Hands-on Preview: If it ain’t broke, break it

Sonic has struggled to find a place in the world since video games began incorporating the third dimension. It wasn't always that way --...

Life is Strange: Before the Storm Preview: A more intimate and relatable drama

Life is Strange: Before the Storm looks to deliver a more intimate character-driven story about the power of teenage girls without the need of...

Metroid: Samus Returns Preview: Samus loves a challenge

Metroid: Samus Returns may very well be the first time a bunch of Nintendo fans will play Samus as she was originally conceived, ditching...

Ark: Survival Evolved Preview: Ever expanding

The term "ambitious" gets thrown around a lot in the video game industry, but I can't think of a title more deserving of the...

Middle-Earth: Shadow of War Preview: Epic fantasy and vendettas

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor is one of my favourite games of the past few years. It organically blended the free running and assassination mechanics from...

Sonic Mania Preview: The Sonic game we’ve been waiting for

Sonic Mania could easily be mistaken for a 20-year-old game. On the surface, that's exactly what it appears to be; if you dig a...

Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle Preview: This ain’t no kids game

Don’t let the cutesy Rabbids or the heart-warming Mario fool you – Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle is tough. Like, beyond XCOM level tough....

Uncharted: The Lost Legacy Preview: Who needs Nathan Drake?

With Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, developer Naughty Dog proves it doesn’t need Nathan Drake to make a stellar action-adventure title. Meant as a piece of...

God of War Preview: Cat’s in the Kratos

During a preview session at E3, I sat with Aaron Kaufman, Senior Community Strategist and Marketing Producer at Sony Santa Monica Studio. Kaufman was able...

Project CARS 2 Preview: Pedal (carefully) to the metal

Bandai Namco and Slightly Mad Studios won’t let me capture gameplay from Project CARS 2 because I’m a terrible driver. I honestly don’t blame them. One...

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