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ACTION-ADVENTURE

IF you don’t follow me on social media there are two things you need to know about me. I love Xbox and a great Western. I love cowboy anything. So when Focus Entertainment initially announced Evil West, I was pretty excited. When I first saw the start of the trailer, I thought they were reviving Darkwatch, a 2005 Xbox and PlayStation 2 title with which this game shares many similarities. The wild west and vampires. But even though this wasn’t the case, this game is still a win for gamers. You play as Jesse Rentier, who is as you will…

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HORROR GAMES

TURN the lights off, get your best headsets on and get ready for the season finale of Supermassive Games Dark Pictures Anthology: The Devil in Me. The fourth and final episode of season one. I still find it amazing how Supermassive Games have made this an annualized series while not compromising on the quality of stories and gameplay improvements each year. The Dark Pictures games are definitely something I look forward to each year, with this year continuing to impress me once more. For those not too familiar with the Dark Pictures series, they are stand alone cinematic/narrative horror games…

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NEWS

MICROSOFT and the Xbox have long been at the forefront of community and wanting to make the gaming space a safe, inclusive environment for long time gamers, as well as new gamers. It is that in mind that they have taken the steps to roll out their inaugural Transparency Report.  It is with this that Xbox has taken the steps to moderate content across the Xbox platform so that the community can understand the approach they are taking as well as practices in safety. This is one of the main reasons that I love Xbox and the community, coming together…

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Events

TO celebrate the release of Sonic Frontiers on PC, PlayStation, Nintendo and Xbox Series consoles, TagMODS in collaboration with Sonic the Hedgehog and Turtle Beach’s Recon Controller, produced a limited number of custom controllers. The controllers, valued at AUD$470 each pay homage to Sonic the Hedgehog in time for his latest adventure, Sonic Frontiers. Coloured in the highly recognisable Sonic blue and red and white ‘shoes’ They also come complete with around 50 realistic hedgehog spikes. Five Star Games are making 20 of these available in Australia to win as of 12pm AEDT on November 9th. How do you…

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ACTION-ADVENTURE

THE CHANT is a game that has intrigued me since it started its social media advertising campaign over the last year. I wasn’t too sure what to make of the game at first sight, but there was just something about it that I wanted to learn more about.  Will this be a surprise hit of the year for horror fans out there? Or will this be a generic survival game not worthy of your time? Let’s delve into the world that Brass Token created should we? The game starts out all the way back on an remote area called Glory…

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REVIEW

NOT being the most in-depth expert on all things earbuds (I have a small phobia of things being stuck in my ears after years at a call centre) I was actually a bit scared to review the latest earbuds – Sesh ANC released by the Skullcandy team.  From an everyday consumer of all things tech, this won’t be the most in-depth review for these earbuds, but more of a ‘How they fit into my practical life’ review. The product itself offers up to forty-six hours of charge via the case for six hours of earpiece charge, with a rapid charge…

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ACTION-ADVENTURE

STAR OCEAN has long been a series that has always intrigued me since its first release on Xbox 360 with Star Ocean: The Last Hope, as I’m a huge sci-fi and RPG fan, but back then I was a bit of an RPG newbie and didn’t quite understand it. Now with a lot more RPG experience behind me, I jumped at the chance to review Star Ocean: The Divine Force. From the outset of the game, you are given a character selection between Raymond and Laeticia who serve as the game’s main characters. Ray who is a bit of a…

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NEWS

ON the most unholy of days, Halloween, night time here for us Australians, the good folks over at Koei Tecmo let drop the release date and information around the remake of Project Zero: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse which was originally released back in Japan only for the Wii back in 2008. I also added this to our latest article about the best Halloween games, so make sure to check that out too. Below is the press release provided by the team over at Koei Tecmo: Hertfordshire, 31st October 2022 – The unforgettable horror of a timeless classic returns…

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NEWS

TODAY Witcher fans who missed out on the original PC version of The Witcher – which released 15 years ago back in 2007 – may be surprised to hear CD Projekt Red intends to release a remake. The original Witcher game had an old and outdated combat system that consisted of a very deep RPG system and a timed mouse click system, and by modern standards is in real need of a make over. No news has been made on the direction the remake development team is heading apart from their use of the Unreal Engine 5, but suffice to say,…

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PC

THE BATMAN is dead, or is he? No! They said he was is, but is he really gone? This is the main question entering Gotham Knights. These were the thoughts plaguing my mind when WB Games released the story plot for their latest Gotham based game – Gotham Knights. While the game will have a definitive outcome by the end of the 20+ hour campaign, how you get there and how much time you want to spend in this world will be questioned. The game starts with the events that trigger the chain reaction of the whole game – Bruce…

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Events

UP until today, it has been 3850 days – or 10 years, six months and 15 days – since the last mainline Silent Hill game hit Australian shelves. And while we may need to still wait a bit longer, Konami today provided an overload of Silent Hill games, movies and merchandise information confirming one certain thing. Silent Hill is back! The Silent Hill Transmission that Konami presented on YouTube at 8 am AEDT this morning was something I’ve been excited about since the Twitter post made on the official Silent Hill Twitter page three days ago. There was no information,…

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ACTION-ADVENTURE

I’VE BEEN on quite the roll of late and have been racking up my reviews of all the latest hack and slash games out there on the market, the latest to land on my console is the Xbox Series X version of No More Heroes 3, the latest in the series which started on the Wii console and has since been ported to PS3 and now the Xbox Series and PlayStation 5.  If you are not familiar with the game’s director Goichi Suda, the man has been directing and writing cult-favourite games since back in 1993, but it wasn’t until…

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HARDWARE

THIS coming Friday (October 14) will mark the day that Turtle Beach will release not one, but two new headsets out into the Australian wild. To celebrate this, the team over at Five Star Games want to (MAX)imise your chances at getting your hands on these new headsets with a Turtle Beach giveaway – but there’s a catch. According to the latest ABS data, approximately 0.18% of Australians are named Max, accounting for around 48,000 people total. If you are one of them (and yes, Maxine and Maxim absolutely count!) then you can win yourself a brand new Turtle Beach…

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ACTION

WITH pop culture and the Thor movies by Disney being so prevalent in today’s society, we are all but too aware of the events that transpire in Norse Mythology around Odin and Ragnarok – but it’s easy to forget that Square Enix has dabbled in these stories since the PlayStation 1/PlayStation 2 eras with the Valkyrie Profile series as well as the smaller title on the Nintendo DS. Now, the time has come to step into the new era on PlayStation 5 and PC with Valkyrie Elysium (which is not related in any way at all to Disco Elysium, just…

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ACTION-ADVENTURE

WHAT initially grabbed my attention for Soulstice was the look of the game and the inspiration of the games from earlier console generations. On one hand, you had the hack and slash gameplay and traversal of the original God of War titles mixed with more recent games from PlatinumGames. So expectations were high on this new title from Modus Games, let’s break it down. As I’d mentioned, Solstice on the surface seemed to have taken inspiration from some of the best action hack and slash games over the last 20 years and as you will play throughout the game, if…

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Events

WITH PAX Melbourne (Penny Arcade Expo) only three weeks away from returning to Melbourne for one of the biggest gaming conventions in Australia it’s possible a few people are getting excited.  With PAX establishing itself down under since 2015 but having to take the last few years off, for obvious reasons, 2022 is the year that PAX IS BACK BABY! The Melbourne Convention Centre will again be home to PAX Melbourne and all the panels and gaming stands for gamers and pop culture lovers of Australia, it could get a bit overwhelming thinking of the best way to tackle all…

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PC

ELGATO has long been at the forefront of streaming hardware since 1999 when the company was established and has been there for millions of streamers since game streaming became a thing. Whether you need a light, greenscreen or a capture card, Elgato has a product for everyone. So what is the Elgato HD X capture card? Is it a revolution, or evolution of its game capture hardware? When I first received the new Elgato HD X the first thing I noticed on the box was the totally new design, abandoning the dome-like design that had been the same look since…

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NEWS

XBOX has made an announcement today with their latest in the Xbox Elite series of controllers, Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2 – Core. Taking the popular Elite series of controllers and making them more affordable for customers by stripping away some of the Series 2 features, Xbox will be releasing their new Core design in white and black. White is the face colour of the controller and the palm grips in black. This new premium controller which will retail for $189.95 in Australia and be available on the 21st of September, has stripped away the many customisable parts…

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NEWS

PLAYSTATION knows it’s fans and they definitely know what they like with the announcement of their latest line of controller, headset and PlayStation 5 console cover with the Grey Camouflage Collection. With this new contemporary range due for retail release on October 28, they will also be available on October 14 for early adopters via the official PlayStation site direct.playstation.com with pre-orders starting September 15. The Grey Camouflage Collection available while last will provide players with PlayStation’s DualSense wireless controller, PS5 console covers for both the PS5 with the Ultra HD Blu-ray disc drive and the PS5 Digital Edition and…

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ACTION

DUSK DIVER 2 may not be a game on many people’s radar. I, for example, really knew nothing about this series, but after I saw the trailer for the game I found myself pretty intrigued about what it was all about. Now, after many hours of gameplay with this latest title, let’s see what this action/RPG – developed bu Wanin International for PlayStation, PC and Nintendo Swich – is all about. Dusk Diver 2 throws you into the streets of the Ximending district of Taipei, where you initially start the game off as Yuma. She appears to be a simple…

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