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The Playstation is the console of choice for Naughty Dog games, weebs, and anybody who enjoys High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection screwing up their Twitch streams. Sony is famous for dodgy ads, trolling its competition and wild claims during their press conferences. We miss the days of Emotion Engine, Cell Processor, and funny gags from Sony like that PS2 games will look like Toy Story rendered in real time. The Playstation 4 started out as the best console to experience Playstation 3 remasters on, but now has developed a pretty good library of exclusive games of its own.

October 17, 2017

Hi-Rez Studios' next game, Hand of the Gods: Smite Tactics, launches its closed beta on PS4 and Xbox One today! If you're looking to give it a shot, and have an active Playstation Plus or Xbox Live Gold membership, the Closed Beta is currently free to access!

June 13, 2017

Opening the theme-park decorated “Bethesdaland” press briefing, Global VP of PR and Marketing Pete Hinds walked out on stage and promised a showcase that would be “an experience at E3 unlike anything else.” What followed was a 40 minute trailer supercut in essence that put Bethesda’s upcoming projects front and centre, highlighting how bizarre and unique (for better or worse) these games and initiatives have the potential to be. Fortunately, what lacked was a great deal of cringe, and unfortunately, this is likely what was being referred to as “unlike an...

June 13, 2017

It must be hard being the E3 king. After blowing everyone away in 2015 with Final Fantasy VII Remake and Shenmue 3, Sony has had to maintain this newfound reputation of nonstop bombshell announcements and mic-drop moments. It managed to pull it off last year with Death Stranding, although we could all tell that the well was running dry. This year, it was obvious that Sony is starting to scrape the bottom. This was apparent with Days Gone, the open-world zombie game announced at last year’s E3. Back then it was humdrum at best and this year’s demo proved no better, highlighting its QTE com...

June 13, 2016

The Xbox has been on the backfoot this generation. Its core concept has had to be redesigned on the fly (Remember all that TV malarkey? The current Xbox One certainly doesn’t) and its sales numbers continue to lag behind the PS4. But rather than dwelling on what can be done to salvage this generation, this year’s Xbox Media Briefing looks to the what it can do in the next half-generation. Things kicked right off with a trailer for the Xbox One S. It will be 40% smaller than its predecessor, will feature an integrated power supply (no more power cubes!), a 2TB hard drive and support for Hi...

June 12, 2016

For the last few years, EA has kicked off its press conferences with some variant of the phrase “we like to do things differently.” While it’s standard corporate speak at this point, this year EA meant it more than ever. Aside from now being the first of the E3 2016 conferences, the company made the decision to not only show its wares outside of the Los Angeles Convention Center, but hold an event simultaneously in LA and London. So with all this change, did EA actually bring anything new and exciting? Fans of EA’s sci-fi wares were well served…unless your sci-fi game didn’t f...

March 14, 2016

I have never been good at FromSoftware’s Souls games. Ever since Demon’s Souls was released in 2009 (or 2010, for those that had the patience to wait for the Australian release), I’ve always had the sort of relationship with the franchise you don’t want to admit. You see, I’m genuinely quite terrible at it. I am horrendous even compared to other people who aren’t any good at these games. I don’t really understand a lot of the back end systems; I only ever played the Warrior class and I don’t really mess around with magic. Hell, I’m still prone to using the occasional Estus F...

January 8, 2016

For all intents and purposes, 2015 was a fantastic year of sequels and sales, at least if the hype is to be believed. The first big year of titles since the last two platforms entered the console race, the “next gen” consoles seemed to finally hit their stride. That is, until you get into the minutiae of the games themselves, and then it hits you: You’re no longer the target audience of these franchises anymore. To expand, perhaps the most telling sign of this for me is that in a year with new Metal Gear Solid and Fallout games, they didn’t even enter into my thought p...

January 4, 2016

I, uh, didn’t really play any of the big titles this year. Yeah, I know, that makes me a fundamentally bad person and I acknowledge that. No Witcher. No Metal Gear. No Fallout. You know, none of the important games. But Trey, were there even any other games out this year? I certainly didn’t see any. Yeah, turns out there were other games. A whole bunch of them in fact. Yeah, I know. So while everyone else spent the year dedicating their gaming time to making sure everyone knows that they play popular games, I was at home frantically grinding my way through games because someone has to and...

August 29, 2015

48 hours. By the time you read this, that’s how close you will be are to getting your hands on Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. With the sudden, unexpected departure of series creator Hideo Kojima and details of Konami’s bizarre corporate culture surfacing, it can be easy to forget how close we actually are to the release of what will surely be Kojima’s final entry into the Metal Gear Solid franchise. No doubt you know that there is a sizeable amount of reviews already out there, and the praise seems to be pretty much universal. I’ll give you a minute to check the current...

June 16, 2015

Everyone has their dream E3 lineup. For many, this list consisted of a variation of The Last Guardian, Final Fantasy VII and Shenmue 3. These were the most farfetched of E3 announcements; they were pipe dreams at best. It’d crazy enough to see even one of these games appear at E3. But what if all three were announced? What if they were all announced in a single conference? Where do we start? Well I suppose we should begin with The Last Guardian. This game was first announced at E3 2009 and has essentially been unspoken of except by the most ardent Team Ico…that is until today̵...

April 15, 2015

With Rock Band 4 looming over the horizon, Activison announced the revival of its own rhythm game series: Guitar Hero. The latest iteration, Guitar Hero Live, will be developed by Freestyle Games (developers of the DJ Hero games), and will be hitting the PS3, PS4, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Wii U and mobile in Spring 2015. Activision and Freestyle Games are positioning this as a major reboot of the dormant series, and are introducing a host of new concepts and mechanics. The guitar controller has been redesigned; gone is the five coloured fret buttons, in their place are two rows of three buttons. Wh...