Warcraft: The Beginning Review


Warcraft is the long-running real-time strategy game franchise turned into an MMORPG themepark experience as developed by Blizzard Entertainment. The franchise revolves around the war between members of the Alliance of Humans, Dwarves and Elves against the Horde armies comprising of Orcs, Trolls and other monsters. This movie, Warcraft: The Beginning, details the plot of the Orc incursion into Azeroth through the Dark Portal while also going through the Human armies own concerns with their guardian hero. The adventures of the Kirin Tor mage, Khadgar, are the primary focus of this film. As a bit of a warning, you would be best to think of this film as an alternative retelling of the events in Warcraft and treating it as … Continue reading

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Final Fantasy XIV Patch 3.4 Soul Surrender Dungeons Impressions


Coming off the back of the last patch, this latest Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward content patch has added a lot of new content for players to burn through. With numerous additions to items, and obtaining them, as well as numerous additions to crafting and PVP, there is also a fair bit of new dungeon content to power through. And while I could focus on all of that new content, I lead a busy life, and so the main point of interest for me is in the dungeons of Soul Surrender. Much like in the previous major content patches, there have been two additions made to the Expert Roulette of dungeons. The first of these is the Great Gubal Library (Hard) … Continue reading

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Dead Rising 4 Impressions – EB Expo 2016

I never played the Dead Rising games, at all. I have heard of them, of course, and know they are post-apocalyptic with hordes of zombies. With that in mind, previewing Dead Rising 4 at the Xbox booth at the 2016 EB Games Expo with only basic knowledge, but no experience playing the game would be a positive and possibly turn someone into a fan. The demo presented was a blast to play with, even if it is a pretty basic zombie hack and slash. The demos starts off with Frank West staring down a horde of zombies and it’s the best way to describe the demo. In this open world environment, Frank an wield various weapons, be it melee for … Continue reading

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The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Impressions – EB Games Expo 2016


The Legend of Zelda is one of Nintendo’s longest running franchises of all time, and the latest of this franchise the upcoming The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. At this years EB Games Expo held in Sydney, we managed to get some hands-on time with the game thanks to Nintendo. If you haven’t heard much about Breath of the Wild, it’s essentially the Zelda game that is going back to the roots of the franchise, which is exploration and building that sense of wonder in a new world. But does it successfully do that? Our gameplay demo, where we actually got to play the game, really helped us understand how it is that Nintendo will successfully build a … Continue reading

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EB Expo 2016 – Horizon Zero Dawn Impressions

I have been following Horizon Zero Dawn for quite some time. I mean, it is going to be Guerrilla Games first IP since Killzone and it is going to be an action RPG set on Earth after an apocalyptic event. The game stars Aloy, a hunter who hunts machines, which are the prominent species on Earth. At this year’s EB Games Expo, Horizon Zero Dawn was the one of the centrepieces of the PlayStation Booth. After trying out the game, I’m becoming more and more hopeful this game is going to be excellent. The experience started with a demonstration of various gameplay mechanics available in the demo. The demo itself was a rehash of the E3 demo shown earlier in … Continue reading

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Final Fantasy XV Impressions – EBGames Expo 2016


This year at the EBGames Expo held in Sydney there was a playable build of the upcoming Final Fantasy XV video game from Square Enix held at the Namco Bandai booth. Final Fantasy XV follows the adventure of Noctis and his crew of guys as they road-trip it across the countryside for bromance reasons. Our demo took place in a desert area, where they are tasked by Cidney to kill some mobs just outside of the garage. Exploration in Final Fantasy XV is a bit strange. Much like in classic Final Fantasy games, monsters are invisible in an explorable area, but what makes this strange is that the game feels like a third-person action game. The combat controls are locked … Continue reading

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Kingdom Hearts HD II.8 Final Chapter Prologue Impressions – EBGames Expo 2016


Over the weekend at this years EBGames Expo gaming convention, Square Enix and Bandai Namco had a playable build of the latest Kingdom Hearts remake, Kingdom Hearts II.8. This remake, as far as I know, is based on the second Kingdom Hearts game, but presents players with a new control scheme that makes things a bit more fluid and enjoyable. Of course, the core essence of Kingdom Hearts is still there, and you can feel it with every moment that you play. Our gameplay demo began with the main blue-haired girl, whose name I forget, standing before a castle across a broken bridge. It seems that in order to get across, the player would have to take her hunting for … Continue reading

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Gaming PR: MYTH now available for pre-orders from MangaGamer!


This looks like one for all the mystery fans out there! — October 7th, 2016–MYTH now available for pre-orders from MangaGamer! The stronger the light burns, the deeper the shadows. In a world of light, there are no shadows. All save for one. Belonging to a lone girl, the key to another realm and the darkness that lurks within. Mysteries and terrors lie around every corner, driven back by the light, awaiting you to dig them out of hiding.   Fans of Higurashi and Umineko will greatly enjoy this deep mystery full of surprises to uncover, as well as the strong soundtrack composed by Luck Ganriki, who previously worked on Umineko, Higanbana, and Rose Guns Days. The complete, adult version of MYTH will be … Continue reading

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Gaming PR: Higuarshi When They Cry: Himatsubushi is now available from MangaGamer!


The next chapter of the Higurashi saga is out from MangaGamer. Check out the details below. — October 7th, 2016–Higuarshi When They Cry: Himatsubushi is now available from MangaGamer! Higurashi When They Cry Hou – Ch 4 Himatsubushi is now available for pre-order from MangaGamer! This October, you can enjoy the fourth chapter of this exciting Visual Novel that spawned the highly-acclaimed Higurashi anime and manga series on Steam for the very first time! With updated sprites and other visuals, fans won’t want to miss this new release! In this chapter, Himatsubushi, we travel back to long before the murders began, back to the time of the dam protests. This time, a boy is kidnapped – the son of one the dam leaders. A young detective visits Hinamizawa to … Continue reading

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GAMING PR: Gravity Rush 2 Release Date Update

Gravity Rush 2, a game I have been excited to pick up this year, will no longer be releasing in 2016. Here’s a short post with the new releases date. — Today on the PlayStation Blog, Gravity Rush series director Keiichiro Toyama updated the community that the decision has been made to delay the launch of Gravity Rush 2 until 18th January 2017. To thank fans for their patience with the delay, the premium DLC planned for Gravity Rush 2 will be released free of charge. This additional story takes place in the world of Gravity Rush 2 which fans will be sure to enjoy. Please visit the PlayStation Blog to read the full update: https://blog.eu.playstation.com/2016/10/06/gravity-rush-2-will-now-launch-on-18th-january-2017/

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