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Our Thoughts on the Ghost Recon: Wildlands Closed Beta

The first weekend of February gave us the closed beta for Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands, an open world game where you get to choose how you want to defeat the drug cartels of Bolivia. Laura, Di and Jaz got the chance to try it out. Here are their thoughts: Laura I’ve never played a Tom Clancy Ghost Recon game before so I wasn’t sure what to expect with Wildlands. It’s the first open world ga...

February 2017: Geek News

2016 was a great year for gaming. So what’s next? What exciting things does 2017 have in store for us? Jaz, Di and Laura update you on many tasty things including the Nintendo Switch, Resident Evil 7, Mass Effect: Andromeda, Overwatch, Gravity Rush 2, Rocketbirds 2, Orwell, Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands. Phew. And our camera operator Nick has a field day with drones and lens flar...

Our Top Picks of 2016

2016 was an excellent year for gaming. The long-anticipated The Last Guardian finally arrived after many years of “will-they-won’t-they” sentiment. People around the globe, including non-gamers, found themselves getting off the couch, talking to total strangers and lurking in weird places thanks to Pokémon Go. And after a less-than-ideal following for Starcraft 2, Blizzard once a...

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The 2016 Game Awards Stream Live Tomorrow!

The prestigious 2016 Game Awards ceremony will stream live tomorrow (December 1st) at 9:00 PM ET / 6:00 PM PT. That’s 3pm on Friday 2nd December in New Zealand. It’ll stream on a number of platforms including YouTube, Twitch, Twitter, Xbox Live and on the Playstation network. Often described as the Oscars of the games industry, winners will receive their own trophy designed by WETA Wor...

The Last Guardian: The Journey Begins (Unboxing)

What makes a game great? Is it the graphics? Is it the storytelling? I can’t put my finger on it but as I’m holding the newly-released media kit for The Last Guardian, I haven’t even played the game yet and I’m thinking that this must be it. The package comes suspiciously oversized. Why does a CD need an A4 carrier bag? The answer becomes clearly evident as soon as we pull ...

The Best of the Steam Autumn Sale

Prepare your wallets, it’s that time again! The Steam Autumn sale started yesterday and runs through until 30th November. The gimmick this time is that during the sale, you’ll be able to nominate games for the Steam Awards! There are eight unique categories such as The “Whoooaaaaaaa, dude!” Award for the game that most blows your mind, and The “Villain Most In Need Of...

Steep and For Honor!

Some of the PMG team tried out Steep and For Honor at the Ubisoft stand at Auckland Armageddon 2016! Don’t forget that the Steep open beta period is just around the corner!

Overwatch Free Weekend!

If you’ve ever looked at Overwatch and thought, “That looks like a crazy game. I want to try it,” well now you can! Because next weekend Blizzard is giving everyone a FREE WEEKEND!! WHAT! From 8am on the 19th of November (NZDT) to the 22nd, you get to download and play Overwatch for FREE! On PC, PS4 and Xbox One! You’ll have access to Quick Play, Practice, Custom and the Weekly Brawl with all 22 h...

New N7 Day Mass Effect: Andromeda Trailer!

Bioware are celebrating N7 Day this year with a new Mass Effect: Andromeda Trailer! Mass Effect: Andromeda will be set 600 years in the future from the end of Mass Effect 2, following a group of explorers that embark on a journey to the Andromeda galaxy seeking a new home. As the colonists are in cryostasis for the 600 year journey, they’ll likely be unaware of the events that occur in Mass ...

Steep Open Beta!

Hey, you know that game we’re super pumped for? Steep! It’s set to come out on December 2nd but Ubisoft have announced that there will be an open beta weekend from November 18th to 21st! Let me just reiterate that: Instead of waiting another whole month to buy the game, you can try it out for free in a couple of weeks! If you have no idea what Steep is, it’s basically just you and the mountain. Sk...

Armageddon Expo 2016 – Crunch and Smite

Di chats with League of Legends shoutcaster Matt “Smite” Ross and pro game analyst Cameron “Crunch” Russell about many many things. What’s the future of e-sports in New Zealand? What’s their preferred play style? And, touching on the eternal war between MOBAs, what would it take for a DotA 2 player to jump ship to League of Legends?

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