PS4

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Great

The Outer Worlds

With its first DLC being released later this week, I thought it was probably a good time to take a look back at one of my favourite games so far from the past 12 months: The Outer Worlds. You are the Unplanned Variable; a settler aboard the colonist spaceship The Hope, carrying some of Earth’s brightest min...

Pick Up Quick!

New Zealand has always been a place where dreams come true, and now a little piece of New Zealand exists within Dreams. Pick Up Quick! is a new video game where you can explore virtual versions of iconic Kiwi beaches. Like their real life counterparts, these pixelated paradises are tarnished by cigarette bu...

10

Experience this

Fall Guys (AKA the Only Battle Royale We Wanna Play)

Saskia – I hadn’t heard anything about Fall Guys when an invitation to review it popped up in our inbox. I had just discovered that my computer couldn’t run the PC edition of Horizon Zero Dawn and I was looking for something, ANYTHING, to fill the void. Fall Guys was more than up to the ta...

9

Flippin' great

Horizon Zero Dawn (PC edition)

This will be the second time Horizon Zero Dawn (HZD) has been reviewed on our site! You can check out Jaz’s PS4 review of Horizon Zero Dawn and also her review of the DLC The Frozen Wilds, for a different perspective. While she was smitten within moments, it took me awhile longer to fall in love with ...

6 Games where you are expected to die and how that dying feels, as described on Schmidt’s sting pain index

Games are often hard and because they are hard you will sometimes die. Dying doesn’t feel very good and being stung by an insect also doesn’t feel very good. Using this logic, and with the support of these studies (Naomi I. Eisenberger, et al. and Ethan Kross et al, 2011) that show mental pain is as real as...

9.5

Flippin' great

Ghost of Tsushima *Spoiler Free Review*

When I was offered the chance to review Ghost of Tsushima, I sheepishly turned to a fellow gamer colleague and said “so…what can you tell me about this game?”. I didn’t follow the progress of the game’s creation, see any game footage or trailers prior to beginning. I went in blind, only knowing I was ...

10

Experience this

The Last of Us Part II *SPOILER FREE REVIEW*

When the game ended and the credits rolled, after clocking in at 30 hours of gameplay, my husband and I just sat there in silence for a long time trying to process what we had just experienced. First let me, without directly mentioning any, address the leaks and speculations floating around out there. They ...

“The Future of Gaming” according to the PS5

Today, alongside a multitude of great-looking games, Sony revealed the PlayStation 5 for the first time. Let me just cut straight to the chase. Here it is, in all its beautiful glory: Other than the reveal, the only new thing we really learned about the PS5 is that there will be two versions: one with a dis...

The Last of Us Part II – Early Impressions

So, I’ve been playing The Last of Us Part II solidly, every evening, for just over a week and I’m finally allowed to share some spoiler-free thoughts with you (on one designated preview part of the game). I absolutely can not wait to tell you about the game as a whole – golly gosh! Also, f...

4

Could do without

Predator: Hunting Grounds

The first Predator game I ever played was on the original Nintendo (NES) in the mid 90’s. You played as the hero Dutch (Arnie – “Get to da choppa!”) and it was as much a weird movie tie-in to the 1987 film as one could expect from the console. For some reason, Dutch wore bright pink pants in thi...

9.5

Flippin' great

Dreams

When you enter the world of Dreams, you’re hurtling into a universe of creation. This latest title from Media Molecule, creators of Little Big Planet and Tearaway, is not simply a game! It’s a world of possibilities. Will you be a consumer of Dreams or a creator, or perhaps both? The choice is yours, but on...

7

I'm smiling

Patapon 2 Remastered Review

I’m a recent and eagar convert to rhythm games so, while I haven’t played either of the original games, I jumped on the opportunity to review Patapon 2 Remastered. It’s a port of a popular 2008 PSP game with a facelift for the big screen. The premise for Patapon 2 is pretty simple. You play as a god who is ...

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