Reviews

Dune 1984

Guest review by Tim Baker Dune.Now there is a juggernaut of science fiction. A glorious triumph of literature and an embarrassing mistake of cinema. Dune, written by Frank Herbert, was first published in 1965. The novel is a dense, complicated, brilliant story set around the year 10,190 on the eponymous pla...

Medieval Dynasty

Guest review by Geoff Gummer I’m just a simple man. I can hunt, I can make a few simple tools. I’ve travelled far to visit my uncle, but he was killed. The Castellan says I can have as much land as I want, as long as I pay taxes to the King. In the immortal words of The Clash, “should I st...

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Great

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla

While the world has their eyes on Cyberpunk 2077, Ashton has been having a ball in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla! Check out his video review above. Just so you know, all of this footage was captured on a PS4. 🎮 Reviewer: Ashton Brown ✂️ Editor: Jaz Witheford

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NBA 2K21

I’ve been playing NBA 2K for many years now, and it’s actually where my love of basketball originated. So, I loved the short time I had to play NBA 2K21 on the PS5. But before we continue, I realized it’s practically impossible to infer inflection in a written review, so let me say that one more time. I loo...

6.5

Good

Ottolenghi and the Cakes of Versailles

At first, the premise of this was so confusing to me. Don’t get me wrong. There is nothing I don’t love about all three concepts: Yotam Ottolenghi. His reverent approach to food is something that has always stood out to me. When this master of middle-eastern food steps into any kitchen, his zen-...

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Flippin' great

Sackboy: A Big Adventure

I’ve bemoaned the lack of good kids games in recent years. Little Big Planet and now spin-off Sackboy: A Big Adventure are a few of the great ones. It’s a co-op game, so I asked Di to come over, drink Bailey’s and play it with me. After a sweet and also terrifying cutscene, we drop into th...

8.5

Great

Spider-Man: Miles Morales Spoiler Free Review

I really enjoyed Marvel’s Spider-Man (reviewed by Laura!) but was slightly disappointed by the three DLCs that followed it. Ultimately they gave us more of the same, which is both what I wanted, but also already had in a spectacular game. Spider-Man: Miles Morales is not DLC. Nor is it disappointing &...

PlayStation 5 – The Review

We were completely flabbergasted when Sony came to us and were like, do you want to review the PlayStation 5? Our response was, “Uhh, heck yes!” I have been a fan of the PlayStation since I got a PS2 for Christmas way back in 2000. So being able to review the latest generation is an absolute hon...

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Great

Freaky *spoiler free* Review

It’s been way too long since I’ve sat down to write a review. I genuinely am struggling to remember where to start. I think I usually start with some personal little tidbit about my prior knowledge of the film or what I had for breakfast that day, so let’s start there. On Wednesday the 11t...

The games we yearned for in September, and your chance to win one of them!

New Zealand spent the month of September in lockdown, and I was definitely one of the sad people looking up games that might just cheer me up. Our friends at PriceSpy looked at our search trends for September and have listed the top five games we looked up. About a year after release, Nintendo’s Ring ...

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Serious Sam 4

We live in a weird time. Maybe it’s always been weird, I can’t remember now. But I know that a lot of people are disappointed with… stuff. Environmental stuff, political stuff. Social stuff. I’ve noticed this effect not only on us consumers but also the creators of the world as well. You can tel...

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Close Enough

Sometimes there comes a show that speaks to your heart. In the case of Close Enough, it shouts at it. Married couple Emily Ramirez and Joshua Singleton (an odd name for a married guy) are parents in their early 30’s, living in a duplex in LA. Emily is an assistant at a food company and an aspiring comedy- m...

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