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Horizon Forbidden West

Many great games came out in 2017. Persona 5, Hellblade, Nier: Automata. Breath of the Wild won Game of the Year. But the game that I couldn’t stop playing until I finished it one morning at 3am was Horizon Zero Dawn. I loved it. It was exactly the kind of game I was craving at the time it came out. S...

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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

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...

An Interview With Gina Hara

Meet Gina Hara. She’s never had a crab stick before, loves Carcassonne the board game, and has directed a documentary called Geek Girls. Saskia and Jaz sat down with her, fed her a crab stick, told her Carcassonne was a real place, and asked her why she made a movie about girls and geekdom. Here is th...

5 Things You Can Do in Spider-Man!

If you haven’t yet grabbed yourself a copy of Spider-Man then it’s probably because you don’t own a PS4, and for that I will bestow you with a moment of silence. … If you do, however, own the only platform you can play this amazing game on and have not managed to get your hands on it...

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Florence and Me: My Relationship with a Mobile App

As I write this, I have a warm cup of coffee on my desk. I’ve lit a candle. The mellow strains of the compositions of Kevin Penkin (the composer for Florence‘s soundtrack) are piping through my speakers. Because if Florence has taught me anything, environment, feeling and, as the Danish say, the...

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Golf Club: Wasteland

“Why,” is my initial reaction to games involving golf. It’s not a game I enjoy playing in real life, much less virtually. Fortunately, Golf Club: Wasteland is less about men in polo shirts (sorry if you’re into that sort of thing) than an atmospheric version of Angry Birds. And havin...

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Oxenfree: Supernatural teen drama with some guilty pleasures

Being a teenager is hard. Especially if you’re Alex. Let’s see…your dad’s just married somebody else’s mum. You’ve just met new stepbrother Jonas which is great because your only other brother just died. But now you have to drag him along to some weird party on a deserted island. Oh yeah. And then the...

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Reigns: Her Majesty

It seems the world is a flurry of royal news. Royal babies, royal weddings…and I’m glad to say the virtual world is following suit. What’s it like to be royal? We find out in Reigns: Her Majesty. The game follows up from the original Reigns but now has you as the Queen. It’s also got...

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Edifier G4 Gaming Headset: a little bit sexy

Okay, I admit that branding can be a point of pride for many gamers. But while I’d like to think of myself as a SteelSeries gal, I’m really just an indiscriminate gadget freak.  So it was with some guilt and excitement that I put my trusty Arctis 7 aside and donned Edifier’s G4 headset for...

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LocoRoco Remastered

In eye-bleeding colours and unrelenting song that will either have you really annoyed or singing along, LocoRoco Remastered is now on PS4! So what is a “LocoRoco”? It’s a round jelly-like creature that has the ability to roll, jump and split or merge itself. Apparently it also really cares...

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PaRappa the Rapper Remastered

Many years ago, a little 2D dog burst on to the PlayStation scene bringing one of the earliest games of the music and rhythm genre. It featured addictive songs and funky characters including a flower, a chicken and an onion. I remembered PaRappa the Rapper to be one of the most-played games in a party setti...

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