Category: Gaming

Hidden away behind one of the Alienware booth’s walls was a secret room barely big enough to hold a couple of chairs and a small desk. Seated inside of it was one very hoarse Chris Sutphen whom spent the PAX Aus weekend doing his best to talk above the showroom’s deafening roar. Global Marketing Director at Alienware Chris was kind enough to grant me entry into his showroom sanctuary for a quick chat about the company’s move into OLED as well as their recent brand redesign and what that means for them moving forward. Continue reading

PAX Australia is just around the corner! This year is shaping up to be one of the show’s biggest yet with some huge titles hitting the exhibition floor that wont want to be missed. It kicks off this Friday, Oct 11th and runs through Sunday, Oct 13th. There are a smattering of single-day tickets still available but if you’re planning on going I suggest you grab them now! Continue reading

Control is a cinematic masterpiece that also just happens to be a fucking incredible game. Yes I’m going to swear a lot in this review because truth be told I don’t know any other way to describe this game other than a total mind-fuck of fun.

It’s all of the good bits from Remedy Games’ past jammed into one action packed, story oozing, mystery thriller that, truth be told, has reinvigorated my passion for games all over again. Continue reading

Without officially attending the event Google’s still-to-be-launched game streaming service was on everyone’s lips.

To say this year’s E3 was anything more than a holding pattern would be an understatement. With new consoles expected from all of the big three next year briefings were mostly limited to information and games we already knew about.

With no Sony to be seen and Nintendo being Nintendo, Microsoft had the opportunity to own the show. We knew there’d be more details around their new console, but more importantly it was a chance for the company to solidify themselves as leaders in video games cloud-streaming future. Continue reading

Old mate Rail Roads is at it again. Just last month he said that he should be locked up if he doesn’t finish the next Game of Thrones by next year.

Well, now he’s writing the backstory and world-crafting an entire game with Dark Souls creator Hidetaka Miyazaki so there’s a good chance he’ll be behind bars.

In development for two year, Elden Ring was unveiled at Microsoft’s E3 briefing despite the fact the title will be coming to PC, PS4 & Xbox. The beautifully rendered trailer (embedded above) gives little away, talking of an “Elden Ring” broken by someone or something.

The trailer itself is already be the subject of a million theories and explainer videos but is largely a someone smashing a ring, presumably the Elden one, and a bunch of weird medieval set horror. Think Red Woman without her necklace but her hair is forging a hammer or she is the hammer. Who the fuck knows.

This game is so far away there’s little point in analysing it much further but we can at least pass on the information given to us during a press briefing.

Elden Ring is the most ambitious game ever made by From Software and Bandai Namco.

The game is an action RPG, that takes place in an open-world full of danger. According to Miyazaki the definition of open-world is open to interpretation so don’t expect it to the GTA of Dark Souls.

The world has been created by the critically acclaimed game director, Hidetaka Miyazaki and world-renowned writer George R R Martin.

Together they’ve worked on the character stories as well as the world’s mythology.

So there you have it. Basically fuck all, with little more likely to come for a year or more.

It really doesn’t matter to me. I, along with thousands of others just need either of those two names attached to a project to warrant me checking it out (and likely buying it).

As long as I’m not playing Bran or the Three-Eyed-Boring-Bowl-Cut or whatever his name is I’m down.