characters Tag

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 15 Jul 2014

I don’t think we’ll ever see fighting games fully embrace the idea of unlockable fighters ever again. Hell, why do that when you can make some extra cash charging gamers for that content anyway? NetherRealm has done this twice already, with the recent Injustice: Gods Among Us having several DLC characters available. Expect Mortal Kombat X to have a few such brawlers as well.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 07 Jul 2014

I may be a fan of the source material, but the recent Naruto games have been anything but revolutionary. Not since the sublime Ultimate Ninja Storm 2 that was released way back in 2010 have the sequels managed to reach that benchmark. The next ninja chapter however, might just have a fighting chance to do so at long bloody last. Believe it!

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 13 Jun 2014

It’s been several years since Mortal Kombat burst back into our lives, like a fist through your chest cradling your delicate heart. With a new game set 25 years after that soft reboot, Mortal Kombat X takes another step forward with enhanced moves, detailed environments and X-Ray attacks that will have you wincing in pain.

Posted by Gavin Mannion - 09 May 2014

The open world hacking saga from Ubisoft, Watch Dogs, is being released in 16 days and I have to say I’m stupidly excited for it. In fact I just tried to veto everyone so that I can review it but unfortunately I don’t yet have a PS4 so it’s not going to happen.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 06 May 2014

Telltale Games have made a name for themselves, with point ‘n click revivals such as Sam and Max, undead cult favourite The Walking Dead and their current darling Fables. Their next project though? A trip to Pandora, in Tales From The Borderlands. I’m not exactly sold on the idea of merging that game with the style of Telltale. But at least it looks solid visually.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 10 Apr 2014

Is the world ready for Borderlands 3? Probably not. But is it ready for an interquel, dubbed Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel? The answer to that, is a definitive maybe. The curtain was finally pulled open yesterday on the new game that is being developed by 2K Australia. Here’s what you can expect to find in the missing chapter of Borderlands.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 14 Mar 2014

inFamous: Second Son finally arrives next week, just in time for a long weekend. It’s not the first game in the series, but it is a new start for the franchise as it heads to the PlayStation 4. Confused about all the terms being thrown around in trailers? Well here’s a guide to the world of inFamous, that’ll explain everything to you.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 22 Jan 2014

So you’ve downloaded that free to play game from Blizzard, Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft. You’re all eager to start playing, you’ve done the tutorial and then WHAM! You forget that the closed beta participants have been packing major cards for the last couple of months. You need help. And I’m going to give it you.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 26 Aug 2013

I spent my weekend playing around with Disney Infinity, and I’ve pretty much enjoyed the experience so far. While I still need to prepare a review for that game, I also need to prepare my bank account so that I can grab more of those figures. And if Disney ever releases these characters, well then I might have a spleen or two for sale soon.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 17 Feb 2013

If there is one thing that the gaming industry does well, it’s crafting out adventures with elements inspired from other games. Without Batman: Arkham Asylum we wouldn’t have a gritty successor such as Sleeping Dogs, or if Gran Turismo had never popped up, hyper realistic racing games would still be a pipe dream to enthusiasts. Over a decade ago, Bungie got the ball rolling with their console shooter Halo. It set a new benchmark back then for a genre largely seen as the domain of PC gamers. Years later and with a successful franchise behind them, Bungie is looking to recapture that spark of a new and exciting universe. A universe that they've named...Destiny.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 08 Feb 2013

We all know that a fourth Mass Effect game is on the way, although it’s not going to be Mass Effect 4. Our money is on it being a prequel. Because rule of three, gaming industry. With a new game comes new characters, worlds and vehicles. What will they look like? Who knows, but if Bioware wants to design the future with some real talent, they’re going to need to take a gander at the portfolio of these amazing artists.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 18 Jan 2013

Dressing up as your favourite video game/manga/anime/movie/my little pony character can be a fun and challenging experience. It doesn’t matter what you look like though, because putting some time and effort into a project pays off handsomely in the end. There’s nothing like good cosplay, but unfortunately, these following images are nothing like good cosplay.