Review Tag

Posted by Alessandro Barbosa - 22 Jan 2015

I'll be frank with you - I think Nvidia really killed it last year. Right now I still consider the GTX 970 to be the best card on the market, balancing performance and value almost perfect while giving AMD nightmares at night. But even the smaller Maxwell card is still above the mid-range market, and Nvidia didn't really have anything to offer in that regard last year. They aren't, however, wasting time in 2015. Say hello to the GTX 960.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 21 Jan 2015

Read my lips: No new taxes! Jobs for all! Free education! More babies kissed! Politics is a hell of a job, and usually best left to the parasitic members of society. It’s a career that requires blind support, a lack of facts and a keen eye for burying the truth. And in Citizens Of Earth, you’ll be using all of your filibustering power to help save the day.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 20 Jan 2015

Don’t let anyone tell you that The Sims 4 isn’t a solid game. It’s got a great new selection of gameplay features, characters and ideas bubbling under the hood of that Playing-God-Simulator that makes it not only accessible to newcomers, but a fresh experience for veteran fans as well. What the game didn’t have on launch however, was a ton of content. Over the last couple of months however, The Sims 4 has added new features, making the game more substantial. With the Outdoor Retreat “game pack” however, the game goes into expansion territory as it tries to offer plenty of bang for your camping buck.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 20 Jan 2015

I’m not saying that I’m scared of Resident Evil. But i am saying that if anyone asks me to review the damn game, I’ll run to the hills quicker than a Ronnie James Dio song. Resident Evil is back once again, as the rather scrumptious 2002 remake gets another chance to shine outside of the Nintendo GameCube on other platforms. And it looks like Capcom may have a winner here.

Posted by Matthew Figueira - 16 Jan 2015

A keyboard is arguably the most important piece of input hardware on a PC. Ever tried conveying an important email or essay with a mouse? Of course you haven’t! For gamers, a keyboard goes beyond being a simple literary production device. We need something that is sturdy, comfortable, and has a reliable WASD setup (or QWER for in my case… obviously). Cue the Cougar 700K, a solid keyboard that seems to hit all the right spots.

Posted by Zoe Hawkins - 12 Jan 2015

Lara Croft is an icon of video games. Her empowered, tough and adventurous spirit is fun for everyone. With increasing production value and improved gameplay, Lara Croft games are also getting critical acclaim and love. Unfortunately, this is not one of those titles.

Posted by Alessandro Barbosa - 12 Jan 2015

The market of custom controllers is niche, to say the least. It’s often a mixed bag of gimmicks and cheap tricks to try and make controllers stick out from the close-to-perfect vanilla flavours that come with the console in question. Needless to say, they’re expensive toys, and often not much else. But sometimes professional gamers demand a certain amount of control over their games of choice, and that’s where names like Scuf have really marked out their territory.

Posted by James Lenoir - 17 Dec 2014

I'm not going to mince words, nor subject you to a lengthy anecdote about road-trips with my grandparents. Let's just cut to the chase; is the Crew worthy of your Christmas stockings? Is it the game that will help you overcome the New Year after-party hangover? Is this Ubisoft's finest racer to date? "Sadly... no!"

Posted by Matthew Figueira - 15 Dec 2014

As a PC gamer, my most important piece of hardware is undoubtedly my mouse. For me, a good click device has to be accurate, durable, and of course, comfortable. At first glance, the Cougar 700M looks anything but that, almost alien – awkward to hold and flimsy, which, hardware, aside, would translate into horrendous accuracy. Also, it looks like it could turn into Optimus Prime at any second. Sadly, it doesn’t tick any boxes for being an undercover Transformer. As a gaming mouse though? It ticks everything twice.

Posted by Zoe Hawkins - 12 Dec 2014

I am sort of terrible at Dead Run. Somehow, I think that's part of the point. It's not a game that's built to be easy, and even with practice you can still have an abysmal round, but I still can't stop playing it.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 12 Dec 2014

Another year, another leap over the top rope and into the ring with a new WWE game. But this year is supposed to be different. The teething period is over, and with long-time developer Yukes now partnered properly with 2K Games, the WWE franchise has a chance to shine again as it marries legacy with new-gen. And much like the actual TV show product, it’s a complete mess, a stale product that has no idea how to innovate and taps out before it can even reach the main event.

Posted by Geoffrey Tim - 11 Dec 2014

For the last few weeks, I’ve been using a 4K monitor. For most people, there’s absolutely no reason right now to want to run anything at that resolution. Beyond the fact that 4K screens are ludicrously expensive, there’s a dearth of genuinely worthwhile 4K content. Yes, you could play games at that resolution, but there’s no single remotely affordable GPU to make 4K gaming a reality. In short, I don’t quite see the point in having a 4K display beyond design work. And yet, when Asus inevitably comes to cart away the PB287Q monitor atop my desk right now, I will shed quite a number of tears.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 10 Dec 2014

Why do we fall, master Croft? So that we may pick ourselves up…AND RISE! Oh wait, crap, wrong Tomb Raider game. Still! The year is almost done, and a few gems are starting to surface. Gems that are smaller, but no less ambitious than the triple-A blockbusters that have been released so far this year. And it looks like a certain Tomb Raider is once again proving to be a force to be reckoned with.