Author: Joey Hedrick

Super Mutant Alien Assault Review

Disclaimer: We we’re lucky enough to be given a Steam review code for this game by the publisher Surprise Attack. I’m a huge fan of a genre I like to call “Frustrating time sinks”. Entries like The Binding of Isaac, Nuclear Throne and Enter the Gungeon, really nail down the various formulae that seem to make or break these style of games. Start slow and simple, then ramp up until you reach utter ridiculousness (at different rates and with varied actions for each game mind you). The developer (yes just one) at Cybernate (Aussie, Aussie, Aussie!) has taken this...

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DOOM (2016) Review

Disclaimer: I purchased my own copy of DOOM (2016) because I loved the shit out of DOOM (1993) and thought I would hate it so much I might enjoy my anger. One of the oldest and most beloved franchises in gaming history has received a reboot. Or maybe it’s a sequel? Regardless of what it is, I thought it was going to suck. All of the video footage released to promote the game, except for one video in particular, had me cringing my skin off. There are still things I don’t like about it having just finished it, but...

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Dota 2 International Invitees Announced

Off the back of the resounding return to form of the Manila event, Valve have announced the invitees for this years Dota 2 International, the game of games in the Dota scene. You aren’t a great team until you’ve won it even if, like OG, you’ve won 2 separate majors. Further on OG, they’ve become the only team to win 2 Valve hosted events but unfortunately for them, neither of those events were an international where the prize pool currently sits at US$12,357,367. Last years event had a prize pool of $18,000,000 and the winning players each earned more...

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PC Gaming E3 Press Conference Wrap Up

The PC Gamer/AMD press conference is 3 hours long. Not kidding. I’ve included the video in full just beneath this header but I’ve also added timed links that go directly to each segment because quite frankly, there’s too much stuff for the average person to sit through and not all of it will appeal to everyone. Simply click on the time at the start of each segment and feel the rush of the internet doing its thing. There are 2 different hosts, Sean “Day[9]” Plott, a former caster from the Starcraft scene and Tom Marks from PC Gamer who...

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What you can do in No Man’s Sky

My biggest contention with No Man’s Sky thus far is that there hasn’t been any demonstration of what it is that you actually do that would convince me to play it. Sure, there’s a googleplex planets or something like that that no one will ever be able to visit in their entirety. Sure, there’s totally different creatures and environments to explore on those myriad planets. But now we have proof that you can do more than just explore and maybe shoot harmless or not so harmless wildlife. Courtesy of IGN we have a good chunk of footage which shows some...

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