Holy Hell. PAX Aus was absolutely amazing. Somehow, the four of us attended the most amazing gaming convention in Australia, and survived. We have heaps of contact on the site from PAX, with more to follow, so keep us in your favourites list!

Now, November is upon us. We have already had such an amazing year of games, and November is keeping up that trend.

Let us know what you’re excited for in the comments, and don’t forget to join our Discord to keep the conversation going!

The Shows

Supanova Comic Con – November 10th – 12th (Brisbane), November 17th & 19th (Adelaide)

I have attended a few Supanova’s in the past few years, but really wish I could make it to this one. With the Legendary Stan Lee in attendance, if this year was going to be your first Supanova you are in for a treat! – Josh Perkins

One day I will get to one, I hope anyway. You should try to too as all who attend it rave about how good it is. – Peter Wilkinson

As much as I love Supanova, I doubt I will be going to this. My family will be moving around these dates and PAX has tired me out for the next 12 months! But if you are into pop culture, then make sure you do everything you can to grab yourself a ticket and check it out. Well worth it. – Mathew Perkins

The Games

Cartoon Network: Battle Crashers – Wednesday, 1st of November (Switch)

This game isn’t really for me, But I also doubt that I am their target audience with this title anyway. If you own a Switch, then check it out. There are many other games this month that I would prefer to play. – Mathew Perkins

Bubsy: The Woolies Strike Back – Wednesday, 1st of October (PC, PS4)

If this year’s nostalgia bait wasn’t enough then you’ll find another somewhat bizarre entry to the list in Bubsy. I honestly can’t see that many people clamouring for another entry in this series but here it is anyway. If the price is right I’ll give it a go as I enjoyed the original games. – Joey Hedrick

Call of Duty: WWII – Friday, 3rd of November (PS4, XBone, PC)

There are fewer games that just don’t excite me this year the the latest Call of Duty instalment. They have moved away from the future setting but even that isn’t enough for me to even raise an eyebrow at it. I just think i am over seeing one every year now. There just is no room to advance the game dramatically in a 12 month release window even though they are three year cycles for game development. For now, it is just not a series for me and I can’t wait till they “Take a Break”. – Peter Wilkinson

I will probably end up picking this up regardless of how keen I am for it right at this moment. The Call of Duty franchise is gamin white noise, yearly static that comes out and does what it is supposed to do. I’m semi keen to see how WW2 looks with a new engine, but I can’t say I’m overly excited about the weaponry I’ll be forced to use. I’m more of a futurist than a historian when it comes to titles like this. – Mathew Perkins

.hack//G.U Last Recode – Friday, 3rd of November (PS4)

I loved the original .hack series and games and have been hanging out for them to be re-released either physically or on the PS Store. Can’t say I played much of this game when it was first released, but it’s definitely something I want to pick up – Josh Perkins

I’m a little unsure how well these games have aged. Playing the original .hack series on the PS2 was my way of experiencing an MMORPG without having access to one. I might pick this one up, if Josh tells me it’s worth it hahaha. – Mathew Perkins

Sonic Forces Bonus Edition – Tuesday, 7th of November (PS4, XBone, Switch)

3D sonic games haven’t exactly had the best history. And after the small triumph that was Sonic Mania, I am having a hard time believing that the same lightening can strike twice. I’ll remain optimistic, albeit a little skeptical. – Mathew Perkins

Nioh: Complete Edition – Tuesday, 7th of October (PC)

I can’t believe I didn’t wait, I mean I had to wait almost a whole year but here it is. A better version of a great game on PC. The big question is, will I actually buy it again? – Joey Hedrick

Max: The Curse of Brotherhood – Friday, 10th of November (PS4)

Originally released in 2014, Max: The Curse of Brotherhood is a cinematic platformer, with visuals that make me a little weak in the knees. I haven’t got around to playing this title on Steam, despite owning it for well over 2 years, perhaps its release on PS4 will spur me to give it a shot. – Mathew Perkins

Need for Speed Payback – Friday, 10th of November (PS4, XBone)

I’ve had a bit of a love-hate relationship with the Need for Speed franchise, having had really no interest in the last few installments. With that said, what I have seen of this game so far intrigues me. Consider it on my ‘maybe’ list – Josh Perkins

I really want this to be good. The Burnout style gameplay without the proper crash mode that Burnout did so well is a misstep for me but wouldn’t fit into the Need For speed brand anyway. I will not be surprised if this is the last Need for Speed game we see for a long while but if the reviews start coming in as good I will be very tempted to pick it up before Christmas. – Peter Wilkinson

L.A Noire – Tuesday, 14th of November (PS4, XBone, Switch)

I liked L.A Noir. But not enough to play through it again. If you haven’t had the chance to play through it yet, then check it out. Well worth it in my opinion. – Mathew Perkins

Beast Quest – Tuesday, 14th of November (PS4, XBone)

I haven’t seen or heard too much about this title. I am aware that this is an adaptation of the well loved book series, but apart from that, I haven’t really had too much exposure to it. The trailer makes me think I would like it, so I might end up picking it up – Mathew Perkins

LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 – Wednesday, 15th of November (PS4, XBone, PC)

Maybe, will be a great game to buy as a Dad as the kids can play along easily. Really is a good series of games, especially for kids but there is just so much coming out at the moment that I think this will be a miss for me till it is on sale. – Peter Wilkinson

The first game was a solid buy from me because of one thing, it’s a well made open world superhero game. No other Marvel game lets you play as such a diverse roster in such a large environment. When I saw that you could fly from the helicarrier down to New York city as Iron Man or simply jump down as the Hulk I was in. – Joey Hedrick

Ashes Cricket – Thursday, 16th of November (PS4, XBone)

I just can’t get into cricket and can only imagine that this game would be about as boring as watching a live game – Josh Perkins

Couldn’t be more excited about this game. The Development team that brought you Don Bradman Cricket, easily the best cricket games ever made, now have the license to the Ashes name and so many official players and stadiums from around the world. They keep in the editor program so the rest can be created too. Little bit hesitant now that this means it is on a yearly cycle now but if you are a cricket fan this is a must buy especially if you slept on Don bradman Cricket 17 last year. – Peter Wilkinson

Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – Friday, November 17th (Switch)

For this to really have ANY kind of impact, it should have been a release title for the Switch. If you have not yet played Skyrim, I don’t know where you have been for the last few years or why you don’t have it on any of the other consoles (or household appliances) that Skyrim is available on. If the Switch is your only console, Skyrim is worth getting – Josh Perkins

Own it four times already and I am waiting for the edition I can play on my toaster. – Peter Wilkinson

Pokemon Ultra Sun & Moon – Friday, 17trh of November (3DS)

Not getting this game for two very good reasons. Firstly it is a remake of last years game and secondly I don’t have a 3DS. This is a very important game in the series though, this is the last main line, RPG to be released on the DS platform of handhelds. This means the next version is coming to Switch and that version will be a must buy. – Peter Wilkinson

The Sims 4 – Friday, 17th of November (PS4, XBone)

Nope. – Peter Wilkinson

Star Wars Battlefront 2 – Friday, 17th of November (PS4, XBone, PC) (Deluxe Edition release Tuesday, 14th of November)

Yeah, stupidly keen on this. Despite all the bad publicity regarding the Micro Transactions.. It’s a Star Wars title, with a single player campaign. I just want to be a Jedi. – Mathew Perkins

So many reasons why I want to buy this game. Once again I am so on the fence about it right now. Single player seems to be great from the reviews coming in but it will be short. Loot boxes will be a big turn off in multiplayer too. I think if I want to play a multiplayer shooter this Christmas it will be Destiny 2. I will wait for the reviews and see who in my gaming circles is playing it before i decide to jump into this one. – Peter Wilkinson


ANOTHER entry in the retro shooter category and quite a fun one. Having spent some time with it at PAX I can say that it’s worth a look in, especially those of you who loved the original quake games for their single player campaigns. Blood also comes to mind with the cultist looking enemies and of course similar gameplay to original doom and Quake. – Joey Hedrick