Author: Matthew Arcari

MIFF Set to Showcase 16 Virtual Reality Films This Year

July 17, 2019

Arts House and the Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) have announced a new partnership which will aid the production of various films based around untold stories and new technologies, supporting artists, filmmakers and VR experts alike at this year’s festival. While MIFF VR has featured at each festival since 2016, the virtual-reality landscape has never […]

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F1 2019 Review: Small changes, big finish

July 6, 2019

F1 2019 is in many ways, still the best Formula 1 racing game on the planet. But in doing so, it slows down its revolutionary formula for an evolutionary approach. While it makes enough changes year-to-year for this to remain a stellar instalment, I can’t help but feel it already had perfected things a year […]

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Samurai Shodown Review: Tactical fighting fun

July 1, 2019

I’m a huge fan of the fighting game genre. Mortal Kombat, Tekken, Street Fighter, Soul Calibur. You name it, I love it. But Samurai Shodown, a venerable SNK franchise I had heard of but never played, had eluded me. Part reboot, part sequel, the latest entry in the long-running series (which reduces the title back […]

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Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled Review: Fuelled by nostalgia

June 30, 2019

It’s hard to believe it’s been 20 years since the Crash Team Racing released on the original PlayStation, a game determined to set itself apart from genre titan Mario Kart. Thankfully, Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled recaptures the experience of playing CTR again for the first time, bursting with flavour, variety and fun, and packed with […]

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The Razer Blade 15 Advanced is one of the best gaming laptops money can buy

June 14, 2019

I consider this review a bit of a challenge. It’s not because I don’t know about PC’s — in fact, I use them daily. It’s simply because I don’t game on them. I’m a console man, the ease and simplicity they offer working better for me and my situation overall. So: being trusted with one […]

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E3 2019: Rainbow Six: Quarantine is Revealed as the Next Official Game in the Series

June 12, 2019

While not much was shown, it seems as though Ubisoft have finally decided to take a dive into the zombie-genre with a trailer for Rainbow Six: Quarantine. The trailer opens with an infected operative making their last stand in the corner of a darkly lit room, with the infected nearing their location. The watch they are […]

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Ubtech Iron Man MK50 Review: A Fun Companion for any Marvel Fan

June 11, 2019

With the hype Avengers: Endgame; the culmination of Marvel’s 10 year cinematic universe sweeping the globe, it’s only natural that movie tie-in merchandise would follow in its path. Enter Ubtech’s Iron Man MK50. Based on the Iron Man costume seen in both Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame, the MK50 presents itself as an elaborate action figure, […]

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E3 2019: Assassins Creed: Odyssey Meets Fable in Gods and Monsters

June 11, 2019

It seems as though Assassins Creed: Odyssey has left a lasting impression on some of the creative designers at Ubisoft, as Gods and Monsters looks to build on the same mythos. The cinematic trailer pans across a gorgeous colourful landscape as a voice over questions who the Gods go to when they need help. The […]

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E3 2019: Always Sunny‘s Rob McElhenney’s new show is Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banquet

June 11, 2019

While it’s technically happened before, TV show reveals at E3 are not really a thing. Yes Steven Spielberg, we’re still waiting on that Halo show. However, it seems like Ubisoft have joined the party, with their reveal of Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banquet. Bringing what seems to be a second season of the Mythic Quest series, Rob […]

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E3 2019: Doom Eternal Returns with the All the Insanity You Expected

June 10, 2019

While this is not the first look at Doom Eternal, make no mistake; it might just be our best. Doom Eternal returns to Bethesda’s E3 showcase with an impressive story trailer featuring much of the gameplay fans have come to expect since the 2016 reboot. While Doom has always been light on its story, there […]

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E3 2019: Time is on Your Side in Deathloop

June 10, 2019

Bethesda’s list of fresh and original content continues to grow in the form of Deathloop, an action packed time-bending experience brought to us by developers Arkane Lyon reminiscent of stories from Groundhog Day and The Edge of Tomorrow. While not much was shown in the way of gameplay, instead painting the picture of two characters […]

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E3 2019: Fallout 76 returns with a huge slate of upcoming content

June 10, 2019

It’s no secret that Fallout 76 launched to multiple forms of overwhelming criticism. But Bethesda Studios have persevered and returned to this year’s E3 conference with an abundance of content leading into the game’s second year. The first update, aptly named Wastelanders, brings the NPC (Non-player-controlled) characters back to the wasteland, as players partake in […]

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E3 2019: Travel to The Outer Worlds in the Latest Action Packed Trailer

June 10, 2019

While The Outer Worlds has been revealed prior to the conference, we might have just gotten our best look yet at what to expected. From the looks of the trailer, players will explore the multiple vast planets and environments oozing with a classic western vibe reminiscent of the good ol’ Firefly days. With an action-packed […]

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E3 2019: Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Brings Back an Old Friend in a New Story Trailer

June 10, 2019

If fans hadn’t seen enough of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order from EA Play’s livestream, rest assured, Microsoft has brought the goods with them to their conference with a brand new story trailer. Admittedly, much of it is based on the 10-minute gameplay segment shown yesterday, but with all all-new look at fan favourite Rebel […]

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E3 2019: Dying Light 2 Introduces You to the Infection Like Never Before in a New Trailer

June 10, 2019

Dying Light 2 has long been anticipated; and it seems we’re getting one step closer with a brand new trailer coming out of Microsoft’s conference. The trailer shows off much of the open world, parkour-filled goodness the series has come to know, as the world seems crazier than it did before. Complete with a voiceover from […]

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Observation Shines as an Original and Intriguing Space Adventure

May 22, 2019

I’ll be the first to admit it, I’ve never played a game like Observation before. While games of this nature have great examples in Night Trap and Manhunt, both of which use surveillance cameras as a narrative device to push the story forward, the introduction of an AI-based character is a wholly original way to tell […]

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A Plague Tale: Innocence is an emotional journey in the heart of the swarm

May 15, 2019

You don’t see video games based on the infamous Black Plague hitting store shelves every day. While it suffers from a few technical hiccups and some repetitive gameplay elements, A Plague Tale: Innocence is an example onfhow to games can approach grim historical periods in emotionally resonant ways. It casts the plague itself as backdrop […]

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Days Gone Review: An Imperfect Zombie Tale With Heart

May 4, 2019

Days Gone left me about as conflicted as I’ve ever been while reviewing a game. The past week has been a battle of emotions and opinions, as it’s easy to spot the overused tropes at this point in the lifespan of the zombie genre. However, a certain level of polish and attention to detail, an […]

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World War Z Review: Swarms of Flawed Fun

April 25, 2019

First things first: World War Z wasn’t that bad of a movie. Released in a time when the undead genre had reached peak saturation, resurrecting the license with a worthy yet flawed video game adaptation a full six years later seems a strange move to say the least. That this IP resurrection is hitting shelves […]

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The Division 2 Review: Better Looter, Better Shooter

March 21, 2019

In the crowded age of looter shooters, it is understandable that The Division 2 could scare off gamers with the worry of repetitive gameplay, an unfinished story, and an underwhelming lack of initial content. It is on that note I begin this review, as The Division 2 has managed to surpass its predecessor and stands […]

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