Doom. It was the game of a generation. It was also one of the first first-person shooters I played on my dad’s 486 PC when I was a teenager (a long, long, long, long time ago). That was the days when DOS was a thing and games came on floppy discs (young people: Ask an […]Read More Doom Switch review: Rip & tear on the go
Super Mario Odyssey is the best fun I’ve had playing a video game in a long, long, long time. In fact, I’ve had so much fun with it could well be my game of the year <thinks about that for a minute> Yep, Super Mario Odyssey is my game of the yea. Tough luck other […]Read More Super Mario Odyssey: Super fun times with Mario
Like it did with Mario Kart 8 Deluxe on the Switch, Nintendo has struck gaming gold with pugilism simulator, Arms. As the name suggests, this punching game centres on the arms of the pugilists, which are spring-loaded with one of three different “gloves” providing light, medium and heavy attacks. Take Spring Man, example, his toaster […]Read More Arms: Punching good times on the Nintendo Switch
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo Switch) is a game that can elicit joy and frustration during the same play session. Heck, it can elicit those feelings during the last 100m of a race – and I love it. I can’t stop playing it. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe isn’t a new game. In fact, it’s an […]Read More Mario Kart 8 Deluxe review
This week I got to do something that as a gaming writer I haven’t done in a long, long, long time: I visited a game development studio to talk about an upcoming Xbox release of a game that’s already out on PC. The game is Path of Exile, an action RPG made by an Auckland […]Read More My week in gaming: Auckland, Zelda and visiting strange planets
I’ve had a Nintendo Switch for about three weeks now and I like it. I like it a lot but I do have some reservations about it (but more on those later). OK, full disclosure first: Nintendo Australia sent me a Switch for long-term loan (I’ve talked about how this came about here) and will […]Read More Nintendo Switch review: If you build it, they will come
A few weeks ago I was invited by Nintendo to attend a hands-on session with its then-yet-to-be released Switch. Sadly, I had to decline the invitation (it was in Auckland and I live in Christchurch, which is in New Zealand’s South Island) but Nintendo’s PR company in Australia kept in touch over the following weeks. […]Read More Oh, look, it’s a Nintendo Switch!