When 300 words is more than enough
Everyone knows the Need For Speed franchise. With well over twenty games to its name you would be hard pushed to find any gamer who hasn’t played a Need For Speed title at some point. So how does EA keep the franchise fresh?
Well to be honest, they don’t. Need For Speed is a known litmus test in the arcade racer genre so why mess with a good thing.
This time round Need For Speed Heat has taken a little bit of Forza Horizon and a splash of The Fast and the Furious and added it to the mixture.
Traditional long format reviews
It’s been over a month since Borderlands 3 landed.
It feels much longer because we were incessantly hounded by it during the build-up to launch. It took me that long to plough through the game, so it was appropriate to scale down the review. I mean, what don’t you already know from your Influencer Overlords?
Historians will note that being alive in 2019 inevitably meant unavoidable exposure to Borderlands 3. There were campaigns on all fronts, it was a war fought globally. Including watching from the sidelines as special people were flown around for international previews. Even having their ego stroked by being sent roses to crow about the launch of a trailer. Yes, a trailer.
At the end of the day, whether you were ‘influenced’ or not – how did it play?
Occasional Features, maybe off topic, maybe news, maybe opinion pieces, mostly interesting.
So it’s a mouthful, but the Player 2 Twenty Four Hour Charity Marathon is a pretty worthy deal. Now in its fourth year the marathon sees Matt Hewson (editor of Player 2) streaming a variety of games for 24hrs. He won’t be alone, with a few guests young and old joining the effort to raise funds for the Terry Campese Foundation (TCF).
Not forgetting to keep Matt and the crew company through long, wee small hours. Be sure to keep an eye out for moments of madness once the clock passes 2am, we supported the marathon last year and will again. Will #WWE2k20 make an appearance? Well maybe that’s a donation target.
Either way, take a spin around Player 2 this weekend. It’s for a good cause and you might meet some like-minded people.
Gadgets, Gifts and stuff that we like that isn't a game.
Powerwave Controller Phone Mount. That’s a mouthful, isn’t it?
Yes, I would say, but then I would also say. Good things come in small packages.
Currently hitting retail across Australia these nifty clip-on mounts really do offer you a better mobile gaming experience. With two models designed for PS4 and Xbox Powerwave have not re-invented a wheel, but they have done a good job making sure theirs is round.
When offered the chance to take a closer look I went with the Xbox unit. The main reasons being that I still actively use my Vita and PS-TV for gaming away from the TV. So with one eye on the future of Xbox streaming I figured it would be worth seeing how the unit fit for Microsoft.