Mario Tennis Aces, Nintendo Switch

The Mario-fication of sports games are something I have enjoyed across generations, Mario Golf in particular on a black and white Gameboy Pocket through to the colourful N64 version. Seeing first shots of Mario Tennis grabbed my attention, the sharp visuals and the potential for a tennis game coupled with the Switch in its riding high position of recent months.

Sometimes you need to be careful what you wish for. With the benefit of hindsight I would be wishing for a more conventional tennis game.

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Wolfenstein 2, Nintendo Switch

We do love a bit of rebooted Wolfenstein in this corner of the web, the franchise has brought old school style shooters back to the fore along with as much gore your stomach can master.

So hearing about it making its way to the Switch was a surprise given the Nazi bashing adult nature of the game and how it would sit with Nintendo’s family fun image.

Fear not BJ fans, its (mostly) all intact and relentless as ever.

Now we wait. #Wolfenstein3

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Hyrule Warriors Definitive Edition, Nintendo Switch

I have a confession, I’ve never been a huge fan of the Warriors series of games. Having played a few over the years the initially exciting impression of mashing your way through thousands of grunts always gave way to an air of ho-hum repetitiveness.

This Zelda themed offshoot, (it has to be said) while being cute and familiar is still a Warriors game at its beating heart.

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The Crew 2, Closed Beta and Trailer

The Closed Beta for The Crew® 2 will take place from May 31 at 6 p.m. AEST to June 4 at 6 p.m. AEST on PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, the Xbox One family of devices including the Xbox One X and Windows PC. Players can sign up now for a chance to have beta access at thecrewgame.com/beta.

Pre-load will be available for Closed Beta selected players on all platforms starting May 29. 

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XBOX Adaptive Controller

This is surely just the beginning.

Forged with user research through new partnerships (including The AbleGamers Charity, The Cerebral Palsy Foundation, SpecialEffect, Warfighter Engaged, Craig Hospital, and many community members) that aim to make gaming more accessible, this new controller benefits gamers with limited mobility who may experience difficulty gaming with traditional controllers.

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Burnout Paradise HD Remastered, PS4 Review

For many Burnout Paradise was the best of the series, an open world racing game chock full of stunts, jumps, races and sexy cars, not forgetting the spectacular crashes crumpling som of the shiniest crashes to grace the PS3 or Xbox360.

It was something of a pleasant surprise that the HD rework was announced a mere few weeks before release, building hype and expectation amongst the people that wanted to be taken back to Paradise City.

They will not be disappointed. No silly narrative, no loot boxes, no customisation. Just balls to wall, pedal to the metal, smash me up in hail of sparks fun.

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God of War PS Pro Limited Edition announced

We would normally stay away from reposting a Press Release, but hey this is pretty, real pretty and when you think Sony Flagship title Kratos stands neck and neck with Nathan Drake.

So here it is….and let’s hope the Gods smile kindly on us.

Sony Interactive Entertainment Australia is excited to announce a God of War Limited Edition PlayStation 4 Pro bundle will launch alongside the game on 20th April, 2018.

 

This special bundle features a customised Leviathan Grey 1TB PS4 Pro console inspired by Kratos’ Axe, matching Dualshock 4 wireless controller with insignia and a copy of God of War Day One Edition on Blu-ray disc. With PS4 Pro, you’ll be able to experience Kratos’ journey through the wilds of Midgard in stunning 4K and HDR.

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