Monthly Archives: May 2017

Daily Joystick Podcast Episode 252 – Who is Xbox Scorpio really for?

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On this episode of the DJ Podcast we discuss the recent news including fresh details for Ubisoft’s upcoming Assassin’s Creed titled Origins.  Also, we discuss who exactly the Xbox Scorpio is really for and whether you actually need it or not, and it gets a little heated. Click below to watch the full podcast. To play the podcast in your Continue Reading...

Minecraft Nintendo Switch Edition Review

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Pixel Perfect. On a cold winter’s night, back in 2010, 12 of my hard earned Australian dollars were thrown willingly towards Minecraft’s Alpha version. Over the course of the next 7 years, I’d spend near 200 hours total in one of the most influential video games of the past decade. I’ve experienced the very best of Minecraft across a slew Continue Reading...

House of Da Vinci Preview

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Puzzle games on the iOS are becoming more and more common. Some of them are quite artistic, some of them are far easier than they promised to be. Some lack story and others lack atmosphere. House of da Vinci seems to find space for all of the above within and does so with a style I’m yet to see in Continue Reading...

Daily Joystick Podcast Episode 251 – Capcom to assess its support for Switch

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On this week’s episode of the DJ Podcast we discuss the latest news including how Capcom is now assessing whether it will continue to support the Nintendo Switch depending on the sales of Ultra Street Fighter 2.  Also making news is Xbox Game Pass the new service that has just launched for gold subscribers with 100 games available to play, Continue Reading...

Forza Horizon 3: Hot Wheels Expansion Review

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For the first time in years there is a DLC add on for a game that has totally exceeded my expectations.  Its fast, furious and filled with upside down racing and high octane.  This is the Hot Wheels expansion for Forza Horizon 3 and its exceptional. Gameplay I must admit I was on the fence prior to the release of Continue Reading...

Call of Duty: Black Ops Three Zombie Chronicles Reader Review

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Just when we all thought Treyarch were finished with content for Call of Duty: Black Ops Three, Treyarch have surprised us all with the release of Zombie Chronicles. A Downloadable content pack featuring eight zombie maps from previous Treyarch Call of Duty titles.  Is it worth your time and money or is it a blatant cash grab? Let’s find out. Continue Reading...

RIME Review

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Shipwrecked on an island and alone with no guidance, its time to experience this beautiful Mediterranean island through the eyes of a young boy, fearless and inquisitive in a vast an open world filled with dangers.  This is RIME. Gameplay RIME is a very heartfelt single player adventure game that is developed by Tequila Works and published by Grey Boy.  Continue Reading...

Ultra Streetfighter II: The Final Challengers Review

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Get ready to perform hadouken’s, spinning bird kicks and front kicks till your hearts content with Ultra Streetfighter II: The Final Challengers for the Nintendo Switch.  The series has come a long way since the release of Street Fighter 2 back in 1991 in the arcade, but how does it shape up today? Gameplay The heart of Streetfighter 2 has Continue Reading...

Daily Joystick Podcast Episode 250 – Red Dead Redemption 2 Delayed till 2018

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On this week’s episode of the DJ Podcast we discuss the delay of Red Dead Redemption 2.  Also making news is the Xbox Scorpio and how developers can choose higher frame rates for Scorpio versions of games.   This plus more on the DJ Podcast. Click below to watch the full podcast. To play the podcast in your browser window, click Continue Reading...

Utawarerumono: Mask of Deception Review

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Atlas is recognised as one of the leaders when it comes to JRPG’s. They have quite an impressive catalogue of incredible titles. There latest release to the western world is something a little different, yet something quite familiar. Gameplay Utawarerumono: Mask of Deception, (pronounced as Ooh-tah-wah-ray-roo-mo-no) is the tale of a man, injured and alone. He awakens to find himself Continue Reading...

NBA Playgrounds Review

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Slam Dunk? Almost. NBA Playgrounds, Developed by Saber Interactive and published by Mad Dog Games, is not too dissimilar to the NBA’s Philadelphia 76ers: booming with potential, young in age, but still with work to do and room to improve for next season. There is so much to love in NBA Playgrounds, with core gameplay being incredibly addictive and it’s Continue Reading...

Daily Joystick Podcast Episode 249 – PS4 Pro can’t run Destiny 2 at 60fps

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On this week’s episode of the DJ Podcast we discuss how Sony’s PS4 Pro can’t run Destiny 2 at 60fps and why? Also making news was the Nintendo Switch and it’s continued sales success, plus we talk about Mario Kart’s rude gesture.  This plus more on the DJ Podcast. Click below to watch the full podcast. To play the podcast Continue Reading...

Cities: Skylines Review

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One of the first city building games to appear on the console that I know, Cities: Skylines is a well developed title. Perhaps in comparison to the PC release, more of an introduction. Don’t hold this against it, it’s so simple to get started. Mastery is hard, especially with the more advanced features, creating districts and the city’s policies you Continue Reading...

The Surge Review

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The Surge comes to us from developer Deck13 Interactive who also developed Lords of the Fallen. Both games have a Dark Souls-esque gameplay feeling to them and a similar play style. More and more games are being made with this souls-esque gameplay that I’m surprised a genre for this style hasn’t been coined yet. Alas with its similar play style Continue Reading...

Puyo Puyo Tetris Review

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While a price point of $60 AUD might be a little over the top for some, Puyo Puyo Tetris combines some of the greatest puzzling elements from two vastly different universes for what is one of the best conventional puzzle titles we have seen in some time. While it’s clear that there are some slight imbalances when it comes to Continue Reading...

Minecraft Magic: The Gathering Skin Pack DLC Review

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Minecraft is still getting new content and DLC to keep the game fresh and customisable for players. The latest addition to the game is a skin pack that has been wanted for some time, Magic: The Gathering characters are now available for Windows 10 and Pocket editions of Minecraft. Gameplay For some time now, the only way fane of Magic: Continue Reading...

Daily Joystick Podcast Episode 248 – PS5 due out in 2018? Really?

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On this week’s episode of the DJ Podcast we discuss the latest rumours surrounding the PlayStation 5 console and its supposed 10tflops?  Also we discuss Ubisoft’s plans for 2017 and Nintendo’s upcoming E3 plans.  Tune it, its video gaming goodness beamed to your ears. Click below to watch the full podcast. To play the podcast in your browser window, click Continue Reading...

Prey Review

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In 2006 Human Head Games invaded living rooms and abducted gamers in their first person shooter release, Prey. Native American Tommy, his girl Jen and grandfather Enisi were abducted by an alien ship known as The Sphere, which was a living organism in itself and needed to harvest lifeforms to produce the energy required to sustain itself. Prey used portals Continue Reading...