Author Archives: Ryan Livingstone

Interview: Alex Hutchinson talks Everything ‘Far Cry 4′

At PAX Australia we were lucky enough to spend some time talking with the Creative Director for Far Cry 4, Alex Hutchinson. With the game releasing on November 18th, Alex talked about some of the inspiration for designing Kryat, his experience from Assassin’s Creed 3 to Far Cry and what we can expect from Pagan [...]
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Can ‘Dying Light’ Shine Bright?

After Techland recently decided to abandon the last-gen version for Dying Light, I quickly began to see why in the very short demo available at PAX Australia. It would be quite difficult ensuring both generations would obtain the maximum effect Techland has set out to achieve, and it looks like a good decision. I got [...]
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Interview with ‘AC Rogue’s’ Lead Game Designer

Last weekend at PAX Australia we were fortunate enough to spend some time talking to Mark Hampden who is the lead game designer for the upcoming Assassin’s Creed Rogue. Mark filled us in on some of the inspiration behind the environments, storyline and general improvements for Rogue, which comes out November 13th alongside Assassin’s Creed [...]
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Top Three Indie Games At PAX Australia

Last weekend I was privileged enough to attend PAX Melbourne and experience some incredible indie games in the Indie Pavilion. There were a huge number of indie developers showing off their new games, with enough variety to please every indie game lover. I played through many, but I found these three games were the most [...]
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Alien: Isolation Review – Survival Horror turned Thriller

Platforms - PC, Xbox One, PS4, Xbox 360, PS3 Publisher - Sega  Developer – Creative Assembly Genre - Survival Horror/Thriller So close, Creative Assembly, so close. Right from the beginning of Alien: Isolation you could tell you were walking into something special. From the drum-roll introduction of the old school 20th Century logo with the use of VHS footage, [...]
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‘FIFA 15′ – the Good, the Bad and the Damn Ref

It’s that time of year again, the annual release of a new FIFA with new things we love, but also hate. Every FIFA fan eagerly anticipates just what the new systems are going to offer to your gameplay, and how they will either improve you, or make you break your 23rd controller. After playing it [...]
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‘WildStar’ Part Two – The Saviour of In-Game Housing

Part One of WildStar can be found here. House customisation has always been one factor of a game which I immensely enjoy. Whether it be designing and building a house on Sims or propping up with properties around Skyrim, it is something which you can control how you desire. It allows you to put your own [...]
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‘WildStar’ Review in Progress – The Beginning

Class played: Stalker Level reached in this article: 14 There is something about WildStar that grabs your attention more than Elder Scrolls Online or Guild Wars 2. I didn’t know what to expect when I first began WildStar. I had played years of World of Warcraft and only dabbled in the two previously-mentioned titles but [...]
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Message to Rockstar: Push Your Limits For the Gamers

Well, what better way to unexpectedly announce the release time frame for Grand Theft Auto V. We saw a tonne of new information about upcoming games today, but in my opinion the GTA V port is at the top. There is no doubt the console versions will greatly benefit from the hardware of the next-gen [...]
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[Update] E3 2014 – ‘Grand Theft Auto V’ Coming to PS4

Update It has been confirmed that GTA V will also be hitting the Xbox One, and the PC. Sony revealed that Grand Theft Auto V will be coming to PlayStation 4. Grand Theft Auto V will be coming to Playstation 4 in Autumn. The PlayStation 4 will have enhanced visuals, saved transfers from PlayStation 3 [...]
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E3 2014 – ‘The Last of Us: Remastered’ Date Revealed

Sony has revealed the date for The Last of Us: Remastered, which is to be released for the PlayStation 4 on 29 July 2014 . The Last of Us was critically acclaimed on PlayStation 3 and was arguably one of the greatest games of the past generation of consoles. More details to follow. Ryan Livingstone [...]
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E3 2014 – Ubisoft Reveals New ‘Far Cry 4′ Trailer

Ubisoft has revealed a new Far Cry 4 trailer from the first five minutes of the game. Developed by Ubisoft Montreal, the trailer begins with your character aboard a train going into the snowy mountains. The trailer also shows the new villain from the promotional image when Far Cry 4 was announced. More details and videos [...]
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E3 2014 – Behind-The-Scenes Footage & Commentary of ‘Dawngate’

E3 2014: EA has shown off some behind-the-scenes footage of Dawngate straight from the developer’s mouths. It shows off some the characters we can expect to see, with each developer mentioning their ideal character choose. The developers talked about their experience in creating the MOBA and how they wanted to make sure they created characters who [...]
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E3 2014 – ‘The Sims 4′ Character Footage

  E3 2014: EA showcased what we can expect to see from The Sims 4. The walk-through took us through the character customization, the community aspects within your neighborhood and the personal life of your created character. It also showed some of the online aspects in terms of sharing your characters with others. The EA representative [...]
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E3 2014 – First Content for Xbox One, ‘Tom Clancy’s: The Division’

E3 2014: Microsoft has announced new content first on Xbox One for Tom Clancy’s: The Division. The announcement was shown alongside new game-play footage which went through combat sequences. Tom Clancy’s: The Division is set for release in 2015 after it was recently pushed back. More details to follow. Ryan Livingstone is the PC Editor [...]
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