Sunday, 18 March 2018

Borg vs McEnroe: DVD Review

Borg vs McEnroe: DVD Review

Tennis and its rivalries seem to be de rigeur in the back half of the cinematic year.
Borg vs McEnroe: Film Review

First there was Battle of the Sexes, and now fresh from opening TIFF this year, comes a rather arthouse look at the rivalry between Bjorn Borg and John McEnroe in the Wimbledon final of 1980.

Essentially more a psychological piece which favours a more rounded look at the Swedish legend Bjorg, Metz's film is a curious beast; one which is content to look at the sporting rivalry and suggest this pair have more in common than they do in conflict.

Gunadson's calm veneer gives a brief insight into Borg, but the film's writing favours him anyway, with more time spent exploring how he was as volatile in his early days as McEnroe, the tabloid-dubbed SuperBrat, was on court.

Borg vs McEnroe: Film Review

From seeing Skarsgard taking the young Borg on and mentoring him away from his explosive rage to a more pristine and precise form of gameplay, the film's interests lie in showing the pair have a common ground that's more unspoken than it is explained.

It doesn't stop Metz being quite basic with the delivery of this set up - he prefers to use quieter soundtracks for Borg's current state of mind and backstory, whereas McEnroe, who's served up only the briefest of an insight into his past, is given loud brash music to show the difference. It's not just that it's heavy-handed, it's a little jarring.

Thankfully, despite the relatively formulaic and stress-free delivery of the Wimbledon final, Metz's leads shine through to deliver great cinematic lobs.

LaBeouf is a simmering mess of a man as McEnroe; he's one who's riddled with doubt and anger at his brash, brazenportrayal in the media (seems almost biographical in retrospect).

And Gunadson's calm quiet delivery speaks volumes to both the fragility of Borg and his reputation as he chased the fifth consecutive Wimbledon win.

Borg vs McEnroe: Film Review

Ultimately, Borg vs McEnroe serves up a few lobs and volleys as well as some back and forth for a sports rivalry film. It's definitely got loftier arthouse ambitions and it almost meets them. 

Friday, 16 March 2018

Shadow of the Tomb Raider Reveal

Shadow of the Tomb Raider Reveal


The Game Launches on Xbox One, PlayStation, and PC Simultaneously on September 14

SYDNEY, 16th March 2018 - Square Enix® today announced Shadow of the Tomb Raider™ will be available in six months for the Xbox One family of devices including Xbox One X, PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and Windows PC/Steam®. All platforms will launch simultaneously on September 14, 2018.
Shadow of the Tomb Raider will be unveiled on April 27, 2018. Fans around the world can visit for a chance to play the game and meet the developers at one of three exclusive reveal events.
Watch the Shadow of the Tomb Raider Teaser Trailer




Signature fighting style, English voice of Geralt of Rivia and the Kaer Morhen stage as special features

BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Europe and CD PROJEKT RED, creators of The Witcher games series, announce Geralt of Rivia joining the playable character roster of SOULCALIBUR VI, the long-waited weapon-based 3D fighting game scheduled to be launched in 2018.

Geralt was trained at the elite School of the Wolf and is considered one of the deadliest monster slayers. He possesses superhuman reflexes and strength, as well as superior sword fighting skills. Players who choose to fight as Geralt will utilize the witcher’s signature fighting style — a combination of swordplay, ability-enhancing potions, and combat magic. Doug Cockle — the English voice of Geralt of Rivia — returns in SOULCALIBUR VI to reprise the role. Gamers will also be able to fight inKaer Morhen — home keep of the School of the Wolf. Accompanying players in battle will be “Hunt or be Hunted” — an iconic composition from The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt soundtrack.

SOULCALIBUR is well known in the fighting games genre for including iconic guest characters. When we were approached with the idea of doing a crossover, we thought our community would really enjoy playing as the witcher,” said Marcin Momot, Community Lead at CD PROJEKT RED. “We’ve collaborated with BANDAI NAMCO artists to faithfully recreate Geralt, and shared original Witcher 3 assets like Geralt’s model, animations, and weapons. I think BANDAI NAMCO did an outstanding job of capturing all the details and introducing The Witcher to SOULCALIBUR in a way fans of both series will enjoy,” added Marcin Momot.

The legendary weapon-based 3D fighting game returns to its roots. SOULCALIBUR VI has never looked more dynamic or dramatic, intensified with eye-popping graphics powered by Unreal Engine 4. Travel through the signature 16th century stages and experience the struggle for the two legendary swords using a complete roster of returning iconic SOULCALIBUR characters including Mitsurugi Sophitia, along with Kilik, Nightmare, Ivy and some newcomers!

SOULCALIBUR VI, featuring Geralt of Rivia and the training grounds of Kaer Morhen stage, will be launched in 2018 for PlayStation®4, Xbox One and PC Digital via STEAM® and other distributors. For more information about the game and other products from BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Europe please visit:, follow us on Facebook at , or join the conversation at

Wolfenstein II: The Deeds of Captain Wilkins is now available for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One

Wolfenstein II: The Deeds of Captain Wilkins is now available for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One

We are happy to announce Wolfenstein II: The Deeds of Captain Wilkins is now available for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

The Deeds of Captain Wilkins, the final installment in the Freedom Chronicles trilogy, follows renowned US Army veteran and resistance fighter Captain Gerald Wilkins. Travel to Nazi-controlled Alaska, armed with a stolen experimental battlewalker contraption, to stop a nefarious superweapon known as the Sun Gun.

The Deeds of Captain Wilkins is the third expansion in the Freedom Chronicles Season Pass, a series of DLC packs for Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus featuring the stories of three unique heroes fighting for liberty against the Nazi scourge. 

The Freedom Chronicles Season Pass can be purchased digitally on all platforms. Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus launched on October 27 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC, to widespread praise from the critics and community, including winning Best Action Game at the 2017 Game Awards.

For more information about Wolfenstein II, visit

This Week in GTA Online: Double Cash in Bunker Series & Occupy Modes

This Week in GTA Online: Double Cash in Bunker Series & Occupy Modes

Climb aboard a rocket-propelled flying motorcycle and take control of fiercely-contested capture zones in Occupy, paying out Double GTA$ & RP through March 19th. The more zones you occupy, the faster your score increases, so coordinate with your team to seize and hold down as many capture points as you can. 
Enter the Bunker Series corona on your map (or launch any Bunker Adversary Mode via the in-game menu) and earn Double GTA$ & RP for dealing out some subterranean damage in:
And tune in tomorrow Wednesday March 14 at 5pm Eastern for the official Rockstar live stream where we’ll be playing this week’s double cash and RP modes and much more with very special guestsThe Martinez Brothers and friends. Make sure you’re following and subscribed to Rockstar Games on FacebookYouTube and Twitch for go-live notifications.

If you've ever dreamed of commanding a vicious team of mercenaries or issuing an orbital strike from the comfort of your own underground lair, Maze Bank Foreclosures is here to help with deep discounts on select Facilities through March 19th. You can also find deals on popular Aircraft, Super cars, Weaponized Vehicles and more:





Sydney, Australia – 15th March, 2018 – SEGA® Europe Ltd. has an Altered Beast™ of an announcement certain to create an Alien Storm™ amongst the Shining Force™ of retro SEGA fans out there, as SEGA® Mega Drive Classics™ is set to release for PlayStation® 4 and Xbox® One on 29th May, 2018.
The collection has over 50 retro classics to experience across every genre; arcade action, shooters, beat ‘em ups, puzzlers, old favourites and hidden gems, with a raft of modern features. These include online multiplayer, achievements, mirror modes, rewind and save states meaning players old and new should find revisiting these great games an absolute Sonic 3D Blast. Visit the product page for more details,

SEGA Mega Drive Classics is available to pre-order now. It comes complete with a double sided Golden Axe™ and Streets of Rage™ poster, identical to the ones you will see in the game’s 90s inspired retro gamer’s bedroom, the hub through which players can access the entire collection.

To Gain Ground™ on all the latest information about SEGA and the SEGA Mega Drive Classics visit You can also follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

Go now, be the Light Crusader™ you always dreamed you could be…

TOM CLANCY’S GHOST RECON® WILDLANDS Free Update “New Assignment” Available Today

TOM CLANCY’S GHOST RECON® WILDLANDS Free Update “New Assignment” Available Today

Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands Concludes Its First Year of Post-Launch Content with an Extensive PvP-Focused Update

SYDNEY, Australia – March 15, 2018 – Ubisoft has announced that New Assignment, the new major free update for Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon® Wildlands, is available on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Windows PC today.

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New Assignment continues to expand the Ghost War experience by adding three new classes and wraps up the total of six additional classes planned to be introduced within the span of the Ghost War roadmap. Available in all PvP modes, the new classes introduced in New Assignment are:

-     The Trapper: an expert shooter equipped with a semi-automatic sniper rifle with the ability to mark downed enemies and deploy remote KO-gas traps to stun and damage enemies.
-     The Guerilla: a support-class specialized in diversion tactics and equipped with a smoke-grenade launcher drone.
-     The Stalker: a sharpshooter specialized in silently dispatching her enemies thanks to her special abilities.

With 18 diverse classes to choose from, players will have more tactical options and ways to approach situations on the Ghost War battlefield than ever.

New Assignment will also introduce two new maps, “Refinery” and “Cliffside,” available for the Extraction mode exclusively, as well as a series of updates addressing player feedback for both PvP and PvE modes. A new map-voting toolwill notably allow players to vote for one of three possible Ghost War maps, each from a different game mode, at the start of every new PvP Quickplay and Ranked match.

The new maps and gameplay updates will be available free and simultaneously to all players. Season Pass and Ghost War Pass owners will immediately unlock the three new classes with an exclusive seven-day early access, while other players will be able to unlock classes with Prestige credits earned through progression or to purchase them via the in-game store. These classes round off the PvP content included in the Season Pass and Ghost War Pass offers.

For more information about the contents of New Assignment, please visit:

Launched on March 7, 2017, Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands received substantial post-launch support during its first year with the release of two expansions, a regularly updated tactical 4v4 PvP experience, as well as several updates for the PvE campaign including special missions and limited-time challenges. Following the release of New Assignment, Ghost War Updates 5 and 6 will merge into a single update planned for early April.

“We want to thank players for their continuous support and feedback during its first year,” said Nouredine Abboud, Senior Producer. “We have much more to come and cannot wait to share more information with you!”