Stories by Matthew Sainsbury

Just Dance 2

I don't think anyone saw this coming. The original Just Dance was a terrible game, bordering on shovelware. It barely worked, it looked like a budget title, and the dance routines and music were largely uninspired.

Sengoku Basara: Samurai Heroes

I think I know how Sengoku Basara happened. One of the head honchos over at Capcom has a son, let's say around 10 years old. And like many young boys in Japan, he is a fan of Koei's Samurai Warriors series.

Space Invaders: Infinity Gene

A strange thing happened the other day. It was a typical day at the GamePro towers, when I happened to walk past the beanbag-infested games room and heard Madonna's 'Material Girl' blasting from the sound system.

Demon's Souls

After a short tutorial, a giant demon smashed my hero to pieces. He was then kinda-sorta revived in a ghost form, and I started Demon's Souls proper. I wandered up the steps to a mammoth Gothic castle, knocked off a few zombie-things, and was general...

Greed Corp

Before 90 per cent of households played videogames on rainy weekends, families would sit around a table and whip out a board game. You’ve probably heard of them – Monopoly, Chess and Scrabble are pretty much all that’s left, but once it was a thrivin...

Nintendo Wii: the ultimate hardcore console?

Recently, there’s been a lot of press about SEGA and EA’s disappointment with the sales of 'adult' Wii games, such as Mad World and Dead Space: Extraction. While games like Wii Sports Resort seem to sell by the truckload, many 'mature-themed' titles ...

The Top 10 DSiWare games

The DSi XL is just around the corner, and one of the main reasons to pick one up is the DSiWare shop which has -- slowly but steadily, picked up steam over the last year. There are some genuine blinders available for cheap download now -- but which a...

Style Boutique

We'll get something straight out of the way: Style Boutique has not been designed for gore fiends. If you can't play a game that doesn't involve bonus points for decapitation, you’re probably not even reading this review in the first place.

Ashes Cricket 2009 (Wii)

I very nearly gave this game a score of 0. Seriously, what the heck were they thinking asking Shane Warne to commentate? This nearly unforgivable lapse in judgement aside, there’s a decent game of cricket hidden within Ashes Cricket 2009 (AKA "Wii Cr...

Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games

In February of 2010, athletes from across the globe will head on over to Vancouver, Canada, to participate in the Winter Olympics. For a couple of weeks, sports we wouldn’t otherwise care about will be plastered over our televisions, and everyone wil...

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First impression on unpacking the Q702 test unit was the solid feel and clean, minimalist styling.

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