You know the gaming world has got to a weird stage when the common theme of the reaction to a new game is pleasure that it is not completely broken.
Hayden Meikle reviews the latest in the popular Battlefield series.
Ralphie is still smiling.
My challenge this week is to review one of the two major football game releases without mentioning the other game.
Southland burst into life in the last 20 minutes to beat a North Otago XV 34-7 in a pre-season rugby clash in Oamaru today.
Valley has won its fifth Citizens Shield, and its first since 2009, after a 28-22 win over Kurow today.
Four wheels good, two wheels bad? That is probably an exaggerated summary of the respective treatment of motorsport disciplines in the video game industry, but it is not wholly inaccurate.
The race for the Citizens Shield has been thrown open after a topsy-turvy round today.
Valley continued its run of good form with a 52-17 thumping of second-placed Kurow in North Otago premier rugby today.
Valley produced its top form to upset top-of-the-table Old Boys 46-36 in a North Otago premier club rugby game at Weston today.
Valley recovered from a poor start and a second-half red card to beat Athletic Marist 34-25 in the Citizens Shield today, while 80 points were chalked up in Kurow.
There are rugby referees, hockey players, cricket captains, dairy farmers, veterinarians and mums.
Athletic Marist ground out an error-riddled 32-28 win over Excelsior and Kurow ran unbeaten Old Boys close in the North Otago premier rugby games today.
Old Boys started and finished strongly to post a seventh consecutive win in North Otago premier club rugby today.
Citizens Shield leaders Old Boys got a heck of a fright before holding on for a 29-14 win over Valley in North Otago premier rugby today.
Ben Nowell and Harvard Fale played starring roles as Kurow returned to its best form with a 60-21 win over Athletic Marist in North Otago premier club rugby today.
Old Boys emphasised their credentials as the team to beat in North Otago club rugby with a crushing 57-26 win over Kurow at Whitestone Contracting Stadium today.
Defending champions Old Boys opened the North Otago club rugby season with a 47-17 win over Valley at Weston today.
There are really no major problems with 'Gravel', the latest offering in the seemingly endless off-road arcade racing genre.
Motocross queen Courtney Duncan has done it again.