Author: Paul Jones

Ashes Cricket – The Ashes in the Palm of Your Hand

It’s nearly summer and that can only mean one thing… cricket. We visited Big Ant Studios in Melbourne for a look at Ashes Cricket, where gamers can compete in both the men’s and women’s Ashes. There was a point this year where the very future of the forthcoming Ashes series was in jeopardy. Cricket Australia (CA) and Australian Cricketers Association (ACA) were locked in a pay dispute and as each month passed, speculation was rife that the only competition in cricket that matters would be cancelled. However, according to the CEO of Big Ant Studios, Ross Symons (a man...

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Star Wars: Battlefront II – On the Campaign Trail

You wanted it. I wanted it. Everyone wanted it. And now we’ve got it. STACK spoke with David Robillard about bringing a campaign to Star Wars: Battlefront II. Back in late 2015 as the Star Wars: Battlefront release shadow lengthened, a chorus of criticism, led by such industry luminaries as The Force Awakens stars John Boyega and Simon Pegg, was levelled at EA for not including a campaign mode in the game. It was understandable: DICE had just delivered the most authentic Star Wars game to date. It had special effects audio taken directly from the original source files...

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Call of Duty: WWII – War Stories

Narrative director at Sledgehammer Games, Scott Whitney, talks Call of Duty: World War II campaign with STACK. Back in 2008, the Call of Duty franchise left the battlefields of World War II in search of new ways to excite an audience seeking bigger and better bangs. Gamers had grown tired of vintage warfare. WWII first-person shooters had, at that point, been a regular on the release sheet for ten years with Medal of Honor and Call of Duty competing in the triple-A space. The popularity of Saving Private Ryan (1997), a film that revolutionised the way war films were...

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The Daring Raids of WWII

Here are some of the more daring accomplishments from soldiers in WWII.  Sidi Haneish Airfield – July 26, 1942 David Stirling’s SAS had earned a reputation for its covert operations in the North African desert. Airfields, fuel and ammo dumps were the primary targets. The raids were so effective that the German and Italian forces increased the defences around these sites. Consequently, the SAS were no longer able to sneak onto airfields unnoticed. Undeterred, Stirling conceived a plan to simply drive onto the airfields in a convoy of jeeps. On July 26, 1942, that’s exactly what he did. After...

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