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has been playing MMO's for over a decade. Avid gamer, game tester, content creator, social media & inspiration addict she has also begun diving into the world of memoir & fiction writing @KiwiHypeGaming

September 2013
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July 2021
UPLIFT Vert Ergonomic Chair Review

Do you slouch all day, from the car, to work, back to back home again? I know I do, and I’m not proud of it, so who else is curious how much difference an ergonomic chair makes to long session computer users? UPLIFT Desk are here and hope to save the day with the Vert Ergonomic Office Chair. This is our official review.

UPLIFT 120 Degree Standing Desk & Single Monitor Arm Review

UPLIFT Desk is well-known in the business world for their ergonomic designs but what about the home office and gaming room? UPLIFT Desk have generously provided us with an ergonomic package to explore exactly that. If you’re at your PC for hours each day, you won’t want to skip this one. This is our official review of the UPLIFT 120 Degree Desk and Single Monitor Arm package.

Assassin's Creed Odyssey Review - Ubisoft's Wonder Woman

Following the monumental success of Assassins Creed Origins how could Ubisoft even attempt to make something as good, or better? Is it even possible? That is the question that has been echoed across the internet since Odyssey was first announced mid-May this year. We are honored to be able to charge head first into answering this question with our Assassin's Creed Odyssey review.

Strange Brigade Review - Spiffy, Tricky & Addictive, Old Chap!

Written like an old fashioned pulp-fiction matinee, feeling every bit an Indiana Jones movie with visual immersion as detailed as an AAA MMORPG - Rebellion development team’s newest title Strange Brigade launches this week with rip-roaring stories, animation, puzzles and gunfire all in the picturesque albeit zombie-ridden setting of 1930’s Egypt. How did this all come to be, what is a strange brigade and why are they here?

Geode - How Stories Light Up a World

There is so much more to Trove than meets the eye. Beyond the bold colors, voxel aesthetics and churning content constantly updated to keep us occupied is also story. Albeit, scattered story that mainly came to life when a new biome did, as well as via items in the game. Until Now with Trove Geode.

Under the Hood of 2050

When playing any game regardless of reviews or content creation like I am Defiance 2050 it's not only helpful but enjoyable to read forums which often prompts me to provide my own guides or insights where I see a need. In Defiance I’ve never felt compelled to do so as it has many passionate community members ready to contribute information and a data hub that’s been around as long as I can remember.

Outpost Zero Early Access Preview

Just when you think you couldn’t possibly be drawn to another survival after the many that have graced our gaming grid, just one trailer was all it took and I needed to get into Outpost Zero made by the folks over at Symmetric Games who have teamed up with tiny Build as they launch on Steam Early Access. The planet Gaiya is absolutely stunning, it drew me in like a moth to a flame but what did I have to do to dominate it?

Corsair HS70 Wireless Gaming Headset Review and GIVEAWAY

Today we’re taking a look at Corsair’s stylish new wireless gaming headset, the Corsair HS70 Wireless. Coming in at only $99.99, their competing in a busy market filled with great options. Are they worth the buy?

Is This the Best Way to Drive Yourself Crazy?

Headstart for Defiance 2050 snuck up on us pretty quickly after its announcement late February followed by closed, then open beta’s in June. Today Xbox and PlayStation launch officially with PC and to kick off this day in gaming history this is the first of three reviews in progress on Defiance 2050 that I look forward to providing over the coming weeks.

Geode & Bomber Royale Preview

I never thought voxel MMO Trove could get anymore brighter or cuter but Trion Worlds has proven me wrong announcing Trove Geode and Bomber Royale last month, releasing both updates on the Public Test Shard shortly after. Yours truly has been on there taking it all in and this is what I have discovered.

Are Fresh Starts Just a Phase?

There is no denying if you ever experienced this hybrid MMORPG Themepark Sandbox at maximum level for more than a few months that you fell in love with this game whether you liked it or not. Alpha ArcheAge remains the best version of AA a lot of us ever enjoyed because it was fresh, vibrant and full of promise.

Kiwi Bird's Thorough Look at MapleStory 2's First Closed Beta

Maple Story 2 Closed Beta Test is in full swing this week and the kind folks over at Nexon invited us in to look. This gamer has a long standing, love-hate relationship with overly-cute and voxel games. Trove has helped soften my need for MMORPG realism preferences, Animal Crossing Pocket Camp also offered some resolve but I’m still not completely at ease and need to know: Is Maple Story 2 enjoyable for someone like me who's also never played the original? I couldn’t wait to jump in and see!

Choosing The Right Glasses For Your Gaming Lifestyle

February 2018 I updated my glasses as I do regularly throughout the fifteen years I have worn prescriptions. Having tried many optic trends over the years I decided to skip the “extra benefits” offered because I had found no difference with previous pairs. Two months later, the kind folks at Sport RX generously offered the opportunity to try their BLUEdefense coated lenses. Do I tell them I’m sceptical or do I be a good sport and see if times have truly changed? I gratefully opted the latter.

Quality of Rift Prime Life

Rift Prime is three weeks old tomorrow and in today’s Prime Progression report we get up close and personal about the QOL (quality of life) aspects of Vigil.

Legends Return in 4.5 with New Progression Servers & Dragons!

Long awaited news from Trion Worlds and XL Games is finally here and we caught up with Merv "Khrolan" Lee Kwai (Senior Producer) and Seraphina “Celestrata” Brennan (Associate Producer) to hear all about it!