About Alayna Cole

Alayna Cole is a writer, editor, researcher, developer, and teacher. When she isn’t curled up in a ball and worrying about all of the hats she wears, she works and studies at the University of the Sunshine Coast and writes as a freelance games journalist.



Author Archives: Alayna Cole

Razer Hammerhead Duo Review

May 20th, 2019 | by Alayna Cole

Anyone who has followed my journalism work knows that reviewing hardware is usually outside my wheelhouse. But when my partner ...


Spyro Reignited Trilogy PS4 Review

November 14th, 2018 | by Alayna Cole

I’ve become known for reviewing all of those nostalgia-fuelled remasterings of classic 3D platformers, so of course I managed to ...


Yooka-Laylee PS4 Review

April 5th, 2017 | by Alayna Cole

Yooka-Laylee is the spiritual successor to Banjo-Kazooie, which was first released in 1998. This game shares more than just a ...


Mallow Drops PC Review

November 22nd, 2016 | by Alayna Cole

Mallow Drops is a puzzle game with a simple formula: use WASD to rotate the world and the arrow keys ...


Yo-kai Watch 2: Fleshy Souls 3DS Review

November 10th, 2016 | by Alayna Cole

I really enjoyed the original Yo-kai Watch game. It had moments of frustration—like a tendency to provide particularly hand-holding tutorials—but ...


Dishonored 2 (EB Expo 2016)

October 2nd, 2016 | by Alayna Cole

When I explained to Felicia at the Bethesda booth that I never played the original Dishonored, she nodded knowingly. ‘It ...


Couch Play at EB Expo 2016

October 2nd, 2016 | by Alayna Cole

In recent years, couch play seems to have taken a backseat in games (much to my dismay), with online multiplayer ...


PlayStation VR (EB Expo 2016)

October 2nd, 2016 | by Alayna Cole

Alayna Cole and Dakoda Barker try PlayStation VR Of the virtual reality devices that we’ve had the opportunity to check ...


Overcooked Preview

July 14th, 2016 | by Alayna Cole

I am the sort of person who played Farmville and Diner Dash religiously during high school, so give me any ...



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