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VideAU Games Review: Tales from the Borderlands - Episode 3: Catch a Ride (PC, 2015)

The newest episode of Telltale’s Tales from the Borderlands might be it’s funniest one yet. “Catch a Ride” picks up moments after the conclusion of Episode 2 and sees Rhys and Fiona’s long con becoming more and more perilous with every new hostile encounter, while adding something entirely new to the Borderlands universe - genuine beauty.

E3 2015: The ten most surprising announcements from E3 2015

This year’s E3 Expo was one of the most impactful and exciting in years, managing to surprise even the most jaded, cynical gaming enthusiasts with it’s many announcements and trailers. Now that the expo has drawn to a close for another year, we thought we’d round up the ten announcements, demos and trailers that took us most by surprise.

VideAU Games Review: Heroes of the Storm (PC, 2015)

If you aren’t especially into the MOBA (Multiplayer Online Battle Arena) genre, Blizzard Entertainment is determined to change your mind. I’ve played both of the biggest MOBAs in the world - League of Legends and DOTA 2 - and neither of them took. I’ve tried Smite, I even gave the ill-fated DC Comics MOBA Infinite Crisis a go. None of them grabbed me. Why is it, then, that can’t I stop playing Heroes of the Storm?

E3 2015: A complete schedule of all the livestream events at this year's show

It's the biggest week of the year for gaming news starts right now and thanks to the wonder of the internet you can now watch it all unfold as it happens! Many of this year's biggest E3 press conferences will be streamed live online to audiences around the world. We've got the complete list of when and where you'll be able to see them live after the jump.

VideAU Games News Byte: Gird your wallets - the Steam Summer Sale has arrived.

Every year we know it's coming, and every year most of us fail to adequately prepare. The Steam Summer Sale has begun and with it comes the usual explosion of crazy cheap PC games. If you've been waiting to stock up on newer titles, now is the time.

VideAU Tech News Byte: Apple announces Spotify competitor, Apple Music

Apple have used their keynote address at the company's WWDC 2015 event to announce Apple Music, Apple's first serious foray into subscription-based music streaming. The app will go head to head with other streaming services like Spotify, Pandora, Deezer and Tidal in a bid for market dominance.

VideAU Games News Byte: The E3 trailer for Lego Marvel's Avengers is here! Hulk selfies!

With Lego Jurassic World right around the corner, Warner Bros. have released the first trailer for the game in the ever-expanding Lego franchise, Lego Marvel's Avengers. This trailer's got everything - explosions, bricks and Hulk selfies.

VideAU Tech News Bob-omb: All the coolest announcements from Apple's WWDC 2015 event

Apple held its annual World Wide Developer's Conference in San Francisco over the weekend and announced a slew of brand new software updates across all of your favourite Apple devices from desktops to mobiles. We've got all the coolest announcements in one place.

VideAU Games News Byte: Fortnite coming to Mac, beta access confirmed

Epic Games' entry into the free-to-play team shooter genre has been confirmed for release on Mac during Apple's WWDC keynote. Better still, Mac players will be able to participate in the next beta when it drops in Q3 this year.

VideAU Games News Byte: Heroes of the Storm to receive tons of Diablo content during months-long Eternal Conflict event

Blizzard's free-to-play MOBA/brawler Heroes of the Storm launched around the world last week with their latest character, Johanna, but it turns out she wasn't all Blizzard had up their closely-guarded sleeves. June 23 will see the release of a Diablo-themed battleground onto the public test realm along with a new playable Hero, Diablo villain The Butcher.

VideAU Tech News Byte: The first wave of Steam Machines arrive in the US October 16

The first wave of Steam Machines, computers-as-consoles built to run Valve's SteamOS and the many games on its service, will be delivered into the hands of a few lucky pre-order customers in the US on October 16. Sale machines will begin to arrive November 10. Also arriving: the Steam Controller and Steam Link!

VideAU Games Interview: Chris Sigaty and Alan Dabiri from Blizzard chat about Heroes of the Storm

Blizzard's latest title, the MOBA/all-star brawler Heroes of the Storm has finally been released and to celebrate, Blizzard hosted a launch event for fans at Event Cinemas. On hand were Technical Director Alan Dabiri (WarCraft III, StarCraft II) and Executive Producer Chris Sigaty (WarCraft III, StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void and guitar hero in Blizzard's house band Elite Tauren Chieftain) and we were lucky enough to chat to them both during their visit.

VideAU Games News Byte: Diablo 3's Johanna is the latest hero character to join Heroes of the Storm

Blizzard's Heroes of the Storm went into full release today and has brought with it a brand new hero - Johanna, better known as the Crusader from Diablo 3. Check out her introductory trailer after the jump.

VideAU Games News Byte: Space puzzler 0rbitalis out now on Steam

0rbitalis is a minimalist puzzle game that pits you against the power of gravity, exits Steam Early Access today, now available for PC and Mac with a 25% discount for the first week of release.

VideAU Games News Byte: You can now buy retro classic Chip's Challenge, and it's unreleased sequel, on Steam

Chip's Challenge is a landmark puzzle/adventure title that was released twenty-five years ago on Windows 3.1 and the heavyweight world champion handheld, the Atari Lynx. The game, and it's unreleased sequel Chip's Challenge 2, have arrived on Steam and, for retro fans and video game historians, it's basically Christmas.