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Nintendo Direct Australian times

Where to see Friday’s Nintendo Direct in Australian times

September 23, 2021

If you’re hunting for where you can see this week’s Nintendo Direct in Australian times, look no further. The tradition of the late-September Nintendo Direct broadcast lives on. Nintendo announced its next direct-to-consumer broadcast is coming tomorrow — Friday, September 24, 2021. Nintendo said on socials that the broadcast will run for around 40 minutes. […]

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Call of Duty Vanguard beta

Call of Duty: Vanguard Beta Impressions: Tone and tenor

September 22, 2021

It’s that military shooter end of the year again, and Call of Duty Vanguard is hot on the horizon. A franchise well known for its collection of action-packed World War 2 shooters has come full circle, as developer Sledgehammer Games have opted in to take Call of Duty: Vanguard back in time for an old […]

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Balenciaga Fortnite

Balenciaga drops Fortnite fits in-game and IRL

September 22, 2021

Fortnite has partnered with luxury fashion label Balenciaga on a run of clothing both in-game and IRL. The collaboration includes updated (and highly fashionable) skins for fan-favourite characters Doggo, Ramirez, Knight, and Banshee. Certain skins are reactive and will change colour in concert with your actions during play. You can pick up each skin individually  […]

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NBA 2K22

NBA 2K22 Review: Consistency, and the art of being a team player

September 17, 2021

NBA 2K22 couldn’t have arrived at a better time. It’s been a rough couple of seasons for the NBA. A global pandemic, postponed games, bubble playoffs, shortened seasons and play-in tournaments have charted a new future for the sport. The lone beacon of consistency: that the NBA 2K franchise will smash out its annual instalment, […]

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Rustler Review: a not-so-perfect medieval homage to classic Grand Theft Auto

September 16, 2021

Rustler has been on Steam’s Early Access since February of this year, but has only recently fully-launched. You’re thrown back into the good ol’ medieval days as Guy, who just wants to join the Grand Tournament. Well, his buddy, Buddy, has forced him to want to. Now, Guy’s also forced to commit all sorts of […]

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Deathloop

Deathloop Review: Deja vu, I’ve just been in this place before

September 13, 2021

Deathloop is a brand new IP from Arkane Studios, the team behind Dishonored and Prey. Arkane makes “immersive sims,” a school of game design that considers player agency to be of paramount importance. Whatever idea the player might have, in whatever way they choose to tackle an objective, the game should accommodate for it. This […]

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Marvel's Spider-Man 2

Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 trailer confirms Venom as major villain

September 10, 2021

Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 has been formally unveiled during this morning’s PlayStation Showcase. The biggest news from the trailer is that fan-favourite villain Venom is along for the ride. The trailer is short and sweet, with a voice-over intoning threats toward both Peter Parker and Miles Morales. The game will be the sequel to one of […]

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Marvel's Wolverine

Marvel’s Wolverine in development at Insomniac

September 10, 2021

Marvel’s Wolverine was just about the last thing we expected to see from Insomniac Games today. The title was revealed during today’s PlayStation Showcase with a short cinematic teaser. We see Logan himself, alone at a bar with his back to the camera. A close up on his hand reveals bloody knuckles, suggesting he’s been […]

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Uncharted Legacy of Thieves

Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection brings PS4 adventure to next-gen

September 10, 2021

Uncharted Legacy of Thieves Collection will bring both PS4 era games in the beloved series to the PlayStation 5. Both Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End and Uncharted: The Lost Legacy are included in the package. Both titles have been remastered for play on the PS5 hardware. But the special surprise is that the package will […]

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Forsaken

New Forspoken trailer gives glimpse of powers, fantasy world

September 10, 2021

Forspoken is one of a few brand new IP in the spotlight during today’s PlayStation Showcase. Originally unveiled at the PS5 Showcase last November, this new Forspoken trailer plays a bit like a young adult novel. We have a plucky young protagonist named Frey, who hails from our own real-world. Frey is pulled across dimensions […]

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Knights of the Old Republic Remake

A Knights of the Old Republic Remake is coming. This is not a drill.

September 10, 2021

A Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Remake is coming. Yes, you read the headline correctly. The promised time is finally at hand. Developed by Aspyr in partnership with LucasFilm Games and Sony Interactive Entertainment, the game is a ground-up remake of the beloved 2003 Bioware RPG. Set over a thousand years prior to […]

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Tiny Tina's Wonderlands

New Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands trailer features D&D, guns, and Babymetal

September 10, 2021

A brand new Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands trailer dropped during today’s PlayStation Showcase. Allow us for a moment to put Bill Hader’s Stefan voice because this trailer has ~everything~. It’s got Dungeons & Dragons. It’s got Borderlands gunplay and looting. The great Ashly Burch returning to the role of Tiny Tina. It even has Babymetal‘s seminal […]

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God of War Ragnarok

New God of War Ragnarok trailer suggests Asgard is very angry

September 10, 2021

We’ve waited a long time for information on God of War Ragnarok. Today, at last, the drought is over. A brand new story trailer debuted at today’s PlayStation Showcase. The trailer features a rush of images from the next phase of Kratos and Atreyu’s journey into Norse mythology. It appears the game takes place several […]

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Elder Scrolls Online

Bethesda’s CJ Grebb on the art of The Elder Scrolls Online: Blackwood

September 10, 2021

CJ Grebb has been at Bethesda’s ZeniMax Online Studios for nearly 10 years. The beating art heart of Mythic Entertainment, later BioWare Mythic, Grebb was art director on titles like Dark Age of Camelot and Imperator before heading to ZOS in 2012. Since January of 2019, he’s been the art director for The Elder Scrolls […]

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every PlayStation Showcase

Every trailer from today’s PlayStation Showcase stream

September 10, 2021

If you’re looking for every trailer from today’s PlayStation Showcase presentation, look no further. Sony rolled out a series of heavyweight swings from its first-party studios and its third-party partners. We had surprises like Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic Remake and Marvel’s Wolverine. We had long-awaited first-looks at God of War Ragnarok and […]

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every PlayStation Showcase

Where to see the PlayStation Showcase in Australian times

September 4, 2021

PlayStation Showcase will kick off this Friday, September 10, 2021, with a look at upcoming titles from Sony’s first-party video game studios. It’s an interesting time of year for PlayStation to hold a show like this, though unsurprising if we’re honest. Since pulling out of E3 several years ago, and its relative lack of presence […]

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Call of Duty: Vanguard Champion Hill Alpha Impressions

September 1, 2021

Believe it or not, Call of Duty: Vanguard was just announced. And with that release trailer barely two weeks old, PlayStation owners got the chance to test a slice of the multiplayer pie that is yet to come; Champion Hill. For what’s being touted as a brand new mode, feels like a callback to the […]

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Step Up With the Latest NBA 2K22 Gameplay Trailer

September 1, 2021

If you’re an NBA fan like I am, this time of the year feels different. Spring is on the way for us Australians, and there’s just something special in the air. The fact that a new NBA 2K game is upon us, that is. Even though the wait is almost over, fans were gifted a […]

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Tsushima Director's Cut

Ghost of Tsushima Director’s Cut Review: The unbearable weight of compromise

August 27, 2021

Ghost of Tsushima Director’s Cut marks the second time this game has come along at the right moment. Originally arriving at the end of the PlayStation 4 era, it was an amalgam of the ways game design had changed since the console’s inception. It was the last hurrah, a way to bring the PS4 era […]

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No More Heroes 3

No More Heroes 3 Review: A good time gone bad

August 27, 2021

Since the original, No More Heroes has provided its fans with competent combat, expressive visuals and a consistent sense of humour that allows characters with names like Travis Touchdown to remain memorable and relevant. It is with No More Heroes 3 that Travis returns to a world of intergalactic assassins, fourth-wall-breaking jokes and a combat […]

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Overwatch to rename McCree, no future characters to be named after staff

August 27, 2021

Activision Blizzard will rename Overwatch character Jesse McCree in a future update. The announcement came via a social media post on official Overwatch channels. A message from the Overwatch team. pic.twitter.com/2W3AV7Pv6X — Overwatch (@PlayOverwatch) August 26, 2021 “As we continue to discuss how we best live up to our values and to demonstrate our commitment […]

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Saints Row

Saints Row Reboot Explodes In New Trailer

August 26, 2021

The Saints Row franchise is being treated to a welcome reboot. The zany antics and humour the series is known for appear to be back in full force. In a fresh trailer shown at Gamescom 2021, this reboot will simply be titled Saints Row. The trailer is centred around a group of four friends, scouting […]

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Experience a New Tactical RPG With Marvel’s Midnight Suns

August 26, 2021

Marvel Madness continues with a new trailer, featuring a combination of some of Marvel’s most popular superheroes, including Wolverine, Doctor Strange, Captain Marvel and Ghost Rider. This is Marvel’s Midnight Suns. Based on the Midnight Sons comic run, the game is touted as a tactical RPG at heart. This cinematic trailer showcased the depth and […]

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Call of Duty Vanguard

Escape Stalingrad in Call of Duty Vanguard’s New Gameplay Trailer

August 26, 2021

The recent reveal of Call of Duty Vanguard left fans excited for a return to World War 2. However, it wasn’t until this morning’s Gamescom 2021 gameplay walkthrough that we were treated to a much more impressive look at the upcoming campaign. Editor’s note: Covering video games produced by Activision Blizzard is fraught at present. […]

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Far Cry 6 Gamescom

Far Cry 6 gets Gamescom 2021 trailer, Giancarlo still chewing the scenery

August 26, 2021

Ubisoft has unveiled yet another cinematic story trailer for Far Cry 6 during the Gamescom Opening Night Live broadcast. The trailer is heavy on character, and once again placed Giancarlo Esposito’s villain Anton Castillo at its centre. The trailer provides yet another glimpse of his young son, brutally and strictly trained to follow in his […]

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Dying Light 2

Dying Light 2 Keeps the Action Moving With a New Trailer

August 25, 2021

It’s safe to say that Dying Light 2 has had a lengthy development run leading up to the next generation of consoles. An indefinite delay has turned itself into one of the most promising zombie titles in recent memory, packed with tense action, incredible set pieces, and that smooth parkour that made the first Dying […]

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Flight Simulator World Update 6

Microsoft Flight Simulator‘s World Update 6 to expand world again

August 25, 2021

The hotly anticipated Flight Simulator DLC, World Update 6, is coming in early September. With Microsoft Flight Simulator releasing on Xbox’s next-generation consoles last month, a whole new group of enthusiasts have been sinking their teeth into one of the best iterations in the long running series, with incredible visuals and clever controller functionality. But […]

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Sea of Thieves mayhem

Sea of Thieves Embraces Mayhem With a New Borderlands Event

August 25, 2021

Sea of Thieves is no stranger to mayhem, nor a good crossover event. The game’s recent resurgence, thanks to Xbox Game Pass, is drawing in more players than ever. So much so, that Pirates of the Caribbean wanted in, bringing Jack Sparrow, the Black Pearl and a range of new and exciting content. If that […]

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Forza Horizon 5

Forza Horizon 5 gets Gamescom deep dive

August 25, 2021

Forza Horizon 5 developer Playground Games appeared on the Xbox Gamescom Stream for a deep dive into their upcoming game. As announced at E3 this year, Forza Horizon 5 heads to Mexico. The first trailer features the game’s opening sequence, in which players arrive in Mexico for the first time. Players are dropped out of […]

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Danganronpa

Danganronpa, or how I learned to love the Irrefutable Bullet

August 23, 2021

The last 18 months of life all over the world have been chaotic at best. The undeniable fact is that there’s never been a more opportune time to fall into the embrace of video games. But sheltering at home hasn’t just resulted in me playing more video games. I’m also immersing myself in gaming that […]

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