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Diablo 2 Resurrected technical alpha

Diablo 2 Resurrected Technical Alpha Impressions: Preserved in amber

April 23, 2021

The first thing you notice about the0 Diablo 2 Resurrected technical alpha is the way it looks just the way you remember it. The (by today’s standards) low-res models and environments have given way to a crisp, clean visual overhaul. It’s exactly the kind of remaster a community like the one that clings to Diablo […]

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Mortal Kombat Interview: Director Simon McQuoid and producer E. Bennett Walsh on honouring the game’s spirit

April 22, 2021

Mortal Kombat fans rejoice! The hotly anticipated (and fantastically violent) cinematic re-adaptation of the best-selling game has arrived in cinemas for all eager, and legal, eyes to see (you can read our review here). In conjunction with the film’s release, Peter Gray caught up with its director, Simon McQuoid, and producer, E. Bennett Walsh, to […]

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Flawless Victories: The history of Mortal Kombat and Injustice 2‘s NetherRealm Studios

April 22, 2021

I remember the first time I played Mortal Kombat, or at least I vaguely recall its influence and how ahead of its time it seemed to be. I remember how real it looked and sounded. I remember having the fatality codes tucked in its Mega Drive case in a time before the internet. But most […]

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The Elder Scrolls Online: Blackwood

The Elder Scrolls Online: Blackwood Preview: Companions and conflict

April 21, 2021

The Elder Scrolls Online: Blackwood is trying to solve to an impossible problem the game has grappled with for most of its life. Unable to fully emulate the trappings of its beloved parent series, and willing to fully embrace being its own thing, TESO has instead tried to do both. For the longest time, it has […]

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Outriders

Outriders Review: A Top-Tier Looter Shooter

April 11, 2021

From the moment we played the Outriders demo, our impression was of a functional and addictive looter shooter. Strong shooting and interesting powers overshadowed the demo’s repetitive mission structures and unrewarding grind. These are, of course, issues that affect the best in the genre. And, as a complete package, Outriders does indeed reflect the best […]

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coming to Game Pass

All the games coming to Xbox Game Pass in April 2021

April 8, 2021

If you’re looking for all the games coming to Xbox Game Pass in April, you’ve come to the right place. Xbox’s on-demand gaming service goes from strength to strength, with several notable additions. This month includes the arrival of Rockstar’s legendary GTA 5 (console only) and the addition of NHL 21 to the EA Play […]

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PAX Aus 2021 tickets

PAX Aus 2021 tickets back on sale after first round hiccup

April 8, 2021

Tickets to PAX Aus 2021 are back on sale. The first round of badges, on sale only a few weeks ago, created a great deal of drama as demand surged, servers failed, and excited punters missed out. Today, the second round of tickets is live. Ticket quantities remain limited, and demand will be high. You […]

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Diablo 2 Resurrected technical alpha codes

Win a code for the Diablo 2 Resurrected technical alpha!

April 8, 2021

The Diablo 2 Resurrected technical alpha kicks off this weekend and everyone wants codes. We, however, might be able to help you out. Stay a while and listen. We have five Battle.net codes for the Diablo 2 Resurrected technical alpha up for grabs. All you have to do is fill out the form below and […]

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Diablo 2 Resurrected technical alpha

Diablo 2 Resurrected gets its first technical alpha this weekend

April 8, 2021

Keep an eye on your Battle.net account: the first Diablo 2 Resurrected technical alpha begins this weekend. It will be the first opportunity for fans to go hands-on with one of the most hotly anticipated remasters in video game history. The technical alpha will be single-player only, and will be exclusive to PC. It kicks […]

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Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning Review: A vital title for the Nintendo Switch

March 22, 2021

It disturbs me just how often Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning is overlooked and underrated when it comes to talking about the great action-RPGs of the past decade. Skyrim? Sure. Dark Souls? Definitely. The Witcher 3? You betcha. All three games were superior of KoA, but that doesn’t at all diminish just how intensely playable and […]

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Disco Elysium refused classification

Disco Elysium: The Final Cut refused classification in Australia

March 19, 2021

Disco Elysium: The Final Cut has been refused classification by the Australian Classification Board. The ban comes a little over a week ahead of the game’s March 30th release date. Refusal to give the game a classification — a rating from G to R18+ — effectively bans the game from sale here. The ruling was handed […]

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Square Enix Presents

Every trailer from today’s Square Enix Presents broadcast

March 19, 2021

The first-ever Square Enix Presents broadcast arrived early this morning, showing off a raft of new games from one of the world’s most beloved third-party publishers. Before you get too excited: there were no Final Fantasy announcements to be found. Indeed, the show ran surprisingly low on the JRPG’s that are Square’s bread and butter. However, […]

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PlayStation EVO

PlayStation acquires EVO fighting game tournament, drops 2021 dates

March 19, 2021

Sony announced this morning that it has acquired the Evolution Championship Series, the biggest fighting game tournament in the world. Fans and contestants simply call it EVO. Sony Interactive Entertainment and RTS, an esports startup under Endeavour, have acquired the “assets and properties” of the EVO tournament. From today, all future EVO events become PlayStation […]

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Outriders

Outriders Demo Impressions: A Strong Start

March 15, 2021

On the surface, Outriders may seem like your average looter shooter. In many ways, it is. Outriders feels like an iteration of recent looter shooter RPG titles like Destiny 2 or The Division. It’s filled with mechanics and systems we’ve seen many times before. In saying that, there is still plenty to love about Outriders’ […]

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PAX Aus 2021 tickets

PAX Aus will return to Melbourne in October

March 11, 2021

After several days of social media teases, PAX Aus confirmed yesterday that it will return to Melbourne as a live, in-person event. The convention will return to its long-time home at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre and will run from October 8-10. As of this writing, tickets are limited. This is due to the […]

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Xbox Bethesda

Microsoft’s ZeniMax acquisition finalised, Bethesda officially joins Xbox

March 10, 2021

Microsoft’s $7.5 billion acquisition of Zenimax Media, the parent company of Bethesda and its attendant studios, has formally concluded. As of today, Bethesda, and every studio under its umbrella, is officially a first-party developer at Xbox. Xbox says it will drop further Bethesda games onto Xbox Game Pass this week to celebrate the acquisition. In […]

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GTW 270 Hybrid

EPOS GTW 270 Hybrid Earbuds Review: Wireless Audio for the Nintendo Switch

March 9, 2021

With the EPOS GTW 270 Hybrid earbuds, EPOS is showing serious interest in trying something new. Many have tried to create gaming earbuds but none have ever had the punch of a decent set of cans. EPOS is a partner brand of audio maker Sennheiser. They are tinkerers and inventors, they like to throw ideas […]

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Bravely Default 2

Bravely Default 2 Review: Default by name and by nature

March 4, 2021

Bravely Default 2 is a long, bland parade of JRPG cliches, presenting one after another for 50 consecutive hours. Stop me if you’ve heard this one before From the moment its protagonist awakens on an unfamiliar beach, suffering amnesia, the groans and eye rolls began in earnest. Things do not improve from there. You are […]

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New Nintendo Switch

Report suggests turbo-charged new Nintendo Switch to launch this year

March 4, 2021

Nintendo is allegedly preparing to reveal a new model of its Nintendo Switch hardware. The new Nintendo Switch will feature a larger Samsung OLED display capable of outputting 4K ultra-high definition visuals when docked. The news comes from a new Bloomberg report which claims Nintendo is looking to reveal the new model, banking on the […]

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PSA: Ratchet & Clank is free for everyone on PS4 & PS5 right now!

March 4, 2021

As we announced last week, Sony’s #PlayAtHome initiative returns this month, and kicking things off is the 2016 release Ratchet & Clank. If you remember #PlayAtHome from last year, this means the game is completely free for everyone! And it’s available right now. You don’t need a subscription to Playstation Plus to enjoy this free […]

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Three Health Issues That Depend on Gaming for Therapy

March 3, 2021

Gaming is one of the most popular modern hobbies, with an enormous and diverse collection of titles available to players all around the world.  However, next time you’re settling down for a session on World of Warcraft or COD, you might have to put up with a barrage of complaints from your family who don’t […]

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Fornite Lazarbeam

Fortnite‘s Lazarbeam skin puts the humble Aussie tradie in the spotlight

March 3, 2021

Fortnite adds cool new skins every other day, but the Lazarbeam skin is especially cool. The newest in the Icon Series line features Australian YouTuber Lannan “Lazarbeam” Eacott in quintessential tradie garb. When real-world Fortnite players like fellow Aussies Loserfruit and Lachlan have their likenesses recreated in-game, they opt for a fashionable look. Cool clothes, […]

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Fall Guys

Epic Games acquires Fall Guys developer Mediatonic

March 3, 2021

Epic Games has formally acquired Tonic Games Group, the company behind Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout. News of the acquisition came via Epic’s official blog, with a promise to players that “your gameplay isn’t changing and Epic will continue to invest in making the game a great experience for players across platforms.” To wit, the current […]

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PlayStation Play At Home

PlayStation Play At Home returns, drops free games over four months

February 25, 2021

PlayStation has confirmed that its Play At Home initiative will continue in 2021. At the height of lockdown delirium in 2020, PlayStation launched the program by giving Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection and Journey away for free for two consecutive months. This time around, the program will run from March to June and will give […]

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PlayStation VR PS5

Sony announces next-gen PlayStation VR headset coming to PS5

February 25, 2021

Most were not expecting Sony to announce a PS5 iteration of its PlayStation VR headset. Announce it they did though, via the official PlayStation blog. Sony confirmed that work is underway on a next-gen PlayStation VR headset for the PS5. The headset promises significant performance improvements on the current model. One of the most significant […]

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State of Play

Where to see tomorrow’s State of Play in Australian times

February 25, 2021

The latest PlayStation State of Play broadcast kicks off on Friday, February 26. But what time can you expect to see in your neck of the woods? See below for when you can see the new State of Play in Australian times.   NSW, VIC, TAS 9AM AEDT Viewers in NSW, VIC and TAS will […]

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State of Play

First PlayStation State of Play broadcast of 2021 set for Friday

February 25, 2021

The first PlayStation State of Play broadcast of 2021 will stream on Friday morning, February 26. News of the broadcast came among a raft of PlayStation news yesterday. First, a brand new PlayStation VR headset underway at the hardware maker. Then, the next stage of its PlayStation At Home initiative was announced. Finally, the news […]

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Henry Cavill Mass Effect

Henry Cavill teases Mass Effect involvement

February 25, 2021

Henry Cavill, the Man of Steel, the White Wolf himself, appears to be working on a project related to the Mass Effect universe. Cavill shared a picture of himself on Instagram earlier today with the caption “Secret project? Or just a handful of paper with random words on it… Guess you’ll have to wait and […]

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Anthem

Anthem development to end, BioWare focused on Dragon Age 4

February 25, 2021

It’s been over a year since Bioware announced they planned to beat Anthem into shape. Today, that lofty dream is over. BioWare and EA have announced that development on the beleaguered 2019 online shooter will cease. The Anthem team will join the Dragon Age 4 staff. The announcement came via the official BioWare blog, and was […]

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Burning Crusade

World of Warcraft: Burning Crusade Classic coming in 2021

February 20, 2021

In response to overwhelming fan demand, World of Warcraft Classic will add the beloved Burning Crusade expansion to its roster. The Burning Crusade was the first major expansion to World of Warcraft and made numerous changes to gameplay and mechanics. For players that have exhausted all of WOW Classic‘s content, you will be able to […]

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