Video Games

Marvel’s Avengers Closed Beta Preview: Shouldering a heavy load

August 7, 2020

With the way Marvel’s MCU has come to dominate the movie landscape, and AAA superhero games such as Marvel’s Spider-Man breaking sales records, there’s been a lot of interest in Square Enix’s take on Marvel’s Avengers. We got our hands on roughly three hours of gameplay in this week’s Closed Beta, and while there’s plenty […]

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Tencent

*Updated* Donald Trump signs Tencent order, may make many video games illegal

August 7, 2020

Update 3:00pm AEST Here is the (rather oddly written) section that indicates the order is targeted at Tencent’s WeChat app and not their broader portfolio. Update 2:45pm AEST Sources have reportedly confirmed to the LA Times that the executive order itself pertains only to Bytedance’s TikTok and Tencent’s WeChat and was written to specifically exclude […]

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State of Play

Every trailer from today’s PlayStation State of Play

August 7, 2020

A brand new PlayStation State of Play broadcast has arrived, this time focusing on forthcoming third party titles. From Crash Bandicoot 4 to forthcoming PS5 releases like Godfall, there was a little something for players of every stripe. Good to their word, Sony had no news on PlayStation 5 hardware, pricing or release dates — […]

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Hitman 3 to bring VR support across entire trilogy

August 7, 2020

Hitman 3 will bring PlayStation VR support to the entire World of Assassination trilogy. The VR trailer debuted during this morning’s PlayStation State of Play broadcast and gives a short but solid sample of what the game will look like in VR. Support will be applied retroactively to Hitman and Hitman 2 as well, so you can play […]

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Crash Bandicoot 4

Watch Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time‘s brand new gameplay trailer

August 7, 2020

Today’s PlayStation State of Play broadcast opened with a brand new gameplay walkthrough of Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time. The walkthrough, narrated by producer Lou Studdard from developer Toys For Bob, showed off the game’s classic design, and new features like the Quantum Masks and new characters. Fans will be able to play through […]

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Skater XL Review: Tricks, Trucks and Tumbles

August 6, 2020

If this generation has been missing a particular genre of note, it’s most definitely skateboarding games. You might find it hard to believe, but there was a time when these games ruled supreme, and Tony Hawk was a household name. The Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater series has remained dormant as of late (we don’t speak […]

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Paper Mario: The Origami King Review: Unfold, Mushroom Kingdom!

August 6, 2020

Paper Mario has always been a hilarious spin-off to the beloved Mario franchise, though it did lose its way for a little bit. The Origami King brings the series that I love back from its papery grave and gave me so much more. Long story short, I’m a happy clam. Short story long? Well, read […]

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Flight Simulator

Microsoft Flight Simulator Preview: Pure, unalloyed joy

July 30, 2020

Microsoft Flight Simulator feels really good and is happy to meet you where you are, regardless of whether you’re a long-time fan of the series or a complete aviation novice, and that’s all you need to know. End of preview? No? I’ve still got another 1700 words to fill? Okay, no, no it’s fine, I […]

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PlayStation Plus

PlayStation Plus giving away Modern Warfare 2 and Fall Guys for free

July 28, 2020

PlayStation have confirmed their August 2020 line up of free games for PlayStation Plus subscribers. August will bring a little single-player action in Activision’s recently released Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Remastered. For those looking for multiplayer fun, the excellent battle royale indie Fall Guys will be your new favourite after-work game. Modern Warfare […]

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Carrion

Carrion Review: This hideous beast will devour us all

July 26, 2020

Carrion is a new Metroidvania game from indie developer Phobia Game Studio. You are fast-moving, utterly vicious monster on the loose in a remote science facility. Carrion delights in taking the tropes of the genre — power creep, exploration and backtracking — and turning them on their ear in ways that are surprisingly effective. One […]

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Halo Infinite

Here’s your first real look at Halo Infinite

July 24, 2020

Halo Infinite has gotten its first public demonstration at the Xbox Game Showcase overnight. The demo began with a sequence set on the titular ring world, one that looked very like the original before the player opened what appeared to be an open-world map. Whether this points to an actual, larger scale open world design […]

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Xbox Series X

Every trailer from the Xbox Games Showcase

July 24, 2020

Xbox has pulled back the curtain on what players can expect when the Xbox Series X launches later this year. From Halo Infinite to a brand new Fable, Xbox rolled out old favourites and new surprises to entertain the faithful. We’ve collected everything they had to talk about in one handy list. You can find […]

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EPOS GSX 300 revives the glory days of the PC sound card

July 23, 2020

I can see consumers turning the box for the EPOS GSX 300 over and wondering why they might need such a device. Sound cards are not, strictly speaking, the kind of hardware one thinks about when building a gaming PC. Most motherboards these days come with on-board sound that works just fine, negating any need […]

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Mafia: Definitive Edition

Mafia: Definitive Edition gets huge 15-minute gameplay trailer

July 23, 2020

Originally announced back in May, the first look at Mafia: Definitive Edition in action has arrived. The fifteen minute gameplay walkthrough examines a number of the game’s finer points in detail, including exactly what has been altered from the 2002 original. The game, which has been rebuilt from the ground up by current Mafia developer […]

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F1: 2020 Review: Back on the Podium

July 22, 2020

If my time spent playing countless racing games has taught me anything, it’s that they always have more to give. Whether it’s added modes, tighter controls, improved visuals and refined sound design, it seems as though there is always something to build towards. And much like the legends that have dominated the sport until now, […]

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Audio Settings: Songs to prepare you for Ghost of Tsushima

July 14, 2020

Ghost of Tsushima marks the end of an era. It is the final first-party exclusive for the PlayStation 4, which is both bittersweet and hard to believe. Ghost of Tsushima is an open-world samurai adventure developed by Sucker Punch. It recalls the drama and majesty of Kurosawa in full flight, putting players in the shoes […]

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SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom Rehydrated Review: New Soap, Old Sponge

July 13, 2020

Upon its reveal, SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom stood out in a sea of remakes and remasters. Here, among so many others, was one to look forward to, for the reason anyone looks forward to any remake: I have many fond memories of the original PS2/Xbox version. That said, SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini […]

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Deadly Premonition 2 Review: A Charming Mess

July 13, 2020

Deadly Premonition 2. It’s finally here. If you’ve played the original Deadly Premonition, you likely have fond memories of of a laughable game. Its larger-than-life characters, terrible voice acting, stiff gameplay and dull visuals made it perfect fodder for Twitch streamers looking for a game to make fun of. What they didn’t expect was that, […]

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Ubisoft Forward

Here’s every trailer from today’s Ubisoft Forward broadcast

July 13, 2020

In case you weren’t up at 5am for this morning’s first-ever Ubisoft Forward broadcast, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Below you’ll find every major trailer from today’s show in order of appearance. We’ve got AAA blockbusters, new mobile addictions, next-gen peeks and more. #CheckALook below. Watch Dogs Legion Brawlhalla Mobile Might & Magic: Era […]

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Far Cry 6

Far Cry 6 formally announced, coming in early 2021

July 13, 2020

Unceremoniously outed on the PlayStation Store earlier in the week, Ubisoft have formally announced Far Cry 6. Set in Latin America amid a moment of explosive revolution, players control a guerilla fighter named Dani Rojas. Dani is attempting to wrest control of their country from a ruthless dictator named Anton Castillo, played by Breaking Bad […]

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Assassin's Creed Valhalla

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla gets new trailer, launches November

July 13, 2020

A new deep dive into Assasin’s Creed Valhalla has premiered during today’s Ubisoft Forward broadcast. The trailer represents the first significant look at the game in action. It features a little bit of everything, from viking combat and raids, the construction of your new settlement and classic AC stealth. At every turn, the Saxons will […]

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Watch Dogs Legion

Watch Dogs Legion gets pair of new trailers

July 13, 2020

The first new look at Watch Dogs Legion since it was delayed earlier this year have arrived. Both new trailers debuted during this morning’s Ubisoft Forward broadcast. The first is a short film called Reclaim Your Future that paints a dystopian picture of the game’s vision of London. Between rapid-fire shots of police brutality and […]

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Shadowlands

World of Warcraft Shadowlands‘ Morgan Day on work-from-home design, new players, and roguelikes

July 11, 2020

Plague is a part of the fabric of World of Warcraft. There are whole cultures in the game’s world that are built around sickness and decay. Since the outbreak of the real world Covid-19 pandemic, Blizzard have complied with Californian work-from-orders, transitioning the entire WOW team to working in isolation. What an odd situation for a […]

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D&D Live

D&D Live is a perfect introduction to Dungeons and Dragons

June 30, 2020

Have you ever wanted to play D&D but you aren’t sure where to start, or even how the game works? The latest D&D Live festival, an annual celebration of the world’s most popular role-playing game, may be the best, simplest, and most instructive lesson in how to play this side of Critical Role. Playing Dungeons […]

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Cyberpunk 2077

Cyberpunk 2077’s new trailer gives most detailed look yet

June 29, 2020

Last week, CD Projekt Red debuted Night City Wire, a new web series dedicated to their upcoming RPG Cyberpunk 2077. It aired very early in the morning here in Aus so there’s a chance you may have missed it. If so, don’t worry. We’ve got you covered. Hosted by CDPR UK’s head of communications Hollie […]

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Disintegration Review: A unique shooter, but only flashes of potential

June 26, 2020

Aggressively blending real-time strategy and first-person shooter elements works, on paper. Disintegration is the latest title to hybridise the two genres, promising a new kind of gameplay that, while interesting, lacks the necessary depth to truly set it apart from novel sci-fi games of the past. Driving the hype behind this game is the involvement […]

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Marvel's Avengers

Marvel’s Avengers gameplay blends Spider-Man with Destiny

June 25, 2020

A question that has dogged Marvel’s Avengers since it’s rocky unveiling at E3 2018 has been: What the hell is it exactly? During today’s Avengers War Table broadcast, developer Crystal Dynamics finally began to answer that question in detail. Earth’s Mightiest Heroes The short version? Its Spider-Man meets Destiny. If that sounds like an odd […]

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Crash Bandicoot 4

Crash Bandicoot 4 revealed at last, coming to PS4 and Xbox One

June 23, 2020

Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time has been officially revealed. The game will become the fourth mainline entry in the series, and Activision’s first new Crash game in a decade. Back in time Crash Bandicoot 4 is canonically set after the end of Crash 3. When Naughty Dog departed the series, Crash had successfully locked […]

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The Elder Scrolls Online: Greymoor Review: Witches get stitches

June 22, 2020

The Elder Scrolls Online‘s latest expansion, Greymoor, has arrived, adding a wealth of new content to the overall game Now, the entire Western Skyrim is open for adventurers to explore. And my gosh is it just beautiful. I’ve never actually played an Elder Scrolls game before, not even for the Switch. This makes The Elder Scrolls […]

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Tash Sultana releases gorgeous cover for The Last of Us Part II

June 19, 2020

With the launch of The Last of Us Part II in Australia today, PlayStation have roped in Australian muso Tash Sultana to cover one of the game’s most haunting tracks. The song, Through The Valley, was originally recorded by Shawn James. It was later featured as an in-character cover by Last of Us 2 star Ashley Johnson […]

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