Video Games

Series X preorder

Here’s where to preorder an Xbox Series X/S in Australia

September 21, 2020

Both the Xbox Series X and Series S will open preorders first thing tomorrow morning. See below for where you can preorder yours and make sure you secure a console at launch. Series X preorder will open at 8am AEST (that’s 7:30am ACST, 6:00am AWST, and 10am NZST) at retailers around the country. Pricing appears […]

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TikTok

US to ban TikTok downloads from Sunday

September 19, 2020

The US Department of Commerce will force the removal of popular Chinese social media apps WeChat and TikTok from mobile stores as of Sunday, September 20. Following September 20, US users will no longer be able to download these apps from the iOS and Google Play stores. If you have the app on your phone […]

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D&D Celebration 2020

Here’s where you can see every stream at D&D Celebration 2020

September 17, 2020

D&D Celebration 2020 kicks off VERY early on Saturday morning AEST, but we don’t reckon you’ll want to miss a minute of it. The festival is a huge celebration of Dungeons & Dragons, the world’s most popular tabletop roleplaying game, and it’s latest adventure book Icewind Dale: Rime of the Frostmaiden. D&D Celebration will run […]

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PS5 preorders

PS5 preorders are now live at EB Games

September 17, 2020

EB Games just put their PS5 preorders live. This is not a drill. You can preorder either the standard or digital-only consoles via the EB Games website right now, with a $200 deposit. EB are also pulling in some sweet trade deals if you don’t have enough cash lying around to pay full fare. The […]

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PS5 Showcase

Every trailer from today’s PlayStation 5 Showcase

September 17, 2020

The PlayStation 5 Showcase is here. The last big show-and-tell of 2020. A slew of brand new trailers and, as the curtain falls, the long awaited release date and pricing details. To say Sony left it all out on the court with this one is to undersell it. There’s a LOT to unpack here, so […]

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PlayStation 5

PlayStation 5 release dates and pricing are finally here

September 17, 2020

  The PlayStation 5 finally has pricing and a release date. With only two months to go before launch, we now know that both models of PlayStation 5 will launch in Australia and New Zealand on November 12. So how much should you expect one of these bad boys to set you back? Well, for […]

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Super Mario 3D All-Stars

Super Mario 3D All Stars Review: Nostalgia bob-omb

September 16, 2020

I reckon Super Mario 3D All-Stars will give video game preservationists a lot to think about. I find myself thinking about video game preservation a lot lately. I imagine this is because I’ve reviewed a lot of remasters and remakes in the last few years. Super Mario 3D All-Stars is neither a remake nor a […]

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Everything we know about Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity so far

September 16, 2020

Last week Nintendo revealed the next long-awaited release in the Zelda series – Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity. The upcoming title was announced in a 6-minute video, presented by its developers, including Zelda series producer Eiji Aonuma and Hyrule Warriors series producer Yosuke Hayashi. Age of Calamity follows the gameplay of 2014’s Hyrule Warriors; however, […]

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PlayStation

Here’s where you can watch the PlayStation 5 Showcase in Australia

September 15, 2020

The PlayStation 5 Showcase, an epic 40-minute show-and-tell, is set to be Sony’s last big livestream ahead of the PS5 launch in November. This is good news. 2020 being what it is, fans have had to wait much longer than usual for details on the hardware. At this point, we know what it looks like […]

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Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2 Review: The King has Returned

September 14, 2020

Oh how we’ve missed you, Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater. If you were a gamer in the mid to late 90’s, then you would have most definitely played a Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater, I’m sure of it. But before we get stuck into this review, let’s start off with a fun fact; the original Tony Hawk’s […]

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NBA 2K21 Review: Small Steps, Big Game

September 13, 2020

After a crazy year, it’s safe to say the NBA has followed suit, enduring a long suspension, resulting in the introduction of the NBA bubble, a facility located in Disneyland, Orlando, solely created to see through the completion of this season. It’s unfortunate that NBA 2K21 isn’t as much as a departure from the norm; […]

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No Straight Roads: Grab your sunnies, we’re going to Vinyl City

September 11, 2020

No Straight Roads is a rhythm-based, action-adventure game created by Malaysian-based studio Metronomik, created by two cool dudes who worked on Final Fantasy XV and Street Fighter V respectively. Rock your way through Vinyl City as Mayday and Duke to rid the world of the EDM empire! I’ve been looking forward to playing this game […]

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Marvel’s Avengers Review: World’s Greatest Grind

September 10, 2020

That Marvel’s Avengers released when it did could be considered great timing. With the MCU coming to a grinding halt, I was looking forward to this as a perfect replacement. But after a worrying beta filled with repetitive gameplay and awkward mission structure, Marvel’s Avengers left me with a few concerns. Its full release is […]

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Series X

Xbox confirms Australian Series S/Series X launch date and pricing

September 10, 2020

Following the announcement of its low-cost Series S console on Tuesday, Xbox has formally announced pricing on the higher-end Series X. The Xbox Series X will retail for $499 in the US, in line with price points indicated in Tuesday’s leaks. This translates to $749 AUD, as announced by Xbox ANZ on socials earlier this […]

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Xbox Series S

Xbox Series S officially revealed, Series X pricing to follow

September 8, 2020

After images of the console leaked earlier today, Xbox has confirmed the existence of the Xbox Series S. Series S is a smaller, less powerful, budget-priced version of the Xbox Series X hardware arriving later this year. The Series S will set you back USD $299. As this story was being prepared, Xbox UK announced […]

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Recipe: How to make the Pixieberry Cheesecake from Final Fantasy XIV

September 8, 2020

It’s not often that a game is so stacked with delicious food that it inspires IRL recipes. Final Fantasy XIV is an exception. As one of the most beloved MMORPG’s based on the classic Square Enix series, XIV maintains an enviable space in the world of video games, with a passionate fan base just as […]

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Relicta Review: F**king magnets, how do they work?

September 7, 2020

Is Relicta trying too hard to be another Portal or can the first-person puzzler fashion its own identity from its magnetism-based mechanics? Yeah, kind of. I guess. The powers of magnetism and gravity are compelling when aggressively tested by complex level design and well considered puzzles, but the inconsistency in the game’s physics can easily […]

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UFC 4 Review: The best UFC game to date, but not for the reasons you think

September 1, 2020

Much of the foundation EA’s UFC series that was laid back in 2014 has developed nicely, but each sequel, while an improvement, felt like an authentic experience that frustrated fans, and alienated others. Solid mechanics and slick visuals impressed, but a clunky ground game left fans like myself, sticking to strikes and knockouts to avoid […]

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Project Cars 3 Review: Shifting Gears

August 31, 2020

My first few days with Project Cars 3 proved to be an incredibly polarising experience. I consider myself a true fan of racing sims, and while Project Cars 2 stands out as one of my favourites, Project Cars 3 does not; but not in the way you would think. It’s safe to say that Project […]

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NBA 2K21 Preview: Small Steps Forward

August 30, 2020

With the next generation of consoles looming, developer Visual Concepts has decided to shed some light on the current generation’s version of NBA 2K21, highlighting some new and improved features, updated modes and revamped locations. While much of the next-gen version is still under wraps, our sneak peak has given us a positive feeling about […]

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Mafia: Definitive Edition

Mafia: Definitive Edition Preview: Got the life

August 27, 2020

Though still in production at the time of writing, the Mafia: Definitive Edition remaster feels like it’s stretched between two extremes. It wants to pay homage to a well-liked yarn, ensuring players in the modern era can still experience Tommy Angelo’s rise to power. But it also has to translate game design and mechanics from […]

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Samurai Jack: Battle Through Time Review: All Hail the Traveller’s Tale

August 27, 2020

Samurai Jack’s fifth and final season capped off a magnificent 16 year run, of which many other Cartoon Network shows would have envied over. Being a huge fan of the series, I flinched a little when I saw the reveal of Samurai Jack: Battle Through Time, yet another tie in game that I thought would […]

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The AU’s Father’s Day Gift Guide: Nintendo Edition

August 26, 2020

For the dad that likes to stay mobile, but still squeeze a bit of gaming in, there’s no better platform than the Nintendo Switch. An ideal Father’s Day gift idea, the Switch can be a constant entertainment companion. Hardware Nintendo Switch Lite This one’s for the dad who doesn’t spend much time in front of […]

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The AU’s Father’s Day Gift Guide: Xbox Edition

August 25, 2020

The Xbox One is a console with serious Dad Energy, and we say that with love. It’s full of military shooters and high-quality racing sims, the kind of games that get dads of all stripes a touch excited. If you’ve run out of ideas for Father’s Day gifts, look no further. We’ve got this handy […]

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The AU’s Father’s Day Gift Guide: PlayStation Edition

August 24, 2020

Father’s Day approaches. Dad’s doing the right thing, he’s staying home and helping to stop the spread! He loves his games, but all those weeks cooped up in the house have left him a bit starved for entertainment. He’s actually managed to chew through the old Pile Of Shame, the games he bought but never […]

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Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League

Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League set for 2022

August 23, 2020

Suicide Squad Kill The Justice League, Rocksteady Games’ follow up to Batman: Arkham Knight, will arrive on next-gen platforms in 2022. The reveal trailer came during the DC FanDome livestream. Though it features no gameplay, it does present a concept that piques interest. How does a motley crew like the Suicide Squad — in this […]

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PGA Tour 2K21 Review: A Par is Born

August 23, 2020

Upon seeing PGA Tour 2K21’s reveal, I immediately thought back to all the great memories I had playing golfing games; a sport which I admittedly don’t care that much for. Be it Microsoft Golf, Tiger Woods’ PGA Tour, or even Outlaw Golf, (I bet you forgot that existed) there was something so satisfying about measuring […]

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Gotham Knights

WB Montreal reveals Gotham Knights at last

August 23, 2020

We finally know what WB Games Montreal has been working on all this time — Gotham Knights. The Batman: Arkham Origins studio has spent the last four years teasing a Batman game of their own creation. Now, all is revealed at last. The trailer, released this morning during the DC FanDome livestream, shows a world in […]

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Flight Simulator

Microsoft Flight Simulator Review: Wings of liberty

August 21, 2020

I knew from the first that Microsoft Flight Simulator was something special. More than just a graphical showpiece, it had a clear goal in mind — to instill the joy and wonder of flight in anyone who decides to install it. It worked. From the earliest trailers, it captured the industry’s attention, an industry that […]

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Battletoads

Battletoads Review: Return of the weekend rental

August 20, 2020

There’s a lot I like about Dlala Games’ take on Battletoads, but there’s just as much that I don’t. The latest Battletoads arrives almost 20 years after the NES original. It’s a side-scrolling beat-em-up in the same vein as the original, but it makes several changes to the series’ formula that may not sit well […]

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