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Elder Scrolls Online Hot Sauce

This Elder Scrolls Online hot sauce has us extremely hungry

June 3, 2021

To promote the launch of The Elder Scrolls Online: Blackwood, Bethesda ANZ has partnered with Melbourne Hot Sauce to create an ultra-spicy hot sauce. The sauce, called the “Hot Sauce of Oblivion,” weighs in at around 600,000 scovilles, the unit used to measure the heat contained in spicy food. As off-the-shelf hot sauces go, that’s pretty […]

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Horizon Forbidden West

The new Horizon Forbidden West trailer is jaw-droppingly beautiful

May 28, 2021

The latest PlayStation State of Play broadcast was an extended Horizon Forbidden West gameplay trailer. And what a trailer it was. Sony has a long history of dropping spectacular gameplay trailers at E3 time and this was no exception. The new Horizon Forbidden West trailer sees series heroine Aloy battling back a mysterious rebel army. She […]

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Star Wars Squadrons PlayStation Plus

June’s free PlayStation Plus titles include Star Wars Squadrons and more

May 27, 2021

Star Wars Squadrons, Virtua Fighter 5 and Operation: Tango are your free PlayStation Plus titles for June 2021. There are a few particulars involved here so let’s walk you through them. Operation: Tango Operation: Tango is a co-op, online spy game where two players work together to complete dangerous missions in a high-tech world. The […]

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Horizon Forbidden West State of Play Austraila

Where you can see the Horizon Forbidden West State of Play in Australia

May 26, 2021

A new PlayStation State of Play broadcast focused on Horizon Forbidden West will air this week, and we know when you can see it in Australia. Horizon Forbidden West is one of the most hotly anticipated next-gen exclusives in Sony’s considerable roster. We know that the game will launch on PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4, but […]

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Scarlet Nexus

Scarlet Nexus drops new trailer along with playable demo

May 25, 2021

On Friday, the Xbox YouTube channel released a special treat for all fans with the official Scarlet Nexus Demo Trailer. If you are not familiar with Scarlet Nexus, it’s a single-player action RPG releasing on June 25th 2021 on PC, PS4/PS5, Xbox One and Series X/S. The game is developed by Bandai Namco Entertainment and […]

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PlayStation Nike Paul George

PlayStation announces sneaker collab with Nike and Paul George

May 5, 2021

PlayStation has announced a sneaker collaboration with Nike and NBA superstar Paul George. The fruit of this blessed union, the PG-5 PlayStation 5 colorway, is coming to retailers on May 14. The kicks, which were announced via a post on the PlayStation Blog, embrace not only PG’s signature style but the look of the PlayStation […]

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Xbox Game Pass May

Everything coming and going from Xbox Game Pass in May

May 5, 2021

Xbox has announced the list of games coming to Xbox Game Pass in May. From popular picks like FIFA 21, Twitch favourites like Outlast 2, and cult classics like Psychonauts, there’s a little something for everyone. We’ve noted, where appropriate, which games are for Xbox Series X|S only, PC only, or coming to both platforms. […]

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Xbox Series FPS Boost

70 games just got an FPS Boost on Xbox Series X|S

May 4, 2021

Xbox has announced the addition of 70 new games to the growing Xbox Series X|S FPS Boost backwards compatibility roster. FPS Boost is a function of the Xbox Series X|S hardware that can double frame rates on many older games, The program partners with the original developers on each title to ensure stability and a […]

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PlayStation acquires minority stake in Discord, PS5 compatibility inbound

May 4, 2021

PlayStation has made a minority investment into Discord. It becomes the first of the Big Three console makers to begin a relationship with the popular online comms app. PlayStation CEO Jim Ryan announced the partnership overnight with a short post on the official SIE blog. Beyond the disclosure that PlayStation had acquired a minority stake […]

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Rift Apart

16 minutes of gorgeous Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart gameplay just dropped

April 30, 2021

The latest PlayStation State of Play broadcast spotlit Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, the PS5’s first truly huge exclusive. The 16-minute gameplay trailer gives a clear idea of what Insomniac’s vision for the game is, who Rivet the mysterious female Lombax is, and how the game uses the PS5’s hardware to best effect.   Spectacle seems […]

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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

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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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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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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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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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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World of Warcraft: Shadowlands

World of Warcraft Shadowlands unleashes the Chains of Domination

February 20, 2021

The first major content upgrade to World of Warcraft Shadowlands, Chains of Dominion, makes some dramatic changes to the Shadowlands post-game story. The Jailer’s power grows. Anduin is held in the thrall of the Lich King. Baston has fallen. Sylvanas questions her own brutal crusade. Chains of Domination is the same Patch 9.1 that leaked […]

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