Video Games

Two Point Campus

Two Point Campus lets you create an education system that actually works

June 11, 2021

Two Point Campus, the sequel to 2018’s Two Point Hospital, will arrive in 2022. The game was announced this morning during the Summer Game Fest kickoff live stream. A management sim about building and running a thriving university empire, the game continues in the same vein as TPH and the game that inspired it, Bullfrog’s […]

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4 Great Ways to Improve Your Experience With Mobile Phone Games

June 11, 2021

The mobile phone games industry is booming with video games earning 66% of total app store spending last year. With millions of games to choose from, how can you improve your mobile gaming experience? Are you stuck with having to play on a small screen? What about paying less or using a controller? This article […]

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Jurassic World Evolution 2 announced, life has found a way

June 11, 2021

Frontier Developments has announced Jurassic World Evolution 2, a sequel to its 2018 park management hit. The game will launch as a tie-in to Jurassic World Dominion. The trailer depicts two new biomes that will hopefully come to the finished game. The first, and briefest glimpse, is of a windswept desert landscape. The second, much clearer […]

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Metal Slug Tactics

E3 2021: Metal Slug Tactics reinvents classic arcade shooter with strategy

June 11, 2021

Metal Slug Tactics is an XCOM-style tactics game by Dotemu and Leikir Studio. It combines the pixel art style of the classic arcade shooters with modern, top-down tactical gameplay. The move to turn-based tactics might seem like a strange one given Metal Slug‘s origins as an arcade cabinet staple. We chose to see it as […]

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Tiny Tina's Wonderlands

Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands takes Borderlands into high fantasy

June 11, 2021

Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands is a brand new spin-off of Gearbox Software‘s beloved Borderlands series. It was announced during today’s Summer Game Fest Kickoff Live broadcast. The game boasts a giant cast including Andy Samberg, Wanda Sykes and Will Arnett. It appears to be a full-game expansion to fan-favourite Borderlands 2 expansion, Tiny Tina’s Assault on […]

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Prime Matter

E3 2021: Koch Media unveils Prime Matter, new game publishing arm

June 11, 2021

Media outlet Koch Media has unveiled its brand new video game publishing label, Prime Matter. The label, which will shepherd titles like Payday 3 and Encased to release enters a market increasingly devoid of mini-major publishers. The sizzle reel, embedded below, spotlights a number of the games in Prime Matter’s portfolio. Some, like Kingdom Come: […]

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E3 2021 livestream Australian times

Where to see every E3 2021 livestream in Australian times

June 10, 2021

Looking for where you can find every E3 2021 livestream in Australian times? Look no further, friend. Below, we’ve laid out all the biggest livestreams in one handy list, with individual Aus timezones and links so you can find them on the night.   So, when does E3 start exactly? Great question. Hard to answer. […]

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Battlefield 2042 reveal

E3 2021: Battlefield 2042 reveal depicts a new Cold War, robot dogs too

June 10, 2021

The Battlefield 2042 reveal is here at last. The game becomes the latest instalment in the long-running series of military shooters by Swedish developer DICE. The game, set in the near future, depicts a new cold war between the US and Russia. From details made available prior to the Battlefield 2042 reveal, the game boasts […]

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Elder SCrolls Online Xbox Controller

This demonic Elder Scrolls Online Blackwood Xbox controller better not awaken anything in us

June 8, 2021

Xbox and Bethesda have partnered with Aussie controller kit bashers We Are Robots on a demonic new Xbox Series X|S controller to celebrate The Elder Scrolls Online: Blackwood. The entire Xbox controller resembles Mehrunes Dagon. In the Elder Scrolls lore, Dagon is the Daedric prince of destruction. Oblivion’s own CEO of being a naughty boy, […]

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Oblivion hot sauce competition

WIN: We’ve got 5 bottles of Elder Scrolls Online hot sauce to give away!

June 3, 2021

Do you like Elder Scrolls Online, Oblivion, hot sauce and healthy competition? Do ever wish that your three extremely disparate niche interests would overlap? Good news: they have, and you can check out the full story right here. Thanks to Bethesda ANZ, The Elder Scrolls Online: Blackwood and Melbourne Hot Sauce, we’ve got five bottles […]

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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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F1 2021 Preview: New season, new publisher, same strong sim

June 3, 2021

F1 2021 is the first game in the long-running Formula 1 racing series following EA’s acquisition of developer Codemasters. While the vast majority of the game retains the same look and feel of F1 games past, F1 2021 makes a few important strides toward accessibility that are in line with the modern EA Sports ethos. […]

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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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Biomutant Review: Weird critter, aren’t you?

May 25, 2021

Like the bipedal marsupials that are its heart-and-soul, Biomutant is a strange evolutionary confection. It’s a game that borrows liberally from the action RPG genre, and wears its inspirations as a badge of honour. The ambition of the thing is striking, but it ultimately gets away from the 20 person team at first-time Swedish developer […]

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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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Deathloop

Deathloop Preview: Aw sh**, here we go again

May 20, 2021

With the just-released Returnal proving popular among players and critics, Arkane Studios is preparing Deathloop, a timeloop shooter of its own. The era of the AAA rougelike, it seems, is upon us. Groundhog day Deathloop is a first-person immersive-sim shooter heavily inspired by the blaxploitation cinema of the 1970’s. In the game, hero Cole Vahn […]

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Resident Evil Village Review: Small town screamer

May 13, 2021

When most Resident Evil fans think of the series and a village setting, they likely think of the great Resident Evil 4. This comparison is something Resident Evil Village, the eighth mainline entry in the venerable survival horror series, freely trades upon. The old ways Set several years after the events of Resident Evil VII: […]

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Returnal Review: Live, Die, Repeat.

May 10, 2021

Returnal is, in many ways, the crowning achievement of Housemarque’s journey as a developer. With recent entries standing out as shining examples, from the likes of Matterfall to Nex Machina, and the impeccable Resogun, it’s incredibly satisfying to see a challenging reflex-based rogue-like experience get the royal treatment. Fast-paced action meets a rogue-like structure in […]

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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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New Pokemon Snap

New Pokemon Snap Review: Picture perfect

May 4, 2021

New Pokemon Snap is the 22-year sequel to a cult-favourite Nintendo 64 game. The original, released in 1999, was an inventive, if ultimately shallow, brand exercise. Players hopped into an on-rails rover and took photos of Pokemon in the wild. You had no control over the rover itself, it would wind through each level at […]

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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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It Takes Two

It Takes Two Review: Relationships are a two player game

April 26, 2021

It Takes Two is a charming, cooperative adventure game by Hazelight Studios. The game centers on Cody and Mae, an estranged couple beaten down by the complexities of their unfulfilling lives. Their dreams, individually and together, are unrealised. The passion of their early relationship is long extinguished. The slim thread that has kept their relationship […]

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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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