Layton’s Mystery Journey: Katrielle & the Millionaire’s Conspiracy Review: Stranger than fiction

November 25, 2019

The Layton series played a big part in my schooling years. Little ol’ me and my Nintendo DS, absolutely stoked to have this series in hand. If there was any gaming franchise that kept my mind alight, these were it, thanks to all its puzzles. There are now seven games in the Layton series. This […]

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Games Review: Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate (Switch, 2018) will leave you felyne just fine

September 6, 2018

Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate was a game never intended to release in the West. This was all but confirmed by Capcom at E3 2017, where a company representative stated that there were no plans to bring the original Japanese-only port, Monster Hunter XX, to English audiences. Following the global release of Monster Hunter World, which […]

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Games Review: WarioWare Gold (3DS, 2018): It’s Wario’s World, We’re Just Living In It

July 31, 2018

WarioWare Gold is the latest in a long line of bizarre, microgame collections that can best be described as Dada art. Gold is the culmination of 15 years of WarioWare goodness, featuring the best microgames of the past, and brand new microgames for the future. You’ll be glad to know that it’s lost none of […]

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Games Review: Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker (Switch, 2018): A Brief, But Delightful Charm

July 18, 2018

Captain Toad Treasure Tracker finally landed its port on the Switch and DS this week, having not played it on the Wii U back when it was released in November of 2014 I was extremely stoked that I would get to finally play what everyone was raving about.

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Get hype, there’s a new Nintendo Direct coming tomorrow morning

March 7, 2018

It’s  been a little while since we’ve had a proper Nintendo Direct broadcast. The last few video dispatches from Nintendo have been short and sweet — Nintendo Labo, or the blink-and-you’ll-miss-it Nintendo Direct Mini back in January. Good news: there’s a new broadcast coming tomorrow, and it appears be full-size.

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Games Review: Pokemon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon (3DS, 2017) are sweet swan songs for the handheld franchise

November 24, 2017

Fans of the long-running Pokemon RPG series should already know what to expect when the franchise rolls into out a new generation. It all starts with an initial pair of handheld titles – in this case Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon – which is then followed up a year-or-so later with what is essentially a […]

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Everything Nintendo talked about during this morning’s Nintendo Direct broadcast

September 13, 2017

Nintendo have debuted a new 45 minute Nintendo Direct broadcast this morning, covering a range of titles releasing for their 3DS and Nintendo Switch consoles over the next two quarters. You can watch the broadcast in full, and get a full list of everything Nintendo talked about, after the jump.

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Video Games Review: Metroid: Samus Returns (3DS, 2017) is so much more than just a remake

September 13, 2017

Who the hell was asking for a remake of Metroid II? Nobody, that’s who, and Nintendo made it anyway. Metroid: Samus Returns takes the general thrust of series’ largely-forgotten 1992 Game Boy adventure and updates it with fresh, modern mechanics and the kind of visuals I wasn’t aware the 3DS could pull off. It takes a game consigned to […]

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There’s a new Nintendo Direct coming this Thursday morning

September 11, 2017

A brand new Nintendo Direct presentation will broadcast on Twitch this Thursday morning at 8am AEST. The 45 minute broadcast will be primarily focused on upcoming Switch and 3DS titles.

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Video Games Review: Monster Hunter Stories (3DS, 2017) is a Tale Beautifully Told

September 7, 2017

It’s been a long time since I’ve been genuinely surprised by a video game but Monster Hunter Stories achieved just that, and then more. From the distinct, beautifully designed world to the fun combat and exploratory gameplay, the Monster Hunter spin-off left me genuinely floored. For those new to the franchise, Stories marks a perfect […]

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Video Games Review: Hey! Pikmin makes a good first impression but has no staying power

August 7, 2017

Crash-landing on alien terrain, long-time Pikmin hero Captain Olimar seeks to repair his talking spaceship and get home. Without Sparklium, the fuel that powers his ship, he’s a bit of a sitting duck. From this simple (and familiar) premise, Hey! Pikmin begins.

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Video Games Review: Puyo Puyo Tetris (Switch, 2017)

May 23, 2017

Hoo boy. This review is gonna be all over the place. It’s going to be this way because this game, even as a concept, is all over the place. You would think that, given that Tetris is already the most grueling activity a person can engage in, interrupting it with a quick round of the colour-matcher Puyo Puyo would be as […]

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Individual Nintendo Switch Docks arrive in Australia on May 26

May 16, 2017

Those Switch owners wanting the ability to move their Switch unit from room-to-room or screen-to-screen with them won’t have much longer to wait. The Nintendo Switch Dock Set arrives next week.

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Nintendo is releasing a refreshed 2DS console and we’re into it

May 1, 2017

The original version of Nintendo’s 2DS console was designed to be a viable and cheaper alternative to their pricier and, at the time, more headache-inducing 3DS console.  Through a combination of unattractive design  and percieved inferiority to the 3DS, it never set the world on fire in the way its cousin and numerous forebears had. […]

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Video Game Review: Bye-Bye Box Boy (3DS, 2017) is a brilliant blend of puzzle mechanics new and old

April 6, 2017

For the third year in a row Hal Laboratory has developed a Box Boy title for the 3DS, each time adding fresh and fun ways to navigate each level. The current iteration, Bye-Bye Box Boy is as addictive as the former games and if it’s possible, even cuter.

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Video Games Review: Dragon Ball Fusions (Nintendo 3DS, 2017)

February 27, 2017

As a fan of the Dragon Ball franchise, its newest handheld entry, Dragon Ball Fusions, was an absolute delight. Blending the colourful characters of Akira Toriyama’s ever-expanding series with surprisingly addictive turn-based gameplay, Fusions provides an entertaining and gorgeous-looking romp through the many worlds and environments of the Dragon Ball series. While it may not […]

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New Nintendo Switch presentation will broadcast on Friday at 3pm AEDT

January 9, 2017

Nintendo are set to release a huge amount of new information regarding their upcoming console, the Nintendo Switch, via an online broadcast set for this Friday, Sydney time.

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Video Games Review: Pokemon Sun and Moon (3DS, 2016) stands as one of the finest in the entire series

December 5, 2016

Niantic’s Pokemon Go quite obviously paved the way for the next installment in traditional handheld Pokemon games to make a big impact on the video game market. We are now in the seventh generation of the irresistible RPG series and, as expected, dual titles Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon have been breaking sales records since […]

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Video Games Review: Sega 3D Classics Collection (3DS, 2016)

November 25, 2016

Nostalgia never dies, and is almost always a completely viable way to market something. That notion has been proven by Nintendo time and time again, and while riffing on past triumphs may have worked to the brand’s detriment at times, no one can deny the joy of being able to revisit your childhood through gaming. […]

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Video Games Review: Yo-Kai Watch 2, Fleshy Souls (3DS, 2016) is a better version of the first

November 12, 2016

Instead of pushing back against the inevitable Pokemon comparisons that have been buzzing about ever since the first entry, Yo-kai Watch 2 seems to be welcoming the parallels, particularly by splitting up the sequel into two “same but slightly different” games: Fleshy Souls and Bony Spirits. Like the constant Pokemon RPGs, developers Level-5 Watch maintain […]

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The “Nintendo NX” is revealed: Nintendo Switch to place an emphasis on portable gaming

October 20, 2016

It often feels like Nintendo is represented by the shy, imaginative kid in the corner, the one tinkering away with ideas, fueled by independent thought while his bigger, beefier peers dominate the playground. That’s certainly a valid comparison when considering all Nintendo have done over the past few years, starting with the game-changing Wii which […]

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Video Games Review: Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past (3DS, 2016)

October 4, 2016

It took a few years for gamers outside of Japan to finally see the modern remake of Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past, a reverent update of one of the longest, most in-depth, and sadly underrated JRPGs of the 21st century. It was originally released for PlayStation in the year 2000, a huge […]

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Video Games Review: Monster Hunter Generations (3DS, 2016)

September 18, 2016

Monster Hunter, Capcom’s hunter-gatherer action RPG series, has stuck around for quite a few years, first appearing on PlayStation systems with inventive, straight-forward gameplay and a winning formula: prep for quests, head out on quests, and complete those quests, usually by bagging and tagging magnificent Jurassic-inspired beasts. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it, right?

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New Pokémon Sun and Moon trailer is about holidays, unity, adventure and occasionally Pokémon

July 13, 2016

While we’re sure that you’re all sick of us talking about Pokémon Go, a new Japanese trailer for Pokémon Sun and Moon has dropped overnight. The trailer gives a quick look at new gameplay modes and a few new Pokémon.

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Video Games Review: Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens (PS4, 2016)

July 11, 2016

I feel like I owe The Force Awakens a pretty significant debt. It’s not only brought the Star Wars franchise back to life in the post-prequels era but now it’s returning the license to the Lego series to lift them out of their slump following Lego Marvel’s Avengers. This new entry in the Lego series is amongst the its very […]

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Here’s what you’ll be able to see and play at this year’s EB Expo

July 6, 2016

The EB Expo 2016 announcements are still coming, with EB Games today announcing the first wave of titles that will be playable on the show floor, along with other new show features.

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Video Games Review: Kirby: Planet Robobot (3DS, 2016)

June 29, 2016

Kirby: Planet Robobot is proof that any facet of your life, no matter how small or mundane, can be vastly improved with the addition of power armour.

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E3 2016: Nintendo shows off new Pokemon, new modes for Pokemon Sun & Moon

June 15, 2016

Nintendo have debuted brand new gameplay footage, modes and monsters from their upcoming Pokémon Sun and Moon titles during their E3 Nintendo Treehouse presentation this morning. 

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E3 2016: Telltale’s The Walking Dead: Season 3 kicks off in Q3, Batman to premiere at E3

June 8, 2016

Telltale Games are gearing up to release both the third season of their popular series based on The Walking Dead and their new title Batman: A Telltale Games Series this year. The company has now confirmed the release window for both, plus their E3 intentions on Twitter.

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E3 2016: Here’s your complete livestream guide (in local time!) **UPDATED**

June 6, 2016

It’s almost time for the greatest show in video games, the video game Christmas in June, the great yearly pilgrimage of our people. E3 2016 is just around the corner, is what we’re saying. Want to catch all the action live, as it happens? Look no further. Hit the jump to see every single livestream […]

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