E3

Breath of the Wild 2

First look at The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 gameplay is here

June 16, 2021

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2. The trailer Nintendo’s E3 Direct audience held their breath for, hoping to see. After its Zelda Direct earlier in the year left the community cold, Nintendo’s E3 drop couldn’t disappoint. And it didn’t. Franchise lead Eiji Aonuma appeared to introduce a number of Zelda products — […]

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Advance Wars Switch

Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp revives beloved series on Switch

June 16, 2021

Perhaps the second biggest surprise of Nintendo’s E3 Direct presentation was Advance Wars is coming to the Switch. Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp is not a new title, but instead a ground-up remake of the classic Game Boy Advance strategy titles. It will be the first new title in the series since 2008’s Advance Wars: Dark […]

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Metroid Dread

Metroid Dread returns series to its 2D sci-fi horror roots

June 16, 2021

One of the biggest surprise announcements during this morning’s E3 Nintendo Direct was Metroid Dread. It’s a brand new, 2D Metroid game starring series heroine Samus Aran that leans into the series’ original horror roots. Dread by name and dread by nature, the game sees Samus working her way through a facility patrolled by hunter-killer robots. […]

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Mario Party Superstars

Mario Party Superstars collects the series’ best boards and games

June 16, 2021

Mario Party Superstars is a collection of the franchise’s greatest hits. Nintendo says the game stacked full of fan-favourite boards and minigames. What does that truly mean? We’ll tell you. It means this game has undergone rigorous community testing to ensure every minigame is a friendship ender, guaranteed. The Mario Party series is a competitive […]

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Kazuya Smash Bros

E3 2021: Tekken‘s Kazuya coming to Super Smash Bros Ultimate

June 16, 2021

The first announcement off the rank at this morning’s Nintendo E3 Direct was that Tekken mainstay Kazuya is coming to Super Smash Bros Ultimate. Tekken developer Bandai Namco was one of the primary devs on Smash Ultimate, and hasn’t had many of its own characters in the game so far. Kazuya joins Pacman as the […]

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The Outer Worlds 2

The Outer Worlds 2 drops most self-aware trailer, coming 2022

June 14, 2021

Obsidian Entertainment has confirmed development is underway on The Outer Worlds 2. It is the sequel to the studio’s Game of the Year winning Fallout-style RPG. The trailer walks the viewer through a litany of tropes associated with trailers seen at E3, usually for games not that far into development. It’s a great time. You […]

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Forza Horizon 5

E3 2021: Forza Horizon 5 heads to Mexico, next-gen racing is here

June 14, 2021

Forza Horizon 5, the Xbox Series X|S’s graphical showpiece, has arrived. This fifth instalment in the popular open-world racing title takes Horizon Festival to Mexico. This will be the first time the Horizon series has returned to the Americas since the original game. According to developer Playground Games, “(f)un, freedom, and beauty” are the watchwords […]

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Redfall

New Arkane game Redfall an Xbox exclusive

June 14, 2021

The next game from Arkane Studios is Redfall. It’s a 4-player co-operative multiplayer game in the vein of Left 4 Dead, except instead of zombies you’ll be battling vampires. Because this is an Arkane game, it’s fair to assume that level construction and player agency will be core facets of Redfall‘s design. Arkane is known […]

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Guardians of the Galaxy

E3 2021: Guardians of the Galaxy game coming from Eidos Montreal

June 14, 2021

Eidos Montreal is making a single-player action game around Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy. The game puts players in control of Peter Quill, Star Lord, as he and the still newly-formed Guardians eke out a living in some of the galaxy’s sketchiest locales. The Guardians roster consists of the same line up from James Gunn’s […]

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Stalker 2

New STALKER 2 trailer finally gives a look at gameplay

June 14, 2021

STALKER 2 is a game fans have spent decades waiting for. At times, the wait for gameplay footage has felt much longer. No more. The gameplay trailer debuted during the Xbox Bethesda E3 showcase early this morning. There’s a lot to break down here, from radioactive biomes to the little fiefdoms carved out among the […]

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Starfield

E3 2021: Your first look at Starfield is here at last

June 14, 2021

After years in development, Bethesda has finally given the first glimpse at Starfield. Bethesda’s first new RPG IP since Fallout 3, Starfield is a science fiction RPG and will be the first to use Bethesda’s updated Creation Engine 2. The crux of the trailer, which does not show gameplay, is that you are an interstellar explorer. […]

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Far Cry 6 E3

New Far Cry 6 trailer lets Giancarlo Esposito chew the scenery

June 13, 2021

Ubisoft has dropped yet another trailer for Far Cry 6 during its E3 2021 presentation. The most memorable part of any Far Cry game is obviously the villain. When you have an actor as talented as Giancarlo Esposito (Breaking Bad, The Mandalorian) in your cast, you let them chew the scenery. That’s exactly what this case […]

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Riders Republic

Riders Republic still looks like complete chaos

June 13, 2021

Riders Republic, Ubisoft’s frenetic take on open-world competition games like Forza Horizon, is coming this September. A brand new trailer, giving the most detailed look at the game to date, dropped during this morning’s Ubisoft Forward E3 stream. The game revolves around extreme sports. Just a few featured in the trailer — snowboarding, hang gliding […]

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Rainbow Six Extraction

E3 2021: New Rainbow Six Extraction trailers

June 13, 2021

After going dark throughout the pandemic, Rainbow Six Extraction has returned at last. Extraction, which dropped its old subtitle, Quarantine, for obvious reasons, is a Left 4 Dead style co-op shooter. Teams are small, only 1-3 players, with Operator characters, pulled from the popular Rainbow Six Seige. Unlike Left 4 Dead, however, what you are going […]

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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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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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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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PlayStation will skip E3 for the second year in a row

January 13, 2020

PlayStation made headlines in 2019 when it announced it would bow out of the E3 Expo. E3 is the video game industry’s biggest event, a concentrated blast of marketing and hype that informs the future shape of the industry. Many wondered if PlayStation would return to E3 in 2020. Given that the launch of the […]

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The Best and Worst of E3 2016

June 21, 2016

The monolithic E3 Expo has come and gone for another year, showering us with exciting new trailers as often as it saddled us with toe-curling moments of cringe. We’ve rounded up the very best and the very worst of both for your stern appraisal.

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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: PS4 owners to get early access to Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare remaster

June 15, 2016

Activision’s Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare remaster will be available to those who pre-purchase Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare. If you have a PS4, you’ll be able to jump in sooner than everyone else.

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E3 2016: Insomniac are making a PS4-exclusive Spider-man game

June 15, 2016

Insomniac are no stranger to the superhero genre, having created the very enjoyable Xbox One exclusive Sunset Overdrive a couple of years ago. It’s now returning to the genre with one of the most popular heroes in comics, and on an entirely different console.

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E3 2016: Hideo Kojima’s new game with Norman Reedus is Death Stranding

June 15, 2016

Hideo Kojima appeared rather dramatically onstage during Sony’s E3 press conference to debut footage from his first game post-Konami. Death Stranding is currently in development at Kojima Productions and gives a rather cryptic glimpse at what’s to come.

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E3 2016: Batman: Arkham VR will be a PlayStation VR launch title

June 15, 2016

Briefly: Batman: Arkham Knight developer Rocksteady has one last one encore for the series that made their name. The dev will release a VR experience based around their Arkham series in time for the PSVR’s launch.

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E3 2016: The opening sequence of We Happy Few is going to freak you out

June 14, 2016

Compulsion Games took the stage at Microsoft’s E3 presser this morning to run through the introductory sequence to their psychadelic thriller We Happy Few. It’s grotesque and disturbing and weird and we can’t wait to play it.

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E3 2016: Rare’s new game Sea of Thieves looks fun, easy to ruin

June 14, 2016

The last time we saw Sea of Thieves, it was when it was debuted at E3 2015. Today, a year later, we finally got a good look at the game in action — a multiplayer title that sees teams of pirates face off against each other on the high seas and on land.

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E3 2016: Halo Wars 2 coming to Xbox One, PC in February

June 14, 2016

Halo Wars 2 is set to launch on February 21, 2017 on both Xbox One and Windows 10. The game was announced during Microsoft’s E3 media event this morning, and was accompanied by a cinematic trailer.

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Sony appears to confirm the existence of its more powerful PlayStation 4

June 13, 2016

We all heard the stories, “Sony are working on a a more powerful PlayStation 4”, but now the company have finally appeared to confirm it.

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E3 2016: Microsoft announces the Xbox One S

June 13, 2016

Microsoft have opened their E3 2016 press by confirming the long-rumoured updated Xbox One console. The Xbox One S is thinner, contains an internal power supply (no more brick!) and supports 4K video.

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