Everything announced at Summer Game Fest 2023

June 10, 2023

That time has rolled around yet again. With the undeniably disappointing cancellation of E3 2023, we can take solace that game-related announcements are still hitting fast and strong, with Geoff Keighley’s yearly show providing the goods once again. There’s a bunch to unpack here, so buckle up and keep your head on a swivel. We’re […]

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Balenciaga drops Fortnite fits in-game and IRL

September 22, 2021

Fortnite has partnered with luxury fashion label Balenciaga on a run of clothing both in-game and IRL. The collaboration includes updated (and highly fashionable) skins for fan-favourite characters Doggo, Ramirez, Knight, and Banshee. Certain skins are reactive and will change colour in concert with your actions during play. You can pick up each skin individually  […]

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Interview: Australian YouTuber and professional gamer LazarBeam on being invited into the world of Free Guy

August 12, 2021

Having earned his prolific status in the gaming world through his commentary videos and comedic riffs, Australian YouTuber Lannan Eacott, aka LazarBeam, is upgrading his screen configuration to those of the theatres.  Earning his own credit among the likes of Ryan Reynolds, Jodie Comer, and Taika Waititi in the new virtual comedy Free Guy, LazarBeam […]

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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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*Updated* Donald Trump signs Tencent order, may make many video games illegal

August 7, 2020

Update 3:00pm AEST Here is the (rather oddly written) section that indicates the order is targeted at Tencent’s WeChat app and not their broader portfolio. Update 2:45pm AEST Sources have reportedly confirmed to the LA Times that the executive order itself pertains only to Bytedance’s TikTok and Tencent’s WeChat and was written to specifically exclude […]

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The Australian Open is hosting a $500,000 Fortnite tournament and you can enter

January 7, 2019

Margaret Court Arena will play host to a massive Fortnite tournament for the second time in the space of six months. The Australian Open, the nation’s biggest and popular tennis event, is running on a pair of tournaments, the combined prize pool of which comes to $500,000. The first 500 players to register on the […]

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What makes a good ‘Ongoing’ game, now that we’re awarding games that have continued support?

December 10, 2018

This year marks the second year that The Games Awards have celebrated an ‘Ongoing game’ award, beginning last year and being won by Overwatch, to recognise “A trend towards games that continue to entertain long after their release and continue to grow and evolve with their players”, as last years presented made out on stage. […]

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Why Valve’s stranglehold on PC gaming might finally be coming to an end

December 10, 2018

Decisions made by major developers have made this year have indicated Steam’s uncontested reign as the dominant PC gaming storefront may be coming to an end. This week, a conversation has sprung up around the Epic Games Store and the value it offers developers when selling their games. Does Valve finally have direct competition? To call Steam […]

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Games Opinion: Why cross-platform play is Fortnite secret weapon

September 17, 2018

Epic Games’ Fortnite has quickly taken the world by storm following the launch of its Battle Royale mode in September last year. Its meteoric rise was bolstered by its rapid expansion to other platforms — initially on Windows PC, Mac OSX, Xbox One and PlayStation 4, and now on iOS and Android devices. Fortnite‘s popularity […]

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I Died 50 Times in Fortnite, and Loved Every Minute Of It

September 10, 2018

At this point in time, Epic Games’ Fortnite needs no introduction. Frequently demonised and lambasted in mainstream media, Fortnite‘s PvP Battle Royale mode has become a scapegoat for everything wrong with modern gaming. Tales of addicted children, provoked violence and money lost to microtransactions are rampant, and it paints a picture of an incredibly violent […]

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E3 2018: Fortnite confirmed for Nintendo Switch

June 12, 2018

The worst kept secret of E3 2018 bar none is that Fortnite is coming to Nintendo Switch. We knew that already, but here’s the thing: you can play it right now.

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