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First Batman: The Telltale Series trailer teases dense, Wayne-centric plot

July 19, 2016

The World Premiere trailer for Telltale’s upcoming Batman adventure released overnight. The trailer provides a glimpse of how the five-episode series will tackle one of comics’ most beloved and iconic characters when it arrives early next month. Hit the jump to see it for yourself.

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Fallout Shelter Wants You! PC Release and Update 1.6 out now

July 17, 2016

Bethesda Softworks has just released Fallout Shelter‘s Update 1.6 for the mobile app. The biggest update to date for the game that has thrust more than 50 million players into the role of Overseer to build their own Vault, manage dwellers, and adventure through Fallout’s iconic wasteland.

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The Top 10 features we’d like to see in Pokemon Go future updates

July 13, 2016

With Pokémon Go‘s first update dropping on iOS this morning, we began to consider the sort of things we’d like to see in future updates. From interface changes to multiplayer functionality, we’ve aiming our Pokéballs high.

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Pokémon Go launch delayed Asia and Europe as Niantec attempts to address server problems

July 12, 2016

With Pokémon Go now available in Australia, New Zealand and the US, Niantic Labs and Nintendo have chosen to briefly halt the game’s global rollout to deal with its ongoing and significant server problems. The Wall Street Journal reports that Niantic and Nintendo have been working to resolve the server issues and are still poised to launch […]

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Official Pokémon Go site suggests patches and fixes inbound

July 12, 2016

Pokémon Go still storming the mobile app store charts, but its many technical issues are causing headaches for many players. Thankfully, developer Niantic appears to be onto already if a troubleshooter guide on the game’s official site is to believed.

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Pokémon Go‘s first update addresses stability and security risks

July 12, 2016

Players of the iOS version of the wildly popular Pokémon Go can this morning grab the game’s version 1.0.1 update from the App Store. The update brings a number of stability improvements, and a fix for those concerned about the security of their Google accounts.

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GPS spoofing, drones and Ubers: Pokemon Go fans are determined to get out of walking

July 12, 2016

Despite the fact that the entire game is built around walking, Pokémon Go players are already coming up with creative ways to get out of doing so. Some of these methods will get you a soft ban from Niantic. Others seem to be working out okay but require some expensive accessories.

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Ten things you need to know before playing Pokemon GO! (UPDATED)

July 12, 2016

Our obsession with Pokémon Go continues unabated. We’re here with a few of the best tips and tricks to help new trainers get started and become a true Pokémon master.

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Nintendo’s stock riding high after huge Pokémon Go launch

July 12, 2016

CNBC is reporting that Nintendo’s share prices have seen a massive 25 percent spike since the worldwide rollout of Pokémon Go began last week. As of this morning, Nintendo’s share price is currently sitting somewhere in the neighbourhood of US$200 a share in Japan, adding an estimated US7.5 billion to the venerable game manufacturer’s market value.

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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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Video Games First Impressions: Pokemon GO (Mobile, 2016)

July 8, 2016

Earlier this week, Nintendo kicked off a soft-rollout of their second major mobile game release, Pokémon GO. The altered reality game, which allows players to hunt and capture using the camera on their smartphones has already become a worldwide sensation. Everyone in The Iris offices has been playing it almost non-stop since it dropped and, in a […]

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Pokemon GO is finally out, this is not a drill

July 6, 2016

If you head over to the iOS and Android app stores right now, you can download Nintendo’s new altered realty title, Pokemon GO, and start collecting Pokemon in the real world.

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Springfree are gamifying the act of bouncing on a trampoline

July 5, 2016

In an effort to combat sedentary lifestyles in an increasingly digital world, Australian trampoline manufacturer Springfree Trampoline is introducing a way to gamify the simple act of bouncing on a backyard trampoline. 

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E3 2016: The Elder Scrolls Legends has a story to tell

June 13, 2016

Bethesda announced The Elder Scrolls Legends, a Hearthstone-esque digital card game at last year’s E3 but they were ready to talk about more about it during their press event today. Shown off were a glimpse of gameplay and a trailer for the game’s new story mode.

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E3 2016: Telltale Games debut beautiful screenshots of their Batman game

June 13, 2016

They have added their signature style to Game of Thrones, Minecraft and of course The Walking Dead and now the team are lending their talents to the Dark Knight as Batman: The Telltale Series receives it’s first screens.

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E3 2016: Minecraft introducing Xbox, PC and mobile cross-platform play

June 13, 2016

Minecraft is set to receive a substantial update that allows Xbox players to interact with users on mobile and Windows.  Further, MineCraft Realms will launch later on this year on Xbox One, Windows 10 and mobile platforms.

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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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Hearthstone‘s older cards are about to cop a bit of a nerfing

April 21, 2016

With Hearthstone‘s big Whispers of the Old Gods expansion looming, Blizzard have announced that a number of older cards will be undergoing changes to bring them into line with newer and forthcoming decks.

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Tech Review: Wacom Bamboo Spark

April 6, 2016

With more and more tablet devices trying to pin down a level of versatility between an artist’s tablet and a professional ultra book, the Wacom Bamboo Spark is something of a curve ball. Understanding that plenty of artists still prefer the feel of a pencil on paper when drawing or sketching, Wacom’s latest gadget may […]

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Hearthstone announces expansion Whispers of the Old Gods along with an art display in Melbourne

March 18, 2016

Hearthstone has announced its latest expansion, Whispers of the Old Gods, and to celebrate its release, gamers in Victoria can witness a new piece of art from the game come to life this weekend in Richmond, Victoria.

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Video Games Review: The Walking Dead: Michonne – Episode 1 (PS4, 2016)

February 26, 2016

It’s been a while since Telltale Games have visited The Walking Dead franchise, but they certainly haven’t been slacking off. It seems everybody with an established universe wants Telltale to, er…tell a tale using their signature style. The team were simultaneously delivering content for Tales from the Borderlands, Game of Thrones and Minecraft: Story Mode, […]

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Nintendo annnounces launch plans for first ever mobile app Miitomo, My Nintendo

February 3, 2016

Nintedo has finally started its move into the mobile space with the announcement of Miitomo, the company’s first ever smart device app, next month. Additionally, a new rewards program called My Nintendo will be launching alongside it.

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Disney Infinity 3.0‘s Marvel Battlegrounds pre-orders are live, features boss new Cap figure

January 22, 2016

Disney Infinity 3.0 continues to dominate the toys-to-life genre in terms of big IP, leveraging excitement around the upcoming Captain Ameria: Civil War to drop its latest (and biggest) Marvel themed playset. The real star of the show, though, is that sweet Captain America figure.

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Video Games Review: Minecraft: Story Mode (Xbox One, 2015)

November 23, 2015

Minecraft: Story Mode feels like a bit of a narrative passing of the torch in a lot of respects. Its first two episodes are filled with clever references that kids who grew up in the 80’s and 90’s will pounce on but the bulk of its story is aimed squarely at the next generation of […]

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BlizzCon 2015: New Hearthstone expansion, League of Explorers, drops next week

November 6, 2015

Blizzard have announced the newest adventure expansion for for their free-to-play online CCG Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft. Called League of Explorers, it’s a single-player campaign that will send players into “ancient temples fulled with relics, treasures and traps.”

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Video Games Review: Guitar Hero Live (Xbox One, 2015)

October 23, 2015

With Guitar Hero Live and Rock Band 4 hitting Australian store shelves within a week of each other, the music and rhythm genre that dominated lounge rooms everywhere only five years ago is officially back from hiatus. With Guitar Hero Live, developer FreeStyle Games is attempting to bring something new to the table. The question […]

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Watch Lenny Kravitz and James Franco fail at Guitar Hero Live

October 6, 2015

The latest TV spot for Guitar Hero Live is here and features certified rock legend Lenny Kravitz and certified chill bro James Franco attempting to outplay each other.

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Sonos reveals latest Play:5 model, Trueplay wireless acoustic tuner

September 29, 2015

Audiophiles are no strangers to Sonos’ range of wireless home speakers, the brand a go-to for sound buffs and music lovers who want audio in every room. The company has just unveiled an updated version of their flagship Play:5 speaker and a new app called Trueplay.

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Pokémon is real life now: Nintendo’s first mobile game Pokémon Go coming to Android and iOS

September 11, 2015

Pokémon will become the first Nintendo property to release on mobile devices. Pokémon Go, an augmented-reality collaboration between Nintendo, The Pokémon Company and Niantec, will release on iOS and Android smartphones.

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