Mobile-first entertainment platform QUIBI launches in Australia

August 11, 2020

Quick bites.  Big stories. Designed specifically to engage the masses in the smallest of time frames, Quibi produces fresh, original content in bite-sized portions so you’re entertained at any given second. After successfully launching across the US, where their short-form, mobile-specific content proved a viable alternative to the predominant lounge-room streaming of Netflix and Amazon Prime […]

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A new Pokemon Snap is coming. This is not a drill

June 18, 2020

It finally happened — after decades of waiting, a brand new Pokemon Snap game is on the way. The announcement came during last night’s Pokemon Presents broadcast, which highlighted a number of brand new Pokemon games coming to the Nintendo Switch. Though it only ran for 10 minutes, the broadcast had a lot to cover. […]

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E3 2018: Command & Conquer is back, but its a mobile game now

June 9, 2018

For those waiting for the return of Command & Conquer, the wait has been long and arduous. That wait, it seems, isn’t quite over but there is confirmation that EA is still thinking about the property. Command & Conquer Rivals takes the series onto mobile platforms.

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Tech Review: Motorola X4: Keep it simple

February 3, 2018

Motorola is one of those phone manufacturers that is perhaps better represented in the mid-range than it is in the higher-range. Their upper-tier offerings are solid, more than capable of holding their own against the likes of Samsung and HTC. For whatever reason, luxury handsets have become the bread-and-butter of the larger makers rather than […]

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Mario Kart Tour might be about to bring blue shell rage to your mobile device

February 1, 2018

Nintendo’s next major push into the mobile market looks to be its biggest yet. Mario Kart Tour puts the series back in your pocket and on your iOS or Android smart device.

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Video Games Review: Batman: The Enemy Within – Ep. 1 (PC, 2017) sets a grim, complex tone for Season 2

August 9, 2017

I am still waiting for my dream Batman game to materialise. This non-existent game would essentially be LA Noire and the Batman IP draped over it, steeped in the World’s Greatest Detective side of the character moreso than the Caped Crusader. I am fully aware that it would probably sell about four copies. Throughout Batman: The Telltale […]

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E3 2017: South Park: Phone Destroyer is the mobile game we’ve been waiting for

June 12, 2017

South Park Studios and Ubisoft have announced a brand new mobile game, Phone Destroyer, during Ubi’s 2017 E3 press brief.

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Video Game Review: The Walking Dead: A New Frontier – Ties That Bind: Part II (PS4, 2017) puts character ahead of action and wins big

March 23, 2017

Following last episodes tragic conclusion, Ties That Bind: Part II opened fairly solemnly in comparison. But that was about the quietest the second instalment got as it rounded out its two hour play time with twists and healthy does of action.

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Video Game Review: The Walking Dead: A New Frontier – Ties That Bind: Part I (PS4, 2017)

March 3, 2017

Lets face it. While Telltale’s three-part Michonne series was an enjoyable enough romp, it could be argued that it’s existence served as a means to placate gamers until the main event rolled along. Because for all of Telltale’s impressive takes on pop culture’s most iconic franchises (Game of Thrones, Minecraft, Batman) their Walking Dead games […]

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Pokemon Go evolves at last: Gen 2 monsters and new game mechanics coming this week

February 15, 2017

After much begging and cursing Niantic have finally given us their biggest announcement since the mega successful Pokemon Go app debuted in July of last year. That announcement is Generation 2, and we’re talking an actual Gen 2 release, not a bunch of baby Pokemon you can only hatch from eggs. Sometime over the next […]

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Pokemon GO‘s holiday event begins, Gen 2 monsters begin to appear

December 13, 2016

Following rumours earlier in the month that Generation 2 Pokemon were on their way to Pokemon GO, Niantic have released the game’s major holiday update. Select Gen 2 monsters (that’s the Gold and Silver era for those of us old enough to have been around for that) are now appearing in Pokemon GO and there’s never been a better […]

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Telltale’s first Marvel adventure series is Guardians of the Galaxy

December 3, 2016

Telltale Games have announced their next episodic adventure series during The Game Awards 2016. Guardians of the Galaxy will be the company’s first foray into the Marvel universe.

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Telltale’s The Walking Dead: A New Frontier premiere is a two-parter

December 2, 2016

A first among their increasingly storied library of titles, Telltale Games will kick off the new season of their popular adventure games based on The Walking Dead by dropping two episodes on Day One. Hit the jump to check out the latest trailer.

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Pokemon Go quietly adds 100 new Pokemon you can’t catch just yet

December 1, 2016

The game detectives are at it again. In a post over at The Silph Road Pokemon fan site, a deep dive into the code of the latest version of Pokemon GO has revealed that the recently-released Ditto was not the only monster added to the game. Indeed, as many as 100 monsters from the Generation 2 era have […]

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You can now play PAC-MAN and Galaga in Facebook Messenger for some reason

November 29, 2016

Having been ported to every other platform known to human science, Pac-Man, Galaga, Space Invaders and numerous other classics of the early-to-mid Eighties are heading to Facebook. Instant Games is Facebook’s newest attempt to court the gaming market and is available in both your news feed and Facebook Messenger smartphone app.

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Telltale’s The Walking Dead: Season Three starts next month

November 22, 2016

Telltale Games have announced that the third season of their acclaimed episodic adventure series based on The Walking Dead, entitled The New Frontier, will kick off on December 20.

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Tech Review: HTC One X9 (HTC, 2016)

November 17, 2016

HTC is one of what could be considered the “old guard” when it comes to Android smartphones. Despite a clear commitment to the Android market, they’ve never achieved the lofty successes of some of their contemporaries despite many innovations. The HTC One X9 aims to change this by taking an “if you can’t beat them, […]

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BlizzCon 2016: Mean Streets of Gadgetzan is Hearthstone‘s new expansion

November 4, 2016

Blizzard have announced the next expansion for their online card game Hearthstone during the BlizzCon 2016 opening ceremony. Mean Streets of Gadgetzan will be Hearthstone‘s fourth expansion, and the third add-on released just this year following One Night in Karazhan and Whispers of the Old Gods.

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Avengers Academy is barely a game, so why can’t I stop playing it?

August 31, 2016

We all know Freemium city builders are the worst games in the world. They have no real gameplay to speak of, they prey on people’s love of established franchises and they demand vast sums of your money in ways so brazen and frequent that they feel a bit like a front for a debt collector. […]

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Telltale releases Mr. Robot mobile game on iOS and Android

August 18, 2016

In collaboration with Telltale Publishing, Night School Studios have officially released a text adventure game based on the TV series, Mr Robot. The mobile title, Mr.  Robot:1.51exfiltratiOn is currently available for IOS and Android-based devices.

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5 Franchises We’d Like To See Get the Pokémon GO AR Treatment

August 5, 2016

With Pokémon Go a fully-fledged global phenomenon, even as its myriad recent changes enrage fans, the Augmented Reality genre looks set to explode. We’ve put our heads together and have begun thinking about other brands and franchises we’d like to see get the Augmented Reality treatment.

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Pokémon GO‘s latest update 1.1.0 opens avatar customisation, removes nearby tracking

July 31, 2016

Mobile gaming success story/genuine phenomenon Pokémon GO has received its latest update today. Version 1.1.0 brings a number of changes to the altered reality Pokémon hunting sim, including avatar customisation and the removal of those inscrutable Nearby footprints.

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US Pokémon Go player becomes the first to catch ’em all.

July 21, 2016

While we’d all like to think we’re Pokémon masters in our own right, one player in the US can now officially claim that title after apparently completing Pokémon Go‘s the current North American Pokédex.

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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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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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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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