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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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: 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: 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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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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Back to work: Gaming news you may have missed over the holidays

January 4, 2016

Welcome back, boys and girls! We’re back at work and getting ready for CES 2016 in just a few days time. Thing is, while we were enjoying the holidays, news kept rolling in – Steam had themselves a Big Winter Fail, Oculus hit a stumbling block and there was good news for Final Fantasy fans. […]

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The Iris Games & Tech Top 15 Games of 2015, plus our Runners Up and Biggest Letdowns of the Year

December 20, 2015

What a year it’s been for gaming. The surge of fantastic indie titles shows no signs of slowing and, after a horror year in 2014, the AAA side of the industry has made a clear effort to pick itself up by the bootstraps and deliver titles of quality. There was a lot to like out […]

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Lego Marvel’s Avengers isn’t messing around with its open world environments

December 10, 2015

Lego Marvel’s Avengers needed to find a way to differentiate itself from not only its predecessor, Lego Marvel Super Heroes, but every other Lego game to date. If the game’s latest trailer is any indication, TT Games have found their in.

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Twitch just launched servers in Sydney, streams to improve immensely for Aussie users

November 26, 2015

Livestreaming juggernaut Twitch have reportedly launched new servers in Sydney today, according to a tweet from famed Australian StarCraft II player and shoutcaster Maynarde.

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Video Games Review: Disney Infinity 3.0 (PS4, 2015)

September 29, 2015

There was a moment not five minutes into Disney Infinity 3.0 that made me wonder if the developers had been reading my dream journal. The moment in question was a wonderful sequence that featured the Millennium Falcon in a Star Fox-esque on-rails shooter through an asteroid belt. That’s a game I didn’t even know I […]

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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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RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 is out now on iOS, as beautiful as you remember it

August 18, 2015

Frontier Developments have brought their venerable theme park management franchise to mobile devices with a straight, no-strings-attached iOS port of RollerCoaster Tycoon 3.

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Fallout Shelter finally arrives on Android, out now

August 14, 2015

Fallout Shelter was originally announced during Bethesda’s press conference at E3 earlier this year. Android fans were left wanting when Bethesda confirmed that only the iOS version would be launching that day. Good news, ‘droid owners – Fallout Shelter is here and you can download for free right now.

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Razer acquires Ouya, promises to pay any indie devs Ouya still owes

July 30, 2015

Earlier this week, Android-based micro console manufacturer Ouya was acquired by peripheral and gaming PC maker Razer. As sometimes happens when one company absorbs another, all their dirty secrets go with them.

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The Grand Tournament is Hearthstone‘s next big expansion

July 23, 2015

Blizzard have revealed that the next expansion for their wildly popular online card game Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft will be called The Grand Tournament. Packing over 100 brand new cards, the expansion is set to release in August.

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Video Games Review: Game of Thrones: A Telltale Games Series – Episode 5: A Nest of Vipers (PC, 2015)

July 22, 2015

A Nest of Vipers is the fifth and penultimate episode of Telltale’s Game of Thrones adventure game and uses its time wisely, placing all four of the disaster-prone Forrester children where they need to be in preparation for the finale.

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Episode 5 of Telltale’s Game of Thrones adventure arrives July 21

July 17, 2015

The fifth episode of Game of Thrones: A Telltale Games Series will start rolling out July 21, developer Telltale Games have announced.

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Patton Oswalt battles creepers in first trailer for Telltale’s Minecraft: Story Mode

July 6, 2015

Telltale Games have made an appearance at Minecon 2015 in London over the weekend, bringing the first trailer for their next episodic adventure, Minecraft: Story Mode.

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Did you know Australia has banned 220 video games in the last four months?

June 30, 2015

As of today, if any video game is refused classification by the International Age Ratings Coalition then chances are it will be banned from sale here in Australia. According to ABC News, the Federal Government are now formally participating in a twelve-month pilot program that will leave any game that the IARC has refused to […]

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