PS Plus announces its free games for Feburary

January 30, 2016

We’re drawing ever closer to a new month and you know what that means. A new batch of freebies are about to become available for Sony console owners. As is usually the case, there are six titles up for grabs – two for every console. Playstation 4 owners gets the headliner in February with Helldivers: […]

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PlatinumGames is releasing a TMNT game this year and it looks beautiful

January 27, 2016

PlatinumGames (Bayonetta, Transformers Devastation)  have revealed that they’re working on a new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles game called Mutants in Manhattan and thanks to the trailer they dropped, we can tell you that it looks wonderful. First thing you’ll notice are those sweet cel shaded visuals. Granted, I’ve been a sucker since I first laid eyes on […]

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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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Grim Fandango leads PS Plus freebies for January

January 7, 2016

Sony’s new year batch of PS Plus games are almost available with owners of all three systems getting a couple of games each. PS4 owners are the clear winners here. The beloved Grim Fandango has been remastered and PlayStation owners can pick it up for free this month on PS4 and Vita. Also for current gen […]

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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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December’s free games with PlayStation Plus include SSX and Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon

November 25, 2015

Sony looks to be rounding out a really strong year with more free games for PlayStation Plus subscribers, including SSX, Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon and even King’s Quest.

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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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Video Games Review: Call of Duty: Black Ops III (PS4, 2015)

November 13, 2015

In many ways, Call of Duty: Black Ops III has to deal with the same design problems that Advanced Warfare, and even Ghosts, had to deal with. What can you do to keep a franchise that ruled the roost in one hardware generation fresh and interesting while still providing new ideas and features that move […]

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Video Games Review: Just Dance 2016 (Xbox One, 2015)

November 5, 2015

If you’ve played one Just Dance title, you’ve kind of played them all. That’s the vibe I got from Just Dance 2016, despite its many attempts to keep the formula fresh with new modes and a suite of new songs. For the faithful, that may be enough. For everyone else, it may be a different […]

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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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Video Games Interview: Treyarch’s David Vonderhaar talks Call of Duty: Black Ops III

October 22, 2015

The 2015 EB Expo was a huge show boasting equally huge titles, and few titles are as huge as Call of Duty. With Black Ops III right around the corner, we caught up with Treyarch’s Studio Design Director David Vonderhaar to talk about his dev career, what we can expect from the new game and where we go […]

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Video Games Review: Transformers Devastation (PS4, 2015)

October 14, 2015

Transformers Devastation marks the first time Platinum Games, known for the Bayonetta series, the upcoming Star Fox Zero for Nintendo and Scalebound for Microsoft, have tackled the robots-in-disguise franchise, taking over from High Moon Studios. For the 80’s kids and die-hard Generation 1 fans, it is a tactical strike upon the nostalgia gland. For everyone […]

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Call of Duty: Black Ops III‘s latest trailer barely resembles Call of Duty

October 13, 2015

You wouldn’t know it to look at it but we promise this is a trailer for Call of Duty: Black Ops III.

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Stan now available on PS4, users get Ash vs. Evil Dead first

October 8, 2015

Stan has managed to endure the lash of Netflix’s momentous arrival in Australia earlier this year and has kept its considerable media library intact. It’s going from strength-to-strength, actually, launching today on the PlayStation 4.

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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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Video Games Review: Lego Dimensions (Xbox One, 2015)

October 5, 2015

TT Games’ franchise of Lego video games has become a powerhouse since its experimental beginnings in Lego Star Wars back in 2005, but despite the many sequels across many different properties, not a huge amount has changed mechanically since then. Lego Dimensions feels like TT Games’ vehement answer to that criticism. “Fine, you want different? […]

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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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Video Games Review: FIFA 16 (PS4, 2015)

September 28, 2015

EA Sports’ superstar FIFA franchise spent the bulk of the last console generation aggressively locking any and all competitors out of the genre before being caught off guard last year by an unexpectedly strong showing from Pro Evolution Soccer 2015. Can EA Sports turn things around in 2016?

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Video Games Review: Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain (PS4, 2015)

September 23, 2015

Hideo Kojima is clearly very torn about leaving his Metal Gear series behind after nearly 30 years. The fact that Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain spends a lot of time on the notion of losing a part of yourself, physically and mentally, illustrates this. Kojima leverages the phenomenon of phantom limb pain – […]

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Destiny: The Taken King‘s first raid, King’s Fall, looks intense as hell

September 18, 2015

Bungie have released a short trailer for King’s Fall, the first new raid for Destiny: The Taken King. The raid will appear in the weekly update that drops today.

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The cast list for Lego Dimensions is absolutely ridiculous

September 17, 2015

Lego Dimensions is Warner Bros.’ first foray into hyper competitive toys-to-life genre of games, combining beloved properties from throughout the film, TV and gaming world and, if the game’s voice cast is anything to go by, they are not messing around.

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CATCH A RIDE (to the cinema)! Borderlands is getting a movie adaptation

August 28, 2015

Variety reports that Lionsgate are developing a film based on Gearbox’s popular first person shooter series Borderlands with Marvel producers Avi and Ari Arad.

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Video Games Review: Madden NFL 16 (PS4, 2015)

August 25, 2015

With American football rapidly gaining popularity in Australia due to the rise of online streaming services (and a longheld belief that we were missing out on something due to all the American media we consume), the Madden series of games is becoming less and less of a curiosity here. With Madden 16, EA is playing […]

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Gamescom 2015: New Destiny: The Taken King looks amazing

August 7, 2015

Bungie have released the latest trailer for their massive Destiny expansion, The Taken King, at Gamescom and it’s a whopper. There is so much good stuff in this trailer it’s hard to know where to begin.

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Gamescom 2015: Guitar Hero Live releases new BTS trailer, adds singing

August 7, 2015

The more we see of Guitar Hero Live, the more I feel like FreeStyle Games are coming at this project the right way. In addition to a comprehensive behind-the-scenes trailer, FreeStyle have announced the addition of singing to the game so that others can join in for co-op.

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Gamescom 2015: Destiny: The Taken King drops Peter Dinklage, makes your elite weapons look like toys

August 4, 2015

The next expansion for Bungie’s popular shooter Destiny is bringing sweeping changes to a few of the game’s fundamental principles. Among the many things getting a facelift are missions, weapons and overall game progression.

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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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Video Games Review: MotoGP 15 (PS4, 2015)

July 10, 2015

Milestone only released their last motorcycle racer, Ride, back in May. A scant few months later and the developer is dropping their second racing sim for the year in MotoGP 15. Despite being the closest thing MotoGP fans have to a Gran Turismo of their own, MotoGP 15 still feels more evolutionary than revolutionary.

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