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Console cross-play just around the corner?

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In a recent interview with IGN, Jeremy Dunham, VP of game development studio Psyonix, has confirmed that they have completed development on their cross-console multiplayer features for Rocket League. The vehicular soccer video game was launched on the PS4 and PC mid 2015, with the Xbox One version unleashed last month, and has taken the world by storm. The platform has even spawned it’s own eSports leagues in Europe and the Americas early this year. […]

E3 2016: PlayStation VR check-in, more titles announced for the launch

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As expected, PlayStation spent a lot of their extravaganza showcasing the capabilities of their VR unit, and added a few extra titles to the list of 50 games playable upon its release on October 13th. Here’s a quick look at the newest titles on the VR block: Resident Evil 7 This one’s the big release. Though not releasing until January 24th 2017, the next instalment of the Resident Evil franchise will be […]

E3 2016: Detroit: Become Human Trailer

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Sony and Quantic Dream (developer of Heavy Rain and Beyond Two Souls) have presented a new trailer detailing their current PlayStation exclusive project, Detroit: Become Human.  The game is set in the futuristic city of Detroit, in which human-like androids are utilised to complete many of the tedious tasks and roles that humans no longer want. Deviant androids have started to appear however, and are rising up against their masters. The game […]

Ubisoft Drops the Cinematic Trailer + Release Date for WatchDogs 2

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Ubisoft has given WatchDogs fans an in-depth look at their next installment of the franchise, WatchDogs 2, through a 20 minute livestream this morning. The game will be released on the 15th of November, 2016, with a demo of the game being revealed at E3 this year. The cinematic trailers and in-game footage establish the colourful and vibrant San Francisco as the context for the life of Marcus Holloway, Oakland-born hacker spiteful after […]

HANDS ON: Hollow Knight

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I love a well done indie game, and there were games galore at the Indie Pavilion at PAX Aus this year. One of the games featured in the PAX Indie Showcase was Hollow Knight, a 2D atmospheric platforming title created by Team Cherry. Team Cherry are a developer group from Adelaide who created the basis for Hollow Knight in response to the Game Jam prompt “beneath the surface.” I chatted […]

Bethesda surprisingly underwhelming at PAX Aus 2015

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The Bethesda booth on the floor of PAX Aus this year is nothing short of an extravagant sight. Wanderers are greeted by a great vault door, slid aside to allow entry into a huge, dark, soundproof box. (It’s fairly obvious that their main focus this year was on Fallout 4. Maybe.) The line for entry into this box was a 30 minute wait, if you were lucky enough to make […]

HANDS ON: Ratchet and Clank at PAX Aus 2015

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So I already freaked out about this game when the teasers and gameplay were released earlier this year, but I’m not done yet. Finally being able to hold the controller and interact with this game has been one of the biggest things driving me to attend PAX. And after all the hype, I’m happy… and I’m not. I mean, I got to play the two demo levels already shown in the gameplay videos released ages ago. Add that […]

HANDS ON: PlayStation VR, is it worth the hype?

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TechGeek is currently at PAX Aus 2015 in Melbourne, and I was lucky enough to get my hands on the upcoming VR headset from PlayStation. There’s been a lot of hype about the hardware recently, with rumours of a new Until Dawn title being in development for use on the headset (and also general excitement that it’s even coming out). But I’m here to give the straight facts about this […]

Oh, the excitement! Nielsen releases a list of the most anticipated games of the holidays

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Nielsen, a consumer research company, has surveyed 4,800 gamers ranging from the ages of 7 to 54 in order to find out which titles will be this year’s holiday blockbusters. The results of this study are below: Source: Nielson.com The results follow these guides: The games surveyed on have a release date between the 1st of October and the 31st of December this year. Anticipation has been measured using a […]

Braving The Wasteland: Mad Max Review

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Mad Max Review Braving the Wasteland By Emily Roach Can they keep it interesting? Emily Roach reviews the reboot of the Mad Max franchise. Mad Max is a gritty, mechanical post-apocalyptic franchise of films and games. It following the plights of Max, in the original movies known as Max Rockatansky, as he survives alone in The Wasteland, braving bandits and severe resource shortages. The next-gen platform game, published by Warner […]

All the Star Wars Announcements! @ D23 – Disney Fan Expo

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Disney and Lucasfilms had a field day at the D23 Expo in Anaheim last weekend by revealing a bunch of Star Wars related announcements. I’m going to take a moment to catch you all up on the coolest and most crucial points: Firstly, there are going to be renovations to Disneyland and Disney World, as the company plans include a Star Wars Land to the map. Yep, that’s right. “We are creating a jaw-dropping […]

The Final Curtain: Batman Arkham Knight Review

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The Batman: Arkham trilogy has time and again proven itself to be one of the most popular games series on market. Arkham Asylum broke into the Guinness Book of World Records in the category of “Most Critically Acclaimed Superhero Game Ever” when released, and was only knocked out of the position by its sequel Arkham City. Arkham Origins, standing as a prequel to the pair, was not as groundbreaking, but was still met with positive reviews.

PlayStation Release Ratchet & Clank Game Teaser + Gameplay Footage

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Ratchet and Clank, the beloved PlayStation originals series, is being made into a feature film to be released April 29, 2016. We already know that. What we also knew was that the original PS2 series was getting a next gen console reboot. And here it is. It is most definitely a reboot, with the slogan “The Game, Based on the Movie, Based on the Game”.  Looking back the original announcement of the […]

Next Assassins Creed instalment arrives October 23rd, 2015

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Ubisoft has just unveiled the newest instalment of the Assassin’s Creed Saga, Assassin’s Creed Syndicate, which will be available on the 23rd of October for Playstation 4 and X-box One, whilst later in Spring for PC. The fifteen minute trailer released at 2am this morning solidified many details about what to expect next from the well-known series. The game is set in London, 1868, where the Industrial Revolution is taking […]

Ubisoft reveals teaser & reveal date for next instalment of Assassin’s Creed series

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Ubisoft has released a GIF teaser and video to announce the unveiling of their next instalment of the Assassin’s Creed series. The heavily adorned hidden blade with attached cannon and gilded cane that feature in the teaser all but confirm the rumours of this game taking place in Victorian London. Ubisoft is also sticking to their plan of transferring the series onto next-get consoles which they started with Unity, as […]