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HANDS ON: F–k the Game will mess with your mind (but just don’t say fuck)

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For the past few years when covering PAX, we’ve never really ventured outside the video games section and covered the tabletop gaming section. Well, given the fact that PAX has now given it more prominence at this year’s event – we decided to take a look at what’s available. And one of the games that caught my eye was F–k the Game. It was probably the provocative title, but I am […]

MyRepublic CEO: The ISPs “don’t want you to know they actually screwed you over”

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With the increasing amounts of consolidation amongst the internet service providers in the country, the Singaporean-based upstart MyRepublic believes it is the perfect time to launch to shake the status quo with its NBN plans – and force the incumbents to be more transparent about speed. “I think it’s perfect time… there’s a lack of competition, with the consolidation we’ve seen in the marketplace in the last few years – the latest being […]

PAXAUS Indie Showcase: Mini Metro

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Developed by Dinosaur Polo Club, Mini Metro introduces a minimalistic strategy simulation game, where you are tasked to build the most efficient subway system. You draw lines between each station, and are given limited resources, like extra trains and tunnels to add onto your system – you quickly understand the game’s objective of getting people (or shapes) where they need to be. The game uses simple colours and shapes that […]

MSI brings its VR backpack to PAX Australia, on sale now for $3599

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One of the biggest annoyances about virtual reality is that you are tethered to a machine or console that is plugged to the wall, so you are only limited to how long your cable is. At PAX Australia this year, MSI may have come up with a solution – by putting the machine on your back. Built in partnership with HTC, the VR One features an overclocked Intel Core i7 processor and […]

Telstra threat MyRepublic finally launches in Australia with super cheap, gamer-geared NBN plan

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Singapore-based ISP MyRepublic has finally announced today that it will be opening its doors to Australian customers on November 15, promising unlimited data and the “ultimate” internet experience for gamers and streamers – but only if you live in a NBN-connected area. They say that their MyRepublic Gamer internet plan are engineered to deal with the litany of issues that Australian gamers face when playing online, such as latency, connection instability, and slow […]

Plantronics reveals RIG 800 wireless headset, promises 24 hour battery life

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Plantronics’ flagship gaming headset just got bigger, with the company revealing at E3 the RIG 800 – the first wireless headset that, it says, promises 24 hours battery life. The headset has two variants: one for the PlayStation 4, and one for the Xbox One. “At Plantronics, we understand the importance of providing gamers with tangible benefits that make them better players,” Peter Petrides, the Director of Gaming Products at […]

E3 2016: South Park: The Fractured But Whole arrives this December

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During Ubisoft’s E3 conference, Trey Parker and Matt Stone gave us a generous amount of information and gameplay for their upcoming game South Park: The Fractured But Whole. Developed by Ubisoft San Francisco, in collaboration with South Park Digital Studios, the game continues right where we left off in The Stick of Truth, you are the new kid again, joining the children of South Park as they role-play superheroes.

E3 2016: Rare reveals multiplayer gameplay for Sea of Thieves

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Revealed at last year’s Microsoft E3 press conference, Sea of Thieves is the new action-adventure game from UK developers Rare. Calling it their most ambitious game yet, Sea of Thieves features co-op multiplayer gameplay and is set in a rich and open world, letting you explore islands, find treasure and sail the seas with your own crew.

E3 2016: PlatinumGames shows off Scalebound co-op gameplay

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At the Xbox E3 briefing, Platinum Games showed off some action-packed gameplay for their upcoming game, Scalebound. The gameplay shows “the biggest boss fight Platinum has ever made”, with a 4-player co-op boss fight against a giant crab. The battles are dynamic, with ranged and melee combat as Drew, or taking to the skies with your dragon companion, Thuban. We can expect to see crazy and over-the-top action gameplay that Platinum are well-known for […]

E3 2016: New features coming to Xbox

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During their E3 press conference this morning, Microsoft announced a couple of new features coming to Xbox including new UI updates, improvements to online play, and cross-buy with Xbox One and Windows 10:

E3 2016: ID@Xbox and Xbox Game Preview

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During the Xbox E3 briefing, a small chunk of the conference showcased upcoming indie titles coming from ID@Xbox and Xbox Game Preview. With the usual indie game montage, we can expect to see games like Yooka Laylee, The Culling, Hand of Fate 2 and Stardew Valley on Xbox. I personally would’ve liked a release date for Cuphead, or even some more gameplay, but I guess we have to wait even longer […]

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 […]

E3 2016: Halo Wars 2 releases February 2017, beta available now

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At their E3 briefing, Microsoft revealed two trailers for Halo Wars 2, an RTS game set in the Halo universe, announced that Halo Wars 2 will be releasing next year on the 21st of February. Developed by Creative Assembly, Halo Wars 2 will follow the events of the first game, and continue the story of the Spirit of Fire – introducing the ‘Banished’, a new faction led by a powerful warlord […]

E3 2016: Frank West is back in Dead Rising 4

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Just announced at Microsoft’s Xbox E3 Briefing early this morning, Capcom’s open-world zombie series, Dead Rising will have a fourth addition to the highly successful franchise: Dead Rising 4 – coming this holiday season. Unlike previous iteration of the series, this new game will not feature a new playable character. Instead, fan-favourite and protagonist: Frank West, first appearing the original game, will be returning in Dead Rising 4, seamlessly ending up […]