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Xbox Games With Gold October 2016

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Games With Gold is still going strong, with another batch of free games for Xbox One and Xbox 360 this October, only available to Xbox Live Gold members. (Links are directed to AU Xbox store) On Xbox One, players can download Super Mega Baseball: Extra Innings ($26.95) for free during the month of October. The Escapists ($26.95) will be available for free, from October 16th to November 15th. On Xbox 360, MX vs ATV Reflex ($49.95) will […]

Pokemon Sun & Moon: Version-exclusives and Pokemon Refresh

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The Pokemon Company continue to shower us with Pokemon Sun and Moon information, revealing even more new Pokemon and features. This time, we get to see version exclusive Pokemon, an improved grooming feature called ‘Pokemon Refresh’ and a glimpse at character customisation. Passimian is a FIghting-type Pokemon with a new ability called Receiver – this Pokémon can inherit the Ability of an ally who faints in battle. Passimian is exclusive to Pokemon Sun. Oranguru is […]

Pokemon GO Plus is coming to Australia on September 16

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The long-awaited Pokemon GO Plus is finally coming to Australia and New Zealand on September 16. For the unacquainted, Pokemon GO Plus is a small Bluetooth-powered device that you wear on your wrist and allows you to play the game without the need of constantly looking at your smartphone. According to the press release, the GO Plus will be most useful when trying to find Pokemon. It will blink green whenever there is […]

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. […]

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.

Sony reveals Australian pricing for PlayStation VR

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After Tuesday’s press conference, Sony has revealed local pricing for the PlayStation VR and first-party titles that will be available when its VR headset arrives on October 13. The PS VR headset will have a recommended retail price of AU$549.95. The following games will be available on day one (retail prices are inside brackets): RIGS Mechanized Combat League (AU$89.95) VR Worlds (AU$54.95) Until Dawn: Rush of Blood (AU$24.95) Super Stardust […]

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 […]

Microsoft unveils Project Scorpio – a 4K, VR-ready, supercharged Xbox One

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At its E3 media briefing earlier this morning, Microsoft lifted the lid off Project Scorpio. Described by Microsoft as the “most powerful console ever,” it promises to be a supercharged and VR-ready Xbox One – and it could be yours when it arrives in stores Christmas next year. According to Microsoft, Project Scorpio will feature “true” 4K resolution, an eight-core CPU, six teraflops of GPU power, and run at 60Hz. […]