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Nintendo reveals more details about Super Smash Bros – 3DS version coming first this Winter

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Nintendo has revealed more details about their highly anticipated Super Smash Bros game for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U in their latest Nintendo Direct presentation – including a release window (but not date). The 3DS version will be released first, coming this Winter 2014 (or Summer in North America/Europe). The Wii U version won’t be coming out until Summer 2014 (Winter in America/Europe). It did not give any reasons why [...]

Facebook acquires Nintendo in US$25 billion move

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Despite a partership this morning with the Google Maps team, Ninendo is now officially a Facebook company. With disappointing sales of the Wii U, it’s no surprise that Facebook decided to pounce on the company, known for their incredibly unique and priceless IPs. The deal will include the Mario franchise, as well as many other high-profile Nintendo properties, with the concluded sale to cost US$25 billion in a mixture of [...]

Goat Simulator Review: A Beautiful (and Buggy) Mess

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If you don’t follow the weekly goat news online (like I do), then you are probably unaware of Goat Simulator - the brand new title from the creators of Sanctum, Coffee Stain Studios. And yes, this game is for real. As the name suggests, Goat Simulator lets the player have the unmatchable and never-before-seen privilege of becoming a simple goat in an average town. However, it is not as straightforward as it seems. The town is littered with crazy things for the goat to play with… and use to create havoc.

Facebook to acquire Oculus – makers of Rift VR headset – for US$2 billion

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In what can be described as something completely unexpected, Facebook has announced that it will be acquiring Oculus VR – the makers of the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset - for US$2 billion. “Oculus has the chance to create the most social platform ever” According to Facebook, the decision to acquire Oculus was purely based on its belief that virtual reality is a “strong candidate to emerge as the next social [...]

French Revolution to take center stage in new Assassin’s Creed title

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It’s been six month since Black Flag was released to the public, but Ubisoft has confirmed that there will be a new Assassin’s Creed title coming out this year. Assassin’s Creed Unity will be coming out sometime in the latter end of the year, and – as the sneak peak video suggests – will be set in Paris during the French Revolution. The video also revealed that Assassin’s Creed Unity will [...]

Titanfall: Xbox 360 Edition drops April 10 for Oceanic regions

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For those who are unable to join the recent Titanfall hype – either not owning a Xbox One or a decent gaming PC, good news. EA has just announced that the Xbox 360 Edition of Titanfall will be coming to Australia and New Zealand on April 10. Despite not being developed by Respawn Entertainment, Bluepoint Games promises that the Xbox 360 Edition will have the same addictive and fun gameplay as [...]

Plants vs. Zombie: Garden Warfare to get free downloadable content

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The latest edition to the Plants vs. Zombies franchise Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare will be getting free downloadable content, coming March 19. Titled ‘Garden Variety Pack’, this free downloadable content will be featuring a plethora of ability upgrades, a new map – Chomp Town, new enemies, and a new gamemode – “Gnome Bomb”. “Gnome Bomb” is a 8 vs. 8 objective-style gamemode, where players must cooperate with their teammates to successful destroy [...]

Here’s why Watch Dogs was given an R18+ rating

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If you haven’t heard, Watch Dogs had its rating revised to R18+ after being previously classified as MA15+. They noted that the game had “references to sexual violence and sex scenes”. We asked the Classification Board for the full decision. However, at the time, they said that they could not release the decision for “commercial reasons” – until today. We just got the report from the board. According to the [...]

Razer refreshes Blade laptop line with NVIDIA Maxwell GPUs

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Razer has announced that it has refreshed its Razer Blade laptop line. While both the 14-inch Blade and 17-inch Blade Pro now feature an NVIDIA Maxwell GPU and the latest-generation Intel Core i7 processor, the Blade also gets a stunning 3200×1800 resolution IPS display with multitouch support. Other specs for the 14-inch Blade include the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 870M graphics card with 3GB of GGDR5 memory, 8GB of DDR3L RAM, a [...]

Watch Dogs’ classification changes to R18+ after resubmission

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Ubisoft’s highly anticipated video game Watch Dogs has been given an R18+ rating by the Australian Classification Board. This is despite earlier receiving an MA15+ rating back in September when the game was originally scheduled to be released in November as a launch title for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4. When asked for a comment from Ubisoft Australia, a spokesperson said, “We can confirm Watch Dogs has just been reclassified.” [...]

Flappy Bird creator is “considering” bringing the game back

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Dong Nguyen, the creator of the popular (and frustrating) game Flappy Bird, has hinted that the game that gave him thousands of dollars in ad revenue may soon return – one month after Nguyen decided to kill the game at the height of its popularity. “I can’t go back to my life before, but I’m good now.” In an exclusive interview with Rolling Stone, Nguyen said he was “considering” bringing the game [...]

Sony Computer Entertainment America’s CEO Jack Tretton steps down

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Image: Kevin Krejci/Flickr (Creative Commons) Sony Computer Entertainment has announced that Jack Tretton will step down from his role as the President and CEO of its American subsidiary, Sony Computer Entertainment America. He will be replaced by Shawn Layden, who is the Executive Vice President and COO of Sony Network Entertainment International, from April 1. According to Sony’s press statement, the reason was a mutual agreement between both parties not [...]

Ubisoft’s Watch Dogs launches May 27

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For anyone wondering when this game is going to launch, good news. The highly awaited open-world action-adventure sandbox game Watch Dogs has finally received a launch date: May 27. The game follows the vigilante Aiden Pearce, hacking his way though Chicago’s central operating system, controlling every technological aspect of the city – via the use of his smart phone. The announcement trailer for the game is located at the bottom. Previously, the [...]

Batman: Arkham Knight announced for later this year

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Rocksteady Games have just announced their upcoming project, Batman: Arkham Knight, acting as the finale of the critically acclaimed Batman: Arkham series. The game will featured the return of Scarecrow, who apparently survives his encounter with Killer Croc after Batman: Arkham Asylum, uniting Batman’s greatest foes for one giant act – to destroy the Dark Knight forever. The announcement trailer is located at the bottom. Also returning from previous games [...]