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ACCC takes Valve to court over breaches of the Australian Consumer Law

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The ACCC has announced that it will take Valve to the Federal Court over its games refund policy on Steam, saying that it misrepresented or made false claims “regarding the application of the consumer guarantees under the Australian Consumer Law.” According to the ACCC, Valve is alleged to have made claims that customers were not entitled to refunds in any circumstance; that it was not in any obligation to refund, [...]

Nintendo adds Link, Blue Falcon to Mario Kart 8 in new DLC

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Nintendo has made an unanticipated announcement overnight with the confirmation that two additional Mario Kart 8 DLC packs will be released in the coming months with a series first of characters, tracks and vehicles from outside the Mario universe. Link is finally joining the roster, as well as Isabelle and the Villager from Animal Crossing, and a few familiar faces from Super Mario 3D World are also being introduced (Dry Bowser, Tanooki Mario, and Cat Peach). [...]

EA’s new game subscription service is coming to Australia, for $7 per month

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EA has announced a brand new subscription service exclusively for the Xbox One. Called EA Access, gamers with an Xbox Live account pay a monthly fee to have unlimited access to some of EA’s more popular titles, discounts on digital content, and access to trials of new-release titles before their release. The service is currently in beta and accessible to a select number of players. However, those players will be [...]

Lucina and Robin enters in the upcoming Super Smash Bros games

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Nintendo has revealed that Lucina and Robin from Fire Emblem franchise will be playable in the upcoming Super Smash Bros. games for the Wii U and 3DS. Both first appearing in Fire Emblem Awakening, both characters will be suitable contenders in the Super Smash Bros. franchise. The announcement trailer is located at the bottom of the article. Robin is able to cast various elemental spells, based on the colour of [...]

Nintendo to reveal new Super Smash Bros. character on July 15

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  Nintendo has updated the official Super Smash Bros. site teasing a new Fighter for the upcoming game on the Wii U and 3DS. This three-minute video is set for a worldwide release at 12am July 15 AEST. It is currently unknown what character Nintendo has planned for the video, whether it is a character from a first-party franchise, i.e. Mario or Link; or featuring a three-party franchise’s character – [...]

Creators of Borderlands announce their new FPS title, Battleborn

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2K and Gearbox Software have announced that their upcoming title for next gen, will be a MOBA-styled FPS titled Battleborn. Calling it a ‘hero shooter’ Battleborn is “a fusion of first-person shooting and loot-grabbing RPG elements in a living comic book art style.” The game features creeps, quick leveling, and unique heroes comparable to MOBAs like Dota 2 and League of Legends, all connected through a narrative-driven five-player cooperative campaign, and also 5v5 competitive [...]

Destiny Collector’s Editions and Beta dates announced

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Announced this morning during Bungie Day (July 7th), three Collector’s Editions for Destiny, two editions that include physical and in-game items, whereas the other focuses on a digital download edition. The prices have been set for the US, we’re definitely sure these prices won’t be the same for Australia, so keep an eye out for updates. Limited Edition – $99.99USD Limited Edition SteelBook™ Case and Game Disc Guardian Folio, containing: “Arms and Armament” [...]

E3 2014: Nintendo confirms new Zelda game for 2015

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Earlier today, Nintendo confirmed at its E3 presentation that they will create a brand new title for its long-running The Legend of Zelda franchises. The game is expected to be released sometime next year. While Nintendo did not go into detail about the new game, it promises to break many of the norms in the franchise and introduce new ways to play the game – including introducing a “truly open world” for [...]

E3 2014: Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire coming to Australia on Nov 21

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Nintendo has confirmed the release dates for Pokemon Alpha Sapphire and Pokemon Omega Ruby at its E3 presentation earlier today. The game will be released in Japan, the United States and Australia on November 21. Europe will get the games a week later on November 28. Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire are reimaginings of the third generation of Pokemon games - Pokemon Ruby and Pokemon Sapphire – previously released for the Game Boy Advance. [...]

E3 2014: Super Smash Bros lets you create your own playable character

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Nintendo may not do grand presentations like Sony and Microsoft, it doesn’t mean that they don’t make big announcements. The company has revealed that you will be able to use your Miis and create your own playable characters in Super Smash Bros for Wii U. And yes, it can be anyone – you can create yourself, your family members, celebrities, or Nintendo of America’s chief operating officer Reggie Fils-Aime. The list [...]

E3 2014: Mortal Kombat X trailer reveals new characters and gameplay

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Sony showed off the very first gameplay video of Mortal Kombat X during their E3 Briefing today, revealing new fighters, dynamic gameplay with the new stage interactions, with X-rays and fatalities of course!Announced only a few days before E3, Mortal Kombat X will be the 10th installment in the franchise and plans to make the gameplay more dynamic and cinematic with interactable stages and objects, also introducing character variants, letting you [...]

E3 2014: Microsoft brings back ‘Phantom Dust’ for Xbox One

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  After bringing back Killer Instinct, Microsoft has announced that it plans to revive another fan-favourite title Phantom Dust as an Xbox One exclusive title. Originally released for the first Xbox console, Phantom Dust was an action/strategy game that included a card-based combat system, where players constructed decks – or “arsenals” – from their acquired skill and then use them to battle other players. The goal is to find out why Earth has become a [...]

E3 2014: Ubisoft’s next-gen racing MMO “The Crew” coming out on Nov 11

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Ubisoft has confirmed at its E3 2014 presentation today that The Crew - the company’s latest car racing MMO – will be released on November 11 for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC. The game include a massive open world recreation of the United States, and will allow players to go on a “wild ride” and feature exciting challenges. The Crew‘s creative director Julian Gerighty also revealed that they will open up the [...]

E3 2014: Assassin’s Creed Unity will have global release on October 28

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Ubisoft has confirmed at its E3 2014 presentation that its latest title in the Assassin’s Creed franchise - Assassin’s Creed: Unity - will be released worldwide on October 28 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC. Developed by Ubisoft Montreal, Unity is set in Paris during the French Revolution. Players control Arno, a young man “wounded by the loss of those he loved [and is] on a deadly path of redemption.” Ubisoft promises that the game [...]

E3 2014: Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End teaser concludes Sony’s safe E3 presentation

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Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End is coming to PS4 in 2015, with Sony showing off a teaser of the upcoming title at its E3 presentation today. Behind the scenes, the game has experienced major setbacks with key staff being dismissed by Naughty Dog. Despite this, the trailer still shows the game is coming with Drake’s “one last job”, – even if that means a wait for its 2015 release. Overall though, the [...]