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REVIEW: The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds

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Link is back with a brand new adventure in The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds. An indirect sequel to the classic A Link to the Past, released back 1992 for SNES; it features gorgeous graphics, captivating orchestral music, the return of the top-down view mechanic, and a brand new story that takes you to a mysterious world of Lorule. And that is why I consider this as a must buy for any Zelda […]

REVIEW: Super Mario 3D World

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One of the hotly anticipated titles for the Wii U console, Super Mario 3D World brings an exciting refresh to the long-running series. While it follows a similar story line we have come to know and love, this series just oozes with creativity – from its level design and power ups, and excellent music, just to name a few. But what makes any Super Mario game is its multiplayer gameplay – […]

GIFT GUIDE: Video Games of 2013 – Sony and Microsoft

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This year was a big year for video games – not just because of two new console launches, but because of the number of really good titles out there. So if you’re trying to find a game to give for Christmas, or looking for something to bundle with that new Xbox One or PlayStation 4, we’re here to help. Here are our choices for games you should buy for Christmas. For […]

Assassin’s Creed Pirates mobile game coming to iOS and Android

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In conjunction with the recent release of Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag Ubisoft is presenting a new mobile game: Assassin’s Creed Pirates coming out for $4.99 on both the App Store and Google Play centered around naval combat. Ubisoft Paris places you in the shoes of a young captain by the name of Alonzo Batilla and be in charge of the recruitment of crew members and featuring real-time naval battles as […]

Review: Pokemon X and Y

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A new generation of Pokemon has begun and Gamefreak have outdone themselves with the new Pokemon X and Y games, using the Nintendo 3DS hardware to produce stunning 3D visuals and crisp sounds, Pokemon X and Y is their most ambitious game yet. This is a dual-review between Adrian Cajili and Gabriel Huynh. The final score is an average of the two. Also, warning – this review does contain some spoilers. […]

Xbox One UI demo showcases Dashboard personalization, Skype, DVR and more

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Xbox have released a video on their Youtube that showcases the many features of the Xbox One. from switching and snapping, Live TV, Skype, game DVR, OneGuide and much more. Yusuf Mehdi and Marc Whitten walk through what it’s like to use the Xbox One dashboard, being customized and tailored to how YOU play games and watch TV. Although the Kinect is no longer mandatory for the Xbox One, you will […]

Xbox One launch titles download/install sizes

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Moonlightswami, as he goes by on Twitter, already has his hands on the Xbox One after a Target shipping error, and has revealed the download/ install file sizes of Xbox One launch titles. According to Moonlightswami, all Xbox One games will need to be installed on the HD before playing, with file sizes ranging from a couple of MB to around 45GB. Unknown whether these numbers are the same for […]

PAX Australia 2014 tickets now on sale

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PAX Australia have finally put the tickets on sale today – with more tickets available this year thanks to its new location in the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. The show is also expected to get bigger, with most feature areas getting a 50% increase in capacity and theatres able to hold three times more people than before. International visitors will also be able to purchase a special Three-Day International Pass […]

Nintendo axes 3DS feature after finding kids were sending “offensive material”

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Nintendo has immediately suspended the ability to send messages to other users online through its Nintendo Letter Box service, or Swapnote in the United States, after finding out that some users were using the service as a 3DS-equivalent of Snapchat. The company says that some users, including minors, were swapping friend codes and “exchanging offensive material”. “Nintendo has been investigating ways of preventing this and determined it is best to stop this […]

Killer Instinct: Orchid revealed, Spinal teased

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IGN and Double Helix Studios set up a 2-hour stream, showcasing the fan favourite Orchid, and a handful of new features coming to the game this November. Orchid is a rushdown character that uses a mixture of classic and new special moves, resulting in really intense in-your-face combat. Source: IGN Orchid’s moveset is more offense than defense, having her classic Flik Flak cartwheel and a new slide, as well as […]

New Wii U bundles coming to Australia, but still no price drop

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Hoping for a Wii U price-drop before Christmas? Look elsewhere. Despite a US price drop in September, and a 200% increase in sales following, Nintendo Australia today announced it’ll instead be creating two new Wii U Basic Pack bundles to counter the likely holday battle from Sony and Microsoft. Starting November 14, any Wii U Basic Pack purchase can bring with it Just Dance 2014, Nintendo Land, a Wii Remote […]

Titanfall will remain a Microsoft exclusive for its ‘lifetime’

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Despite rumours (and hopes) for a universal release of Respawn Entertainment’s upcoming first-person shooter Titanfall, the company has today confirmed through EA’s quarterly earnings call that the game “is exclusive only for the lifetime of the title on Xbox One, Xbox 360, and PC.” EA COO, Peter Moore, also said that he was confident that the game will review “very highly” and that, despite further rumours surrounding the development timeline of the title, the […]

Batman: Arkham Origins Review: The game Gotham deserves

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With the critical and commercial successes of the previous two titles in the series, Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Arkham City, a third title in the franchise would always have high expectations to meet – both from critics and fans. And why wouldn’t it? The Arkham franchise – developed by Rocksteady Studios – rises above the previous Batman games. It, in my opinion, perfectly encapsulates the iconic gadgets, detective skills and combat mastery […]

Titanfall release date is earlier than expected

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Today Respawn Entertainment‘s new hybrid single and multiplayer IP Titanfall had its official release date to be March 11th, 2014 for the Xbox 360, Xbox One and PC. The futuristic modern shooter has already been awarded over 80 industry awards after its debut trailer featured in E3 this year. This announcement was also made alongside their collectors Edition of the game which features: 18″ Atlas Titan Statue: with lots of pretty LEDs […]

New Battlefield 4 themed Astro A50’s now available in Australia

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With Battlefield 4’s upcoming release on the 31st of October for PC, Xbox 360 and PS3 and at the launch of the next gen systems Astro Gaming has released a special edition Battlefield 4 headset now available at Australian retailers EB games and JB Hi-Fi. The price tag however is pretty hefty coming in at around $369 at JB and $379.95 at EB, so this product may just be for […]