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Mario Kart 8 will be available from May 31

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Following the announcement at the recent Nintendo Direct, Nintendo Australia has announced the latest installment to the Mario Kart series, Mario Kart 8 will launch on May 31 in Australia and New Zealand. Similarly to other games in the series, Mario Kart 8 will featured many beloved characters from the Super Mario franchise racing each other for a podium finish and the illustrious trophy. Already featuring a plethora of drivable vehicles, […]

First Look: Vertiginous Golf brings the beauty of steampunk to mini-golf gaming

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Imagine yourselves in a world that is perpetually raining and in constant darkness – and no, this is not Melbourne during the winter. You are in a dystopian and depressing steampunk world that is enveloped by a permanent smog. Your only freedom from this world is a doorway that transports you to a virtual, sunny utopia – filled with warmth and complex machinery – where you… play minigolf? Welcome to the […]

Classic Gameboy Advance games to be re-release on Wii U

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Nintendo has just announced plans of re-releasing ionic and memorable Gameboy Advance games for the Wii U, starting from April. Games, such as Metroid Fusion, Mario & Luigi Superstar Saga and Yoshi’s Island: Super Mario Advance 3 will be returning as Virtual Console titles – allowing players to relive their favourite fond memories. These games and more will be available for download via the Wii U’s eShop in April;  with […]

Little Mac returns to Super Smash Bros. as playable character

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Announced at Nintendo Direct, the lovely boxer from the iconic Punch Out – Little Mac will return as playable character in the upcoming Super Smash Bros game. Previously, Little Mac appeared as an assist trophy in Super Smnash Bros Brawl. Little Mac will be armed with his iconic quick jabs and his signature move “Star Uppercut” – inching him closer to victory. Moreover, it looks like Little Mac is able to increase […]

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 demo now available

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Konami has just released a playable demo for the latest installment to the Castlevania franchise, Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2, ahead of its full release early next month, via Xbox Live Arcade, PlayStation Network and Steam. The playable demo acts as a prelude to the upcoming game, allowing players to explore Dracula’s castle while combating the Brotherhood of Light’s siege. Players are also able to test out key weapons from the […]

Evolve: Happy Hunting Trailer

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2K Games and Turtle Rock studios, the developers of the first Left 4 Dead, give us a first look at their upcoming multiplayer FPS, Evolve. Evolve combines competitive and co-operative multiplayer, putting four players against one player-controlled monster, that continuously ‘evolves’ during the game. Each of the four players have their own abilities and weapon specialties, as the monster is able to gain more abilities, by attacking wildlife during the game.The […]

Titanfall’s Closed Beta available on February 14

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The upcoming highly anticipated first-person shooter, Titanfall will be having a closed beta for Xbox One and PC gamers from February 14. For anyone wanting to get access to the beta, Respawn Entertainment has allowed players with a chance to get an access code via registering here. EA has promised that the codes will be out no later than February 17 PST. A trailer is just after the jump. The beta […]

Warface Xbox 360 Edition now in public beta

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From the developers of the acclaimed “Crysis” series, Crytek have announced today that their upcoming free-to-play first person shooter Warface is now in open beta. Using the award-winning CRYENGINE, Warface is set in the near future where the world is still struggling from the recession and the powerful members of society controls a majority of the world’s wealth. Players are divided into two teams: Warface – those who oppose the […]

Pokémon Bank available in Oceanic and European regions

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Following issues and delays, Nintendo has just made available Pokémon Bank in European and Oceanic region. Originally, the Nintendo 3DS software was planned for a late December launch worldwide; but was plagued with server issues following its Japanese launch and was delayed. Pokémon Bank is a cloud-base storage which allow Pokémon X and Y players to store additional Pokémon for a yearly cost. In addition, Pokémon Bank allows players to […]

Xbox: Spartan Assault is coming to Xbox 360 tomorrow

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The latest installment to the highly acclaimed Halo franchise, Halo: Spartan Assault will be available, via download, to the Xbox 360 tomorrow. The game features a new immersive story, bridging the gap of Halo 3 and Halo 4, and expanding on the Human-Covenant conflict and the rise of Commander Sarah Palmer, first introduced in Halo 4. Previously, Spartan Assault was exclusively available for Window 8 devices and the Xbox One. The […]

Free Xbox Live Gold for 360 users this Australia Day weekend

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What better way to celebrate Australia day, with an Xbox controller in hand and gaming away all weekend, Xbox are once again giving 360 users FREE Xbox LIVE Gold in celebration of Australia’s national day, so don’t miss your chance to check out all the benefits of Xbox LIVE Gold. You can also check out Foxtel Play on the Xbox360, with a FREE trial for 14 days. Click Here for more […]

Yoshi’s New Island available from March 15

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The sequel to the highly acclaimed title Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island and the latest installment of the Yoshi franchise, Yoshi’s New Island is set to be release to the Australian market on March 15, exclusively for the Nintendo 3DS. Yoshi will have to jump, ground pound and gobble up his way through various sized enemies; and journey once more with Baby Mario across new terrain in hopes of […]

Is it game over for Nintendo? Not even close

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If Nintendo were a character in a Mario game, it would be on its last life, hovering precariously close to a Game Over screen. That may sound a tad dramatic, but it sums up the sentiment on Nintendo after its latest round of forecasts. Commentators are jumping on Nintendo’s own admission of defeat and are calling for radical changes in the company’s strategy. The iconic gaming firm has lost its way, squeezed out by the likes of Sony and Microsoft, and failed to remain relevant.

Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare delayed to late February for Australia

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The latest and ambitious game from Popcap Studios, Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare has been announced that it would release one week later than originally planned. The new release dates are February 27 for Australia and February 28 for New Zealand, only available on the Xbox 360 and Xbox One. The upcoming highly anticipated third-person shooter will pit the franchise’s beloved plants against waves of brain eating zombies in a […]

Valve to introduce Australian Dollar pricing in Steam

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Valve is holding its own conference Dev Days this week; and, unfortunately for everyone, there is no live stream and no press is allowed at the event. It is strictly for gaming developers. But that hasn’t stopped many from trickling out information from the keynote – including this plan to introduce new currencies for Steam. While Steam is available for most countries, it currently accepts as payment the Euro, US […]