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Grand Theft Auto V is not getting banned, gets R18+ rating

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Despite fears of it being banned after Saints Row IV, gamers can now breathe a sigh of relief. Grand Theft Auto V has been classified R18+ in Australia – basically meaning that it won’t be edited to fit in with Australia’s classification laws. According to the Classification Board’s decision, the game got the R18+ decision because of the “high impact” of the drug use – a reason why Saints Row IV was […]

Multiplayer coming to Batman: Arkham Origins

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Just announced in a brand new trailer today was an all new multiplayer mode for Batman: Arkham Origins, the first of its kind in the Arkhamverse. This unique form of multiplayer called ‘Invisible Predator Online’ involves taking on the role of Bane and Joker’s thugs against Robin and Batman in a 3v3v2 multiplayer layout. Playing as the thugs, either Bane’s or Joker’s, plays out in a third person cover based shooter. […]

Bioshock Infinite DLC announced

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Great news for Bioshock fans, as the team at Irrational Games announce two DLC for Bioshock Infinite.  The first DLC is actually available right now, called Clash in the Clouds, a firefight battle arena-style game modeled after the game’s 1999 mode, where you mow down waves of difficult enemies. The second DLC is yet to have a release date, but is the first of the two-part story DLC called Burial at Sea, which […]

Saints Row IV given refused classification in decision review

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The uncut version of Saints Row IV will still have its Refused Classification rating after the Classification Review Board unanimously decided to uphold the controversial Classification Board’s decision. According to the Review Board, the three-member panel decided to give it a refused classification was due to drugs being used to incentivise and reward players, which is not allowed in the R18+ classification. The review board did not mention the anal […]

Mad Hatter coming to Batman: Arkham Origins

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Revealed in the most recent edition of OXM (The Official Xbox Magazine), and found by VG247, the Mad Hatter aka Jervis Tetch will be returning in a larger role in Batman: Arkham Origins. The Mad Hatter made his inaugural apperance in the Arkhamverse in 2011’s Batman: Arkham City in his own side mission using his own unique psychological drugs to manipulate his victims. A bit of background on Jervis Tetch […]

First Look: Pikmin 3

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I was given the opportunity to play Pikmin 3 at PAX over the weekend and I was quite impressed. This was my first experience of playing a Pikmin game, not including Pikmin Adventure on Nintendo Land, and I am certain it will not be my last. To explain to all those out there who are not familiar with the game, it is set in a fictional universe based on the […]

First Look: Rayman Legends

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One of the games that I was most looking forward to spending more time playing at PAX was Rayman Legends. Having already played the exclusive Rayman Legends Challenge App on the Wii U, I was familiar with the way it works but still was amazed by how enjoyable it is to play, especially with 5 players. A simple explanation for those of who have not heard of it, Rayman Legends […]

First Look: Zombitsu

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The PAXAus Indie pavilion showcased a lot of local talent, and it was great to see Australian indie developers exhibit some of their projects. Zombitsu, created by Melbourne dev team Ruma Games, was one of the games that really stood out on the show floor, and I had the chance to try it out on the Ouya. You take control of Zombitsu expert, Hiro, as he journeys through the streets […]

First Look: Cargo Chaos

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One of the many games at the PAX Indie Pavilion, Cargo Chaos is a physics-based 2D puzzle game where players re-arrange different sized containers and crates on a cargo ship. Its up to the player to deliver as much cargo as possible, as the ship takes a journey to the next port. In Cargo Chaos, you play as the captain of a cargo liner with a sudden exodus of dock […]

First Look: The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds

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The next game in Nintendo’s The Legend of Zelda franchise is The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds; adding another story to the already confusing series’ chronology. The game is a sequel to the critically acclaimed 1991’s Super Nintendo game ‘The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past’. However in terms of location in the series’ chronology is unknown. The game will feature a new gameplay mechanic that […]

Saints Row IV’s Refused Classification rating to be reviewed next week

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Saints Row IV will have its refused classification reviewed by the Australian Classification Review Board on July 29; and if developers Deep Silver Volition are successful, the board could overturn the original classification and give it an R18+ rating instead. The Review Board announced that it will review the game today and will be seeking interested parties to assist it when conducting the review. It also stresses that, understanding the backlash of […]

PAX Australia – Day Two and Three Cosplay

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Day Two was washed out thanks to the massive downpour of rain, so that’s why there wasn’t an article for the second day; so we’ve decided to merge it with day three. But regardless of the weather, it didn’t stop people go and dress up for the very first PAX Australia – and we’re going to showcase the best we saw on Day Two and Three. We’re still writing some […]

First Look: Dread Chase

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Dread Chase was one of many indie games shown off the inaugural PAX Australia, and is a six-way directional space game based around defending your base from incoming attack against both military and alien threats. The game is fundamentally based off the navigation system which allows for navigation in 6 directions to tackle enemy threats. This type of navigation also allows for a larger capability to navigate the complex bases. […]

First Look: The Legacy of Barubash (Kactus Games)

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At PAX Australia Kactus Games showed their latest game The Legacy of Barubash and TechGeek was given an opportunity to play a small portion of the game. The Legacy of Barubash is top-down action-RPG game where the player commands Kaleb, a young hunter trying to save his wife and unborn child from an endless sleep. I had a chance to play the demo during PAX Australia with the CEO Kamil […]

First Look: Dynasty Warriors 8

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The latest game in the Tecmo Koei’s beat ’em up series Dynasty Warriors, Dynasty Warriors 8 was playable at PAX Australia ahead of its Australian release. Dynasty Warriors 8 adds nine new characters and a multitude of weapons to the already large list. The game features a new mode called ‘Ambition Mode’ which players are an ambitious young officer trying to impress the Emperor. This mode will feature over 700 […]