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Luigi returns to new Super Smash Bros. games

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In celebration of 30th anniversary of Luigi’s first appearance in 1983’s Mario Bros, Nintendo announces that Luigi will return as a veteran fighter in the upcoming Super Smash Bros games. No information about Luigi’s moveset was announced, except that Luigi will be featured in both the Wii U and 3DS version of the game. Luigi will join other veteran fighters, like his brother Mario; while competing with the newcomers Mega […]

Sonic Lost World will have cross-platform compatiability

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Announced at the recent Nintendo Direct, Sega’s Sonic Lost World will feature some cross-platform compatibility between the Wii U and 3DS version, for cooperative play. When the 3DS version communicates locally with the Wii U edition of the game, players can control customizable remote-controlled gadgets via the 3DS. One of the gadget shown as a RC helicopter helping Sonic throughout a level while collect gold rings. Sonic Lost World will […]

SimCity for Mac release date confirmed for August 30

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After a lengthy delay, EA has confirmed that the Mac version for SimCity will be released on August 30 – and will be exclusively available through its Origin store. Users who have already purchased a digital or boxed copy of the PC version will be able to download a copy of the Mac version for free. Otherwise, they will be able to access both version from the Origin store. The […]

Crytek pulls four sites – including its official site – after noticing “suspicious activity”

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Crytek – developers of Crysis and Ryse: Son of Rome – has taken down four websites for “security reasons” after the development company noticed some “suspicious activity”. Crytek has not outlined what has happened, but we can assume some players’ personal information may have been accessed. According to Blue’s News, Crytek pulled Crytek.com, Mycryengine.com, Crydev.net and MyCrysis.com. Three other sites – GFACE.com, Crysis.com and Warface.com – are reportedly unaffected by […]

Saints Row IV gets a MA15+ rating – so, what was removed?

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A few hours ago, the distributors of Saints Row IV – All Interactive Entertainment – announced that the “Australian Edition” of the game was classified MA15+, meaning that it can now be sold in Australia. So, what did they remove? Basically, they removed the optional mission in contention that brought it straight to ‘refused classification’ territory. As Kotaku Australia notes, the mission was around a character called Shaundi and involved […]

Star Wars: Battlefront set for summer 2015 release

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While very little news has been announced about Dice’s Star Wars: Battlefront we now have a possible release window for the much anticipated reboot. EA has announced today at it’s annual stockholders meeting that Star Wars: Battlefront will be released in summer 2015. This coincides with the release of the new Star War trilogy directed by JJ Abrams.

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 […]