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Nintendo Wii U to come out in US on Nov 18, Europe on Nov 30

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Nintendo has revealed the release dates for the Wii U in North America and Europe, and like the Japan announcement, there will be two models – the Basic Set and the Deluxe Set. An Australian release date is expected to come out soon after the European Nintendo Direct. The Wii U will be heading to the United States on November 18, with the Basic Set to be priced a US$299 […]

Nintendo reveals Japanese details of the Wii U – launching Dec 8 for 26,250 yen

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Nintendo has revealed the Japanese release date and pricing; and also has revealed that the Wii U will come into two ‘sets’ – the Premium and the Basic set. The Wii U is to launch in Japan on December 8 with the starting price for the Basic set for 26,250 yen (or AU$322.20). The Basic Set comes in White, and will have 8GB of memory inside the body unit. The […]

Nintendo to announce new details on Wii U on September 14

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A new Nintendo Direct broadcast has been scheduled, and to happen the day after the Apple event on September 13, 3pm London time. Or for Australians, you will be able to stream it at midnight on September 14. The President of Nintendo of Europe, Satoru Shibata, will be conducting this broadcast; and Nintendo of Australia has said that Australasian-specific details will be released on the Australian website right after the […]

Nintendo gives early Pokemon Black & White 2 gamers free Mystical Pokemon

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See that? That’s the a Mystical Pokemon called Genesect; and Nintendo is giving this rare Pokemon for free and for a limited time in order to entice people to get a copy of the upcoming Pokemon Black & White 2 games when they come out on October 11. Until November 12, those who purchase the game and connect to Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection will receive Genesect. So what is this Pokemon? […]

REVIEW: Transformers: Fall of Cybertron

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Transformers: Fall of Cybertron is about the fall of Cybertron and the Autobots escape from the Decepticons – what a surprise. Following on from the success of War for Cybertron, the makers have some high expectations to live up to. But do they deliver or will they make this like one of Michael Bay’s movies? Adrian Cajili reviews the latest part of the massive Transformers multiverse. (Did we also mention […]

EA announces Mac version of SimCity, to be released alongside PC in Feb 2013

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Mac users won’t miss out when SimCity comes out for PC in February 2013. EA has today confirmed at Gamescom that it will be releasing a Mac edition of the game. Though, there’s a catch – you will only be able to get it via EA’s Origin service (take that what you will). Maxis is developing the game, so it will share the same features as their PC counterparts, and […]

Dead Space 3 comes to Australia on Feb 7

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EA’s Dead Space 3 has been confirmed for an Australian release date of February 7 next year (New Zealanders will have to wait the next day). The game, promising to make survival even harder with more gigantic creatures, human enemies and blood-thirsty Nercromorphs, will also have a Limited Edition that will come to Australians as well. Pricing for the Limited Edition is unknown, but those who preorder it will be […]

Sony’s gamescom 2012 press conference starts at 3AM Wednesday (AEST) [Live Video]

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In less than 30 minutes.¬†At 3AM Sydney time tomorrow morning, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe, or PlayStation, will be taking the stage in Cologne, Germany for gamescom 2012. What’s on the table? Nobody knows right now, although there are rumours for an even slimmer PlayStation 3 and we also expect some announcements for the PlayStation Vita. Either way, Sony usually has a great show at gamescom, and this hopefully won’t be […]

‘Metro’ UI renamed to ‘Windows-8 style’ UI – yes, the name is horrible

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‘Metro’ is no more. After a naming dispute with a European partner (which is also known by that name), Microsoft has decided to rename the codename user interface to “Windows-8 Style UI”. Yes, everything that uses it – from Windows 8, Windows Phone 8 and even the Xbox 360, which doesn’t even share an 8 – will feature the new “Windows-8 Style UI”. It’s wordy, and it’s not a really […]

Dance Central 3: Confirmed Songs and Characters

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Announced at this year’s E3, Harmonix are set to release their third Dance Central game this October 19th (16th for North America & Canada). Packed with over 40 tracks ranging from the 70s to 2000s, and a huge variety of new dance moves, Dance Central 3 includes new party-oriented minigames and new modes to motivate people to get off the couch and dance. Shipping with 40+ tracks, DC3 will have […]

Pokemon Black 2 and White 2 coming to Australia on Oct 11

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Japanese art for Pokemon Black and White 2 Nintendo Australia have confirmed when the sequel to Pokemon Black and White – Pokemon Black Version 2 and White Version 2 (seriously, tacked on “Version 2″? Though, at least it would sell better than ‘Grey’) – will be released to Australians and New Zealanders. Both versions, plus a new exclusive for the Nintendo eShop Dream Rader will be out on October 11. […]

Review: Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD

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The concept is simple: bring a previously successful game franchise back into the spotlight with a remake of its original, successful game’s, and maybe in the process, making some improvements. The final product, however, can’t even match the original, let alone improve on it. If it weren’t for the new graphics, you’d think it was a lame knock-off, or something much worse. Yes, let’s take a brief look at Tony […]

Victoria Govt: We’re not scrapping MA15+, “progressing” with R18+ changes

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Image: Shaun Greiner/Flickr (Creative Commons) The Victorian Attorney-General’s office has finally responded to two simple questions that we sent them back in March, Yes, it has taken them this long to actually come up with a response, but gamers can sleep a little bit easier as they have confirmed to us that they will not be scrapping the MA15+ when they introduce the amendments to their classification law. “Victoria has […]

Mass Effect 3: Extended Cut now out

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After the numerous fanboy complaints about how the game ended (and a complaint to the US equivalent of the ACCC and other weird things because some fans really hated the ending to the game), Bioware announced that it will add more to the story to clarify the ending. Now that “Extended Cut” version is now out today. In order to experience it, owners are advised to download the DLC and […]

#facepalm – EA and DreamWorks to partner for “Need for Speed” film

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We all know movies based on games suck (unless they are animated and are from Japan) – but that hasn’t stopped EA announcing that it will partner with DreamWorks to produce a new Need for Speed film based on the series. John and George Gatins have been enlisted to write the film. Never heard of them? Well, according to their IMDB profile, George Gatins is behind such films such as […]