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EA announces Battlefield 3 ‘premium service’, costs $50/year

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EA has preannounced something with Reuters, with the company telling them that it plans to launch a new “Battlefield 3″ premium service in hope to boost online sales and to compete against rival Activision’s “Call of Duty” – which also has a premium service. According to Reuters, the service is expected to cost $50 a year. Users who subscribe will gain special privileges such as erasing their own game statistics, […]

LIVEBLOG: Microsoft’s E3 Press Conference

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No hardware announcements are expected, but what is the future for the "Xbox" brand? From 2:30AM Tuesday, we’re liveblogging the Microsoft E3 Keynote. What will be the future of the Xbox brand, and how will it be integrated in now so many platforms including Windows 8? As well, what are some of the better games coming out for the rest of the year? We’ll keep you posted, and we’ll also […]

ZUNE IS DEAD! Microsoft confirms Xbox brand expansion

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The Zune brand is dead. Microsoft has quietly announced its demise, and at the same time, announced that the Xbox brand will be expanding from simply being a gaming console to a “broad entertainment” brand to include movies, TV, music and sports. “This year, Xbox becomes the premium entertainment service for Microsoft. Whether on your PC, tablet, TV or phone, Xbox will be a gateway to the best in music […]

Halo 4 Leaked Loadout & Gameplay Screenshots

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  Just under a week until E3 2012, and already, there have been several leaked images of Halo 4, as well as a mysterious video showing off gameplay. From an Italian Halo site [halouniverse.it] 8 screenshots have surfaced, showing new Halo 4 gameplay and menu screens, also showing new Armor Abilities and so called ‘Tactical Packages’. Screenshot analysis after the jump.

GAME Australia to axe over 265 employees, 60 stores

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Reports are coming in that GAME Australia will plan to close 60 stores across Australia, and 264 employees from its stores and 17 employees from its head office will be made redundant. This comes about a week after it filed for voluntary administration – just before Diablo III was to be released and causing some panic for some gamers. In a statement, according to The Verge/Polygon and Kotaku Australia, Kate […]

Metal Gear Solid HD Collection launches on July 5

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Metal Gear Solid fans on the PS Vita will be pleased to know that the Metal Gear Solid HD Collection – essentially a remake of previous games, just now in HD and now portable – is coming to Australia on July 5. The game will take full advantage of the touchscreen and touchpad on the Vita, with gamers zooming in to the game’s cut-scenes, peek around corners, interrogate enemies, cycle […]

Halo 4 Limited Edition Details

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Available for pre-order today comes the Halo 4 Limited Edition, packed with additional content to maximise your multiplayer experience, the Limited Edition will surely drop the jaws of many Halo fans.   Denouncing a Legendary Edition for the game, 343 explained that their main focus was on one special edition, rather than multiple editions. The reason for that is to give gamers an easier choice when buying the game. Do […]

GALLERY: EA releases Crysis 3 screenshots, concept art

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The upcoming game Crysis 3 isn’t coming out til 2013, but EA has released some concept art and some screenshots from the game. If you haven’t already heard, the game sees Prophet returning to New York, only to find it encased in a ‘Nanodome’ by the Cell Corporation. The screenshots and art can be found below, after the jump. Gallery

Microsoft unveils “Halo Infinity Multiplayer” for Halo 4

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Looks very cinematic, doesn’t it? Microsoft has unveiled the multiplayer hub for Halo 4, called Halo Infinity Multiplayer. The entire hub is based around the UNSC Infinity, and you’ll be able to create your own custom super-soldier, and progress your carrier throughout its own story. 343 Industries is taking a new approach with its Spartan Ops storyline. Released in a series of weekly installments via Xbox LIVE, it will intersect […]

Halo 4 Game Informer News + GALLERY

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With all the Halo 4 related Game Informer news which have been coming up over the past few weeks we figured we’d sum it all up for you in a nice compact package. Note: Most of the information being discussed are subject to change. Campaign So what’s the deal with Chief? If you haven’t finished Halo 3 on legendary then this may come as a little bit of shock to […]

Halo 4 Official Box Art + New Enemies

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343 Industries had recently sent to Halo fans, 32 small images which in fact were ‘pieces to the Halo 4 puzzle’. Shortly after receiving the images, Halo fans were able to put them together, which turned out to be artwork for the game. Confirmed by Franchise Development Director, Frank O’Connor, this will be the box art for Halo 4. The image shows Master Chief crouching next to what is left […]

GAME: Diablo III pre-orders uncertain, gift cards honoured (with a catch)

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GAME Australia’s administrators PwC has outlined what will happen during its period of administration. It has said that all trade will continue, and all existing gift cards will be honoured. If you have pre-orders, however, you’ll have to wait and see. “We are still working to clarify the status of pre-orders. At this stage we are intending on honouring certain pre-orders placed on the Diablo III and Max Payne new […]

GAME Australia goes into administration – will it find a buyer like GAME UK?

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GAME Australia’s franchise operator has gone into administration, just months after its UK counterpart also filed to be taken under receivership. News of the company’s demise was broken by Kotaku Australia, and filings with ASIC have also confirmed the reports. ASIC’s filings note that GAME Australia’s owners – TGW Pty Ltd – filed today a document of “Notification of Appt of Administrator Under S.436a, 436b, 436c, 436e(4), 449b, 449c(1), 449c(4) or […]

BioShock Infinite delayed – release pushed back to Feb 26, 2013

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BioShock Infinite‘s release date on October 2012 is now no longer happening. Developer Irrational Games has decided to delay the game for a few more months, til February 26 next year, in order to make the game “even more extraordinary.” “When we announced the release date of BioShock Infinite in March, we felt pretty good about the timingm” CEO Ken Levine said in a blog post announcing the delay. “Since […]

UK retailer leaks out Wii U games – possible launch titles?

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27 titles such as Ninja Gaiden 3, Just Dance 4, Assassin’s Creed and Batman Arkham City could be coming out sometime this year as launch titles (or, of course, next year) for the upcoming Wii U, according to leaked images from a UK retailer. Picked up by GoNintendo, these come from Blockbuster UK. These leaks, obviously, aren’t confirmed to be released titles – but the fact that Batman Arkham City […]