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Sleeping Dogs launches on August 17 in Europe, PAL territories

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Square Enix’s Sleeping Dogs has a European (and PAL territories) release date. The open world cop game will be on sale on August 17 – three days after its US release date – for PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Gallery can be found, after the jump. So what is this game? Well, according to the summary, you play an undercover cop in Hong Kong and you are pretty much [...]

Users defend EA after anti-gay activists sends complaints

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Image: from GameIndustry Despite being labelled as the worst company in America, fans are defending the company after anti-gay activists decided to send letters of complaint – like the one above (which I facepalm at since it is stupid) – because of a game’s option to let you participate in a same-sex relationship with another character. (Also, letter writer above, you happen to have a poor sense of grammar – [...]

Halo 4 GameInformer Scans Leaked [GALLERY]

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It’s crunch time for 343 Industries, and with about seven or so months left until its Holiday 2012 release, there is an increase of Halo 4 information surfacing the web recently. GameInformer Magazine’s May issue not only has a Halo 4 cover but also includes 14 pages of Halo 4 epicness which digs into Halo 4’s Campaign and Multiplayer experience (now named ‘Infinity’). (Screenshots included in Gallery) From all this [...]

South Australia AG to scrap M and PG ratings for video games when R18+ laws are introduced

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Image: Shaun Greiner/Flickr (Creative Commons) In a radio interview with 891 ABC Adelaide, South Australia’s Attorney-General John Rau has outlined his new classification laws, declaring that he will scrap not only the MA15+ rating, but the M15+ and PG ratings as well. The proposal would see any game classified MA15+, M15, and PG-rated games move up to R18+ territory only in South Australia – where people over the age of [...]

Minecraft officially comes to Xbox 360 on May 10

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This should probably be marked in your calendar. After some wait, Microsoft has finally announced a release date for the Xbox 360 edition of Minecraft. It will hit the Xbox Live Arcade Store on May 10, as part of its “Arcade NEXT” series of games that will begin on April 19. Other games include Trials Evolution, Bloodforge and Fable Heroes. Trials and Bloodforge will set you back 1200 Microsoft Points, [...]

Guess what? Zynga buys Draw Something maker OMGPOP

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Zynga, the makers of Farmville and the annoying constant Facebook spam messages that appear on your news feed, has announced that it has acquired OMGPOP for an undisclosed sum. OMGPOP, if you didn’t know, are the creators of the Draw Something mobile game that has basically taken over the world. And basically, the fact Draw Something became popular was one of the reasons why the deal was signed. “The OMGPOP [...]

R18+ Classification passes House with bipartisan support, heads to Senate

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Image: Shaun Greiner/Flickr (Creative Commons) The House of Representatives have passed the R18+ classification amendment for video games, meaning that the law reaches its final hurdle – passing the Senate. However, as seen by the support in the House, then it will most likely pass without any hitches. All political parities – including the Coalition – voted in favour for the Classification (Publications, Films and Computer Games) Ammendment (R18+ Computer [...]

Game Group on the market – breakup of Australian assets could be on the cards

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Gaming retailer GAME could have its assets broken up as the company is reportedly trying to find buyers before it goes to administration – while publishers have decided that it will no longer stock several high-profile games to their UK and Irish stores. It isn’t able to sell Mass Effect 3, Ninja Gaiden 3, Mario Party 9 and Street Fighter X Tekken as publishers have now given up hoping the [...]

GALLERY: Darksiders II

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THQ and Microsoft have released new screenshots of the upcoming game Darksiders II. A sequel to the 2010’s Darksiders game, the player will take control of another legendary Four Horsemen – Horseman Death. The game will be released in the United States on June 26, with an Australian release sometime after. Gallery is after the jump. Gallery

GALLERY: Fable – The Journey

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Set five years after Fable III, new images have been released of its sequel Fable: The Journey. The game has no release date – other than sometime this year – and promises to have a “captivating narrative” and “heart-pounding action” thanks to Kinect integration. The gallery can be seen after the jump. One of the more impressive things is that it will use Unreal Engine 3 – meaning that Albion [...]

GALLERY: Steel Battalion: Heavy Armor

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Announced back in 2010, Steel Battalion Heavy Armor is finally coming out for release. Coming soon for a June release as an Xbox 360 exclusive, it is set in 2082 where the world is “devoid of semiconductors, where war is waged with rudimentary weapons as new superpowers struggle for dominance”. Gallery is after the jump. One thing to note is that it supports the Kinect. However, you will still need [...]

VIDEO: First Look in Halo 4

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The much hyped continuation of the Halo series is about to get even bigger, with Halo Waypoint uploading a sneak peak of the upcoming Halo 4. The game will be the first not to be created by Bungie, but by Microsoft’s own 343 Industries. If you want to see the video (and as a bonus, the images released to the press), it’s after the jump. Gallery

GALLERY: Mass Effect 3

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Microsoft’s Spring Showcase was conducted very early in the morning, and now they have released what will be coming up on all of its gaming platforms. Also released are a couple of screenshots of Mass Effect 3 days before its release on March 8 in Australia. For more images, just click the “Read More” button. Gallery

Halo 4 Leaked Screenshots + New Trailer on March 5th

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It has only been a few hours since the Spring Showcase in San Francisco, and although not much information has been released due to the media embargo, a few Halo 4 screenshots have already surfaced the net, and are starting to spread around various Halo forums. The Alpha build of the menus include dark and gloomy shades which can reflect on the story and how the campaign is going to [...]

PlayStation Vita Buyers Guide

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While the majority of TECHGEEK’s writers (not myself) have been negative towards the PlayStation Vita, that doesn’t mean that it is a bad gadget. In fact, if you want a dedicated portable console, the PlayStation Vita could arguably be the best choice and it has been well received. So if you’ve decided to invest in a Vita, here is a collection of tips for buying games, accessories and the console [...]