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You can now schedule your Uber trips in Australia

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Uber is now going to be more useful in Australia, as the company has announced today that it plans to roll out its Scheduled Rides feature to selected areas in Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney. As the name suggests, Scheduled Rides will let you book an Uber trip 30 minutes to 30 days in advance. This provides some peace of mind if you want to use Uber to take you to […]

Pokemon GO Plus is coming to Australia on September 16

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The long-awaited Pokemon GO Plus is finally coming to Australia and New Zealand on September 16. For the unacquainted, Pokemon GO Plus is a small Bluetooth-powered device that you wear on your wrist and allows you to play the game without the need of constantly looking at your smartphone. According to the press release, the GO Plus will be most useful when trying to find Pokemon. It will blink green whenever there is […]

Apple announces the iPhone 7 – with new camera and better battery

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As expected, Apple announced the brand new iteration of the iPhone at its press conference earlier this morning. While the new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus feature the typical hardware improvements, much of the focus has been to improve the ways the phone is used every day – providing for a much better experience. The phone includes a brand new quad-core Apple A10 Fusion chip, which promises to be one […]

Apple reveals the Watch Series 2, pivots more towards fitness

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The Apple Watch is getting a revamp, with Cupertino announcing the next generation of its smartwatch at its press event earlier this morning. The Apple Watch Series 2 sees modest hardware upgrades – such as a faster processor and brighter screen – but continues the pivot Apple has been making towards fitness. In terms of hardware specs, the Apple Watch Series 2 will have a new dual-core S2 processor, making it […]

Apple forced to pay back AU$19 billion after EU rules Ireland tax deal illegal

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Apple must repay €13 billion (or AU$19.2 billion) in back taxes to Ireland, after the European Commission ruled that agreements made with the Irish authorities were illegal under European Union rules. These agreements, according to the European Commission’s ruling, substantially lowered the amount of tax Apple had to pay in Ireland since 1991. As a result, Apple had an effective tax rate as low as 0.005 percent (in 2014) on profits made by […]

Console cross-play just around the corner?

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In a recent interview with IGN, Jeremy Dunham, VP of game development studio Psyonix, has confirmed that they have completed development on their cross-console multiplayer features for Rocket League. The vehicular soccer video game was launched on the PS4 and PC mid 2015, with the Xbox One version unleashed last month, and has taken the world by storm. The platform has even spawned it’s own eSports leagues in Europe and the Americas early this year. […]

Presto partners with Velocity so you can earn points – with a massive caveat

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If you’re a member of Virgin Australia’s Velocity Frequent Flyer program, you can now earn points by having a Presto subscription. However, there is a massive caveat: this is only available to its Presto Entertainment package, not its Presto TV or Presto Movies packages. You are also not eligible if you signed up via Telstra or Foxtel (despite Presto being half-owned by Foxtel). Velocity members who sign up to Presto […]

Despite being twelve years old, Sony is blocking people from watching “Numa Numa” on YouTube

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In an odd and perplexing move, Australians can no longer see “Numa Numa” on YouTube. Despite being on the site for nearly ten years, a copyright claim by Sony Music Entertainment has now geoblocked Australians from accessing one of the earliest viral videos on YouTube. https://t.co/fkwO6Rm4El Sorry Australia… but you can still watch the original from 2004 on @Newgrounds! https://t.co/R4J8Jv6UP6 — Gary Brolsma (@Gman250) June 6, 2016 For those who need a refresher, the […]

Plantronics reveals RIG 800 wireless headset, promises 24 hour battery life

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Plantronics’ flagship gaming headset just got bigger, with the company revealing at E3 the RIG 800 – the first wireless headset that, it says, promises 24 hours battery life. The headset has two variants: one for the PlayStation 4, and one for the Xbox One. “At Plantronics, we understand the importance of providing gamers with tangible benefits that make them better players,” Peter Petrides, the Director of Gaming Products at […]

E3 2016: South Park: The Fractured But Whole arrives this December

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During Ubisoft’s E3 conference, Trey Parker and Matt Stone gave us a generous amount of information and gameplay for their upcoming game South Park: The Fractured But Whole. Developed by Ubisoft San Francisco, in collaboration with South Park Digital Studios, the game continues right where we left off in The Stick of Truth, you are the new kid again, joining the children of South Park as they role-play superheroes.

E3 2016: Rare reveals multiplayer gameplay for Sea of Thieves

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Revealed at last year’s Microsoft E3 press conference, Sea of Thieves is the new action-adventure game from UK developers Rare. Calling it their most ambitious game yet, Sea of Thieves features co-op multiplayer gameplay and is set in a rich and open world, letting you explore islands, find treasure and sail the seas with your own crew.

Sony reveals Australian pricing for PlayStation VR

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After Tuesday’s press conference, Sony has revealed local pricing for the PlayStation VR and first-party titles that will be available when its VR headset arrives on October 13. The PS VR headset will have a recommended retail price of AU$549.95. The following games will be available on day one (retail prices are inside brackets): RIGS Mechanized Combat League (AU$89.95) VR Worlds (AU$54.95) Until Dawn: Rush of Blood (AU$24.95) Super Stardust […]

E3 2016: PlatinumGames shows off Scalebound co-op gameplay

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At the Xbox E3 briefing, Platinum Games showed off some action-packed gameplay for their upcoming game, Scalebound. The gameplay shows “the biggest boss fight Platinum has ever made”, with a 4-player co-op boss fight against a giant crab. The battles are dynamic, with ranged and melee combat as Drew, or taking to the skies with your dragon companion, Thuban. We can expect to see crazy and over-the-top action gameplay that Platinum are well-known for […]

E3 2016: New features coming to Xbox

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During their E3 press conference this morning, Microsoft announced a couple of new features coming to Xbox including new UI updates, improvements to online play, and cross-buy with Xbox One and Windows 10:

E3 2016: ID@Xbox and Xbox Game Preview

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During the Xbox E3 briefing, a small chunk of the conference showcased upcoming indie titles coming from ID@Xbox and Xbox Game Preview. With the usual indie game montage, we can expect to see games like Yooka Laylee, The Culling, Hand of Fate 2 and Stardew Valley on Xbox. I personally would’ve liked a release date for Cuphead, or even some more gameplay, but I guess we have to wait even longer […]