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E3 2016: Halo Wars 2 releases February 2017, beta available now

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At their E3 briefing, Microsoft revealed two trailers for Halo Wars 2, an RTS game set in the Halo universe, announced that Halo Wars 2 will be releasing next year on the 21st of February. Developed by Creative Assembly, Halo Wars 2 will follow the events of the first game, and continue the story of the Spirit of Fire – introducing the ‘Banished’, a new faction led by a powerful warlord […]

Microsoft unveils Project Scorpio – a 4K, VR-ready, supercharged Xbox One

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At its E3 media briefing earlier this morning, Microsoft lifted the lid off Project Scorpio. Described by Microsoft as the “most powerful console ever,” it promises to be a supercharged and VR-ready Xbox One – and it could be yours when it arrives in stores Christmas next year. According to Microsoft, Project Scorpio will feature “true” 4K resolution, an eight-core CPU, six teraflops of GPU power, and run at 60Hz. […]

Microsoft reveals Xbox One S – smaller, lighter, and with 4K support

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After being leaked yesterday, Microsoft finally confirmed that it will introduce a new version of the Xbox One, called the Xbox One S. It promises to be smaller and lighter than its predecessor. The Xbox One S features a new design and is painted white. Microsoft notes that it is 40 percent smaller than the original Xbox One, and has responded to fan requests by allowing it to be placed horizontally […]

E3 2016: Frank West is back in Dead Rising 4

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Just announced at Microsoft’s Xbox E3 Briefing early this morning, Capcom’s open-world zombie series, Dead Rising will have a fourth addition to the highly successful franchise: Dead Rising 4 – coming this holiday season. Unlike previous iteration of the series, this new game will not feature a new playable character. Instead, fan-favourite and protagonist: Frank West, first appearing the original game, will be returning in Dead Rising 4, seamlessly ending up […]

E3 2016: Forza is heading Down Under

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Following the success of Forza Horizon and Forza Horizon 2, Microsoft announced during their E3 Briefing that Forza Horizon 3 will be for the Xbox One and Windows 10. However, unlike the previous games, which were set in USA and Europe; this time the festival will be set in Australia. Seen in the announcement trailer, the Horizon Festival will take place in various locations around Australia, encapsulating the beauty of […]

E3 2016: Microsoft goes big with Gears of War 4

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Kickstarting Microsoft’s Xbox E3 Briefing, Rod Ferguson from The Coalition announced new information about one of their upcoming game, Gears of War 4. The game will feature a new gamemode called Horde 3.0, an update version of their horde mode from previous games, and new multiplayer options. Gears of War 4 will be one of Microsoft’s new initiative: Xbox Plays Anywhere – allowing gamers to cross-play between their Xbox One […]

E3 2016: ReCore characters introduced and new gameplay

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At the Xbox E3 2016 briefing, we got our first look at ReCore gameplay. One of the most refreshing trailers shown last year, we finally get introduced to the characters you’ll be seeing in the game. The game is being developed by Armature Studio alongside Keiji Inafune and his team at Comcept. The game takes place in the dangerous world of Far Eden, where we play as Joule Adams, one of the last remaining […]

E3 2016: EA Play Press Conference Recap

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Electronic Arts kicked off E3 with their EA Play event, showing off new gameplay for Titanfall 2, Battlefield 1 and many of their sports titles. We also got a behind-the-scenes look at the games they have in development like Mass Effect: Andromeda and a big lineup of Star Wars games  by many EA studios. The CEO of EA, Andrew Wilson hosted the EA Play event in LA, with Peter Moore co-hosting at […]

E3 2016: Titanfall 2 includes Single Player, New Pilot & Titan abilities and a Multiplayer Beta

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Kicking off E3 at the EA Play presser, Vince Zampella from Respawn Entertainment showcased new multiplayer and single player gameplay for the upcoming Titanfall 2. Titanfall 2 introduces a much more chaotic multiplayer experience that lets players manoeuvre around the battlefield much quicker with the addition of the grappling hook – letting you scale buildings with ease. The sequel introduces new pilot weapons, gadgets and abilities, character customisation and six new Titan frames, each with […]

E3 2016: Xbox One Slim leaked ahead of E3

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Less than an hour before the first major conference of E3, and already there are a handful of leaks from EA and Microsoft. From KawabataSan on NeoGaf, we have confirmation that Xbox will be releasing a new and improved (and slimmer) Xbox One console. Codenamed ‘Edmonton’, the improved console will be 40% smaller than the current Xbox One. Including a 2TB hard drive, outputting 4K Ultra HD video, a new ‘streamlined’ controller and a vertical […]

E3 2016 Press Conference Schedule for Australians

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E3 is right around the corner, and its that time of the year where the biggest names in gaming get a chance to show off what they’ve been working on. For the majority of us who aren’t able to go to the actual event in LA, the press conferences have always been livestreamed. But unfortunately for Australians (and other countries on the other side of the globe), the times are quite inconvenient […]

Injustice 2 Announced, coming to Xbox One and PS4 in 2017

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Only a couple of days until E3, and it’s not a surprise that we’re getting a couple of game leaks here and there. Just this week, an image of an Injustice 2 poster was floating around the internet, and today, NetherRealm Studios have officially announced that Injustice 2 is indeed coming. Injustice 2 will continue the story from the first game, Injustice: Gods Among Us, where ‘Batman and his team are […]

Ubisoft Drops the Cinematic Trailer + Release Date for WatchDogs 2

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Ubisoft has given WatchDogs fans an in-depth look at their next installment of the franchise, WatchDogs 2, through a 20 minute livestream this morning. The game will be released on the 15th of November, 2016, with a demo of the game being revealed at E3 this year. The cinematic trailers and in-game footage establish the colourful and vibrant San Francisco as the context for the life of Marcus Holloway, Oakland-born hacker spiteful after […]

HANDS ON: Below lives up to the hype with a stunning artstyle

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I try to avoid really dense games when I’m at a games expo, mainly because it’s hard to get invested in a beautiful world when there’s a queue behind you, but I couldn’t resist a taste of Below from Capybara Games. With a killer art-style, music by Jim Guthrie, and gameplay that’s deeper than you’d think, Below is a 2D RPG Roguelike that feels like the next big indie-treat. It’s sharp, […]

HANDS ON: Death Squared

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We managed to get our first hands-on with Death Squared, one of the featured games in this years PAX Indie showcase. Death Squared, developed by SMG Studio, is basically a co-operative puzzle game for 2 or 4 players but can also be played with just one player. So Chris and I teamed up for some co-op and tried it out for a few rounds. The goal being to get our blue and […]