F1 2021 review: The Pace Setter

October 3, 2021

F1 2021 finds itself at a major juncture. It comes out the year before a major overhaul to the Formula One technical regulations, it’s the last game to be developed under an independent Codemasters (with the developer being acquired by EA in early ...

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REVIEW: Tales of Arise (PS5)

September 8, 2021

Bandai Namco’s Tales series occupies an interesting space in the RPG canon. For over 25 years, it’s been thrilling audiences with exciting combat, memorable characters and distinct, anime inspired high fantasy. Tales of Arise, the latest game in...

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Preview: NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139

March 30, 2021

Over the space of this year and the last, gaming has taken quite the zany trip to bizarro land. We’re still not out of the woods regarding COVID-induced delays, units of next gen consoles are currently outselling the games available on said pl...

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New Game Plus’ Top Five Games of 2020

December 24, 2020

2020 was not a great year, but you’re probably well aware of that. It was a year that many of us struggled to get through, and saw the world adapting to a new normal in record breaking time. For us here at New Game Plus, we were unable to fil...

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AEW Enters the Ring with Wrestling Video Games

November 11, 2020

Wrestling promotion All Elite Wrestling has announced its first foray into the world of videogames, detailing  their upcoming game in a press conference today. Partnering with Yuke’s, former developers of WWE’s  Smackdown line of games, the ne...

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F1 2020 Review: No Corner Cutting

August 12, 2020

The end of a console generation usually means annualised sports games get put into a holding pattern: The graphics are touched up, the physics get tweaked, the stats get adjusted, nothing more. It’s rare for a new mode to be introduced or for major...

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Microsoft Announces Xbox Series X for November 2020, Delays Halo Infinite

August 12, 2020

With 2020 continuing to be a year of surprises, Microsoft have finally come out and detailed a crucial bit of Xbox Series X launch information: the console will be launching sometime in November 2020. However, it’ll be missing one of its cruci...

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D&D Live 2020 Announced

May 22, 2020

With the world under lockdown, it’s the perfect time for all sorts of gaming, be it video games or even tabletop gaming, or even watching people play games. Wizards of the Coasts are well aware of this, and with their upcoming D&D Live event h...

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OPINION: The Best Time To Get Into Nioh 2 Is Now

May 20, 2020

As we’ve experienced a blockbuster half year on account of video gaming, its not unusual for a few refined titles to fly under the radar. One in particular that I absolutely adore is Nioh 2; the follow up to one of 2017’s best games. Whi...

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KartRider Rush+ Enters Pre-Registration on iOS & Android

April 16, 2020

You might not have heard of KartRider, a massively popular game in South Korea, but Nexon is making a big push to get the series introduced to the West in 2020. While KartRider Drift will be hitting PC & consoles in the future, KartRider Rush+ is co...

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Godzilla Is Coming To Magic: The Gathering

April 3, 2020

Godzilla has done what feels like everything since first hitting screens in 1954. We’ve seen Godzilla battle King Kong in a true East meets West monster showdown. We’ve seen Godzilla take on Charles Barkley in a basketbrawl for the ages....

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Why Star Trek Picard Was A Dissapointment [SPOILERS]

March 30, 2020

Quarantine means bingeing, so as a massive Star Trek TNG and Jean Luc Picard fan I was very excited to watch the new Amazon Prime series about Starfleet’s best captain. Best. Captain. Ever. Fite me. Picard rocks. Unfortunately, the Picard seri...

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Intel Extreme Masters Is Coming To Melbourne

February 11, 2020

It’s a good time to be a fan of Esports and living in Melbourne, as ESL has announced that the Australian leg of the Intel Extreme Masters event will be in Melbourne for the very first time in 2020. Previously a staple of the Sydney Esports sc...

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On Warcraft III: Reforged & Preservation

February 6, 2020

It feels like for the last few months, Blizzard Entertainment haven’t been able to catch a break. With their disastrous 2019 is behind them, you’d think 2020 would be a chance for a fresh new start? Well it would, until the release of Wa...

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New Game Plus’ Top Five Games of 2019

December 24, 2019

2019 has been a hell of a year, capping off a stellar decade for gaming. To give you an idea as to how big this year was, we had two tied entries when compiling our list of 2019’s best games! With a new decade and generation on the horizon, he...

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On The Audience Of The Game Awards

December 18, 2019

For the fifth year running, The Game Awards has transpired to celebrate the year that was. And like years past, it was yet another forgettable show that seemingly felt worse than in years past. There were highs for sure, but they were brought crashi...

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Wizards of the Coast Announces Dungeons & Dragons: Dark Alliance

December 13, 2019

The Dark Alliance series holds a special place in people’s hearts as one of the best ways console fans of Dungeons & Dragons could experience the Baldur’s Gate and Forgotten Realms settings without playing the Baldur’s Gate PC RPGs...

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Microsoft Announces Xbox System X

December 13, 2019

There’s always a major announcement or three at The Game Awards, but Microsoft may have upped the ante with a full-on system reveal. The console previously known as Project Scarlett is now officially called the Xbox System X, and we got a look...

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Big Updates Coming To MapleStory!

December 11, 2019

It’s a big news week in games as 2019 winds down, but one thing you may have missed are some major updates to venerable MMO MapleStory and its mobile version MapleStory M. If you haven’t played for a while or itching to get back in, publ...

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On PAX & The People You Meet

October 17, 2019

2019 marks the sixth year the Penny Arcade Expo has come to Melbourne, forming a major part of Melbourne International Games Week, itself a celebration of local game development. There’s always a lot of reasons to come to PAX, which many people out...

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Riot Celebrates 10th Anniversary of League of Legends With Many Announcements

October 16, 2019

It’s hard to believe it’s been 10 years since League of Legends was released, but here we are. To mark the celebration of one of the biggest games in the world, Riot Games finally lived up to their namesake by announcing a slew of projec...

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Sony Officially Announces Playstation 5, Releasing in 2020

October 9, 2019

While 2019 has been a quiet year for Sony, 2020 is set to be enormous, with the company announcing the first major details of its upcoming next-generation console: Playstation 5, which will be releasing sometime next year. While the bulk of the anno...

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On Nintendo & Mobile Gaming

October 2, 2019

It’s been an exciting time in the world of mobile gaming. Apple Arcade launched with an exciting and fascinating slate of games. Google announced its Play Store subscription service, which kicked off a fascinating discourse about its unfavorab...

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National Film & Sound Archive To Add Australian Games To Its Collection

September 26, 2019

The National Film & Sound Archive has announced they will be adding Australian video games into its archive for preseveration purposes. The announcement comes as the Game Masters exhibition, originally created by the Australian Center for the Moving...

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On Getting Into Final Fantasy XIV

September 19, 2019

Have you heard the good word about Final Fantasy XIV? It’s a game with an incredible story, and not just the one you get whilst playing. After its disastrous release in 2010, the game saw a massive undertaking by Square-Enix to reboot the game, and...

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On Exploring Japanese Arcades

September 12, 2019

I love exploring Japan. It’s a country that’s absolutely perfect for tourism – the people are friendly, food and drink is affordable, public transport is amazing and so much more. But it’s also an amazing country if you like video games, not...

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Nintendo Direct 05/09/19 – E3 Part 2

September 5, 2019

It’s been nearly three months since the last time Nintendo picked up and subsequently dropped the mic with its E3 Direct, perfect timing to do it again! Nintendo’s direct for September 2019 just finished airing, and quite a lot was annou...

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On Naruto, And Getting Into It Via Gaming

September 5, 2019

Chances are if you speak to someone around my age, they’ll have…opinions on Naruto. With the manga and anime done, and continuing in spinoff and crossover forms, what better time than now to get into it for the first time? I’m not ...

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Sega Announces Yakuza 7: The Whereabouts of Light & Darkness

August 29, 2019

It’s been a long time since Sega announced the future of the Yakuza series and how it’ll be lead by a brand new protagonist. After a few well received spinoffs and remakes, Sega are finally read to return to the world of Yakuza proper wi...

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On The Weird & Bizarre Legacy of Disney in Gaming

August 29, 2019

It’s been an especially weird and bizarre time to be a fan of Disney. They own several of the biggest IPs in the media world, recently adding the 20th Century Fox lineup to their list. They’re gunning for streaming dominance with the imp...

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The Surprise of Fire Emblem: Three Houses

August 22, 2019

I can’t think of a game in recent memory that’s genuinely surprised me quite like Fire Emblem: Three Houses. It’s gone from a game that was the furthest thing from my radar when it was announced, to being a real contender for my personal game ...

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Nintendo, Music & Embracing The Streaming Future

August 14, 2019

The popularity of streaming music cannot be understated, and it’s done well to bolster the popularity of video game music. Spotify has had a gaming hub for years, and the service has embraced by publishers, developers and composers. However, it ha...

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Namco Sounds Comes To Streaming, Debuts With Tekken!

August 13, 2019

It’s been a good year for video game soundtracks coming to streaming platforms. Capcom kicked things off with a great selection of music, and adding their most recent works as the year went on. Konami also got in on this, re-releasing a heap o...

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Videogames And Violence

August 6, 2019

I have been playing videogames for a long time so I am old enough to remember the bad old days when videogames were blamed for society’s problems. Which was last weekend. Donald Trump today called for the regulation of violent videogames: ...

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2K Announces WWE 2K20

August 6, 2019

With the annual sports franchises gearing up to release their 2019 iterations over the next few months, one of the last holdouts for announcement has been 2K’s annual WWE franchise. After taking the franchise in some interesting new directions...

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Defiant Development To Cease New Title Development

July 24, 2019

Brisbane-based game developer Defiant Development have announced that after nine years of existence, they will be ceasing development on new titles. The studio will be shifting into caretaker mode for its existing games, letting go of its talented t...

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Nintendo Announces Revised Switch Model

July 18, 2019

Riding the wave of momentum following the announcement of the Switch Lite, Nintendo have announced a revised Switch model for anyone wanting to grab a Switch, but would want to use it on their TV. While it does keep the same form factor, the biggest...

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Sony Interactive Entertainment To Open Offices in Adelaide

July 16, 2019

In what’s been a burgeoning period for the state, the South Australian government has annouced that Sony Interactive Entertainment will be opening an office in Adelaide. The new office will establish 32 new engineering roles, with no indicatio...

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Nintendo Announces Switch Lite

July 11, 2019

While the Nintendo Switch has enjoyed an unparalled level of success in the two years since its release, there’s definitely room for improvement. Nintendo has addressed that improvement today with the announcement of the Nintendo Switch Lite, ...

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Sega Saturn Mini Wishlist

July 8, 2019

The Sega Saturn was released in Australia on this day July 8th way back in 1995. Arcades were still a big deal, even if they were in their last few glory years, and Sega was dominating. Games from Sega AM Departments like Virtua Fighter, Daytona, Vi...

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Sony Pictures Television Announces Final Fantasy XIV TV Show

June 28, 2019

With a brand new expansion releasing next week and an exciting future ahead of it, Sony Pictures Television has announced that they are partnering with Square-Enix to develop a TV show based on the popular MMO Final Fantasy XIV. Heading up the produ...

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Bandai Namco Announces One Punch Man: A Hero Nobody Knows

June 26, 2019

With the second season of the anime nearing its conclusion, Bandai Namco are aiming to continue the One Punch Man hype with the first video game based on the series — One Punch Man: A Hero Nobody Knows. The announcement is light on details ...

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Drawn From Dreams: Exclusive Magic Core Set 2020 Preview Card

June 20, 2019

If Modern Horizons taught us anything, it’s that Wizards of the Coast likes to revisit classic and powerful cards of yesteryear. Often these newer versions are ‘fixed’ and are thus not always as powerful or fun. In saying that, I for one loved...

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Midboss Announces Read Only Memories: Neurodiver

June 19, 2019

Since its initial release in 2015, 2064: Read Only Memories has been one of the more popular attempts at creating a cyberpunk universe in the vein of Hideo Kojima’s Snatcher, and available on practically every platform you can think of. After y...

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Valve Announces Dota Underlords

June 14, 2019

With E3 2019 wrapping up, there’s still time for new video games to get revealed as Valve has proven. The company has announced Dota Underlords, its official version of the popular Dota Auto Chess mod. Dota Underlords will be a standalone relea...

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Remaster of None: A Recap of Square Enix Live E3 2019

June 11, 2019

Square Enix is a publisher unlike any other. On one hand it has a library of classic Japanese role playing games, on the other it has Western studios making conventional AAA blockbusters. No more was this dichotomy made clear than with the staging: O...

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It’s Always Sunny in (Post-Brexit) London: A Recap of the Ubisoft E3 2019 Conference

June 11, 2019

For whatever you think about Ubisoft and the kinds of games it releases, there’s usually one constant: it has always put on an entertaining E3. Whether it’s high energy dance numbers or concentrated doses of cringe, you can reliably count on Ubis...

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Fus WOOOO Dah: A Recap of the 2019 Bethesda E3 Showcase

June 10, 2019

For its fifth E3 press conference, Bethesda wanted to take a page out of Time Magazine and celebrate…you! With its most die hard and vocal fans in the audience, Bethesda didn’t quite match the delirium of last year’s E3 showcase, but in...

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X, The Scarlett Letter: A Recap of the Xbox E3 2019 Briefing

June 10, 2019

Microsoft came into this year’s E3 with a spring in its step. It had won the hearts and minds of gamers with its Xbox Game Pass and commitment to gaming, it was bringing a brand new console and its main rival Sony was nowhere to be found. Micro...

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Destiny 2 Goes Free To Play, Announces New Expansion, Cross Save and Platforms

June 7, 2019

It’s been a hell of a year for Destiny 2 developer Bungie. Aside from facing its biggest competitor yet in the form of Ubisoft’s The Division 2, the developer announced back in January that they were splitting from publisher Activision a...

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Square-Enix Makes Final Fantasy Music Available For Streaming

June 6, 2019

The Final Fantasy series is one of the few franchises out that has a litany of music as famous as the games themselves. However, for the longest time Square-Enix have made it difficult to listen to the soundtracks legally unless you’re open to ...

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Pokémon Direct 05/06/19 Recap

June 6, 2019

With E3 2019 mere days away, Nintendo have gotten out early to discuss one of their more anticipated titles – Pokémon Sword & Shield, with a special Pokémon Direct to fill in a few more details as to what the next generation of Pokémon game...

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The Top 5 Moments In Videogames That Reminded Me Why I Love Them

May 2, 2019

Once upon a time the writing in videogames was pretty bad. These days videogames have some of the best stories out of all entertainment mediums. Sometimes a videogame will throw something at you so confronting or emotional that it stays with you fore...

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Is China the Social Justice Warrior?

April 23, 2019

Sony has introduced a new policy regarding sexual content. Japanese developers are reportedly angry and many western gamers are once again convinced that “Social Justice Warriors” have imposed their will on the gaming community. But is t...

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Japanese game companies 3rd quarter reporting season review

March 4, 2019

Here’s a quick look at the 3rd quarter reports for some of the big Japanese game companies for the financial year ending 31st March 2019.   Nintendo continues to exceed expectations, with net sales up 16.4%, operating profit up 40.6% and...

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Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story + Bowser Jr’s Journey review: Internal Affairs

February 7, 2019

Did you know that the Nintendo 3DS is eight years old? It’s weird to think about, and it sure makes me feel old. Although the little system becomes overshadowed more every year by its newer sibling, the Nintendo Switch, it’s still the chosen plat...

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Luigi’s Mansion (3DS) review: Handheld Horrors

November 20, 2018

Luigi’s Mansion is, for various reasons, one of my favourite games of all time. I’ve finished it at least six or seven times since its 2001 release, including an almost-complete gold portrait run, and I’ll jump at any chance to replay it (thoug...

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The Swords of Ditto review: Familiar, But Not Too Familiar

August 26, 2018

If I told you to imagine a game where you smash pots and whack baddies with your sword, what would you think of? How about a game where you use items to solve dungeon puzzles, and collect all sorts of goodies along the way? Well, it’s not the game ...

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58.8% Smash: A Recap of the E3 2018 Nintendo Direct.

June 13, 2018

After some great and not so impressive conferences at this year’s E3, Nintendo was highly anticipated to bring us some juicy news. With the potential for some much wanted first-party titles for Switch, I stayed up until past 2am with high hopes for...

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A Class of Its Own: A Recap of the E3 2018 PlayStation Showcase

June 12, 2018

In my first year of university, I saw a jock-looking dude walking around wearing his ‘Class of 2005’ high school top; nothing out of the ordinary, I was sure he was well beloved by his peers. In my final week of study, I saw that same guy wanderi...

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Being Earnest: A Recap of the Ubisoft E3 2018 Conference

June 12, 2018

Ubisoft is one of the few gaming monoliths that can still surprise us. Who would’ve thought that Assassin’s Creed: Origins would mark the franchise’s return to form? Who could’ve predicted  the critical successes of Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom ...

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Fallout Boy: A Recap of the Bethesda E3 2018 Showcase

June 11, 2018

Bethesda had an interesting 2017. Despite a lacklustre trip to Bethesdaland and reports that several of its games didn’t meet sales targets, the company was still the number one publisher on Metacritic, a fact proudly claimed by Senior VP of Global...

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The Sun Rises: A Recap of the Xbox E3 2018 Briefing

June 11, 2018

The Xbox One has arguably provided the better experience in recent years. Its Backwards Compatibility program has given new life to old games, and the Xbox Game Pass has given users a healthy library of legacy titles. However, the console is behind i...

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Unboxing Video: EA Play at E3 2018

June 10, 2018

2017 was a disastrous year for EA, including a laughably bad E3 presentation and the Star Wars Battlefront 2 loot box debacle. The company has spent much of this year apologising for these decisions, and this formed a recurring theme during EA Play. ...

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Shin Megami Tensei Strange Journey Redux review: Don’t Stop, My Demon

May 31, 2018

Over the years, I’ve had the Shin Megami Tensei series recommended to me a lot by my friends. I’m weak for an in-depth game with a good challenge, and I’m (shamefully) partial to grinding in RPGs. I’d played through a few of the Persona games...

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New Style Boutique 3: Styling Star review: That James Dean Daydream Look

February 10, 2018

In September 2017, during a particularly exciting Nintendo Direct (Super Mario Odyssey, anyone?), there was a title that you might not have noticed: That game was New Style Boutique 3: Styling Star for Nintendo 3DS. Known as Girls Mode in Japan and S...

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Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon review: Minor Evolution

December 6, 2017

It seems like just a few months ago that I was last wandering through the islands of Alola, feeding beans to my Meganium and reading my friends’ responses in Festival Plaza. Compared to the usual Pokémon formula of releasing a third version well a...

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Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser’s Minions Review: Star Children

November 21, 2017

On my recent plane flights to and from Japan, I had a lot of spare time to play Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser’s Minions for the 3DS, a remake of the original Gameboy Advance game. Originally released in 2003, Superstar Saga was released to...

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Monster Hunter Stories review: Gotta Hunt ‘Em All

October 4, 2017

When I was young, I was a massive fan of monsters, dinosaurs, and other cool-looking spiky creatures; basically, anything that looked tough and cool. Though my enthusiasm for wicked dragons and weird creatures has waned a bit over the years, I felt a...

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Super Mario Odyssey preview: Cappy-Bearer

September 26, 2017

Thanks to Nintendo Australia, I had the chance to play Super Mario Odyssey, the newest 3D Mario platformer and his first ‘solo’ outing onto the Switch, and I was pleasantly surprised with what I got my hands on. Odyssey definitely has its own sty...

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Hey! Pikmin review: Pik-Pocket

August 29, 2017

When it was first announced that Hey! Pikmin would be a drastic departure from the Pikmin series’ regular, 3D puzzle-strategy gameplay, many fans felt some trepidation over how it would turn out. I can confidently assure you there’s nothing to wo...

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Miitopia review: Swords With Friends

August 19, 2017

Miitopia is a new addition to Nintendo’s line of games featuring its Mii avatars. You’d be hard-pressed to find someone who’s never made a Mii before, whether on their own console or playing Wii Sports on the family Wii over a decade ago (feel ...

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Metroidvania Returns: Hands On With Metroid: Samus Returns

August 9, 2017

Samus Aran’s place in the Nintendo lexicon is well known: the protagonist of the Metroid  series has appeared in many genres, but basically invented the side scrolling exploration platformer. While in later years we saw her appear in first person ...

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Ever Oasis review: Wondercrawl

June 29, 2017

Ever Oasis is an action-adventure RPG game developed by Japanese developers Grezzo for the Nintendo 3DS. You may or may not have heard of Grezzo, but they’re the people responsible for developing several notable titles for 3DS, including the Legend...

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Rise Of The Tomb Raider – Dermie’s (Pile Of) Shame

June 26, 2017

I finally finished Rise Of The Tomb Raider. It took me a while to get into the game but by the end I’d say it is up there with the recent Deus Ex games for quality and experience. Being spoilt by Human Revolution and Mankind Divided, I would h...

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Nintendo’s Odyssey: A Recap of Nintendo’s E3 2017 Spotlight

June 14, 2017

Nintendo has traditionally taken up the final press conference slot, though its showcases have recently been anything but. In this spirit, we are going to mix things up this time and bring on TWO of our contributors, Christos and Katherine, to run y...

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Reach for the Skyrim: A Recap of Bethesda’s E3 2017 Showcase

June 13, 2017

Opening the theme-park decorated “Bethesdaland” press briefing, Global VP of PR and Marketing Pete Hinds walked out on stage and promised a showcase that would be “an experience at E3 unlike anything else.” What followed wa...

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Shadow of One’s Colossus: A recap of Sony’s Playstation E3 2017 Media Showcase

June 13, 2017

It must be hard being the E3 king. After blowing everyone away in 2015 with Final Fantasy VII Remake and Shenmue 3, Sony has had to maintain this newfound reputation of nonstop bombshell announcements and mic-drop moments. It managed to pull it off l...

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Kingdom Come: A Recap of Ubisoft’s E3 2017 Conference

June 13, 2017

Before we start, real talk: Ubisoft has copped a bit of a flogging to the reputation lately, despite releasing some decent games in the past few years amongst the turmoil. So it was up to the company coming into E3 to leave all that behind and come o...

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X Gon’ Deliver: A Recap of Microsoft’s Xbox E3 2017 Briefing

June 12, 2017

A new console usually brings with it unfounded grandstanding, a lot of hypothetical scenarios but little on day-to-day life with this new box. And in a year where Microsoft’s big tentpoles, Gears of War and Halo, are still being developed and where...

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A Strain of Influencers: EA Play at E3 2017

June 11, 2017

Around this time every year, EA likes to remind us that it does things differently to the rest of the industry; just look at last year’s Los Angeles-London show and the developer-centric show from years before. This time around, EA continued t...

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Hold The Line: Thoughts On Switch Online and Nintendo’s Online Heritage

June 2, 2017

With days until E3 2017, Nintendo re-announced its paid online suite for the Switch, clarifying details in newspaper interviews and press conferences. There are three big takeaways from the announcement: The service will cost $AU29.95 for a yearly s...

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Infinity and Beyond: A Marvel vs Capcom Infinite Preview with Genxa

May 16, 2017

Hey Everyone, Genxa from OzHadou here with my first impressions of Marvel vs Capcom: Infinite. General Impressions There are a number of popular fighting games on the market right now, but the current generation still lacks a fast-paced and exciting ...

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Awesome Nix: Spare the Pre-Release Reveals and Surprise Me

May 1, 2017

I should be far more excited for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 than I actually am. It’s the first comic book movie since 2014 that I’m genuinely excited to see, but as we inch ever close to release, I’m worried about the amount of information ...

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Switch Hitter: Nintendo Switch Presentation Recap

January 13, 2017

When other companies announce their consoles they go deep into the numbers, focusing on sales figures, subscribers and teraflops. Nintendo was never one to conform with its fellow console makers, a tradition which continued when we found out the hyb...

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Squad Goals: Harley Quinn's Star Vehicle

August 15, 2016

Suicide Squad is out, and it’s getting a very mixed response. Some critics are panning it as a poorly produced mess ruined in the editing room and board room. More positive reviews are going so far as to call the movie “okay.” After a brac...

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Second Movement: Sony's E3 2016 Press Conference

June 14, 2016

Sony had an absolute blinder of a conference last year; on the back of three major game reveals that absolutely nobody saw coming it hands down dominated the show. This year the audience went in knowing there was no possible way they could match tha...

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Always Watching: Ubisoft's E3 2016 Live Conference

June 14, 2016

There was a moment at the start of this year’s Ubisoft press conference which sums up the company in one. Immediately after a dance routine set to Queen’s Don’t Stop Me Now, host Aisha Tyler, surrounded by loudly-dressed dancers and also a gir...

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Xbox Connections: Microsoft's E3 2016 Media Briefing

June 14, 2016

The Xbox has been on the backfoot this generation. Its core concept has had to be redesigned on the fly (Remember all that TV malarkey? The current Xbox One certainly doesn’t) and its sales numbers continue to lag behind the PS4. But rather than d...

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Be Surprised: Bethesda's E3 2016 Showcase

June 13, 2016

Last year Bethesda had Fallout 4 with which to win over the faithful, and they did so emphatically. That game has since released and was just as big as expected. This year’s edition of #BE3 needed something to match that, and boy did it delive...

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Two Player: EA's E3 2016 "EA Play" Event

June 13, 2016

For the last few years, EA has kicked off its press conferences with some variant of the phrase “we like to do things differently.” While it’s standard corporate speak at this point, this year EA meant it more than ever. Aside from now being t...

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Pokémon Rumble World Extended Review

May 10, 2016

Pokémon Rumble World was originally released on the 3DS eShop last year. It received a physical release earlier this year, doing away with the microtransactions seen in its digital counterpart. It follows the story of your Mii after the King tasks ...

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Pokemon Sun & Moon Release Date, Starters Confirmed

May 10, 2016

Last week, it was announced that we could soon expect out first lot of real information on the next entries in the Pokemon series, Sun & Moon. Today, we got what were were promised, with a new trailer dropping worldwide. The trailer started by intr...

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NX Release Date Slated For March 2017 Globally

April 27, 2016

We’ve been convinced for a while, but it seems the latest Nintendo financial reporting confirms a global March 2017 release date for their upcoming NX console. No further details were provided about the system, however, it offered some interes...

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The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes Extended Review

April 10, 2016

The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes is a familiar game in a new set of clothes. It stars the same Link as the one from A Link Between Worlds and follows him to Hytopia, a kingdom filled with fashion-obsessed citizens. Hytopia’s Princess Styl...

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Bravely Second: End Layer Extended Review

March 28, 2016

Bravely Second: End Layer is the sequel to Silicon Studio’s Bravely Default: Where the Fairy Flies. I took notice of the first game because of the stunning visuals in the artwork, trailers and initial screenshots. Once I actually got a hold of...

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Fire in the Soul: Hands On With Dark Souls III

March 14, 2016

I have never been good at FromSoftware’s Souls games. Ever since Demon’s Souls was released in 2009 (or 2010, for those that had the patience to wait for the Australian release), I’ve always had the sort of relationship with the franchise you ...

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Shin Megami Tensei Devil Survivor 2: Record Breaker Review

March 8, 2016

Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2 first released in 2011 for the DS in Japan, arriving in North America the following year and then in Europe in 2013. Record Breaker is a remake of the original Devil Survivor 2 that released last year for the 3DS...

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Etrian Mystery Dungeon Review

March 2, 2016

Spike Chunsoft’s Mystery Dungeon series has crossed over with a number of games over the years. Etrian Mystery Dungeon sees it merge with Atlus’s dungeon delving Etrian Odyssey, which I adore. It gives Mystery Dungeon an Etrian skin; it ...

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Rodea: The Sky Soldier Review

February 4, 2016

Rodea the Sky Soldier is the latest game from Prope, a company comprised of members from Sega’s old Sonic Team. They’ve developed games like Ivy the Kiwi?, Digimon Adventure and StreetPass Mansion. Rodea was completed for the Wii in 2011...

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NG+ Game of the Year 2015: Jason’s Games of 2015

January 8, 2016

For all intents and purposes, 2015 was a fantastic year of sequels and sales, at least if the hype is to be believed. The first big year of titles since the last two platforms entered the console race, the “next gen” consoles seemed to f...

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NG+ Game of the Year 2015 – Matt’s Top Three

January 7, 2016

2015 was a year full of prosperity, anticipation and surprise hits. After two full years on the market, I can now say without a shred of hesitation that I am proud to own a PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. While E3 2015 brought about some surprises we aw...

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NG+ Game of the Year 2015: Donald’s Top Five

January 6, 2016

I’m going to assume you quickly flicked through my list before reading this introduction. You would’ve noticed, then, a number of notable absences. Let me tell you why I haven’t included some of these games in my personal top five. The Witcher...

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NG+ Game of the Year 2015: Trey’s Games of 2015

January 5, 2016

I, uh, didn’t really play any of the big titles this year. Yeah, I know, that makes me a fundamentally bad person and I acknowledge that. No Witcher. No Metal Gear. No Fallout. You know, none of the important games. But Trey, were there even any o...

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NG+ Game of the Year 2015: Jamie’s Top Five

January 4, 2016

What a difference a year makes. This time last year, I was lamenting how 2014 was a disappointing year for games. This year? The turnaround is nuts. Choosing one game, let alone five, to represent the year as a whole, was actually pretty damned chal...

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A Farewell To Arms – Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain Preview

August 29, 2015

48 hours. By the time you read this, that’s how close you will be are to getting your hands on Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. With the sudden, unexpected departure of series creator Hideo Kojima and details of Konami’s bizarre corpora...

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Satoru Iwata Dead at 55

July 13, 2015

In news sure to send a ripple across the games industry, Nintendo today released a short statement informing the world of the passing of President Satoru Iwata. Beginning his career at Nintendo as a programmer at HAL Laboratories on the NES classics...

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Australian Senate To Launch Australian Game Development Inquiry

June 22, 2015

An Inquiry into the Australian video game development industry moved by Greens Deputy Leader and Communications Spokesperson Senator Scott Ludlam was approved by the Senate on Monday. The Senate Inqury will look into how the Government could suppor...

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SquarE3nix: Square Enix’s E3 Conference Wrap

June 17, 2015

Over the past couple of years Square Enix have been flexing their muscle as both a publisher and developer, delivering top content from all corners of the globe including Japan, Canada and more. At E3 2015, things heat up as the publisher took to th...

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Leave Luck To Lylat – Nintendo’s E3 Conference Wrap

June 17, 2015

Nintendo’s Digital Event brings the last of the console platform owners to the stage, and boy was it a doozy. Here we go. Starting off with an introduction seeing the familiar heads of Nintendo portrayed as Muppets, the tone was set for the con...

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Hype Dreams: Sony’s E3 2015 Press Conference

June 16, 2015

Everyone has their dream E3 lineup. For many, this list consisted of a variation of The Last Guardian, Final Fantasy VII and Shenmue 3. These were the most farfetched of E3 announcements; they were pipe dreams at best. It’d crazy enough to see...

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Another Tower: Ubisoft’s E3 2015 Live Conference

June 16, 2015

Ubisoft is comfortable with its established formula. Many of its recent titles have taken place in the open world, have had multiplayer hooks and featured the same sodding towers to climb up. Even its E3 press conferences deviate little from the set...

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Ultimate Team: EA’s E3 2015 Press Conference

June 16, 2015

6am AEST brought us the gaming bounty that EA had to offer, with a lot of familiar titles coming back for another iteration, and even some new IPs. Here’s the lowdown. The show started with a teaser for the next Mass Effect game, subtitled And...

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Something Old: Microsoft’s E3 2015 Media Briefing

June 16, 2015

At its inception, Microsoft was vocal in holding out the Xbox One as the future in game. It was the all-in-one entertainment centre with the next-generation Kinect. Since then, the company has slowly stepped away from these lofty ambitions, to the p...

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Setting the World on Fire: Bethesda’s E3 2015 Showcase

June 15, 2015

It’s that time of year again, kids. All the marketing money the game publishers of the world can muster is thrown at Los Angeles, California for the Electronic Entertainment Expo. But this year, a few new additions have been added to the usual...

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LEGO Worlds Hits Early Access

June 2, 2015

(In brief) TT Games has released the LEGO themed world-building game Lego Worlds on Steam’s Early Access platform. Like Minecraft, Lego Worlds allows players to customise their procedurally-generated worlds and build anything from creatures to ...

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Monster Hunter X Announced for 3DS in Japan

May 31, 2015

Capcom held a special Monster Hunter event just for Japan tonight. I’ve been looking forward to it ever since I found out about it a month ago, particularly since people were speculating that Monster Hunter 5 would be announced. Adam Evanko, k...

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Death Note Getting Live Action TV Drama

May 25, 2015

(In brief) NTV has announced a live action adaptation of Tsugumi Ohba’s manga Death Note, set to air in Japan in July. To better work as a televised drama, the show will feature new plot elements to expand upon the story, and the character of N...

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Disney Infinity 3.0 Announced

May 6, 2015

Disney announced the third iteration of its Disney Infinity franchise, Disney Infinity: 3.0 Edition, featuring characters from the Star Wars universe and contributions from various development studios. Three separate playsets will show off the major ...

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Opinion – All That Marvels…

April 30, 2015

A scary thought popped into my mind. It’s been seven years since Marvel began its Cinematic Universe, and it’s crazy to see the amount of progress Marvel has made in that time. There have been eleven movies, two TV series (including one Netflix s...

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Telltale Games Partners With Marvel

April 24, 2015

(In brief) Telltale Games has announced a partnership with Marvel Entertainment to develop an episodic series based on Marvel properties. No details about this project were revealed, other that the game will be see release in 2017. Marvel Entertainme...

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2K Australia Closes Down

April 16, 2015

The Canberra based studio 2K Australia has confirmed it is shutting down, citing operating costs. It was Australia’s last AAA developer, having most recently led development on Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel and assisted on Bioshock Infinite. The ...

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Guitar Hero Live Announced

April 15, 2015

With Rock Band 4 looming over the horizon, Activison announced the revival of its own rhythm game series: Guitar Hero. The latest iteration, Guitar Hero Live, will be developed by Freestyle Games (developers of the DJ Hero games), and will be hitting...

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LEGO Dimensions Announced

April 10, 2015

In a world of Skylanders and amiibo, the latest brand to enter the interactive physical figurine front is LEGO as Warner Brothers Interactive Entertainment, TT Games and The LEGO Group announced LEGO Dimensions. LEGO Dimensions is arguably the most a...

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Five Nights At Freddy’s Film In The Works

April 8, 2015

(In brief) Warner Bros. has obtained the rights to make a movie based on the horror series Five Nights At Freddy’s, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The film is set to be produced by Roy Lee, who was producer on the American adaptations of ...

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400 And Counting: Week 20 (Hi, My Name Is…)

April 6, 2015

It’s been another long week. Thankfully it wasn’t three actual weeks like last time, but a busy Easter has made it feel like it. I realise that this opening paragraph has been used mainly to complain about actually writing the blog, which is not ...

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Don’t Stop Believin’: Nintendo Direct 02/04/15

April 2, 2015

Xenoblade Chronicles 3D isn’t the only major Nintendo thing that happened today. Yesterday, the company announced that they’ll be holding a Nintendo Direct the following day, and it was another entertaining and informative special. While...

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400 And Counting: ‘Week’ 19 (I Don’t Wanna Holiday in the Sun)

March 30, 2015

So, it’s been a long couple of weeks. I’ve had some big life milestones that have kept me busy. Despite that, Don (our very own editor and newsman) asked if I would be taking a break with the blog while I started a new job and went to New Zealand...

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Microsoft Announces Halo 5 Release Date

March 30, 2015

(In Brief) Microsoft has today announced that Halo 5: Guardians, will be releasing on October 27th, 2015. The announcement comes as Microsoft put out two TV ads for the game: one focusing on new character Locke, the other on Master Chief. The above d...

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Twitch Servers Breached, Passwords Reset

March 24, 2015

(In Brief) Twitch is requiring its users to changer their account passwords after breach of its systems. In blog posts and emails to its community, Twitch has confirmed that unauthorised people may have had access to user information, including: User...

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Nintendo Forms Mobile Partnership With DeNA

March 17, 2015

Nintendo has announced a partnership with Japanese mobile company DeNA to develop new games for mobile devices. The arrangement between Nintendo and DeNA is designed to allow the best of both companies to shine; Nintendo with its IP and game developm...

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Respawn Working on Titanfall Sequel

March 13, 2015

(In brief) Respawn Entertainment is working on a sequel to 2013 first person shooter Titanfall. The studio’s founder and CEO Vince Zampella confirmed development in an interview with IGN, also mentioning that, “It’ll be multiplatfor...

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TPG to Acquire iiNet for $1.4B AUD

March 13, 2015

In a surprise move, Sydney based telecommunications giant TPG has announced that it will purchase Western Australian based internet service provider (ISP) iiNet for $1.4 billion dollars. Prior to this announcement, TPG owned 6.25% of iiNet. The move ...

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Sega & Game Freak Announce Tembo The Badass Elephant

March 12, 2015

As part of Sega’s initiative to become more of a digital publisher, they have today announced a brand new downloadable title, Tembo The Badass Elephant. What’s surprising about the title is that it’ll be developed by Pokemon develop...

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EA Shuts Down Maxis Emeryville

March 5, 2015

EA has shut down its Maxis Emeryville studio, which was responsible for creating SimCity and The Sims. The news, originally reported by BeyondSims.Com, came out when lead gameplay designer Guillaume Pierre tweeted: “Well it was a fun 12 years, ...

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Netflix Coming to Australia & New Zealand on March 24

March 3, 2015

After years of service in other parts of the world, global streaming giant Netflix will finally be making its Australian & New Zealand debut on March 24th. While no pricing information was released, there was plenty of important information for prosp...

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HTC & Valve Announce Virtual Reality Partnership

March 2, 2015

With the 2015 Game Developers Conference upon us, mobile phone giant HTC has announced their foray into the burgeoning virtual reality market, partnering up with Valve to produce a VR headset. The product, known as HTC Vive, will be released to devel...

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400 And Counting: Week 18 (You Want A Revolution)

February 26, 2015

I feel like I’m hitting my stride. It’s been a while since I’ve had a lowly four-movie week and I’m generally enjoying most of the films I’m watching. I still find that I’m watching less and less foreign movies since abandoning my compute...

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400 And Counting: Week 17 (Second Verse, Same As The First)

February 20, 2015

Last week I dived into the world of professional Magic: The Gathering; this week I’ve discovered a new podcast, The Worst Idea of All Time. In it, two friends watch and review a movie each week. That movie is Grown Ups 2. Every. Single Week. I’m ...

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Dragon, Dragon, Draggin’: The Bandai Namco Showcase

February 18, 2015

Bandai Namco certainly is busy. Just a few weeks ago I was sitting down and getting some quality time with CD Projekt’s The Witcher 3 (released May 19th), and now here I am checking out more of the publisher’s games. This time, I had opportun...

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400 And Counting: Week 16 (It’s a Kind of Magic, Magic, Magic!)

February 13, 2015

This is a big week, and not just because this is the first of the theme weeks. No, the reason is Magic: The Gathering’s Pro Tour Fate Reforged! It put the world’s best Magic players against each other in the Modern format, which pulls from almost...

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EA/Bioware Cancel Shadow Realms

February 10, 2015

Just six months after it was announced, EA and Bioware Austin disclosed that their next project, Shadow Realms, will no longer move forward with development. Bioware Austin’s General Manager Jeff Hickman took to the official Shadow Realms websi...

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400 And Counting: Week 15 (I Like Your Old Stuff)

February 6, 2015

I’ve come to notice my viewing habits recently, and one of them was in full force this week. After work, or when I’m tired, I’m far more likely to just watch whatever is on TV or nearby, with a preference for films I’ve already seen. I guess ...

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Vale Monty Oum: 22/6/81 – 3/2/15

February 3, 2015

We at New Game Plus are saddened to learn of the passing of Rooster Teeth animator Monty Oum, creator of the animated series RWBY. He was 33 years old. Oum had been recently hospitalised after an allergic reaction. Despite a ten day struggle, he was ...

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Twitch Australian Servers Go Live

February 1, 2015

In a surprising discovery, streaming juggernaut Twitch has launched Australian servers to aid local streaming and viewing experiences. The discovery was noted by several users on Twitter (notably Australian Starcraft II observer Phil “inFeza...

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400 And Counting: Week 14 (Once More With Feeling)

January 30, 2015

This has been a pretty quiet film week for me. I did get to do some fun non-movie things. I saw Neil Gaiman at the Athenaeum Theatre, where he read some stories, including a longer piece, The Truth is a Cave in the Black Mountains, which had live mus...

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Bewitchment: The Witcher 3 Preview

January 28, 2015

As a gamer who feels more at home with consoles than a PC, and who tends to favour the Playstation brand, you can understand why it was easy for me to miss the first two entries in the Witcher series. Despite owning multiple copies of The Witcher 2 (...

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400 And Counting: Week 13 (Shots!)

January 23, 2015

In last week’s post, I talked about my first 25 years and what I wanted to achieve in life. This week I just watched some movies. X-Men: First Class (2011) Director: Matthew Vaughn 2:02:00 (Completed) Now this is what an X-Men movie should be. Va...

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Bethesda Announces The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited

January 22, 2015

After a somewhat quiet period for The Elder Scrolls Online, as well as the console versions being missing in action, Bethesda has announced a refreshed version of their MMORPG, The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited. It’ll be hitting PC/Ma...

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Xbox Streaming, HoloLens and Other Windows 10 Announcements

January 22, 2015

Microsoft unveiled more details of the upcoming Windows 10 OS in a media briefing on Thursday morning local time. The new operating system will mark a renewed push to integrating gaming with Windows. The highlight from this will be the ability to str...

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Club Nintendo To Shut Down In September 2015

January 20, 2015

In a surprising announcement, Nintendo announced that it will be shutting down its Club Nintendo loyalty service worldwide by September 30th 2015. The service, which launched in Australia and New Zealand in 2008 with the launch of Mario Kart Wii, en...

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400 And Counting: Week 12 (All My Friends)

January 16, 2015

This week I turned 25 years old. This meant a number of things for me, including, for the purposes of this blog, a Blu-ray player. Just what I needed: Another excuse not to use the SBS On Demand service, the one this blog was originally intended for....

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[Updated] Hotline Miami 2 Refused Classification

January 15, 2015

Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number has been Refused Classification in Australia, effectively banning it from local sale. The Australian Classification Board reached this decision last Wednesday. The Board currently cites the National Classification Code, ...

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A 3DS Valentine: Nintendo Direct: 15/01/15

January 15, 2015

Nintendo has kicked off the year with a stunning Direct presentation. From release dates for Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate and Majora’s Mask to a bunch of new game announcements, the Direct ran for three quarters of an hour and revealed tons of inf...

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Grand Theft Auto V PC Delayed

January 14, 2015

Rockstar Games has delayed the release of the PC version of Grand Theft Auto V to 24 March. GTAV PC was previously scheduled for release on January 27; before this, it was intended to launch with the Playstation 4 and Xbox One editions. “Our ap...

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Microsoft Announce Forza Motorsport 6

January 13, 2015

With the new year already underway, Microsoft have taken it upon themselves to announce one of their big tentpole titles for 2015; Forza Motorsport 6. It’ll be arriving exclusively on the Xbox One in 2015, presumably in the final quarter of the...

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400 And Counting: Week 11 (I May Not Always Love You)

January 8, 2015

So I only watched four films this week. Rather pitiful to be honest. This week has been exhausting with work. It turns out that people like seeing movies while on holidays. Who would of imagined that!? It was also the week that I started on one of my...

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NG+ GOTY Bonus Round – Jamie’s 2014 Favourites

January 8, 2015

We have revealed our Games of the Year, but the celebrations continue! This week, we bring you some of our non-gaming favourites of 2014. To close things off, our social coordinator and handler of the hashtags Jamie Galea brings you his favourite thi...

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Internet Archive Makes Available 2,300 MS-DOS Games

January 7, 2015

The Internet Archive has added 2,334 MS-DOS titles to its Software Collection. Some of the games made available include Bust A Move, Liero, Jazz Jackrabbit and Oregon Trail, as well as commercially available games including Indiana Jones and the Last...

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NG+ GOTY Bonus Round – Shane’s Anime of 2014

January 7, 2015

We have revealed our Games of the Year, but the celebrations continue! This week, we bring you some of our non-gaming favourites of 2014. Today, our expert in Japanimation Shane Cousins get in the freaking robot and reveals his top anime of 2014. Loo...

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NG+ GOTY Bonus Round – Donald’s 2014 Favourites

January 6, 2015

We have revealed our Games of the Year, but the celebrations continue! This week, we bring you some of our non-gaming favourites of 2014. Today, our news editor and Senior Spelling Sergeant Donald Duong talks about his miscellaneous selections of the...

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NG+ GOTY Bonus Round – Liam’s Films of 2014

January 5, 2015

We have revealed our Games of the Year, but the celebrations continue! This week, we bring you some of our non-gaming favourites of 2014. Today, our editor and cinematic sadist Liam Merrick presents his favourite films of the year. As part of the Gam...

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NG+ Game of the Year 2014 – Jason’s Top Five

January 2, 2015

This week, the New Game Plus cast and crew reveal their favourite games of the year. To close the week off, New Game Plus’ big boss Jason O’Callaghan gives his verdict on the best games of 2014. While many seem to think 2014 was a disappo...

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NG+ Game of the Year 2014 – Donald’s Top Five

January 1, 2015

This week, the New Game Plus cast and crew reveal their favourite games of the year. Today, news/indie/Skylander correspondent Donald Duong stops copyediting our GOTY articles and writes one for a change. 2014 was a great year for the throat lozenge...

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NG+ Game of the Year 2014 – Trey’s Top Five

December 31, 2014

This week, the New Game Plus cast and crew reveal their favourite games of the year. Today, we venture to the alley behind the studio to uncover Trey Green, one of The Other Guys, and find out his top games. For a lot of gamers, this has been a weak ...

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NG+ Game of the Year 2014 – Matt’s Top Five

December 30, 2014

This week, the New Game Plus cast and crew reveal their favourite games of the year. Today, Matt Batten takes time out from his streams and animal videos to present his games of 2014. Gaming copped a bad reputation for many reasons this year. There w...

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400 And Counting: Week Ten (And So This Is…)

December 29, 2014

It’s Christmas time! Well, the last week or so has been. It’s been a busy period, and I apologise for the delay in Week Ten of 400 and Counting. I’ve solved my issue with Flash player. It turns out that my computer (which is 6+ years old and wa...

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NG+ Game of the Year 2014 – Jamie’s Top Three

December 29, 2014

New Game Plus has revealed its Game of the Year. But what of our individual cast and crew? This week, we bring you our individual Games of the Year. First up, your Facebook friend and ours Jamie Galea presents his top three games. 2014 has been an od...

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400 And Counting: Week Nine (The Wild Rose)

December 18, 2014

It’s been a long week. It should surprise no one that I didn’t immediately go out and watch a heap of SBS On Demand movies after the Japanese Film Festival. One of the bigger factors is how uncinematic working movies on my computer is. It feels l...

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Watch the very first Street Fighter V match at Capcom Cup 2014

December 14, 2014

  As the dust settled on Capcom Cup 2014, Capcom divulged further information on their next highly anticipated fighting game Street Fighter V. The trailer can be seen after the jump.     Street Fighter V producer Yoshinori Ono took ...

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NG+ Feature – Bravely Second: Japanese Demo Impressions

December 13, 2014

The Bravely Second demo dropped on the Japanese eShop this week. Being a huge fan of Bravely Default, and in possession of a Japanese 3DS, I decided to give the demo a try and see how it compares to the first game. Bravely Second takes place on the ...

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400 And Counting: Week Eight (Turning Japanese)

December 10, 2014

My goal for the Japanese Film Festival, like this blog, is to see as many strange and interesting films as possible. To that end, I decided to go in blind. This means no descriptions, no trailers, no reviews and no IMDB-ing. Basically, I’m jump...

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New Game Plus – S03E43

December 10, 2014

This week on New Game Plus, we channel our fireballs in World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor, discover our creative spark with Fantasia: Music Evolved and shoot fire out of our hands (via our guns) in Grand Theft Auto V. We also take a look at the ...

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Old Game Plus – Sega Saturn

December 9, 2014

The OGP team get all clucky in both 3D and 2D over the Sega Saturn

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NG+ Feature – Smite Interview at PAXAUS 2014

December 9, 2014

We talk to Todd Harris, Co-founder & COO of Hi-Rez Studios, about SMITE

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NG+ Review – GTA5 HD

December 9, 2014

Jason makes GTAV his next review target

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New Game Plus – S03E42

December 9, 2014

This week on New Game Plus, we celebrate liberté, egalité and fraternité with Assassin's Creed: Unity and master earth, fire, wind and water in The Legend of Korra. We also speak in-depth with Greens Senator Scott Ludlum about the future of A...

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Playstation Experience Keynote Report – Looking Forward to 2015

December 7, 2014

With numerous announcements and confirmations, Sony’s keynote at the Playstation Experience convention in Las Vegas was an exciting look as to what will be hitting the various Playstation platforms in 2015 & beyond. Kicking things off with Son...

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Target, Kmart Pulls Grand Theft Auto V From Shelves [UPDATED]

December 3, 2014

The department store chain Target has announced it will be removing copies of Grand Theft Auto V from its stores after receiving feedback from customers about the game’s depiction of violence against women. Grand Theft Auto V was originally rel...

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Valve Announce Steam Broadcasting Beta

December 3, 2014

Valve have today announced a brand new feature hitting Steam, Steam Broadcasting. It’s curently in open beta, and despite what you may think, it’s a system that doesn’t output to external streaming services (i.e. Twitch/Hitbox etc.)...

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400 And Counting: Week Seven (Fight For Your Right)

November 28, 2014

This is the week that I completely ignored the SBS On Demand service and got my movie fix elsewhere. I guess it’s good this blog has nothing to do with watching the 400 movies added to it. Right. Distraction. I’ve been playing a lot of Pokémon r...

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NG+ Feature – PAXAUS 2014 Multi Dev Wrap

November 28, 2014

Matt and Jamie play a crazy amount of games at PAXAUS 2014

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NG+ Review – Samurai Warriors 4

November 28, 2014

Shane and Jason visit the Sengoku era with Samurai Warriors 4

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NG+ Review – Call Of Duty: Advanced Warfare

November 28, 2014

Don and Jason go to war over Call Of Duty: Advanced Warfare

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New Game Plus – S3E41

November 27, 2014

This week on New Game Plus, we shoot around the world in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, battle across Japan in Samurai Warriors 4 and charge through the Melbourne Exhibition Centre as our coverage of PAX Australia continues. We also take a look at C...

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Ubisoft Issue Apology After Assassin’s Creed Unity’s Launch

November 27, 2014

After what has been a complicated year, Ubisoft have issued an apology for the lackluster launch of this year’s current generation installment of the Assassin’s Creed series, Assassin’s Creed Unity and have offered upcoming free DL...

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400 And Counting: Week Six (TV Is The Thing)

November 21, 2014

This was the week that I almost starting playing World of Warcraft again. It was a near miss. If the Blizzard call centre was open I would’ve reactivated my account and that would’ve been it. Instead I just spent a night watching WoW streams ...

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New Game Plus – S03E40

November 17, 2014

This week on New Game Plus, we enter the witching hour with Bayonetta 2 and dive into the past in D4: Dark Dreams Don't Die. We also go back in time to bring you the Game of the Year of 1999. All this, plus more, on Episode 124 of New Game Plus!...

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400 And Counting: Week Five (Looking for Time)

November 14, 2014

After last’s week final paragraph about getting back into watching weird and wonderful films, I promptly spent the next two days not watching films. Good job, Liam. Halloween (1978) Director: John Carpenter 1:27:24 (Completed) John Carpenter is co...

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Just Cause 3 Unveiled

November 12, 2014

Square Enix has revealed Just Cause 3 for Playstation 4, Xbox One and PC.Avalanche Studios is returning to develop this open-world action-adventure title. It will see Just Cause 2 protagonist Rico deployed in a Mediterranean archipelago. The game wil...

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400 And Counting: Week Four (The Post PAX Blues)

November 9, 2014

This week was all about PAX Australia: The preparation, attendance and the recovery from the dreaded but not unexpected conflu. This year’s PAX was a different experience to last year’s. Back then, I took care of the show’s coverage, so lots of...

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Ubisoft Pulls Support for Steam

November 7, 2014

In a somewhat surprising development, Ubisoft have today pulled their three major holiday releases from PC digitial distribution platform Steam, and have raised further questions about their continued support on the platform. The news initially came ...

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Hyah! Etc.: Nintendo Direct 6/11/2014

November 6, 2014

The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D. Yup, Majora’s Mask. 3D. Amidst a Nintendo Direct focussing on 2015, featuring a whole mess of 2015 details, a cavalcade of indie titles and the first appearance of Nintendo Global President Satoru I...

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400 And Counting: Week Three (Time With The Family)

November 4, 2014

Once more I ride the wave of SBS On Demand movies. Last week I managed a measly five films, far beyond my required seven-point-something films I’m supposed to watch each week. I haven’t hit seven films this week, but I’m doing better than last ...

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New Game Plus – S03E39

November 4, 2014

This week on New Game Plus, we witness the rise of Handsome Jack in Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, the peak of mid-00s zombies with The Evil Within, and the fall of a clearly-untouched soccer player in FIFA 15. We also take a look back at the last 20 y...

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New Game Plus – S03E38

October 31, 2014

This week on New Game Plus, we reluctantly say no to energy drinks with Sunset Overdrive, politely decline the blood of our nemeses in Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor and just say “NOPE!” to Alien: Isolation. We also speak with Goku himsel...

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New Game Plus – S03E37

October 27, 2014

This week on New Game Plus, we bring toys to life with Skylanders: Trap Team & Disney Infinity 2.0! In the midst of all that, we check out Theatrhythm: Final Fantasy Curtain Call, reminisce about Colin McRae Rally and check out some of Sony’s T...

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Nintendo Direct: 24/10/14 – 50 Things You Didn’t Know About Super Smash Bros For Wii U

October 24, 2014

With Super Smash Bros For 3DS well out and the wait for Super Smash Bros For Wii U feeling longer by the day, Nintendo’s latest Direct special was a 35 presentation focusing on 50 things deemed must-see, and there sure as hell were some surpris...

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Local Servers Coming To World Of Warcraft

October 24, 2014

Blizzard announced during an event held in Sydney on Thursday night that it will be deploying Australian-based servers for its MMO World of Warcraft. From October 28, players currently on Oceanic realms will automatically be transferred from American...

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400 And Counting: Week Two (Drowning Slowly)

October 23, 2014

It’s the end of week two and I’ve already fallen behind. I went a whole two days without seeing a single movie. This is not good. Sure, I have excuses: Armageddon Expo was this weekend, and New Game Plus won’t film itself. The issue is that one...

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League of Legends Season 4 Championship Concludes

October 19, 2014

In front of a packed soccer stadium in Seoul South Korea and millions tuning in on Twitch, Azubu, YouTube and ESPN, Samsung White defeated Star Horn Royal Club 3-1 in the League of Legends World Championship Finals, earning themselves $1 million. Sam...

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New Game Plus – S03E36

October 19, 2014

This week on New Game Plus, we take a road trip to Southern Europe in Forza Horizon 2, ride on horseback through the hills of Hyrule Warriors and visit Japan to sample the local cuisine. We also bring you the Game of the Year! Of 1994! All this, plus...

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400 And Counting: Week One (The Bright Side)

October 17, 2014

It’s Day Four as I write this and I’m already feeling it. I came home from work and watched TV. SVU was on and it was a cliffhanger, so I had to watch the next episode. It’s currently 11:17pm and I start work at 7:30am tomorrow. I don’t want ...

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NG+ Review – Sniper Elite 3

October 16, 2014

We take the Coriolis Effect seriously in Sniper Elite 3

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NG+ Feature – TI4 Wrap

October 16, 2014

We take a look at the hype train that was The DOTA 2 International 4

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NG+ Feature – OzComicCon 2014

October 16, 2014

We head down to OzComicCon for some comics, some TV guests…SMASH!!!!!!!

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NG+ Review – One Piece Unlimited World RED

October 16, 2014

We are on the cruise with One Piece Unlimited World RED. WE ARE!

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NG+ Review – Dynasty Warriors Gundam Reborn

October 16, 2014

We discover the secret of Char Aznable with Dynasty Warriors Gundam Reborn

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NG+ Review – Bounden

October 16, 2014

The team show their true grace with Bounden

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NG+ Review – Child Of Light

October 16, 2014

The team become poets who don't even know it with Child of Light

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NG+ Review – Valiant Hearts

October 16, 2014

The team discovers the human side of the “Great War” with Valiant Hearts

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Australian Game Developer Awards Nominees Announced

October 15, 2014

The Game Developers’ Association of Australia has announced the nominees of the Australian Game Developer Awards. Powerhoof Studios’ dungeon-crawler Crawl has lead the way with five nominations, including Game of the Year. Kumobius and Lo...

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400 And Counting: Week Zero (It Begins!)

October 9, 2014

400 movies sounds like a lot. That’s because it is. An average movie is an hour and half. So 400 movies is about 36,000 minutes or 6,000 hours. That’s almost as many hours as New Game Plus has spent on Dota 2 (Editor’s note: New Game Plus�...

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Metroid in Monster Hunter: Nintendo Direct 08/10/14

October 8, 2014

On Wednesday, Nintendo of Japan held a Direct for the upcoming 3DS game, Monster Hunter 4G. The game is due to release in Japan in just three days, and will be hitting the West under the name ‘Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate’ early next year. T...

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New Game Plus At PAX Australia 2014

October 8, 2014

Soon, gamers from Australia and all around the world descend onto the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre for the second PAX Australia expo! And of course, New Game Plus will be there in force. We’ll be walking around the show floor, pla...

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Vib-Ribbon Coming To PS3, Vita, PS4

October 7, 2014

After teasing the game at its E3 press conference, Sony has announced that it will be re-releasing the 1999 rhythm title Vib-Ribbon for the Playstation 3, PS Vita and Playstation 4. Vib-Ribbon allowed players to use their audio CDs to play through pr...

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New Game Plus – S03E35

October 4, 2014

This week on New Game Plus, we battle with our brawn in Super Smash Bros For 3DS and fight with our light in Destiny. We also bring you some of the action from the Tokyo Game Show. All this, plus more, on Episode 119 of New Game Plus!

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New Game Plus – S03E34

September 25, 2014

This week on New Game Plus, we don our shiniest plumbobs in The Sims 4, take on a neon hue with Infamous: First Light and ignore all the red lights with a look back at Crazy Taxi. All this, plus more, on Episode 118 of New Game Plus!

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Blizzard Confirms Cancellation of MMO Titan

September 24, 2014

Blizzard confirmed in an interview with Polygon today it had cancelled its MMO project Titan, which had been in development for seven years. Blizzard said the decision to cancel the game was not one they took lightly, with senior vice president of st...

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New Game Plus – S03E33

September 21, 2014

This week on New Game Plus, Samurai and Dynasties join forces in Warriors Orochi 3 Ultimate, the internet teams up to solve the mysteries in Cloud Chamber, and the NG+ crew come together to break out of the Escape Room. We also celebrate the 15th ann...

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Microsoft Acquires Mojang For $2.5 Billion USD

September 16, 2014

In a somewhat surprising move, Microsoft today announced they were purchasing Swedish developer Mojang (Minecraft, Scrolls) for $2.5 Billion USD. In a post on the Xbox Wire blog, the decision to acquire the company began when Microsoft first approach...

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New Game Plus – S03E32

September 14, 2014

This week on New Game Plus, on the eve of the biggest gaming season of the year we look back on the first six months of 2014 with our Games of the Half Year. Does your favourite make our top five? How fundamentally wrong are we with our choices? The ...

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New Game Plus – S03E31

September 6, 2014

This week on New Game Plus, we go Drinking With Devs! We speak to Disney Infinity producer John Day, as we talk all things games, Disney and much more! We also pop in Awesome Mix #3 as we take a look at Guardians of the Galaxy! All this, plus more, o...

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Five Stories From Sony’s Pre-Tokyo Game Show 2014 Stream

September 1, 2014

With the 2014 Tokyo Game Show set to start later this month, Sony once again held a press conference to show off some significant software and hardware updates for the Asia region. For those who didn’t catch the stream, here are the highlights ...

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New 3DS Console: Nintendo Direct 29/08/14

August 29, 2014

Nintendo aired their latest Nintendo Direct presentation tonight. It focused on the 3DS, and was for game news specific to Japan. It ran for 32 minutes and revealed a number of fresh game details and even a whole new console! Yes, you read that corre...

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Valve Heads To Court Over Refund Policy

August 29, 2014

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, responsible for regulating consumer law for businesses are set to institute proceedings in the Australian Federal Court over several misleading representations of consumer guarantees under the Austr...

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Amazon To Acquire Twitch

August 26, 2014

After what seemed like a lock that Google would acquire streaming service Twitch, it was announced today that online shopping juggernaut Amazon would acquire Twitch. The deal sees Amazon purchasing all shares of Twitch Interactive for $970 Million, w...

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New Game Plus – S03E30

August 25, 2014

This week on a very special episode of New Game Plus, we sit down with James McKay, owner of Games Laboratory and former Level 4 Judge of Magic: The Gathering. We talk to him about what it takes to judge world-class Magic and what it's like to r...

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New Game Plus – S03E29

August 19, 2014

This week on New Game Plus, we get cut to pieces by a scarfed ninja in Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z, beaten by a leather-clad woman with a review of the Japanese film R100, and fall victim to hooded conspirers with a new Planeswalker Plus. We also look back...

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New Game Plus – S03E28

August 15, 2014

This week on New Game Plus we play with far-flung alien guns in Wildstar, look to the weapons of tomorrow with the Destiny beta and shoot with modern technology in Breach & Clear. We also visit HeroesCon and interview Matt Fraction and Jeff Smit...

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EA/Bioware Announce Shadow Realms

August 13, 2014

After weeks of teases, Bioware’s latest project has finally been unveiled: An online action RPG known as Shadow Realms. The game, announced during EA’s Gamescom press conference, is a 4 vs 1 online action RPG that’s heavily story dr...

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Six Stories From Gamescom

August 13, 2014

Gamescom is Europe’s largest gaming convention, and sits alongside E3 and Tokyo Game Show as a vehicle for major announcements. This year’s Gamescom is no exception, with several stories coming out of Microsoft’s and Sony’s p...

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Twitch Implements Audio Recognition, Changes to VODs

August 7, 2014

The streaming service Twitch has announced a number of changes to its service, most notably implementing audio-recognition controls onto Past Broadcasts and Highlights videos stored on its site. Twitch will now scan archived videos using the third-pa...

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New Game Plus – S03E27

August 5, 2014

This week on New Game Plus, we set off for the desert in Sniper Elite III, cross the Grand Line in One Piece: Unlimited World Red and enter a world of darkness in Oscura: Second Shadow. We also check out Oz Comic-Con and take a look at Super Smash Br...

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Congratulations To Our ROCCAT Winners

August 5, 2014

Thanks to ROCCAT and Kong Computers, we have been giving you the chance to win some ROCCAT gaming gear, from mice to headsets to keyboards, every week since Episode 100. We are excited to announce the first wave of winners! So without further ado, co...

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Deep Silver Acquires Homefront: The Revolution

July 31, 2014

Publisher Deep Silver has acquired the Homefront brand from Crytek, less than two months after Homefront: The Revolution was announced. The game’s development team, originally working out of Crytek UK’s offices, will be transferred to Dee...

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EA Unveils New Subscription Service

July 30, 2014

EA has announced EA Access, its new subscription service launching on Xbox One. For $5.99 per month (or $39.99 per year), EA Access subscribers will receive a number of benefits, including access to a library of games, a 10% discount on digitally pur...

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New Game Plus – S03E26

July 29, 2014

This week on New Game Plus, it's a 5v5 battle with our coverage of The International Dota 2 Championships, a 1v1 duel with Planeswalker Plus, and a 1v7777 skirmish in Dynasty Warriors: Gundam Reborn. We also take a look at The Talos Principle. A...

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Battlefield: Hardline, Dragon Age: Inquisition Delayed

July 23, 2014

Battlefield: Hardline has been delayed and will be released in 2015, while Dragon Age: Inquisition has been pushed back from October 9 to November 21. DICE Vice President an General Manager Karl Magnus Troedsson explained the reasons for Battlefield:...

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New Game Plus – S03E25

July 23, 2014

This week on New Game Plus, we hope for a silent night in Valiant Hearts: The Great War, tell a bedtime story in Child of Light, and dance underneath the stars with Bounden. We also transform and roll out into Old Game Plus and look at a new Gigabyte...

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Microsoft Lays Of 18,000 Employees, Shuts Xbox Entertainment

July 18, 2014

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella announced in a company email that Microsoft will be letting go of 18,000 employees. 12,500 of these losses will come from the company’s recently acquired Nokia Devices and Services division, however other areas will ...

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New Game Plus – S03E24

July 16, 2014

This week on New Game Plus, it's all E3, all the time! We've bring you The Witcher 3, Forza Horizon 2, Battlefield Hardline and Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes! All this, plus more, on Episode 108 of New Game Plus!

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2K Games & Gearbox Software Announce Battleborn

July 9, 2014

With Valve’s DOTA 2 International in full-swing, 2K Games & Gearbox Software have announced their take on the MOBA genre, in the form of Battleborn – a PS4/PC/Xbox One title set to hit sometime in 2015/16. The game, formally announced via...

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New Game Plus – S03E23

July 9, 2014

This week on New Game Plus, we drift with Grid Autosport, dive into Fish Out Of Water, and dine on Kirby Triple Deluxe. We also have all the Evolve and Batman: Arkham Knight action from the E3 floor. All this, plus more, on Episode 107 of New Game Pl...

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NG+ Feature – Mortal Kombat X Interview

July 7, 2014

We talk to Neverealm Studios about the next Mortal Kombat game

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NG+ Feature – Assassin’s Creed Unity interview

July 7, 2014

We chat to Ubisoft about the upcoming AC title

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NG+ Feature – Publisher Wrap

July 7, 2014

We look at the offerings from EA, Ubi and Warner at e3 2014

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NG+ Feature – Sunset Overdrive First Impressions

July 7, 2014

Hands on with Sunset Overdrive at E3 2014

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NG+ Feature – ニュウ ゲ-ム プラス – Nisenmonogatari

July 7, 2014

We discuss complicated family relationships with Nisenmonogatari

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NG+ Feature – Comic Spotlight – Phil Jimenez

July 7, 2014

We talk comics with Phil Jimenez

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NG+ Feature – Duels of the Planeswalkers 2015

July 7, 2014

We chat to Wizards of the Coast about the upcoming Magic 2015 video game

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NG+ Feature – Old Game Plus e3

July 7, 2014

We assess the remakes and sequels of classic games from e3 2014

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NG+ Feature – Movies – Get the Godzilla

July 7, 2014

We look at two of the film industry's most iconic monsters in Godzilla and Get The Gringo

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Ng+ Review – EA UFC

July 7, 2014

We judge the hugging-est sports game of all.

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NG+ Review – Drakengard 3

July 7, 2014

We try to avoid arbitrary Nier comparisons in our review of Drakengard 3

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NG+ Review – Battleheart

July 7, 2014

We play an iOS strategy game that doesn't require a credit card

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NG+ Review – Ultra Street Fighter

July 7, 2014

We focus our attention on the latest Street Fighter 4 iteration

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NG+ Review – Murdered: Soul Suspect

July 7, 2014

We look at Squeenix's cat possession simulator, Murdered: Soul Suspect

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NG+ Reviews – Bears Vs Art

July 7, 2014

We track Halfbrick's descent into full Candy Crush with a review of Bears Vs Art

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NG+ Review – Mario Party Island Tour

July 7, 2014

We ruin our hands on the latest Mario Party

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NG+ Review – Mario Golf

July 7, 2014

We hit the links with Mario Golf

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NG+ Review – Mario Kart 8

July 7, 2014

We head on down the (Rainbow) Road in Mario Kart 8

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NG+ Review – Watch Dogs

July 7, 2014

We don't see a single dog in Watch Dogs

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Congratulations To Our ‘Attack On Titan’ Winners

July 7, 2014

We are excited to announce the winners of our recent Attack On Titan contest. Thanks to Madman Entertainment, we had ten copies of Attack On Titan (Collection 1) to give away; all you needed to do was recommend to us an anime to review. So without fu...

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Deep Silver Announce ESCAPE Dead Island

July 2, 2014

If the wait for the recently announced Dead Island 2 is killing you, and you want more zombie killing in paradise, Deep Silver have you covered with ESCAPE Dead Island, releasing later this year on PS3, 360 & PC. ESCAPE Dead Island is a third person ...

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New Game Plus – S03E22

July 2, 2014

This week on New Game Plus, we hug it out in EA Sports UFC. talk about our issues like adults with Drakengard 3 and settle our differences with a handshake in Battleheart. We also continue our E3 coverage with Assassin's Creed: Unity and Mortal ...

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New Game Plus – S03E21

June 26, 2014

This week on New Game Plus, it's Cops vs. Ghosts in Murdered: Soul Suspect, Ryu vs. Rolento in Ultra Street Fighter IV and Bears vs. Art in, well, Bears vs. Art. We also bring you some of the highlights from the E3 show floor, including a look a...

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CONTEST: Win A ROCCAT Savu Gaming Mouse

June 17, 2014

We are in week five of our ROCCAT giveaway bonanza. This week, thanks again to ROCCAT and Kong Computers, we are giving you the chance to win a ROCCAT Savu Gaming Mouse, which features a 4000 dpi optical sensor and a customisable light system. To ent...

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New Game Plus – S03E20

June 16, 2014

This week on New Game Plus, Mario is back in a big way. He's golfing, karting and partying, and the crew let you know whether you should RSVP. Shaney covers inter-familial relationships with an anime review of Nisemonogatari, Oz suffers deja vu ...

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New Game Plus – S03E19

June 15, 2014

This week on New Game Plus, we dish out street justice in Watch Dogs, serve up some animated carnage in Mercenary Kings and order up a serve of cel-shaded action in Cloudbuilt. We also talk about some new movies and some old games. All this, plus mor...

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Red, Yellow & Blue: Nintendo’s E3 2014 Press Conference

June 11, 2014

As the final major press conference of the show, Nintendo certainly had some hard acts to follow. Then again, given the increasingly bizarre (yet watchable) videos Nintendo has put out recently, you would think it has got a few things up their sleeve...

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Woooo!! Part Twoooo!! Sony’s E3 2014 Press Conference

June 10, 2014

Two years ago, Sony’s press conference was full of Woooo Boys, the kind of people that whooped and hollered at the drop of a microphone, hat or otherwise. It was also a different environment compared to today. Back then, Microsoft had the mild adva...

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Blood on the Dancefloor: Ubisoft’s E3 2014 Press Conference

June 10, 2014

From the opening minutes of Ubisoft’s press conference, we were greeted with a blood drenched, expletive-heavy ceremony from long-time publisher Ubisoft. Kicking off with an insight of Far Cry 4‘s manic antagonist in the form of a real-ti...

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2015 Concept Video: EA’s E3 2014 Press Conference

June 10, 2014

With not a lot to show but plenty of announcements, EA certainly had one of the more different feeling E3 press conferences in quite a while. While it wasn’t the two hour announcement extravaganza that was Microsoft’s presser, what was sh...

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In A Limbo State: Microsoft’s E3 2014 Press Conference

June 10, 2014

About two-thirds into Microsoft’s press conference, the head of Microsoft’s Xbox division, Phil Spencer, walked on to the stage wearing a Limbo shirt, unintentionally reflecting the current state of the Xbox One. This time last year, it was p...

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E3 2014 – CD Projekt RED/GOG Summer Conference Report

June 6, 2014

With E3 only a matter of days away, the fine folks at CD Projekt took to the internet to announce a few key details regarding the upcoming title The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt, as well as make some new announcements regarding their GOG service. The fir...

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E3 2014 – Forza Horizon 2 Announced

June 3, 2014

With E3 kicking off in a weeks time, Microsoft have announced another game prior to the event – Forza Horizon 2.The game (announced via IGN), will be hitting both the Xbox 360 and Xbox One later in 2014, and headed up by two studios. Playground...

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E3 2014 – Homefront: The Revolution Announced

June 3, 2014

Crytek has announced that is is working on Homefront: The Revolution, a sequel to THQ’s 2011 shooter Homefront. The game will follow on from its predecessor, pitching players in a near future Philadelphia occupied by North Korean troops. It is ...

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New Game Plus – S03E18

June 2, 2014

This week on New Game Plus, we warm up the gramophone for Wolfenstein: The New Order, fire off the jukebox in Transistor, and shoot over to the Cantina with Star Wars: Force Assault. We also bring you the latest in comics with Graphic Content. All th...

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New Game Plus – S03E17

June 1, 2014

This week on New Game Plus, we /wave to the PS4 version of Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, greet giant bugs with open-firing arms in Earth Defence Force 2025 and welcome some aliens aboard in Star Command. We also bring you the latest edition of P...

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EA Announce Battlefield: Hardline

May 28, 2014

With E3 on the horizon, EA have joined the pre-E3 announcement club by announcing one of the games they planned to formally show off at their E3 conference – Battlefield Hardline. It’ll be the first Battlefield game to be developed outsid...

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New Game Plus – S03E16

May 19, 2014

This week on New Game Plus, we celebrate 100 years of gaming excellence. Join us as we answer your viewer questions, reminisce on the past century and ring in the next 100 years with a pair of brand new segments and competitions. All this, plus more,...

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YouTube to acquire Twitch: Reports

May 19, 2014

According to recent reports by Variety among various other sources, Google’s very own YouTube has set a deal to purchase Twitch, a video game streaming organisation for over $1 billion.   Twitch, co-founded by Justin.tv and launched in 20...

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Microsoft Announces Halo 5: Guardians

May 16, 2014

Concluding a week filled with several pre-E3 announcements, Microsoft has announced the fifth title in the Halo series, Halo 5: Guardians, due for release in 2015. The game, announced via an Xbox Wire post by 343 Industries head Bonnie Hammer, will b...

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Far Cry 4 Announced

May 16, 2014

World renowned publisher Ubisoft have taken to their official UbiBlog to announce Far Cry 4, the next instalment of their long-running series notorious for warfare in the wilderness. Set in the Himalayan-inspired region of Kyrat, players will be task...

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Dis-Kinect-ion: Kinect Free Bundle Confirmed

May 14, 2014

As of now it is well and truly clear that Microsoft have huge plans for the Xbox One this year. Just a month before one of the biggest video gaming conventions in the world begins, Microsoft have hit the ground running making several announcements co...

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New Game Plus – S03EBAM_Rainbow Edition

May 14, 2014

This week on New Game Plus, it's our one hund…A NEW WARRIOR HAS ENTERED THE RING! Just before we hit our 100th episode, we side step into a Battle Arena Melbourne-centric episode! We've got the conclusion to our Cosplay journey, and i...

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Government Cuts Australian Interactive Games Fund

May 13, 2014

The Australian Government has announced that as part of the 2014/15 Federal Budget, it will cease funding to the Australian Interactive Games Fund, commencing 1 July, 2014. The decision will result in a budget saving of $10 million. The money will be...

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Epic Announces Free To Play Unreal Tournament

May 9, 2014

It’s been a long time since we’ve had an arena shooter, let alone a new Unreal Tournament game. Epic seem to rectify that with the announcement of Unreal Tournament, for PC, Mac & Linux. In quite the surprising move, Epic have announced ...

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New Game Plus – S03E15

May 8, 2014

This week on New Game Plus, dragons and templars clash swords in The Elder Scrolls online, while detectives and lawyers clash minds in Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney. We also speak with stuntwoman Zoë Bell and bring a double-dose ...

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Battle Arena Melbourne 2014 Cosplay Competition

May 5, 2014

CouchWarriors and New Game Plus are happy to announce Battle Arena Melbourne’s official cosplay competition! Come down in your best fighting game costume for a chance to win some awesome prizes, thanks to Madman Entertainment, Plantronics Gaming, C...

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Disney Infinity 2.0: Marvel Super Heroes Announced!

May 1, 2014

With 2014 set to be a big year for Disney and Marvel, Disney have today announced the sequel to 2013′s Disney Infinity, known as Disney Infinity 2.0: Marvel Super Heroes. As the title implies, the game will be adding Marvel characters to the ga...

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Super Mario Actor Bob Hoskins Dies Aged 71

May 1, 2014

Actor Bob Hoskins, best known to the gaming world from the Super Mario Bros film, has passed away at the age of 71. He was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease in 2011 and died of pneumonia. Hoskins first appeared on the big screen in the 1980-fi...

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Interview: Here Be Monsters iPad

May 1, 2014

Ever since its inception, Here Be Monsters has proven time and time again as the little browser game that could. Starting its run on many PCs around the world and published by Gamesys, Here Be Monsters places thousands of concurrent players in a pers...

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Comic Mischief: Nintendo Direct 30/4/14

April 30, 2014

Nintendo might be taking a bit of a left turn. Its last Nintendo Direct, for the upcoming 3DS title Tomodachi Life, was effectively an endorsement of Deviantart’s Iwata/Miyamoto fan-fiction, and earlier today, the company teamed up with Mega64 ...

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Nintendo Announces E3 2014 Plans

April 30, 2014

Nintendo has announced its plans for E3 2014, which will pick up where the company left off last year and eschew the traditional press conference in favour of livestreams and periphery events. Central to this is the Nintendo Digital Event, which, lik...

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New Game Plus – S03E14

April 28, 2014

This week on New Game Plus, we return to Sanctuary to battle the Reaper of Souls, we return to Spira in Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster and return to Earth to fire up the Colossatron! When we're not returning from things, we're interviewing...

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New Game Plus – S03E13

April 20, 2014

This week on New Game Plus, we go down the path of good/evil in Infamous: Second Son, find each other innocent/guilty with Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc and head to the Generic Jeans Store/Fried Chicken Eatery in Crazy Taxi for iOS. We also check ...

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NG+ FEATURE – Murdered: Soul Suspect – Preview

April 16, 2014

You’re lying cold on the streetlight-drenched pavement during a freezing winter evening. A hooded man approaches you menacingly. You panic in your attempts to move, yet your body doesn’t respond. Finally, you realise the futility of your ...

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2K Games Announce Sid Meier’s Civilization: Beyond Earth

April 13, 2014

With PAX East 2014 concluding, there was one major “AAA” game announcement from 2K Games, and that was the latest effort by Civilization & XCOM developers Firaxis Games. The new game? A Civilization spin off titled “Sid Meier’...

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Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Announced

April 10, 2014

For those seeking more shoot ‘n loot antics, you’re in luck! 2K and Gearbox Software have just announced a new standalone Borderlands game! In co-development with Gearbox Software and 2K Australia, Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel is a brand n...

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Nintendo Direct 09/04/14 Report – Smashing!

April 9, 2014

With the year creeping along ever slowly, one game that’s still quite unknown at this point is Super Smash Bros for 3DS & Wii U. All we know is characters, and not much else. That said, Nintendo held themselves a Nintendo Direct to explain quit...

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New Game Plus – S03E12

April 8, 2014

This week on New Game Plus, we do the robot in Titanfall, shuffle up a storm with Yoshi's New Island, and silently dance on our own for Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes. We also continue our cosplay odyssey and take a look at some new-release m...

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New Game Plus – S03E11

April 2, 2014

This week on New Game Plus, we choose death with Dark Souls II, declare our allegiances in Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare and make important moral decisions in Fable Anniversary. We also speak to Alzheimers Australia about its new game for patient...

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Valve Announce The International 4

April 1, 2014

With the game tournament season starting to heat up, Valve have today announced the dates and location for their fourth major Dota 2 tournament, The International. The event will take place on July 18th-21st 2014, situated at KeyArena at Seattle Cent...

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Developer Regrets Announcing Game On April 1

April 1, 2014

Catalytic Games lead Morgan Lee has expressed regret over the studio’s announcement of its upcoming game on April 1. “We scheduled the announcement to go up at midnight,” Lee told New Game Plus, “Not fifteen minutes after it went out, our Twi...

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NG+ Feature – Planeswalker Plus (GP Melbourne)

March 29, 2014

Alice heads down to Grand Prix Melbourne to check out the largest Magic: The Gathering tournment every played in Australia with over 900 players! She talks to commentator Marshall Sutcliffe and artist Noah Bradley about the game, competitive play and...

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Graphic Content – Episode 004

March 29, 2014

In this month's Graphic Content, the boys have a serious hard on for Garth Ennis as they review Crossed and PunisherMAX. Jason chats to Colourist and Writer Brian Buccellato (The Flash) and Colin Wilson is our Aussie Spotlight. Darren (Gifts for...

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Facebook Acquires Oculus VR for $2 Billion

March 26, 2014

Virtual reality company Oculus VR has reported to have been acquired by the social media giant known as Facebook for $2 billion USD. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg took to social media as he made the big reveal and discussed the potential to create ...

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New Game Plus – S03E10

March 25, 2014

This week on New Game Plus, we head on down to South Park for a review of The Stick of Truth, shoot down the undead in Jane Wild and schwing into a Strider review. We've even got a very special anime segment and a look at some more Japan Film Fe...

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New Game Plus – S03E09

March 24, 2014

This week on New Game Plus, we steal a verdict on Thief, witness the return of Dracula in Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2, take a look at The Lego Movie & The Raid, and compete in a Magic GP with Planeswalkers Plus. All this, plus an exciting com...

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NG+ Feature – Rooster Teeth Extended Interview

March 21, 2014

Jason has an extended chat with Burnie, Gus and Jack from Rooster Teeth. Filmed at PAXAU 2013.

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NG+ Feature – JFF Wrap #1

March 21, 2014

Jason and Kirsty talk about two films they saw at the Japanese Film Festival – The Devil's Path and A Boy Called H.

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NG+ Feature – Thief Interview

March 21, 2014

Jason interviews Nicolas Cantin, the Art Director of Thief (Eidos Montreal).

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NG+ Feature – Don’s Indie Wrap (Feb ’14)

March 21, 2014

Don checks out a couple of rather interesting Indie titles in this month's wrap.

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NG+ Feature – Anime #18

March 21, 2014

Brad looks back at some classic '90s anime.

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NG+ Feature – Nintendo 3DS Japanese Wrap

March 21, 2014

Jason and Kirsty check out two downloaded titles for the Nintendo 3DS: Attack of the Friday Monsters and Hana Samurai – Art of the Sword.

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NG+ Feature – Conjure TCG Interview

March 21, 2014

Jason interviews Nathan Hawkins, the creator of Conjure, an upcoming Trading Card Game.

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NG+ Feature – Planeswalker Plus (PreRelease)

March 21, 2014

Alice Clarke explores the Born of the Gods PreRelease event at Games Lab.

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NG+ Feature – Japanese Summer Festival

March 21, 2014

Kirsty and Matt check out the annual Japanese Summer Festival held out Fed Square in Melbourne.

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NG+ Feature – Don’s Indie Wrap (GGJ 2014)

March 21, 2014

Don visits Global Game Jam Melbourne 2014 to check out the indie titles being made at the 48 hour game making challenge.

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NG+ Feature – DnD 40 Year Anniversary

March 21, 2014

Jason and Peter celebrate the 40th anniversary of Dungeons and Dragons and discuss the impact it's had on gaming.

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NG+ Review – Elder Scrolls Online Beta

March 20, 2014

Tim and Jordan give us their impressions of the Elder Scrolls Online Beta.

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NG+ Review – Outlast

March 20, 2014

Matt and Shane review Outlast.

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NG+ Review – Final Fantasy XIII Lightning Returns

March 20, 2014

Jason and Shane review Final Fantasy XIII – Lightning Returns.

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NG+ Review – Hearthstone

March 20, 2014

Tim and Don review the Blizzard CCG Hearthstone.

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NG+ Review – Dumb Ways to Die

March 20, 2014

Kirsty reviews Dumb Ways to Die for iOS.

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NG+ Review – Last of Us Left Behind

March 20, 2014

Tim and Peter review DLC for 2013 GotY Last of Us with 'Left Behind'.

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NG+ Review – Octodad Dadliest Catch

March 20, 2014

Jason and Don review the indie title Octodad – Dadliest Catch.

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NG+ Review – Banshee’s Last Cry

March 20, 2014

Matt reviews Banshee's Last Cry for iOS.

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NG+ Review – Tomb Raider Definitive Edition

March 20, 2014

Jason and Matt review Tomb Raider Definitive Edition.

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Epic Games Releases Unreal Engine 4 For $19/month

March 20, 2014

Epic Games has made available its Unreal Engine 4 tools to everyone for $US19 per month, plus 5% of revenue from any game made using UE4. In exchange, users will be able to develop UE4 titles for PC, Mac, iOS and Android. A subscription grants access...

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NG+ Review – Flappy Bird

March 20, 2014

Kirsty reviews Flappy Bird for iOS.

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NG+ Review – Bravely Default

March 20, 2014

Matt and Shane review Bravely Default for the Nintendo 3DS.

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NG+ Review – Disgaea D2

March 20, 2014

Shane and Brad review Disgaea D2.

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NG+ Review – The Impossible Line

March 20, 2014

Kirsty reviews The Impossible Line.

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NG+ Review – Game of Watchcraft: Spawn of Squishy

March 20, 2014

Kirsty reviews Game of Watchcraft: Spawn of Squishy for iOS.

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Sony Announce “Project Morpheus” VR Headset

March 20, 2014

With Virtual Reality set to be a major tech point throughout this generation, Sony have announced they are throwing their hat into the VR game, with the announcement of “Project Morpheus”, a VR headset that works with the Playstation 4. S...

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Obsidian Entertainment Announce Partnership With Paradox Interactive

March 19, 2014

With Pillars of Eternity coming closer to fruition, Obsidian Entertainment have today announced they are entering into a partnership with Swedish-based publisher Paradox Interactive to distribute physical and digital versions of the game. The news, w...

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New Game Plus & Couch Warriors Announce Media & Events Partnership

March 18, 2014

We here at New Game Plus are very proud to announce that we’ll be entering into a media and events partnership with Melbourne-based competitive fighting game group Couch Warriors. This partnership will include future gaming events, including th...

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Australia confirmed for Titanfall servers

March 13, 2014

In breaking news, Vince Zampella of Respawn Entertainment has took to Twitter to set the record straight; Australia will be getting local servers for Titanfall. Beginning this Friday morning, EA, Microsoft and Respawn Entertainment are all working in...

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BEARY ARTY: Halfbrick Announces Bears vs. Art

March 12, 2014

Famed Australian developer Halfbrick responsible for Jetpack Joyride and Raskulls fame have announced their latest video game endeavour this month, titled Bears vs. Art. Hit the jump for the official Bears vs Art debut trailer.   Revealed to be...

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Beyond 3D: Hands On With Wolfenstein: The New Order

March 5, 2014

Surprise. This was the raw emotion that grabbed me by the collar and slapped me in the face after my hands-on time with the upcoming Wolfenstein: The New Order. After being unveiled at E3 (with nifty Jimi Hendrix soundtrack in tow), it was evident th...

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WB Games Announce Batman: Arkham Knight

March 5, 2014

Warner Bros have today announced a brand new Batman game, the third to be helmed by Rocksteady Studios, titled Batman: Arkham Knight – to be released in later this year for PS4, Xbox One and PC. The news comes via Game Informer, who are featuri...

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NG+ GOTY 2013 – Liam’s Top 10 Films

March 4, 2014

(Editor’s note: This piece was originally written by our editor Liam in early January to coincide with our GOTY Week. It is clearly not early January, but the Oscars are still fresh in our minds. With unreserved apologies to the author, here are Li...

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New Game Plus – S03E08

March 4, 2014

This week on New Game Plus, we survive the horrors of Outlast, live through the bleakness with The Last of Us: Left Behind and experience the fever dream that is Jazzpunk. We also look at the Japanese sound novel Banshee's Last Cry, as well as m...

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Nintendo To Discontinue Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection Service

February 27, 2014

Nintendo have today announced that the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection service, which powers the online play functionality of the Nintendo DS, DSi and Wii, will be discontinued on May 20th, 2014. The news comes via Nintendo themselves, who had announced du...

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New Game Plus – S03E07

February 27, 2014

This week on New Game Plus, we put on our combat garbs in Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, put on our titans with a look at the recent Titanfall beta and put on our thinking faces for The Impossible Line. We also have an in depth chat with Roos...

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Anime Review – Guilty Crown V1 and V2

February 20, 2014

Normally when a series hails from the noitaminA block on Fuji TV it inspires hope. Hope that the series, while it may be a little on the obscure side is generally a rather good watch from start to finish. They’ll often have backgrounds or art s...

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Irrational Games dissolves, Ken Levine forms new team at Take Two

February 19, 2014

Roughly a year after the initial release of BioShock: Infinite along with subsequent downloadable expansions, developer Irrational Games is set to disperse after seventeen years within the industry. Ken Levine explained the decision to wind down the...

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Harmonix Announces Musical FPS Chroma

February 18, 2014

Rock Band developer Harmonix has announced Chroma, a musically-driven first person shooter. Chroma will intrinsically tie music with arena-based shooting; The game’s soundtrack will directly influence combat and traversal, musical “change...

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New Game Plus – S03E06

February 18, 2014

This week on New Game Plus, we take a look at The Elder Scrolls Online beta, reminisce over Flappy Bird and act normal with Octodad: Dadliest Catch. We also speak to Producer John Block and Senior Producer Michael Boccieri about Turtle Rock's up...

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New Game Plus – S03E05

February 15, 2014

This week on New Game Plus, we discover some new friends hidden in the Nintendo 3DS eShop and revisit some old ones with Disgaea D2: A Brighter Darkness and Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition. We also look back at 40 years of Dungeons and Dragons and ch...

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New Game Plus – S03E04

February 14, 2014

This week on New Game Plus, we look at the latest fantasy in Bravely Default, become a hero in Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft, steal a few answers from Thief's Art Director Nicolas Cantin, check out the Global Game Jam, and interview creator of...

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Nintendo Direct: 14/02/14 Report – Kicking off 2014 with a BANG.

February 14, 2014

For the first Nintendo Direct of 2014, Nintendo didn’t reiterate any of the announcements made recently, they focused squarely on game announcements, reconfirmations of existing games and interesting tidbits for upcoming games. Firstly, Nintend...

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New Game Plus – S03E03

February 13, 2014

This week on New Game Plus, we clean out some Dead Pixels, turnabout a verdict on Ace Attorney: Dual Destines, give thanks to the gods in Saint Seiya: Brave Soldiers and sing an ode to joy in Peggle 2. We also look at some more films from the Japan F...

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Graphic Content – Episode 003

February 12, 2014

On this episode of Graphic Content, the boys express a diverse range of emotions at out two reviews – The Quitter and Old Man Logan respectively. We also have a chat with Dan Slott, of The Amazing Spider-man fame, as well as Steve Spark from FE...

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NG+ Review – iPega Wireless Bluetooth Controller

February 12, 2014

Kirsty checks out the iPega Wireless Bluetooth Controller.

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NG+ Feature – Planeswalker Plus Interview

February 12, 2014

Alice Clarke interviews Aaron Forsythe, the Senior Director of R&D for Magic: The Gathering. The interview was filmed at PAXAU 2013.

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NG+ Feature – Anime #16

February 12, 2014

Brad checks out some anime.

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Call of Duty Dev Cycle Shifts To 3 Years

February 7, 2014

Following Activision’s investor earnings call, the publishing behemoth revealed today that their flagship shooter franchise Call of Duty will undergo a three-year development cycle spanning multiple development teams. Since the release of Call...

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Amazon Acquires Double Helix Games

February 6, 2014

In their first big push to establish themselves as a games publisher, online retailer Amazon have announced they’ve acquired California-based developer Double Helix Games. The news (via TechCrunch) comes as word of a joint recruiting event held...

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Anime Review – Queen’s Blade -Exiled Virgin-

February 4, 2014

Queen’s Blade -Exiled Warrior- is a half-season (thirteen episode) series released in 2009 by ARMS (responsible for some fantastic series like Elfen Lied as well as some… not so fantastic ones like Night Shift Nurses) and recently releas...

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Nintendo Fiscal Year 2013 Financial Results Briefing Report

January 30, 2014

Despite having some interesting and noteworthy titles coming out in 2014, there have been numerous reports that Nintendo are reporting significant losses, as well as experiencing issues in selling the WiiU to consumers. This was a recurring theme in ...

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New Game Plus – S03E02

January 29, 2014

This week on New Game Plus, who said we're in a gaming drought? We review Super Mario 3D World, Professor Layton and The Azran Legacy, One Piece: Romance Dawn and Colormania. We also have an interview with Senior Director of R&D for Magic: ...

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NG+ Review – Super Mario 3D World

January 29, 2014

Jason and Don review Super Mario 3D World for the Nintendo Wii U.

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NG+ Review – Professor Leyton and the Azran Legacy

January 29, 2014

Jason and Matt review Professor Leyton and the Azran Legacy.

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NG+ Review – One Piece Romance Dawn

January 29, 2014

Jason and Shane review One Piece: Romance Dawn for the 3DS.

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NG+ Review – The Legend of Zelda: Link Between Worlds

January 29, 2014

Kirsty and Matt review The Legend of Zelda: Link Between Worlds for the Nintendo 3DS.

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NG+ Review – Ratchet & Clank Into the Nexus

January 29, 2014

Jason and Tim review Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus.

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NG+ Review – Tearaway

January 29, 2014

Tim and Don review Tearaway for the PSVita.

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NG+ Review – Colormania

January 29, 2014

Kirsty checks out the iOS game Colormania.

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NG+ Review – Regular Show: Mordecai & Rigby in 8-Bit Land

January 29, 2014

Jason and Matt review Regular Show: Mordecai & Rigby in 8-Bit Land.

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NG+ Review – Puffington

January 29, 2014

Kirsty checks out Puffington for the iDevices.

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NG+ Review – Duet

January 29, 2014

Kirsty reviews the latest Kumobius game for iphone, Duet.

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NG+ Review – Dead Rising 3

January 29, 2014

Jason and Matt review Dead Rising 3 for the XBox One.

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NG+ Review – Path of Exile

January 29, 2014

Tim and Shane review the PC title, Path of Exile.

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Microsoft Acquires Gears of War IP

January 28, 2014

It may come to a surprise for most people to learn that Microsoft never owned the Gears of War IP, they were just the publisher. That honour belonged with Epic, whom if they chose, could publisher further entries on competing platforms. That isn̵...

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Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Announced!

January 27, 2014

One of the biggest releases of 2013 that didn’t see a localized release was Capcom’s Monster Hunter 4 – an absolute juggernaut of a game that took Japanese 3DS owners by storm. With the series growing in popularity outside of Japan,...

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New Game Plus – S03E01

January 20, 2014

This week on an all new season of New Game Plus, we shout “HYAH!!” in The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, yell into our Vitas with Tearaway and bellow “Tally-ho” with Puffington. We also present highlights from Graphic...

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New Game Plus – S02E48

January 19, 2014

This week on New Game Plus, we present our PAX Australia trivia panel, 'The Ultimate Industry Quiz Showdown!' Which of our industry luminaries will prove their gaming mettle? What exciting facts will we discover along the way? Join in the f...

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SimCity Offline Patch Confirmed!

January 14, 2014

One of the major sticking points that many people (us included) had with EA’s 2013 SimCity was the requirement that the game needed to be online for it to function. It was such a sticking point that Maxis head Lucy Bradshaw addressed it several...

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NG+ GOTY 2013 – Jason’s Favourite Things

January 10, 2014

This week, the New Game Plus cast and crew have revealed their favourite games of the year. To wrap this week up, our host Jason talks about some of his favourite things of the year. I pondered for a long while how to start this piece that didn’t s...

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NG+ GOTY 2013 – Matt’s Top Three

January 9, 2014

This week, the New Game Plus cast and crew will be revealing their games of the year. Today, our resident stream monster Matt talks about his top three games of the year. Man, there’s no better time to be excited for video games than now. If you’...

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Sega Announce Alien: Isolation

January 8, 2014

Following the disappointment Sega released in the form of Aliens: Colonial Marines, it would take something pretty special for people to take a Sega published Alien game seriously again. And sure enough, Sega may have that special something in the fo...

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PlayStation Now service revealed at CES 2014

January 8, 2014

Andy House, CEO and President of Sony Computer Entertainment unwrapped the mysteries of the PlayStation ecosystem’s cloud services at CES 2014 by unveiling PlayStation Now, which involves the streaming of games to several PlayStation devices us...

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NG+ GOTY 2013 – Donald’s Top Five

January 8, 2014

This week, the New Game Plus cast and crew will be revealing their games of the year. Today, our newsman and indie correspondent Donald talks about his favourite five games of the year. I completely understand why many consider 2013 an off year for g...

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New Game Plus – S02E47

January 7, 2014

“This week on New Game Plus, we go back to this year's EB Expo to present 'Foot In The Door' with Geek Bomb. Do you want to work in games media, or in public relations, or even game development? We've got fantastic insights,...

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NG+ GOTY 2013 – Ozzy’s Top Five

January 7, 2014

This week, the New Game Plus cast and crew will be revealing their favourite games of the year. Today, our music producer and retro streamer Ozzy talks about his top five games of the year. My top 5 games of 2013 reflect my taste in games and prefere...

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Nvidia announces 192 core Tegra K1

January 6, 2014

Nvidia unveiled its new 192 coda core Tegra K1 mobile GPU at its CES event earlier today. It promises to deliver graphical processing power comparable to that of current-generation consoles, and in excess of previous-generation graphics, with support...

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NG+ GOTY 2013 – Jamie’s Top Three

January 6, 2014

To complement our Game of the Year episode, the New Game Plus cast and crew have prepared some of their own GOTY lists, which we will be publishing throughout this week. Firstly, the face of our Facebook, Jamie, presents his top three games of 2013. ...

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New Game Plus – S02E46

December 24, 2013

This week on New Game Plus, we turn off our Playstation 4s and Xbox Ones and look back at the generation that was. We declare our favourite games of the past generation and some of the trends that shaped it. All this, plus more, on a very special Epi...

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Graphic Content – Episode 02

December 23, 2013

This time on New Game Plus’s Graphic Content, we have a look at the comics Criminal and Marvels. We also take a look at the games The Darkness and The Darkness 2 in our continuation of games based of comic books. We also hear from the writer an...

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New Game Plus – S02E45

December 22, 2013

This week on New Game Plus, we celebrate the year that was 2013 with our Game of the Year show! What are our favourite games of 2013? What are some of the best games you may have missed this year? We've got all those answers, plus more, on Episo...

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New Game Plus – S02E44

December 22, 2013

This week on New Game Plus, we go into the Nexus with Ratchet & Clank, perform a Duet and talk about a Regular Show. We also check out the Playstation 4 and some of the highlights of the 17th Japan Film Festival, and conclude Planeswalkers Plus....

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NG+ Feature – Planeswalker Plus (Friday Night Magic)

December 19, 2013

Our brave players face their final challenge – take on the local Magic scene at Friday Night Magic. How will their decks hold up to the experienced players at Games Lab. Find out here!

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NG+ Feature – Don’s Indie Wrap (Nov)

December 19, 2013

Don checks out two new indie titles this month, Contrast for the PS4 and Card Hunter.

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NG+ Feature – Japanese Film Festival 2013

December 19, 2013

Jason and Kirsty talk about the annual Japanese Film Festival.

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NG+ Feature – Playstation 4 First Impressions

December 19, 2013

Brad and Matt give us their first impressions of the new Playstation 4 console.

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NG+ Feature – Surprise Attack Interview

December 19, 2013

Jason interviews Chris Wright from Surprise Attack about their new service, Better Boat.

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NG+ Feature – EBExpo 2013 Coverage (Watch_Dogs Interview)

December 19, 2013

Jason interviews Kevin Shortt, the Lead Story Designer of Watch_Dogs at the recent EBExpo 2013.

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NG+ Feature – Jordan Cwiez Interview

December 19, 2013

Jason interviews Jordan Cwiez anout his imvolvement with Rooster Teeth and his show, the Rooster Teeth Animated Adventures.

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NG+ Feature – Monty Oum Interview

December 19, 2013

Jason interviews Rooster Teeth's Monty Oum.

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NG+ Feature – Anime #15

December 19, 2013

Brad reviews the latest Anime.

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NG+ Feature – XBox ONE First Impressions (Hardware)

December 19, 2013

Jason and Matt check out the XBox One Hardware.

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NG+ Feature – XBox ONE First Impressions (DLC Games)

December 19, 2013

Jason and Matt look at the DLC games availble on the XBox One.

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NG+ Feature – XBox ONE First Impressions (Disc Games)

December 19, 2013

Jason and Matt check out the Dics games available on the XBox One.

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Nintendo Direct Report – 19/12/13: Don’t Pursue Ganon

December 19, 2013

With the year pretty much over, what better way for Nintendo to close out 2013 than one final Nintendo Direct. And compared to the last few we’ve seen, there were some very interesting announcements, and several that came right out of nowhere. ...

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Game On 2014 Announced

December 18, 2013

The team behind Silicon Sports have announced their first major event, Game On 2014. The event which is slated for the 8th of March will feature grand finals for League of Legends, Dota 2 and Starcraft 2 as well as showing off local indie games. The ...

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Spy Agencies Targeted Online Games

December 10, 2013

American and UK spy agencies reportedly infiltrated online gaming platforms such as Xbox Live and World of Warcraft, according to leaks from whistle-blower Edward Snowden. Documents obtained by The Guardian, in partnership with The New York Times and...

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Telltale Games Announce Tales of Borderlands, Game of Thrones Adaptation

December 8, 2013

In a move that surprised quite a few people, Telltale announced not one, but two brand new games at today’s Spike TV’s VGX event. They join indie developer Hello Games (of Joe Danger fame) in announcing brand new projects at the event, wh...

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Team Immunity Dota 2 Masters This Saturday!

December 6, 2013

We have some local eSports happening this Saturday (7/12) with the Team Immunity Dota 2 Masters with some of the best teams in Australia heading down to Monash University Caulfield to fight it out for thousands of dollars in cash and prizes! The even...

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Gotta Go Faster: A Look At Need For Speed Rivals

December 3, 2013

The Burnout games were always among the fastest, most exciting edge-of-your-seat racers available on the market. For a time, they co-existed side-by-side with the Need for Speed franchise, with the former focusing on ballsy, death defying adrenaline ...

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New Game Plus – S02E43

December 3, 2013

This week on New Game Plus, we run amok in Dead Rising 3, traverse the Path Of Exile, and step into the shadows with Contrast. We also speak to Jordan Cwierz from Rooster Teeth, and to Chris Wright about Surprise Attack's Bigger Boat. All this p...

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NG+ Review – Call of Duty Ghosts

November 29, 2013

Jason and Don review Call of Duty: Ghosts.

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NG+ Review – Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag

November 29, 2013

Jason and Kirsty review Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag.

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NG+ Review – Typing of the Dead Overkill

November 29, 2013

Matt and Shane review Typing of the Dead: Overkill

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NG+ Review – Sonic Lost Worlds

November 29, 2013

Jason and Matt review Sonic: Lost Worlds.

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NG+ Review – Guided Fate Paradox

November 29, 2013

Brad and Shane review Guided Fate Paradox.

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NG+ Review – Prince of Persia Shadow & Flame

November 29, 2013

Kirsty reviews the iOS game, Prince of Persia: Shadow & Flame.

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505 Games Apologises for Ashes Cricket 2013

November 28, 2013

Publisher 505 Games has apologised to all players of the recently released Ashes Cricket 2013 for the game’s quality. In a statement to Rock Paper Shotgun, the publisher placed blame on the developer, Melbourne studio Trickstar Games, and its c...

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New Game Plus – S02E42

November 28, 2013

This week on New Game Plus, we take a good look at the Xbox One and its launch titles, don our masks in Call of Duty: Ghosts, avoid the Z-word in The Typing Of The Dead: Overkill and rewind time with Prince of Persia: The Shadow And The Flame. All th...

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New Game Plus – S02E41

November 28, 2013

This week on New Game Plus, we raise the Black Flag in Assassins Creed IV, celebrate NIS in The Guided Fate Paradox, and explore Sonic Lost Worlds. We also interview Monty Oum of Rooster Teeth and Kevin Shortt about Watch Dogs. All this plus more on ...

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Setting The World Game On Fire: FIFA 14 And The IGNITE Engine

November 26, 2013

It’s a tough task being asked to reinvent the wheel, much less having to do so annually for the past 20 years. Where will the innovation come from? What new additions can possibly be made? Surely you can’t convince consumers to buy each iteration...

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Atlus Announce Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 5

November 25, 2013

After what feels like an eternity, Atlus have announced a brand new entry in the Persona series, Persona 5, to be released on PS3 in Winter of 2014. The announcement came as part of a live event that was not only broadcast on NicoNico, but on six la...

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John Carmack Leaves id Software

November 24, 2013

John Carmack has left id Software to work full time at Oculus VR, developers of the Oculus Rift headset. The news was first reported by IGN. “John Carmack, who has become interested in focusing on things other than game development at id, has resig...

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NG+ Review – Skylanders Swap Force

November 20, 2013

Don and guest reviewer Paul Houlihan (4th Player Podcast) check out Skylanders – Swap Force.

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NG+ Review – Battlefield 4

November 20, 2013

Tim and Shane review Battlefield 4 for the PC.

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NG+ Review – Batman Arkham Origins

November 20, 2013

Jason and Alanah 'Charalanahzard' Pearce review Batman – Arkham Origins.

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NG+ Review – Gunpoint

November 20, 2013

Jason and Shane review Gunpoint.

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NG+ Review – Marty’s Zapstack

November 20, 2013

Kirsty reviews the iOS game, Marty’s Zapstack.

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NG+ Review – The Heist

November 20, 2013

Kirsty reviews the iOS game, The Heist.

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Graphic Content – Episode 01

November 16, 2013

New Game Plus presents the all new spin off show, Graphic Content – a show all about comics! In this episode we introduce our hosts – including the acclaimed author of the comic series Kranburn, Ben Michael Byrne – and explore Trans...

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Uncharted Coming to Playstation 4

November 15, 2013

With work finished on The Last Of Us, Naughty Dog have announced their next big project, confirmed to be hitting the Playstation4, a new entry in the Uncharted series. The announcement was revealed as part of the PS4 All Access event Sony held, where...

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NG+ Feature – Battlefield 4, Behind the Scenes

November 15, 2013

Jason talks to not one, but two of the developers behind DICE's Battlefield 4. He speaks to Producer Daniel Matros (at Tokyo Games Show 2013) and Creative Director Lars Gustausson (at EB Expo 2013).

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NG+ Feature – TGS 2013 Coverage (Titanfall Interview)

November 15, 2013

Kirsty speaks to Respawn Entertainment Community Manger Abbie Heppe about Titanfall at Tokyo Games Show 2013.

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NG+ Feature – TGS 2013 Coverage (Need for Speed Rivals Interview)

November 15, 2013

Kirsty speaks to Need for Speed Rivals Producer Marcus Nilsson at the recent Tokyo Games Show.

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NG+ Feature – 2DS Review and Retrospective

November 15, 2013

Jason and Kirsty check out the Nintendo 2DS while comparing it to it's 3D relatives.

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Nintendo Direct – 14/11/13: Nintendo Network Comes To 3DS!

November 14, 2013

After what feels like too long, Nintendo held themselves another Nintendo Direct livestream, with the intent of focusing on the 3DS in Early 2014, though sprinkled some WiiU news and updates in between. Arguably the biggest news to come out of the br...

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NG+ Feature – Billy Boyd Interview

November 13, 2013

We interview Billy Boyd (actor, Pippin in Lord of the Rings) at the recent Armageddon Expo.

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NG+ Feature – Planeswalker Plus ‘Standard’

November 13, 2013

In the latest episode of Planeswalker Plus, our players get back into the swing of things and play some standard. They must face off against three competitive decks they could see at Friday Night Magic, next months challenge.

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NG+ Feature – Episode 75 Retrospective

November 13, 2013

Jason and Kirsty look back over the last year of gaming and also talk about what's to come.

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NG+ Feature – PAXAU Coverage (Castlevania Lords of Shadows 2 Preview)

November 13, 2013

Oz checks out the upcoming Castlevania – Lords of Shadows 2 at PAXAU 2013.

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NG+ Feature – PAXAU Coverage (Ninja Gaiden Zaiba Preview)

November 13, 2013

Brad checks out the upcoming Ninja Gaiden Zaiba at PAXAU 2013.

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The FTL Frontier: FTL Expansion and iPad port announced

November 12, 2013

Rogue-likes are all the craze within the independent development scene, and with good reason. People can’t get enough of adapting to stern, yet endearing difficulty curves within the aforementioned genre. To support this newfound demand, Subset...

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New Game Plus – S02E40

November 12, 2013

This week on New Game Plus, we return to where it all began with Batman: Arkham Origins, prepare for battle with Battlefield 4, interview developers for Titanfall and Need for Speed .Rivals, and see how the 2DS compares to its 3D brethren in a Ninten...

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NG+ Review – Pokemon X & Y

November 11, 2013

Jason and Matt review Pokemon X & Y for the Nintendo 3DS.

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NG+ Review – Beyond Two Souls

November 11, 2013

Tim and Don review Beyond Two Souls.

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NG+ Review – The Wonderful 101

November 11, 2013

Matt and Shane review The Wonderful 101 for WiiU.

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NG+ Review – Duck Tales

November 11, 2013

Jason and Matt review Duck Tales.

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NG+ Review – Rayman Legends

November 11, 2013

Don and Shane review Rayman Legends.

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NG+ Review – The Last of Us

November 11, 2013

Jason and Tim review The Last of Us.

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NG+ Review – Gundam Dance Studio

November 11, 2013

Kirsty reviews Gundam Dance Studio for iOS.

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NG+ Review – Tetris Blitz

November 11, 2013

Kirsty reviews the iOS game Tetris Blitz.

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NG+ Review – Splinter Cell, Blacklist

November 11, 2013

Tim and Shane review Splinter Cell – Blacklist.

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NG+ Review – Final Fantasy XIV ARR

November 11, 2013

Brad and Matt review Final Fantasy XIV A Realm Reborn.

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NG+ Review – Payday 2

November 11, 2013

Jason and Tim review Payday 2.

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NG+ Review – Killer is Dead

November 11, 2013

Jason and Shane review Killer is Dead.

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NG+ Review – Ride to Hell Retribution

November 11, 2013

Jason and Shane review Ride to Hell – Retribution.

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NG+ Review – Dynasty Warriors 8

November 11, 2013

Jason and Brad review Dynasty Warriors 8.

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NG+ Review – iPad Comparison

November 11, 2013

Kirsty and Don discuss and compare iPads.

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NG+ Review – Hotline Miami Vita

November 11, 2013

Jason and Shane review Hotline Miami for Playstation Vita.

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NG+ Review – Call of Juarez, Gunslinger

November 11, 2013

Jason reviews Call of Juarez – Gunslinger.

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NG+ Review – Fire Emblem Awakening

November 11, 2013

Matt reviews Fire Emblem Awakening for the Nintendo 3DS.

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NG+ Review – Remember Me

November 7, 2013

Matt and Shane review Remember Me.

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NG+ Review – Metro Last Light

November 7, 2013

Jason and Tim review Metro Last Light.

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NG+ Review – Luigi’s Mansion 2

November 7, 2013

Matt and Shane review Luigi's Mansion 2 – Dark Moon on Nintendo 3DS.

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NG+ Review – Lego City Undercover

November 7, 2013

Brad and Don review Lego City Undercover.

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NG+ Review – SuperKnights

November 7, 2013

Kirsty reviews SuperKnights for iOS.

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NG+ Review – Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate

November 7, 2013

Brad and Matt review Monter Hunter for the Wii U and the 3DS.

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NG+ Review – Dead or Alive 5+

November 7, 2013

Jason and Brad review Dead or Alive 5+ on Playstation Vita.

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NG+ Review – Gears of War Judgemnet

November 7, 2013

Jason reviews Gears of War – Judgement.

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NG+ Weird & Retro – Kane’s Favourite Console

November 7, 2013

The Weird & Retro boys discuss Kane's favourite console, the Commodore Amiga 500.

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NG+ Weird & Retro – Our First Console

November 7, 2013

The WaR boys discuss their first consoles.

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NG+ Weird & Retro – Adelaide Roadtrip

November 7, 2013

Serby and Kane talk about their WaR roadtrip to Adelaide.

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NG+ Review – MIFF 2013

November 7, 2013

Jason, Kirsty and Matt check out a few Japanese filming playing at the Melbourne International Film Festival 2013.

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NG+ Review – Tomb Raider

November 7, 2013

Jason reviews Tomb Raider.

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NG+ Review – Game & Wario

November 7, 2013

Jason and Matt review Game & Wario.

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NG+ Review – Naruto Shuppuden, Ultimate Ninja Storm 3

November 7, 2013

Brad reviews Naruto Shuppuden – Ultimate Ninja Storm 3.

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NG+ Review – Disney Infinity

November 7, 2013

Jason and Don review Disney Infinity.

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NG+ Review – Sketchman

November 7, 2013

Kirsty reviews Sketchman for iOS.

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NG+ Review – Soul Sacrifice

November 7, 2013

Brad and Matt review Soul Sacrifice.

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NG+ Review – Dive Kick

November 7, 2013

Jason and Matt review Dive Kick.

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NG+ Review – Metal Gear Rising Revengance

November 7, 2013

Jason and Brad review Metal Gear Rising – Revengance.

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NG+ Review – Super Penguins

November 7, 2013

Kirsty reviews Super Penguins for iOS.

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NG+ Review – Frozen Hearth

November 7, 2013

Tim reviews the PC title Frozen Hearth.

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NG+ Review – Gasketball

November 7, 2013

Kirsty reviews the iOS title Gasketball.

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NG+ Review – Crysis 3

November 7, 2013

Tim reviews Crysis 3.

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NG+ Review – Neverwinter

November 7, 2013

Tim and Shane review Neverwinter.

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NG+ Review – Fist of the North Star, Ken’s Rage 2

November 7, 2013

Brad reviews Fist of the North Star – Ken's Rage 2.

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NG+ Review – Virtue’s Last Reward

November 7, 2013

Matt reviews Virtue's Last Reward.

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NG+ Review – Bioshock Infinite

November 7, 2013

Jason and Tim review Bioshock Infinite.

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NG+ Review – Star Trek

November 7, 2013

Jamie reviews the Star Trek game.

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NG+ Review – Far Cry 3, Blood Dragon

November 7, 2013

Jason and Don review Far Cry 3 – Blood Dragon.

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NG+ Review – Battle Block Theater

November 7, 2013

Jason and Kirsty review Battle Block Theater.

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NG+ Review – Word Fall

November 7, 2013

Kirsty reviews Word Fall for iOS.

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NG+ Review – Solitaire Blitz

November 7, 2013

Kirsty reviews the iOS game Solitaire Blitz.

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NG+ Review – Injustice, Gods Among Us

November 7, 2013

Jason and Brad review the DC fighting game Injustice – Gods Among Us.

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NG+ Review – Black Knight Sword

November 7, 2013

Brad reviews Black Knight Sword.

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NG+ Review – Diabolical Pitch

November 6, 2013

Brad reviews Diabolical Pitch.

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NG+ Review – Finger Tied

November 6, 2013

Kirsty reviews Finger Tied for iOS.

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New Game Plus – S02E39

November 6, 2013

This week on New Game Plus, it's time to get cunning! Crack codes with Kirsty in The Heist and slip into shadows with Gunpoint! We take the hobbits to Armageddon and sit down with Lord of the Rings' Billy Boyd. Jason and Kirsty look back on...

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New Game Plus – S02E38

November 6, 2013

This week on New Game Plus, we’re destined to catch them all with a Pokemon X & Y Review! We’ve also got interviews with legendary actor Ian McNeice, Assassins Creed IV developers and a look at an interactive exploration of dementia....

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New Game Plus – S02E37

November 5, 2013

This week on New Game Plus, it’s a wonderfully quirky episode with reviews of Beyond Two Souls, Rayman Legends and The Wonderful 101. We also interviews for Ryse: Son of Rome, and a comparison of Battlefield 4 and Titanfall. All this, plus Brad...

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New Game Plus – S02E36

November 5, 2013

This week on New Game Plus, we revisit the classics and look to the future! We have reviews of Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate and Wind Waker HD. We also speak with Lars Gustausson and Daniel Matros from DICE about Battlefield 4 and bring you reports straig...

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New Game Plus – S02E35

November 5, 2013

This week on New Game Plus, we “borrow” a car to review Grand Theft Auto V! We also travel back in time to review Rome Total War Il. The Planeswalkers Plus crew tackle Two Headed Giant; Brad looks at the second half of Madman’s Reel...

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New Game Plus – S02E34

November 5, 2013

This week on New Game Plus, we’re back from Tokyo! To celebrate, take a gander at the booths Microsoft & Sony had on offer at Tokyo Game Show. We’ve also got some awesome reviews for games like Killzone Mercenary and Dragons Crown. T...

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Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes Out In Autumn

November 5, 2013

Konami and Kojima Productions announced this morning that Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes will be released in Autumn 2014. It was also revealed that Ground Zeroes will act as a prequel to Metal Gear Soild V: The Phantom Pain, clarifying a previous ...

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New Game Plus – S02E33

November 1, 2013

This week on New Game Plus, it’s more a show of interviews and previews! We’ve got interviews with Darren Korb (Supergiant Games), Loki Davidson (Wander) and Chris Judge (Stargate SG1). We’ve also got a preview of Yaiba: Ninja Gaide...

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Sony Puts Out Ultimate Playstation 4 FAQ, Reveals Media/Sharing Limitations

October 31, 2013

With less than a month till the Playstation 4 launches, Sony put out an “Ultimate FAQ” that attempts to answer just about every question one might have about the upcoming console. However, said FAQ also revealed quite a few interesting de...

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NG+ Feature – Ryse Interview

October 30, 2013

Jason talks to Michael Read, a producer at Crytek about Ryse, Son of Rome.

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NG+ Feature – Alzheimer’s Australia Victoria

October 30, 2013

Jason checks out the newest interactive experience at Alzheimer's Australia, Victoria, and speaks to Tanya Petrovick (Manager, Business Development – Alzheimer's Australia, Victoria) and Norman Wang (Founder/Art Director – Opaqu...

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NG+ Feature – Ian McNiece Interview

October 30, 2013

We speak to Ian McNiece, an actor known for his roles in Rome, Doc Martin, Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls and Doctor Who at the recent Armageddon Expo.

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NG+ Feature – EBExpo Coverage (Battlefield 4 vs TitanFall)

October 30, 2013

Jason and Don put two big FPS (Battlefield 4 and Titanfall) head to head at EBExpo.

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NG+ Feature – EBExpo Coverage (Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag Interview)

October 30, 2013

Kirsty interviews Michael Hampden, the Senior Game Designer on Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag at EB Expo.

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NG+ Feature – Don’s Indie Wrap #4

October 30, 2013

Don reviews 'Gone Home' and 'The Stanley Parable' in the October edition of the Indie Wrap.

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EA Cancels Command & Conquer, Announces Closure of Victory Games

October 30, 2013

Electronic Arts have today announced that it will no longer be developing the upcoming free to play RTS revival of Command & Conquer, and have also confirmed that the games developer, Victory Games, will be disbanded. The news comes via a statement o...

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New Game Plus – S02E32

October 30, 2013

This week on New Game Plus, the crew gets abducted and find themselves at the inaugural PAX AUS! We check out games, panels and cosplay at the huge first showing of Penny Arcade down under. Couple that with reviews of The Bureau: X:COM Declassified a...

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NG+ Feature – Planeswalker Plus ’2-Headed Giant’

October 26, 2013

This month on Planeswalker Plus the gang try out the 2-Headed Giant format. That's right, it's two vs two. Will Shane continue his unlikely win streak or will Leigh knock him off the top spot.

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Australian Game Developer Awards winners announced

October 23, 2013

Melbourne developer Firemonkeys’ racing title Real Racing 3 was awarded Game of the Year at last night’s Australian Game Developer Awards. The ceremony was held on the second night of Game Connect Asia Pacific, Australia’s largest ...

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NG+ Feature – Chris Judge Interview

October 22, 2013

Jason interviews Chris Judge, an actor best known for his role in Stargate.

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NG+ Feature – PAXAU Indie (Wander)

October 22, 2013

Don checks out the indie game Wander at PAXAU 2013. Wander is a non-combat, non-competitive, collaborative multiplayer game.

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NG+ Feature – Burnie Burns Interview

October 22, 2013

Liam interviews Rooster Teeth's Burnie Burns.

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NG+ Feature – Anime #12

October 22, 2013

Brad checks out some new Anime.

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NG+ Feature – Dave Gibbons Interview

October 22, 2013

Jason speaks to Watchmen comic artist Dave Gibbons at Supanova Pop Culture Expo.

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NG+ Feature – Don’s Indie Wrap #3

October 22, 2013

Don checks out 'Papers, Please', 'Experiment 12' and 'Save the Date' in the third Indie Wrap.

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NG+ Feature – Force of Will

October 22, 2013

Brad checks out the new card game 'Force of Will' and speaks to it's producer.

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NG+ Feature – PAXAU Coverage (Bioware Interview)

October 22, 2013

Jason speaks to Cameron Lee, a Bioware Producer at PAX AU 2013 about Dragon Age.

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Win Chihayafuru On DVD!

October 22, 2013

Thanks to Siren Visual we have one full set of their recently released series Chihayafuru on DVD to give away to a lucky winner. Hope you know your card games! To be eligible to win the Chihayafuru DVD pack you need to either email [email protected]

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Expo-nential: PAX Australia 2014 Announced

October 21, 2013

After a very successful campaign down under this year, the Penny Arcade Expo will once again make the city of Melbourne its hub for gaming culture celebration from the 31st of October to 2nd of November 2014. In order to accommodate for the overwhelm...

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NG+ Review – Donkey Kong Country Returns 3DS

October 17, 2013

Matt and Shane review Donkey Kong Country Returns 3DS.

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NG+ Review – Army of Two: Devil’s Cartel

October 17, 2013

Jason and Shane review Army of Two: Devil’s Cartel.

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NG+ Review – Starcraft 2 Heart of the Swarm

October 17, 2013

Tim reviews Starcraft 2 – Heart of the Swarm.

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NG+ Review – God of War Ascension

October 17, 2013

Jamie reviews God of War Ascension.

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NG+ Review – Space Dogs +

October 17, 2013

Kirsty reviews Space Dogs + for iDevices.

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NG+ Review – Fuse

October 17, 2013

Jason and Matt review Fuse.

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NG+ Review – Freedom Fall

October 17, 2013

Kirsty reviews Freedom Fall for the iDevices.

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NG+ Review – Ragnarok Odessey

October 17, 2013

Brad reviews Ragnarok Odessey

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NG+ Review – BlockBlaster

October 17, 2013

Kirsty reviews the BlockBlaster game for iphone/ipad.

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NG+ Review – DOTA 2

October 16, 2013

Tim and Shane review DOTA 2 for the PC.

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NG+ Review – Puzzle Retreat

October 16, 2013

Kirsty reviews Puzzle Retreat.

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NG+ Review – Castlevania Mirror of Fate

October 16, 2013

Matt and Oz talk Castlevania Mirror of Fate on the Nintendo 3DS.

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NG+ Review – Sim City

October 16, 2013

Jason and Kirsty check out Sim City.

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NG+ Review – Far Out

October 16, 2013

Kirsty reviews Far Out.

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NG+ Review – Zone of the Enders HD Collection

October 16, 2013

Brad reviews the HD Collection of Zone of the Enders.

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NG+ Review – Boyfriend Maker

October 16, 2013

Kirsty reviews Boyfriend Maker.

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NG+ Review – Dead Space 3

October 16, 2013

Jason reviews the space horror game 'Dead Space 3'.

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NG+ Review – AntiChamber

October 16, 2013

Don reviews the indie game AntiChamber.

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NG+ Review – Grid 2

October 16, 2013

Jason and Shane review the racing sequel 'Grid 2'.

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NG+ Review – NintendoLand

October 16, 2013

Brad checks out NintendoLand for the WiiU.

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NG+ Review – Lep’s World

October 16, 2013

Kirsty reviews Lep's World for iphone and ipad.

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Ubisoft Delay Watch Dogs & The Crew Until 2014

October 16, 2013

With just over a month until the local releases of the Playstation 4 and Xbox One, Ubisoft have today confirmed its two new IP’s hitting next month, The Crew & Watch_Dogs, won’t be making their debuts this year. Both titles are now slated...

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NG+ Feature – Roger Bumpass Interview

October 16, 2013

Jason interviews Roger Bumpass, voice actor on Spongebob Squarepants.

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NG+ Feature – E3 Coverage (Transistor Interview)

October 16, 2013

Don speaks to Darren Korb, Audio Director at Supergiant Games about Transistor.

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NG+ Features – PAXAU Indie (Framed)

October 16, 2013

Don speaks to Joshua Boggs, Designer at Loveshack Entertainment about Framed.

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NG+ Feature – Don’s Indie Wrap #2

October 16, 2013

Don shows us the latest Indie Games.

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NG+ Feature – Tom Taylor Interview

October 16, 2013

Jason chats with comic book writer Tom Taylor about his work including Star Wars and The Deep.

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NG+ Feature – Disney Infinity Interview

October 16, 2013

Kirsty chats to John Day of Avalanch Software about Disney Infinity.

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NG+ Feature – Anime #11

October 16, 2013

Check out the latest anime series with Brad.

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NG+ Feature – BAM 2013

October 16, 2013

Brad checks out all the fighting game action at Battle Arena Melbourne 2013.

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NG+ Feature – Download Wrap #2

October 16, 2013

Jamie fills us in on the world of downloaded titles.

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NG+ Feature – Anime #10

October 16, 2013

Brad checks out some of the latest anime.

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NG+ Feature – E3 Coverage (The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Interview)

October 16, 2013

Tim speaks to John Mamais, Executive Producer on The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.

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NG+ Feature – E3 Coverage (Duels of the Planeswalker 2014)

October 16, 2013

Alice Clarke interviews Adam Dickson, Brand Manager at Wizards of the Coast about Magic: The Gathering Duels of the Planeswalker 2014.

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NG+ Feature – Conquest Convention

October 16, 2013

We take a look back at Conquest, a Melbourne role playing convention.

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NG+ Feature – The Digital Show

October 16, 2013

Kirsty checks out The Digital Show, a technology expo.

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NG+ Feature – Scott Allie Interview

October 12, 2013

Liam interviews Scott Allie, Editor at Dark Horse Comics.

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NG+ Feature – TGS 2013 Event Coverage (Microsoft and Sony)

October 12, 2013

Kirsty, Matt, Jason and Oz check out the Microsoft and Sony booths at TGS 2013.

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NG+ Feature – Dead Rising 3 Interview

October 12, 2013

Jason interviews Mike Jones, a producer at Capcom Vancouver about Dead Rising 3.

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NG+ Feature – TGS 2013 Event Coverage (Sega)

October 12, 2013

Kirsty and Matt check out the Sega booth at TGS 2013.

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NG+ Review – GTA V

October 12, 2013

Jason and Donald review the Rockstar Games title 'GTA V'.

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NG+ Review – Total War: Rome II

October 12, 2013

Tim and Shane review The Creative Assembly PC title 'Total War: Rome II'.

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NG+ Review – Dragon’s Crown

October 12, 2013

Jason and Shane review the controversial PlayStation 3 and Vita title, 'Dragon's Crown'.

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NG+ Review – Killzone Mercenary

October 12, 2013

Jason and Matt review the PlayStation Vita title 'Killzone Mercenary'.

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Square-Enix Announce “Collective” Platform

October 9, 2013

In a bid to take advantage of the growing popularity of crowdfunding services such as Kickstarter, Square-Enix have announced a brand new “curated platform” known as “Collective”. Taking plenty of cues from Steam Greenlight an...

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Tom Clancy Passes Away Aged 66

October 3, 2013

Author Tom Clancy has died. He is reported to have passed away in Baltimore’s Johns Hopkins Hospital — no cause of death has been released. He was 66. Tom Clancy was most renowned for his military thriller novels, including Patriot Games ...

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Tokyo Espionage Action: Metal Gear Solid V Preview

October 2, 2013

Mission complete, New Game Plus managed to infiltrate Konami HQ a day before Tokyo Game Show 2013 with sufficient intel. Well, until I got caught 5 minutes into the operation. Instead of hanging my head in defeat, I was happily escorted by Konami st...

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SuperZeldaSmashWright: Nintendo Direct Recap

October 2, 2013

In stark contrast to recent Nintendo Directs, which focussed on one or two titles, last night’s Nintendo Direct went broad, providing updates on 12 upcoming titles for the Wii U and 3DS. To begin, Nintnedo President Satoru Iwata unveiled a new ...

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Steam Machines Announced

September 26, 2013

In the second of Valve’s announcements this week, Steam Machines are coming. On the same topic as their last announcement, the Steam Machines will be lounge room entertainment systems from “multiple partners” all running SteamOS. Th...

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SteamOS Announced

September 24, 2013

Valve has been teasing 3 announcements about the “Living Room” this week, the first of which being SteamOS, A linux based operating system with Valve’s Steam platform at its core for the big screen. With Valve’s recent push b...

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Hiroshi Yamamuchi Passes Away At 85 Years Old

September 19, 2013

The man most credited with making Nintendo the juggernaut that it is today, Hiroshi Yamamuchi, has passed away today, due to complications with pnuemonia, Nikkei reports. He was 85 years old. Yamamuchi joined Nintendo in 1949, becoming its third pres...

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Sega Acquires Index Corp, Atlus

September 18, 2013

Sega Sammy Holdings, parent company of Sega, announced that it has acquired Index Corporation, the parent company of Persona 4 developer Atlus. Nikkei Japan reported earlier today that the deal was worth ¥14 billion ($A151 million). Index filed for ...

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Blizzard Shutting Down Diablo III Auction House

September 18, 2013

Blizzard has announced that it will be shutting down the Diablo III Auction House service. Both the Gold and the Real Money Auction Houses will close on March 18, 2014. In its stead, Blizzard will be implementing its ‘Loot 2.0′ system in...

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New Game Plus – S02E31

September 16, 2013

This week: We visit a realm reborn in Final Fantasy XIV, rob some banks in Payday 2 and bring glory to Arstotzka in Papers, Please. We also check out Force of Will and Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2. All this and more on Episode 67 of New Game Plus!...

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Family Sharing Coming To Steam

September 12, 2013

Valve has announced a Family Sharing program for Steam. The program, geared at family and close friends, will allow for Steam users to share their game libraries with up to ten other devices. Authorised devices will have access to the sharer’s ...

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SCEJA Pre-TGS 2013 Press Conference

September 9, 2013

Hours before the Sony Computer Entertainement Japan/Asia pre-Tokyo Game Show conference, it was easy to assume that this would be what we’ve come to expect from anything regarding TGS in recent years – a bunch of announcement solely dedic...

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Coalition Backs Down From Mandatory Internet Filter (Updated)

September 5, 2013

[Update] Hours after releasing a policy paper outlining an opt-out internet filter, the Coalition has backed away from the policy. Opposition Communications spokesman Malcolm Turnbull released a statement saying that today’s announcement was in...

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Xbox One Release Date Confirmed For 13 Countries, Pre-Order Incentives Announced

September 5, 2013

Microsoft have put an end to speculation about the release of their Xbox One console, announcing last night a release date of November 22nd in 13 territories: Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, New Zealand, S...

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Mega Charizard Banks: Pokemon Direct Recap

September 4, 2013

Nintendo has used its most recent Nintendo Direct stream, retitled Pokémon Direct for this occasion, to reveal a number of new applications and details for the upcoming Pokémon X & Y games. Pokémon Bank will allow Pokémon X & Y players to effecti...

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NG+ Feature – Planeswalker Plus ‘Draft’

September 4, 2013

This month on Planeswalker Plus we explore the Draft format. Our host Alice Clarke once again enters the fray, this time with some of the production team and James, the owner of Games Lab along for the ride. Check it out!

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Final Fantasy XIV Trial Period Extended

September 3, 2013

Square Enix is providing Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn players a seven-day extension to their current free play time. The recently relaunched MMO has faced a number of server congestion issues since launching last week, with many players (includi...

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New Game Plus – S02E30

September 2, 2013

This week on New Game Plus, cards, kicks and killers! We speak to the BioWare boys, test run Castlevania Lords of Shadow 2 and catch up with the Planeswalker Plus gang during their drafting phase! Matt and Jason touch hitboxes with Dive Kick while Sh...

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NG+ Review – Rush Bros

August 29, 2013

Kart and Shane review the musical platformer Rush Bros from XYLA Entertainment.

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NG+ Feature – iAwards Gala

August 29, 2013

Kirsty checks out the iAwards Gala and speaks to some developers about their award winning apps.

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Dimensional Downgrade: Nintendo 2DS announced [Updated]

August 29, 2013

In recent news, Nintendo has announced the arrival of a new console within their portable family, titled the Nintendo 2DS. Marking the third iteration of Nintendo’s current generation portable consoles, the Nintendo 2DS offers a completely new ...

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Kickstarter Coming To Australia

August 27, 2013

For a crowdfunding service that is locked out to Australians (unless you somehow have access to a US or UK social security number), Kickstarter is amazingly popular down here. Both in terms of the amount of Australians taking part in funding projects...

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New Game Plus – S02E29

August 26, 2013

We go to infinity and beyond this week on New Game Plus! From awards to apps, it's nothing but iNsanity with our iPad comparison and iAwards coverage! Back at PAX, Total War: Rome II gets a workout while Donald goes indie. For reviews, Matt and ...

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NG+ Feature – Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag – PAX Aus Preview

August 26, 2013

Kirsty interviews Ubisoft Senior Producer Hugo at this years PAX Aus about Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag.

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NG+ Feature – The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds – PAX Aus Preview

August 26, 2013

Matt previews The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds at this years PAX Aus.

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NG+ Feature – Flashback – PAX Aus Preview

August 26, 2013

Peter previews Ubisoft's Flashback, coming to PSN and XBLA this summer, at this years PAX Aus.

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NG+ Feature – Dynasty Warriors 8 – E3 Interview

August 26, 2013

We recently interviewed the Producer of Dynasty Warriors 8 – Suzuki from Koei Tecmo Games – at this years E3.

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NG+ Feature – Batman: Arkham Origins – E3 Interview

August 26, 2013

Jason interviews the Creative Director at Warner Bros. Games Montreal – Eric Holmes – at this years E3 about Batman: Arkham Origins.

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NG+ Feature – DOTA 2 – The International 3 Leadup

August 26, 2013

Timmy and Shane provide a lead-up to the biggest e-sports event in the world – The DOTA 2 International 3.

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NG+ Feature – The World’s End Interviews

August 25, 2013

Jason talks to writer and director Edgar Wright about his newest film, The World’s End. Then it’s off to the red carpet to chat with actor Simon Pegg.

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XCOM: Enemy Within Announced

August 21, 2013

Firaxis has announced XCOM: Enemy Within, an expansion to last year’s XCOM: Enemy Unknown, which will be released in Australia on November 14. XCOM: Enemy Within will feature new soldier abilities, weapons, equipment, enemies and the ability to...

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NG+ Feature – iAwards 2013

August 21, 2013

Kirsty recently attended the Victorian iAwards 2013 where she interviewed Sean Sloan from GS1 Australia and John Grant from Gridstone about their award winning apps.

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NG+ Feature – Magic: The Gathering 2014 Interview

August 21, 2013

Alice interviews Senior R&D Director for Wizards of the Coast – Aaron Forsythe – about Magic: The Gathering 2014.

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NG+ Feature – PAXAU Indie (Grow)

August 21, 2013

We recently went to PAX Aus where we were fortunate enough to talk to Indie Developers Studio Grow about their upcoming title Grow.

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NG+ Review – Project X Zone

August 21, 2013

Shane and Brad review the crossover tactical RPG Project X Zone for the Nintendo 3DS.

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NG+ Review – Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams

August 21, 2013

Jason reviews Black Forest Games' new platformer Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams for PC.

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Sony @ Gamescom: PS4 Detailed

August 21, 2013

Hot off the Gamescom conference floor, Sony has announced that their upcoming Playstation 4 console is slated for Australian and New Zealand release on November 29th of this year. The highly anticipated next-gen gaming console from the Japanese giant...

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