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The Playstation is the console of choice for Naughty Dog games, weebs, and anybody who enjoys High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection screwing up their Twitch streams. Sony is famous for dodgy ads, trolling its competition and wild claims during their press conferences. We miss the days of Emotion Engine, Cell Processor, and funny gags from Sony like that PS2 games will look like Toy Story rendered in real time. The Playstation 4 started out as the best console to experience Playstation 3 remasters on, but now has developed a pretty good library of exclusive games of its own.

July 25, 2018

Arcade basketball game NBA Playgrounds is coming back for 2018, and it's partnering with the biggest basketball game in the world. NBA 2K Playgrounds 2 releases later this year for PS4, Xbox One, PC and Nintendo Switch.

July 25, 2018

Five years ago today, Vanillaware's striking RPG brawler Dragon's Crown was first released! Bringing together the best ideas of Capcom's old Dungeons & Dragons brawlers (who shared some staff with later Vanillaware members) with a more contemporary feel, it's become something a cult classic. It saw a re-release earlier this year on the Playstation 4, which brings the already stunning art up to 4K resolution. You can catch our review of that here: [Click here]

July 20, 2018

Marvel's Spider-Man is getting a special PS4 console, available as both a Regular PS4 and a PS4 Pro. Both consoles have 1TB of space, and will set you back either $549.95 (Regular) or $659.95 (Pro).

June 21, 2018

Yakuza 0 - Review

Yakuza 0 is currently $18 on the Playstation Network! It's a steal for a game we rated as one of 2017's best. Here's our review if you still need convincing!

June 20, 2018

Dragon's Crown Pro - REVIEW!

Dragon's Crown Pro brings Vanillaware's 2013 brawler to the PS4, and both Shane and Matt are giddy at the sight of 4K Vanillware art.

June 15, 2018

We have reached the end of another Electronic Entertainment Expo. Relive the highs and lows of this year's E3 publisher presentations with our recaps. EA: [Click here] Xbox: [Click here] Bethesda: [Click here] Ubisoft: [Click here] Playstation: [Click here] Nintendo: [Click here]

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 news on Pokémon, Animal Crossing, and more. With caffeine and sugar in my system, my body was ready. Like previous years, this year’s presentation followed the Nintendo Direct format,. The show began starting on a less colourful note with Demon X Machina, a mecha game for the Switch. Following this was Xenoblade 2 Story DLC ‘Torna –...

June 13, 2018

On tonight's brand new episode of New Game Plus: - Matt & Jordan take a trip to Detroit, and determine how robotic it might be! - Donald ponders the relevance of E3 in this day and age. - Megan, Jack and Gerard attempted to predict the entirety of Sony and Microsoft's E3 press conferences. Did they succeed? Tune in from 9:30pm on C31 Melbourne and Geelong, and stay tuned from 10PM for an all new episode of NGP RPG!

June 13, 2018

A PSA for Fortnite players trying out the newly released Switch version: You will not be able to log in using an Epic Account created on the Playstation 4. You can create a new account, but this will mean starting without your progress or cosmetics. The Switch version otherwise supports cross-play between Xbox, PC, Mac and mobile.

June 12, 2018

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

Sony invited everyone into its tent and gave in-depth looks at The Last of Us Part II, Death Stranding and Ghost of Tsushima.

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 wandering around the campus by himself, slumped shoulders still adorned by that very same top — this was in 2009. Sony’s E3 Showcase this year reminded me of that guy still clinging to the glory of past years. This was most evident during the special presentation for The Last of Us Part II. This was Sony at its most self-indulgent. It gathered gu...

June 11, 2018

PREDICTING SONY'S E3 2018 PRESS CONFERENCE - SERIOUS BUSINESS

Sony is the king of E3, so Gerard, Megan and Jack attempt to predict what they'll have up their sleeve this year.

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 Marketing Pete Hines. Though if this year’s E3 press conference is any indication, 2018 and beyond are going to be very big and important years for the publisher. The show kicked off quite literally with a bang as inspirational speaker Andrew W.K. and his band introduced us to to the recently unveiled Rage 2, as well as endless shots of aud...

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 in one regard: New games. In order to furnish its seemingly lacking game library, Microsoft is looking outward, including to places we wouldn’t normally expect. The common criticism was that Microsoft isn’t producing first party games to the same extent that Sony is. To address this, Xbox lead Phil Spencer dedicated three or so minutes to a...

May 23, 2018

YAKUZA - WHICH GAME IS RIGHT FOR YOU?

If you’ve recently gotten a taste for the Yakuza series and want to dive into the earlier titles, we’ve got good news: The PS3 Yakuza titles are being remastered for the PS4 with 1080p graphics running at 60 fps. Yakuza 3 is releasing in Japan in August, with 4 and 5 to come soon afterwards; no news yet on a localised release. Until then, we produced a handy guide on which Yakuza game is right for you: [Click here]

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 was a 40 minute trailer supercut in essence that put Bethesda’s upcoming projects front and centre, highlighting how bizarre and unique (for better or worse) these games and initiatives have the potential to be. Fortunately, what lacked was a great deal of cringe, and unfortunately, this is likely what was being referred to as “unlike an...

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 last year with Death Stranding, although we could all tell that the well was running dry. This year, it was obvious that Sony is starting to scrape the bottom. This was apparent with Days Gone, the open-world zombie game announced at last year’s E3. Back then it was humdrum at best and this year’s demo proved no better, highlighting its QTE com...

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 the platform partnerships seem to be going Sony’s way, you’d think that this would be the Scorpio Power Hour. Yes, we got some of that and more mentions of 4K than pixels in a 4K monitor, but this year’s Xbox Briefing somehow had even more game announcements. Starting with the showstopper, the Xbox One X (formerly Project Scorpio) is the pre...

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 hybrid home/handheld nature of the Switch — and Friday’s full reveal was no different. Let’s get straight into the important details. The Switch will launch worldwide on 3rd March 2017 and will cost $US299 (as at writing, EB Games has the console listed for $AU469). The Switch will feature a capacitive touchscreen (more akin to a smartphone...