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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.

May 22, 2020

News Game Plus #48

This week's News Game Plus podcast is now ready. Demie and Jason deep dive into this week's gaming news: - Why the difference between Xbox Game Pass subscriber numbers and PSN subscriber numbers means Sony is in serious trouble - Dermie explains the real reason Ubisoft is suing Apple and Google over a game that Alibaba copied - Epic Game Store did something good no really - Get ready for the Halo Infinite Box Series X - Tencent continues its buying spree - Jason reveals what kind of animal is our federal treasurer - Start a podcast and make ABC celebrities cry [Click here]

May 16, 2020

News Game Plus #47

Deep dive into this week's big gaming news with the latest News Game Plus podcast: - Why do Dermie and Jason think Sony is back in top form? - Microsoft and Sony are playing chicken with their next console pricing - Playstation store suspended in China - Civ 6 is showing how DLC can be done properly - Naughty Dog hates dogs - Cyberpunk will allow you to customise your genitals what even does that mean? - What is Nintendo quietly doing that everybody had a big bar fight over? - All the latest new, games, plus more! [Click here]

May 15, 2020

NGP - Grand Theft Auto V (Xbox One/PS3)

Grand Theft Auto V is currently free to download on PC. Why not revisit our review of the Xbox One/PS4 re-release.

April 28, 2020

PlayStation

Sony have announced that The Last of Us Part II has a new release date: June 19! Ghosts of Tsushima, previously scheduled to release in June, will now release on July 17.

April 22, 2020

You've played the remake, how about going back further in time? We head back to the Playstation era as we run through more Final Fantasy VII tonight from 6PM AEST on twitch.tv/newgameplustv

April 17, 2020

News Game Plus Podcast Episode #44

Crinji joins Jason to cover this week's gaming news... - To help you stay at home, Sony is giving away Uncharted - V10 of Switch firmware lets you customise controller layout - Switch shipments in Japan have been suspended - Some of the best old Mario games are coming to Switch - The ESRB will now specify if a game has in-game purchases - Where is VR at now? - Where is Google Stadia at now? - Sonic is now available to purchase on-line - Steam Game Festival - Murasaki Gemu, our dedicated brand for Japan news and culture, has launched [Click here]

April 8, 2020

Introducing DualSense, the New Wireless Game Controller for PlayStation 5

Say hello to DualSense, the controller for the Playstation 5! What do you think of its look & features?

April 1, 2020

X-Ray(tracing) Specs | Quiz Time Event - 4th Edition

In these uncertain times, at least we can fall back on the Xbox Series X vs PlayStation 5 spec wars, video game sports and Minecraft Journalism; all on the latest edition of Quiz Time Event, our gaming news quiz show.

March 29, 2020

NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139.../ニーア レプリカント ver.1.22474487139...: ティザートレーラー

After 10 long years, Nier Replicant/Gestalt is getting a remaster for PS4/PC/Xbox One!

March 19, 2020

News Game Plus Podcast #41

Our latest News Game Plus podcast is now ready: - Self isolating has finally become mainstream - Xbox Series X backward compatibility is getting even better - Call of Duty Warzone battle royale - Should games (and movies/streaming/TV) start paying attention to the worlds they build instead of the characters in them? - Dermie has a hot rumour about Sony buying some MASSIVE IPs that will completely change the console wars if true - Lego Mario is confusing - and MORE! [Click here]

March 4, 2020

Today marks the 20th Anniversary of the Playstation 2, which is still the highest selling console of all time with over 155 Million Units sold. What's your favourite PS2 game or memory?

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, here’s our list of the Top 5 Games of 2019, and some great last-minute Christmas gifts or Boxing Day ideas! 5. TETRIS 99 Available on Nintendo Switch (Requires Nintendo Switch Online) Tetris 99 was a game that came out of nowhere. It was announced and released shortly after a bumper Nintendo Direct back in February (which announced another of...

December 17, 2019

The second edition of CouchWarriors Crossup, our end-of-year Mini-Major, was held December 14th at Bayview on the Park in Melbourne. Here’s a summary of the results in every game and how the top...

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 at its unusual design. Microsoft is still touting this as the most powerful console they’ve ever built, and even gave a quick look at its controller. It looks similar enough to the Xbox One controller, but with the much-needed and welcomed addition of a Share button. No further details about the console were revealed, except that it’ll...

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 announcement was announced via Wired (which also had the initial details of Sony’s next-gen efforts), Sony’s Playstation Blog also shares a few additional details, mostly regarding the still unnamed controller, which may or may not be called the DualShock 5. The first detail is that rumble is gone from the controller, which will be replaced...

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 with the announcement of Yakuza 7: The Whereabouts of Light & Darkness, formerly known as Shin Yakuza. The game, releasing in 2020 on PS4 (first in Japan in January, later in the West) stars Ichiban Kasuga, and won’t be taking place in Kamuorocho, the virtual recreation of Tokyo’s Kabukicho district. Instead, it’ll be set in a ficti...

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 of Castlevania tunes. Square-Enix properly joined up around E3 time with a glut of Final Fantasy soundtracks, so it’s great to see the next publisher joining the streaming music revolution is Bandai Namco! Earlier today, eagle-eyed Spotify users noticed official pages for the company, with several Tekken soundtracks avaialble for streaming. We...

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 in last years iteration, 2K has announced WWE 2K20, releasing on October 22nd on PS4, Xbox One & PC. The publisher also confirmed the franchise will continue to explore new directions and push further in some other areas, whilst also delivering on some much-requested features and content. The brunt of the single-player content will focus around i...

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 indication whether this will bolster local infrastucture or the greater Playstation line of products. What’s helped to attract Sony to South Australia has been the Economic and Business Growth fund created by Premier Steven Marshall’s Liberal Government, which will be providing $480,000 AUD to Sony to establish the office. “South Australia is ...

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, Virtua Cop and Sega Rally were swallowing money at Timezone like a bank during the Global Financial Crisis. Every time my lunch break ended I’d stare back into the arcade and wish there was a way to play those awesome games at home. And then there was. The Sega Saturn. It was big and black and beautiful. Virtua Fighter 2 with fighting sticks, V...

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 production work will be Hivemind Productions, whose work you may have seen in Amazon’s The Expanse and the upcoming Netflix adaptation of The Witcher. While no specific plot for the TV show has been announced, the show will be set in the world of Eorzea, which blends traditional fantasy and magic, with an undercurrent of technology, and its charac...

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 – it’ll be a 3v3 Arena Fighter developed by Spike Chunsoft, who have plenty of experience with the genre. It’ll be released sometime in the near future on the PS4, Xbox One & PC, and we got a quick glimpse at some of the roster: Saitama Genos Fubuki (best girl) Sonic Mumen Rider With the One Punch Man anime & manga featuring a bre...

June 11, 2019

Another huge weekend has marked the 11th annual Battle Arena Melbourne! BAM11 saw Australia’s biggest fighting game event step into its second decade, and third year at the Melbourne Convention ...

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: On a raised platform over at East of the stage stood its Japanese studio staff, whilst on the West was a producer from the American office. It was slightly uncomfortable, which is apt given the publisher’s handling of these two halves. Everyone looked to this live show for more details on Final Fantasy VII Remake, and Square Enix delivered. The g...

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. Microsoft should have luxuriated in the glory and the free space; instead it had 90 minutes to reveal a console and cover 60 games. Let’s cut straight to the biggest announcement: Project Scarlet, the next Xbox console. It will feature a custom CPU based on AMD’s Zen 2 and Radeon RDNA architecture, and will use GDDR6 RAM; this will translate into ...

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 after eight years and taking Destiny with them. We haven’t heard much of what Bungie plans to do with Destiny as an independent publisher/developer since then, but after a detailed livestream today, the company has revealed some massive changes to the way Destiny 2 operates. And that’s on top of also announcing a brand new expansion pack...

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 this being driven by the return of American Puritanism or is something else going on? It might not be as simple as a culture war or a California-driven plot to change gaming. Some of the biggest recent controversies in gaming and the internet may be all about China. Business Is A Numbers Game And These Numbers Are Astronomical Businesses exist to ma...

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 –...

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