Steam is where you go to buy cheap games you will probably never play, on your custom built PC that cost more than an apartment. The average PC gamer has over 400 games in their Steam library that they have never played. That is a shocking stat that we just made up but it sounds about right. Almost as much fun as actually playing games on PC is going online and saying frame rates don't matter or that you can't see any real difference between 720p and 1080p.

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 release and won’t require the Dota client. For those unfamiliar with the concept, Auto Chess sees eight players battling it out to take control of the map by assembling and building up a crew in a slate of auto battles. You won’t have to wait long to give this a shot, as anyone who owns a current Dota 2 Battle Pass will be able to start try...

June 13, 2019

Epic Games Store | On The Level: NG+ Gaming News

On the latest edition of On The Level, Donald dives into the Epic Games Store and the PC launcher war it has sparked. Watch it now...before it becomes another Epic Games Store exclusive.

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 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 Ubisoft for having a worthwhile E3 conference. And while there were some highlights this year, Ubisoft delivered something without much spark or warmth, something that was sorely missing compared to last year’s show. Part of the problem was starting with the showstopper. After being leaked last week, Ubisoft revealed Watch Dogs Legion. Set in a post...

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...

June 6, 2019

Gaming News 6 June 2019

Our latest News Game Plus podcast is now ready. Dermie and Jason discuss the big gaming news from week one of June 2019: - Minecraft Story Mode is being removed from on-line stores. What does that warn us about digital ownership? - What do we want to see in a Watch Dogs set in security camera infested London? - Xbox Game Pass is coming to PC. What does that mean for Steam and Epic? - The Sega Megadrive Mini games line-up has been announced You can also listen to all our podcasts on Spotify, iTunes, TuneIn and more... Pocket Casts - pca.st/CRP6 Apple Podcasts - apple.co/2EvKgjn Overcast - bit.ly/2WkDc35 TuneIn - tun.in/pjrJr Spotify - spoti.fi/2Wq3iSg RSS - newgameplus.tv/feed https:...

June 4, 2019

The next Watch Dogs has been rumoured to be set in London for the longest time, but an Amazon UK listing (now removed) may have revealed a bit more ahead of time! Titled Watch Dogs Legion, the game sees you playing in a post-Brexit London where you’ll be able to control any NPC in the game, who have their own individual set of animations, character traits and voice over. How this is handled will be fascinating. How far will the control go? Can you complete the game as an NPC (which makes them not an NPC any more)? Will you have to “jump” from NPC to NPC to complete tasks as ...

June 4, 2019

The next Watch Dogs has been rumoured to be set in London for the longest time, but an Amazon UK listing may have revealed a bit more ahead of time! Titled Watch Dogs Legion, the game sees you playing in a post-Brexit London where you'll be able to control any NPC in the game, who have their own individual set of animations, character traits and voice over. Would you play a new Watch Dogs game like this? [Click here]

May 31, 2019

Xbox Game Pass is coming to PC

Xbox Game Pass is coming to PC. We have some questions. Will Game Pass require a new launcher? Will it be integrated into Steam and/or Epic? How will Epic’s exclusive deals impact the service? We’ll be keeping a close eye on this one. [Click here]

May 31, 2019

With E3 on the horizon, Microsoft has come out ahead of the show with a big announcement – Xbox Game Pass is coming to PC! Game Pass on Xbox gives you a library of over 100 games that you can play at any time, as often as you want, for a monthly fee. Games are downloaded to your Xbox instead of being streamed so it works well on our dodgy brothers Australian internet. We expect the PC version will work the same. No titles or dates have been announced, but we are very excited to see partners like Deep Silver, Devolver, Bethesda, Sega and Paradox are on board. There are currently 75 game...

May 31, 2019

With E3 on the horizon, Microsoft has come out ahead of the show with a big announcement - Xbox Game Pass is coming to PC! No titles or dates were announced, but more is expected to be revealed during their E3 press conference, dated for 10 June at 6AM AEST.

April 30, 2019


Steam is currently running a Golden Week sale, with a heap of fantastic Japanese games for great prices. Because there's just so much out sale, here's but a few recommendations: - Resident Evil 2, one of 2019's best games. - Virtually anything by developer Falcom (particularly anything with the words "Ys" or "The Legend of Heroes" in the title). - Spike Chunsoft have a few titles going for great prices (Fire Pro Wrestling World, the Danganronpa trilogy, 428: Shibuya Scramble) & the Zero Escape series). - Nier Automata, our runner up for 2017's game of the year!

April 18, 2019

Ubisoft is lending its support to the restoration and reconstruction of Notre-Dame, which was heavily damaged due to a fire on Monday. The company will be donating €500,000 (AU$787k) to the restoration effort, and it has also made Assassin's Creed Unity, where Notre-Dame is prominently featured, free on PC for one week. You can grab it from here: [Click here]

April 17, 2019

Devolver Digital, the publisher of the upcoming 2D action platformer Katana Zero, has confirmed that the game is currently “Classification Refused” in Australia and New Zealand. Devolver said that it originally submitted the game through the International Age Rating Coalition, which provides a tool to automatically generate a rating. It will now submit Katana Zero directly to the Australian Classification Board. Katana Zero was originally scheduled to be released on 18 April for PC and Switch.

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. Gone were the Influencers and Game Changers, the phrase “Creative Cave” was uttered precisely zero times and EA CEO Andrew Wilson was limited to two appearances, one of which was to effectively apologise for the company’s actions. This year, EA delved extensively into sci-fi, shooters and sports and, with a couple of exceptions, provided a co...

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 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 out swinging, and boy did they give it a red hot go, starting off by bringing out Nintendo’s Shigeru Miyamoto and Bill Trinen to announce Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle. The unlikely crossover titles teams Mario with the Rabbids characters as you battle to restore the Mushroom Kingdom after universal upheaval sees Peach, Luigi and co put in d...