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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.

October 31, 2019

Yakuza 0 - Review

Yakuza 0 is currently $8.49 on Steam, and it's a rad price for one of the best games of the decade. Let our review help you if you're still on the fence!

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 outside of Victoria (and Australia) do, but for me, it’s always been more of a social thing. I’ve always viewed the draw of PAX as because it’s so big of a event in uniting all sorts of people interested in the medium, it’s the Super Smash Bros Ultimate of events: everyone is here. People covering games, people making games (both tabletop and ...

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 projects, most of which League of Legends related, to entice new audiences to the world of Runeterra in 2020. While a bunch ofthe announcements are so early they’re referred to in codename (such as Project A, a character-based tactical shooter) or can be explained in a sentence (Teamfight Tactics is coming to mobile in 2020), Riot gave some details...

September 19, 2019

News Game Plus Podcast #20

Our latest podcast is ready. Megan joins Dermie to discuss all the latest gaming news - E3 changes, Apple Arcade, New developer studios opening in Melbourne, PC game launchers, Madfest, Tokyo Game Show and more. [Click here] Catch up on all our podcasts at... 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

September 12, 2019

News Game Plus Podcast #19

Out latest podcast is ready. This week Dermie is joined by Daniel Chlebowczyk to talk about the news that kicked off September 2019. Dan is from CouchWarriors and Battle Arena Melbourne, and is a board member of the Esports Gaming Association of Australia. [Click here] You can catch up on all our podcasts at: 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

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 announced. Overwatch Coming To Switch Perennial salt simulator Overwatch, after many a leak, is coming to the Nintendo Switch on October 15th. If you’ve ever wanted to play Overwatch on the go, your dreams have finally come true. ARE YOU OKAY? Terry Bogard comes to Super Smash Bros Ultimate The next challenger has been described in the past as a F...

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 impending release of Disney+, and will end 2019 with more than half of the 10 highest grossing movies in the world. Yet despite this dominance, one area they’ve never really been dominant in is games. It’s something I’ve been thinking about since the announcement of a compilation of Disney’s Aladdin & The Lion King games hittin...

August 18, 2019

New Game Plus Podcast #15

Stuck with family this weekend? Catch up on our podcasts at [Click here] Also at: 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

August 16, 2019

Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana - REVIEW

If you're looking for a great game this weekend, we recommend Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana. Not just because it's a fantastic action game, but it's also currently free on Steam for the weekend!

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...

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 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 years of ports and major updates, developer/publisher Midboss will be returning to the Read Only Memories universe with a sequel: Read Only Memories: Neurodiver, set to release in 2020. The game sees you play as a telepath known as ES88 as you track down a rogue psychic known as the Golden Butterfly, who is wreaking havoc in the minds of the citize...

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 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 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...

May 17, 2019

Australian fighting game championships BAM11 launches today, breaks ground for ANZ esports with over 1,000 competitors pre-registered Australia’s largest open esports event, breaks a major attendance milestone and offers $50,000+ Prize Pool at its 11th Annual event.  Full gaming festival schedule announced.   Melbourne, Friday May 17, 2019 – CouchWarriors announced today that Australia’s national championship for fighting games, part of global esports circuits, has confirmed over 1,000 players are already preregistered to compete, a 15% increase year on year. BAM11 is on tr...

May 17, 2019

Announcing AMD as Major sponsor of CouchWarriors BAM11! AMD and CouchWarriors have formed a partnership starting with the PC LAN area at BAM11, supported by MWAVE supplying the AMD PC’s and Prizes. The first of an ongoing partnership with AMD PCs for live streaming & gaming at  CouchWarriors events. Lets talk about the PC LAN. You can join any of these tournaments on a Spectator Pass and there are prizes thanks to MWAVE! Play ApexLegends, Quake Champions, Brawlhalla & more with tournament support from our partners at ITZGamingEvents. How to Join Spectators can join! Prebook on PC Pass ...

May 16, 2019

This year’s BAM11 is bigger than ever and there is even more to do! If you only enter the event with a Spectator pass! It’s only $20 for the whole weekend available online or at the door. While only those with a Competitor Passes can play in our hosted tournaments and casual areas, we still have you covered for the full three days. ?? – See our incredible tournaments first hand as our competitors go head to head in the pools and on the stage. ?- Visit the amazing talent visiting the Artist Alley. ? – Play some of the amazing games in the Indiecade. ? – Wat...

July 18, 2018

The Esports Games Association Australia (EGAA) announces the establishment of a dedicated Panel serving the esports scene and its stakeholders in New Zealand, led by Board Member and trusted esports leader, Jason Spiller. Jason has assembled an excellent leadership group on the panel made up of New Zealand esports’ finest: Conrad Ware, leader of Ping Zero, New Zealand’s longest running LAN community Tom Featonby, leader of the Waikato United Gaming Society (WUGS), and the Godfather of Waikato gaming Leni Ayoub, the voice of the PC community and long-serving esports supporter Davi...

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