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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.

January 6, 2021

New Game Plus Viewer GOTY 2020

We've celebrated our favourite games of 2020, how about you? Come vote for your fave game of 2020, we're giving away merch packs and Steam credit!

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 film out of our studio space at RMIT due to the pandemic. However, thanks to the ingenuity of our team, we were able to quickly and easily adapt the show to work recording from our homes. Up until we’d filmed our Game of the Year episode, we hadn’t filmed a television show in the same space together in over 9 months.  Even amongst the un...

December 24, 2020

Hades, one of our favourite games of 2020, is currently on sale across PC and Switch! If you need convincing, check out our review! [Click here]

November 10, 2020

YAKUZA LIKE A DRAGON | SPOILER-FREE REVIEW

If you're looking for a cool game to play on your shiny new console (or just a cool game for your PS4 or PC), we can heartily recommend Yakuza: Like a Dragon, which releases today! [Click here]

November 8, 2020

If you're looking to remember the good times with the Mass Effect Trilogy, or wanting to play them for the first time, EA & Bioware have announced the Mass Effect Legendary Edition. All three games are getting updated and overhauled, releasing sometime next year for PC, PS4 & Xbox One.

September 21, 2020

The first fortnight of September has kicked off the endgame for CouchWarriors League 2020, with the national FGC organiser announcing that the remaining events on its tournament calendar would award double the normal ranking points to top 8 finishers!  This change goes some way to addressing the unexpectedly low number of points available this season after COVID forced a switch to monthly online events. Now you can imagine a chance for almost anyone to make a late run at top 16 – the cutoff point for invitation to the $2000 season finale event! The new points bonus looks to be most im...

August 30, 2020

Last Saturday’s CouchWarriors League event drew 110 entrants for Smash Ultimate – the first turnout of that size since May. Despite the packed field, this month turned out to be just another chapter in the fast-solidifying dominance of two players who have owned these online ranbats – as they finally begin to see that consistency pay off on the leaderboard.   Congrats @SebPro101 for a huge climb, reset bracket & takes final over @Dura_SSB. Seb wins $50 Steam voucher on us + full league points. Thanks all for playing #CWLeague! Ladder: https://t.co/hZfHncle57 Next month rego soon @ ...

August 18, 2020

Out of the four major games covered as part of the CouchWarriors League, Tekken 7 continues to be the most unpredictable and hotly contested. Months of national competition in these online events has failed to show a single dominant champion. Instead, a host of talented and dedicated players are constantly one-upping each other as they struggle to reel in the points totals amassed by ranbat winners in the first months of the year. Six grinders in particular have been consistently scooping top points; Lucky Chloe main Chris “Stuckles” Stuckey, Queensland champion “Harlem”, commu...

July 31, 2020

Another awesome month of online competition brings new developments to the CWL leaderboards! The weekly CouchWarriors League Online events each focus on one of the major games supported by the League, with the placegetters receiving League points as part of our ongoing tournament season. Our monthly winners also received Steam vouchers from CouchWarriors. A handy reference for our online tournament schedule during the pandemic period is on Twitter. You can always check the current standings for each game and player in CouchWarriors League here.   Street Fighter V ORDER|Travis Styles DS|...

July 4, 2020

Well despite the best efforts of 2020 we’ve made it all the way through June, and thu to the halfway mark of the inaugural CouchWarriors League season! Look out for a formal midseason recap to b...

June 5, 2020

Another month of weekly online tournaments is in the books, and while we’re all pining for a regular ranbat sometime soon, this way of continuing the CouchWarriors League has proven to be a succ...

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. While it is an action adventure game at heart, it primarily embraces many elements of the increasingly popular Masocore genre. For fans of games like Ninja Gaiden, Onimusha and the universally lauded Dark Souls, you’ll be expecting steep difficulty curves and light RPG-style stat management to complement the reflex and pattern-intensive flow of ...

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 coming to mobile devices and is currently taking pre-registration. Pre-registering will not only get your account ready, but will help contribute to a number of incentives to get you ready when the game launches, such as additional currencies, cosmetics, karts and more. The game is set to feature a huge amount of content for a mobile racing game, i...

March 10, 2020

We are pleased to announce a new partnership with Cospendium Cosplay and Games Convention! Cospendium is a brand new event on the pop culture calendar, which is developing a new approach to convetions...

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 Warcraft III: Reforged. This new version of Warcraft III aims to be what the Starcraft Remastered project was for Starcraft – updating the game with more integration with modern Battle.Net, some quality of life fixes and improved visuals. Unlike Starcraft Remastered, Blizzard attempted to be more ambitious, with newer cutscenes and some gamepla...

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 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. Nowadays, with those games on console and D&D more popular than ever, Dark Alliance is coming back in 2020 with a familiar setting, famous characters and an all-new name –  Dungeons & Dragons: Dark Alliance. Announced at The Game Awards, D&D: Dark Alliance is described by its developer, Tuque Games, as a spiritual successor to the Baldur&...

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 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 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...

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