Month: July 2016

Let’s talk about the CS:GO gambling mess

By now most of you are probably aware of the fact that YouTubers Thomas ‘ProSyndicate’ Cassell and Trevor ‘TmarTn‘ Martin were caught out in a gambling fiasco, but if you weren’t… strap yourselves in. The pair made videos showing them using gambling site, CS:GO Lotto, where people can pony up their Counter Strike skins to win pools of other p...[Read More]

Xbox’s Major Nelson to give the keynote speech at PAX Aus 2016

The PAX Aus team today announced that this year’s keynote speaker will be none other than “Major Nelson”, aka Larry Hyrb, the director of programming for Xbox Live. As well as being a very public face of Microsoft’s Xbox division, what with him just this week tweeting that Red Dead Redemption is coming to Xbox One via backwards compatibility, Hyrb’s been involved in s...[Read More]

Pokémon GO from the perspective of someone who hates Pokémon 

All right, all right, I guess I don’t hate Pokémon, it’s just something I never really got into as a kid. I don’t know, the show just didn’t really do it for me and neither did the games, although to be fair I never owned a GameBoy so I didn’t really give them much of a chance outside of playing them at friends’ houses. Still, while I find the little critters li...[Read More]

Red Dead Redemption will be backwards compatible on Xbox One, for reals this time

Red Dead Redemption, the super popular Rockstar game that the “won’t someone think of the children” scaremongers don’t seem to know about, is coming to Xbox One via backwards compatibility this weekend. If you’re having a weird sense of deja vu, that’s because Red Dead Redemption has appeared on the Xbox Marketplace as a backwards compatible title before, but in...[Read More]

Xbox Play Anywhere will apply to all future Microsoft published games

Microsoft have today announced that all future games published by them will be playable across both Xbox One and PC under the Xbox Play Anywhere program. In a blog post regarding the first anniversary update to Windows 10, Microsoft said “every new title published from Microsoft Studios will support Xbox Play Anywhere and will be easily accessible in the Windows Store.” Announced at E3...[Read More]

Registration for first Australian Rainbow Six: Siege ESL tournament is now open

The very first Australian Rainbow Six: Siege Electronic Sports League tournament begins on July 17, with registration now open for players on PC and Xbox One. Ubisoft announced today the online tournaments will consist of four rounds/cups, with a prize pool of $1000 for the winning teams of the final cup on each platform. So if you’re one of those people who successfully conquered Siege̵...[Read More]

DOOM becomes even more old-school with centre-framed gun pose

Post the release of Overwatch and its subsequent domination of the gaming space, you might be forgiven for forgetting about DOOM. And that would be a shame, because despite a fun yet shallow multiplayer mode, the single player campaign was fantastic. You can read all about it in our review that is still deemed “too abusive” for Facebook, because those clowns wouldn’t know how to ...[Read More]

Want the remastered Bioshock Collection on PC? It’s really cheap on Steam

After several “leaks”, 2K Games unveiled Bioshock: The Collection, a remastered edition of the Bioshock trilogy for Playstation 4, Xbox One and PC. Containing the original Bioshock, Bioshock 2 and Bioshock Infinite, The Collection updates their visuals to support 1080p/60fps and includes all the single player DLC released for them. Slight caveat, Bioshock Infinite won’t be receiv...[Read More]

Overwatch competitive mode is here, but it’s flawed for solo players

PC players have been treated to a new mode in Overwatch this week, a mode that introduces them to ranked competitive play. To start a competitive season players must complete ten placement matches that allocates them a number between 1-100 based on how well they do. Fear not if you receive a relatively low number, as this seems to be one of the issues the mode has at the moment, and an issue that ...[Read More]

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