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Highlights from the EA showcase – E3 2017

E3 2017 has well and truly kicked off with EA’s press conference earlier this morning. Of course, we were still fast asleep at 5am, but that doesn’t mean we’re not across it all! Here are the highlights from EA’s conference. BioWare announce a new IP The RPG giants revealed a teaser trailer for a new sci-fi/fantasy game called Anthem. The trailer has some serious Game of Th...[Read More]

Earn double XP on Overwatch this weekend

Today Blizzard announced that from the Thursday, June 8 at 5pm PDT (June 9 10am AEST) to June 12 at 11:59 pm PDT (June 13 4:59pm AEST) Overwatch players on all platforms will receive double XP. Good news for those who already group stack for bonus XP as Blizzard stated “it will also stack multiplicatively with existing group and IGR bonuses. The only experience it will not affect is your Fir...[Read More]

Middle-Earth: Shadow of War calls for aid, and October 2017 will answer

Another day, another major video game release delayed. Yes, Middle-Earth: Shadow of War has been delayed from its August release date to October 10, 2017 according to a post by developer Monolith’s community manager Monolith_Andy. The reason for the delay is the usual “we want to make sure we deliver the best possible experience” affair. “Middle-earth: Shadow of War expands...[Read More]

Winston introduces you to the latest Overwatch map

The latest Overwatch map, Horizon Lunar Colony, is now live on the PTR. As described by Blizzard: “Horizon Lunar Colony is an Assault map set in a scientific base on the moon. Built as a first step towards humanity’s renewed exploration of space, the colony’s goal was to examine the effects of prolonged extraterrestrial habitation—on human and ape alike. The scientists’ research proved...[Read More]

Blizzard tease a new Overwatch hero, and it looks like he’s a gorilla

Overwatch fans will be familiar with vague character reveals by now. Sombra was painfully revealed through an augmented reality game (ARG), something which Blizzard learned from with the rather speedy announcement of Orisa. Well, it looks like another hero is on the horizon (high-five to those who get the terrible joke) , and one that could be closely related to Winston. On the Overwatch blog a se...[Read More]

Skin fiends assemble – Overwatch’s first anniversary event is live

I know, I know, it’s hard to grasp that Overwatch is now a year old, but forget all that, because we all know what we truly care about… skins. To celebrate the anniversary Overwatch will be having another timed event with some great new loot, so yay, goodbye every lick of spare time between May 23rd and June 12th. The skins this time round are some of the best we’ve seen in an ev...[Read More]

Red Dead Redemption 2 may be delayed, but here are some tasty screenshots

The news this morning that Red Dead Redemption 2 would be delayed was upsetting for a number of reasons, but let’s be honest, it wasn’t all that surprising.  The western sandbox will now be released in “spring 2018” instead of “fall 2017.” Well, at least the blow has been softened with the release of these zesty screenshots, which show off the amazing textures a...[Read More]

Far Cry 5 teaser confirms Montana setting

Ahead of a worldwide reveal later this week, Ubisoft has released some teaser videos for Far Cry 5 which confirm the game will be set in Montana. Specifically, it will be set in the fictitious “Hope County”, a region that seems a beautiful as it is eerie as balls. Check out the videos below, all of which depict the gorgeous landscapes of Hope County, only to be ruined by the occasional...[Read More]

Overwatch gears up for its first birthday

It’s kind of hard to believe that Overwatch will be turning one on the 24th of May. The online FPS has been a success over the past 12 months, with an every increasing fan base and competitive scene. To celebrate Blizzard have put together a little video that sums up the first year, and it’s hard not to smile when reminiscing at what a year it’s been (except for that Sombra revea...[Read More]

The Witcher looks to be heading to Netflix

According to a press release surfacing on Platige, which is a polish graphics, 3D animation, and special effects firm, there could be a TV series of The Witcher coming to Netflix. The polish fantasy franchise consists of eight novels, three of which are short story collections, by Andrzej Sapkowski, but is perhaps best known by the trilogy of games. The release states that Sapkowski, who is notori...[Read More]

Nintendo Switch dock sets are coming to Australia

Nintendo will be releasing additional Switch docks on the 26th of May with a recommended retail price of $129.95 Originally announced for US markets, the product will make its way down under and allow Switch owners the benefit of easily transitioning between TVs in their house. The sets include the same dock, HDMI cable and AC adapter that came with the console. This isn’t the cheapest acces...[Read More]

Prey speedrun clocks the game in 20 minutes

Speedrunners are crazy, you guys. The act of seeing how quickly one can beat a video game is taken extremely seriously by the speedrunning community. They outline rules for each run, ranging from needing to complete the game 100%, just having to reach the end of the story, or even being limited to certain weapons/items. And then there’s the “anything goes” type of speedrun, where...[Read More]

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