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See a man in a Crash suit try to be a fair dinkum, true blue Aussie bloke

So, the Crash Bandicoot: N.Sane Trilogy is out now. Some people, like yours truly, are having a blast with it. Others, like my co-editor Charlie, are struggling to love it thanks to its dated feel. I don’t know why people playing a remaster of a 20-year-old game that prides itself on maintaining the original’s feel expected it to play like anything other than a 20-year-old game, but I ...[Read More]

Blizzard’s US$450 D.Va statue plays to win

If you have US$450 (AU$585) burning a hole in your pocket, you can order this epic hand painted D.Va statue from Blizzard’s store. The 19″/48.26 cm high – 13.5″/34.29 cm wide behemoth joins Reaper, Tracer and Widowmaker who already have high end replicas available.   Should you go ahead and order – first of all, congratulations – the statues won’t shi...[Read More]

Nintendo announce the Classic Mini SNES

Updated to include online pre-orders from JB Hi-Fi. Nintendo will be launching a Nintendo Classic Mini: Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) on September 30. The downsized version of the 1992 console will sell for a suggested retail price of AU$119.95. Those keen to avoid the short supply of the original Mini NES can pre-order online from JB Hi-Fi and EB Games today.  The console will come p...[Read More]

Modern Warfare Remastered is getting a super expensive standalone release tomorrow

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered is officially getting a standalone release following an a recent announcement from Activision. In a decision that is sure to bring some relief to the small group of people who held out on purchasing the Legacy or Legacy Pro editions of last year’s Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, the rerelease of Modern Warfare will arrive on PS4 both digitally and in r...[Read More]

Overwatch loot boxes are about to get less terrible

Look, I love Overwatch. I mean, it was my 2016 Game of the Year, which for a story-less, multiplayer only game is one heck of an achievement. What can I say, I had a great year hooking pesky Tracers and raining justice from elevated positions. But despite Overwatch’s many great elements, its gambling-esque, majorly stacked against you loot box system is the worst. In order to unlock the cosm...[Read More]

Why The Last Night is raising a storm of controversy

There was a period after the Xbox E3 conference where I thought The Last Night developed by Odd Tales looked like one of the cooler indie reveals. Its Blade Runner aesthetics and neon gloom are right up my alley. However, that interest turned to morbid curiosity when it surfaced one of the co-creators, Tim Soret, appears to be a Gamergate supporter. For those not in the loop on Gamergate, it basic...[Read More]

Highlights from the Nintendo showcase – E3 2017

At 2am AEST time Nintendo ran an E3 spotlight video for upcoming games on the Nintendo Switch, and in my opinion they well and truly dominated other companies offerings this year. The Switch is already sitting pretty in my books, but it looks like the system just got that much better with a lot of great sounding titles on the horizon. Let’s take a look at them! Yoshi is getting a title Made ...[Read More]

Devolver Digital won E3

E3 2017 has been a mixed bag so far, with a lot of run of the mill announcements and few surprises. But there have been some nuggets of gold in there, and Devolver Digital’s conference was the highlight of the damn week. Using absurd comedy and a tongue in cheek look at gaming media, it’s a solid 15 minutes of viewing and well worth your time. Oh, heads up. Totally NSFW. This is why De...[Read More]

Highlights from the Ubisoft showcase – E3 2017

So Ubisoft’s conference took place at 5am in Australia when we were well and truly snoozing. But without further delay, here’s the highlights from their showcase, with a couple of big surprises in there. Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle actually looks… good? As a general concept, this game seems like a massive garbage fire. But it’s hard to stay mad at something when Shigeru ...[Read More]

Highlights from the PlayStation showcase – E3 2017

Well, that was a lot like last year, but there are a few tasty morsels from PlayStation’s conference that we can share with you. Sadly they mostly have vague 2018 tentative releases, so dfon’t get too hyped. Let’s get started! Shadow of the Colossus is getting a remake We’ll start this list off with perhaps the strongest announce, Shadow of the Colossus is getting a PS4 rem...[Read More]

Fallout 4 VR will cost over $100 on Steam in Australia

Coming off the back of Bethesda’s E3 showcase we were feeling pretty good, some cool videos were shown, such as DOOM and Fallout 4 ‘s VR versions. However, the excitement dissipated pretty quickly when we noticed the price tag for Fallout 4 VR on Steam, which is a whopping US$79.95 (AU$106.12). What’s more, there doesn’t seem to be a discount for people who own the base gam...[Read More]

Highlights from the Xbox showcase – E3 2017

So E3 2017 is in full swing, with the Xbox showcase taking place this morning. There were hardware announcements, gameplay reveals and given Xbox were keen to say they had 42 games to present, plenty of titles just dropped with no real information. Yay! Roll up your sleeves, because we’re about to delve into the hype. Here’s what went down: Xbox One X was revealed Goodbye Project Scorp...[Read More]

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