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New PS4 model coming in July

– Tom Heath Sony finally confirmed the existence of the rumoured new PS4 model last night, dubbed the “Ultimate Player” edition. The Playstation Blog announced the new system is due to release on July 15 in PAL regions (including Australia) and will boast a 1TB hard drive. A larger hard drive has been a much asked for upgrade to the Playstation 4 and Xbox One, with many games pur...[Read More]

LoadScreen is making it rain Xbox One preview invites

– Charlie Braithwaite You know what sucks? A major company revealing at a HUMONGOUS gaming conference that they have a new feature… and only making it available for a select few people. At the Microsoft conference during E3 last week, it was revealed that Xbox One would be getting early access. Also it was revealed it will only be available for those who have the Preview Program. Unfor...[Read More]

International Age Rating Coalition system has banned more games in Australia in 3 months than the last 20 years

– Tom Heath Listings on the Classification Board’s website show that more than 200 games have been effectively banned in Australia in the last three months under a new automated system being trialled by the Board. The new system is a free online tool developed by the International Age Rating Coalition, where developers of mobile and online games can fill out a questionnaire which deter...[Read More]

Everything we know about Batman: Arkham Knight

– Tom Heath With a little over 24 hours to go before the release of Batman: Arkham Knight, we thought we’d take a look at what to expect from the game, and what we hope to expect from it, before we get our hands on it and review it later this week. I’ll be honest, I’m very excited for this game, but everything I have to say here is based upon already released information an...[Read More]

Scott Ludlam wants to revive Australian games industry

– Tom Heath Australian Greens senator Scott Ludlam has called for the Environment and Communications References Committee investigation into how the Australian government could best incite growth in the local games industry. Kotaku reports Ludlam said the Australian games industry has suffered major losses over the past decade, causing many developers to look for jobs overseas. He said if th...[Read More]

First gameplay footage of Deus Ex: Mankind Divided released

– Tom Heath Publisher Square Enix has released the world premiere gameplay footage of Deus Ex: Mankind Divided. With a runtime of 25 minutes, the trailer is a demo of the alpha build of the sequel to 2011’s Deus Ex: Human Revolution. The game is clearly sticking to the themes of class discrimination between augmented humans and regular humans. I, for one, find this to be a good thing. ...[Read More]

Metal Gear Solid V 40 minute trailer analysis

– Tom Heath IGN released a 40 minute gameplay demo of the upcoming Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain last night which was nothing short of staggering. If you haven’t seen it yet, go check it out. Now allow me to step away from objectivity for a second here and just say: hot-diggity daffodil, that was AWESOME! *Ahem* – excuse me… The demo showed for the first time how ...[Read More]

Metal Gear Solid V: 40 minute gameplay demo

– Charlie Braithwaite Without further delay, here is 40 minutes of gameplay from Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. Check back with LoadScreen soon to hear our thoughts and receive more Metal Gear Solid news. Charlie is currently watching the demo and Jurassic Park simultaneously, you can follow him on Twitter here @clbraith and be sure to follow LoadScreen @load_screen

Sea of Thieves: A pirate MMO, E3 2015

– Charlie Braithwaite British game developers Rare are making an MMO pirate game, which they describe as their most ambitious game by far. Sea of Thieves was announced during the Microsoft conference at E3 and its colourful design and intense sea battles quickly made it a fan favourite. Here is the trailer if you missed it: What do we know about Sea of Thieves? Well the official site states ...[Read More]

Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End confirmed last for Nathan Drake, E3 2015

– Tom Heath Upcoming PS4 exclusive Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End will be the end of the series for lead protagonist Nathan Drake, according to recent comments from members of developer Naughty Dog this week. Speaking to Gamespot at E3 2015, game director Neil Druckmann (who helmed 2013’s The Last of Us with Bruce Straley, also returning for Uncharted 4) and lead designer Kurt Margen...[Read More]

No Man’s Sky developer demonstrates game’s immense size, E3 2015

– Tom Heath Upcoming indie space sim No Man’s Sky made an appearance during Sony’s E3 presentation this week, this time showcasing the sheer size of the world the game is going to inhabit. Sean Murray, from developer Hello Games, took to the stage and displayed the star map in the procedurally generated No Man’s Sky universe. He said every star on the screen was a sun with ...[Read More]

Batman: Arkham Knight collectors edition cancelled ahead of next week’s launch

– Tom Heath Warner Bros has confirmed that the Batmobile Edition of the upcoming Batman: Arkham Knight has been cancelled ahead of its release next week. Kotaku reports that an email sent by EB Games (the retailer the edition was exclusive to) said due to “unforeseen circumstances that greatly compromised the quality of the Batmobile Edition,” Warner have cancelled the product gl...[Read More]

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