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Fallout 4 successfully bought with bottle caps

– Tom Heath Last week, an Imgur gallery was posted on Reddit of user GatorMacheteJr saying he had just shipped their “life savings” of bottle caps to Bethesda Softworks in an attempt to purchase Fallout 4. Bottle caps are the currency in the Fallout series, and GatorMacheteJr had spent seven years amassing the 2,240 caps he shipped. He also included a witty note referring to preo...[Read More]

PC Arkham Knight issues drive publisher to drastic measures

– Tom Heath Following the onslaught of user complaints yesterday regarding the PC Arkham Knight issues, the game’s publisher has suspended digital sales of the game until the situation is resolved. Writing on their official forums, Warner Bros said they hope many of those unsatisfied with the current state of the game will remain patient and await the fixes, but if they choose they can...[Read More]

Arkham Knight’s PC launch plagued with issues

– Tom Heath Stop me if you’ve heard this one: A hotly anticipated game has a simultaneous release across console platforms and PC, graphics card manufacturers advertise the benefits the PC version will have, early reviews come out praising the game (reviewed on consoles), but the PC edition launches as a broken mess. …you didn’t stop me. Have you seriously not heard that on...[Read More]

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]

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