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Rise of the Tomb Raider confirmed for Playstation & PC release

– Tom Heath After much confusion during the game’s initial announcement, Rise of the Tomb Raider has been confirmed as a timed exclusive to Xbox platforms. Rise was already confirmed to be launching for Xbox One and Xbox 360 on November 10 this year, but this new announcement from publisher Square Enix states the exclusivity only covers a 12 month period. The Playstation 4 release has ...[Read More]

MGS V: Ground Zeroes mission implies Kojima was aware of impending Konami split

– Tom Heath For those of you who are unaware, over the past few months Konami have been removing references to Metal Gear Solid creator Hideo Kojima from promotional material for Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. Earlier this week we shared how Kojima’s name has been removed from the game’s box-art. While it has yet to be officially commented on by Konami or Kojima, it is wid...[Read More]

FIFA 16 female cover players announced

– Tom Heath In keeping with EA Sports’ announcement that the upcoming FIFA 16 will be the first game in the series to feature female players, the publisher has announced which female players will be joining Argentina’s Lionel Messi on the North American and Canadian covers of the game. Alex Morgan, the US Women’s National Team forward, and Christine Sinclair, Canadian Women...[Read More]

Mad Max collector’s edition comes with Fury Road

– Tom Heath Warner Bros have announced the collector’s edition for the Mad Max game ahead of its release this September, and it comes with a more practical inclusion on top of the usual knick-knacks typically found in these sorts of things. Dubbed the “Post-Apocalypse” edition, it includes a Blu-Ray copy of this year’s Mad Max: Fury Road as well as the classic steelbo...[Read More]

Telltale’s Game of Thrones episode five launches next week

– Tom Heath Good news for those of us suffering withdrawals after the end of Game of Thrones season five last month: the next episode of the game is due to arrive next week. The penultimate episode of the season, Telltale’s Game of Thrones episode five, “A Nest of Vipers”, is launching in the traditional staggered fashion starting with PC/Mac and Playstation on Wednesday Ju...[Read More]

Goat Simulator is coming to Playstation next month

– Tom Heath Developer Coffee Stains’ Goat Simulator is coming to Playstation next month, so get your “share” buttons ready because the crazy glitch moments are coming. Originally released on Steam and later ported for Xbox One and Xbox 360, Goat Simulator is both exactly what it sounds like and nothing like it. Yes, it’s a game where you play as a goat but no, it is i...[Read More]

Buffering: Crazy Battlefield 4 kill makes me way too proud of myself

– Tom Heath All right gang, welcome to Buffering, where we upload any of our own gameplay clips for your enjoyment. Our première video comes from a game I am horrendously bad at: Battlefield 4. So, I was playing with my Unnatural Selection podcast co-hosts Adam and Jorge, who are both Battlefield veterans (AKA, they’re actually good). I’d hopped on Adam’s quad-bike and we w...[Read More]

The Long Dark is unavailable on Xbox One in Australia

– Charlie Braithwaite Remember when Xbox One early access was announced during E3? It was a time of joy, we were told a handful of games would be readily available for those with access to the Preview Program. What wasn’t mentioned is the fact that Australian Xbox fans will be unable to access some content just yet due to our strict classification process. If like me some of you were f...[Read More]

Halo: A tale of red wine and mass suicide

– Charlie Braithwaite When Halo 2 came out in 2004 I remember running home from the shops with it cradled in my arms ready to spend all afternoon playing, only to find my dad using the television watching old episodes of The Sweeney. That is the first instance of Halo heartbreak I have endured, and after last night, it certainly wasn’t the last. A cold wintery Melbourne night seemed li...[Read More]

Batgirl DLC for Arkham Knight trailer released, Killing Joke vibes aplenty

– Tom Heath Warner Bros have released a trailer for next week’s Batgirl DLC for Arkham Knight, titled “A Matter of Family” and developed by Arkham Origins makers Warner Bros Montreal. The first story-based DLC for the Arkham Knight‘s season pass, the chapter follows Barbara Gordon as Batgirl in a pre-Arkham Asylum adventure to rescue her father from the clutches of Jo...[Read More]

Excited for backwards compatibility? Why not old-school-style new games instead.

– Gordon Starr With the recent release of the Xbox One and Playstation 4 there has been a lot of chatter about the issue of backwards compatibility. Microsoft, to the great applause of its fans, announced that the Xbox One would enable backwards compatibility for Xbox 360 games. Obviously this was a stab at Sony during E3, a stunt designed to generate excitement about their product and incre...[Read More]

Batman: Arkham Knight review

– Tom Heath I’m Batman… This thought ran through my mind as I stood perched atop a fire escape railing, the cold Gotham rain pelting my billowing cape, watching a group of thugs exchanging banter. They had no idea I was there; they had no idea they were prey. I scanned the group. Two thugs held assault rifles, one was big and muscular, the last held a club. Using my distruptor ri...[Read More]

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