Post by Eorl @ 05:26pm 25/10/13 | 0 Comments
Taking place before the rise of Gotham City’s most dangerous criminals, the game showcases a young and unrefined Batman as he faces a defining moment in his early career as a crime fighter that sets his path to becoming the Dark Knight. As the story unfolds, players will meet many important characters for the first time and forge key relationships.The Bat signal is lit and the hero is ready to suit up, so check out the launch trailer for Arkham Origins and the developer walkthrough for Arkham Origins Blackgate below to see Batman taking the law into his own hands.
Batman: Arkham Origins is available on PC, PlayStation 3, Wii U and Xbox 360. Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate is available exclusively to PlayStation Vita and Nintendo 3DS.
Post by Eorl @ 03:39pm 25/10/13 | 39 Comments
AusGamers Server Rentals has gone live! This exciting new addition to AusGamers is being released just in time to provide the highest quality servers for Battlefield 4.
You will be happy to know we have Australia's most experienced game server team, and everyone that works here is a hardcore gamer, so we understand what you want from your dedicated servers. When we go home at night we'll be playing on the servers you rent from us, so they have to be the best servers in Australia.
Because AusGamers has always been about our love for Australian gamers, we are offering Battlefield 4 servers for $1 per slot. Not "from" $1 per slot - there are no extras for "debranding", no charges for public or private, just the lowest price we can do for every server. Highest quality, lowest price, most experienced and most humble: what's not to love?
So to recap because we just know how excited you are, AusGamers Server Rentals are now officially live, with Battlefield 4 on offer as the first game supported. We plan on adding support for more games and services over the coming weeks, with Battlefield 3, Ventrilo and TeamSpeak support being added on Monday 28th October. If you happen to have a game in mind just drop us a line using our contact page and we'll try our best to get it supported.
Feel free to ask any questions in the comments below, we strive on giving back feedback as quick as possible. Also keep an eye out for "Malthius", who is our newest member on the AusGamers team, who will be handling all your server rental questions.
Post by Eorl @ 03:04pm 25/10/13 | 13 Comments
Titled "the best place to play", the new ad shows off exactly what you can expect from the November 29th launch, including a large list of exclusive titles sure to make your wallet cry out in pain. Interestingly the ad also notes that both Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag and the now-delayed Watch Dogs include 60 minute exclusive content, both 6 months exclusive to the PlayStation 4.
Other details include over 180 games in development for the next-gen console, and a roll call of 14 Sony-owned studios bringing out 24 PlayStation 4 exclusive titles. Check it out below and let us know your thoughts on the upcoming next-gen console war in the comments.
Post by Dan @ 02:33pm 25/10/13 | 1 Comments
You are cast as slaves in the toughest fantasy gladiator school of them all, condemned to fight to the death, all the while attempting to win your freedom. You will face deadly trials and huge creatures, but Balfus, your Spirit Mentor will guide you in your quest to break the chains of oppression.Watch the launch trailer below, read the dev team's colourful origin story, and head over to Steam to pick up the game at its USD$11.99 promotional launch price.
Post by Eorl @ 12:23pm 25/10/13 | 0 Comments
A consistent New York Times bestseller, ‘FABLES’ is one of DC Entertainment’s longest-running series published under its Vertigo imprint since 2002. With over a dozen Eisner Awards, including Best Writer, Best New Series, and numerous wins for Best Serialized Story, the FABLES universe has become one of the richest mythologies in the world of comics, imagining that characters like Snow White, The Big Bad Wolf and Pinocchio from the world’s most beloved storybooks are real - Real, and living among us, with all of their powers intact.The Wolf Among Us Season Premiere episode, 'Faith,' is now available on Xbox Games Store for $4.99, and as a season pass including access to episodes 2-5 as they are released for $14.99. On PC, the episode is available as part of a season pass for $24.99. The season premiere is also available on PlayStation Network for PlayStation 3 individually for $4.99, or as part of a season pass which includes access to all five episodes. Check out the accolade trailer below to get an idea of what you can expect from this new comic-infused title.
Post by Dan @ 11:32am 25/10/13 | 1 Comments
Joystiq reports that Blizzard's EU Trademark for the name conflicts with a Finnish trademark filing by Mike Pohjola, the creator of a crowdfunded pen-and-paper RPG title Myrskyn Sankarit (English translation: Heroes of the Storm).
Pohjola reportedly filed his trademark on October 4th, a little over a week after Blizzard's own filings, suggesting that the RPG creator was prompted by Blizzard's (widely reported) action before its intentions for the name were known. However, The Heroes of the Storm pen-and-paper game was actually published in July 2013, and established on corwdfunding platform Indiegogo back in 2012, which seems like a strong case for prior art, if only in Finland.
Personally, we think Blizzard should just roll with it and give the game a new name every few weeks until it launches. Heroes of the Storm seems a little too similar to competing MOBA Heroes of Newerth anyway, and clashes abbreviations with Blizzard's own StarCraft II continuation, Heart of the Swarm.
Post by Eorl @ 11:30am 25/10/13 | 24 Comments
Reviews are slowly coming in from around the Internet, confirming that AMD has pushed this new card to its very limits, matching the Titan GTX performance which is valued at $1239. While AMD may be pushing for the title of being the best GPU for PC gamers with a smaller budget, the card has revealed some compromises. These include high power consumption, high temperature and some loud fans.
Essentially what this tells us is that AMD has pushed the new Radeon card to its limits, squeezing every last drop of performance from the Hawaii GPU. Of course this means little to the PC enthusiasts willing to jump on board and offer their own cooling customisations, but to the average PC gamer the decision may be a harder one.
For full reviews on AMD's latest and a comparison between Nvidia's best, check out AnandTech, HardOCP and TechReport. You can also find the full details on the new card at the official press release.
Post by Eorl @ 11:03am 25/10/13 | 1 Comments
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies sees the return of courtroom hero Phoenix Wright some eight years since his last appearance in the courts, The much loved gameplay and features from previous titles in the Ace Attorney series return but for the first time in stunning 3D graphics, bringing the courtroom and characters to life and putting players directly in the heart of the action.Those eager to jump into the virtual courtroom will find that Capcom are offering a free costume pack containing an alternative outfit for each of the three main characters; Phoenix Wright, Apollo Justice and Athena Cykes. All that is needed to obtain the pack is purchase the game anytime between October 24 and November 7, though if you miss out you can still grab it at $0.99. An additional episode ‘Turnabout Reclaimed’ which sees Phoenix meet pirate Sasha Buckler and defending a whale named Orla will be available to purchase in the coming weeks.
Post by Dan @ 10:42am 25/10/13 | 0 Comments
Watch Fighter Within first gameplay trailer and step into the next generation of fighting games with jaw-dropping graphics, "in your face" animations and real time damage! Defy your friends and experience unique synchronicity between players and fighters. Thanks to an immersive dual combat experience, brawling with your friends will never feel the same!Fighter Within is a motion controlled 2D fighting game with one-on-one multiplayer (unfortunately both players face the screen, so as not to risk actually punching each other in the face). Check out the video below.
Post by Eorl @ 10:35am 25/10/13 | 2 Comments
Eurogamer that their PlayStation 4 exclusive title Killzone: Shadow Fall weighs in at roughly 39.7GB for Europe, with other countries getting slight variations taking into account other languages.
Of course this large size for games is definitely going to sway many Australians to simply opt for discs, with our country's Internet data being quite expensive for higher caps. Luckily, Guerrilla are utilising Sony's new PlayGo system, which will allow those who opt for digital purchases the chance to play the game while it streams after an initial 7.5GB download. Phew.
It isn't just the humungous sizes that Guerrilla Games has tackled, also revealing during the Eurogamer interview that the team has eliminated all startup logos, so say goodbye to your epilepsy warnings, Dolby and Havok warnings.
To me, that's still something that fills my heart with joy when I see it. You insert the disc and go straight to menu," he says. "People here worked very hard... We had to ask legal and Dolby, the epilepsy warning stuff, the logos from Havok - we had to negotiate with them that we could put it in the credits and not the title screen... All the rules are built around the previous generation. I'm really happy that we're one of the first ones in, and I hope it's an example that people are going to follow.Alongside the reveal of how gigantic some of the HD textures are, several gaming sites have had a chance to get their hands on both the single-player and multiplayer side of Killzone: Shadow Fall, so check out a quick brief of some impressions below and also take a peak at some new screenshots showing off the eye candy.
PlayStation Official Magazine:My way, when rescuing the hostages, involves kicking open doors and sending in the owl. This robot death Frisbee is one of the chief tools a Shadow Marshal has to play with and comes with a range of abilities to liven things up. In this case I use it to deliver a flashbang-like stun blast so that I can slip in afterwards and take down the blinded Higs as they stumble about. It’s a satisfyingly successful tactic. In fact the only dampener on the whole operation are the slightly wooden hostages who don’t quite seem to realise the next generation has happened and they’re in it.Gamereactor:Owl is an AI controlled drone that the player carries along on his back. Pressing the L1 button lets you assign Owl with one of four tasks. Owl can attack the enemy, stun Helghans with an electric shock, place a Halo-esque plasma shield, or put up a wire that the player can glide across. These functions are activated with the touchpad in the middle of Dual Shock 4 and it becomes intuitive after only a couple of uses.GameSpot:Killzone has always prided itself on its weapons, and with 22 weapons available to play with at launch, there's generally something for everyone to play with. The M82 assault rifle, stA-52 assault rifle, and stA-18 pistol return from the previous games, and Shadow Fall's standard rifle can switch between a conventional machine gun and what feels like a hybrid of a sniper rifle and a rail gun.
Post by ph33x @ 10:08am 25/10/13 | 8 Comments
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Post by Dan @ 04:05pm 24/10/13 | 3 Comments
The number was casually offered in a Twitter response to a fan question about utilising the benefits of AMD's recently revealed Mantle API across Frostbite 3 games, to which Anderson replied "yes the plan is once Mantle in #BF4 is done it's part of Frostbite & Mostly 'out of the box' to use the rest of our 15+ games"
DSOGaming points out seven of EA's currently announced titles known to be in active development on Frostbite tech, which include Battlefield 4, Mirror’s Edge 2, Star Wars Battlefront, Need For Speed: Rivals, Dragon Age: Inquisition, Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare, and the next Mass Effect game, then the upcoming free-to-play Command & Conquer game would make eight.
It seems unlikely that performance benefits from Mantle would be retroactively pushed out to older, Frostbite 2.0 engine games like Battlefield 3 and need for Speed: The Run, but DICE is also known to be working on a Frostbite GO engine tailored to mobile devices, so perhaps there'll be some mantle action there also.
DSO also notes another tweet from Anderson that confirms that all of Frostbite 3 does not have any optimisations that work on Windows 8.1 and not Windows 8, so no rush for eager BF4 players to upgrade to Microsoft's latest OS update there.
Post by Eorl @ 03:45pm 24/10/13 | 1 Comments
With a splash of gameplay and a glimpse at some of the opening missions of the Dark Knight's adventures, it certainly shows you just how much content there will be in this open-world title. Also take note that Batman does not like having his Christmas ruined, which is understandable for any superhero.
Batman: Arkham Origins launches worldwide tomorrow, October 25th, for PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate checks in on the same day but for Nintendo 3DS and PlayStation Vita. Check out the trailer below and also browse some new screenshots of the Bat in Origins Blackgate.
Post by Eorl @ 03:18pm 24/10/13 | 2 Comments
"Seeing RuneScape Old School hit the million player mark so soon after launch is a great milestone for the game and our players have joined the celebration by voting for the game’s most epic update to date," commented Phil Mansell, RuneScape’s Executive Producer. "Players will need to be steadfast and defiant in order to win through and defeat the gods, but if successful, players will be rewarded beyond their wildest imagination. It is the ultimate game of seeking treasure or die trying – something RuneScape has grown famous for."
While the mode isn't exactly dated back to the original launch of RuneScape, its still old school enough that many fans can gain a nostalgic trip as they remember their times in the Wilderlands PKing or gathering up runes when first introduced. A video commemorating this milestone and introducing the new community requested content can be found below.
Post by Eorl @ 03:00pm 24/10/13 | 0 Comments
You are Patient 8 and you must flee from your padded cell into a fantastical and dangerous world, infested with giant mechanical spiders, flesh eating beasts and carnivorous flowers prompted by the somewhat questionable advice of a manic floating red eye.If this sounds like its ticking all your local indie boxes you can find a full download available over here, and check out the official trailer below for a look at the unique title.
Post by Eorl @ 02:31pm 24/10/13 | 0 Comments
The zombies are coming… back. It’s about time! The sequel to the hit action-strategy adventure brings the fun to tablets and touchscreens. Join Crazy Dave on a crazy adventure where you’ll meet, greet and defeat legions of zombies from the dawn of time to the end of days. Amass an army of powerful new plants, supercharge them with Plant Food and power up your defenses with amazing new ways to protect your brain. Battle zombies from all worlds in the front yard Piñata Party mini-game to win big prizes. And that's just the beginning! The future holds many mysteries… also zombies. Lots and lots of zombies.If your mobile devices have been lacking in the zombie department now is probably the time to saddle up and get planting. Those interested can find the free download available through the Play Store, with PopCap also offering 65% off the purchase price of any mighty Jalapeño.
Post by Eorl @ 01:24pm 24/10/13 | 14 Comments
From doubling the amount of biomes available to the world generator, changing the rules around terrain generation, and overhauling certain code in preparation for a plugin API, this new update is going to feel like a whole new Minecraft. Of course it isn't just biomes that are getting tweaked, with new blocks being introduced (stained glass!), fishing re-done, achievement overhaul, multiplayer enhancements and more.
Check out a snippet of the changelog below but head over to Mojang's blog for the full notes.
New world generation!New blocks!
Post by Eorl @ 12:47pm 24/10/13 | 9 Comments
has revealed the "official" PC specifications for their dog-infused title Call of Duty: Ghosts, ensuring that everyone is ready to go come November 5th.
Change-wise, nothing is really different from Nvidia's specs posted earlier this month, sticking with supporting only x64-bit operating systems. The only major change seems to be hard drive space, which has reduced from 50GB to 40GB, so if you were sweating about squeezing those last gigabytes on your hard drive need not worry anymore. Minimum specs are as follows:
OS: Windows 7 64-Bit / Windows 8 64-BitNo word on the recommended specs, however going by Nvidia's previous "unofficial" specs, a GTX 780 or ATI equivalent should get you by easy enough. Infinity Ward is touting the PC version "of Call of Duty: Ghosts is set to be one of the best Call of Duty experiences ever." It will hit alongside the Wii U, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 version on November 5th.
Is your PC ready? Let us know in the comments below.
Post by Eorl @ 12:35pm 24/10/13 | 0 Comments
During the Twitch stream an example was shown at the 11:15 mark in the video, a definitive change to the previous Xbox 360 notification of a light appearing around the logo corresponding to the controller. In the demo, the player unlocks an achievement with a blue notification and also offers more information on the achievement by holding down on the Xbox logo button. In the new system players will also have the chance to choose their own specific colour that will fill the achievement pop-up.
For more on the new Xbox One achievement system head over to Major Nelson's blog post.
In related Xbox One news, Eurogamer is reporting that the new Kinect 2.0 sensor won't require users to stand as far away from the sensor, hopefully opening up the opportunity for those with not so adequate living rooms the chance to experience the new camera.
The new details have emerged from a leaked Brazilian Xbox One manual (via NeoGAF) that suggests player sshould stand at least 1.4 meters away from the sensor. Take into account that the original Kinect sensor suggested roughly 1.8 meters of space and its easy to see the difference.
Kinect 2.0 also sticks with the previous height of the old Kinect, suggesting a resting place between 0.6 meters and 1.8 meters maximum.
The Xbox One and its new Kinect will be launching in Australia on November 22nd.
Post by Eorl @ 11:45am 24/10/13 | 11 Comments
Fast-forward to a year in development, with several developer blog posts and a number of Twitter conversations, and anyone could tell you that DayZ Standalone's release has been a long time coming, but it might have to wait just that little bit longer. PCGamer are reporting that a recent database entry in Steam suggested that the game may be coming ever closer to Early Access, however creator Dean Hall has stepped forward to help clarify on the situation.
"So, to confirm,” he reveals to Joystiq, “there is no release date announcement and we’re 100 percent focused on getting the alpha out the door." Asked about whether there was any internal release date, Hall gave no specifics but simply noted that "core network architecture" is holding up the release.
With all the teasing of a brand new world to explore, hopefully one day we'll see DayZ Standalone appear in our hands, but until then we'll just have to sit back and wait.