Revisting Dead Space with Co-Creator Michael Condrey
We had an exclusive chat with Dead Space co-creator, Michael Condrey, on all things dead and space...
The city builder meets conquest series has been around for many years, and this new entry take the series back to the past to re-capture some magic.
Anno 1800 Review - Going Back to Move Forward
We sit down with Blizzard and the Hearthstone team to talk about what goes into designing a new card set and mechanics.
Talking Hearthstone and the New Rise of Shadows Expansion!
Does it hold up almost a decade after first exploding onto the scene?
Borderlands: Game of the Year Edition Review
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Dangerous Driving Review - All Burned Out
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Dangerous Driving Review - All Burned Out
The idea of a spiritual successor to the Burnout series is no doubt an exciting one. From the fast arcade racing to building up boost by driving like a mad-man on the left-hand side of the road (who would ever do such a thing!), to the crashes. The sweet, sweet, crashes. Dangerous Driving promises to be all of that in a new game created by a small team that were integral to the series.

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ASUS ROG Strix SCAR II GL504 Review - Living The Portable RTX 2060 Dream
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ASUS ROG Strix SCAR II GL504 Review - Living The Portable RTX 2060 Dream
Last year ASUS gave a number of its ROG laptops, or Republic of Gamers, a make-over. Thinner, lighter, better displays, stylish new looks, and more. With the ASUS ROG Strix SCAR II part of this shake-up the 2019 model, although identical, swaps out the GTX 1060 or the GTX 1070 for the new mobile NVIDIA RTX range. And all without raising the price.

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First Trials Rising Expansion, Sixty-Six, is Now Available
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First Trials Rising Expansion, Sixty-Six, is Now Available
And it's called Trials Rising "Sixty-Six" because it takes player onto the famous US highway, Route 66. You'll ride across the Grand Canyon, through Chicago and more, while also gaining new items and collectibles, which is all part of the game's Season One content updates.

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Ubisoft is Giving Away Assassin's Creed: Unity For Free on PC in Response to the Notre-Dame Cathedral Fire
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Ubisoft is Giving Away Assassin's Creed: Unity For Free on PC in Response to the Notre-Dame Cathedral Fire
Having recreated the cathedral in Assassin's Creed Unity, and therefore digitally mapping the real-life structure, much news during the week has suggested Ubisoft's own technology could help in any restoration efforts down the track. Today, however, Ubisoft has come out in official response to the blaze and has offered both a donation to the restoration of the structure, as well as free release of the PC version of AC Unity.

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Lucasfilm is Developing a Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic Movie
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Lucasfilm is Developing a Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic Movie
In development by no way means in production or a sure thing, but Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy recently told MTV during an interview that when it comes to BioWare's classic RPG Knights of the Old Republic "we talk about that all the time" and that "we are developing something to look at". Which if true, could potentially be amazing as the KOTOR story would be perfect for a new film trilogy separate to the main Star Wars Episodes.

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Halo TV Series Has Found its Master Chief
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Halo TV Series Has Found its Master Chief
When it comes to the Halo series talks of a cinematic adaptation or live-action series have existed for a while now, with cable network Showtime recently ordering a 10-episode first season. Which it describes as "an epic 26th-century conflict between humanity and an alien threat known as the Covenant". And now we know that the story will focus primarily on the Master Chief.

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Here's Mortal Kombat 11 Running on Nintendo Switch
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Here's Mortal Kombat 11 Running on Nintendo Switch
Fun fact, when the original Mortal Kombat arrived on home consoles in the first half of the 1990s Nintendo has all blood and gore removed from the arcade to console port. No such censorship will be present in the Nintendo Switch version of Mortal Kombat 11, as today comes the first propper gameplay footage of the fighter running on the console.

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The Witcher TV Series Set to Debut on Netflix Later This Year
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The Witcher TV Series Set to Debut on Netflix Later This Year
With the streaming giant announcing that the first season of its adaptation of The Witcher is set to go live in the fourth quarter. Which is sometime between October and December. The series stars Superman actor Henry Cavill as the white-haired monster hunter Geralt of Rivia and is also based on the same books that CD Projekt RED drew its inspiration from when creating the games.

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Dead Space was Almost a Live-Action Motion Picture
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Dead Space was Almost a Live-Action Motion Picture
In a recent in-depth chat with Dead Space co-creator Michael Condrey, it came to light that a Dead Space major motion picture was on the cards amidst the series' transmedia explosion, that never came to fruition.

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Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 Arrives July 19 as a Nintendo Switch Exclusive
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Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 Arrives July 19 as a Nintendo Switch Exclusive
It's been over a decade since the last Marvel Ultimate Alliance game hit the scene, a series which blended skill-based combat with a huge cast of playable characters. Wrapped up in the form of an isometric action-RPG that could be played alone or in co-op. And yeah, Marvel has since become a massive thing so the return of Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order is one we're keen to check out.

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My Time At Portia Review - Job's Done
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My Time At Portia Review - Job's Done
A rather subtle reference there to the Peasant from Warcraft. And although that's a completely different style of game to My Time At Portia, which is kind of like Stardew Valley or Harvest Moon but in 3D, life in this life simulator is seemingly an endless set of tasks involving mining and construction.

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Learn The Fate of Atlantis in New Assassin's Creed Odyssey Content Dropping Late April
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Learn The Fate of Atlantis in New Assassin's Creed Odyssey Content Dropping Late April
As promised, Ubisoft's continued post-release content drops for Assassin's Creed Odyssey remain in full swing. Today the publisher-developer announced that the second post-release story arc in the epic open-world action-RPG, The Fate of Atlantis, will be available later this month.

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Obisidan's Cancelled Aliens RPG Described as 'Mass Effect but More Terrifying'
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Obisidan's Cancelled Aliens RPG Described as 'Mass Effect but More Terrifying'
With veretan writer and designer Chris Avellone describing the project to VG247 at a recent event. Called Aliens: Crucible, a prototype was built and pitched to SEGA before being passed on. Instead, we got Aliens: Colonial Marines.

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The Latest Valve CS:GO Gambling Lawsuit is a Weird One
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The Latest Valve CS:GO Gambling Lawsuit is a Weird One
In that the lawsuit was filed by the Native American Quinault Tribal Nation in the state of Washington, where it accuses Valve of "unfair competition with legally licensed and regulated gambling operations". Yeah, not so much that gambling is bad, but that Valve don't have a license. The report, over at gamesindustry.biz, notes that this latest lawsuit is also based on the trading of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive skins.

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MAMEstream - Capcom Home Arcade Announced
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MAMEstream - Capcom Home Arcade Announced
In the age of miniaturised consoles of the past, Capcom is set to release the Capcom Home Arcade. Which comes pre-loaded with 16 classic arcade games in addition to full-sized Sanwa sticks and buttons. Apart from the garish look that's a giant Capcom logo, this will no doubt please many fans of arcade emulation. Which until now has been the only feasible way to play most of these classics.

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PlayStation 5 Will Support Real-Time Ray-Tracing as Hardware Details Are Revealed by Sony
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PlayStation 5 Will Support Real-Time Ray-Tracing as Hardware Details Are Revealed by Sony
With the hardware maker promising big things for the next-generation of consoles. In an exclusive interview with Wired, Sony's Mark Cerny also notes that in addition to real-time ray-tracing support fast SSD storage will be a game changer for the PlayStation 5. Although naming-wise it's still referred to as "next-gen".

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Splinter Cell and Fable Xbox 360 Titles Now 4K Enhanced for the Xbox One X
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Splinter Cell and Fable Xbox 360 Titles Now 4K Enhanced for the Xbox One X
With five titles across these franchises now playable on the Xbox One X via Xbox 360 backwards compatibility with 4K enhancement. A technique that has done wonders for older titles like Red Dead Redemption and Halo 3 among others. And with E3 right around the corner, and Microsoft set to unveil its next-gen console - perhaps this is foreshadowing a return for both franchises.

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Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Bundles the Subscription Service with Xbox Live Gold
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Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Bundles the Subscription Service with Xbox Live Gold
Where players will get access to the full Xbox Game Pass library in addition to Xbox Live Gold for $15.95 AUD a month. A bundle that many have been waiting for as quite a few of the first-party Game Pass releases have featured online components - i.e. Sea of Thieves, Forza Horizon 4, State of Decay 2, and most recently Crackdown 3. The question then becomes, does the new pricing signal a sizable saving?

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Xbox One S All-Digital Edition is Real
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Xbox One S All-Digital Edition is Real
But won't be reaching our shores when it starts to hit worldwide retail shelves on May 7 with a USD RRP of $249. According to Xbox Australia the new disc-free Xbox One will be "arriving in Australia later this year" with local pricing and availability to be announced in the coming weeks. As per the rumours leading up to its announcement the Xbox One S All-Digital Edition is indeed an Xbox One without a disc drive.

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ASUS ROG Zephyrus S GX701 (RTX 2080) Review - The Dream Option
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ASUS ROG Zephyrus S GX701 (RTX 2080) Review - The Dream Option
From it's exceptionally stylish design to the premium build quality and the sheer impressive performance that comes from a brilliant display and the power of an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 - the ASUS ROG Zephyrus S GX701 for most will remain a dream. Hefty price-tag aside it's a glimpse at what's possible when form and function combine.

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