DOOM Eternal - Re-Defining the Shooter As We Know It
After spending three hours with a near-final build of DOOM Eternal, we discover that id Software has been quietly building a stunning genre-defining experience.
We take our portable crystal ball to the year ahead where Nintendo is concerned... can we predict a bright future?
Nintendo in 2020: What We Know, What We Want
We look at the 10 that didn't make it in our final Top 10 from the collated list of 20. Who still shone in 2019?
AusGamers Top Games of 2019 Honourable Mentions
Shadowy improvements that are often so subtle you have to go searching for them.
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Razer Doubles Down on Oceanic Esports Partnering with Legacy Esports
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Razer Doubles Down on Oceanic Esports Partnering with Legacy Esports
Like all professional sports, branding and placement is a key part of business. KFC with the BBL and cricket in general in Australia, Toyota and NAB with the AFL, Hungry Jacks with the NBL, Cal Bags with Cornholing... there's business to be had and placement to take advantage of. In esports in Australia now, tech giant Razer, looks set to entrench its brand (and therefore products) with Oceanic Esports, having just signed a new deal with Legacy Esports.

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Gran Turismo Championships Has a Stop in Harbour City, Australia
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Gran Turismo Championships Has a Stop in Harbour City, Australia
So, Sydney. Good news for event-starved Sydney-siders given Melbourne has locked down every other event in history to its ever-growing 'cultural expansion' (and I can say all that because I'm originally from Melbourne), anyway... oh yeah, the Gran Turismo Championship -- an FIA certified e-racing event will be making its first stop of the 2020 World Tour in Sydney at Luna Park.

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Watch This - The Heretic is Part Short-Film Part Impressive Unity Tech Demo
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Watch This - The Heretic is Part Short-Film Part Impressive Unity Tech Demo
A cinematic short film and tech demo to showcase the Unity game engine, The Heretic is definitely impressive as both a moody sci-fi piece and potential glimpse at what game could look like in the future. With its realistic looking lead and all sorts of animation and VFX work this was all created entirely in the latest version of Unity.

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Hideo Kojima Talks About Kojima Productions Plans Post-Death Stranding
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Hideo Kojima Talks About Kojima Productions Plans Post-Death Stranding
We're all living in a post-Death Stranding world - one of 2019's most divisive games. Also, one of the year's most original and striking visions. In the latest issue of Japanese publication Famitsu, as part of deep dive into Kojima Productions - studio leads Hideo Kojima and Yoji Shinkawa open up about future projects.

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Nioh 2 Get a New Story Trailer to Remind You It's Out Soon
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Nioh 2 Get a New Story Trailer to Remind You It's Out Soon
This year is going to be very very good for PlayStation 4 that are fans of a classic feudal Japan setting. And sure last year we got the excellent Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, but this year there's the one-two punch (or slash) of Nioh 2 and Ghost of Tsushima.

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New Fallout 76 Wastelanders Info Showcases The Two New Factions Arriving
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New Fallout 76 Wastelanders Info Showcases The Two New Factions Arriving
Which are The Settlers and everybody's favourite (or hated) post-apocalyptic troublemakers Raiders. In a new post introducing what is set to be a major update and rework of the troubled Fallout 76 called Wastelanders we get a glimpse at each new faction's town/hub and a few hints at what players can expect.

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Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath HD Out Now for Nintendo Switch
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 Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath HD Out Now for Nintendo Switch
Nintendo's console has become one of the go-to platforms of choice for indie and re-releases of late, and now we can add 2005's excellent Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath to the list of games we totally want to play whilst on the go.

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SteelSeries Sensei Ten Gaming Mouse Review - Yes, Sensei!
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SteelSeries Sensei Ten Gaming Mouse Review - Yes, Sensei!
Our first hardware review covering the renowned SteelSeries range of peripherals focuses on the new Sensei Ten gaming mouse - which even though is seemingly focusesed on its place in competitive esports is great for day-to-day use. Outside of the usual "hey, it's got a great optical sensor", which it does, it's matte finish is also silky smooth to the touch.

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Half-Life: Alyx in Final Stages of Development, Delay Unlikely
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Half-Life: Alyx in Final Stages of Development, Delay Unlikely
Yesterday Valve took part in a Half-Life: Alyx Reddit AMA answering a range of questions relating to the new VR titles set in the iconic Hal-Life universe.

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Ninja Theory's Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II Team Size Twice That of the Original, New Game Project: Mara Announced
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Ninja Theory's Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II Team Size Twice That of the Original, New Game Project: Mara Announced
With Project: Mara described as an "experimental title that explores new ways of storytelling", that much like Hellblade before it will explore mental issues. Except this time a representation of mental terror, based on research, that will get this - "recreate the horrors of the mind as accurately and realistically as possible". It sounds, terrifying.

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Tencent Looking to Acquire Conan Exiles Developer Funcom
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Tencent Looking to Acquire Conan Exiles Developer Funcom
With a "voluntary cash offer to acquire all shares" in the Norwegian developer on the table with both Funcom and Tencent speaking positively of the potential acquisition. Chinese company Tencent is one of the largest in the world, and a shareholder in many of the biggest names in the industry - including Riot Games, Epic, and Ubisoft. This offer in relation to Funcom is for full ownership.

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Hearthstone Galakrond's Awakening Give Away!
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Hearthstone Galakrond's Awakening Give Away!
The long-awaited showdown between the League of E.V.I.L. and League of Explorers is now live and thanks to the lovely people at Blizzard Entertainment we've got 5 x Hearthstone Galakrond's Awakening Solo Adventure bundles to give away!

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AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT Out Now - Delivering Impressive 1080p Gaming Performance
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AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT Out Now - Delivering Impressive 1080p Gaming Performance
The latest 7nm RDNA card from AMD is the company's most mass market effort to date - the 1080p focused AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT. Which leverages the cutting edge technology of the Radeon RX line to deliver a high performance card for around $499 AUD. Partner cards from companies like ASUS, Gigabyte, and MSI are all available now.

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Bartlow's Dread Machine is an Old Timey Videogame About an Old Timey Videogame
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Bartlow's Dread Machine is an Old Timey Videogame About an Old Timey Videogame
Here's the pitch, "In 1907, Arthur Harrington Bartlow invented an extraordinary device -- a video game, long before the era of advanced electronics. Unfortunately, Bartlow's machine often injured those who played it. He lost every penny he had, and his groundbreaking creation was lost to history... until now." Be sure to hit the jump for the trailer, because this is pure charm.

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Frostpunk: The Last Autumn Launch Trailer Keeps the Existential Dread Even Though it Swaps Out Ice for Green
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Frostpunk: The Last Autumn Launch Trailer Keeps the Existential Dread Even Though it Swaps Out Ice for Green
The wonderful Frostpunk (one our favourite games from 2018) is set to get its biggest expansion to date with the arrival of The Last Autumn. Which, as per the title, showcases a pre-Ice Age world where trees and grass were still a thing. Very much a prequel it will showcase the final days before the fall and the origin of the game's iconic Generator.

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Galakrond’s Awakening Now Live - Hearthstone's Final Solo Adventure for the Year of the Dragon
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Galakrond’s Awakening Now Live - Hearthstone's Final Solo Adventure for the Year of the Dragon
With the first chapter in the long-awaited battle between the League of E.V.I.L. and League of Explorers now live and free for all players - Hearthstone: Descent of Dragons and the Year of the Dragon is finally ready to come to a close. In Galkarond's Awakening the adventure is more linear, but interesting in that you'll get to play through Arch-Villain Rafaam’s final plan for complete domination from both sides.

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Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot Review - You Can 'Gohan' Home Again
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Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot Review - You Can 'Gohan' Home Again
After the excellent Dragon Ball FighterZ from 2018, Bandai Namco and developer CyberConnect2 bring the same impressive anime aesthetic and visual detail to the new story-driven action-RPG - Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot. A game that retells stories and arcs from the classic anime series - which is why we got our DBZ expert Edan Burg to review it.

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Watch This - 15 Minutes of Action from Our DOOM Eternal Preview
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Watch This - 15 Minutes of Action from Our DOOM Eternal Preview
Watch as we rip and tear through hordes of demons and take some time to briefly take in the sights and sounds of all the new alien locales and stunning vistas that make up id Software's follow-up to DOOM (2016). Before we go back to ripping and tearing of course.

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DOOM Eternal Preview - Redefining the Shooter
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DOOM Eternal Preview - Redefining the Shooter
After spending three hours with a near-final build of DOOM Eternal thanks to Bethesda, we discover that id Software has been quietly building a stunning genre-defining experience that could potentially become the high watermark for the FPS genre.

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Halo Co-Creator's Disintegration is Having a Multiplayer Technical Beta at the End of January
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Halo Co-Creator's Disintegration is Having a Multiplayer Technical Beta at the End of January
Developer V1 Interactive, a new studio headed up by Halo co-creator Marcus Lehto, and publisher Private Division are ready to debut a small slice of its ambitious new game Disintegration at the end of the month. Part shooter part squad-based tactical affair it blends vehicles, abilities, and shooter-meets-RTS combat in a brand-new sci-fi world.

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