A look at Stay in the Light, from one-man studio Sunside Games. Designed specifically for NVIDIA GeForce RTX graphics cards.
Stay in the Light – Indie Horror Powered by Ray-Tracing
198X is endearing, and how it presents a compilation of sorts of an era is something that leaves a positive if not lasting impression.
198X Review - Coming of Age in the Arcade Era
We sit down with Blizzard to discuss the creation of its visually striking new zones – Nazjatar and Mechagon.
From Concept to Screen – World of Warcraft's Rise of Azshara
Techland's next parkour leap into Dying Light takes 'post-apocalyptia' to a new level as we explore...
Dying Light 2 - Renaissance Mad Max
BenQ and ESL Australia Announce the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive BenQ ZOWIE eXTREMESLAND 2017 ANZ Qualifier
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BenQ and ESL Australia Announce the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive BenQ ZOWIE eXTREMESLAND 2017 ANZ Qualifier
Okay, so not having any idea what a ZOWIE eXTREMESLAND might be, what is clear is that BenQ is extending its popular Asian CS: Go tournament to include Australia and New Zealand! Also, as an open qualifier, any player from the Oceanic region will be eligible to compete for their chance to take part in the BenQ ZOWIE eXTREMESLAND event in Shanghai, China where 16 teams from 14 regions will compete for their share of the $100,000 USD.

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Hi-Rez Oceania SMITE and Paladins Mid Year Finals Wrap-Up
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Hi-Rez Oceania SMITE and Paladins Mid Year Finals Wrap-Up
Over the weekend in Adelaide, the Hi-Rez Oceania $35,000 Mid Year Finals took place. With Legacy Esports crowned the best SMITE team in the region and Kanga Esports victorious in the Paladins Path to Dreamhack grand final. The event saw a number of match-ups take place over two days of esports action.

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Previously on, the Starcraft 2 WCS ANZ Challenger 2017
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Previously on, the Starcraft 2 WCS ANZ Challenger 2017
Ahead of this weekend's StarCraft II WCS event in Sydney, Daniel "Deth" Haynes, StarCraft II Player, and host at the event takes through the story so far -- TV show recap style. Or, to use a more appropriate sports word -- highlights from the action so far in the StarCraft II WCS ANZ Challenger.

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Blizzard, Bethesda, and Bluehole Partner with Twitch and Streamers for ANZ Community Battles
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Blizzard, Bethesda, and Bluehole Partner with Twitch and Streamers for ANZ Community Battles
Yeah, the game maker and streaming platform equivalent of a Dream Team (see: the 1992 United States men's Olympic basketball team), are partnering with popular streamers from Australia and New Zealand for ANZ Community Battles. Which means they'll get to pick members of their communities to play Overwatch, Quake Champions, or PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS in official gaming tournaments. And it starts next week with Overwatch!

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StarCraft 2 World Championship Series Comes to Australia this Saturday
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StarCraft 2 World Championship Series Comes to Australia this Saturday
One of the original esports phenomenons, competitive StarCraft, is making its way to our shores this weekend as the StarCraft 2 World Championship Series hosts a live tournament at the Sydney ESL Studio sponsored by McDonald’s. This is pretty big news, mainly because this the first time Blizzard's WCS (World Championship Series) has had a local live tournament since 2012. And it'll kick off this Saturday, June 24 in style when a whopping 8 players go head-to-head instead of the usual 2.

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Twitch Partners with Blizzard for Esports Streaming
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Twitch Partners with Blizzard for Esports Streaming
With the streaming giant becoming the home for streaming esports competitions for top Blizzard games -- like Overwatch, Heroes of the Storm, Hearthstone and Starcraft II. And as part of the two-year deal, Twitch Prime members will be able to sync their accounts and receive special in-game goodies -- including a gold Overwatch loot box that will contain at least on legendary item. This offer will extend to future loot box packs in addition to similar deals for Heroes of the Storm and Hearthstone.

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Blank Esports Selected to Represent Australia at the Overwatch World Cup Group Stage in Sydney
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Blank Esports Selected to Represent Australia at the Overwatch World Cup Group Stage in Sydney
Currently ranked as the best Australian Overwatch team, Blank Esports has been selected by fans to represent Australia at next month's Overwatch World Cup Group Stage in Sydney. The team, which is currently in Taiwan battling it out to win the first ever Overwatch Pacific Championship, will be going up against Sweden, Italy, and Portugal in Group C.

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Blizzard Announces an Overwatch Open Division for Aspiring Professionals
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Blizzard Announces an Overwatch Open Division for Aspiring Professionals
For amateur Overwatch players who reach the rank of Master (or higher) during an Overwatch season. From there players can assemble teams and take part in the Overwatch Open Division for their region, with the Open Division’s first season commencing on July 4. With Australia and New Zealand included the first round of regions.

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A*mazing - 16-Bit Platformer and the World's First Esport, 'Bubsy', is Making a 2017 Comeback
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A*mazing - 16-Bit Platformer and the World's First Esport, 'Bubsy', is Making a 2017 Comeback
Called Bubsy: The Woolies Strike Back, the internet has decided that the return of a middling platformer starring a bobcat from the 16-bit era is another case of nostalgia gone bad, or one step too far. This new Bubsy, the fourth or fifth game in the series, also sees the return of publisher Accolade. Well, the name at least. For us at AusGamers though, we see this as the return of the original esport.

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Details Emerge for the Overwatch World Cup Group Stage Event to be Held in Sydney
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Details Emerge for the Overwatch World Cup Group Stage Event to be Held in Sydney
As part of this year's Overwatch World Cup, which will once again culminate in the finals held at BlizzCon, one of the Group Stage events is coming to Sydney next month. From July 21-23 the Star Event Centre in Sydney will play host to the Group Stage qualifier that includes Australia.

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Victoria Become the First Ever League of Legends: League of Origin Champions
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Victoria Become the First Ever League of Legends: League of Origin Champions
Naturally. Because when it comes to Australia, Victoria is best. And you should probably forget the rest. Ahem, okay so over the weekend the Oceanic Pro League held the first ever League of Legends: League of Origin event where states across Australia, and the entire country of New Zealand battled it out to see who would reign supreme. With Victoria edging out New South Wales in the finals 3-1.

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League of Legends: League of Origin is Definitely the Sort of Esports Event Aussies Can Get Behind
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League of Legends: League of Origin is Definitely the Sort of Esports Event Aussies Can Get Behind
Pitting state against state is a long and proud tradition that as Australians we're always more than happy to get behind, even outside of the wide world of sports. Riot Games Oceania is holding the League of Origin from 2PM AEST on June 3-4 where the top Oceanic Pro League (OPL) and Oceanic Challenger Series (OCS) pro players from NSW, QLD, VIC, and NZ will go head to head.

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Adelaide Crows Football Club Makes History as it Acquires OPL Team Legacy eSports
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Adelaide Crows Football Club Makes History as it Acquires OPL Team Legacy eSports
Becoming the first professional sports team in the Oceanic region to do so, making the Adelaide Crows the owners of Legacy eSports. A move that makes sense and follows a trend among the traditional sports community that will see more and more expansion and focus on esports going forward.

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A Brief History of Esports
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A Brief History of Esports
UK-based Computer Planet has put up a nice infographic covering the history of esports, from the days of Space Invaders to the Nintendo World Championship to the exciting spectacle of watching the likes of Counter Strike and League of Legends today. As depicted in the picture it's worth noting that esports has shown incredible growth in both popularity and the money generated -- especially this past decade.

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Overwatch World Cup Group Stage Event to be Hosted in Sydney
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Overwatch World Cup Group Stage Event to be Hosted in Sydney
After the recent Intel Extreme Masters event it's great to see that Australia is hosting some great esports events. And now we can add the Overwatch World Cup to the list where Group C and D matches are schedule to take place in Sydney this winter. And yeah, included in the mix is Australia. Weirdly New Zealand's Group G games will be held in California.

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Australia's Mindfreak to Kick-Off the Call of Duty World League Global Pro League This Weekend
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Australia's Mindfreak to Kick-Off the Call of Duty World League Global Pro League This Weekend
Although Call of Duty World League Global Pro League is a bit of a mouthful it will house 16 Call of Duty teams from around the globe across two stages of competition, with each offering USD $700,000 in prizes. Not too shabby, especially when the outcome will affect the placement in the Call of Duty World League Championship, where another USD $1.5M will be up for grabs. Taking place in Columbus, Ohio, Stage 1 kicks off this weekend with Australia's Mindfreak going up against some stiff competition.

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Round Three of the Overwatch Pacific Championship Begins Tonight
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Round Three of the Overwatch Pacific Championship Begins Tonight
With eight more rounds to go before the playoffs. And things are looking good so far for Australian team, Blank Esports, who are currently sitting in first place on the ladder. And they'll be taking on Hong Kong Attitude tonight from 9:00 PM AEST, and then Japanese team SunSister, on Sunday, 24 April at 9:00pm AEST. Both matches can be streamed here so be sure to tune in and support our Aussies!

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The Overwatch Pacific Championship Kicks Off this Weekend
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The Overwatch Pacific Championship Kicks Off this Weekend
With Australian team Blank Esports competing against squads from Hong Kong, Japan, Taiwan, and Thailand. The top three teams of the 11-week season will proceed to the playoffs where a prize pool of $357,000 AUD is up for grabs. Click through for the times.

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Throwdown Esports Season 2 will Feature Three Super Leagues and $32,000 in Prize Money
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Throwdown Esports Season 2 will Feature Three Super Leagues and $32,000 in Prize Money
As eSports continues to build and grow here in Australia (aka 'Oceania'), Throwdown Esports, which is owned by Showdown -- the exclusive distributor of Twitch Media locally, has announced three Super Leagues featuring Rocket League, CS:GO and League of Legends with a decent prize-pool split among them as well as pathways into larger global competitions.

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The Overwatch League Will Commence in Q3 2017
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The Overwatch League Will Commence in Q3 2017
In an interview held in Korea with Overwatch’s eSports global director, Nate Nanzer, it was revealed that the Overwatch League that was announced at BlizzCon last year will commence in Q3 2017. Touted as a real sports league with teams, players, salary caps, seasons, and finals, the Overwatch League will start off more compact before expanding in 2018.

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