We take Starlink for a hands-on play -- both with the toys and the game, and it's awesome!
Not Just for Kids - Hands-On with Ubisoft's Starlink!
We sit down with Avalanche Studios to delve deeper into the creative processes and evolution behind the ambitious collaborative sequel
The Post-Punk Wasteland of Rage 2
Jurassic World Evolution, the new theme-park simulation from Frontier Developments, captures the cinematic magic of the original 1993 classic - Jurassic Park.
Jurassic World Evolution Review - Welcome To...
We get an early hands-on with a 400-year old prequel to Assassin's Creed Origins!
This. Is. Sparta! - Hands-On with Assassin's Creed Odyssey
Thursday, 16 November 2017
Post by KostaAndreadis @ 11:53am 16/11/17 | 0 Comments

And when we don't throw out the D word lightly here at AusGamers. With the original 2013 PC release of Marvel Heroes including design and input from Diablo veteran David Brevik, it was a free-to-play title that stood out from most. And in a surprise announcement, especially when you consider that Marvel Heroes Omega only just got a console release this year, comes word that it's shutting down.

Post by KostaAndreadis @ 11:41am 16/11/17 | 0 Comments

Which is impressive. But, our ASUS ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1070 Ti was already running Destiny 2 at a blistering frame-rate on our current 1080p screen on maximum settings. So, this would probably only benefit those playing at higher resolutions. Of course the new driver also signals the release of Star Wars Battlefront II.

Wednesday, 15 November 2017
Post by Steve Farrelly @ 06:35pm 15/11/17 | 0 Comments

Yeah, plenty of venom in that there headline. Once again, a post-release pay-to-????? model was a planned implementation for the latest Call of Duty, however, in this instance the game is having a handful of online issues that has developer Sledgehammer delaying its launch of the microsotransaction service until later this month.

Post by KostaAndreadis @ 03:30pm 15/11/17 | 0 Comments

Recently we had the chance to sit down with the head of Microsoft’s indie game service ID@Xbox, Chris Charla, to discuss all things Xbox, indie, and the future of the platform.

Post by KostaAndreadis @ 02:32pm 15/11/17 | 3 Comments

In an embarrassing display of misinformation, the Russian Ministry of Defence utilised a screenshot from a little-known game called AC-130 Gunship Simulator in a tweet. Stating "ISIS automobile convoy leaves Abu Kamal for Syrian-Iraqi border (November 9th, 2017)" - with the implication being that the US was providing support and cover.

Post by KostaAndreadis @ 02:13pm 15/11/17 | 0 Comments

According to the Wall Street Journal the deal is very closed to being signed for a new animated Super Mario Bros. movie from Universal Animation, the studio behind the Minion movies and others. For those wondering why we haven't gotten a new Mario film, one only needs to look at 1993's Super Mario Brothers travesty.

Post by KostaAndreadis @ 01:16pm 15/11/17 | 1 Comments

Recently SEGA and Creative Assembly announced a new class of Total War games, the Saga series. Standalone games built from existing historical time periods already visited by the series. Like Napoleon and Attila, these games will focus on single moments or periods in history. And today's announcement of Thrones of Britannia will kick things off in Viking-style.

Post by KostaAndreadis @ 01:07pm 15/11/17 | 0 Comments

With the biggest unreleased titles out now and coming soon to PlayStation 4 and PSVR playable on Wednesday November 22. PlayFest will take place in an exclusive private residence in Sydney, with themed rooms to showcase some of the most anticipated 2018 PlayStation 4 games like Detroit: Become Human, Shadow of the Colossus, God of War, Monster Hunter: World, and more!

Post by KostaAndreadis @ 12:47pm 15/11/17 | 0 Comments

With the awards show set to stream live from Los Angeles on December 7, the full list of nominees have been announced with Game of the Year set to include a head to head battle between Zelda, Horizon Zero Dawn, Super Mario Odyssey, Persona 5, and PUBG. Yeah, the Early Access phenomenon has made the list.

Post by KostaAndreadis @ 12:28pm 15/11/17 | 0 Comments

When it comes to immersion VR is still on the cutting edge. And when something as simple as turning off the lights and playing at night can increase the impact of a horror title immeasurably then you know the genre and the tech go hand in hand. And as far as cinematic horror goes, they don't much more intense and creepy than The Exorcist.

Tuesday, 14 November 2017
Post by KostaAndreadis @ 03:19pm 14/11/17 | 0 Comments

The awesome competition that will reward PlayStation Platinum Trophy hunters across multiple titles with a real-life Platinum Trophy continues. As there will are only four of the real-life trophies being made, this week's launch of Star Wars Battlefront II means that the quest now moves into the final stage - Star Wars.

Post by KostaAndreadis @ 03:12pm 14/11/17 | 0 Comments

And with it comes new maps and heroes, like the lethal Aramusha and the savage Shaman. Also coming, a new team-based mode called Tribute which focuses more on objective rather than just straight-up melee kills. And it sounds different too, with players fighting for control of three distinct Offerings which when activated at a teams’ designated Shrine awards unique team-wide buffs.

Post by KostaAndreadis @ 02:56pm 14/11/17 | 0 Comments

As a pure single-player first-person title, Wolfenstein II quickly rose to the top to become one of our favourite games of the year. And in keeping with that concept and the setting of post-war Nazi occupation of the United States, the DLC as part of the Season Pass will offer new, and pretty awesome sounding, single-player missions.

Post by KostaAndreadis @ 02:39pm 14/11/17 | 0 Comments

Speaking with Windows Central, a representative of Blizzard noted that the studio has been impressed with the new Xbox One X console, and it plans to utilise all that extra power in an upcoming Overwatch update. Dialblo III, which runs at a silky smooth 60fps in 4K already on the console, points to something special coming to Overwatch fans on Xbox.

Post by KostaAndreadis @ 02:25pm 14/11/17 | 0 Comments

Tis' the season to be jolly. Silent night, holy night. Santa Claus is coming to town. Ernest Save Christmas. That weird claymation Rudolph thing I saw as a kid in the '80s. That's right, Christmas is right around the corner, and getting in the festive spirit is ol' Microsoft, who will be handing out Limited Edition Xbox Holiday Ornaments at the flagship Pitt St store in Syndey.

Post by KostaAndreadis @ 01:20pm 14/11/17 | 19 Comments

Star Wars Battlefront II proves to be more Attack of the Clones than Empire Strikes Back: a sequel that fixes some of the sins of its predecessor, but repeats mistakes, and adds in whole new problems. Our resident Star Wars expert (see: nerd) and Battlefield super-fan (also see: nerd) Nathan 'Nachosjustice' Lawrence brings you a truly in-depth, and comprehensive, review.

Post by KostaAndreadis @ 11:29am 14/11/17 | 0 Comments

Yesterday it became apparent that locked heroes in this week's Star Wars Battlefront II would have required quite some time to unlock through regular play. Responding to a specific complaint on Reddit, which was down-voted over half a million times, EA noted that the intention was to create a sense of accomplishment behind unlocking certain heroes.

Monday, 13 November 2017
Post by KostaAndreadis @ 04:49pm 13/11/17 | 0 Comments

It's here, the answer to the age old question 'Can it run DOOM?'. With the Nintendo Switch responding, sure can pal! And with that in mind we handed off review duties to our resident technical wizard - Alex 'Pikamus' Andreadis. Who apparently spends his days rigging and lighting and other made up work activities he tries to tell me about.

Post by KostaAndreadis @ 03:09pm 13/11/17 | 7 Comments

With locked hero Luke Skywalker requiring the playtime equivalent of 40 hours or so to net the amount of credits required (60,000) for unlock. Reddit users have taken the time to work it all out by getting an average of the number of credits earned per round or match and then factoring that into each hero cost. Minus of course, the other ways to earn in-game currency.

Friday, 10 November 2017
Post by KostaAndreadis @ 05:22pm 10/11/17 | 1 Comments

Need for Speed Payback is not a bad game per se, it's just for every great idea and moment that it has there's something to match that on the opposite end of the spectrum. Which is a shame because we don't get many pure arcade-style racers these days, ones where nitrous magically recharges every few seconds and you can conduct a hairpin turn in a matter of moments at close to 300km/hour.

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