We visited real-world West Virginia to go hands on with Fallout 76.
First Into the Wasteland – Hands-On with Fallout 76
This year’s FIFA sees a variety of notable changes to the formula, and makes for one of the better iterations of the series in quite some time.
FIFA 19 Review - Different and Better Than Ever
We take on legions of soldiers, mercenaries, ship crews and wolves in Ubisoft's Sparta-tacular AC!
A Drachmae for your Thoughts - Assassin's Creed Odyssey Review
It might not be Australia, but Playground Games has made England a worthy place for a Sunday drive, whatever the season!
Livering the Experience - Forza Horizon 4, Our Full Review
Wednesday, 18 April 2018
Post by KostaAndreadis @ 01:29pm 18/04/18 | 0 Comments

With four wins and zero losses in Stage 3 of the Overwatch League. Scott Kennedy, or Custa, was a new addition to the team where he was brought on as a support main for LA Valiant. A definite rising star, he joins fellow Australian and assistant coach, Jordan 'Gunba' Graham, on the revamped and new look LA Valiant.

Post by KostaAndreadis @ 01:19pm 18/04/18 | 0 Comments

Khora, who arrives as part of the new Beasts of Sanctuary update. In addition to the new frame a new game mode called Sanctuary Onslaught is coming, which will offer players a team-based, survival-style experience. Which sounds like a pretty cool twist to the existing Survival mode. In Sanctuary Onslaught players will need to fend of endless waves of enemies, racing against the clock and escaping through a portal. Where, they'll need to do it all over again.

Post by KostaAndreadis @ 12:49pm 18/04/18 | 0 Comments

Right, so the name Immortal Redneck may not inspire a whole lot of confidence. But underneath the southern-tinged wisecracks lies a fun, deep, and rewarding roguelite where progression and improving your skills result in a memorable experience. Immortal Redneck is coming to Nintendo Switch on May 10.

Post by KostaAndreadis @ 12:40pm 18/04/18 | 0 Comments

From UK-based charity SpecialEffect comes a special release that allows people with physical disabilities experience the joys of Minecraft. Using special eye-tracking software that is compatible with all Windows versions of Minecraft it covers everything from building, exploring, attacking, and even chat.

Tuesday, 17 April 2018
Post by KostaAndreadis @ 04:21pm 17/04/18 | 1 Comments

With that statement specifically referring to the upcoming releases of the next Battlefield game from DICE and Anthem from BioWare. With the controversies of course relating to the release of Star Wars Battlefront II and its implementation of a pay-to-win loot box system. Which, compared to the backlash, is putting it mildly.

Post by KostaAndreadis @ 03:47pm 17/04/18 | 0 Comments

From local Brisbane-based indie developers Two PM, The Thin Silence is a new narrative adventure game about self exploration and discovery. Filtered through beautiful vistas, quiet contemplation, and even darkness. Due for release on PC and Mac on April 28, a percentage of each copy sold will go to CheckPoint - the non-profit dedicated to to providing support for and help raising awareness of mental health issues.

Post by KostaAndreadis @ 03:08pm 17/04/18 | 0 Comments

With both this announcement and the current crop of classic SNK arcade and Neo-Geo releases, the Nintendo Switch for all intents and purposes is itself a Virtual Console. Just one without classic NES, SNES, and N64 games. Yet. Sega Ages, the new line of Sega classics for Switch launches this winter.

Post by Steve Farrelly @ 01:48pm 17/04/18 | 1 Comments

Ever since the doctors jumped ship, BioWare has looked... well, rocky. Mass Effect: Andromeda was a carbon copy of the original trilogy with blatantly less dynamic characters and no real evolution in design, and certainly no evolution in story. And Anthem, well, looks like a Destiny clone. So there's also that. But studio manager Casey Hudson wants you to believe they're on the right track and he's attempting to be transparent about it.

Post by KostaAndreadis @ 01:38pm 17/04/18 | 0 Comments

Late February gamers around the world woke to the news that Square Enix had quietly released a remastered version of the classic 16-bit era RPG Chrono Trigger. But, the excitement was short lived as the port was exposed as little more than a mobile version with distracting image processing and a terrible UI. The feedback was heardm with Square Enix now taking steps to improve the release.

Post by KostaAndreadis @ 01:29pm 17/04/18 | 0 Comments

As part of our recent Gaming PC Build, we ended up with 32GB of Crucial Ballistix Elite memory. It came down to a coin toss between that and the RGB flavour of G.Skill's TridentZ line. And now with the announcement of the new Ballistix Tactical Tracer DDR4 Gaming Memory, we can get the best of both worlds.

Post by KostaAndreadis @ 12:56pm 17/04/18 | 0 Comments

Where The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt made the top of the list followed by classic-RPG Planescape: Torment in second place and Baldur's Gate II in third place. In fact, it seems that people love their RPGs. And that GOG.com users have excellent taste in games.

Post by KostaAndreadis @ 12:39pm 17/04/18 | 0 Comments

World of Warcraft Arena esports had a pretty big year in 2017 when the ANZ region saw three teams make it to the APAC finals and then a team from Australia, Team Rock, making it all the way to the global stage at BlizzCon. In 2018 Australia will play host to the APAC regional finals.

Post by KostaAndreadis @ 12:25pm 17/04/18 | 0 Comments

Late last year LawBreakers developer and Boss Key co-founder Arjan Brussee left the studio for Epic Games. A sensible move when you factor in the success of Epic's Fortnite and the unfortunate commercial failure of LawBreakers. On Twitter this past week Cliff Bleszinski basically flat out accused Epic of poaching Boss Key talent.

Monday, 16 April 2018
Post by KostaAndreadis @ 01:54pm 16/04/18 | 3 Comments

Last week a number of Xbox One owners in Australia were unable to update, install, and in some cases load games due to issues with Xbox servers. Which, affected me personally (on two separate consoles) when I was unable to update several games across several days. The good news is that it seems the situation is improving, but isn't quite there yet.

Post by KostaAndreadis @ 01:26pm 16/04/18 | 0 Comments

From Melbourne-based indie team Cognitive Forge, the long in development and labour of love Aura of Worlds is finally ready to see the light. Featuring procedural worlds, over 70 unique enemies and traps, level themes, and fun experimentation, the tactical rogue-lite made an impression when it was show last year at PAX Australia.

Post by KostaAndreadis @ 01:08pm 16/04/18 | 0 Comments

A year after the successful launch of its new Ryzen line of CPUS, which in many ways put the company back on track as a viable alternative to Intel, AMD unveils the second generation of the Ryzen. Available to purchase from later this week the new Ryzens offer the same multi-core approach but faster.

Post by KostaAndreadis @ 12:41pm 16/04/18 | 0 Comments

On Friday we reported that classic gaming score keepers Twin Galaxies had removed Donkey Kong record holder Billy Mitchell's high scores after he was caught cheating. On an old VHS tape submission that was also one of the more dramatic moments in the excellent videogame documentary The King of Kong. And now, comes the official statement from the man.

Post by Steve Farrelly @ 12:33pm 16/04/18 | 0 Comments

CD Projekt RED has released a big statement via joint studio CEO Marcin Iwiński proclaiming GWENT will see a marked new update in "GWENT Homecoming", over the next six months.

Post by KostaAndreadis @ 12:27pm 16/04/18 | 0 Comments

The Ultima Underworld series is a classic in the minds of veteran PC gamers. Those that recall a time when playing a computer RPG still required the help of pen and paper. Underworld Ascendant comes from Paul Neurath and Warren Spector's OtherSide Entertainment so the talent is strong. Today's new trailer certainly looks cool, but there seems to be a slight problem.

Post by KostaAndreadis @ 11:57am 16/04/18 | 0 Comments

That, well, sounds like the best use of the furry little teddy bears since the debut of Caravan of Courage. In Ewok Hunt, which takes place at night on the Forest Moon of Endor, Imperial Stormtroopers armed with blasters and flashlights need to fend off an attack from hard to see Ewoks as they await a transport.

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