Amazon is here, in case you haven't heard. As per the reporting we've seen across the media one could liken the arrival of Amazon to our shores to that of the second coming of the son of the dude who lives upstairs. The guy in charge of retail pricing and what have you. Anyway, as the place that sells just about everything, you can also nab a few great deals on games.
Hint, the AO stands for Australian Open, hence the timing. So yeah, AO Tennis represents an actual digital tennis game. Perhaps the first in a long while, our tennis memories are a little vague after Sega's Virtua Tennis series. Developed by local studio Big Ant, AO Tennis is being built with the participation of Tennis Australia and will feature a line-up of both local and international stars.
As part of the Mega Man 30th anniversary, Capcom revealed a new entry in the original series - the first since Mega Man 10 in 2010. But, also the first game in the series to not be presented in authentic 8-bit NES-style graphics in a long time. So yeah, Mega Man 11 will take advantage of modern hardware - sporting an exciting new hand-drawn look.
Commencing this month and encompassing Counter Strike: Global Offensive, Rocket League and Street Fighter V, the Gfinity Australia Series kicks off with its inaugural Challenger Series. Where anyone can put their skills to the test starting January 7. With pre-season commencing right now, two Elite Seasons are also on the cards for 2018, comprising of professional teams representing each Australian city.
L.A. Noire has made a triumphant return to the gaming fore, releasing in updated form on Xbox One and PS4, as well as in VR through HTC Vive and, as we explore in this review, on Nintendo Switch. We'll be looking at the former versions of the game in a feature soon, but given Rockstar's last Nintendo outing was GTA: Chinatown Wars on Nintendo DS, we felt the Switch version of L.A. Noire deserved its own review look-in.
Earlier this year Twitter played host to the grand final of the League of Legends Oceanic Pro League (OPL), which saw esports heavyweights Dire Wolves and Chiefs Esports Club go head to head. One question that came to mind at the time was ‘Twitter were now streaming esports competitions in Australia?’ A reasonable response, with the answer itself pointing to the rise of competitive games like League of Legends and the unique position that Twitter finds itself as one of the leaders in online content engagement.
With all three Seasons of Telltale's The Walking Dead included, plus the anthology 400 Days and three-part mini-series starring Michonne, the collection will also feature visual improvements across the board. Including improved textures, lighting, and the addition of ambient occlusion. The results may seem subtle but the effect is impressive.