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The latest June 2020 quarterly update on Diablo IV is a treasure trove of new info, so let’s break it down.
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Friday, 10 July 2020
Post by KostaAndreadis @ 10:49pm 10/07/20 | 0 Comments

With Far Cry 6 art showcasing a tropical setting and Breaking Bad's Gustavo Fring (aka Giancarlo Esposito) as the villain. With Ubisoft Forward taking place bright and early on Monday, July 13 at 5am AEST, take this as an unofficial posting around an as-yet unannounced title from Ubisoft. But, with the source being a store listing - with release date - we can expect to find out more then.

Post by Steve Farrelly @ 10:32pm 10/07/20 | 0 Comments

Why? Well, simulation games tow the line as far as realism goes. You know, "no over the top gameplay here -- move on", that sort thing. But this is MONSTER TRUCKS and, kind of like pro wrestling there's LOTS TO SEE HERE, and Monster Truck Championship from Nacon and Teyon studios is looking like the serious mud-eating goods.

Post by KostaAndreadis @ 04:46pm 10/07/20 | 0 Comments

Starlight Children's Foundation has been doing its magic to help brighten the day for sick kids across Australia for decades, and its latest initiative is one we can all get behind. The Game Changers event, in partnership with EB Games and Twitch, is encouraging streamers and gamers to join in on a live fundraising event from August 13 - 30, 2020.

Post by KostaAndreadis @ 01:22pm 10/07/20 | 0 Comments

With the $250 million investment giving the maker of all things PlayStation a minority stake in Epic Games - the maker of Fortnite, Unreal, and Jazz Jackrabbit. The deal was made to expand the relationship between Sony and Epic Games, that will no doubt benefit the upcoming PlayStation 5 and Unreal-engine powered games.

Post by KostaAndreadis @ 01:06pm 10/07/20 | 0 Comments

Hideo Kojima’s Death Stranding makes its PC debut next week, and having checked out an early preview edition the results are nothing short of stunning. Thanks to DLSS 2.0 support it runs like a dream (within the game's dream-like setting) on a GeForce RTX powered rig. Also, this new driver gets you ready for Horizon Zero Dawn which looks stunning too - and this makes sense when you consider it runs on the same underlying engine.

Post by Steve Farrelly @ 11:43am 10/07/20 | 0 Comments

CrossCode from Radical Fish Games has had something of a long journey with the developers not shy to talk up the near nine-year start-to-release life of the Japanese-styled ARPG. From humble RPGMaker beginnings through to years as an Early Access title, CrossCode has finally made its way to console and is available now for PS4, Nintendo Switch and Xbox One.

Post by Steve Farrelly @ 11:15am 10/07/20 | 0 Comments

And yeah, if you didn't know about this project, that headline might confuse you, but upfront: this is not a new Half-Life game made by or starring Geoff Keighley, but rather an inside look at the journey of Valve towards a new chapter in the Half-Life in Half-Life: Alyx, told in a uniquely interactive way.

Thursday, 9 July 2020
Post by KostaAndreadis @ 01:11pm 09/07/20 | 0 Comments

And if there's one thing we can all count on is that each World of Warcraft expansion will receive an impressive Collector's Edition. World of Warcraft: Shadowlands is no different and during the Shadowlands live-stream event from last night, Blizzard outlined the physical and digital goodies players can expect.

Post by KostaAndreadis @ 12:28pm 09/07/20 | 0 Comments

Just in time for Halloween, the second installment in the horror series The Dark Pictures Anthology is set to release on October 30. As the follow-up to the very cool Man of Medan from last year, this time the story shifts to a small town, Salem witch trials, and support for an online two-player shared experience.

Post by KostaAndreadis @ 11:49am 09/07/20 | 0 Comments

As of now we know that Microsoft's Project xCloud is a cloud-based service that offers players low-latency access to Xbox games playable from multiple devices over a network. Today, the company has revealed how it has been re-allocating Project xCloud resources in recent months for easier game development - offering instant access to Xbox Development Kits.

Post by KostaAndreadis @ 11:29am 09/07/20 | 0 Comments

Recently news broke that AT&T was considering selling the Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment gaming division - WB Games. Where studios like Rocksteady, Monolith, and NetherRealm, work on properties like Batman, The Lord of the Rings, and Mortal Kombat. With Microsoft, EA, Activision, and Take-Two (2K) reportedly expressing interest - an analyst at GlobalData runs through the next-gen case for each.

Wednesday, 8 July 2020
Post by Steve Farrelly @ 10:09pm 08/07/20 | 0 Comments

WWE 2K Battlegrounds, 2K's answer to the original court-brawler, NBA Jam (in no way affiliated, mind), is coming soon in all its brawesome glory, in that it's OTT wrestling... let that sink in for a minute. And we're not talking about the original greased up Grecian form, we're talking the full stageshow -- the WWE show.

Post by Steve Farrelly @ 09:15pm 08/07/20 | 2 Comments

This is a hard one on paper to throw too much concern at: a horror Western-themed jaunt through purgatory with a flaming skull gunslinger voiced by Ron Perlman... see, you're already either looking it up, or ignoring even these words to just learn more.

Which is how we felt, but does it deliver where, and how, it needs to?

Post by KostaAndreadis @ 05:52pm 08/07/20 | 0 Comments

Well, old record. In that Star Wars Episode I: Racer (available now for Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4) is essentially the N64 original in a shiny new HD package. After going toe to toe against Sebulba and little Ani throughout the galaxy for a few weeks now - we're ready to bring you our full review.

Post by KostaAndreadis @ 01:52pm 08/07/20 | 0 Comments

For those familiar with the Sennheiser gaming headset range (as seen with the excellent EPOS | Sennheiser GSP 670) this co-branding and co-development with the audio wizards at EPOS is about to come to an end. In that the EPOS division is ready to go it alone with a new range of gaming headsets set to debut later in the year with a focus on "The Power of Audio".

Post by KostaAndreadis @ 01:22pm 08/07/20 | 0 Comments

The SNES and NES Nintendo Switch Online library is set to see the return of a 16-bit classic next week. With Rare's Donkey Kong Country for the Super Nintendo arriving as part of the latest batch of titles.

Post by KostaAndreadis @ 01:11pm 08/07/20 | 0 Comments

With Bungie's third and final chapter in the original Halo trilogy set to make its debut as a part of the PC edition of Halo: The Master Chief Collection. As per previous ports and remasters this will be optimised to include unlocked frame-rates, resolution, and enhancements made for keyboard/mouse controls.

Post by KostaAndreadis @ 01:00pm 08/07/20 | 0 Comments

From Spiders Studio the talented team behind the very BioWare-like GreedFall (which we loved), has lifted the lid on its latest RPG called Steelrising. And we've got a teaser trailer that highlights the surprising blend of French Revolution and robots.

Post by KostaAndreadis @ 12:25pm 08/07/20 | 0 Comments

But only by about a month with the original August 28 launch pushed back to September 25. Mafia: Definitive Edition from 2K is complete built-from-the-ground-up remake of the classic gangster epic featuring stunning new visuals, controls, and expanded cinematic sequences.

Post by KostaAndreadis @ 12:15pm 08/07/20 | 0 Comments

No real gameplay was shown and there's not much to go on, but the racing franchise that began in the late 1980s is set to return with Test Drive Unlimited Solar Crown from publisher Nacon and developer KT Racing.

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