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Friday, 6 March 2020
Post by KostaAndreadis @ 05:36pm 06/03/20 | 1 Comments

With Mick Gordon back in the composer chair to deliver the soundtrack to this month's highly anticipated DOOM Eternal, Bethesda has released a behind-the-scenes clip showcasing the music and it's use of a "heavy metal choir". After an open casting call we get to see and hear snippets of the ancient demonic chants we can expect to hear in the full game.

Post by Steve Farrelly @ 02:49pm 06/03/20 | 0 Comments

One of the most promising PlayStation exclusives I've seen up close and personal over the past little while, is Sucker Punch's Ghost of Tsushima -- a truly energetic and cinematic samurai sandbox action dealie that is pretty as all get up, and now it has a release date and a new story trailer.

Post by Steve Farrelly @ 02:15pm 06/03/20 | 0 Comments

And it has some serious fire-power on the production side with alumni from Chernobyl and Game of Thrones and award winners left, right and centre. It will be co-produced by Sony Pictures Television Studios.

Thursday, 5 March 2020
Post by KostaAndreadis @ 05:40pm 05/03/20 | 0 Comments

The latest in the Razer Kraken series, the Razer Kraken Ultimte, makes a decent case for becoming a go-to bit of audio kit for a dedicated gaming rig. The USB-powered device delivers crisp audio, great quality chat, and a few extra bells and whistles (free of an distortion) to help stand out.

Post by KostaAndreadis @ 02:17pm 05/03/20 | 0 Comments

With the cancellation of GDC, the Mobile World Conference, several esports events, and the virus's potential impact hardware production - not to mention the real impact on the health and lives of people the world over - there's speculation that E3 2020 might get cancelled. Or, most likely, switch to a digital-only event.

Post by KostaAndreadis @ 02:01pm 05/03/20 | 0 Comments

In a recent interview with Game Informer, Valve developer Robin Walker opened up about the studio's commitment to Half-Life: Alex, the decision to take the series VR, and how it has reinvigorated developing experiences set in a world where head-crabs and gravity guns abound.

Post by KostaAndreadis @ 01:23pm 05/03/20 | 0 Comments

With Xbox Game Pass available on PC and Xbox One, Microsoft is continuing to expand both libraries with additions (and a few removals) as we head into March 2020. Headlining both platforms though is the first-party release of Ori and the Will of the Wisps. Hit the jump for the full line-ups.

Post by KostaAndreadis @ 01:03pm 05/03/20 | 0 Comments

Season 20 or the Season of the Forbidden Archives is set to go live in Diablo III next week (across PC and consoles) where in addition to a very Kulle new theme Patch 2.6.8 also sees the arrival of three new class sets - one each for the Barbarian, Witch Doctor, and Wizard.

Post by KostaAndreadis @ 12:34pm 05/03/20 | 0 Comments

And it's called Star Wars: Project Maverick, which was discovered by Twitter account PSN Releases - which documents all of the listings added to the various PlayStation Network storefronts. In addition to the title we've also got some moody artwork showcasing a Star Destroyer and some tiny X-Wings, plus a lot of red volcanic mountain-y stuff going on.

Wednesday, 4 March 2020
Post by KostaAndreadis @ 03:07pm 04/03/20 | 0 Comments

Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary aka the first one is now available to play on PC as part of Halo: The Master Chief Collection - via Xbox Game Pass for PC (Beta), Windows 10 PC and Steam. This remastered edition of the original classic (which was on PC way back when) presents a wonderful remake of the original campaign that wisely lets you seamlessly switch between old and new graphics as you're playing.

Post by KostaAndreadis @ 02:54pm 04/03/20 | 1 Comments

The controversy surrounding the launch of Warcraft III: Reforged is something that has been well documented in recent weeks, and during that time we've been slowly making our way through the epic campaign and story. As someone who loved and played the original when it was first released, it's a shame that Blizzard chose not to give this classic the attention it deserved.

Post by KostaAndreadis @ 02:21pm 04/03/20 | 0 Comments

With the highly anticipated Ori and the Will of the Wisps set to make its debut on March 11 (via digital release and Xbox Game Pass for PC and Xbox One) the team at Xbox ANZ has put together a lovely little competition. Giving fans the chance to win one of 20 limited-edition real life Bonsai ‘Spirit’ Trees.

Tuesday, 3 March 2020
Post by KostaAndreadis @ 02:33pm 03/03/20 | 0 Comments

You've read our in-depth preview and interview with Square Enix, you've watched our extended gameplay footage, but you're still hungry for more Final Fantasy VII Remake goodness. Well, Sony has got you covered with a demo now available to download and play on PlayStation 4.

Post by KostaAndreadis @ 02:22pm 03/03/20 | 0 Comments

After teasing that it was working on a team-based tactical shooter last year developer Riot Games has finally lifted the lid, opened the curtain, and unveiled the, err, veil on its new game - Valorant. A 5v5 character-based tactical shooter from the makers of League of Legends.

Post by KostaAndreadis @ 02:10pm 03/03/20 | 1 Comments

Kojima Productions is putting the final touches on the PC version of Death Stranding which now has a release date of June 2 - where it'll be available on Steam and via the Epic Games Store. The PC version of the previously PS4-only epic from renowned designer Hideo Kojima will support high frame-rates and even ultrawide displays at launch.

Post by Steve Farrelly @ 01:35pm 03/03/20 | 0 Comments

Allegedly the "first monster truck simulation" game ever made, Monster Truck Championship does look like it might deliver the most complete Monster Truck experience ever made in videogame form, and we've got the video to prove it.

Post by KostaAndreadis @ 01:09pm 03/03/20 | 0 Comments

With the big draw being the ability to go back to the Big Apple, New York - to hunt down series antagonist Aaron Keener. As an expansion Warlords of New York brings a massive new play area to The Division 2 bringing back some of the iconic locations from the first game - but this time, in the summer.

Post by KostaAndreadis @ 12:37pm 03/03/20 | 1 Comments

Showcasing how exploration, combat, puzzle solving, and generally how a AAA-style Half-Life game will work in VR. Which, is apparently really well. So much so we're wondering if it's too late to try and get a Valve Index before the March 23 launch day of Half-Life: Alyx.

Monday, 2 March 2020
Post by KostaAndreadis @ 08:21pm 02/03/20 | 0 Comments

Captured from our recent and length hands-on session with Final Fantasy VII Remake (be sure to check out the full preview here) our own Adam 'Griz' Mathew also captured a tonne of direct-feed gameplay. And this 49 minutes represents the absolute maximum that Square Enix allowed us to show without calling in a lengthy summons.

Post by KostaAndreadis @ 08:16pm 02/03/20 | 0 Comments

At a recent Square Enix event we were invited to not only go hands-on with the highly anticipated Final Fantasy VII Remake - but also have the change to speak to the legendary Yoshinori Kitase.

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