We sit down with Blizzard to discuss the return of the Old Gods in Hearthstone, the fascinating new PvP mode Duels, and the spooky carnival that is Warcraft’s Darkmoon Faire.
Hearthstone Interview - Darkmoon Faire, Old Gods, and Duels!
DualSensing a Seismic Shift in How we Play and Develop Games
In Conversation With Sony - Astro's Playroom and the PS5
We sit down with Xbox Game Studios’ World’s Edge and Melbourne developer Tantalus to discuss the creation of Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition.
The Making of Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition
Where we fall in love with the turn-based RPG combat and new protagonist Ichiban Kasuga.
Yakuza Goes Full RPG In The Brilliant Yakuza: Like a Dragon
Tuesday, 6 October 2020
Post by KostaAndreadis @ 02:14pm 06/10/20 | 0 Comments

Recently we had the chance to go hands-on with Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War's multiplayer as part of a preview session, and were impressed by its polish even in an Alpha state. Plus the Cold War setting meant playing CoD in the neon-lit streets of nighttime '80s Miami. This weekend the Open Beta for the game begins on PlayStation 4 - with Xbox One and PC to follow next weekend.

Post by KostaAndreadis @ 01:31pm 06/10/20 | 0 Comments

Ghost of Tsushima: Legends is a free update coming to the critically acclaimed Ghost of Trushima that brings new co-op content in the form of two-player story missions and four-player survival missions based on Japanese folklore. It arrives October 16 alongside a Version 1.1 update that adds a New Game+ mode in addition to new elaborate outfits and designs.

Post by KostaAndreadis @ 12:59pm 06/10/20 | 1 Comments

For reasons that apparently go beyond supply, with NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang responding during a press Q&A as part of the NVIDIA's GPU Technology Conference (GTC) that "the 3080 and 3090 have a demand issue, not a supply issue". Adding, "the demand issue is that it is much much greater than we expected — and we expected a lot."

Post by KostaAndreadis @ 12:33pm 06/10/20 | 2 Comments

With EA dropping the surprise re-release of Need for Speed Hot Pursuit Remastered on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on November 6 with the Nintendo Switch version to follow on November 13. The release coincides with the tenth anniversary of Criterion Games classic cop chase entry in the long-running series.

Monday, 5 October 2020
Post by KostaAndreadis @ 10:11pm 05/10/20 | 10 Comments

Setting aside the fact that it's been far too long since we've gotten a pure flight combat Star Wars game, something that could sit alongside the likes of TIE Fighter or Rogue Squadron, there's also the VR dream that's basically that. Fly around in X-Wings and TIEs, shooting at enemies. Although fully playable sans VR headset, Star Wars: Squadrons excels when you go virtual.

Post by KostaAndreadis @ 03:28pm 05/10/20 | 0 Comments

With Milla Jovovich and her army unit of army people doing the "holy sh.." thing when they see the Monster Hunter franchise's Diablos emerge from the sand. Based on Capcom's long-running and very popular Monster Hunter series of games, this film adaptation looks to be taking the Transformers route.

Post by KostaAndreadis @ 03:13pm 05/10/20 | 0 Comments

Microsoft Flight Simulator is nothing short of a stunning, providing the sort of scope we might have deemed impossible not all that long ago. And in a package that allows anyone to jump in and explore the globe - from up on high. In addition to the recent Japan World Update the team at Asobo are now allowing players to sign-up for the upcoming VR Closed Beta.

Post by KostaAndreadis @ 02:36pm 05/10/20 | 0 Comments

With Twitter user Strife212 doing the ingenious thing of using 15GB of the GeForce RTX 3090's whopping 24GB of VRAM to create a virtual drive. To install Crysis 3. With the VRAM of the 3090 presenting 24GB of GDDR6X memory at 19.5Gbps, it is easilly faster than any hard-drive out there, with Strife noting that Crysis 3 "loads very fast".

Post by KostaAndreadis @ 02:23pm 05/10/20 | 4 Comments

With NVIDIA noting in a new blog post that production on the GeForce RTX 3070 is ramping up quickly and that the delay is to ensure that "more cards available on launch day". The new launch date will not only ensure more Founders Editions are available but also cards from partners like MSI, Zotac, and Gigabyte.

Post by KostaAndreadis @ 02:05pm 05/10/20 | 0 Comments

Payday 3's development has been largely overshadowed by the financial troubles and woes over at publisher Starbreeze, where a recent cashflow injection and state of things last year noted that the highly anticipated Payday sequel was on track for release sometime between 2022-2023. A new tweet via the official Payday account showcases an image from the game and confirmation that it will be using the Unreal Engine.

Friday, 2 October 2020
Post by KostaAndreadis @ 03:42pm 02/10/20 | 2 Comments

There are many reasons to build a new PC or to simply upgrade what you have - but for many of us there's 2077 reasons wrapped up into one. November's launch of Cyberpunk 2077. All of us at AusGamers are secretly putting together bits of silicon and RTX goodness in anticipation of that, and on that note Joab Gilroy has recently installed the latest MSI MAG B550 Tomahawk motherboard to see how it stacks up.

Post by KostaAndreadis @ 01:07pm 02/10/20 | 0 Comments

Cyberpunk 2077 is out next month and to add even more hype to the 2077 levels of hype already out there CD Projekt Red has dropped the official Cyberpunk 2077 commercial - called Seize the Day - and it stars none other than Keanu Reeves.

Post by KostaAndreadis @ 12:33pm 02/10/20 | 1 Comments

Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit for the Nintendo Switch introduces a new way to play Mario Kart - with a real-world RC car controlled by the Switch. Not only that but it lets you create courses in your own home to race around. The AR magic though is where it goes from cool to downright impressive, with on-screen items and obstacles affecting the speed and movement of your kart in addition to mushrooms giving you the per-requisite speed boost.

Post by KostaAndreadis @ 12:02pm 02/10/20 | 0 Comments

With Blizzard noting that World of Warcraft: Shadowlands, the latest expansion to the long-running online role-player, is being pushed back from its planned October release to "later this year". With the reasoning being more time to ensure it's "something special".

Thursday, 1 October 2020
Post by KostaAndreadis @ 04:54pm 01/10/20 | 0 Comments

The undead are coming to the next chapter in the Call of Duty saga with Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War Zombies. Developer Treyarch is calling this a new beginning for the co-op offshoot and fan favourite with a brand new story set during the Cold War, with new characters, and new ways to play.

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

With Feather bringing its relaxing Zen to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One after leaving players on both the PC and Nintendo Switch in a great mood. Which, in terms of 2020-ness, is something of an achievement. In Feather you take control of a bird to explore a large island at your own pace and discover its secrets -- without worrying about being attacked.

Post by KostaAndreadis @ 12:53pm 01/10/20 | 0 Comments

With the free PlayStation Plus titles coming to PS Plus subscribers this month being Need for Speed: Payback and Vampyr, both coming October 6. Hit the jump for some details.

Post by KostaAndreadis @ 12:27pm 01/10/20 | 0 Comments

Though Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered will only be available to those that - takes breath - purchase the Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales: Ultimate Edition which launches alongside the PlayStation 5 on November 12 for $124.95 AUD (RRP). Pricing and access aside, in a new post Insomniac's Community Director James Stevenson outlines what to expect in the remastered edition.

Wednesday, 30 September 2020
Post by KostaAndreadis @ 06:12pm 30/09/20 | 0 Comments

With the eighth World of Warcraft expansion around the corner we had the chance to chat about one of the darker corners of the Shadowlands, Maldraxxus, with Lead Narrative Designer Steve Danuser.

Post by KostaAndreadis @ 02:47pm 30/09/20 | 1 Comments

The latest Diablo IV development update is now live and this time the team over at Blizzard -- with David Kim, Lead System Designer on Diablo IV putting together the bulk of it -- delves into the brand new Skill system. It's looking pretty impressive, and is presented as an actual tree too. With skills and upgrades forming the branches, and powerful passive abilities the roots.

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