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March 2017

Why we need events like GX Australia

GX Australia was Australia’s first LGBTIQ video game convention that catered for both gamers and geeks (is there really a difference?), with the primary aim of providing a ‘safe and inclusive space for everyone to have fun’. Read on

Hands-on: Sniper Ghost Warrior 3

Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 is an upcoming open world, first person tactical/espionage shooter from developers CI Games. While being the third title in the series, this will be the first to feature a AAA level of production. Read on

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February 2017

Can you escape The Old Haunt?

“You and your friends are out exploring the countryside when the storm hits. In search of refuge from the rain, you stumble across a deserted home. Breaking in, you find yourselves in a long-abandoned world of lost love. You may be protected from the rain, but the house has a strange past and an uncertain future… and now you are trapped.” Read on

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Revolt with Magic the Gathering and take back the power!

First published in 1993 by Wizards of the Coast, there's no denying Magic the Gathering has stood the test of time. With close to the equivalent of the population of Australia playing the game (approximately 20 million as of 2015) there is little question that Magic is still the number one trading card game title. Read on

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January 2017

Snipperclips Hands-On

Snipperclips is a delightful little multiplayer game that has you slicing up your avatar to create the shapes needed to beat puzzles and accomplish tasks. There were a lot of big-name titles on display last weekend at the Nintendo Switch Event, but that's no reason to forget about the little ones! Read on

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ARMS Hands-On

Zelda: Breath of the Wild might have been my main goal at the recent Nintendo Switch event here in Melbourne, ARMS was most definitely next in line for me to get my hands (or should I say arms on). ARMS was one of two games at the event (1-2-Switch being the other) which truly showcased the potential of the Joy-Con controllers and the powerfully fun party aspect of the Nintendo Switch. While 1-2-Switch nicely settles into the Switch's equivalent to Wii Sports, you would assume ARMs would take the place of Wii Boxing. However, ARMS felt much more like someone took Punch-Out!, put it in a fluoro arena and gave everyone Slinkies for arms! Read on

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The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Hands-On

I was incredibly fortunate this past week to be able to attend the recent Nintendo Switch preview event held right here in Melbourne with our very own Luke. From the get-go it was clear we both had the same one main objective: to get our hands on The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. The Breath of the Wild area was set up with multiple Switch stations all displaying the game to play, some with different controller options available to use. Read on

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1-2 Switch Hands-On

1-2 Switch, one of the few launch titles for the Nintendo Switch when the console arrives on March 3rd, is an attempt at showcasing the newest console with a range of party games, not unlike Wii Sports for the Wii and Nintendo Land for the Wii U. We had a chance to get our hands on several of the mini-games involved in the package this past weekend at the special Nintendo event here in Melbourne, and the results are a bit of a mixed bag. Read on

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Nintendo Switch Hands-On

Friday saw the announcement we'd all been waiting for; firm details on the Nintendo Switch. A release date of March 3rd and an Australian RRP of $469.95 raised lots of questions, especially with large chunks of the presentation focusing on the Joy-Con controllers and their capabilities. On Saturday, we were lucky enough to attend a media preview to be able to test it out for ourselves; after a few hours of time spent with the consoles feature-set, we have a firmer opinion on whether or not it's worth investing in. Read on

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Kickstart Your Engines – December 2016

Crowd-funding's biggest and most successful gaming projects to emerge out of December 2016. It's the end of the year and we always want to go out with a bang. Check out the cream of the crop for December as we wrap up a big year of crowd-funded games. Read on

December 2016

Everything we know about For Honor

Here's what you probably already know: For Honor is a third-person melee combat game that features intense battles between Vikings, Knights and Samurai. Since the game was initially announced at E3 2015 I've been chomping at the bit to know more; with a firm release date of February 14th, things are really coming together for the new IP and it's feeling like more of a must-play with each update. I even have managed to get my hands on it a couple of times to play it for myself - so with that in mind, let's get stuck into everything we know about For Honor. Read on

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12 Days of Gamesmas: Festive themes to celebrate the season with

Get pumped Aussies, it's Christmas time! (and Holiday time for those of us who do not celebrate Christmas). We may not live in a cold climate like our American and European friends do, but we still enjoy the festive spirit December brings us. When we're not splashing around in the sprinklers or watching the third re-run of Die Hard, we will be testing out our new gifts. For some of us, that means setting up a new console and loading up some new games! Read on

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NieR: Automata Hands-On

From the makers of the obscure PS3 title NieR comes the next instalment in the Drakengard series, NieR: Automata. Continuing the story of the futuristic and distraught earth from the original game, NieR: Automata takes place some time after the fourth and final ending of NieR. Read on

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Why 2016 was ‘Year of the Shooter’

There's no doubt that shooters are often the most anticipated and most popular commercially and critically, year in and year out. It's frustrating for those who don't value online multiplayer, as so many of these games are built around a social, competitive platform, often with enjoyment dictated by the communities who frequent them. Read on

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