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Published by Jamie on August 13, 2014 EA/Bioware Announce Shadow Realms

Shadow Realms logoAfter weeks of teases, Bioware’s latest project has finally been unveiled: An online action RPG known as Shadow Realms. The game, announced during EA’s Gamescom press conference, is a 4 vs 1 online action RPG that’s heavily story driven.

The setup is that each encounter sees you make a number of key decisions which alter the course of the story as you take control of one of four heroes drawn into a centuries old conflict against the “Shadow Legions”, with the other player taking control of the Shadowlord, who controls the Shadow Legions and can alter the environment to their whim.  Aesthetically, the game attempts to bring fantasy tropes in a more contemporary setting, allowing players to battle in Paris with machine gun wizards. In addition, the game will also be presented in an episodic model, each coming with their own new characters and choices and cliffhangers. Continue reading »

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Published by Jamie on July 9, 2014 2K Games & Gearbox Software Announce Battleborn

With Valve’s DOTA 2 International in full-swing, 2K Games & Gearbox Software have announced their take on the MOBA genre, in the form of Battleborn – a PS4/PC/Xbox One title set to hit sometime in 2015/16. Continue reading »

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Published by Jamie on July 2, 2014 Deep Silver Announce ESCAPE Dead Island

If the wait for the recently announced Dead Island 2 is killing you, and you want more zombie killing in paradise, Deep Silver have you covered with ESCAPE Dead Island, releasing later this year on PS3, 360 & PC. Continue reading »

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Published by Jamie on June 11, 2014 Red, Yellow & Blue: Nintendo’s E3 2014 Press Conference

Nintendo E3 Iwata punchAs the final major press conference of the show, Nintendo certainly had some hard acts to follow. Then again, given the increasingly bizarre (yet watchable) videos Nintendo has put out recently, you would think it has got a few things up their sleeves.

And guess what? Nintendo certainly did.

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Published by Jamie on June 10, 2014 2015 Concept Video: EA’s E3 2014 Press Conference

EA Mirrors EdgeWith not a lot to show but plenty of announcements, EA certainly had one of the more different feeling E3 press conferences in quite a while. While it wasn’t the two hour announcement extravaganza that was Microsoft’s presser, what was shown was notable.

Right from the get go, EA CEO Andrew Wilson explained that the games shown today would be shown in one of two ways. The games EA would be showing in depth (as well as showing near-final footage of) are the games that’ll be released in 2014. For the games 0f 2015 and beyond, they would be shown in dev diary form, complete with incredibly rough tech concepts, prototypes and concept art. Continue reading »

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Published by Jamie on June 6, 2014 E3 2014 – CD Projekt RED/GOG Summer Conference Report

With E3 only a matter of days away, the fine folks at CD Projekt took to the internet to announce a few key details regarding the upcoming title The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt, as well as make some new announcements regarding their GOG service. Continue reading »

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Published by Jamie on June 3, 2014 E3 2014 – Forza Horizon 2 Announced

With E3 kicking off in a weeks time, Microsoft have announced another game prior to the event – Forza Horizon 2. Continue reading »

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Published by Jamie on May 28, 2014 EA Announce Battlefield: Hardline

With E3 on the horizon, EA have joined the pre-E3 announcement club by announcing one of the games they planned to formally show off at their E3 conference – Battlefield Hardline. It’ll be the first Battlefield game to be developed outside of DICE (Visceral Games are helming this one), and will be hitting later this year on PS3/PS4/PC/Xbox 360/Xbox One. Continue reading »

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Published by Jamie on May 16, 2014 Microsoft Announces Halo 5: Guardians

Halo 5 Guardians logoConcluding a week filled with several pre-E3 announcements, Microsoft has announced the fifth title in the Halo series, Halo 5: Guardians, due for release in 2015.

The game, announced via an Xbox Wire post by 343 Industries head Bonnie Hammer, will be the first entry in the series released for the Xbox One. While no footage or major details were confirmed (aside from it running at 60FPS), Hammer mentions that the game is a much bigger effort than Halo 4. “That applies to the content and scope of the game, as well as the technology in what’s now a brand new and more powerful engine,” Hammer said, “Certainly there are some core elements carried over from prior games, but we’ve invested a huge effort in retooling our tech to take full advantage of the Xbox One’s hardware and ecosystem to create worlds and experiences worthy of next-gen.”
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Published by Jamie on May 13, 2014 Government Cuts Australian Interactive Games Fund

The Australian Government has announced that as part of the 2014/15 Federal Budget, it will cease funding to the Australian Interactive Games Fund, commencing 1 July, 2014.

The decision will result in a budget saving of $10 million. The money will be “redirected by the Government to repair the Budget and fund policy priorities.” Continue reading »

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