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Published by Jamie Galea on April 24, 2015 Telltale Games Partners With Marvel

(In brief) Telltale Games has announced a partnership with Marvel Entertainment to develop an episodic series based on Marvel properties. No details about this project were revealed, other that the game will be see release in 2017.

Marvel Entertainment joins a growing list of high profile collaborators with Telltale, which now includes 2K Games (Borderlands), DC Comics (The Wolf Among Us) and HBO (Game of Thrones).

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Published by Jamie Galea on April 15, 2015 Guitar Hero Live Announced

With Rock Band 4 looming over the horizon, Activison announced the revival of its own rhythm game series: Guitar Hero. The latest iteration, Guitar Hero Live, will be developed by Freestyle Games (developers of the DJ Hero games), and will be hitting the PS3, PS4, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Wii U and mobile in Spring 2015. Continue reading »

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Published by Jamie Galea on April 2, 2015 Don’t Stop Believin’: Nintendo Direct 02/04/15

Xenoblade Chronicles 3D isn’t the only major Nintendo thing that happened today. Yesterday, the company announced that they’ll be holding a Nintendo Direct the following day, and it was another entertaining and informative special.  Continue reading »

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Published by Jamie Galea on March 30, 2015 Microsoft Announces Halo 5 Release Date

(In Brief) Microsoft has today announced that Halo 5: Guardians, will be releasing on October 27th, 2015. The announcement comes as Microsoft put out two TV ads for the game: one focusing on new character Locke, the other on Master Chief.

The above date is confirmed for the American release, and there’s yet to be any confirmation whether or not the date will be the same locally.

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Published by Jamie Galea on March 17, 2015 Nintendo Forms Mobile Partnership With DeNA

Nintendo has announced a partnership with Japanese mobile company DeNA to develop new games for mobile devices.

The arrangement between Nintendo and DeNA is designed to allow the best of both companies to shine; Nintendo with its IP and game development skills, and DeNA with its expertise in mobile gaming. While no games were announced, the companies confirmed that titles developed under this partnership will all be original titles using Nintendo Intellectual Property (IP), designed specifically for smartphones. Nintendo will have final approval on all games made as part of this alliance. Continue reading »

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Published by Jamie Galea on March 13, 2015 TPG to Acquire iiNet for $1.4B AUD

TPG LogoIn a surprise move, Sydney based telecommunications giant TPG has announced that it will purchase Western Australian based internet service provider (ISP) iiNet for $1.4 billion dollars.

Prior to this announcement, TPG owned 6.25% of iiNet. The move will merge the two companies to create a subscriber base of 1.7 million users. In an Australian Stock Exchange disclosure, TPG is expecting the acquisition to be finalised and implemented by the middle of July 2015.  TPG’s Executive Chairman and CEO David Teoh believed the acquisition will allow TPG to upscale their plans to implement the National Broadband Network: ”iiNet and TPG are highly complementary businesses in terms of geographic presence, market segments and corporate customer base. Continue reading »

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Published by Jamie Galea on March 12, 2015 Sega & Game Freak Announce Tembo The Badass Elephant

SEGA LogoAs part of Sega’s initiative to become more of a digital publisher, they have today announced a brand new downloadable title, Tembo The Badass Elephant. What’s surprising about the title is that it’ll be developed by Pokemon developers Game Freak, and hitting the PS4, Xbox One & Steam later in 2015. Continue reading »

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Published by Jamie Galea on March 3, 2015 Netflix Coming to Australia & New Zealand on March 24

After years of service in other parts of the world, global streaming giant Netflix will finally be making its Australian & New Zealand debut on March 24th. While no pricing information was released, there was plenty of important information for prospective local customers. Continue reading »

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Published by Jamie Galea on March 2, 2015 HTC & Valve Announce Virtual Reality Partnership

Steam-Logo-100x100With the 2015 Game Developers Conference upon us, mobile phone giant HTC has announced their foray into the burgeoning virtual reality market, partnering up with Valve to produce a VR headset. The product, known as HTC Vive, will be released to developers in a few months time, with a consumer version to be released by the end of the year. Continue reading »

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Published by Jamie Galea on February 3, 2015 Vale Monty Oum: 22/6/81 – 3/2/15

We at New Game Plus are saddened to learn of the passing of Rooster Teeth animator Monty Oum, creator of the animated series RWBY. He was 33 years old.

Oum had been recently hospitalised after an allergic reaction. Despite a ten day struggle, he was unable to recover. Continue reading »

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