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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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Published by Jamie Galea on February 1, 2015 Twitch Australian Servers Go Live

Twitch logoIn a surprising discovery, streaming juggernaut Twitch has launched Australian servers to aid local streaming and viewing experiences.

The discovery was noted by several users on Twitter (notably Australian Starcraft II observer Phil “inFeza” Bertino and Assault Android Cactus developer Syama Mishra), but Twitch has yet to formally announce the new servers. The reports are positive amongst those who did manage to test out the new servers today, and will certainly go a long way in increasing the quality of Australian streaming. Continue reading »

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Published by Jamie Galea on January 22, 2015 Bethesda Announces The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited

After a somewhat quiet period for The Elder Scrolls Online, as well as the console versions being missing in action, Bethesda has announced a refreshed version of their MMORPG, The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited. It’ll be hitting PC/Mac/PS4 & Xbox One in early June.  Continue reading »

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Published by Jamie Galea on January 20, 2015 Club Nintendo To Shut Down In September 2015

In a surprising announcement, Nintendo announced that it will be shutting down its Club Nintendo loyalty service worldwide by September 30th 2015. The service, which launched in Australia and New Zealand in 2008 with the launch of Mario Kart Wii,  encouraged users who purchased Nintendo games and hardware to register via the Club Nintendo website in exchange for stars, to be used for exclusive goods and software. Continue reading »

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Published by Jamie Galea on January 13, 2015 Microsoft Announce Forza Motorsport 6

xbox-logo-squareWith the new year already underway, Microsoft have taken it upon themselves to announce one of their big tentpole titles for 2015; Forza Motorsport 6. It’ll be arriving exclusively on the Xbox One in 2015, presumably in the final quarter of the year. Continue reading »

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