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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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Published by Jamie Galea on January 8, 2015 NG+ GOTY Bonus Round – Jamie’s 2014 Favourites

We have revealed our Games of the Year, but the celebrations continue! This week, we bring you some of our non-gaming favourites of 2014. To close things off, our social coordinator and handler of the hashtags Jamie Galea brings you his favourite things of the past year.

While 2014 wasn’t the greatest year for video games, it was a much stronger year elsewhere. I made a personal commitment to read more, watch more, listen to more, and I feel it paid off pretty well. I got to check out some comics, anime and manga that I’ve been meaning to read for ages, and I tried out some interesting new TV shows. Heck, I even attempted to watch 50 movies I hadn’t seen before, though managed to only get through 31.

Out of all the media I consumed in 2014, the following three were my favourites. They’re in no particular order, because they’re all pretty damned great. Continue reading »

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Published by Jamie Galea on December 29, 2014 NG+ Game of the Year 2014 – Jamie’s Top Three

New Game Plus has revealed its Game of the Year. But what of our individual cast and crew? This week, we bring you our individual Games of the Year. First up, your Facebook friend and ours Jamie Galea presents his top three games.

2014 has been an odd year. There wasn’t one game that people could collectively agree was amazing, almost every major Q4 release was embarrassingly broken to some degree, and then there was that one hashtag that split the wider community. You know exactly what I’m referring to.

Despite all this, there were still some awesome games released in 2014. Here are my top three games of the year. Continue reading »

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Published by Jamie Galea on December 7, 2014 Playstation Experience Keynote Report – Looking Forward to 2015

With numerous announcements and confirmations, Sony’s keynote at the Playstation Experience convention in Las Vegas was an exciting look as to what will be hitting the various Playstation platforms in 2015 & beyond.

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Published by Jamie Galea on December 3, 2014 Valve Announce Steam Broadcasting Beta

Steam-Logo-100x100Valve have today announced a brand new feature hitting Steam, Steam Broadcasting. It’s curently in open beta, and despite what you may think, it’s a system that doesn’t output to external streaming services (i.e. Twitch/Hitbox etc.), but internally to Steam.  Continue reading »

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Published by Jamie Galea on November 7, 2014 Ubisoft Pulls Support for Steam

UbisoftIn a somewhat surprising development, Ubisoft have today pulled their three major holiday releases from PC digitial distribution platform Steam, and have raised further questions about their continued support on the platform. Continue reading »

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