With Super Smash Bros For 3DS well out and the wait for Super Smash Bros For Wii U feeling longer by the day, Nintendo’s latest Direct special was a 35 presentation focusing on 50 things deemed must-see, and there sure as hell were some surprises to boot. Continue reading »
Blizzard announced during an event held in Sydney on Thursday night that it will be deploying Australian-based servers for its MMO World of Warcraft. From October 28, players currently on Oceanic realms will automatically be transferred from American-based servers to ones hosted locally, resulting in lower latency for Australian players,
These new servers will not have any impact on individual characters, gold and guilds, nor will they impact the ability for North American and Oceanic players to play with each other. Continue reading »
It’s the end of week two and I’ve already fallen behind. I went a whole two days without seeing a single movie. This is not good. Sure, I have excuses: Armageddon Expo was this weekend, and New Game Plus won’t film itself. The issue is that one movie a day won’t get me to 400 movies, so missing two days in a row is bad.
As my editor said today (Hi Don! (get back to work! -ed)), I’m meant to watch one-point-something New movies per day, so I had better pick up my Game! Continue reading »
In front of a packed soccer stadium in Seoul South Korea and millions tuning in on Twitch, Azubu, YouTube and ESPN, Samsung White defeated Star Horn Royal Club 3-1 in the League of Legends World Championship Finals, earning themselves $1 million.
Samsun White’s support Mata took out the title of the tournament’s MVP, with a Kill/Death/Assist ratio of 18/27/253.
It’s Day Four as I write this and I’m already feeling it. I came home from work and watched TV. SVU was on and it was a cliffhanger, so I had to watch the next episode. It’s currently 11:17pm and I start work at 7:30am tomorrow. I don’t want to watch a movie, I just want to sleep. But I can’t quit now — I haven’t earned a free day yet, so onwards it is!
The Game Developers’ Association of Australia has announced the nominees of the Australian Game Developer Awards. Powerhoof Studios’ dungeon-crawler Crawl has lead the way with five nominations, including Game of the Year. Kumobius and Loveshack Entertainment each received four nominations for their games Duet and Framed.
“This year’s submissions demonstrate that Australian developers are innovating across the board,” said Simon Joslin, Creative Director of The Voxel Agents and member of the judging committee, “From adventurous storytelling to ideas so simple you wonder how you didn’t come up with them. What was consistent across the submissions was that they were made by teams with a clear vision of a unique and satisfying player experience, and executed at a truly world class level.”
The full list of nominees are: Continue reading »
400 movies sounds like a lot. That’s because it is. An average movie is an hour and half. So 400 movies is about 36,000 minutes or 6,000 hours. That’s almost as many hours as New Game Plus has spent on Dota 2 (Editor’s note: New Game Plus’ current cumulative Dota 2 playtime is 9,580 hours…)
Why is this very basic math relevant? Recently SBS released 400 free movies available on its On Demand service (available in Australia only), and I’m going to watch them all! These movies are only available for 12 months, which means with work, the show and sleep it might be physically impossible.
This won’t however stop me from trying to watch all 400! Continue reading »
On Wednesday, Nintendo of Japan held a Direct for the upcoming 3DS game, Monster Hunter 4G. The game is due to release in Japan in just three days, and will be hitting the West under the name ‘Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate’ early next year.
The Nintendo Direct was 27 minutes and contained a number of new announcements. A lot of these consisted of crossovers between Monster Hunter and other franchises. Continue reading »
Soon, gamers from Australia and all around the world descend onto the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre for the second PAX Australia expo! And of course, New Game Plus will be there in force.
After teasing the game at its E3 press conference, Sony has announced that it will be re-releasing the 1999 rhythm title Vib-Ribbon for the Playstation 3, PS Vita and Playstation 4. Vib-Ribbon allowed players to use their audio CDs to play through procedurally-generated stages.
The Platstation 3 version will retain the ability for players to use their audio CDs. Sony has not announced if the PS Vita or Playstation 4 versions will have a substituted feature. Continue reading »