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Published by Liam Merrick on February 13, 2015 400 And Counting: Week 16 (It’s a Kind of Magic, Magic, Magic!)

This is a big week, and not just because this is the first of the theme weeks. No, the reason is Magic: The Gathering’s Pro Tour Fate Reforged! It put the world’s best Magic players against each other in the Modern format, which pulls from almost every card printed since 2003. We’ve just had a few sets with some powerful cards, as well as some major cards banned, so the meta (effectively what everyone is playing) has been shaken up and new decks are cropping up. The means exactly zero to you if you don’t play or follow Magic, but as someone who likes watching competitive magic, the Pro Tour was an exciting time.

An unexpected day off meant that I still managed to see a bunch of movies. Now, I’m not going to tell you the theme, it’ll be up to you to guess it. Naturally, I still went to the cinemas, so I have one to throw you off. Continue reading »

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Published by Matt Batten on February 10, 2015 EA/Bioware Cancel Shadow Realms

Shadow Realms logoJust six months after it was announced, EA and Bioware Austin disclosed that their next project, Shadow Realms, will no longer move forward with development.

Bioware Austin’s General Manager Jeff Hickman took to the official Shadow Realms website to break the news. He cited the company’s focus on supporting pre-existing and upcoming titles, including Dragon Age: Inquisition, Star Wars: The Old Republic and more.

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Published by Liam Merrick on February 6, 2015 400 And Counting: Week 15 (I Like Your Old Stuff)

I’ve come to notice my viewing habits recently, and one of them was in full force this week. After work, or when I’m tired, I’m far more likely to just watch whatever is on TV or nearby, with a preference for films I’ve already seen. I guess being tired means I don’t want to put the effort in to watch a new film when I could re-watch Braveheart.

Spoiler alert: I watched Braveheart this week. 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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