Battleborn Open Beta: The Return of the Borderlands


Do you like the Borderlands series? Do you like Destiny? Do you like the gameplay mechanics presented by industry-dominating MOBA titles and wish they would in some way pervade into your beloved Borderlandss and Destinys? Gearbox Software delivers to you a limited scope of Battleborn, free of charge, in the currently running opening beta; I think you will find it caters for your oddly specific needs.

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The Bridge console release this month

An infinite loop. Classic Herbert…

Dazzling 2D logic puzzle game The Bridge is making the jump to console this week, and we’re excited for the chance to revisit the gravity-defying and troubled life of Herbert- I mean of the fictional Isaac Newton, as he traverses the magnificent and ridiculous rooms of his mansion. The beautiful black and white lithograph art style is integrated perfectly into the gameplay itself, and two and a half years after first experiencing it, this title has left a lasting impression as a must-play brain teaser.

The Bridge will be available first for Xbox One on August 14th, then for PS3, PS4, PS Vita and Ouya on August 18th, and for Wii U on August 20th. I’ll be picking it up on PS4 next Tuesday, how will you be crossing The Bridge?

For more information on The Bridge and the legendary independent team responsible for it, check out this site.

For the ever-eloquent review for the PC version we wrote back in 2013, follow this link!

Anno Online Closed Beta preview

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Browser-based games haven’t garnered much attention from me in past times. I think that’s due to a bad experience playing Ogame where I was obliterated the moment my noob-protection ran out. I like the idea of long-term gaming; waiting for hours for upgrades as opposed to seconds, such as is common in more conventional RTS titles. Ahh yes, RTS games. That I’m more familiar with. Not competitively at all, mind you, but I’ve enjoyed some days of AoE, and Warhammer 40K (my first PC game was Total Annihilation…). Never in that time did I bother getting into the Anno series (which admittedly appears to be more a city-builder title like SimCity… which I have also played), and I have no idea why. Somehow I had just missed the entire existence for the series, and upon participating in the closed beta for Anno Online, I feel fairly remorseful for that.

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Dead Space 3 Preview


Feeling rather special, on Wednesday the 23rd of January, I was invited to a press-exclusive preview of the much-anticipated Dead Spare 3, playing up until a point 2-3 hours into the game. If this slice is anything to go by, the full experience of the game will be absolutely worth the wait and the price (and the clunkiness of gameplay) to any fan of the series, and definitely recommended to anyone who’s missed the predecessors. Oh, and anyone who likes horror games. Actually that’s probably a more important criterion.

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EB Games Expo 2012 Preview

Europe has Gamescom, Japan has the TGS, and our trans-Pacific friends have E3. But here, in this sparse land we call Australia, there seems to be a severe shortage of dedicated video game conventions. This year, however (well, last year too, but it was at the Gold Coast so it doesn’t count), everyone’s favourite video game retailer EB Games is hosting their own expo, the creatively titled EB Games Expo. I’m sure you’ve all heard about this – after all, while it might be lacking the sorts of important announcements we might get from international conventions, the EB Games Expo 2012 will present to us thumb-twiddlers over 25,000 square metres of floor space, comprised primarily of upcoming games, accessories, and all-important free swag. And let’s not forget the e-sports, cosplay competitions, pop culture booths, and area focussing on Australian-grown video games.

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