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Unhack Hands-On Preview

Unhack Hands-On Preview EB Expo 2013 was home to a plethora of indie games, but one stood out among the crop. At the ‘Eternal Pain‘ indie booth was a game from developer Invert Mouse titled ‘Unhack‘ Invert Mouse were demoing a new version of the game at the booth and I found myself thoroughly impressed by...
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Forza Motorsport 5 Interview with Turn 10 Studios

Forza Motorsport 5 Interview with Turn 10 Studios At the Xbox booth at EB Expo 2013, we got to sit down with Turn 10 Studios, the developer of the Forza Motorsport franchise to discuss the legendary racing game series and in particular the latest installment exclusive to the Xbox One, Forza Motorsport 5. We talk about what’s new with Forza 5 and what...
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TanksAsia Masters at EB Expo 2013

TanksAsia Masters at EB Expo 2013 Roll over the competition The Wargaming booth was bustling at EB Expo 2013, as patrons gathered from all around to try their hand a World of Tanks. The booth itself had a number of computers just waiting to be used. Which they were, the whole time. Quite a popular game this World of Tanks. The majority of...
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Wolfenstein: The New Order Hands-off Demo Impressions

Wolfenstein: The New Order Hands-off Demo Impressions William ‘B.J.’ Blaskowicz is back and he’s crazy as ever! Literally… although comatose (a big although), he’s been in a mental asylum for 14 years for Christ’s sake! Or shall I say Hitler’s sake, for when he breaks out in 1960 and re-enters civilisation, he finds...
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FIFA 14 National Championship Finals Results

FIFA 14 National Championship Finals Results Back during September 25-26, EA Games Australia hosted heats for the FIFA 14 National Championship. Conducted at Hoyts Cinemas across the country, the final eight emerged and converged at EB Games Expo 2013 after winning economy class airfares to Sydney and one night’s accommodation. At the show, the...
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Hands-on with Battlefield 4′s Paracel Storm Map

Hands-on with Battlefield 4′s Paracel Storm Map Battlefield 4 had one of the most consistently busy lines at EB Games Expo 2013, with FPS fans clamouring to get their hands on the multiplayer demo available at the show. At one point, the line was held up because One Direction apparently wanted to come through and try a round… although we actually...
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Need For Speed: Rivals Hands-On Preview

Need For Speed: Rivals Hands-On Preview At EA‘s impressive EB Expo 2013 booth we got to go hands-on with their upcoming racing title and next installment in the legendary Need For Speed franchise, Need For Speed: Rivals. Upon entering the booth we were able to get our hands on the PlayStation 4 version of Need For Speed: Rivals, as such...
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Just ‘Cos Cosplay Competition at EB Expo 2013

Just ‘Cos Cosplay Competition at EB Expo 2013 Master Chief demonstrates how to make tea Everybody likes to play games, at least everybody who decided to attend EB Expo 2013. But some players take it all a step further and bring their favourite characters into the real world. Why? Just ‘Cos…see it’s funny because it has two meanings…Anyway, a...
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Hands-on with Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag Naval & Fort Demo

Hands-on with Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag Naval & Fort Demo Many of you may have seen the Naval & Fort demo from Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag that was shown at Gamescom back in August. Well, at EB Games Expo 2013, we were able to actually play the demo, and on the PlayStation 4 no less! The demo begins with the cutscene between Captain Edward Kenway and...
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South Park: The Stick of Truth Impressions

South Park: The Stick of Truth Impressions We previewed Ubisoft’s South Park: The Stick of Truth a little earlier this year, and we loved what we saw. The game managed to perfectly recreate the tone and feel of the show, while managing to provide an awesome turn-based arcade experience. The game was shown again at this year’s EB Games...
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inFAMOUS: Second Son Interview with Brand Development Director Ken Schramm

inFAMOUS: Second Son Interview with Brand Development Director Ken Schramm inFAMOUS: Second Son is my most anticipated title announced for the PlayStation 4 to date, so I scrambled especially hard at the EB Games Expo 2013 to secure an interview with Sucker Punch Productions Brand Development Director Ken Schramm to speak with him about the game. We talked about Delsin’s...
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Mighty Quest for Epic Loot Hands-On Preview

Mighty Quest for Epic Loot Hands-On Preview This past weekend at Ubisoft’s EB Expo 2013 booth, we got to go hands on with the hottest commodity in PC gaming with Mighty Quest for Epic Loot. The action RPG tower defense game was undoubtedly a fan-favourite at Ubisoft’s booth with the game garnering quite a crowd of players ready to quest...
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The Crew Hands-On Preview

The Crew Hands-On Preview At EB Expo 2013, Ubisoft showcased their upcoming PlayStation 4 and Xbox One racing title The Crew. We were able to go hands-on with the open-world racer and get a glimpse at what looks to be the future of racing games. The first thing that becomes apparent when playing The Crew is just how immense and...
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Hands-On with The Lego Movie Videogame

Hands-On with The Lego Movie Videogame Do you remember when you were a kid, building cars and planes and towers out of your Lego bricks for hours on end? The Lego Movie Videogame, from Warner Bros. and based on the upcoming Lego Movie is a huge call back to those youthful, imaginative times and and from what I was able to see at this...
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Battlefield 4 Interview with Creative Director Lars Gustavsson

Battlefield 4 Interview with Creative Director Lars Gustavsson Capture from the EB Live! Battlefield 4 presentation. He’s not usually that stern looking…. EA Australia had a large presence at EB Games Expo 2013, with what was voted as ‘Best Game of Show’ in Titanfall, The Sims 4, FIFA 14 and more. But even more eye-catching and attention grabbing...
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Hands-On with Titanfall

Hands-On with Titanfall Titanfall from EA is by far one of the most highly anticipated and exciting games of the next console generation, and Microsoft has it all to themselves. The futuristic FPS takes classic shooter elements and mixes them with parkour/free running and some bad-ass mechs. Since It was announced, I have been...
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Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag Interview with Ashraf Ismail and Michael Hampton

Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag Interview with Ashraf Ismail and Michael Hampton Game Director Ashraf Ismail (Left), Senior Game Designer Michael Hampton (Right) Thanks to Ubisoft Australia, we were able to interview some very special guests who flew in from across the globe to attend EB Games Expo 2013. Shortly after our interview with Kevin Shortt – Lead Scriptwriter/Story...
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Hands-On with Batman Arkham Origins: Blackgate

Hands-On with Batman Arkham Origins: Blackgate It seems to be the norm now that many companies will release a port of their console game for handhelds to try and grab more customers. Oftentimes these games don’t hold a candle to their console counterparts and are not well received. Instead of following the industry trend for Batman: Arkham...
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Hands-On with The Sims 4

Hands-On with The Sims 4 The Sims 4 from Maxis and EA is by far one of next year’s most anticipated games, and we hardly know anything about it yet! The Sims franchise is lucrative to say the least, and has a die hard fanbase that are always eager for the next installment, the next improvement and the next lot of stuff they...
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Hands-On with Dark Souls II

Hands-On with Dark Souls II As a huge fan of both Demon’s Souls and its spiritual successor Dark Souls, I was cautiously optimistic of Namco Bandai’s Dark Souls II, especially when it was announced that the series’ new director; Tomohiro Shibuya wanted the series to be more accessible. I, like many players assumed...
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Hands-On with Ben 10: Omniverse 2

Hands-On with Ben 10: Omniverse 2 It started when an alien device did what it did At EB Expo 2013, I got the chance to try out the Omnitrix, not literally unfortunately, and try my hand at High Voltage Software‘s newest title Ben 10: Omniverse 2. Get ready to blast your way through invading aliens as the baddest kid to ever save the...
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Hands-On with Adventure Time Explore the Dungeon Because I DON’T KNOW!

Hands-On with Adventure Time Explore the Dungeon Because I DON’T KNOW! The fun will never end! What time is it? If you don’t know the answer to that question then you probably won’t understand 90% of what I’m about to talk about. At EB Expo 2013, I got my hands on Wayforward‘s latest addition to the cartoon franchise full of candy and science: Adventure Time...
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Hands-On with Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII

Hands-On with Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Lightning does strike twice At EB Expo 2013, I was able to get my hand on a demo version for Square Enix‘s upcoming title Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII. Ever since the ambiguous climax of Final Fantasy XIII-2, fans have been curious to see what happens afterward. Now we have the answer:...
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Hands-On with Pokemon X and Y

Hands-On with Pokemon X and Y Which will you choose? Before we start this article, are you a boy or a girl? That’s right Pokefans, your favourite creatures are back for the biggest instalment the franchise has ever seen. For the first time in history, these monsters will be hitting the pockets of fans worldwide at simultaneously. At...
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Hands-On with Ratchet and Clank: Into the Nexus

Hands-On with Ratchet and Clank: Into the Nexus Once more unto the breach During EB Expo 2013, I was lucky enough to get my hands on the latest instalment in the Ratchet and Clank franchise: Into the Nexus. As the fourth and final instalment of the Future series, the game picks up after A Crack In Time to lead you on another rollicking space...
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Watch_Dogs Interview with Lead Story Designer Kevin Shortt

Watch_Dogs Interview with Lead Story Designer Kevin Shortt Kevin Shortt (Left), Danny, Lead Graphics Designer (Right) Thanks to Ubisoft Australia, we were able to interview some very special guests who flew in from across the globe to attend EB Games Expo 2013. Firstly, we got to speak with the Lead Scriptwriter/Story Designer on Watch_Dogs, Kevin Shortt. Topics...
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