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Ultimate NES Remix Set to Hit Australia and New Zealand This November

Ultimate NES Remix Set to Hit Australia and New Zealand This November The NES Remix series has already seen two installments on the Wii U, but now Nintendo are taking the fast paced nostalgia blast and shipping both in one package for easy consumption on the 3DS. Ultimate NES Remix will feature both full titles, which feature the likes of Super Mario Bros. (1,2, and 3),...
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Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse Dated for October 23rd

Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse Dated for October 23rd Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse is a game I have waited on for a long time. Announced for last year, this little sequel will be hitting the 3DS eShop on October 23rd after several delays – as a part of Nintendo’s “Nindies” (terrible name) program for the service. A Wii U version...
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Hugh Laurie Voicing Villain in LittleBigPlanet 3

Hugh Laurie Voicing Villain in LittleBigPlanet 3   Newton may not sound very threatening, but when Hugh Laurie of House M.D. fame is providing the voice, with his great acting chops, that all changes. The English actor, comedian, director, singer and author (geez, what hasn’t he done?!) is lending his voice to the villainous character in...
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Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric & Sonic Boom: Crystal Shards Hands On Preview

Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric & Sonic Boom: Crystal Shards Hands On Preview Both Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric for the Wii U and Sonic Boom: Crystal Shards for the Nintendo 3DS were playable at EB Games Expo 2014 and I got the chance to try out both to see what was similar and different between the two. I first spent some time with Sonic Boom: Crystal Shard which I played on a 2DS...
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LittleBigPlanet 3 Preview

LittleBigPlanet 3 Preview I am going to be open and state immediately that I am not an aficionado of platformer games. As a child, I was deprived of the likes of Mario and Luigi due to my family being refugees from various conflicts/civil unrests. When the choice is between eating and owning a gaming console, my parents stuck firmly...
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Disney Infinity 2.0: Marvel Super Heroes Guardians of the Galaxy Play Set Review

Disney Infinity 2.0: Marvel Super Heroes Guardians of the Galaxy Play Set Review Disney Infinity 2.0: Marvel Super Heroes Developer: Avalanche Software Publisher: Disney Platforms: Xbox 360, Xbox One (Reviewed), PS3, PS4, Wii U Release Date: Out Now Price: US$39.99 – Available Here AU$39.95  – Available Here Overview Guardians of the Galaxy is the biggest film of the year,...
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Two Tribes Announce RIVE for Consoles and Steam with a Nice Trailer

Two Tribes Announce RIVE for Consoles and Steam with a Nice Trailer If you were a huge fan of Toki Tori 2 like we were, you were probably disappointed when you found out that Two Tribes were taking a bit of a break to reboot (seriously though, you need to play Toki Tori 2). Well, fret no more folks as its seems this developer is back and ready for more as RIVE has now been...
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Assassin’s Creed Unity Season Pass Details Revealed

Assassin’s Creed Unity Season Pass Details Revealed With the release of Assassin’s Creed Unity only a few months away, Ubisoft revealed details of the game’s season pass along with announcing a brand new entry to the Assassin’s Creed franchise. The Season Pass will contain Assassin’s Creed Unity: Dead Kings, which will see Arno...
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First ten minutes of Ori and the Blind Forest revealed for TGS 2014

First ten minutes of Ori and the Blind Forest revealed for TGS 2014 Today Microsoft and Moon Studios released a ten minute video walkthrough for Tokyo Game Show that goes through the prologue and sunken glades levels for Ori and the Blind Forest. In the trailer, which can be found below, we see that Ori has been separated from the Spirit Tree during a storm and is saved by...
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Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse set for mid-October release in North America

Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse set for mid-October release in North America Yesterday WayForward revealed over Twitter that they are currently planning to release Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse in the middle of October in North America while gamers in Europe and Australia will have to wait a little bit longer. While no time frame was announced for those areas, the reason for the...
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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Danger of the Ooze Announced by WayForward

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Danger of the Ooze Announced by WayForward If you love WayForward as much as we do, you should already be licking your lips over the game that was just announced today. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Danger of the Ooze will be hitting the 3DS, Xbox 360, and Playstation 3 later this year, but it already has the potential to be something...
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Amiibo Kicks Off Nintendo’s End of Year Line-up

Amiibo Kicks Off Nintendo’s End of Year Line-up Nintendo is looking to end 2014 on a high note with a strong list of titles and there Skylanders/Disney Infinity like Amiibo figures due before the years end. We now have an official price for Amiibo figures in Australia as well as the launch line up which will consist of 12 characters including Mario,...
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Kirby Fighters Deluxe and Dedede’s Dream Dash Deluxe Hit the eShop

Kirby Fighters Deluxe and Dedede’s Dream Dash Deluxe Hit the eShop If you played the lovely and wonderous Kirby Triple Deluxe (review can be found here, you happy readers), you probably noticed the two mini-games of sorts that were featured within the cartridge. The first was Kirby Fighters, which was a Smash clone with only Kirby hats, and the other was a odd little...
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New Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal Trailer Revealed at PAX

New Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal Trailer Revealed at PAX Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal was mysteriously absent at gamescom 2014 this year, as the Wii U title Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric was the only title shown. Sega has made up for it at PAX Prime this year, releasing several screenshots and a brand new trailer featuring plenty of game play footage of Sonic...
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Stealth Inc. Ultimate Edition is Coming to Japan

Stealth Inc. Ultimate Edition is Coming to Japan Curve Digital have formed an alliance with Square Enix to bring a console conversion of their stealth platform game, Stealth Inc., to Japan on Playstation 4. Jason Perkins, Curve Digital Managing Director, stated “We’ve been interested in bringing Stealth Inc to Japan ever since E3 last year, when we...
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The Swapper Review

The Swapper Review The Swapper Developer: Facepalm Games, Curve Studios Publisher: Curve Studios Platforms: PlayStation 4 (reviewed), PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita Release Date: 6 August, 2014 Price: $22.95 – Available Here Overview The Swapper was first released on PC in May last year, gathering a decent amount of...
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Super Mario Kart Sees a Surprise Release on the Wii U Virtual Console

Super Mario Kart Sees a Surprise Release on the Wii U Virtual Console While we usually don’t think about new eShop releases until Thursday, Nintendo have snuck up on us and gave us a reason to celebrate it seems. As of today, you can download Super Mario Kart for the Wii U in all of its now Gamepad enabled greatness. Sure, it is a lot different if you’re riding by...
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So Many Me Review

So Many Me Review So Many Me Developer: Extend Studio Publisher: ORiGO GAMES Platforms: PC (Reviewed), Mac, Linux Release Date: July 17th, 2014 Price: $14.99 – Available Here Overview Puzzle games have never been my strong suit, nor have I ever been gifted with the particular knack required to beat puzzles easily....
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Luna Shattered Hearts Up for Voting on Steam Greenlight

Luna Shattered Hearts Up for Voting on Steam Greenlight Indie developers Gillis has launched their new game on Steam Greenlight. Luna Shattered Hearts Episode 1 is a platforming RPG. The game stars Lithien and Dez. Both are self-centered jerks that most people would make an effort to avoid, but the two are about to embark on a journey that will see them grow...
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The Ratchet & Clank Trilogy Review

The Ratchet & Clank Trilogy Review The Ratchet & Clank Trilogy  Developer: Insomniac Games Publisher: Sony Platforms: PS Vita Release Date: 2 July, 2014 Price: $34.99 – Available Here Overview I first experienced the Ratchet & Clank series in the shape of Tools of Destruction, the first and (according to Metacritic) best...
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Abyss Odyssey Review

Abyss Odyssey Review Abyss Odyssey Developer: ACE Team Publisher: Atlus Platform: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Windows (Reviewed) Release Date: 15 July 2014 Price: $14.99 – Available Here Overview Chilean developers ACE Team moved into a new IP territory with their latest game, Abyss Odyssey. The team mixes fighting game...
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htoL#NiQ: The Firefly Diary’s English subtitled trailer released

htoL#NiQ: The Firefly Diary’s English subtitled trailer released Last week we learned that NIS America is planning on giving htoL#NiQ: The Firefly Diary a digital release in North America and Europe this Fall and today the company released their first English subtitled trailer for the title. While we have seen plenty of gameplay footage before, this is the first time...
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Child of Light now available on the PS Vita

Child of Light now available on the PS Vita A couple of months ago we learned that Ubisoft was planning on releasing Child of Light, their turn-based RPG, as a digital download for the PlayStation Vita. Well now that day is here and you can now download Child of Light’s standard edition on the Vita for £11.99 while a complete edition that...
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Shovel Knight Review

shovel-knight-boxart-02&h=120&w=120&zc=1 Shovel Knight Developer: Yacht Club Games Publisher: Yacht Club Games Platform: Nintendo Wii U, 3DS (Reviewed), PC Release Date: June 26, 2014 Price: $14.99 BUY NOW! Overview Remember when you had to blow the dust out of your cartridges? That wonderful 8-bit music? Even if you were born after the NES-era,...
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Dead Space 3, TowerFall Ascension and More Hitting PS Plus in July

Dead Space 3, TowerFall Ascension and More Hitting PS Plus in July Sony Computer Entertainment Australia announced the PlayStation Plus lineup for July, with acclaimed platformer TowerFall Ascension and Capcom action title Strider headlining the PS4 offerings. To be added for the PlayStation 3 is Dead Space 3 and the 2D action-puzzler Vessel. PS Vita owners have LEGO...
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Oscura: Second Shadow Review

Oscura: Second Shadow Review Oscura: Second Shadow Developer: Chocolate Liberation Front Publisher: Surprise Attack Games Platforms: iOS (Reviewed), Mac Release Date: June 26th, 2014 Price: $3.79 – Available Here Overview   Oscura: Second Shadow is an interesting platformer developed by Ole Alfheim of Chocolate...
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