EA Announce Battlefield: Hardline

With E3 on the horizon, EA have joined the preE3 announcement club by announcing one of the games they planned to formally show off at their E3 conference – Battlefield Hardline. It’ll be the first Battlefield game to be developed outside of DICE (Visceral Games are helming this one), and will be hitting later this year on PS3/PS4/PC/Xbox 360/Xbox One. Continue reading EA Announce Battlefield: Hardline

Microsoft Announces Halo 5: Guardians

Halo 5 Guardians logoConcluding a week filled with several pre-E3 announcements, Microsoft has announced the fifth title in the Halo series, Halo 5: Guardians, due for release in 2015.

The game, announced via an Xbox Wire post by 343 Industries head Bonnie Hammer, will be the first entry in the series released for the Xbox One. While no footage or major details were confirmed (aside from it running at 60FPS), Hammer mentions that the game is a much bigger effort than Halo 4. “That applies to the content and scope of the game, as well as the technology in what’s now a brand new and more powerful engine,” Hammer said, “Certainly there are some core elements carried over from prior games, but we’ve invested a huge effort in retooling our tech to take full advantage of the Xbox One’s hardware and ecosystem to create worlds and experiences worthy of next-gen.”
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Far Cry 4 Announced

FC4_KEYART_618x733World renowned publisher Ubisoft have taken to their official UbiBlog to announce Far Cry 4, the next instalment of their long-running series notorious for warfare in the wilderness. Set in the Himalayan-inspired region of Kyrat, players will be tasked with a savage fight for survival against a gun laundering, self-appointed opportunist leader and his weapon-toting followers.

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Dis-Kinect-ion: Kinect Free Bundle Confirmed

xbox-logo-squareAs of now it is well and truly clear that Microsoft have huge plans for the Xbox One this year. Just a month before one of the biggest video gaming conventions in the world begins, Microsoft have hit the ground running making several announcements concerning their latest bid in the escalating video game console race as part of the Xbox Wire service.

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New Game Plus – S03EBAM_Rainbow Edition

This week on New Game Plus, it's our one hund…A NEW WARRIOR HAS ENTERED THE RING! Just before we hit our 100th episode, we side step into a Battle Arena Melbourne-centric episode! We've got the conclusion to our Cosplay journey, and interviews with Mick Gordon, Jeffrey “Chamba” Cruz & Dan Chlebowczyk. All this, plus more, on 'Ultimate Episode 99 Turbo HD Continuum Shift: Battle Arena Melbourne 6 (Ver. 2014)' of New Game Plus!

Government Cuts Australian Interactive Games Fund

The Australian Government has announced that as part of the 2014/15 Federal Budget, it will cease funding to the Australian Interactive Games Fund, commencing 1 July, 2014.

The decision will result in a budget saving of $10 million. The money will be “redirected by the Government to repair the Budget and fund policy priorities.” Continue reading Government Cuts Australian Interactive Games Fund

Epic Announces Free To Play Unreal Tournament

It’s been a long time since we’ve had an arena shooter, let alone a new Unreal Tournament game. Epic seem to rectify that with the announcement of Unreal Tournament, for PC, Mac & Linux.  Continue reading Epic Announces Free To Play Unreal Tournament