CONTEST: Win A ROCCAT Savu Gaming Mouse

We are in week five of our ROCCAT giveaway bonanza. This week, thanks again to ROCCAT and Kong Computers, we are giving you the chance to win a ROCCAT Savu Gaming Mouse, which features a 4000 dpi optical sensor and a customisable light system. To enter, all you have to do is answer the following question in 25 words or less:

What state is Kong Computers located, and who is your (second) favourite Kong? Continue reading CONTEST: Win A ROCCAT Savu Gaming Mouse

New Game Plus – S03E20

This week on New Game Plus, Mario is back in a big way. He's golfing, karting and partying, and the crew let you know whether you should RSVP. Shaney covers inter-familial relationships with an anime review of Nisemonogatari, Oz suffers deja vu at some of the remakes shown at e3, plus Roccat and Kong Computers are still giving away gear! All this, plus more, on episode 104 of New Game Plus.

Red, Yellow & Blue: Nintendo's E3 2014 Press Conference

Nintendo E3 Iwata punchAs the final major press conference of the show, Nintendo certainly had some hard acts to follow. Then again, given the increasingly bizarre (yet watchable) videos Nintendo has put out recently, you would think it has got a few things up their sleeves.

And guess what? Nintendo certainly did.

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Woooo!! Part Twoooo!! Sony's E3 2014 Press Conference

Sony E3 Tim SchaferTwo years ago, Sony’s press conference was full of Woooo Boys, the kind of people that whooped and hollered at the drop of a microphone, hat or otherwise. It was also a different environment compared to today. Back then, Microsoft had the mild advantage and the PS4 was merely the dreams of fanboys and Sony execs. Back then, the Woooo Boys were a nuisance.

The Woooo Boys were back for this year’s conference, and sure they were still insufferable, but this time they accompanied a cocksure Sony, a company clearly in the lead. Continue reading Woooo!! Part Twoooo!! Sony's E3 2014 Press Conference

Blood on the Dancefloor: Ubisoft's E3 2014 Press Conference

UbisoftFrom the opening minutes of Ubisoft’s press conference, we were greeted with a blood drenched, expletive-heavy ceremony from long-time publisher Ubisoft. Kicking off with an insight of Far Cry 4‘s manic antagonist in the form of a real-time rendered cutscene, it was clear that Ubisoft were aiming steadily towards a mature demographic.

That is until everyone got up and started dancing.

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2015 Concept Video: EA's E3 2014 Press Conference

EA Mirrors EdgeWith not a lot to show but plenty of announcements, EA certainly had one of the more different feeling E3 press conferences in quite a while. While it wasn’t the two hour announcement extravaganza that was Microsoft’s presser, what was shown was notable.

Right from the get go, EA CEO Andrew Wilson explained that the games shown today would be shown in one of two ways. The games EA would be showing in depth (as well as showing near-final footage of) are the games that’ll be released in 2014. For the games 0f 2015 and beyond, they would be shown in dev diary form, complete with incredibly rough tech concepts, prototypes and concept art. Continue reading 2015 Concept Video: EA's E3 2014 Press Conference

In A Limbo State: Microsoft's E3 2014 Press Conference

Xbox Phil Spencer LimboAbout two-thirds into Microsoft’s press conference, the head of Microsoft’s Xbox division, Phil Spencer, walked on to the stage wearing a Limbo shirt, unintentionally reflecting the current state of the Xbox One. This time last year, it was pitched as an All In One entertainment unit, the Kinect placed front and centre. Now, the console doesn’t even come with the Kinect.

It’s a testament to Phil Spencer’s new vision for the Xbox One (i.e. the polar opposite of Don Mattrick’s vision) that the Kinect was quarantined to a 60 second segment from Harmonix announcing the downloadable Dance Central Spotlight. No Kinect Sports, Kinectimals, “Xbox On” or any of that in sight.

So what is Microsoft to do? Continue reading In A Limbo State: Microsoft's E3 2014 Press Conference

E3 2014 – CD Projekt RED/GOG Summer Conference Report

With E3 only a matter of days away, the fine folks at CD Projekt took to the internet to announce a few key details regarding the upcoming title The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt, as well as make some new announcements regarding their GOG service. Continue reading E3 2014 – CD Projekt RED/GOG Summer Conference Report