Comic Mischief: Nintendo Direct 30/4/14

Nintendo Direct IwataNintendo might be taking a bit of a left turn. Its last Nintendo Direct, for the upcoming 3DS title Tomodachi Life, was effectively an endorsement of Deviantart’s Iwata/Miyamoto fan-fiction, and earlier today, the company teamed up with Mega64 to reveal its E3 plans via robot Reggie.

Now Nintendo has channelled the spirit of late-night television to reveal more details about the upcoming Mario Kart 8. You can watch Nintendo’s indulgences into infomercials, personal ads and ‘Sunday! Sunday! Sunday!’ at the bottom of this story, but if you want hard Mario Kart facts now, come with me.  Continue reading Comic Mischief: Nintendo Direct 30/4/14

Nintendo Announces E3 2014 Plans

Nintendo ReggieNintendo has announced its plans for E3 2014, which will pick up where the company left off last year and eschew the traditional press conference in favour of livestreams and periphery events.

Central to this is the Nintendo Digital Event, which, like its Nintendo Direct videos and last year’s E3 package, will reveal new games and highlight current projects. This event will be livestreamed at 9am 10/6/2014 (2am 11/6/2014 AEST). During E3, it will also host Nintendo Treehouse, a livestream from the E3 show floor, to further show off the company’s titles. Continue reading Nintendo Announces E3 2014 Plans

New Game Plus – S03E14

This week on New Game Plus, we return to Sanctuary to battle the Reaper of Souls, we return to Spira in Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster and return to Earth to fire up the Colossatron! When we're not returning from things, we're interviewing voice actress Veronica Taylor, catching up with ShiTenshi for more Cosplay and hearing about Kirsty's most memorable anime! All this, plus more on Episode 98 of New Game Plus!

NG+ FEATURE – Murdered: Soul Suspect – Preview

4You’re lying cold on the streetlight-drenched pavement during a freezing winter evening. A hooded man approaches you menacingly. You panic in your attempts to move, yet your body doesn’t respond. Finally, you realise the futility of your actions as the man pumps a clip full of handgun bullets into your chest. As the scent of blood and gunpowder fills the air, you lament over the lost opportunity to discover the person responsible for taking your life. Don’t deny it; you’d be dying to find out, right?

Enter Murdered: Soul Suspect. And no, I will not apologise for the above pun.

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2K Games Announce Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth

With PAX East 2014 concluding, there was one major “AAA” game announcement from 2K Games, and that was the latest effort by Civilization & XCOM developers Firaxis Games. The new game? A Civilization spin off titled “Sid Meier’s Civilization: Beyond Earth“. Continue reading 2K Games Announce Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Announced

2K_Borderlands_Pre-Sequel_AthenaCombatFor those seeking more shoot ‘n loot antics, you’re in luck! 2K and Gearbox Software have just announced a new standalone Borderlands game! In co-development with Gearbox Software and 2K Australia, Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel is a brand new title set between the events of the first Borderlands title and Borderlands 2 and seeks to further explore the tale of Handsome Jack.

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Nintendo Direct 09/04/14 Report – Smashing!

With the year creeping along ever slowly, one game that’s still quite unknown at this point is Super Smash Bros for 3DS & Wii U. All we know is characters, and not much else. That said, Nintendo held themselves a Nintendo Direct to explain quite a lot on the upcoming fighter.  Continue reading Nintendo Direct 09/04/14 Report – Smashing!