While Alienware’s take on the Steam Machine looks to be the most appealing at present (in my opinion, at least), prospective buyers may not be so happy to know that they will be unable to simply rip out hardware components at their leisure after receiving one. Frank Azor, General Manager of...
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  • Review: Contrast (PC)

    Set in a flourishing 1920s pre-Art Deco Paris, Contrast is a beautiful amalgamation of  shadows, bold design, and dreamlike gameplay. A scratch beneath the surface of the game’s 2D and 3D platforming, Contrast tells the story of Didi’s father, as he attempts to win back her mother. While the characters are...
  • Ubisoft outlines Watch_Dogs’ collector’s editions ahead of November launch

    Ahead of its highly anticipated and recently revealed launch in November, Ubisoft has today announced and shown off the various collector’s editions for their much hyped hacker-exploration title, Watch_Dogs. With four, that’s right, four, unique collector’s editions, Ubisoft has a wide range of varying content, each offering a selection of both...
  • Leap Motion pre-orders to begin shipping mid-May.

    Leap Motion, the motion control system that provides users a more “natural” way to interact with their PC, will begin shipping to ‘pre-order customers’ from the 13th of May. In a nutshell, the Leap Motion controller is a small, USB-powered device that, upon a quick application installation and hardware...
  • GeForce Experience optimisation tool-kit offers nearly 50% FPS gains

    In a recent hands on session with Nvidia’s new GeForce Experience tool-kit, PC Gamer is reporting that a few clicks on the new software can result in almost double FPS gains on some systems. PC Gamer reports that it only works with Fermi-based series cards from 400 up, however at...
  • Borderlands 2 looks awesome, almost here

    While most of us PC gamers are still deep into Guild Wars 2, the gaming world is about to be hit with another great sequel. Borderlands 2 is coming at on September 18th, that’s just over a week away. In the video below, Sir Hammerlock gives an introductory tour...
  • Guild Wars 2 early access starts today

    Those Guild Wars fans who pre-purchase the Digital Deluxe or Collectors editions of GW2, get your keyboard and mouse ready. Your reward for buying early is that you get early (Headstart) access, 3 days ear to be precise, to Guild Wars 2. Sure it costs US$20 more than the...
  • Retrode gives your SNES + SEGA Genesis catridges a new life

    I am most certainly, without a doubt, a self-confessed retro-gamer. Whether i’m fist-fighting until my last breath in Sega’s Street Fighter, or making a final-lap comeback during a Super Mario Kart session on my SNES — it’s all good. However, those of you who have experienced console issues with these outdated devices...
  • Battlefield 3: Your games, Anywhere, anytime.. except for now.

    This afternoon, retailer Target, broke the street date (tomorrow) for the release of Battlefield 3 in Australia. This meant all other retailers with the game then placed the game on shelves more than 12 hours before the anticipated midnight launch. After securing the Limited Edition PC version this afternoon,...
  • Review: Bastion (PC)

    Bastion tells the story of “the Kid”; a young child on his way to the titular Bastion, a safe haven where the citizens of the old world agreed to meet following large disasters. The debut title by independent developer Supergiant Games is an Action-RPG, the likes of which have...
  • Review: Gold Class Media Centre PC

    Gold Rabbit is likely a company you’ve never heard of before. The short story is that it was started by Corwin Tse, Accounting and Finance graduate from University of Technology in Sydney. Tse believes Windows isn’t typically showcased in all of its glory, with low-end hardware in the race...
  • Review: Crysis 2

      Utilising the CryENGINE 3, the multiplatform FPS Crysis 2, is the sequel to Crytek’s PC exclusive shooter, Crysis. The Crysis whingers have been well documented, the ones that believe that Crysis has been given a lobotomy to fit in with the console market. Ignore them. While some aspects...
  • Review: Bulletstorm

    The People Can Fly and Epic Games developed FPS –  Bulletstorm – brings in a new level of killing  takes away the repetition of cover-shoot-cover-shoot  that can be found in the oversaturated FPS market. The “killing is an art form” sums up the game precisely. It gives you freedom to experiment...
  • DC Universe Online Content

    DC Universe Online players are complaining that while gameplay is fun, it takes a very short time to reach the maximum level. Many players have been levelling up their second and third characters while they wait for Sony Online Entertainment to release a content patch. Well it seems the wait...
  • Battle of the DotA-Clones

    If you live under a digital rock, Defence of the Ancients was a mod for Warcraft III. However, it very swiftly became much more than a mod. Gamers all over the planet purchased the Warcraft III battle chest purely for the purpose of playing DotA. This phenomena – a...
  • Guild Wars 2 ready to set the world on fire

    One of my most anticipated titles this year is Guild Wars 2. For those uninitiated, Guild Wars is a MMORPG (Massively Multiplayer Online Roleplaying Game) with a difference. Once significant difference is the lack of a monthly fee, what’s great for fans is that developers ArenaNet are diametrically opposed...
  • 3rd Borderlands DLC available now: General Knoxx

    The next chapter of the Borderlands Saga is upon us. With new guns, class mods, vehicles, missions, enemies this DLC is the biggest yet. Add to that the fact the level cap increases from 50 to 61 !! Available on the Xbox a couple of days ago, The Secret...
  • Return to Rapture, Bioshock 2 available now

    The much loved immersive horror story that is Bioshock is back for round 2. The story line jumps forward 10 years from the original, with all the action housed in the gorgeous underwater city of Rapture. After the success of the first Bioshock, this game is loved by many,...
  • Spore released in Australia first: screen shots galore!!

    Due for release on September 5th in Europe and Japan, September 7th in the US, Australia got Spore today! Getting games before the rest of the world is a very rare occurrence, so I’m very happy to be playing Spore earlier than most. Check out the screens below, I’ll...
  • Spore weighs in @ 3.8GB

    The pre-purchase / pre-download of Spore allows 99% of the game to be downloaded and installed. Come launch day this leaves only the remaining (most important) 1% to go. Naturally this should mean we get our hands on Spore sooner rather than later and if we’re really lucky, avoid...

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