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The Valve Index Is Finally Coming To Australia and Rainbow Six Parasite Is A Go

Almost two years after launching in other parts of the world, the Valve Index is finally coming to Australia. It’s coming exclusively to EB Games when it releases on August 18th. You can pre-order the numerous sets right now and just as a reminder, you will need every item as well as a gaming PC. Valve Index Complete Kit – $1,899.95 Valve Index Headset – $999.95 Valve Index VR Headset + Controllers – $1,499.95 Valve Index VR Base Station – $249.

The Valve Index Is Finally Coming To Australia and Rainbow Six Parasite Is A Go

Almost two years after launching in other parts of the world, the Valve Index is finally coming to Australia. It’s coming exclusively to EB Games when it releases on August 18th. You can pre-order the numerous sets right now and just as a reminder, you will need every item as well as a gaming PC. Valve Index Complete Kit – $1,899.95 Valve Index Headset – $999.95 Valve Index VR Headset + Controllers – $1,499.95 Valve Index VR Base Station – $249.

03:23

8 Jun 21

All The Australian Times For The E3 Press Conferences

This week kicks off two weeks of non-stop video game announcements and we've got the full list of times for all of the E3 press conferences. Be sure to keep it on the site for any updates and all of the round-ups after each press conference is over. All of the incoming times are in Australian Eastern Standard Time. Kicking things off on Thursday is the Battlefield 6 reveal which is taking place at midnight.

All The Australian Times For The E3 Press Conferences

This week kicks off two weeks of non-stop video game announcements and we've got the full list of times for all of the E3 press conferences. Be sure to keep it on the site for any updates and all of the round-ups after each press conference is over. All of the incoming times are in Australian Eastern Standard Time. Kicking things off on Thursday is the Battlefield 6 reveal which is taking place at midnight.

02:44

6 Jun 21

God Of War: Ragnark Has Been Delayed And The Battlefield 6 Reveal Is Happening Next Week

It was expected given that we haven’t seen anything outside of a tiny reveal trailer but Sony Santa Monica has confirmed that God of War: Ragnarok has been delayed until 2022. The game was revealed alongside a 2021 release date, but it’s not to be. Sony Santa Monica said: We remain focused on delivering a top-quality game whilst maintaining the safety and wellbeing of our team, creative partners and families. With this in mind, we’ve decided to shift the release window to 2022.

God Of War: Ragnark Has Been Delayed And The Battlefield 6 Reveal Is Happening Next Week

It was expected given that we haven’t seen anything outside of a tiny reveal trailer but Sony Santa Monica has confirmed that God of War: Ragnarok has been delayed until 2022. The game was revealed alongside a 2021 release date, but it’s not to be. Sony Santa Monica said: We remain focused on delivering a top-quality game whilst maintaining the safety and wellbeing of our team, creative partners and families. With this in mind, we’ve decided to shift the release window to 2022.

02:44

2 Jun 21

Far Cry 6 Just Got A New Release Date & A Bunch Of New Sonic Games Were Announced

Far Cry 6 was originally supposed to release in February, before it was delayed, but it has a brand new release date of October 7th. The game will release on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and PC. In the new gameplay footage that was released, we got to see Yara in all of its glory, new modifiable weapons, the gears that effects your perks as well as new companions such as a Crocodile (Guapo) and Chorizo, the sausage dog. The big new thing is definitely the weapons.

Far Cry 6 Just Got A New Release Date & A Bunch Of New Sonic Games Were Announced

Far Cry 6 was originally supposed to release in February, before it was delayed, but it has a brand new release date of October 7th. The game will release on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and PC. In the new gameplay footage that was released, we got to see Yara in all of its glory, new modifiable weapons, the gears that effects your perks as well as new companions such as a Crocodile (Guapo) and Chorizo, the sausage dog. The big new thing is definitely the weapons.

02:46

31 May 21

New Sonic Games, Dying Light 2 Release Date And Horizon Forbidden West Looks Great

Dying Light 2: Stay Human just got a release date as well as eight minutes of new gameplay footage. The game will release on December 7th for PS4, PS5, PC, Xbox One and Xbox Series X. The first gameplay footage was also released (marking almost two years since we got the last major slice). If you haven’t played the original game, Techland has also released Dying Light Platinum Edition which includes absolutely everything that released for the original game.

New Sonic Games, Dying Light 2 Release Date And Horizon Forbidden West Looks Great

Dying Light 2: Stay Human just got a release date as well as eight minutes of new gameplay footage. The game will release on December 7th for PS4, PS5, PC, Xbox One and Xbox Series X. The first gameplay footage was also released (marking almost two years since we got the last major slice). If you haven’t played the original game, Techland has also released Dying Light Platinum Edition which includes absolutely everything that released for the original game.

02:40

27 May 21

Pokemon Legends/Diamond/Pearl Release Dates + Xbox And Bethesda Are Having A Joint E# Stream

Out of absolutely nowhere The Pokemon Company has just announced release dates for both Pokemon Legends: Arceus as well as Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Pokemon Shining Pearl. Pokemon Shining Diamond and Pokemon Brilliant Pearl are releasing on November 19th, whilst Pokemon Legends: Arceus is only a few months behind it on January 28th. Just in case you haven’t heard, Pokemon Legends is the first fully open-world Pokemon game that was announced just a few months ago.

Pokemon Legends/Diamond/Pearl Release Dates + Xbox And Bethesda Are Having A Joint E# Stream

Out of absolutely nowhere The Pokemon Company has just announced release dates for both Pokemon Legends: Arceus as well as Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Pokemon Shining Pearl. Pokemon Shining Diamond and Pokemon Brilliant Pearl are releasing on November 19th, whilst Pokemon Legends: Arceus is only a few months behind it on January 28th. Just in case you haven’t heard, Pokemon Legends is the first fully open-world Pokemon game that was announced just a few months ago.

02:22

27 May 21

June's PlayStation Plus Games Have Leaked & A Horizon Forbidden West State Of Play

Fanbyte is reporting that a new Final Fantasy game called Final Fantasy Origin is set to be announced during E3 next month. The game is apparently in development by Team Ninja, and is said to play similarly to the Souls games a well in Nioh. Fitting with the name Origin, the world is apparently set to be inspired by the original Final Fantasy game. It’s said that the game will launch exclusively on PS5 to begin with and come to PC at a later date.

June's PlayStation Plus Games Have Leaked & A Horizon Forbidden West State Of Play

Fanbyte is reporting that a new Final Fantasy game called Final Fantasy Origin is set to be announced during E3 next month. The game is apparently in development by Team Ninja, and is said to play similarly to the Souls games a well in Nioh. Fitting with the name Origin, the world is apparently set to be inspired by the original Final Fantasy game. It’s said that the game will launch exclusively on PS5 to begin with and come to PC at a later date.

02:30

26 May 21

The Last Of Us Part II Just Got A PS5 Patch And Summer Games Fest Is Bringing All The Announcements

Following in the foot steps of God of War, Ghost of Tsushima and Ratchet and Clank, The Last Of Us Part II is the latest game to get a PS5 performance patch bringing a new display mode that targets 60 FPS visuals. Announced in a blog post, Naughty Dog said that patch 1.08 will bring a “toggle in the Display options that allows you to choose between a Framerate Target of 30 FPS or 60 FPS.

The Last Of Us Part II Just Got A PS5 Patch And Summer Games Fest Is Bringing All The Announcements

Following in the foot steps of God of War, Ghost of Tsushima and Ratchet and Clank, The Last Of Us Part II is the latest game to get a PS5 performance patch bringing a new display mode that targets 60 FPS visuals. Announced in a blog post, Naughty Dog said that patch 1.08 will bring a “toggle in the Display options that allows you to choose between a Framerate Target of 30 FPS or 60 FPS.

03:28

21 May 21

GTA V Has A Next-Gen Release Date, PlayStation Sales & More Xbox Game Pass Games

Grand Theft Auto V is set to release on PS5 and Xbox Series X on November 11th. Grand Theft Auto Online will also release on this day as well, with GTA Online being free for three months (ending February 2022) for PlayStation Plus members.

GTA V Has A Next-Gen Release Date, PlayStation Sales & More Xbox Game Pass Games

Grand Theft Auto V is set to release on PS5 and Xbox Series X on November 11th. Grand Theft Auto Online will also release on this day as well, with GTA Online being free for three months (ending February 2022) for PlayStation Plus members.

03:06

18 May 21

EB Games Has A Bunch Of New Member Perks

EB Games has today introduced new perks for its EB World members to celebrate 10 years of EB World. Those that are Level 3 + 4 EB World members will get a $10 voucher for their birthday (starting in May including those who have had birthdays already passed) whilst Level 5 EB World members will get a $20 voucher for their birthday. Those that are Level 1 + 2 EB World members will get a $10 off voucher for spending $50, so not too bad at all. EB Games has also announced some new EB World merch.

EB Games Has A Bunch Of New Member Perks

EB Games has today introduced new perks for its EB World members to celebrate 10 years of EB World. Those that are Level 3 + 4 EB World members will get a $10 voucher for their birthday (starting in May including those who have had birthdays already passed) whilst Level 5 EB World members will get a $20 voucher for their birthday. Those that are Level 1 + 2 EB World members will get a $10 off voucher for spending $50, so not too bad at all. EB Games has also announced some new EB World merch.

02:16

17 May 21

Two New DualSense Controllers + The Last PlayStation Freebies

After it leaked last week, Sony has now announced two new DualSense colours. One of the controllers is called Midnight Black and just as the name suggests, it's an all black controller. The other one is called Cosmic Red and features a two-tone red and black design. Both controller will be available on June 18th for $110 and $120 respectively.

Two New DualSense Controllers + The Last PlayStation Freebies

After it leaked last week, Sony has now announced two new DualSense colours. One of the controllers is called Midnight Black and just as the name suggests, it's an all black controller. The other one is called Cosmic Red and features a two-tone red and black design. Both controller will be available on June 18th for $110 and $120 respectively.

02:40

17 May 21

Over 25 First-Party PS5 Games Are In Development

Sony has been very clear about the fact that they're going even harder this generation on first-party titles and it looks like they're sticking true to that promise. In an interview with Wired, PlayStation Studios Boss Herman Hulst has said that there's an incredible amount of variety of games in development originating from different regions, big, small, and different genres. He went on to confirm that there's currently more than 25 games in development for PS5 from PlayStation Studios.

Over 25 First-Party PS5 Games Are In Development

Sony has been very clear about the fact that they're going even harder this generation on first-party titles and it looks like they're sticking true to that promise. In an interview with Wired, PlayStation Studios Boss Herman Hulst has said that there's an incredible amount of variety of games in development originating from different regions, big, small, and different genres. He went on to confirm that there's currently more than 25 games in development for PS5 from PlayStation Studios.

02:43

13 May 21

PlayStation's Days Of Play Event Is Back

PlayStation has confirmed that its Days of Play event is returning for another year bringing deals and also digital prizes just for playing games and earning trophies. Pre-registrations begin today and the actual event will start on May 18th and run until May 31st. You can sign up to take part on the website. We’ll let you know when we know more about the deals that are on offer this year.

PlayStation's Days Of Play Event Is Back

PlayStation has confirmed that its Days of Play event is returning for another year bringing deals and also digital prizes just for playing games and earning trophies. Pre-registrations begin today and the actual event will start on May 18th and run until May 31st. You can sign up to take part on the website. We’ll let you know when we know more about the deals that are on offer this year.

03:01

11 May 21

May's Xbox Game Pass Games & PlayStation Is Partnering With Discord

It was rumoured that Xbox was set to potentially acquire Discord some weeks ago before talks fell apart. Today, PlayStation has announced that it has made a minority investment in Discord that will bring the two companies closer together. Whilst it isn’t clear how this eventuate, the blog post says that “Our goal is to bring the Discord and PlayStation experiences closer together on console and mobile starting early next year”.

May's Xbox Game Pass Games & PlayStation Is Partnering With Discord

It was rumoured that Xbox was set to potentially acquire Discord some weeks ago before talks fell apart. Today, PlayStation has announced that it has made a minority investment in Discord that will bring the two companies closer together. Whilst it isn’t clear how this eventuate, the blog post says that “Our goal is to bring the Discord and PlayStation experiences closer together on console and mobile starting early next year”.

02:20

4 May 21

May's Free PlayStation Plus Games Revealed

Sony has revealed May’s Free PlayStation Plus Games and it’s another decent month. Those that have a PS5 will be able to download Wreckfest: Drive Hard, Die Last which is launching on PS5 next month. Those with a PS5 and PS4, you’ll be able to grab Battlefield V and Stranded Deep. All three of these games will be available to download on May 4th until May 31st.

May's Free PlayStation Plus Games Revealed

Sony has revealed May’s Free PlayStation Plus Games and it’s another decent month. Those that have a PS5 will be able to download Wreckfest: Drive Hard, Die Last which is launching on PS5 next month. Those with a PS5 and PS4, you’ll be able to grab Battlefield V and Stranded Deep. All three of these games will be available to download on May 4th until May 31st.

02:55

29 Apr 21

PlayStation Plus Video Pass Is A Thing And We're Loving Returnal

Sony has now confirmed that PlayStation Plus Video Pass is a new PlayStation Plus incentive that will be in testing in Poland for the next 12 months. Over the 12 months, the service will bring 20 movies and televisions shows from Sony Pictures with new content being added every three months. It’s unclear if other territories will get the service over the 12 month test period, but we’ll let you know on any advancements that come out.

PlayStation Plus Video Pass Is A Thing And We're Loving Returnal

Sony has now confirmed that PlayStation Plus Video Pass is a new PlayStation Plus incentive that will be in testing in Poland for the next 12 months. Over the 12 months, the service will bring 20 movies and televisions shows from Sony Pictures with new content being added every three months. It’s unclear if other territories will get the service over the 12 month test period, but we’ll let you know on any advancements that come out.

02:57

26 Apr 21

Horizon Zero Dawn Complete Edition Is Free For All PS4/PS5 Owners

Intel’s new line of 11th generation processors have made their way to the market and we've put together three builds that you can put together on Mwave to take advantage of them. --- Sony has confirmed that Horizon Zero Dawn: Complete Edition will be free to download from today at 1pm (AEST) until May 15th. You will get to keep the game post this date and you don’t need to be a PlayStation Plus members to download it.

Horizon Zero Dawn Complete Edition Is Free For All PS4/PS5 Owners

Intel’s new line of 11th generation processors have made their way to the market and we've put together three builds that you can put together on Mwave to take advantage of them. --- Sony has confirmed that Horizon Zero Dawn: Complete Edition will be free to download from today at 1pm (AEST) until May 15th. You will get to keep the game post this date and you don’t need to be a PlayStation Plus members to download it.

02:54

21 Apr 21

A Bunch Of Resident Evil Announcements Have Happened

Capcom held the latest Resident Evil showcase and there were a bunch of announcements. Capcom announced three more demoes for Resident Evil Village, but strap in because the timings are confusing. If you’re on PS5 or PS4, you’ll be able to play two different demoes over the next two weeks. Both the Village demo and the Castle demo will be available at two separate times for eight hours and you’ll only be able to play each demo for 30 minutes.

A Bunch Of Resident Evil Announcements Have Happened

Capcom held the latest Resident Evil showcase and there were a bunch of announcements. Capcom announced three more demoes for Resident Evil Village, but strap in because the timings are confusing. If you’re on PS5 or PS4, you’ll be able to play two different demoes over the next two weeks. Both the Village demo and the Castle demo will be available at two separate times for eight hours and you’ll only be able to play each demo for 30 minutes.

02:36

18 Apr 21

The First Major PS5 Update Is Out Now

Sony has announced the release of the first major PS5 System Update and it finally adds one of the most requested feature. As of tomorrow, we’ll be able to store PS5 games on an external hard drive. Obviously, we won’t be able to play the PS5 games off the external hard drive. Another caveat with this is that you can’t download games directly to the external hard drive, but you can move them there once you’ve downloaded them.

The First Major PS5 Update Is Out Now

Sony has announced the release of the first major PS5 System Update and it finally adds one of the most requested feature. As of tomorrow, we’ll be able to store PS5 games on an external hard drive. Obviously, we won’t be able to play the PS5 games off the external hard drive. Another caveat with this is that you can’t download games directly to the external hard drive, but you can move them there once you’ve downloaded them.

02:58

15 Apr 21

More PS5 Stock Is Arriving In Australia This Week

We’ve heard from multiple sources that more PS5 stock came into Australian last week and will be hitting Australian retailers starting throughout this week and next week. This marks the longest time between PS5 shipments with the last shipment hitting in early March (likely due to Chinese New Year stopping production). We have it on good authority that this shipment is the same size as other shipments that have hit Australia recently, so it’s expected to sell out fairly quickly.

More PS5 Stock Is Arriving In Australia This Week

We’ve heard from multiple sources that more PS5 stock came into Australian last week and will be hitting Australian retailers starting throughout this week and next week. This marks the longest time between PS5 shipments with the last shipment hitting in early March (likely due to Chinese New Year stopping production). We have it on good authority that this shipment is the same size as other shipments that have hit Australia recently, so it’s expected to sell out fairly quickly.

02:29

14 Apr 21

E3 Will Be A Digital Event And Xbox Game Pass Games For April

Today is your last day to enter the Lenovo Legion Epprenticeship competition. You have the chance to win a Lenovo Legion 5 Pro worth $3,299 which is powered by the AMD Ryzen 5000 H-Series Processor. You'll also have the chance to have your voice heard on Press Start. --- After a no-show last year, the ESA has announced that E3 will return as an all digital event this year with several publishers taking part.

E3 Will Be A Digital Event And Xbox Game Pass Games For April

Today is your last day to enter the Lenovo Legion Epprenticeship competition. You have the chance to win a Lenovo Legion 5 Pro worth $3,299 which is powered by the AMD Ryzen 5000 H-Series Processor. You'll also have the chance to have your voice heard on Press Start. --- After a no-show last year, the ESA has announced that E3 will return as an all digital event this year with several publishers taking part.

02:39

7 Apr 21

April's Free Xbox Games With Gold Revealed

Xbox just dropped April’s free Xbox Games with Gold this morning and it’s clear at this point that they’re going all in on Xbox Game Pass.

April's Free Xbox Games With Gold Revealed

Xbox just dropped April’s free Xbox Games with Gold this morning and it’s clear at this point that they’re going all in on Xbox Game Pass.

02:02

31 Mar 21

Call Of Duty: Vanguard Is Apparently This Year's Game And It's Set During World War 2

Eurogamer and Modern Warzone are both reporting that this year’s Call Of Duty game is currently titled Call Of Duty: Vanguard and is set to take place during World War 2. The game is apparently being developed by Sledgehammer, which makes sense given they developed the 2017 WW2 title.

Call Of Duty: Vanguard Is Apparently This Year's Game And It's Set During World War 2

Eurogamer and Modern Warzone are both reporting that this year’s Call Of Duty game is currently titled Call Of Duty: Vanguard and is set to take place during World War 2. The game is apparently being developed by Sledgehammer, which makes sense given they developed the 2017 WW2 title.

02:09

29 Mar 21

A Ghost Of Tsushima Movie Is Coming

Sony has continued its run of video games being turned into movies with Ghost of Tsushima being the next game to get the treatment. The announcement was made on the PlayStation Blog by Sucker Punch who is obviously partnering with Sony Pictures to make it happen. The most exciting part of the announcement is the fact that Chad Stahelski (John Wick) will be directing, so no doubt it’ll be an action-packed movie that anyone can enjoy. Sucker Punch also revealed that 6.

A Ghost Of Tsushima Movie Is Coming

Sony has continued its run of video games being turned into movies with Ghost of Tsushima being the next game to get the treatment. The announcement was made on the PlayStation Blog by Sucker Punch who is obviously partnering with Sony Pictures to make it happen. The most exciting part of the announcement is the fact that Chad Stahelski (John Wick) will be directing, so no doubt it’ll be an action-packed movie that anyone can enjoy. Sucker Punch also revealed that 6.

02:33

26 Mar 21

A New Rocket League Game Is Coming To Mobiles

Psyonix has announced Rocket League Sideswipe, which is a brand new mobile Rocket League game that’s releasing later this year on iOS and Android devices. Those in Australia and New Zealand that have an Android device can try the game today in an Alpha test that’s exclusive to our region. Rocket League Sideswipe brings the competitive gameplay of Rocket League to the mobile screens with a new side camera perspective.

A New Rocket League Game Is Coming To Mobiles

Psyonix has announced Rocket League Sideswipe, which is a brand new mobile Rocket League game that’s releasing later this year on iOS and Android devices. Those in Australia and New Zealand that have an Android device can try the game today in an Alpha test that’s exclusive to our region. Rocket League Sideswipe brings the competitive gameplay of Rocket League to the mobile screens with a new side camera perspective.

02:46

26 Mar 21

New Nintendo Switch Pro Info Has Emerged & Sony Is Apparently Closing Multiple PlayStation Stores

Bloomberg is reporting more information about the upcoming Nintendo Switch model that is set to launch later this year. As expected, the report confirms that the new Nintendo Switch will use a new NVIDIA chip that will support DLSS (Deep Learning Super Sampling). This uses artificial intelligence to deliver higher frame rates and will theoretically allow the Switch to deliver 4K graphics (or at least higher than what the current model does) when connected to the TV.

New Nintendo Switch Pro Info Has Emerged & Sony Is Apparently Closing Multiple PlayStation Stores

Bloomberg is reporting more information about the upcoming Nintendo Switch model that is set to launch later this year. As expected, the report confirms that the new Nintendo Switch will use a new NVIDIA chip that will support DLSS (Deep Learning Super Sampling). This uses artificial intelligence to deliver higher frame rates and will theoretically allow the Switch to deliver 4K graphics (or at least higher than what the current model does) when connected to the TV.

02:33

23 Mar 21

Disco Elysium: The Final Cut Has Been Refused Classification In Australia

Disco Elysium was set to launch on PS5/PS4, Nintendo Switch and Xbox Series X/Xbox One on March 30th, but it looks like this won’t be happening in Australia. As of yesterday, the Australian Classification Board refused classification on the game.

Disco Elysium: The Final Cut Has Been Refused Classification In Australia

Disco Elysium was set to launch on PS5/PS4, Nintendo Switch and Xbox Series X/Xbox One on March 30th, but it looks like this won’t be happening in Australia. As of yesterday, the Australian Classification Board refused classification on the game.

02:39

22 Mar 21

The PlayStation VR 2 Controllers Have Been Revealed

Following the announcement that a new PlayStation VR headset is in the works, Sony has now revealed the next-gen PlayStation VR controllers. As expected, they look totally different to the PlayStation Move controllers. They look closest to the Valve Index controller, wrapping around the hand. PlayStation says that they have been designed with ergonomics in mind, so it’s well balanced and comfortable to hold in each hand.

The PlayStation VR 2 Controllers Have Been Revealed

Following the announcement that a new PlayStation VR headset is in the works, Sony has now revealed the next-gen PlayStation VR controllers. As expected, they look totally different to the PlayStation Move controllers. They look closest to the Valve Index controller, wrapping around the hand. PlayStation says that they have been designed with ergonomics in mind, so it’s well balanced and comfortable to hold in each hand.

01:58

19 Mar 21

PlayStation Is Giving Out 10 Free Games To All PS4/PS5 Owners

The Play at Home initiative which, so far, has gifted PlayStation users Journey, Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection, Ratchet and Clank, is going to be adding ten more titles to its roster. Nine of the games will be available to download on March 25th, whilst Horizon Zero Dawn: Complete Edition will be available on April 19th.

PlayStation Is Giving Out 10 Free Games To All PS4/PS5 Owners

The Play at Home initiative which, so far, has gifted PlayStation users Journey, Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection, Ratchet and Clank, is going to be adding ten more titles to its roster. Nine of the games will be available to download on March 25th, whilst Horizon Zero Dawn: Complete Edition will be available on April 19th.

02:39

19 Mar 21

Even More Games Are Coming To Xbox Game Pass

If 20 Bethesda games, Outriders and Undertale weren’t enough for you, the Xbox team has announced even more games coming to Xbox Game Pass in March.

Even More Games Are Coming To Xbox Game Pass

If 20 Bethesda games, Outriders and Undertale weren’t enough for you, the Xbox team has announced even more games coming to Xbox Game Pass in March.

01:38

18 Mar 21

The Xbox Wireless Headset Is A Damn Good Headset

Choosing a headset has become one of the most confusing things about owning a video game console and it hasn’t been made any easier with next-gen consoles. We saw the Pulse 3D Headset launch alongside the PS5 and a comparative headset was missing for the Xbox Series X/S until today’s release of the Xbox Wireless Headset. Taking the headset out of the box, it feels absolutely premium. For only $150, there was a chance it could have felt cheap, but it’s certainly not the case.

The Xbox Wireless Headset Is A Damn Good Headset

Choosing a headset has become one of the most confusing things about owning a video game console and it hasn’t been made any easier with next-gen consoles. We saw the Pulse 3D Headset launch alongside the PS5 and a comparative headset was missing for the Xbox Series X/S until today’s release of the Xbox Wireless Headset. Taking the headset out of the box, it feels absolutely premium. For only $150, there was a chance it could have felt cheap, but it’s certainly not the case.

02:45

17 Mar 21

Outriders Looks To Be Coming To Xbox Game Pass

It looks like Square Enix’s Outriders could be launching on Xbox Game Pass on its April 1st release date. The Xbox Game Pass Twitter team normally tease their biggest announcements in the form of a mock email, and the latest one has fans speculating that its related to Outriders. The email has the subject line “Mysterious signal” and talks about “an anomaly” which are two phrases that have been used quite a lot throughout Outriders marketing campaign.

Outriders Looks To Be Coming To Xbox Game Pass

It looks like Square Enix’s Outriders could be launching on Xbox Game Pass on its April 1st release date. The Xbox Game Pass Twitter team normally tease their biggest announcements in the form of a mock email, and the latest one has fans speculating that its related to Outriders. The email has the subject line “Mysterious signal” and talks about “an anomaly” which are two phrases that have been used quite a lot throughout Outriders marketing campaign.

02:28

16 Mar 21

20 Bethesda Games Are Coming To Xbox Game Pass

Following in the footsteps of Xbox confirming that its acquisition of Bethesda is complete, the company has wasted absolutely no time in announcing that 20 Bethesda games are coming to Xbox Game Pass as soon as tomorrow.

20 Bethesda Games Are Coming To Xbox Game Pass

Following in the footsteps of Xbox confirming that its acquisition of Bethesda is complete, the company has wasted absolutely no time in announcing that 20 Bethesda games are coming to Xbox Game Pass as soon as tomorrow.

01:57

13 Mar 21

A New Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Came Is On The Way

It’s finally happening. We’re finally getting that sequel to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles In Time after all this time. The game is called Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shedder's Revenge and it's four-player co-op beat-em-up game and will obviously focus on Leonardo, Raphael, Michelangelo and Donatello as they take on classic enemies in a new side-scrolling adventure. The game has been announced for consoles and PC but a release date was not given.

A New Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Came Is On The Way

It’s finally happening. We’re finally getting that sequel to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles In Time after all this time. The game is called Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shedder's Revenge and it's four-player co-op beat-em-up game and will obviously focus on Leonardo, Raphael, Michelangelo and Donatello as they take on classic enemies in a new side-scrolling adventure. The game has been announced for consoles and PC but a release date was not given.

02:17

12 Mar 21

Some Bethesda Games Will Be Xbox Exclusives And PAX Australia Is Returning

PAX Australia has confirmed that it will be back as a live event this year. The convention will take place at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre from October 8th until October 10th. The company has confirmed that tickets will be limited initially to reflect the current restrictions of the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. The team hopes that these restrictions will ease in the lead-up to October and more tickets will be available.

Some Bethesda Games Will Be Xbox Exclusives And PAX Australia Is Returning

PAX Australia has confirmed that it will be back as a live event this year. The convention will take place at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre from October 8th until October 10th. The company has confirmed that tickets will be limited initially to reflect the current restrictions of the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. The team hopes that these restrictions will ease in the lead-up to October and more tickets will be available.

03:00

10 Mar 21

The Witcher: Monster Slayer Has Launched In Australia

After soft launching in New Zealand, The Witcher: Monster Slayer has now launched in Australia on both iOS and Android. The Witcher: Monster Slayer was announced last year. It’s a free-to-play AR game with single-player quests in which you’ll fight monsters from The Witcher franchise. From the onset, it looks a lot like Pokemon GO, but then it’s all about battling the large monsters, rather than catching Pokemon.

The Witcher: Monster Slayer Has Launched In Australia

After soft launching in New Zealand, The Witcher: Monster Slayer has now launched in Australia on both iOS and Android. The Witcher: Monster Slayer was announced last year. It’s a free-to-play AR game with single-player quests in which you’ll fight monsters from The Witcher franchise. From the onset, it looks a lot like Pokemon GO, but then it’s all about battling the large monsters, rather than catching Pokemon.

02:28

9 Mar 21

Samsung's 2021 TV Range Has Hit Australia

Samsung has announced the Australian prices and release date for its 2021 range of TVs including QLED Neo 4K/8K, QLED 4K, Crystal TV range, The Frame range and Serif range. Surprisingly, these TVs will be releasing in Australian stores as of today. Samsung has 45 TVs in its range this year, which means that it’s going to be harder than ever to decide which TV is for you, and whether the price jump to that next range is worth it.

Samsung's 2021 TV Range Has Hit Australia

Samsung has announced the Australian prices and release date for its 2021 range of TVs including QLED Neo 4K/8K, QLED 4K, Crystal TV range, The Frame range and Serif range. Surprisingly, these TVs will be releasing in Australian stores as of today. Samsung has 45 TVs in its range this year, which means that it’s going to be harder than ever to decide which TV is for you, and whether the price jump to that next range is worth it.

03:08

8 Mar 21

A New Nintendo Switch With A Larger Screen Might Be On The Way

Bloomberg is reporting that Nintendo plans to release a new Nintendo Switch with a 7-inch OLED screen and 4K output capability through the dock later this year. The screen will be 720p (same as the current model) but will be OLED to provide better contrast, better response times as well as a better battery life. The 7″ screen size will be larger than the current models 6.2″ screen as well as the Switch Lite’s 5.5″ screen.

A New Nintendo Switch With A Larger Screen Might Be On The Way

Bloomberg is reporting that Nintendo plans to release a new Nintendo Switch with a 7-inch OLED screen and 4K output capability through the dock later this year. The screen will be 720p (same as the current model) but will be OLED to provide better contrast, better response times as well as a better battery life. The 7″ screen size will be larger than the current models 6.2″ screen as well as the Switch Lite’s 5.5″ screen.

02:27

4 Mar 21

A New Aliens Game And PlayStation's Banana Controller

Out of nowhere, a new Aliens game called Aliens: Fireteam has been announced. The game will release on Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PS5, PS4 and Steam in Winter this year. The game is a third-person shooter in which you’ll buddy up with two other mates to take on hordes of Xenomorphs that you’ll find streaming over ceilings and across walls. The storyline plays out of a series of missions that expand on the original trilogy.

A New Aliens Game And PlayStation's Banana Controller

Out of nowhere, a new Aliens game called Aliens: Fireteam has been announced. The game will release on Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PS5, PS4 and Steam in Winter this year. The game is a third-person shooter in which you’ll buddy up with two other mates to take on hordes of Xenomorphs that you’ll find streaming over ceilings and across walls. The storyline plays out of a series of missions that expand on the original trilogy.

02:40

3 Mar 21

Fortnite Is Getting An Aussie Tradie Skin And A New Elden Ring Trailer Has Leaked

It’s pretty much every day that Fortnite is getting cool skins, but this is one of the greatest. Aussie YouTuber Lazarbeam has just had his Icon skin join the game and he’s thrown it back to his tradie days prior to becoming a YouTube sensation. The latest Icon series skin includes tradie gear such as a hi-vis shirt, tool belt and sledgehammer. There’s also a meat-pie emote which allows you to chow down a classic Aussie meat pie.

Fortnite Is Getting An Aussie Tradie Skin And A New Elden Ring Trailer Has Leaked

It’s pretty much every day that Fortnite is getting cool skins, but this is one of the greatest. Aussie YouTuber Lazarbeam has just had his Icon skin join the game and he’s thrown it back to his tradie days prior to becoming a YouTube sensation. The latest Icon series skin includes tradie gear such as a hi-vis shirt, tool belt and sledgehammer. There’s also a meat-pie emote which allows you to chow down a classic Aussie meat pie.

03:01

2 Mar 21

Three New Pokemon Games Announced And March's Free PlayStation Plus Games

The Pokemon Company held a Pokemon Direct over the weekend and it's going to be an exciting three months for Pokemon fans. An open-world Pokemon game called Pokemon Legends: Arceus will release on Nintendo Switch in Early 2022. The game is set before all of the other games. It'll take place in the Sinnoh region and task you with building the region's very first Pokedex. You'll be able to choose between Oshawott, Cyndaquil and Rowlett.

Three New Pokemon Games Announced And March's Free PlayStation Plus Games

The Pokemon Company held a Pokemon Direct over the weekend and it's going to be an exciting three months for Pokemon fans. An open-world Pokemon game called Pokemon Legends: Arceus will release on Nintendo Switch in Early 2022. The game is set before all of the other games. It'll take place in the Sinnoh region and task you with building the region's very first Pokedex. You'll be able to choose between Oshawott, Cyndaquil and Rowlett.

02:31

28 Feb 21

Everything Announced At Today's State of Play

Sony kicked off Friday with a State of Play. You can find all of the announcements on the site, but here's a quick recap. Final Fantasy 7 Remake Intergrade is coming to PS5 on June 10th. It's a free upgrade for those that own the PS4 game and your save will be cross compatible. The remake will let you play as Yuffie in a brand new episode. There will be perfoermfance/fidelity modes, better load times, as well as improved textures, improved lighting and a photo mode.

Everything Announced At Today's State of Play

Sony kicked off Friday with a State of Play. You can find all of the announcements on the site, but here's a quick recap. Final Fantasy 7 Remake Intergrade is coming to PS5 on June 10th. It's a free upgrade for those that own the PS4 game and your save will be cross compatible. The remake will let you play as Yuffie in a brand new episode. There will be perfoermfance/fidelity modes, better load times, as well as improved textures, improved lighting and a photo mode.

02:10

26 Feb 21

A New PlayStation VR Headset Is Coming And Free Monthly PlayStation Games

Sony dropped a surprise blog post overnight detailing the next generation of VR on PlayStation. It has said that the new headset won't release in 2021 but it did reveal new information about the headset. It confirmed that a next-gen PlayStation VR system is coming to PlayStation 5 including leaps in performance and interactivity. The new headset will utilise a single cord to connect to PS5, which will provide an easier experience over the breakout box that we saw with the original headset.

A New PlayStation VR Headset Is Coming And Free Monthly PlayStation Games

Sony dropped a surprise blog post overnight detailing the next generation of VR on PlayStation. It has said that the new headset won't release in 2021 but it did reveal new information about the headset. It confirmed that a next-gen PlayStation VR system is coming to PlayStation 5 including leaps in performance and interactivity. The new headset will utilise a single cord to connect to PS5, which will provide an easier experience over the breakout box that we saw with the original headset.

03:01

24 Feb 21

All Of Today's Big Nintendo Direct Announcements

Nintendo held their first major Nintendo Direct since September 2019 and it had some great announcements. For the full list of announcements, head to press-start.com.au, but let's round them up. The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD is coming to Nintendo Switch on July 16th. Not only does the game have brand new visuals, but it now has traditional controls with the motion controls now mapped to the buttons. Launching alongside the game is a special Joy-Con set celebrating the Zelda franchise as well.

All Of Today's Big Nintendo Direct Announcements

Nintendo held their first major Nintendo Direct since September 2019 and it had some great announcements. For the full list of announcements, head to press-start.com.au, but let's round them up. The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD is coming to Nintendo Switch on July 16th. Not only does the game have brand new visuals, but it now has traditional controls with the motion controls now mapped to the buttons. Launching alongside the game is a special Joy-Con set celebrating the Zelda franchise as well.

02:12

18 Feb 21

A Nintendo Direct Is Happening And More Xbox Game Pass Games In February

It’s hard to believe that this is actually happening, but the first proper Nintendo Direct since September 2019 is taking place on Thursday morning. Nintendo has confirmed that it’ll be 50 minutes long and focus on Super Smash Bros Ultimate as well as games coming to the Nintendo Switch in 2021.

A Nintendo Direct Is Happening And More Xbox Game Pass Games In February

It’s hard to believe that this is actually happening, but the first proper Nintendo Direct since September 2019 is taking place on Thursday morning. Nintendo has confirmed that it’ll be 50 minutes long and focus on Super Smash Bros Ultimate as well as games coming to the Nintendo Switch in 2021.

02:09

17 Feb 21

Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart Got A Release Date

Overnight, Sony has announced the long-awaited release date and editions for Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart. It’s releasing on June 11th exclusively for PS5. Marcus Smith, Creative Director at Insomniac took to Playstation Blog to reassure fans that the game is coming along nicely to be the “showpiece game” for your Playstation 5.

Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart Got A Release Date

Overnight, Sony has announced the long-awaited release date and editions for Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart. It’s releasing on June 11th exclusively for PS5. Marcus Smith, Creative Director at Insomniac took to Playstation Blog to reassure fans that the game is coming along nicely to be the “showpiece game” for your Playstation 5.

02:26

12 Feb 21

Crash Bandicoot 4 Is Coming To Switch And Our Bowser's Fury Review

It’s been suspected ever since the game was announced but Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time is coming to Nintendo Switch on March 12th. The game is also coming to PS5/Xbox Series X with free upgrades for those already own the game on PS4/Xbox One. The game will support 4K/60FPS on next-gen consoles and will also release on March 12th. On PS5, the game will have 3D audio but also take advantage of the DualSense wireless controller to make sue of the adaptive triggers.

Crash Bandicoot 4 Is Coming To Switch And Our Bowser's Fury Review

It’s been suspected ever since the game was announced but Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time is coming to Nintendo Switch on March 12th. The game is also coming to PS5/Xbox Series X with free upgrades for those already own the game on PS4/Xbox One. The game will support 4K/60FPS on next-gen consoles and will also release on March 12th. On PS5, the game will have 3D audio but also take advantage of the DualSense wireless controller to make sue of the adaptive triggers.

02:03

11 Feb 21

Your PlayStation Wrap-Up Has Arrived And Mass Effect Legendary Edition's Release Date

Much like they did last year, PlayStation has launched the 2020 Wrap-Up which will tell you your most played games as well as how many hours you sunk into your PS4 and PS5 in 2020. You can head to the site and get your wrap. You’ll be able to find out the number of games that you played in 2020 (with the top three split into hours), exactly how many hours you sunk into games in 2020 split into games played locally and games played online.

Your PlayStation Wrap-Up Has Arrived And Mass Effect Legendary Edition's Release Date

Much like they did last year, PlayStation has launched the 2020 Wrap-Up which will tell you your most played games as well as how many hours you sunk into your PS4 and PS5 in 2020. You can head to the site and get your wrap. You’ll be able to find out the number of games that you played in 2020 (with the top three split into hours), exactly how many hours you sunk into games in 2020 split into games played locally and games played online.

02:07

3 Feb 21

PS5 Exclusive Returnal Has Been Delayed And We Tried The First PS5 Faceplates

Sony has confirmed that PS5 exclusive Returnal will now release on April 30th, 2021 instead of its original March 19th release date. Developer Housemarque says that it needed the extra time to polish the game and bring it to the level of quality that players expect from Housemarque. --- The Medium is finally available worldwide, but it could’ve been a very different experience from what we got in the final product.

PS5 Exclusive Returnal Has Been Delayed And We Tried The First PS5 Faceplates

Sony has confirmed that PS5 exclusive Returnal will now release on April 30th, 2021 instead of its original March 19th release date. Developer Housemarque says that it needed the extra time to polish the game and bring it to the level of quality that players expect from Housemarque. --- The Medium is finally available worldwide, but it could’ve been a very different experience from what we got in the final product.

01:40

29 Jan 21

February's Free PlayStation Plus Games Revealed & PS5/Xbox Series X Stock Issues To Continue

Sony has revealed February’s free PlayStation Plus games and it’s one of the best months in a while. We already knew that we’d get getting Destruction All-Stars, but we’re also getting Control Ultimate Edition which will get its next-gen patch in February and includes all of the DLC released so far. This will be available to all PS5/PS4 owners.

February's Free PlayStation Plus Games Revealed & PS5/Xbox Series X Stock Issues To Continue

Sony has revealed February’s free PlayStation Plus games and it’s one of the best months in a while. We already knew that we’d get getting Destruction All-Stars, but we’re also getting Control Ultimate Edition which will get its next-gen patch in February and includes all of the DLC released so far. This will be available to all PS5/PS4 owners.

02:25

28 Jan 21

February's Free Xbox Games With Gold And Xbox Live's Price Isn't Going Up

Microsoft announced February's Xbox Games with Gold over the weekend. In February you'll be able to get your hands on Gears 5, Resident Evil, Dandara: Trials of Fear Edition, Indiana Jones and the Emperor's Tomb and Lost Planet 2. It was a whirlwind weekend for Xbox Live Gold. Microsoft initially announced that the service that is required for online gaming would be going up to what equates to nearly double the price over a 12 month period.

February's Free Xbox Games With Gold And Xbox Live's Price Isn't Going Up

Microsoft announced February's Xbox Games with Gold over the weekend. In February you'll be able to get your hands on Gears 5, Resident Evil, Dandara: Trials of Fear Edition, Indiana Jones and the Emperor's Tomb and Lost Planet 2. It was a whirlwind weekend for Xbox Live Gold. Microsoft initially announced that the service that is required for online gaming would be going up to what equates to nearly double the price over a 12 month period.

01:46

25 Jan 21

Resident Evil 8 Got A Release Date And GeForce Now Is Coming To Australia

Capcom took to their Resident Evil livestream this morning to announce that Resident Evil Village will release on May 7th for all current gen and next-gen PlayStation and Xbox consoles. Despite the fact that the game was initially only announced for PS5 and Xbox Series X, it’s ben confirmed that the game will be coming to Xbox One and PS4 on the same date. Those that purchase the game on PS4 and Xbox One will get a free upgrade to the next-gen version.

Resident Evil 8 Got A Release Date And GeForce Now Is Coming To Australia

Capcom took to their Resident Evil livestream this morning to announce that Resident Evil Village will release on May 7th for all current gen and next-gen PlayStation and Xbox consoles. Despite the fact that the game was initially only announced for PS5 and Xbox Series X, it’s ben confirmed that the game will be coming to Xbox One and PS4 on the same date. Those that purchase the game on PS4 and Xbox One will get a free upgrade to the next-gen version.

02:12

22 Jan 21

Our Most Anticipated Games Of 2021

We've been counting down our most anticipated games of 2021 starting with PS5, Xbox Series X and Nintendo Switch exclusives and finishing with all the multiplatform games we're excited for. Head to the site for the full lists, but here's a little taste of some of our favourites: Set a few years after the events of Resident Evil 7, Village sees players taking the role of Ethan once more when series stalwart Chris Redfield returns to turn his life upside down.

Our Most Anticipated Games Of 2021

We've been counting down our most anticipated games of 2021 starting with PS5, Xbox Series X and Nintendo Switch exclusives and finishing with all the multiplatform games we're excited for. Head to the site for the full lists, but here's a little taste of some of our favourites: Set a few years after the events of Resident Evil 7, Village sees players taking the role of Ethan once more when series stalwart Chris Redfield returns to turn his life upside down.

02:53

21 Jan 21

Telstra Is Giving Away Three $2,000 Grants To Level Up Your Gaming Setup

Microsoft has announced more games that are coming to Xbox Game Pass in January. This includes the highly anticipated The Medium as well as three Yakuza games. There’s also a handful of games leaving including Final Fantasy XV, Death Square and a couple of others.

Telstra Is Giving Away Three $2,000 Grants To Level Up Your Gaming Setup

Microsoft has announced more games that are coming to Xbox Game Pass in January. This includes the highly anticipated The Medium as well as three Yakuza games. There’s also a handful of games leaving including Final Fantasy XV, Death Square and a couple of others.

02:10

19 Jan 21

Apex Legends Season 8 Details And Nintendo Switch Release

EA has lifted the lift off of season 8 of Apex Legends. The game's 16th legend is called Fuse and he's all about explosives. When Season 8 launches on February 2nd, it'll bring with it a new weapon called the 30-30 Repeater, a futurized level-action rifle and a new 100 tier battle pass. In other Apex Legends news, it looks like the Nintendo Switch release date will come on the same date.

Apex Legends Season 8 Details And Nintendo Switch Release

EA has lifted the lift off of season 8 of Apex Legends. The game's 16th legend is called Fuse and he's all about explosives. When Season 8 launches on February 2nd, it'll bring with it a new weapon called the 30-30 Repeater, a futurized level-action rifle and a new 100 tier battle pass. In other Apex Legends news, it looks like the Nintendo Switch release date will come on the same date.

01:41

18 Jan 21

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