Earlier this month we saw the rather surprising news that Nintendo was finally allowing their mascot Mario to make the trip back to the big screen for the first time since the disastrous 1992 Super Mario Bros. film. Not to be outdone, Sega have reminded everyone that their own 16-bit-era mascot Sonic the Hedgehog is also getting a movie of his own. Continue reading Not to be outdone by Nintendo, Sonic the Hedgehog is getting his own movie too
Gfinity Esports Australia have announced the first two clubs to join their Gfinity Elite Series Australia City league. The newly minted Sydney Chiefs and Melbourne Avant will move the long-running argument over which of Australia’s two largest cities reigns supreme into the esports arena. It’s Melbourne though. Everything’s better here. Obviously. Continue reading Gfinity’s Australia Elite Series to pit Sydney against vastly superior Melbourne once again
Onrush is looking like one of the year’s most entertaining arcade racers. The new trailer spots everything you could possibly want in a destruction derby style racer — crashes, explosions, crazy stunts and people on rocket powered motorbikes. Continue reading New Onrush is all about crashes, sick flips and rocket bikes
PAX Australia is returning to the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre in 2018. The show’s organisers have confirmed October show dates for this year’s event via the official PAX Aus Facebook and Twitter. Continue reading PAX Australia confirms October 2018 show dates
With March now looming in the middle distance, Xbox have announced the titles that will be going free across their network this month and it follows a similar trend to last month — something for the grown ups and something for the kids. Continue reading Here are your free Xbox Games With Gold titles for March
The long-awaited Discovery Tour by Assassin’s Creed: Ancient Egypt content drop for Assassin’s Creed Origins will arrive tomorrow. The update bringing with it a feature that many players have asked for since the series inception — the ability to learn more about the game’s painstakingly recreated Ancient Egyptian history using its interactive setting.
Continue reading Assassin’s Creed Origins is about to become your one-stop educational guide to Ancient Egypt
With the Overwatch Puppy Rumble now in full swing, it seems like everyone’s getting in on the Lunar New Year and Year of the Dog shenanigans. Xbox are the latest to board the doggos-in-cosplay train and you’ve got to see what they’ve come up with. I mean, its dogs dressed up like video game characters. If that’s not enough for you to click the headline, I don’t know what is.
Continue reading Overwatch doesn’t have the monopoly on cosplay dogs today, Xbox is getting in on it too
Broadly speaking, whenever a game receives an expansion pack, they tend to take that word”expansion” rather literally. Typically what they bring to the table is more of everything you could already do in the base game. More units, more characters, more places to visit, things to do.
Civilization expansions take a very different approach. They give you everything you expect from an expansion pack but they also renovate the proverbial house, tweaking existing systems, addressing player concerns and rebuilding with the foundations. Historically, each expansion markedly improves the current Civ experience and with Civilization VI: Rise and Fall, that tradition continues — even if it can’t fix all of Civ VI‘s bugbears. Continue reading Games Review: Civilization VI: Rise and Fall (PC, 2018): Teamwork makes the dream work
I’ve spent a lot of time reviewing gaming headphones on this site. They are rarely paragons of the form — gaming headsets are heavy, often lean into bass to the point where it obliterates higher end sound and have a cheap build quality that doesn’t align with their purpose as long-term audio solutions. I say all of this because the Grado RS2e’s are among the few headphones I’ve gotten to review for The Iris that are not built for gaming. Indeed, the Grado RS2e’s have been built, with meticulous care, for the sole purpose of listening to music in the comfort of your own home. Continue reading Tech Review: Grado RS2e Reference Series Headphones: Hear it all
Australian streaming service Stan and CBS All Access have confirmed that a second season of the US adaptation of the Australian comedy series No Activity, Stan’s first original series to hit the US. The first season of No Activity is currently streaming on Stan, coming from executive producers Will Ferrell and Adam McKay. ... Continue Reading