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Not to be outdone by Nintendo, Sonic the Hedgehog is getting his own movie too

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’s Australia Elite Series to pit Sydney against vastly superior Melbourne once again

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

Assassin’s Creed Origins is about to become your one-stop educational guide to Ancient Egypt

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.
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Overwatch doesn’t have the monopoly on cosplay dogs today, Xbox is getting in on it too

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.
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Games Review: Civilization VI: Rise and Fall (PC, 2018): Teamwork makes the dream work

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

Tech Review: Grado RS2e Reference Series Headphones: Hear it all

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

Stan Original series No Activity returns stateside for its second season

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