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September 25, 2018

More details announced for Nickelodeon Kart Racers

Game Mill Entertainment and Nickelodeon have announced more details for the upcoming Nickelodeon Kart Racers, which is coming to Switch, Xbox One and PlayStation 4, later this year.

The iconic Nickelodeon green slime, which made its debut in 1979, plays a critical role on the race track. Players will fill their slime bar by driving over the fluorescent green goo to activate speed boosts. Slime patches come in many shapes and sizes and do not come without risk; it is very slippery, so watch out! Other patches are so big, your kart will transform into a jet ski! If you're lucky, you might just unlock a shortcut. Thanks to the slime valve and item boxes, you never know when your favorite Nickelodeon character might get slimed!

If you like your features detailed in list format, then you are in luck, as they have also done that:

  • • Choose a racer from 12 of the most iconic characters: SpongeBob SquarePants, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Hey Arnold!, Rugrats and MORE!!!
  • • Race on 24 different Slimed-filled tracks including Bikini Bottom, NYC sewers, Tommy Pickle's house, Arnold's school and more!
  • • Awesome Co-Op and Local Multi-Player for non-stop action the entire family will love!
  • • Customizable Karts with multiple power-ups and special attacks!
  • • Team-based co-op multiplayer, players can perform devastating fused attack for TONS of FUN!
  • •Slime overload will have you turning you Karts into jet-ski racers!

More details are expected in the coming weeks, though no word on when exactly. 

September 24, 2018

The hunt for Platinum is on again with PlayStation Australia

PlayStation Australia are back at it again, announcing that PlayStation Plus Platinum Hunters returns for another year, giving PlayStation 4 gamers, the chance to win the ultimate bragging trophy.

Just like last year, PlayStation have announced there will be 5 trophies up for grabs this year, kicking off with FIFA 19, just like last year. The full list will run until 2019, with Anthem capping out, what is likely to be some serious competition.

Here is the full list, including the beginning date for players to being hunting.

EA SPORTS™ FIFA 19 (25 September)
Call of Duty®: Black Ops 4 (12 October)
Fallout® 76 (14 November)
Battlefield™ V (20 November)
Anthem™ (22 February)

To win, players must collect all in-game trophies and unlock the Platinum Trophy for a title specified above. Once players achieve all in-game accomplishments and receive the Platinum Digital Trophy, they must snap a screenshot using the SHARE button and upload it across Facebook or Twitter tagging @PlayStationAU and using the hashtag #PlusPlatinumHunters. 

Be sure to hit up the official site, for all the terms and conditions of entry and good luck.

September 23, 2018

Get your tickets ready as Carnival Games is coming to all consoles this November

2K has announced that Carnival Games will be launching on Switch on November 6th, but also it will now hit both PlayStation 4 and Xbox One the same day.

The game is only launching digitally on the 6th, those who want a retail copy will need to wait until November 20th.

Like a real-life county fair, Carnival Games allows players of all ages and experience levels to enjoy classic games like ring toss (“Post Master”) and alley ball horse racing (“Roll-R-Derby”), as well as brand new attractions like drone racing (“Light Speed”) and cosmic bowling (“Cosmic Strike”).  Four uniquely themed alleys – Jungle Lane, Saturn Station, Vulture Gulch and Nuts & Bolts – provide a different look and feel for the games within them.  Players have the chance to win tickets by playing any of the 20 games and redeem them for new games and outfits for their customizable carnival guest characters.

More fighters and stages coming to Dead or Alive 6

Koei Tecmo has announced that four classic fighters are joining the roster of Dead or Alive 6 and a new stage will also be included.

The first fighter returning to the fray is Ayane. Ordered to hunt down her half-sister, Kasumi, Ayane’s Mugen Tenshin Hajinmon style of Ninjutsu is as fierce as it gets. Dubbed “The Killer Kunoichi,” Ayane’s ever-changing moves are polished to the point that her opponents have a hard time seeing what is coming next. Forced to live in the shadows, she attempts to fight through her conflicted feelings toward her half-sister, while also fighting her way to the top of the tournament.

The second combatant marking her return is Swedish martial artist, Marie Rose. Marie, known as “The Wicked Lil’ Servant,” boasts a Russian military style emphasizing constant fluidity of movement, enabling the fighter to utilize her small frame to her advantage, outmaneuvering enemies with a variety of tricky moves while turning her opponent’s attacks against them.

Next up is the “Super-Secret Fighter Chick” known as Honoka. This 18-year-old fan of professional wrestling and martial arts movies invented her own fighting style known as Honoka Fu; an art where she combines her favourite moves from fighters she has observed. While in her Hissatsu-no-Kamae stance, she is imbued with unbelievable strength, making her capable of delivering attacks the likes even she has never seen before as her right hand emits a mysterious glow.

The final fighter re-entering the arena is former professional assassin, Bayman. Known as “The Man Who Overcame Death,” Bayman stands inside the ring with the same kind of cold-hearted professionalism that made him such a successful mercenary thanks to his devastatingly-dangerous skills in Combat Sambo.

Those looking for a fight can do so on the new stage Lost Paradise. The magnificent jungle is mixed with the decaying remains of man-made constructions, with some surprising secrets popping out of all corners. Collide with the extremely large eggs and you will not only disturb whatever’s inside, but also alert their mother – a giant Pteranodon who will swoop in for the attack. But that’s not the only danger lurking, as the fence separating the fighters from the jungle is sparked with electricity. Fall to the bottom level and a Tyrannosaurus awaits, ready to rip into anyone within biting distance.

September 21, 2018

Jump Force gets a release month, new characters and an epic Collector's Edition

Earlier today, Bandai Namco announced new characters were joining the roster of Jump Force and it seems that they were not done, as they have now announced a release window and dropped a new trailer while they were at it.

Also revealed for the game are four, brand-new, Story characters designed by legendary manga artist, and creator of Dragon Ball, Akira Toriyama.

JUMP FORCE will launch in February 2019 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC and will be available to purchase in this incredible Collector's Edition.

Those who don't want to go that big, can still purchase the season pass on its own, when the game releases.

Get ready to shred the slopes of Steep with the X Games DLC

Ubisoft has today announced that Steep is getting even more content, as the X Games are coming to the game and you won't have to wait long as the X Games content is coming on October 30th.

In order to gain access to the new content, you will need to purchase the X Games Pass. Doing so will place you in the Alaska X Games Village, where you can compete to win gold in the game’s most epic snow park. There, aspiring snowsports legends can learn and master real-life X Games disciplines, such as Big Air, SuperPipe and Slopestyle. Once players have completed the special X Games events, they will unlock a series of additional Freestyle challenges where they can compete against other players to make it to the top of the leaderboard.

Players can also experience the massive mountain playground in two new ways: with a throwback ‘90s filter and all-new Rocket Wings challenges. The ‘90s DLC will be available December 4, while the Rocket Wings DLC will be available January 10. X Games Pass owners will have one-week early access to both DLCs, which are included in the pass.

If you don't own the game and wanted to get the everything, then worry not as you can purchase Steep X Games Gold Edition. which includes:

·         Steep (base game)

·         X Games Pass

·         Season Pass Year One, which includes:

o   Extreme Pack: Three additional sports (Rocket Wings, Speed Riding and Base Jump) and new challenges and customization items

o   Winterfest: One additional sport (Sled), new challenges, winter-themed costumes and customization items

o   Adrenaline Pack: New costumes, snowboards and wingsuits, and the Moonlight Pack which offers glowing costumes and nocturnal challenges

o   Bonus helicopter tickets

o   10,000 Steep credits to customize gear at the in-game store

You can now watch the Gamescom demo of Just Cause 4

At Gamescom last month, attendees were able to catch a presentation of Just Cause 4, now Square Enix have released a video of that very presentation. The game is being played live, (well live when recorded) by Producer Bryan Rodriguez and Game Director Francesco Antolini talks about the action on screen. At 19 minutes, the video is lengthy, so grab your drink of choice and sit down and enjoy.

The game is releasing on December 4th for Xbox One, PC and PlayStation 4.

Life is Strange 2 gets a launch trailer a week early

While we are a little under a week away from the release of Life is Strange 2, Square Enix have released the games launch trailer now, giving players a final sneak peak into the first episode of this new series.

After a tragic event forces the brothers, Sean and Daniel, on the run from the police, their relationship is tested by the dangers they face in a life on the road, and the manifestation of a supernatural power they don’t understand and can’t fully control. 

The 5-episode season will follow Sean and Daniel over the course of a year as they make their way from Seattle to Mexico. Their journey is long and the brothers are woefully unprepared, as they have to set off with very little money and only the items Sean happens to have on him at the time.

They can steal to survive or take the high road and go without essential supplies for the trip. Either way, what are Sean’s actions teaching Daniel? Now totally responsible for his much younger brother, Sean begins to realize that his decisions will impact their lives forever…

The first episode is launching on September 27th for Xbox One, PC and PlayStation 4, no word on if mobile ports will happen, like the first game.

Razer Ifrit is the solution for streamers to want to keep that fabulous hair-do

Razer have announced a new device for those who stream games, or just want to avoid messing up their hair, the Ifrit.

The Razer Ifrit has a low-profile dual earset design with a professional-grade, adjustable condenser microphone and flat frequency response in-ear headphones – perfect for broadcasters needing minimal visibility of their audio equipment but still deliver professional quality audio to their recordings.

“With non-gaming live streaming becoming more popular, we designed the Razer Ifrit to appeal to broadcasters who want a lightweight, high-quality solution to their broadcast audio needs,” says Min-Liang Tan, Razer co-founder and CEO. "Whether you’re IRL streaming, gaming, painting, cosplay costume building or cooking, the Razer Ifrit is the perfect headset to deliver audio to your viewers without bulky headphones and microphones getting in the way of what you do or what your viewers see.”

The Razer Ifrit is complemented by the Razer USB Audio Enhancer, a USB-to-analogue converter that focuses on improving the quality of the microphone and allows two Razer Ifrit headsets to be connected to one PC, for dual streaming with two broadcasters at once. 

The device is out now on the Razer store and will set buyers back $170.

Pokemon Let's Go gets some Legendary additions

Nintendo have announced that when Pokemon Let's Go Pikachu and Let's Go Eevee release this November, players will have the chance to capture the original legendary Pokemon, Zapdos, Moltres and Articuno.

The way you capture these ones is different from how you would catch most other Pokémon. You have to defeat these Pokémon in intense battle before you can have a chance to catch them. It won’t be easy, but once you manage to catch them, these Pokémon can follow you throughout your adventure.

You can learn more about the Pokemon Go integration here and look forward to the game when it releases on November 16th.

Hunter X Hunter joins the Jump Force roster

Not content with adding Yugi from Yu-Gi-Oh, Bandai Namco have also announced that Kurapika and Killua from Hunter x Hunter are joining the roster in Jump Force. We only have a few screens, but it is better than nothing.

The game is set to come to Xbox One and PlayStation 4 in 2019.

First screens of Yu-Gi-Oh in Jump Force

Bandai Namco announced that Yu-Gi-Oh was coming to Jump Force and now we have our first proper screens, including a few card summons.

The game is set to launch in 2019 for Xbox One and PlayStation 4, but set date has been given as of yet.

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