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Challenges in video gaming market grow as revenues increase
Video gaming revenues have almost doubled in the last five years, however the main players in the place are set to face stiff competition in coming months, according to a new study by EY.
Kiwi E Blacks set to smash the IESF World Champs next month
TEKKEN 7 player Daniel ‘Wowzer’ Cossingtom is off to South Korea this December to represent the country at the 11th IESF World Championships.
Game review: EA Games’ Need for Speed turns up the Heat
They’ve really thrown the kitchen sink at this one. The end result is one of the best Need for Speed games that’s not been developed by Criterion. And that’s a huge compliment.
Game review: Call of Duty - Modern Warfare
Fans of the franchise will still love this year’s iteration. The campaign is short, but it’s enjoyable while the multiplayer and spec-ops modes are fun too.
The Outer Worlds review (PC/Xbox One)
The Outer Worlds immerses players into a slightly tongue-in-cheek sci-fi role-playing adventure on the far side of the galaxy.
Finally, the esports battleground is safer and fairer for everyone
Finally, the esports industry has something of a universal code of conduct when it comes to fair play and fun.
Game review: Hideo Kojima presents Death Stranding
Death Stranding is a fun and unique game if you want to play something new and different. If you want all-out action, you may want to go out and play something else instead. It’s best to research the game as much as you can before you decide to buy it though.
Game review: Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth - Complete Edition (Switch)
With around 90 hours of combined play time, Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth: Complete Edition makes a great Nintendo Switch port packed with content at reasonable price.
Diablo IV announced at BlizzCon 2019
An ancient evil threatens to engulf Sanctuary in darkness, and new heroes have been called upon to face challenges the world has never seen before.
Red Dead Redemption 2 releases on PC this week
With Red Dead Online, Rockstar have extended the gameplay with a narrative multiplayer mode. The new PC version is set to top all that.
NVIDIA launches GeForce GTX 16 Series SUPER GPUs
NVIDIA Game Ready Driver also gets an update.
Battlefield-ready Stealth XP-Camo headsets now available in Australia
The XP-Camo allows gamers, streamers and audio fans to go from seat to street; with a headset equipped to deal with both in-game and real-life scenarios.
Seeing all the games at Auckland Armageddon Expo 2019
his year was headlined by both PlayStation and Nintendo bringing with them their best new and upcoming video games.
Minecraft Earth is now available in New Zealand
It’s great that Kiwis get this early opportunity to join Minecraft as it takes the leap from the screen into the AR world.
Game review: Doraemon: Story of Seasons - the best mashup of 2019
Doraemon is an extremely popular Japanese manga series and media franchise. The mashup between the two franchises sounded like a strike of genius that got fans of both the game and the anime excited.
Game review: ReadySet Heroes disappoints
"It's sad for me to report that this game's online community is nonexistent even during its launch month. I was literally unable to find anyone to play with or against online.
Razer fits latest gaming laptop with infrared keyboard tech
Razer’s new gaming laptop has opted for optical keyboard technologies designed to register faster key presses and more commands in the heat of the battle.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare - Special Ops: What you'll need to play on PC
It’s little more than a week before Call of Duty: Modern Warfare – Special Ops launches across the world on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.
Gaming fandom descends on PAX Australia 2019
PAX Australia, as usual, was weird, wacky and rather hectic. But it was full of smiles on happy faces as the Australian gaming community came together to celebrate their hobbies.
Game review: Painting art in Concrete Genie
Your goal at the beginning of the game is very simple because Ash has to literally light up the drab parts of town using his magical paint brush.
Sony announces PlayStation 5 'Holiday 2020' release date
“You can even get a sense for a variety of textures when running through fields of grass or plodding through mud,” says Jim Ryan.
Game review: NHL 20 (PS4)
EA Sports serves up this year’s ice hockey bonanza, NHL 20.
Game review: Code Vein
Even though Code Vein is a hard game, the one thing I like most about it is that you can have an A.I. partner. Having a partner to help you kill off enemies is really helpful.
Telcos next biggest cash grab? Gaming
“Telcos can use the growing popularity of streaming/cloud gaming to upsell higher-speed and lower-latency fibre to the home (FTTH) packages to gamers, along with dedicated bandwidth for gaming traffic."