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New Dawn begins on kickstarter

18 Jan 2017
Developers E-Visualsoft Games have begun their journey on Kickstarter with their new multiplayer survival sandbox game New Dawn. What is it you ask? Imagine every single island that has ever been colonised by the English, ever, and you'll have a good idea of what's in store in New Dawn. Players assume the

Fans Recreate Super Mario Odyssey Trailer

18 Jan 2017
So incase you didn't notice your twitter timeline explode with inane bullshit, Nintendo recently dropped the details on their new tablet. Their reveal had all the usual fluff, slick videos, bad jokes, empty eyed' execs pretending to have fun, and a couple of game announcements. Now I didn't watch the

Nintendo Switch Presentation 2017

13 Jan 2017
Finally, the console that allows us to play video games in all our favourite places: At the skatepark under the bridge, on the roof of our apartment complex, after B-ball with the boys - will be coming soon and the cost will surprise you.The presentation held in Japan yesterday showcased

Wind back the clock with REVOLTED

12 Jan 2017
Ok so I *still* haven't played Fallout 4 yet! I can't put my finger on why, it's just that it looks so... boring. Every time I think of adding it to my library I almost immediately get distracted by something else far more interesting, regardless whether it's better or worse. Thankfully

Styx: Shards of Darkness coming soon

09 Jan 2017
If you haven't played the first instalment of this great stealth-em-up then you can grab a copy over on Steam right here Styx: Shards of Darkness is the sequel to the 2014 Action-Stealth game Styx: Master Of Shadows and has us controlling the hooded goblin with the smoker's voice once

AM Youtube Revival

06 Jan 2017
Hey, ladies and germs! A quick update on our Youtube channel, we've gone through some changes and are revamping the Youtube channel for the better! We are in the process of migrating our backlog across to this new channel and this means that unfortunately the old channel will shortly be shuttered. Be sure

Blackwood Crossing Gameplay Walkthrough

05 Jan 2017
So as the Christmas holidays come to a close and that dread of returning to the day job sets in (actually I need to go back to work, Steam sales have bled me dry). Naturally, the wide world of video games steps in to offer a refreshing new surrealist adventure

New Map for Overwatch

05 Jan 2017
Today is going to be the day we get a new Overwatch Map!Happy New Years Folks, we didn't have to wait too long for our first major gaming update of 2017.Fresh off winning multiple "Game of the Year" awards in 2016, Blizzard Entertainment Massive team-based multiplayer first-person shooter, Overwatch has a new

Escape From Tarkov gets a new Dev report

27 Dec 2016
We've covered a small amount of Battlestate Games' newest survival simulator Escape From Tarkov, mainly because the developers have kept pretty tight-lipped about the games current development and future direction. But just yesterday the Russian development studio released an 18minute video explaining all that EFT has to offer including the

Triennale Game Collection is live on steam

25 Dec 2016
The gaming industry has come a long way in the last 30 years. We've seen the medium grow from a simple ball and two sticks on a black canvas to a first person perspective puzzle game about sentient corn. And from this development, the outside world are recognizing the significance

Steam christmas sale

22 Dec 2016
Just when you thought your backlog couldn't get any bigger, the Steam christmas sale is right around the corner, as in. Its tomorrow (23rd december). Be sure to rip up that nice carpet in the spare room and pawn it off to fill that Steam wallet or else Saint Gaben

Verdun Christmas truce update

22 Dec 2016
For those of you playing the WW1 multiplayer FPS 'Verdun' You'll be delighted to know, that as a break from getting trench foot and being stabbed with a pointy gun, developers BlackMill Games have released an update giving players the ability to take part in the Christmas Truce of WW1.

The Role of music in Remedy's Video Games

20 Dec 2016
Ok, this isn't really "news" but we here at Awkward Machine love talking about the bones of Video Games almost as much as we love playing them (hence AwkwardMachine.com). We're all too familiar with the significance of music in video games. They help shape a story, enhance a particular mood,

Star citizen new gameplay demo

19 Dec 2016
For those with ants in their pants for interstellar travel, you'll be excited to know that Cloud Imperium games’ latest space exploration simulator Star Citizen has just been graced with another gameplay teaser!   Here in the video, we see more of the space travel, cooperative gameplay, a deeper look at the

Subnautica Precursor Update Released

16 Dec 2016
Subnautica is an Awkward Machine favorite and now has a new Subnautica update which is available on Steam! "The latest update is chock full of new secrets to unravel. Previously, you may have noticed strange, high-tech cubes – or bases – placed throughout the world. These unusual objects come to life as someone (or something)

MechWarrior 5 Announced

10 Dec 2016
If you've ever met our Stroggo (especially when he's had a few) then there's a 99% chance he's yammered to you about the Mechwarrior series. For those not in the know Mechwarrior was a sim/action mech series that dominated the late 90's. What separated it from the pack was it's

Final Fantasy XV Release Date

29 Nov 2016
Today is the day. After a 10-year development cycle, 2 directors, a console generation change and a rename we can finally get our hands on FFXV. Initial reviews are looking good but as we here at Awkward Machine are pleb tier games journalists we get no comfy press kits. So it's

No Mans Sky: Foundation Update

26 Nov 2016
This morning us here at Awkward Machine awoke to the strangest news, Hello games has communicated finally, after 98 days of silence in regards to comms they have dropped the news of the first content update to No Mans Sky. The foundation update, name as such because they are laying out

Rust component system goes live!

08 Nov 2016
Those not accustomed to the wild ways of Rust will find the title a little vague, let me break it down for you squares. Rust is a multiplayer survival game primarily centred around PVP (player vs player) combat and player made stronghold raiding. Resource gathering allows you to craft stronger weapons

Mass Effect Andromeda Trailer

08 Nov 2016
N7 day has arrived for those on the other side of the dateline and with it a new trailer for the "Next Generation" Mass effect series opener: Mass Effect Andromeda The trailer opens with the intergalactic transport vessel the Hyperion entering the Andromeda galaxy when something goes awry tossing our protagonist

Ex-Battlefield developers working on Project Wight

07 Nov 2016
Here's one out of left field from a team of ex-Battlefield developers itching to bring a unique project onto our screens. Ever wondered what it'd be like to play as the monsters in games like The Witcher 3 and Skyrim? We often skim over the details of creatures in a

Diablo III: Rise of the Necromancer Pack Reveal

05 Nov 2016
Diablo 3 originally came out in 2012, today got a new hero class announced at Blizzcon, Blizzard's annual conference expo. Yes I said 2012 and Blizzard are still updating Diablo 3, with heroes and not expansions it seams in the meantime. As a master of the dark arts, you draw your magic

New OverWatch Hero!

05 Nov 2016
SOMBRA  That's her name but who is she and what does she do?Sombra announced at Blizzcon this morning is an offensive character with stealth and infiltration abilities for Blizzard's hit game Overwatch . Her hacking can disrupt her enemies, ensuring they're easier to take out, while her EMP provides the upper

Goblins of Elderstone

22 Oct 2016
New Zealand is known for it's love of Hobbits, Orcs and Concords, but now we can add Goblins to the list with: Goblins of Elderstone - The Goblin Tribe Simulator."Build a goblin village! Manage a chaotic tribe! Survive Winter! Expand, Trade and Conquer! Commune with the Gods! Be the Goblin King!"  Currently on

Awkward Machine Live Tweeting From Armageddon Expo

22 Oct 2016
While most of us are swanning off for the long weekend, we sent our only Auckland-based member to go and check on all things gaming at the Biggest Entertainment Expo this side of the Tasman sea.  With newly granted access to our AM twitter account you can follow along as he

Pokemon Sun & Moon Demo

19 Oct 2016
While a lot of university students here in the land of hobbits and orcs prepare for their upcoming exams, Nintendo and the Pokemon company have strategically dropped the new Sun and Moon demos to ruin the study plans of the nostalgia-driven 20 somethings.  Featuring more Pokemon, a new region and a

More Resident Evil 7 Detais

18 Oct 2016
There's been growing interest around the next entry in the Rezi franchise, good interest mind you, not the blind ravenous NMS interest of that great indie calamity. Most of this has been caused by the massive departure part 7 seems to be taking from predecessors. Now if there were any

Red Dead Redemption 2 Announced

17 Oct 2016
In the very early hours of the morning, Rockstar Games' Twitter pages posted this blood-red grainy image with the Rockstar logo.This can only mean one thing, right?As is customary for any Rockstar game, the UK-based developers have decided to drip feed the news of their new release over a few

Squadron 42 Delayed, Star Citizen adds Sandworms

11 Oct 2016
Plenty of news out of LA's recent CitizenCon! Cloud Imperium Games unveiled what they'd been tinkering with since their last batch of updates, as well as set out (another) road-map of when these things might be released. Let's get the bad news out of the way first, The games singleplayer

Dual Universe Approaching Target

06 Oct 2016
The Little ship that could As the No Mans Sky community tears itself apart, massively multiplayer space sim Dual Universe has been ticking along nicely towards its goal of 500k Euros. Its vision and scope are impressive, allowing players to make their own way, their own ship and shape the universe how