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Fortnite

25 Jul 2017
July 25th!If you pre-ordered this game then you would've been playing for the last couple days in Early Access. Fortnite is an Action Building game where you team up with other players to build massive forts and battle against hordes of monsters, all while crafting and looting in giant worlds where

Mirage gets botted

24 Jul 2017
Torn Banner's all new Magic em' Up Mirage: Arcane Warfare doesn't seem to be taking off as quickly as it's Medieval brother. However the latest update is trying to alleviate that. The upcoming Gladiator update brings new Weapons, Magic, and Abilities as well as bot support to try and fatten

Humble Telltale Games Bundle

20 Jul 2017
Some folks say winter is the comfiest season, time to wrap up with a good book and whittle the time away in idle leisure. Well as someone who lives in a concrete cave I despise the cold season (squeegee'ing the walls looses it's charm after the first week) so having

Sundered Releases This Month

18 Jul 2017
If you're from Yorkshire and use Steam you'll have undoubtedly hoovered up Jotun for free last weekend and never given it a second thought. Turns out the freebie was a celebration of sorts, the grand occasion? The devs finally have a release date for their new title, Sundered!Sundered is a

Shadow of Mordor Nemesis Forge

07 Jul 2017
Azdûsh is coming for you!With a new update to Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, the best and worst part will be coming to Middle-earth: Shadow of War, the love/loathe it Nemesis System.You can get the free Nemesis Forge Update now on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Steam to have your top Nemesis

IO Interactive now Indie & Keep Hitman

17 Jun 2017
Thank goodness for small mercys, danish killsim designers have released their first positive sounding statemnt since Square Enix announced they were cutting the studio loose. Not too long ago things were looking pretty grim for the Hitman devs, after they started cutting staff, but in yesterdays statment CEO Hakan Abrak had

Ages of Empires: Definitive Edition.

15 Jun 2017
Something at E3 actually got my attention.I have been playing way too much AOE II latelyAlongside all the dick waving that is Sony, Microsoft and all the big publisher's pressers PC gamer runs a PC Gaming show. We got a look at a lot of new games (and more Ooblets <3 ) but

Read Dead Redemption 2 delayed

23 May 2017
Rockstar games have just announced the sequel to the critically acclaimed free-roam western Red Dead Redemption has been pushed to spring 2018 (USA spring) for PlayStation 4 and XboxOne.Fans have been eagerly awaiting this new sequel, and while this does mean we'll get the game a bit later - Rockstar

ArmA 3 Jets DLC Just Released

23 May 2017
The new DLC for military simulator ArmA3 has just been released.Meaning you and your squad can now command an assortment of Jets and a few other special vehicles in this newest update!The new additions are as follows:F/A-181 Black Wasp II - The F/A-181 Black Wasp II is a fifth-generation, single-seat, twin-engine,

Destiny 2 Gameplay impressions + Video

19 May 2017
Destiny 2 was announced a month ago and today we have some new gameplay showing off new terrain, lore, combat and even platforming.Destiny 2 is released later this year (September 8th) and is coming out on PC this time around.Hoping for a more in-depth & longer story, less repetitive missions and

One Year of Awkward Machine

16 May 2017
Heck that went quicklyThis past weekend us here at Awkward Machine celebrated one whole year of the new and improved AM going live.One year of sub-par writing, self-deprecating humour, a month were all we talked about was horror games for some reason and a good few podcasts.What better way to celebrate than

BattleTech trailer released

13 May 2017
In the last two years the BattleTech franchise has seen a comeback worthy of Lazarus with the announcement of a new MechWarrior and Hair Brained Schemes' turn based strategy game. We got a bit of news on the latter last night, as HBS has teamed with the super-awesome publisher Paradox

Payday 2 VR support!

11 May 2017
Another respectable developer has thrown their proverbial fedora into the ring of virtual reality.Coming soon in beta form for Starbreeze Studios' Multiplayer FPS heist game Payday 2 is something fans weren't expecting but by god, it's something we need.Players will be able to experience Payday 2 through HTC Vive (and likely,

Apocalypse Now moves to 'In-House' funding *UPDATE*

05 May 2017
Some of you may remember hearing recently that the development team Erebus LLC were seeking funds for the Apocalypse Now game that was on Kickstarter with the goal of $900k towards developing their project.So far the project has only gathered $170k towards their goal and because of this have decided

Nioh: Dragon of the North DLC released !

03 May 2017
Team Ninja's brutally challenging title Nioh which was released at the start of 2017 has today had DLC content released for it featuring a new story and tonnes of new gear.Return once more to the Yokai infested landscape of Japan’s warring states and venture deep into its embattled northern provinces.In this

Subnautica: Silent Running Update

01 May 2017
This update features the biggest overhaul to the Cyclops yet. Included in the long list of changes is a new Silent Running mode. This mode changes interior lights to red, turns off all exterior lights and moves the vessel exceedingly slow. Useful if you find yourself navigating through dangerous creatures

Nintendo 2DS XL announced

30 Apr 2017
Those wanting a 2DS can now happily join us in the clamshell master race.Nintendo have announced the *new* 2DS XL at the low low price of $150USD (roughly $220NZD although a quick search shows EB games are selling at $250. The cunts)Featuring: 82% bigger screen than the original 2DS Amiibo support Comfy clamshell design

Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality

22 Apr 2017
Rick and Morty have teleported into your living room for a cutting-edge VR adventure from Adult Swim Games and Owlchemy Labs (Job Simulator). Play as a Morty clone as you explore Rick's garage, the Smith household, and alien worlds.Experience life as a clone of Morty and all the trauma that

GDC Postmortem: Deus Ex

22 Apr 2017
It's no secret the AM team loves Deus Ex.Much so that we named it our no.1 in the AM top 30 last year (after much deliberation). So it's no surprise when our overlord Warren Spector tweeted he'd be doing a postmortem on the 2000 cyberpunk Action-RPG Deus Ex we knew it'd be

Saints Row 2 Free

21 Apr 2017
Here's a lovely Friday morning surprise for you all (Thursday if you're in less awesome countries), Volition's wacky gangland Hot Dog em' up Saints Row 2 is FREE! That's completely free, yep so strings attached, just login to gog and it's yours for life, without DRM too! Now obviously this

Star Wars Battlefront II: Reveal Trailer

16 Apr 2017
A day after the reveal trailer for the upcoming Star Wars movie The Last Jedi, EA have released a cinematic trailer for the upcoming Battlefront 2 game.Battlefront 2 will feature new heroes and villains such as Darth Maul, Rey & Kylo Ren as long as returning ones like Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader

New releases for the Nintendo Switch!

14 Apr 2017
Nintendo have announced a number of new titles coming to the Switch within the next few monthsThe most notable being Mario Kart 8 Deluxe releasing April 28th, adding new multiplayer features.On top of that, the release of Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers, adding 2 new playable characters, HD

Deus Ex: Revision now on GOG

10 Apr 2017
Our favourite cyberpunk RPG has always needed that new coat of paint - even when the game was released it was like playing a cardboard cutout running around shooting other cardboard cutouts. Luckily fans of the game combined forces to create the Deus Ex: Revision, an update that polishes the original

Gran Tursimo Sport Closed Beta

09 Apr 2017
Polyphony Digital latest addition to the Gran Turismo series (GT Sport) got delayed last year for unknown reasons and we haven't heard much of their new game since.But it was announced on their offical website today that they are now accepting applications for the Closed Beta.Fingers crossed for a release date soon,

Jak and Daxter PS2 Announced + Trailer

04 Apr 2017
Naughty Dog classics Jak and Daxter, Jak II, Jak 3 and Jak X: Combat Racing get a Shiny HD upgrade.Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy, Jak II, and Jak 3  & Jak X: Combat Racing will be available on PS4 via download at PS Store but Playstation has just said

Stationeers announced

31 Mar 2017
Local studio RockeWerkz have finally lifted the lid on their most recent game, Stationeers! This one's been in the pipe since their working relationship with Improbable went sour and Ion got canned. More astute readers will notice that Stationeers holds a more than passing resemblance to the incredibly fiddly Space

Planescape: Torment Enhanced Edition

30 Mar 2017
RELEASE DATE: APRIL 11TH, 2017"You are the Nameless One, a hulking figure covered in scars and tattoos collected over the course of countless lives—none of which you can remember, but are now coming back to haunt you. You are prodded awake by Morte, a floating skull and keeper of secrets,

Destiny 2 Announced

28 Mar 2017
@DestinyTheGame just revealed this pic (above)  ! ! ! It seems the 10-year plan Bungie had for Destiny is over.The most expensive game of all time, Destiny original released in 2014, was also overhyped to buggery but was nothing more than repetition upon repetition and grinding upon grinding just to get random loot.Activision Publishing

Outlast 2 rated R18+ in Australia *UPDATE*

28 Mar 2017
In a miraculous turn of eventsThe long awaited sequel to Outlast has been given an R18+ rating to our friends across the pond!This came as quite a surprise, seeing as it was originally refused classification by the Australian Classification Board for containing themes such as rape, torture, and the usual

StarCraft: Remastered Annouced

27 Mar 2017
Blizzard Entertainment will re-release the original StarCraft and StarCraft: Brood War as a high-definition remake called StarCraft: Remastered, Blizzard president Mike Morhaime announced during the company’s "I Love StarCraft" event in Seoul, South Korea today.Starcraft will be fully revamped and will look awesome in full Hd & 4k UHD resolution.Blizzard