News

News

Epic accidentally enables Fortnite PS4/XO cross-play

4
Epic accidentally enables Fortnite PS4/XO cross-play

Overnight, Epic Games accidentally enabled cross-play between Xbox One and PlayStation 4 in co-op sandbox survival game Fortnite.

The feature was only enabled briefly, but it was active long enough for Reddit users to puzzle over it.

Epic called the enabling an error.

"We had a configuration issue and it has now been corrected," an Epic spokesperson told Eurogamer.

Public calls for cross-play between Xbox One and PlayStation 4 have been loud from both players and developers this year, with many struggling to understand how it is that Nintendo can allow cross-play with Xbox yet Sony won't.

News

Marvel vs Capcom Infinite Collector's Edition is some crap-tier garbage

Marvel vs Capcom Infinite Collector's Edition is some crap-tier garbage

An expensive Collector’s Edition of Marvel vs Capcom: Infinite has its buyers feeling hoodwinked thanks to some hilariously misleading ads.

The Marvel vs Capcom Infinite Collector’s Edition promises that for NZ$199 (or AU$299 in Australia for some reason), you get four "highly detailed diorama statues" and "dynamic replicas of the infamous Infinity Stones" alongside Capcom's latest competitive fighter.

"Exploding with all the excitement, intensity, and quality fans expect from Marvel and Capcom, this Collector's Edition is destined to become the showcase of every fan's collection," its description reads.

News

Aussie rogue-lite City of Brass swings into Early Access

Aussie rogue-lite City of Brass swings into Early Access

Uppercut Games' first-person rogue-lite City of Brass is now available on Steam Early Access.

In City of Brass, you are a daring thief infiltrating the titular trap-laden city, armed only with a blade and an extremely versatile whip that can grab, trip, disarm, and stun, as well as swing you about the place.

Levels are Arabian Nights-themed and procedurally generated, and the game features multiple interacting systems that sound like they are designed with player freedom in mind.

News

Big Ant announces fully-licensed Ashes Cricket title

1
Big Ant announces fully-licensed Ashes Cricket title

A new fully-licensed cricket title is on the way from Australia’s Big Ant Studios (Rugby League Live, Don Bradman Cricket).

According to Big Ant, Ashes Cricket has been developed in close collaboration with Cricket Australia, and is the most realistic and authentic recreation of the sport ever created.

That's partly because the studio has employed photogrammetry technology which enables decent likenesses of the complete men’s and women’s Australian and English cricket teams to be rendered in-game.

News

PUBG soars beyond Dota 2 to claim Steam's concurrent player record

5
PUBG soars beyond Dota 2 to claim Steam's concurrent player record

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds has broken Steam's record for highest ever concurrent player count.

According to the game's official Twitter account, a total of 1,342,857 players were jamming PUBG at the same time yesterday, besting previous champ Dota 2's figure of 1,295,114.

One big difference of course is that Dota 2 is free to play, while PUBG will set you back US$30.

According to Steam Spy, PUBG's figure rose even further yesterday, to 1,349,584.

Earlier this month, developer Bluehole announced that PUBG had sold more than 10 million copies in just six months, and last week the game crossed the one million concurrent player mark.

News

How a hate symbol made it into Destiny 2

3
How a hate symbol made it into Destiny 2

Last week, Bungie announced that it was removing a gauntlet that references a far-right hate symbol from Destiny 2.

The look of the gauntlet in question is based on the flag of "Kekistan" – a fictional nation invented in 4chan's political board – which itself is based on a nazi battle flag.

Kekistan rose to prominence after being promoted by a handful of anti-feminism YouTubers.

News

Battleborn's next update is its last, servers will remain up "for the foreseeable future"

2
Battleborn's next update is its last, servers will remain up "for the foreseeable future"

The next update for Battleborn will be the game's last.

In a post on the game's official forums, Battleborn creative director Randy Varnell announced that he and most of Gearbox are shifting to a new unannounced project (that has to be Borderlands 3, right?)

Battleborn's final update includes some new Borderlands-themed skins, updated title art, some additional Finisher Boosts and Taunts, and some minor balance changes.

News

Hollow Knight gets second free expansion this Halloween

Hollow Knight gets second free expansion this Halloween

Highly-regarded Aussie metroidvania title Hollow Knight is getting a second free content pack this Halloween.

The Grimm Troupe contains a new major quest and boss fights, alongside new Charms, enemies, friends, music, and more.

"Light the Nightmare Lantern and summon the Grimm Troupe to Hallownest, if you dare!" its pitch reads.

News

Punch your way to PM in Vice's Battle To The Beehive

2
Punch your way to PM in Vice's Battle To The Beehive

VICE has launched a video game that has political leaders brawling their way to top.

Battle To The Beehive is a browser-based title that has you pick a party leader and fight the personification of election issues including transport, housing, the environment, the economy and education, Street Fighter style.

You can jump around, kick, punch, block and unleash a super.

News

"Weird" exploration game Caves wins Kiwi Game Starter

"Weird" exploration game Caves wins Kiwi Game Starter

An exploration game described by its creator as "weird" has won first prize in this year's KiwiGameStarter competition.

Caves, a story-driven exploration title from Matthew Gatland, was announced as the winner at last week's New Zealand Game Developers Conference in Auckland.

Lunar Rooster's FPS brawler Sky Noon claimed the runner-up position.

News

Doom and Wolfenstein II are coming to Switch

Doom and Wolfenstein II are coming to Switch

Doom and Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus are both coming to Switch, Nintendo has announced.

Doom will hit this summer, while Wolfenstein II will launch on the portable console in 2018.

Prior to that, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim will launch on Switch on November 17.

News

PikPok announces Into the Dead 2, and it's out right now

PikPok announces Into the Dead 2, and it's out right now

PikPok has announced a sequel to smash hit endless runner Into the Dead, a free-to-play game that has been downloaded more than 70 million times to date.

According to the Kiwi publisher, Into the Dead 2 is a deeper and more feature rich title than the first, and it will launch worldwide on October 13 for Android, iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch.

It is already be available in New Zealand, Australia and a handful of other countries on the App Store and Google Play

It features an evolving story with multiple endings, hundreds of challenges, powerful weapons and perks, multiple environments, new zombie threats, daily and special event modes, loyal canine companions, and more.

News Index


Marvel vs Capcom Infinite Collector's Edition is some crap-tier garbage
Marvel vs Capcom Infinite Collector's Edition is some crap-tier garbage
NEWS Talk about under-delivering.
Aussie rogue-lite City of Brass swings into Early Access
Aussie rogue-lite City of Brass swings into Early Access
NEWS Looks like Prince of Persia crossed with BioShock.
Big Ant announces fully-licensed Ashes Cricket title
Big Ant announces fully-licensed Ashes Cricket title
NEWS Out in November.
1
Epic accidentally enables Fortnite PS4/XO cross-play
Epic accidentally enables Fortnite PS4/XO cross-play
NEWS And no harm came of it.
4
How a hate symbol made it into Destiny 2
How a hate symbol made it into Destiny 2
NEWS Bungie unaware of Kekistan.
3
Battleborn's next update is its last, servers will remain up "for the foreseeable future"
Battleborn's next update is its last, servers will remain up "for the foreseeable future"
NEWS Dev team moves on.
2
PUBG soars beyond Dota 2 to claim Steam's concurrent player record
PUBG soars beyond Dota 2 to claim Steam's concurrent player record
NEWS Incredible.
5
PikPok announces Into the Dead 2, and it's out right now
PikPok announces Into the Dead 2, and it's out right now
NEWS Wade back into the zombie horde.
Hollow Knight gets second free expansion this Halloween
Hollow Knight gets second free expansion this Halloween
NEWS Light the Nightmare Lantern.
"Weird" exploration game Caves wins Kiwi Game Starter
"Weird" exploration game Caves wins Kiwi Game Starter
NEWS Congrats Matt!
Punch your way to PM in Vice's Battle To The Beehive
Punch your way to PM in Vice's Battle To The Beehive
NEWS Uh-oh, politics in games!
2
Doom and Wolfenstein II are coming to Switch
Doom and Wolfenstein II are coming to Switch
NEWS Third-parties showing up.
Funcom wants region-specific reviews on Steam
Funcom wants region-specific reviews on Steam
NEWS NZ problems aren't everyone's problems.
8
Pro Overwatch team starts YouTube cooking show
Pro Overwatch team starts YouTube cooking show
NEWS Envy Eats.
Ghost Recon Wildlands PvP mode is getting an open beta
Ghost Recon Wildlands PvP mode is getting an open beta
NEWS Ghostin' ghosts.
The Last of Us director leaves Naughty Dog
The Last of Us director leaves Naughty Dog
NEWS Energy focussed elsewhere.
Bungie removes alt-right hate symbol from Destiny 2
Bungie removes alt-right hate symbol from Destiny 2
NEWS As it should.
31
Fortnite is getting a PUBG-style Battle Royale mode
Fortnite is getting a PUBG-style Battle Royale mode
NEWS Building mechanics included.
1
Grow Home team to launch light-hearted online FPS about gathering mass
Grow Home team to launch light-hearted online FPS about gathering mass
NEWS Grow Exo.
ESL adds League of Legends to Season 3 ANZ Champs
ESL adds League of Legends to Season 3 ANZ Champs
NEWS Joins Rocket League, CS:GO.
Blank Esports faces early tests in Overwatch Pacific Champs
Blank Esports faces early tests in Overwatch Pacific Champs
NEWS "Far from playing at our potential."
CS:GO gambling scandal ends with extremely mild telling off
CS:GO gambling scandal ends with extremely mild telling off
NEWS Zero consequences for crooked YouTubers.
Blizzard to open state of the art esports arena in LA
Blizzard to open state of the art esports arena in LA
NEWS In former Tonight Show studio.
4
Okami is coming to PC, Xbox One, PS4 – rumour
Okami is coming to PC, Xbox One, PS4 – rumour
NEWS Just in time for Xmas.
1
Destiny 2's first DLC will send players closer to the sun
Destiny 2's first DLC will send players closer to the sun
NEWS "Curse of Osiris" listing pops up.
Detective thriller L.A. Noire is coming to Switch, Vive, others
Detective thriller L.A. Noire is coming to Switch, Vive, others
NEWS Neo-noire.
6
Bethesda has an unannounced game coming out this year
Bethesda has an unannounced game coming out this year
NEWS Unless it doesn't.
6
The Fractured But Whole's difficulty slider changes your character's skin colour
The Fractured But Whole's difficulty slider changes your character's skin colour
NEWS And NPCs treat you differently.
21
Adorable yet dark digital board game Armello is finally coming to iOS this year
Adorable yet dark digital board game Armello is finally coming to iOS this year
NEWS Pocket strategy.
Bluehole relents: Oceania gets FPP servers in Battlegrounds
Bluehole relents: Oceania gets FPP servers in Battlegrounds
NEWS Duo mode only for a start.
3