Month: April 2016

Australia and New Zealand Field tests go Live for Pokemon Go

We are, this week, one step closer to the annihilation of our global community as we know it. Yesterday, Niantic Labs announced that the field tests in Australia and New Zealand for Pokemon Go would be going live this week, with invites starting to roll out across the countries from Monday April 25th. Pokemon Go is Niantic’s latest upcoming venture in “real world gaming.” While final build details have been slim, Niantic promises that Pokemon Go will have you wandering the world with your own personal pokemon detecting machine (smartphone) and throwing pokeballs at a multitude of digital entities is an effort...

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Dota 2 Patch 6.87

Where to begin? I have an intense love/hate relationship with Dota. It’s safe to say I wouldn’t be where I am today if it weren’t for the game. I’ve made many long lived friendships with people I’ve played the game with, some of which I’ll probably never get to meet in person because they live overseas. I hate it. I hate that I want to play it all the time even though it’s so damn hard to get a hard fought, even match for a myriad of reasons. I hate that it has stopped me from playing so many...

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8Bitdo x Analogue Wireless Receiver for the NES

The guys at Analogue have done some good work reviving the original Nintendo Entertainment System (NES), even going so far as to make a solid gold version which has already sold out at the going rate of $5000US(!). They’re also making great headway with interfacing the old system with new parts. Now they have developed a wireless dongle that let’s you use modern console controllers with everyone’s favourite retro console! I probably like the Playstation 3 controller a little too much but I still love the idea of using one to play Mario (and in fact do using a totally...

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Lionsgate signing movie deal with Valve for Steam releases

There have been a rare, few movies released on Valve’s Steam since it’s inception but with the news announced yesterday it’s safe to say we’ll see a hell of a lot more in the coming months. This is exciting news for a few reasons. Firstly,  as an Australian, it’s great to see more companies actually planning to release content on digital mediums that I can use without a VPN. Whether we can actually get all of their stuff without having the best held back due to location specific licencing agreements is another story. Secondly, Steam is already a place I...

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Quantum Break Review

Time. Just think about it for a second. It’s the concept that humanity has created to measure the passage of the universe, and how we have made our mark. It is fundamental to our society, and is the basis for everything we do. The Past. The Present. The Future. Our Age. Time controls when we go to work, when we eat, when we sleep. It’s Years broken down into Months, and weeks, and days, through to hours and minutes and seconds. It is the single most important thing that we have. Without it, society would not be as it...

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