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Posted 04:54pm 17/04/13 by: Joaby
This couldn't be easier guys - if you like the Company of Heroes page on Facebook they'll let you access an app that gives you a Steam key for the Company Of Heroes 2 beta.
I still don't know why you lot didn't agree that Dishonored deserved Game of the Year last year, but I don't think I'll ever get over it. Anyway, The Knife of Dunwall for the greatest game of 2012 is now available on Steam and Xbox 360 - and will be available on PlayStation 3 late this evening or tomorrow!
And in a staggeringly remarkable move for Bethesda, it only costs $9.95 on Steam instead of $15.95. $6 may not seem like a lot of savings, but coming from a company who still charges $80 for the base game and $60 for the year and a half old Skyrim, it's pretty surprising. I'm sure it was a mistake though, and they'll jack the price up by an arbitrary amount when they remember. So buy it now!
The Knife of Dunwall follows Daud and shows a different perspective of the events of the main game. You can watch the gameplay trailer for Dishonored's second DLC embedded below or in our videos library - going full screen for HD of course. Are you buying The Knife of Dunwall? Have you bought it already? Let us know in the comments below!
Dishonored "The Knife of Dunwall" Gameplay TrailerPosted: 12 Apr 13 | 107 views | 37.2MB
Posted 12:54pm 17/04/13 by: limimi
We first talked about Big Robot's Sir, You Are Being Hunted just over a year ago when it was first announced. With gameplay primarily focused on exploration and hiding, Sir, You Are Being Hunted has you on the run from terrifying robots wearing top hats and smoking pipes as they hunt you for sport.
And today our days of running from tweed wearing robots draw ever closer, as Big Robot have opened Sir, You Are Being Hunted to pre-orders! Operating through the Humble Store, $20 will secure you a copy of the game on PC, Mac and Linux upon release, along with access to beta testing - expected to kick off sometime in Winter.
And in other pre-order news this week, Terraria developer Tiyuri's new, awesome looking game Starbound is available for purchase, with an order of $15 getting you a copy of the game on Steam, a copy of the soundtrack and beta access expected sometime this year.
For those wondering what Starbound will entail, think Terarria, but bigger. Much bigger. With endless planets to visit, story missions, side quests and sweet, sweet 2D survival and building style action. Heck yes. Have you pre-ordered Sir, You Are Being Hunted or Starbound, or are you planning to? Let us know in the comments below!
Posted 12:50pm 17/04/13 by: limimi
In a press release today EB Games has announced the schedule for this years EB Games Expo - it's coming to the Sydney Showgrounds on October 4th through to October 6th. PlayStation, Xbox 360, Activision, Ubisoft and Warner Bros. have all already confirmed they will be at the event, showcasing their new and upcoming products - and more are expected to announce their attendance in the coming weeks.
Along with a chance to play all the latest and greatest games, the Expo will feature industry panels, developer Q&As, celebrity autograph events and cosplay competitions and the improved EB Arena now features a freaking five storey tall super screen, sound system and stage. Tickets go on sale for the EB Games Expo next Tuesday, the 23rd of April at 10am - they are available from EB Games stores, the official EB Games site and Ticketek. Are you going to go to the EB Games Expo this year? Let us know in the comments below.
Posted 12:19pm 17/04/13 by: limimi
Who am I? Generally good natured, I seem a little naive, but I'm very friendly - up to a point. If you get on my bad side, I will do whatever I can to get revenge, all with a creepy and malicious smile on my face. If you guessed either a) a psychopath or b) Mickey Mouse, you are correct. I have never understood why anyone likes Mickey Mouse. And yet, I loved Castle of Illusion.
Even with Mickey Mouse's insufferable blend of arrogance, malevolence and gee shucks good nature, it's difficult not to enjoy one of the Sega Mega Drive's best platformers. So I am very pleased by the new announcement that Castle of Illusion would be revisited in a HD remake for the PlayStation Network, Xbox Live Arcade and PC this winter.
The remake is being developed by Sega Studios Australia - presumably once they finish closing up shop in August. Embedded below is the trailer for Castle of Illusion, which you can also watch in our videos library - going full screen for HD of course. Were you a fan of the original Castle of Illusion? Are you looking forward to the remake? Let us know in the comments below!
Castle of Illusions Starring Mickey MousePosted: 16 Apr 13 | 65 views | 9.9MB
Due to circumstances beyond everyone's control the 5 Inch Floppy has arrived a little late, but now it's here! This week Junglist applies his extraordinary talents the burgeoning scene of micro consoles and the confusing moves of the main console players. He also brings up Clarissa Explains It All, which, I think we can all agree, deserves remembering.
You can watch the 5 Inch Floppy embedded below or in our videos library - going full screen for HD of course. And as always, you can get more of your Junglist fix by checking out the 5 Inch Floppy on Facebook and the 5 Inch Floppy Blog and following TheJunglist on Twitter!
5 Inch Floppy #106 - Micro-ConsolesPosted: 12 Apr 13 | 760 views | 265MB
Posted 11:56am 17/04/13 by: limimi
Ah, The Weekly Update is back and this week Andy checks in with Aussie CoD finalists Team Immunity and their latest efforts in the Call of Duty Championships taking place in Los Angeles. Unfortunately they didn't make it through to the finals, but as Andy found out, they were happy with how well they did.
He also brings us news of Supanova - the nerd culture convention which took place in Melbourne on the weekend and is taking place on the Gold Coast this weekend. Andy wraps up this weekend with another look at the Attacknids, which you can now check out at Westfield shopping centres across New South Wales and Victoria. You can watch The Weekly Update embedded below or in our videos library - going full screen for HD!
BigPond GameArena Weekly Update 12 April 2013Posted: 11 Apr 13 | 287 views | 224MB
This week on the GA Podcast Joaby and Luke are joined by Rae from Techlife to discuss BioShock Infinite spoilers. Before they do this they talk about the other games they've been playing - World of Tanks, Dota 2, Army of Two The Devil's Cartel and more - so don't sweat it if you haven't finished BioShock Infinite yet, the spoilers are clearly marked!
The GA Podcast Episode 173 - Infinite Spoilers
You can grab the latest episode of The GAP right here or from iTunes if that's your thing. You can also check The GAP out on Facebook if that's your thing!
Holy heck everyone, I am sick. Like really sick. But enough about me, because I have confirmed with both JB Hifi and EB Games that Injustice: Gods Among Us broke street date today - two days before its expected release date of Wednesday the 17th. If you aren't familiar with Injustice, it mashes Mortal Kombat's fighting with the DC Universe in a combination guaranteed to be more popular than the not-particularly-good Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe of 2008.
Injustice is a fighting game in which you play as one of the many excellent characters from the DC Universe, including Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, The Joker and, like, twenty others. In a story outlined in a series of comics (which you can buy digitally through Comixology) Superman loses it after a visit from The Joker and the entire pantheon of super characters form alliances and start punching faces. It sounds like every fighting game story in history, but it's actually got a few surprises in store.
Embedded below is the launch trailer for Injustice, which features a good deal of the aforementioned facepunching and can also be checked out in our videos library - going full screen for HD of course! Are you going to grab Injustice, or are you going to wait for Joaby's upcoming review? Let us know in the comments below!
Injustice: Gods Among Us Launch TrailerPosted: 13 Apr 13 | 102 views | 23.1MB
Posted 10:37am 11/04/13 by: limimi
There has been a good deal of speculation about Microsoft's next console - the so called 'Xbox Entertainment 720'. Lately the rumours have focused on the internet connection - like an MMO or Diablo 3, the console is thought to be 'always on' - requiring a constant connection to the internet. Naturally, Microsoft will neither confirm or deny those rumours, but recently one Creative Director - Adam Orth - spoke on Twitter about constant internet connections - causing a good deal of outrage.
Now it seems that outrage did what outrage does best, as Game Informer today noted that, according to sources, Adam Orth no longer works for Microsoft.