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Australia and New Zealand Have Real Potential for the Games Industry

There’s an opportunity for games to be big in New Zealand and Australia. They’re not usually countries that we think of when we try to name development locations. Traditionally that was more based in Asia, America or central Europe. But the trade body for developers in New Zealand and Australia says there’s real potential for gaming to make a splash down under. Australia and New Zealand – Potential for Growth The Interactive Games & Entertainment Association says a push to…

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PlayStation 5

Revisiting an Opinion: Are Next Generation Consoles Worth it Yet?

The Xbox Series X and the PlayStation 5 are excellent home consoles, both with their own various pros, and only a few major cons. When we reviewed them back in November 2020, GamesReviews came to a pretty solid conclusion on both - outstanding, at times mind boggling consoles that you really don't need just yet. After a few months, has my opinion changed? Not much, although the benefits of the newer consoles is more evident day after day.

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More Thoughts From Me #265: Closing Down the (Digital) Shop

This week we got rumors that the PS3/PSP/Vita digital stores will be shutting down this year. Usually I do not report or even talk about rumors. That said, the closing of those shops will happen sooner or later! What do I think of digital stores closing? Let’s dig into it. Its always tough when digital store fronts close down. We all know why this happens: digital stores take up server space for companies. They cost money to keep up and…

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Crash Landing: The Long Wait for Crash 4

Crash Bandicoot: Warped came out in 1998. My constant dull back pain and need to grunt every time I sit down shows just how long ago that was. Crash 4 came out last September – a little close to the launch of the new-generation consoles for comfort. Our very own Kevin Austin gave it an 8.5 at the time, but we all knew the real version would come to PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X. That port launched last week…

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Secret Lab Titan Stealth Gaming Chair Review

With a multitude of gaming chair companies scattered around the globe, it's often hard to decide which chair will be the best fit for you. For many, it comes down to the price you pay, but that doesn't always paint a clear picture on which is the best. For example, if you have to buy two sub-par chairs for 299.99 each over a 10 year period, but only one quality chair for 499.99 in that same span, the choice seems very obvious. Secret Lab is definitely on the higher end of the gaming chair price spectrum, but the quality components, fantastic seats, and so ...

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Bethesda’s FPS Boost: The Fight Between Framerate and Resolution Comes to a Head

Fallout 4 and Fallout 76, with a doubled FPS boost, without any patching. Almost sounds too good to be true on console, right? Well, that’s because it is. To officially play these games at a desirable framerate on Xbox Series X, you have to choose between 4k resolution and 60fps, because if you choose the latter you’ll find yourself playing at 1080p. Why? There could be many reasons, although we know that a 60FPS mod does the trick with far…

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Bethesda is a Welcome Addition to Xbox’s First Party

After six months of waiting, it’s now official. Fallout, Doom, Elder Scrolls are all officially first-party games and Bethesda is owned by Microsoft. What a time to be alive. The biggest surprise of 2020 was the announcement that Bethesda was being bought out by Microsoft, which is clever because it will immediately start paying off. Games joined Gamepass, fans will buy into the ecosystem – the value of owning an Xbox has increased. There will be a transition period, but…

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Forza Horizon 4 is a Huge Success – Proving that Gamepass Works

More than 24 million people have played Forza Horizon 4, making it one of the most successful racing games of all time. And you didn’t have to pay a penny for it. Gamepass allowed you access to the game – day one – without paying a penny extra than your subscription. An overwhelming amount of people decided to do so anyway. Even at £54.99, it’s still in the top ten on Steam a week after launch. This proves without a…

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Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time – New Platforms Launch Trailer

Crash Bandicoot 4 is out today for the Nintendo Switch, Playstation 5, and Xbox Series X/S. You can check out the launch trailer below. Crash Bandicoot 4 is now available on the Nintendo Switch, Xbox Series X/S, and Playstation 5. The game was already available on the Xbox One and Playstation 4. Our contributor Seth Roy checked the game out for the Xbox One X and thought it was great! I’ve been a fan of Crash since the Playstation 1…

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Will Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 Need Mid-Gen Upgrades?

The PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X are more powerful than anything we’ve ever had before. But that doesn’t mean much. The PS4 and Xbox One were mid-level even at launch, and it’s been incredible to see how they’ve been utilized by clever developers over the last seven years. PS4 Pro and Xbox One X were desperately needed when we got to about year four or five, as people started to buy 4K TVs and developers started wanting to push…

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