A return to the 1979 sci-fi horror masterpiece
Today SEGA unveiled their newest game, based in the Alien universe. Alien: Isolation is a survival horror title currently in production by the developers of the Total War series, Creative Assembly. Releasing on Playstation 4, Xbox One and PC in ‘late 2014′, Isolation is set to be everything that Gearbox‘s Aliens Colonial Marines wasn’t, looking to provide a true, barebones survival horror experience.
EB Games Australia – PS4 Launch more than double the size of PS3′s!
Australia welcomes in the next generation in style with EB Games!
by Jayden Perry
EB Games have today released a Press Release detailing the success of the Playstation’s Launch in Australia. Over three hundred EB stores opened at midnight last night so Australian gamers could celebrate the launch in style. The launches were huge, the biggest console releases seen in Australia so far and more than double the scale of the Playstation 3‘s launch in 2007.
As an attendee of my local store’s launch I can say that it was very exciting to see gamers all over Australia lining up to collect the much sought after Playstation 4 consoles and quite a fun event to attend, even if I didn’t get to go to the big one in Liverpool!
Some of the launch events saw members of the cosplay community showing off their amazing costumes, like Mad Maven, Sparta Cos and Something Wicked Cosplay showing up to liven up the already exciting event.
OXCGN’s Playstation 4 Australian Review
We got our hands on Sony’s PlayStation 4 just days before it’s release in Australia.
by Yvan Zivkovic
We’ve finally reacted the end of an era, the 7th generation of consoles, the Xbox 360, the Wii and the PlayStation 3. It’s been over 8 years since the Xbox 360 was released to North American consumers, and over 7 years in the case of the PlayStation 3, and even though the Xbox had almost a year head start, all three consoles were hugely successful, with Nintendo coming out on top, selling over 100 million consoles to date, with both Sony and Microsoft selling over 80 million units.
Here in Australia, the PS3 actually outsold the Xbox 360, 1.2M to 1M, so even with all those RRoD’s, the PlayStation 3 still outsold the Xbox 360.
But now, we come to the beginning of a new era, the 8th generation of consoles, the big three, Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony, all competing for your living room space. Sony being the last (at least in Australia) to offer their spoils, the questions is, does it stand out from the crowd, or is it just another black box hooked up your TV.
SONY: Half of Australians Grabbing a PS4 Launch Day Will Skip Work
Next Gen Fever strikes Australia November 29
by Daniel Geikowski
Gamers everywhere are no doubt the most excited when the next generation of video game consoles are on the horizon. Much like a highly-anticipated game release, many people camp out at midnight, waiting to get their hands on it as soon as humanly possible. A few gamers even schedule a day off to play their newly-acquired game to their heart’s content.
However, this small number of people struck by the gaming fever seems set to become a full-blown epidemic come November 29th. For seven years in the making, Sony’s next gen console, the Playstation 4, will be released on Australian shores. The growing excitement from the US seems to have fueled the furore over here in the land of Oz.
Want To Win A Trip To E3 On PS4 Launch Day?
Aussies could go to E3 2014 as part of Dick Smith’s Official PS4™ Launch
by Daniel Geikowski
If you Sony fans here in Australia aren’t already excited ahead of the PS4‘s launch on November 29th; then this little tidbit is sure to get you up and about: picking a PS4 up on launch day could win you a trip for two E3 2014 in Los Angeles.
In a press release sent out today, to celebrate the arrival of PS4 in Australia this week, SCE Aust. has confirmed it will send the winner of the most creative entry in the Dick Smith’s Official PS4 Midnight Launch promotion to E3.
A free trip to E3 isn’t the only thing up for grabs on launch day.
Here’s something for those out there who might have missed out on securing one of the intial batch of Sony’s next gen console.
Dick Smith’s Official PS4 Midnight Launch will provide the chance for gaming fans to buy one of the coveted consoles on launch day. With nearly 300 units available to purchase and take home after midnight, this will be one of the only chances Australians have to purchase a PS4 on the day of launch if they haven’t pre-ordered one.
In a statement released today, Michael Ephraim, Managing Director at Sony Computer Entertainment Australia, said:
The anticipation is really building for this Friday’s launch of PS4 in Australia. I have lost count of how many times I have been asked by someone where they will be able to get their hands on one for launch day.
The team at Dick Smith have opened up the chance for people to buy one for launch but also the chance to win one of a number of consoles on offer as prizes. We are helping them celebrate this fantastic opportunity for gamers by offering up the prize to head with our team over to the gaming mecca that is E3 next year.
For those not wanting to miss out, you can get your chance to grab as PS4 or win the E3 trip by registering at Dick Smith’s promotion here at http://a.pgtb.me/zKVg2n