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Week in Gaming: New 3DS models, Super Smash Bros fever, and Super Meat Boy Forever

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on Sat, Aug 30, 2014 | By Get Gaming Now

By Hugh Langley Rumour has it that Nintendo president Satoru Iwata is a big Week in Gaming fan. There’s nothing he likes to do more on a Saturday morning than chow down on some lovely big bananas and read through TechRadar’s pick of the gaming crop. And rumour has it that, having realised how humdrum the gaming news had been this week, he decided to reveal two...

Meet the new Nintendo 3DS and 3DS XL

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on Fri, Aug 29, 2014 | By Get Gaming Now

By Hugh Langley Well here’s a nice surprise: Nintendo has just revealed two newly refreshed 3DS designs, which will squeeze in an improved screen, NFC support, better battery life, and – wait for it – a second directional button. In a Nintendo 3DS Direct presentation, the updated handhelds, dubbed the “New 3DS” and the “New 3DS LL”...

Valve to face legal action from ACCC over Steam refunds

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on Fri, Aug 29, 2014 | By Get Gaming Now

By Farrha Khan The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has announced that it has begun proceedings against Valve over the company’s refund policy for games sold through its online game distribution platform, Steam. “The ACCC alleges that Valve made false or misleading representations to Australian customers of Steam that: consumers were not entitled...

Azure Striker: Gunvolt Review

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on Thu, Aug 28, 2014 | By Get Gaming Now

By Peter Brown In Gunvolt comes from Inti Creates, a team with twelve years of Mega Man games under its belt, so it’s not surprising that a gun is central to the action in Gunvolt. Thankfully, the flow of action deviates from your traditional run-and-gun side-scroller, which is a pleasant surprise given that you still, for the most part, run to the right while firing...

You can buy and download Destiny for Xbox One right now

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on Thu, Aug 28, 2014 | By Get Gaming Now

By Michael Rougeau Microsoft is finally getting a win when it comes to Destiny – sort of. The company just announced that it will allow users to pre-buy and pre-download Bungie and Activision’s Destiny on Xbox One, a feature Microsoft said during Gamescom 2014 would be coming to the console. Ever since Halo developer Bungie broke off with Microsoft several years...

Xbox One SmartGlass updates enable gameplay recording and more

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on Thu, Aug 28, 2014 | By Get Gaming Now

By JR Bookwalter Does your preference of gaming console lean toward allegiance to Microsoft? If you also happen to own a smartphone or tablet, the folks in Redmond have just pushed out across the board updates to the SmartGlass app that deliver welcome improvements. Microsoft (via Engadget) today released updates to the free Xbox One SmartGlass app for Windows Phone, iOS...

Leap Motion mounts onto the Oculus Rift, lets you use your hands in VR

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on Thu, Aug 28, 2014 | By Get Gaming Now

By klee Virtual reality headsets like the Oculus Rift and Project Morpheus are a big step towards making gaming experiences much more immersive. But one downside to VR is it leaves us incredibly disconnected when we can only interact with the world through a controller. Now Leap Motion is stepping in to fix this problem with a new $20 (about £12, AU$21) mount that lets...

Blip: People are watching a lot of porn on the 3DS

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on Thu, Aug 28, 2014 | By Get Gaming Now

By Hugh Langley People watch porn. It’s a fact of life. People watch porn and they watch it on things. But what things? And for how long? And why are we so interested? Well, PornHub has crunched the data and spat out some unnecessarily detailed metrics about the tech people use for their, er, private time. And we’ve learned the following: - People are watching...

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