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Game that brings Lego to life unveils host of new licences

James 'DexX' Dominguez 1:37 PM   Lego Dimensions, a "toys to life" game that marries real Lego with a video game world, has unveiled many IPs that will be included, such as Doctor Who, Ghostbusters, and The Simpsons.

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The 100 word Splatoon review

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Tim Biggs 11:14 AM   Nintendo opens the online, competitive shooter up to everybody with a colourful, ink-filled spin on the genre.

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Arkham Knight will be the biggest Batman game ever made

James Gordon doesn't do body armour.

James 'DexX' Dominguez   The Dark Knight will take to the streets of Gotham City in the Batmobile in the most expansive Batman game ever created.

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FIFA 16 game includes women teams, a first for the series

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Chloe Whiteaker, Eben Novy-Williams   A dozen national women's football squads will be included in EA Sports' latest FIFA game when it releases this year, marking the first time female players have been included in the world's highest-selling sports game series.

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Mad Max video game casts players into the wastelands

Gamers will be counting down to the release of Mad Max on September 2.

James "DexX" Dominguez   The upcoming Mad Max video game occupies a unique space: it is not a direct film tie-in, but it was made in co-operation with film director George Miller.

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Sci-fi Civ set for a major overhaul

For the first time ever in a <em>Civilization</em> game, players will take to the ocean in <i>Rising Tide</i>.

James "DexX" Dominguez   Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth received a tepid reaction from fans and critics last year, but Firaxis is giving it a major revamp with the Rising Tide expansion.

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Meet the YouTubers making a living off narrated Minecraft tours

Mitchell Hughes, whose <i>Minecraft</i> YouTube channel TheBajanCanadian has almost 5 million subscribers, plays the game from his home in Florida.

Nick Wingfield   Several Minecraft YouTubers are estimated to earn more than $1 million a year, and the best has more views than Lady Gaga.

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The risky strategy behind the world's biggest mobile game

<i>Clash of Clans</i> is the world's biggest mobile game and one of only three currently run by Supercell.

Jussi Rosendahl   Supercell, maker of Clash of Clans and Boom Beach, hopes to succeed where others have failed by running only a small number of high-quality games.

Game over for Mana Bar

The Mana Bar in Fortitude Valley is closing on May 24.

Natalie Bochenski   Brisbane's only dedicated video gaming bar will close its doors on Sunday.

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New Assassin's Creed to bring Grand Theft Auto to Victorian London

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James 'DexX' Dominguez   With multiple playable characters, stealing and racing horse-drawn carriages, and a plot centred around criminal gangs, Assassin's Creed: Syndicate looks like Victorian-era Grand Theft Auto.

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Narrative out, endless Nazi murder in with Wolfenstein: The Old Blood

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James 'DexX' Dominguez   In this cut-price follow-up to last year's Wolfenstein: The New Order, storytelling and characterisation are abandoned to make way for a whole lot more Nazi-killing.

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Star Wars comes to Disney Infinity 3.0

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James 'DexX' Dominguez   Ever since Disney's toys-to-life game was first unveiled in 2013 there has been speculation that Star Wars would make an appearance. This year it is finally happening.

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League of Legends to take over Luna Park

Luna Park.

James 'DexX' Dominguez   Arguably to most-played game in the world, League of Legends is bringing the circus to town with an enormous grand final event at Sydney's Luna Park.

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Mad Max game detailed in spectacular new trailer

Max is coming soon to a game console or PC near you, not as Mel Gibson or Tom Hardy but in an original, Aussie interpretation.

James 'DexX' Dominguez   This year Mad Max: Fury Road is bringing the post-apocalyptic mercenary Max back to the silver screen, but he will also be appearing in video game form.

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Minecraft gives players a feminine option

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Drew Harwell   Minecraft's creator once said he designed the world to be a place without gender, but the game's developer now says blocky hero Steve 'doesn't really represent the diversity of our playerbase'.

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Games for the blind: Make mobile fun accessible to everyone

Most video games can be made playable for vision impaired players, as long as the designers allow for it.

James 'DexX' Dominguez   A Victorian game designer is part of a larger movement creating video games for blind and vision impaired players, using everyday technology and smart design.

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The fall of the great Australian video games studio

2K Australia, the last remaining AAA game studio in Australia, was closed this week. It worked on such popular series as <i>Bioshock</i>.

James 'DexX' Dominguez   With the closure of Canberra games studio 2K Australia this week, the decade-long death of traditional big studio games development comes to an end.

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Sugar high: botched update gives Candy Crush a speed kick

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Hannah Francis   A botched iOS update has left game addicts reeling at the sped-up gameplay.

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This is what an Apple Watch game looks like

<i>Watch Quest</i> is a game that will work across both iPhone and Apple Watch.

Tim Biggs   Veteran game developer WayForward announces Watch Quest, "a new kind of game experience that spans two devices".

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Game developer 2K Australia closes Canberra studio

Shutting down: 2K Australia, which developed Borderlands, the Pre-Sequel, is closing down.

Henry Belot   One of Australia's most successful game developers has closed its Canberra operations with management citing development costs.