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WAY OF THE HUNTER is a hunting simulation game developed by None Rocks Games, published by THQ Nordic and set in the Pacific Northwest, later taking you to summer in Transylvania. Australia’s hunting culture tends to be rural and not something a lot of city-dwellers have much exposure to – but let me tell you, Way Of The Hunter is just as much a hunting game as it is a way to teach people about ethical ways to hunt. The game starts out as many games as Stardew Vally does, a city slicker moving out to your sick grandfather’s cabin to…

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NINTENDO

NINTENDO has been spoiling us RPG fans over the last few months with some fun games coming out, which have included Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes and Live a Live. How does Xenoblade Chronicles 3 stand out? Let’s find out, shall we? For the purpose of spoilers, I will only be discussing the games opening hours as the story is really one of the many shining stars of the game. Xenoblade Chronicles 3 is an open world game that takes part after the events of one and two, but you really don’t need to have played the other two to…

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NEWS

FANS of the well received Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic (KOTOR) series of games from way back in the original Xbox console eta were ecstatic when the team over at Aspyr announced in 2021. Sadly, according to industry reports, KOTOR fans will have to wait a bit longer – potentially a LOT longer – to pick up their lightsabres again. It was reported by Jason Schreier over on Bloomberg today that all is not well with the development of Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Remake. The story indicated the team at Aspyr had let go of…

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NINTENDO

IF you were to ask me to sum up the latest Nintendo exclusive Live a Live, it would be that it’s like a collection of short stories in a book. Different stories each having a unique tale and gameplay hook to play. You’re here for a good time, and in some instances, not a long time. Live a Live takes us gamers on a generational tale of games, each having nothing to do with each other but having small intimate stories to tell with most of the gameplay all revolving around a strategy based RPG battle board that is the…

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NEWS

IN some news out of nowhere, it has been announced early this morning that the previously Switch exclusive game No More Heroes 3 will be coming to PS4/PS5, Xbox One and Xbox S/X on October 14 along with PC on October 11. Suda 51’s Grasshopper Studios No More Heroes franchise of the lightsaber wielding hitman Travis Touchdown had previously originally released on Nintendo’s Wii consoles with the previous 2 games, later then coming to PS3 and then more recently on Nintendo Switch before the release of the 3rd title last year in 2021. The quirky No More Heroes franchise…

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REVIEW

AS Dusk Falls has been getting a lot of buzz since it appeared at the Tribeca Festival earlier this year, and having played it myself now I can say – spoiler alert – it’s fantastic. As Dusk Falls (published by Interior/Night for Xbox and PC) begins in 1998 with the Walker family travelling across the United States’ famous Route 66, when they are abruptly forced to make a stop in a small town in Arizona following a car accident and the accompanying wait for the repairs. You will then get to meet the Holts, a local down on their luck…

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ACTION-ADVENTURE

BAYONETTA 3 fans rejoice, since the games initial reveal back in 2017 at that years game awards and then many quiet periods, Bayonetta 3’s release date was announced in a lengthy story trailer on Nintendo’s website and YouTube channels and we don’t need to wait that long – 28/10/2022 We here at Game on Australia cant wait to see what the latest Bayonetta will look like having been built from the ground up with Nintendo Switch hardware in mind. Previous titles which came out originally on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 were then ported to Nintendo WiiU, then 2 was…

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NEWS

EVERYBODY’S favorite pink ball of fun is making a return again this year in Kirby’s Dream Buffet in an all new family friendly party game exclusively to the Nintendo Switch eShop as announced by Nintendo today. In what is looking like a fun filled Fall Guys style game, Kirby and his friends will be racing around stages and competing against each other this coming later this year. The below information has been provided by Nintendo PR and we’re sharing it as-is because this is all the information we have available; Who’s hungry for some multiplayer Kirby fun? This winter, Dream…

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NINTENDO

AS the latest of many “Mario and his friends taking part in a sports title” games, Mario Strikers: Battle League heads out to the Football (Soccer) pitch for another outing on the Nintendo Switch. Players with friends will take part in a 4v4 contest of a hyper-realized version of soccer which takes a few liberties with the rules – such as Donkey Kong using his hands – that make it a fun outing. The gameplay is simple, but has a few extras included to make it that bit more extreme than, say, FIFA which focuses on the simulation side of…

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ACTION

PlayStation and God of War fans, mark it in your calendar: God Of War Ragnarok releases on November 9, 2022 Sony today released a press release and teaser trailer for the much anticipated God of War Ragnarok – the follow up to the multi award winning 2018 PlayStation reboot of the series which has been a staple series on the platform since its PS2 debut in 2005. Per the official announcement on The PlayStation Blog: God of War Ragnarok is officially coming to PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 on November 9, 2022! We’re thrilled be able to share our release…

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ACTION-ADVENTURE

Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes is the second in the series and fourth overall collaboration between Nintendo and Koei Tecmo between both companies’ long standing franchises. Koei Tecmo has been releasing the Dynasty Warriors franchise since 1997 and back in 2014 expanded their franchise the Hyrule Warriors, a Legend of Zelda spin off which has spawned two titles and now the same for Fire Emblem. For those not familiar with Dynasty Warriors or the Nintendo spin off, they are a hack and slash, RPG tactical style of game which puts you on a battlefield with hundreds of enemies to chop…

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NEWS

PlayStation has released it’s Mid-Year Sale offerings along with a few great choices for deals to be picked up on Xbox and Nintendo digital stores. Check out the picks of this week’s digital sales goodness Here are our picks of the week: Top PS4/5 Deals of the week Assassin’s Creed Odyssey (Standard) $24.98 Marvel’s Avengers $27.98 Street Fighter V $6.23 Blair Witch $11.98 The Yakuza Remastered Collection $21.98 Haven $18.97 Star Wars Jedi Knight 2: Jedi Outcast $5.98 Top Xbox Deals of the week Assassin’s Creed Odyssey (Standard) $24.98 Baldur’s Gate and Baldur’s Gate 2: Enhanced Editions $14.99 Chorus…

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FEATURE

IT’S no surprise out there the value and huge selection of games on Xbox’s popular platform of Game Pass that it can be hard to pick a game to play. While they do offer great options such as ‘Choose my next game’ where the platform will pick a game based on your previous experiences, sometimes we just need to make a good old fashioned list of the top 5 games you should be playing if you haven’t already. I will also do my best not to spoil anything about these games in case you have yet to experience them. Picking…

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FEATURE

I HAD the honour of being able to sit down and spend an hour or so with American voice actor Natalie Roers recently to speak to her about her upbringing, how she got involved in video game voice acting, how that came about, and what her perfect role would be. Best known for her work in games such as Fear Effect Sedna, Blair Witch, Sense: A Cyberpunk Ghost Story, The Origin: Blind Maid and can more recently be heard in House of the Dead Remake, I’ve been a fan of her work for some time. She is a Voice Arts…

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PREVIEW

RPG powerhouse Bioware has let the proverbial Wolf out of the cave and given out an official title for its next game in the critically acclaimed RPG series Dragon Age. It will now be officially known as Dragon Age: Dreadwolf according to a Bioware Blog post, reproduced below: The last game in the epic franchise was 2014’s Dragon Age: Inquisition Our Next Adventure — Dragon Age: Dreadwolf Our next game now has an official name. We know you’ve anxiously awaited new details, and today we’re excited to reveal the official title of the next adventure across the lands of Thedas—Dragon…

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REVIEW

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4-DxwvR11fc CARD Shark is not a game of cards. It’s about how the sharks use their tactics to win at cards. I went into this game with no knowledge of this game, only lacking in skills of the majority of card games out there. That’s what made Card Shark, developed by Nerial and published by Devolver Digital for PC and Nintendo Switch (reviewed) so intriguing. Welcome to the world of Pre-Revolutionary France, as a lowly drink servant at the local tavern who is unable to speak due to being born without a tongue. It is here where you will meet…

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NEWS

With so many mid-year sales approaching this June, its hard to keep up with all the pages of deals going on in the digital world out there. Fear not GOA readers, we have come to save the day and sift through the hundreds of console deals doing the rounds at the moment. Here are our picks of the week: Top PS4/5 Deals of the week Far Cry 6 PS4/5 $39.98Cyberpunk 2077 $34.97Batman: Arkham Collection $25.48Resident Evil Village PS4/5 $42.97Fallout 4 GOTY Edition $18.13The Outer Worlds $29.68Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection $12.47Chorus $27.47Prey $9.98Assassin’s Creed The Ezio Collection $20.98Scott Pilgrim VS.…

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XBOX

PUBLISHER Koei Tecmo announced that Ninja Gaiden: Master Collection will be joining Xbox Game Pass from June 2nd. Ryu Hayabusa – The main character of the franchise The Ninja Gaiden franchise, which debuted on the Nintendo Entertainment System in 1988, sold 6.8 million copies back in its Xbox 360 and PS3 days alone, will now be available to all who own an Xbox Game Pass Subscription. These fast paced action games that are being added will include all the previous games and all DLC included, as well as four other characters, Ayane, Rachel, Momiji, and Kasumi, whom you may also…

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NEWS

We here at Game On Australia want you legends to play games as well as save money. So here are our top picks of the week where you will get the most bang for your buck. This week’s digital sales over on Xbox and PlayStation stores are looking great this week. Over on PlayStation they’re a lot of great priced bundles making it out for the titles costing around $10 or less while on the Xbox and Nintendo stores there are a great deal of individual deals. Top PS4/5 Deals of the week Marvel’s Spider-Man: Game of the Year Edition…

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FEATURE

“IF she had only let me knock one wall down…” That’s the joke at my household when it comes to my game collection and my “Man Cave” that I affectionately call the Cowboy’s Saloon. For context, I live with my wife of 15 years and I’ve always been an avid collector of gaming related products. Now, before I was married. That’s a different story. I would constantly trade in games to EB Games that I was no longer playing or had lost interest in towards the latest and greatest title. So my collection was only ever 15 games at the…

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