Warzone Firefight Comes to Halo 5: Guardians

Since the launch of Halo 5: Guardians last October, fans have had a steady stream of free new maps, game modes, armors, weapon skins and additional customization options to look forward to each month. The eighth and latest free content release, Warzone Firefight – named after the eponymous new mode – is the biggest expansion… Read more »

The TECHNOMANCER

You are a Technomancer, a warrior with the innate power to harness destructive electrical powers amplified by cybernetic implants. Both respected and feared by all, Technomancers are trained for combat from a young age. As Zachariah, you are about to pass your initiation rite to become a fully-fledged Technomancer. Combine three different fighting styles with… Read more »

Street Fighter V – July update

The latest SFV update brings you Balrog and will be released alongside Ibuki and the Cinematic Story Mode! Balrog is one of the most iconic characters in Street Fighter history, first appearing as one of the Four Kings of Shadaloo in Street Fighter II as a boss character.  He’s always been one of the most vicious characters… Read more »

Hashtag Radio Podcast Ep.191 : Mattys back from E3 + Cartoons By Jim

This week: Matty is at E3 so we chat about Playstation, Xbox and more of his adventures. Plus we chat to Jim about his latest project! Brought to you every week by V8Matty Phid McAwesome and Charis McAwesome You can find @PhidMcAwesome, @CharisMcAwesome and @V8Matty on Twitter , And You can follow this podcast on… Read more »

Forza Horizon 3

Forza Horizon 3 The huge panoramic open-world of Forza Horizon 2 was the cause of many late nights when it released late September 2014. 2 years on and I expect more of the same when Forza Horizon 3 launches September 27, 2016. As a massive fan of driving games it is always exciting to see… Read more »

PlayStation E3 : Bring The Superheroes

E3 2016 had more game announcements than you can shake a stick at. But if you were looking for classic super heroes there were a few standouts. We’ve put together the best Super Hero trailers right here. And of course they will all be available on PlayStation.   Batman: Arkham VR – E3 2016 Reveal… Read more »

God of War

PlayStation hit one out of the park at E3 in LA last week with the reveal of GOD OF WAR. The franchise has a staunch and demanding fan base and the new title was welcomed with a huge roar of appreciation at the PlayStation press briefing at E3 as the trailer rolled with a live… Read more »

Twitch tired of cheats, sues bots

Matthew Dipietro SVP of Marketing at Twitch has announced that they will be suing seven of the largest chat bots, view bots, bogus follower sellers after the services have created a very damaging problem for the gaming broadcasting service. Bots are used by twitch broadcasters to inflate views or counts, to gain popularity and fast track users… Read more »

FORZA 6 – NASCAR expansion

Forza Motorsport 6 leads the way when it comes to car racing on Xbox. Having already added Porsche expansion to their line up the Forza team now bring us NASCAR. NASCAR stands for the “National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing” and is the sanctioning body for multiple racing divisions across North America. The NASCAR… Read more »

LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens

The LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens New Adventures Trailer delves into untold tales within the Star Wars galaxy all with a LEGO twist, including Han and Chewie’s voyage to capture the ravenous Rathtars, how the mysterious Crimson Corsair foiled the plans of the First Order, secrets behind Lor San Tekka’s journey to the Jakku… Read more »

Console yourself with some gaming

Rumours are flying about from both console camps of new improved hardware coming soon. So far the specs that have surfaced have been somewhat disappointing when you look at the potential increase in performance that is available today.   So what do you actually want from your console? And do you want it to remain… Read more »

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    Google & Facebook block extremist videos

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    According to an exclusive report by reuters, Facebook and google have begun blocking extremist videos by using the same process used to block copyrighted content. Content ID previously used to block uploaded content that infringed on copyright looks for a unique digital code called hashes that internet companies automatically assign to specific videos, allowing all… Read more »

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    Aussie App of the week – Hey You

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    The “Hey You” app is a must have essential for those living in Sydney or Melbourne. Ordering and paying for your coffee/breakfast/lunch/dinner directly from your phone and picking it up straight from your ‘local’ is not only a benefit for the time-poor office dweller but also just straight out awesome. Avoiding queues, cashless, instant loyalty bonuses,… Read more »

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    Tech Geek Ultimates

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    Geek fans prepare yourselves for a Star Trek communicator that works and Dr Who Sonic Screwdrivers that are universal remotes. Thanks to Chris Barnardo and Richard Blakesley, of ‘The Wand Company’, this amazing duo had the idea of putting advanced electronics inside a traditional-looking wizard’s wand. Since then they have combined fantasy and science fiction… Read more »

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    Days Gone

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    My first thoughts on this title were arghh another zombie shooter, but by the end of the presentation I was thinking arghh another ‘not’ zombie shooter. Days Gone is the Zombie Apocalypse game for those that don’t like zombie games. This is because they aren’t zombies, they’re called freakers and they are quite alive although… Read more »

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    E3 – We happy few

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    HashtagMe’s V8Matty was at E3 this past week watching and visiting some of E3’s biggest and smallest press events as the gaming world converged upon LA. And while the big AAA titles devoured the spotlight, a crowd-sourced funded game “We Happy Few” by indie company ‘Compulsion’ has managed to wrestle that spotlight away from the… Read more »

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    Hashtag Radio Podcast Ep.190 : #E32016 Playstation & Bethesda

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    This week: Matty is at E3 so we have Tre McAwesome with us as we talk all about the Playstation and Bethesda announcements! Tune in next week for Xbox and Ubisoft plus more from E3 Brought to you every week by V8Matty Phid McAwesome and Charis McAwesome You can find @PhidMcAwesome, @CharisMcAwesome and @V8Matty on… Read more »

  • E3 2016, GameCast, Gamertag

    Playstation E3 2016 wrap up #PlaystationE3

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    Today Playtation Held their annual E3 media briefing and did not disappoint! PlayStation VR (PS VR) confirmed to launch in Australia and New Zealand on October 13 and announced PS VR experiences, including Farpoint, Star Wars Battlefront: X-Wing VR Mission, and Batman: Arkham VR A premier line-up of content for PlayStation 4 was debuted, including Days Gone, Spider-Man  LEGO Star Wars: The Force… Read more »

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    Watch the Playstation E3 press conference here!

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    Tusday 14th Sony Playstation will be holding their annual press conference at E3 in Las Angeles. While our own Matty will be at the event, the rest of us will be able to join in the announcements right here at 1pm NZT and 3pm AEST:

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    E3 – Electronic Entertainment Expo

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    E3 is the annual electronic entertainment expo held in Los Angeles, California, USA. LA plays host to the biggest and brightest gaming companies and associated brands who are all trying to out do each other. Offering the latest and greatest in gaming and often the launch pad for new and upcoming technology E3 is the home of gaming awesomeness… Read more »

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    PC Powerhouse #Intelinside

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    Some time ago we kicked off our PC POWERHOUSE project full of excitement and anticipation. The initial build phase went by smoothly with the re-use of some existing components and the purchase of a new motherboard with the LGA2011-v3 socket to house the new Intel Core i7 5960X CPU and some DDR4 Ram to match…. Read more »