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Tribute Thursday: Wing Commander Saga: The Darkest Dawn

When my former housemate packed up his things and departed to enjoy another phase in his life, he lazily, but quite happily, bequeathed his Logitech Attack 3 to me. It’s been sitting in my living room for a good while, and for a while I’ve started at it pondering its best usage.

I thought about firing up X-Wing Alliance or TIE Fighter for a while; maybe even taking on Elite: Dangerous or checking out the Star Citizen modules. But instead, partially spurred on by a stream from the developers of the latter, I decided to exercise my joystick skills in a different arena.

I went to a fan game, one that made use of the ageing but still robust Freespace 2 engine. I went to Wing Commander Saga and the world of Sandman.

Microsoft Surface Book's Secret Nvidia GPU: What Is It?

There’s an optional discrete graphics card available in higher-spec variants of Microsoft’s brand new Surface Book laptop; it’ll make the thin and light laptop powerful enough for a bit of casual gaming as well as demanding graphics applications like Adobe Photoshop. Probably, at least — we don’t actually know anything about it, and Microsoft and Nvidia are staying pretty quiet on the topic.

BATTLECRY Is Not Meeting Bethesda's Quality Standards Right Now

One of the big calling cards of PAX Australia last year was Bethesda’s free-to-play BATTLECRY, the MOBA-esque third party action brawler. Bethesda promised it would have an exclusive beta for Australia and New Zealand, and the crowd was enthralled over the whole weekend.

But news about BATTLECRY has run thin and the game was absent from last weekend’s EB Expo, despite a decent showing for Fallout 4. One writer put the question to Bethesda: what’s going on with BATTLECRY?

App Deals: Tales From The Borderlands Free On iOS

Today’s best deals include LIMBO on Android, Tales From The Borderlands on iOS and Quoridor 3D on Windows Phone. Deals end without warning, so be quick!

Here's What You Should Know About The Star Wars: Battlefront Beta

If you’re like me, you’re probably itching for the chance to get home so you can fire off your blasters once again. In that case, the Star Wars: Battlefront beta will be the perfect tonic.

But while you might be familiar with the Battlefield games, DICE’s re-entry into the world of Star Wars brings with it a few changes that mixes up the traditional formula.

FOX Sports Will Be Broadcasting Australian Counter-Strike This Saturday (And Next Week)

While the VAC authentication errors might be frustrating fans of the game and organisers of this weekend’s $55,555 Crown Invitational, the community can take solace in one note: the fact that FOX Sports, one of Australia’s biggest broadcasters of sport, will be televising Counter-Strike: Global Offensive next Tuesday.

It'll Cost You 50% More To Have Your Mouse Look Like A Counter-Strike Skin

People have been joking for a while about the exorbitant nature of weapon skins for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. They can range in the tens of thousands when the market feels like it.

But what’s more disturbing is when those skins start appearing in real-life — and products get bumped up by an exorbitant amount as as result.


Congrats to everyone who managed to guess yesterday’s ScribbleTaku. It was Goldeneye! Although it could probably have been a ton of other games as well.

Hell_Rok managed to guess it first. Congrats!

What Star Wars: Battlefront Will Let You Change On PC

The Star Wars: Battlefront beta is going to be swarmed by tens of thousands, if not more, gamers on the three main platforms later today. We already livestreamed a few hours of the gameplay on PS4 yesterday, but that was on PS4 and it was only the single-player Tattoine survival mission.

But what if you’re not playing on a console? What if you’re a hardcore Battlefield fan who has a beefy rig? Well, then you’re in luck.

Tell Us Dammit: What's Your Favourite Beta?

With the Star Wars: Battlefront beta the biggest thing this week — since it’s on all platforms, unlike the release of Uncharted: The Nathan Drake (remastered) Collection — it’s a simple question: what’s the most enjoyable beta you’ve ever played?

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