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+ - Quake meets Minecraft FPS Construction Kit Gunscape has 9-Player Splitscreen 2

Submitted by SlappingOysters
SlappingOysters (1344355) writes "One of the highlighted games at the PAX AUS expo starting on October 31 is Blowfish Studios' Gunscape, a game described as an FPS construction kit. Grab It has the scoop on the game as part of its indie games guide for the show, and reveals that as well as building and sharing FPS maps for multiplayer gaming sessions across eight different modes, the game will also be able to handle up to nine-player splitscreen on a 4K display. This includes co-op map building."

+ - Hendo Creates a Real Hoverboard - Potential Oculus Rift Integration 3

Submitted by SlappingOysters
SlappingOysters (1344355) writes "Grab It is reporting that a company called Hendo has fashioned the first genuine hoverboard inspired, no doubt, by Back to the Future Part 2. The device requires a specific magnetic surface on which to operate, but already the site is speculating on the potential for this technology to tie-in with the Oculus Rift virtual reality experience in a similar way to the Virtuix Omni. The hoverboards are set to be released on October 21, 2015. Grab It also recently released Episode 8 of its indie games discovery app, which showcases interviews and articles on Oculus games including; Super Mega Mega, Montas, Blastr, Dead End Alley and ZVR Apocalypse."

+ - Handy Tip for Downloading iOS 8 and First Gaming Bundles Revealed

Submitted by SlappingOysters
SlappingOysters (1344355) writes "The highly anticipated new operating system from Apple, iOS 8, is now available and it's not the kind of download size you want to suffer on your 3G or 4G network, or if you have little remaining storage space. Grab It has a handy tip on managing the download, as well as information about the first lot of game bundles, including those from prolific publisher Crescent Moon Games."

+ - Bungie's Destiny Companion App - Is it any Good? 1

Submitted by SlappingOysters
SlappingOysters (1344355) writes "It has become the norm now to release a second-screen companion app experience alongside your triple-A blockbuster, but few are really hitting the "essential" mark most fans require. Destiny, the game breaking sales records all around the world right now, has one and specialist iPad gaming publication Grab It (check out its free sample digital magazine) has reviewed the Destiny Companion App."

+ - Australian Government Sues Valve Over Breach of Consumer Law 2

Submitted by SlappingOysters
SlappingOysters (1344355) writes "Grab It is reporting that the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has launched legal action against Steam owner Valve, claiming that changes to its refund policy breach Australian Consumer Law. The ACCC has already chalked up victories against the likes of Apple, and a hearing is set for October 7. The site notes that gamers will still continue to enjoy great games, pointing to the Top 5 Steam Early Access games of August."

+ - Team Meat Backflip on iOS and Announce Super Meat Boy Forever 1

Submitted by SlappingOysters
SlappingOysters (1344355) writes "Indie darling Team Meat has been extremely critical of Apple and the App Store service in the past, but the developer's stance seems to have changed. The studio has just confirmed the existence of Super Meat Boy Forever, an endless platformer that supposedly offers challenge and depth beyond your standard iOS title. As well as iOS and Android, the game will also be coming to PC when it lands in 2015."

+ - Will Tablet Gaming Supersede Consoles Within Five Years?-> 2

Submitted by Rebecca Anne Farr
Rebecca Anne Farr (3643049) writes "Definitely a sore point for some. However, market research firm Juniper, have found that tablet gaming will be driving the bus by 2019. The firm's research leads them to believe that the tablet gaming space, which will bring in US$3.6b in revenue through 2014, will grow to US$13.3b by 2019."
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+ - The Making Of The Making Of Nihilumbra

Submitted by SlappingOysters
SlappingOysters (1344355) writes "Digital magazine outlet Grab It has been pushing the boundaries of what can be achieved with media on touchscreens, which includes an experimental special edition of its publication focused on indie platformer Nihilumbra from BeautiFun Games. In this blog entry, the editor talks about how the digital format can be used to create reading experiences that you physically play just like it is the game. The app is available on iPad, but the article itself is an intriguing read for those wondering where the future of digital magazines can head."

+ - How Gaming Can Connect Us to Literary Masterpieces->

Submitted by Rebecca Anne Farr
Rebecca Anne Farr (3643049) writes "Stephen Mitchell from Grab It Magazine writes,
"Have we lost touch with our cultural roots? In a society that lives life in the fast lane, we are becoming increasingly removed from those who have gone before us. Gaming is no exception, where the next fad is defined by the five minute consumerism of titles like Flappy Bird. Forgetting our past darkens our future.
But, all is not lost. In a small, yet significant, way games can bridge the divide between generations, allowing us to reconnect with our cultural forefathers. Today I want to focus in on one part of our culture that we desperately need to remember – the giants of the literary world.""

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+ - The Top 50 Best Indie iOS Games of 2014 So Far 1

Submitted by SlappingOysters
SlappingOysters (1344355) writes "The Indie gaming scene is booming at present, but finding the diamonds amongst the truckloads of coal is no easy task. Grab It is dedicated to covering iOS indie games through its game discovery app, and it has put together The Top 50 Best Indie iOS Games of 2014 So Far — many of which also appear on other formats. It's a handy resource for locating some great gaming experiences of all genres and prices, while each entry comes with a mini-review and video, too."

+ - Video Games: The Movie – The Jeremy Snead Interview

Submitted by SlappingOysters
SlappingOysters (1344355) writes "Grab It — The Game Discovery App has interviewed Jeremy Snead, the director of the just released documentary film Video Games: The Movie. The interview runs through the origins of the film, the process of its creation, cut footage, the hard-to-get industry interviews and even talks about a proposed TV series that is in production. Grab It has also reviewed the film and has an exclusive behind-the-scenes snippet from likeminded 2015 documentary Rise of the Indies in Episode 6 of its digital magazine."

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