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SlappingOysters (1344355) writes "Grab It has confirmed that Netflix will be launching in the Australian market on March 24. There are a number of partnerships in place to coincide with the launch, including one with current Foxtel partner Xbox."
SlappingOysters (1344355) writes "Grab It has the word on a bizarre upcoming Oculus Rift game that uses a coffin as a peripheral. Similar to the enjoyable Sean Bean narrated iOS title Papa Sangre II, it's an audio-driven horror that plays on one's fear of being buried alive."
SlappingOysters (1344355) writes "The first game to be released on the Unity 5 Engine is the PC and Mac remaster of République by Camouflaj (already available on iOS) and the first images have been released. Grab It has some comparison shots between the current mobile version of the game and the just announced remastered PC/Mac iteration coming on Feb 26. The magazine also ran a world exclusive making of feature on the game with creator Ryan Payton (Metal Gear Solid series, Halo 4) in the free edition of its iPad magazine."
SlappingOysters (1344355) writes "The Internet Archive has released just under 2,400 MS-DOS Games, which are playable direct from your browser and available for free right now. Grab It has revealed the news, and detailed some of the many classic games included in the list, such as Duke Nukem 3D, Lemmings 2, Oregon Trail, The Lost Vikings, Total Carnage, Leisure Suit Larry, SimCity, Prince of Persia, Scorched Earth and more. The indie games focused media outlet has also provided a sample of its digital magazine for free."
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."
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."
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."
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."
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."
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." Link to Original Source
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."