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An influential indie gem returns, better than ever, in Spelunky 2

An influential indie gem returns, better than ever, in Spelunky 2

Riding turkeys, hunting treasure and living in constant fear of death in the sequel to a game that popularised an entire genre.

  • by Tim Biggs

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Microsoft grabs some of world’s biggest video games in $10.4b deal
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Microsoft grabs some of world’s biggest video games in $10.4b deal

Microsoft has just landed a major blow in its decades-long battle with its video game industry rival Sony.

  • by Kellen Browning and Steve Lohr
Thumbs in the cloud: Xbox's next-gen plans go beyond any one console
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Analysis

Thumbs in the cloud: Xbox's next-gen plans go beyond any one console

Microsoft VP Phil Spencer says accessibility and engagement is the way forward, as new Xbox machines head to retail in November against Sony's PlayStation 5.

  • by Tim Biggs
Sam Kerr on equal footing with Cristiano Ronaldo in new FIFA game
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Sam Kerr on equal footing with Cristiano Ronaldo in new FIFA game

Australia's Sam Kerr has been rated the second-best female player on FIFA 21, this year's edition of the popular video game series. 

  • by Matt Bungard
PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S: what we know about next-gen consoles
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PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S: what we know about next-gen consoles

Both Microsoft and Sony are promising faster and more powerful machines.

  • by Tim Biggs
Mario 3D All-Stars revives dozens of classic worlds
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Technology

Mario 3D All-Stars revives dozens of classic worlds

Cramming Mario 64, Sunshine and Galaxy into one package, this is a celebration of some of the best 3D platformers ever made.

  • by Tim Biggs
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Xbox announces next-gen details, including $500 all-digital console
Microsoft

Xbox announces next-gen details, including $500 all-digital console

The Xbox Series S and Series X will also be available on monthly payment plans through Telstra.

  • by Tim Biggs
Avengers epic a marvellous mixed bag
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Avengers epic a marvellous mixed bag

An ambitious game backed by an excellent original story, Avengers' long-term appeal is hurt by its uninteresting and repetitive multiplayer trappings.

  • by Tim Biggs
Apple seeks damages from Fortnite creator in App Store dispute
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Apple seeks damages from Fortnite creator in App Store dispute

The legal battle between Apple and Fortnite creator Epic Games has taken another turn.

  • by Stephen Nellis
Google's Play Pass is the ticket for gaming on Android
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Google's Play Pass is the ticket for gaming on Android

Wondering about the best ways to get your game on with an Android phone? Here's what you need to know.

  • by Tim Biggs
Nintendo goes all-in on Super Mario for the holiday season
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Analysis

Nintendo goes all-in on Super Mario for the holiday season

Facing competition from Sony and Microsoft next-gen consoles, Nintendo has revealed remote controlled cars, retro handhelds and collections of classic games.

  • by Tim Biggs