August 2017

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Check out the ‘Jaws’ Table Trailer for ‘Zen Pinball’ – We’re Gonna Need a Bigger Table

A few weeks back we wrote about Zen Pinball [Free] getting the Universal Classics Pinball pack that will bring pinball tables based on the classic 80s movies Jaws, Back to the Future, and E.T., all excellent movies that I’d watch any day of the week even though I’ve seen them so many times. After giving us the trailer for the E.T. table, today it’s Jaws turn, just in time to remind you why generations of kids were too scared to set foot in the ocean. The new table will let you play various scenes from the movie, and you’ll have to track and take out that great white shark that sees swimmers as breakfast. And, in a fun twist, the new table will also let you play as the shark. What better way to have fun than eating hapless swimmers?

There’s also another Jaws-appropriate mode that turns the table into a raging sea, and you’re going to have to try your hardest to keep the ball in play. All those modes sound like great fun to me. And, as always, the Zen Pinball tables have great visuals …read more


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What’s Coming up in the League of Legends Scene?

Welcome to IGN Australia’s League of Legends tournament snapshot! The idea behind this doc is to give you a quick reference guide for the upcoming LoL events in Australia and a handy calendar for international tournaments you can’t miss.

We’ll be updating this regularly — we know OPL Split 2 begins after League of Origin, for example, but we’re not sure exactly when. We want the community’s help whenever possible, so if you’re a player or an event organiser get in touch. If you’re a super fan and notice something is missing – or we have a placeholder time, let us know! You can reach me at esportsau@ign.com or you can just click here to send me an email.

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Dai Gyakuten Saiban (The Great Ace Attorney) Hits the App Store and Google Play in Japan

iOS has become quite the home to Capcom’s Ace Attorney franchise. Initially we had the HD Trilogy [Free] release that brought 3 amazing Nintendo DS games to modern devices and it is absolutely a must play. Capcom then released Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney Dual Destinies [$0.99] which is the 5th numbered entry in the franchise. Apollo Justice [$0.99] is the 4th and that finally made its way to iOS a few months ago.

The only English release we are missing at this point is Spirit of Justice which is Ace Attorney 6. There are a few Japanese only releases for DS and 3DS and the biggest release that hasn’t been localised for 3DS is Dai Gyakuten Saiban (The Great Ace Attorney). This is finally available on the App Store and Google Play in Japan. A localisation is still unlikely given the Sherlock Holmes and Watson characters and the legalities involving those names. Watch the announcement trailer for the Nintendo 3DS version from back in 2014 below:

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Racing Sim Gear Club Unlimited Gets Release Date

The racing sim Gear Club Unlimited will release December 1 on Nintendo Switch.

Developer Eden Games is behind the game and previously worked on the Test Drive Unlimited series. Gear Club Unlimited will feature over 400 races in three modes: Derby, Rally and Time Trial.

Some of the cars already revealed for Gear Club Unlimited include the Bugatti Veyron GrandSport, Chevrolet Corvette Stingray and Nissan 370Z. They can be customized in the game too.

Yesterday, Nintendo highlighted 17 indie games coming to Switch as part of the latest Nindies Showcase.

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NEXON’s ‘Arena Masters’ Gets an SNK Collaboration with King of Fighters Characters and Special Events

Arena Masters [Free] gets a new King of Fighters collaboration. NEXON has teamed up with SNK for exclusive content in Arena Fighters from King of Fighters ’98 and more. Arena Masters launched worldwide in April and it brought real time PVP action as a focus with different modes like Team Deathmatch, Zombie Virus, King of the Hill, and more. It launched with more than 10 heroes with unique abilities.

The latest update that is now available brings powerful King of Fighters characters and events into the fray. There are unique missions for each of the SNK characters and completing all the special event missions will rewarded you with rare items. Check out our forum thread for Arena Masters here.

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Pre-Registrations for ‘Game of Thrones: Conquest’ Are Now Live

Warner Brothers Interactive Entertainment just announced the start of pre-registration for Game of Thrones: Conquest. Hot off the heels of Game of Thrones Season 7 ending, you can now pre-register on iOS and Android for a new MMO strategy experience. You play as the head of your own house and need to claim the Iron Throne. There will of course be characters from the HBO TV Show here like Jon Snow, Daenerys Targaryn, and Tyron Lannister.

Pre-registering will allow you to get $50 of in game goodies when the game goes live. This includes the Prepare for War Bundle with exclusive Night’s Watch training gear and in game consumables like gold and other resources. You can pre-register on the official website here. This MMO has been developed by Turbine and will be available on iOS and Android devices later in the year. Get ready to raise your own powerful army, sabotage enemies, control the Seven Kingdoms and more in Game of Thrones: Conquest.

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Battlefield 1: In the Name of the Tsar Release Date Announced

Battlefield 1’s upcoming expansion, In the Name of the Tsar, will be released for all players on September 19.

According to the official Battlefield 1 blog, players who own either Battlefield 1 Revolution or the Battlefield 1 Premium Pass will have access to the DLC two weeks ahead of time on September 5.

The expansion, priced at $15 USD/£12, comes included with the game’s $50/£40 Premium Pass.

In the Name of the Tsar introduces six new maps, a new mode, new weapons, and two new classes. For more on the expansion, check out IGN’s breakdown of all the new content.

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Submit Your Question For Our Call Of Duty: WWII Podcast

All month long we’ve been rolling out exclusive features covering Sledgehammer Games’ Call of Duty: WWII to go along with our September cover story on the game. Now it’s your turn to get answers straight from the studio heads that are steering the game’s development. Do you have questions about the campaign? Thoughts on the beta? Now’s your chance! Leave a comment below and we’ll get answers from studio heads Michael Condrey and Glen Schofield in the next special edition podcast.

Subscribe to The Game Informer Show podcast by clicking here and get ready for the bonus episode airing this Friday.

Click on the banner below to enter our hub of exclusive content on Call of Duty: WWII.

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Submit Your Question For Our Call Of Duty: WWII Podcast

All month long we’ve been rolling out exclusive features covering Sledgehammer Games’ Call of Duty: WWII to go along with our September cover story on the game. Now it’s your turn to get answers straight from the studio heads that are steering the game’s development. Do you have questions about the campaign? Thoughts on the beta? Now’s your chance! Leave a comment below and we’ll get answers from studio heads Michael Condrey and Glen Schofield in the next special edition podcast.

Subscribe to The Game Informer Show podcast by clicking here and get ready for the bonus episode airing this Friday.

Click on the banner below to enter our hub of exclusive content on Call of Duty: WWII.

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‘Taps’ Review – Playing Taps Has Never Been So Pleasant

A few years back, I reviewed an enjoyable puzzle game called Circix [Free]. In that game, you had to connect circuits in the correct fashion to get past each stage. Setting aside the theme, the core puzzle of the game was in thinking about how each node had to relate to its neighbors. Well, the developer behind that game recently released a new puzzle game called Taps [$1.99]. On the surface, it’s completely different from the neon electronics theme of Circix, but it follows a similar idea of building its puzzles around logical relationships. Taps feels more polished, more unique, and more carefully thought-out than its predecessor, and it’s just as devilishly challenging once it gets going.

Taps is a little hard to explain, but let me give it a try. Each level presents you with two 6 x 6 grids of numbers. Your goal is to make the bottom grid look like the top. Tapping on any point on the grid makes the number on it and its cardinal neighbors increase by one. Double-tapping decreases the numbers by one. You can only activate each point once. Tapping it again simply returns it to its inactive state. It’s pretty …read more