EA Access: A Streaming Service For Games Is Finally Coming To Australia

Streaming movies and TV shows online is relatively easy in Australia these days, but streaming games is still hard. The files are massive, our internet sucks and the prices generally aren’t that great. EA wants to turn that on its head with a new service for Xbox One called “Access”, and it’s actually coming to Australia.


Nvidia Shield Tablet Review: A Gaming Beast, But So Much More

Nvidia’s Shield tablet was made for playing games. That’s what it’s best at. But it’s also much more. In fact, it should probably be your next Android tablet no matter how much button-mashing you do.


Watch A Live Performance Of 'The Last Of Us' Right Now

Live Stream: To celebrate the release of The Last Of Us: Remastered for PlayStation 4, Sony has invited the original actors to play scenes from the game live on stage, and you can stream it live right here, right now.


The Evolution Of Video Game Controllers In 16 Cool Photos

Javier Laspiur made this series of pictures showing the evolution of video game controllers throughout history. I played with most of these, even the 1983 Teletenis, and it feels like it was yesterday. It’s been quite a journey that’s not over yet. I can’t wait to see what the future of video games will bring next.


Scientifically Accurate Sonic The Hedgehog Is So Funny Yet So Gross

Video: It’s always fun to realise that all your favourite childhood characters are completely disgusting creatures. Like Sonic the Hedgehog, who in real life can run really, really fast but would also create foam poo with its mouth to rub it on itself for no reason at all. In fact, hedgehogs love all kinds of poo. Plus, his best friend totally wants to eat him. Childhood memories are best ruined by hilariously gross scientific facts.


Where's The Straight Line Piece For These Tetris Tater Tots?!

Anyone who’s spent any amount of time playing Tetris knows how vital the straight line pieces are. And that’s why it seems almost absurd that Monarch decided to omit them from its new Tetris-shaped Totris tater tots. In a pinch you could probably use a french fry, but it’s just not the same.


Master Mobile Gaming With This Upgraded Bluetooth NES Controller

Touchscreens are fine for solving puzzles and flinging birds, but for action-based mobile games nothing will ever beat a physical controller in hand. The makers of the FC30, a Bluetooth controller that paid homage to the original Nintendo Famicom, are back with a new and improved wireless gamepad that now hearkens back to the NES.


Pong Was Never Intended For Public Release

Today I found out “Pong” was originally meant only as a training exercise for a new gaming developer at Atari, Allan Alcorn, and wasn’t intended to be released as a consumer product.


Honest Trailers Renamed Every Single Original Pokemon In This Hilarious Video

Video: When you think about it, Pokemon is kind of screwed up. You’re a kid who wanders out into the big wide world to capture animals, force them to fight and keep them in tiny, sub-standard living conditions. You also walk around in the forest alone, talk to strangers, gamble and always end up in the hospital. At least that’s what Honest Trailers thinks about the legendary catch-em-all simulator. That’s not the best thing about this video, though: the best part is how every single Pokemon can be renamed hilariously.


Valve's Crazy Steam Controller Is One Step Closer To Being Normal

When Valve first announced its controller for the Steambox, it was a weird little dude with strange, small buttons and a touchscreen. And, for as weird as it was, it was kind of great. Then it lost the touchscreen for standard buttons and a D-pad. And now it’s getting a thumbstick.