Elgato Game Capture HD 60: Australian Review

If you want to watch the latest and greatest console video games being played online, there are really only two places to visit — YouTube and Twitch. If you’re an aspiring YouTuber or Twitch devotee, you can of course stream or upload video directly from your console to these services, but the inbuilt video encoders of both the PS4 and Xbox One leave a lot to be desired. For a more professional approach, Elgato’s Game Capture HD 60 lets you capture your hi-def gaming footage in excellent quality, and delivers it straight to your PC for editing or live-streaming as you like.


Razer Wants You To Ditch That Gaming Headset For... A Gaming Soundbar

Razer has long been one of the leaders in gaming headsets and, well, gamingeverything. Today the company’s relentless course lands at a $US200 soundbar that’s aimed at making your frags boom so powerfully the neighbours will know which Call of Duty you’re playing.


The Xbox One Will Be Cheaper For Christmas, But Not In Australia

If you’re keen on jumping into next-gen consoles, the news that the Xbox One is headed for price cut territory just in time for Christmas might have been welcome news. At least, it’s welcome news for people in the US. That’s right: Australia won’t be getting a price cut on the new Microsoft console.


This Classy Connect Four Set Is Cool Enough To Keep Out Of The Toy Box

Are you now, or have you ever been, a kid? If the answer is yes, chances are good that you’ve played Connect Four. (If the answer is no: Are you Benjamin Button?) If you’re still into the game but not so into the plastic frame and primary colours, this very classy set will most certainly impress even your most refined opponent.


Freebie Friday! 100% Free Apps For iOS, Android And Windows Phone

At the end of each week, we bring you a list of the latest free mobile games for iPhone, iPad, Android and Windows Phone. Deals this week include Assassin’s Creed Pirates, Bike Baron and Bomberman Chains. Download them all without spending a cent!


Video Games Get Gun Silencers All Wrong

You round a corner. You think you’re in the clear but — oh no! — an enemy is standing guard. How will you ever bring him down without alerting other guards? Aha, your pistol has a silencer. One mouse squeak gun shot later and you’re free. Except that’s not how silencers work at all.


PC Gaming At 4K Is The Killer App For Ultra HD TVs

If you’re an enthusiastic PC gamer, there is a legitimately good reason to buy a new Ultra HD TV. Consoles look good at 4K, but it’s PCs that do the most to show off the potential of the new display tech. Last Friday, I played Project CARS on LG’s new curved Ultra HD OLED TV, in glorious 4K. (4K and Ultra HD are the same thing, of course — it’s all just a marketing term for the 3840x2160pixel resolution standard.) Bandai Namco was running a special preview of the racing title, now due to be released in March next year, to show off the LG TV’s gaming abilities, so I went along to give a Formula 1 car a test drive around Mount Panorama.


This Weekend, Steam Is Making Ten Games Free-To-Play

Briefly: this weekend, Steam is making ten games free-to-play, including big-name titles like XCOM: Enemy Unknown and Grid 2. The cut-off is 7AM tomorrow — but if you get your teeth stuck into something and need to finish it off, pretty much all the titles are also on 75 per cent off.


Man Spends Two Years Building Amazing Megacity In Minecraft

This is madness. What you are looking at is not a screenshot of Simcity. It is a megalopolis made entirely in Minecraft using 4.5 million blocks over the course of two years on an Xbox 360 (!) Its name is Titan City and yes, it’s completely insane, especially when you get up close:


Android Is Getting StreetPass-Style Local Multiplayer Ability

Asynchronous multiplayer gaming is all the rage these days. Whether it’s taking on your pal’s ghost-car times in Forza, or the more-interesting “ambient” multiplayer of the Nintendo 3DS’s StreetPass system (letting you progress in games and trade items merely by being in proximity to someone who also has one of Nintendo’s handhelds), the idea that multiplayer gaming requires two people sitting on a sofa playing simultaneously is slowly being eroded.


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