Tag: gaming

NBN Co is adamant its CEO did not blame online gamers for causing congestion on fixed wireless.

Yeah but you did mate.

Days before Bill Morrow specifically identified gamers as being heavy users of the NBN that in turn are causing congestion and issues for other users on the network.

In a statement to a parliamentary hearing Mr Morrow said “While people are gaming it is a high bandwidth requirement that is a steady streaming process”.

As the NBN PR team are now all too painfully aware, gaming uses little to no bandwidth in comparison to the average Netflix user and have been heavily back peddling since.

Today in a statement from NBN Co the company suggests that Morrow merely used them as an example of a “heavy user” and not the root cause in contrast to his specific remarks.

In the same hearing Morrow is quoted as saying a few more gems stating that, “No-one designs a network to where everybody uses it at the same exact time” and falling back to innovations such as the iPhone as being something no one could predict in the failing network.

Ironically “innovation” was the catch-cry of the currently elected government who’s switch to a multi-technology-mix ensures building a network for today and NOT tomorrow, effectively predicting the endorsement of the CEO’s sentiment.

Source: NBN Co hits back on gamer claims: Bill Morrow ‘didn’t blame’ anyone – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Victoria will be home to the biggest esport event in the country when it hosts the inaugural Melbourne Esports Open in September.

Announced in a press release yesterday the newly formed Melbourne Esports Open is a partnership between the Victorian government TEG Live & ESL.

The new event is expected to cater to 10,000 fans a day when it’s held over the first weekend of September at Melbourne & Olympic Parks.

Games to be played are still to be advised however Melbourne’s Herald Sun has indicated we can expect to see competitions for League of Legends, Overwatch and Fortnite.

Melbourne has always claimed to be the “sporting capital of Australia” so it stands to reason they should put a definitive stamp on esports as well.

For more details on the event check out their new website and stay tuned to their official social media channels.

Source: Melbourne Esports Open

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Fortnite, the massively popular battle royale shooter, is reportedly coming to Nintendo’s Switch console soon.

Just like James & I were talking about on the pod this week, it looks like it’s all but confirmed that Fortnite will be announced for the Nintendo Switch at E3.

The leaked photo of Nintendo’s E3 lineup showed up on 4Chan overnight with as well as a Korean games rating appearing for the title on the Switch platform.

Source: Fortnite is reportedly coming to the Nintendo Switch – The Verge

Bethesda Game Studios, the award-winning creators of Skyrim and Fallout 4, welcome you to Fallout 76.

Speculation is running wild with the release of the Fallout 76 teaser trailer overnight. Many  believe the upcoming title will be an MMO, some think another Battle Royale clone, hell it could be a new mobile game for all I know (but I doubt it).

Expect a lot more info to drop in a couple of weeks at the Bethesda showcase where yours truly will be in attendance!

Source: Fallout | Our Future Begins

A PUBG official said Friday that the firm filed an injunction, alleging copyright infringement, with the Seoul Central District Court against Epic Games Korea.

When you start suing people for copying a genre, (which spoiler alert you didn’t really develop yourself either) it can often mean things are not going so well for filing company.

Yes, I whole heartedly agree PUBG defined the genre.  Before PUBG the genre, or idea, of a large scale group of players fighting each other until one was left wasn’t really done well or known but trying to say you now own the idea is likely to leave them with egg on their face.

Source: PUBG takes US game firm to court

The next installment in the critically acclaimed “State of Decay” franchise immerses you in an all-new, multiplayer zombie survival fantasy. Build a lasting community, working with other players or solo to overcome challenges while exploring your own unique story in a world that remembers the choices you make.

Going live tonight at 8pm on Twitch at twitch.tv/rajdeut ahead of the game’s May 22nd release.

Source: Home – State of Decay 2

Nintendo Australia has today announced that both the NES Classic Mini and SNES Classic Mini will return to Australian stores.

In an announcement on Nintendo Australia’s official twitter account yesterday we learned that both the NES Mini and SNES Classic Mini would be returning to retail stores.

The NES Mini will be the first to return, available to purchase from June 29th however no official date was given for the SNES version.

I feel sorry for anyone that paid some ludicrous price when these things were in short supply to build hype last year. It looks like come June you’ll be able to just walk into a store and pick one up easy peasy style.

Source: The NES And SNES Classic Minis Are Returning To Australia

In this exclusive gameplay video, Game Informer’s Ben Hanson is joined by Days Gone’s creative director John Garvin and game director Jeff Ross to walk through and show off the first hour of this open-world PlayStation 4 exclusive.

To say I was impressed when I previewed Days Gone two years ago at E3 would be a massive understatement. How Bend Studio are pushing the PS4 to make this game look as amazing as it does and work with so many enemies and mechanics going on I’ll never understand.

Sony is continuing to hit it out of the park! Between Horizon Zero Dawn, God of War, The Last of Us and now Days Gone, their stable is scarily good.

Small warning before watching the gameplay. There are of course mild spoilers in there.

“There are currently no plans to bring classic games together under the Virtual Console banner as has been done on other Nintendo systems”

My personal take reading between the lines here…. The Switch is so successful on its own that we don’t need to rely on our back catalogue to sell it so we’ll drip feed them out and charge you more.

Prove me wrong Nintendo… please!

Source: Virtual Console Is Not Coming To Switch, Nintendo Says | Kotaku Australia

The Intel Extreme Masters CS:GO finals get underway in Sydney today, running through until Sunday the 6th at the Qudos Bank Arena. Filling the stands with more than 7,000 fans and streaming out to over 8 million this year’s event promises to be even bigger and better as the world’s best CS:GO teams descend upon Sydney.

Competing for a US$250k prize pool 16 teams have been in competition since Tuesday, now whittled down to 8 for the weekend’s finals series. The series is wide open with last year’s winners SK Gaming knocked out by locals Grayhound in a major upset during the qualifiers.

For Sydney siders, tickets are still available for the final day here. For everyone else you can watch the action live via IEM’s official stream.

Source: IEM Sydney 2018