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Zorine’s Weekly Wrap – October 12

I was at the OzHadou Nationals 12 all weekend (and then some) so I didn’t have time to put up a wrap of last week. My apologies! Here it is, a few days late. Monday was a public holiday in AU so content slowed down for us a little. Getting into the swing of things before PAX Aus hits, so expect more interviews and such over the coming 2 weeks.

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TRI is a Portal-Like First-Person Puzzler

GameSpot / Youtube

EB EXPO: Assassin’s Creed Unity’s Co-op and Parkour Explained

GameSpot / Youtube

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EB Expo 2014 Photo Gallery

Everyone likes photos!

Be Even More Terrified in Alien: Isolation As Modders Unlock Virtual Reality Support

Sounds like fun. No, really.

Evolve Alpha Launches on Oct 30 Starting With Xbox One

Too bad I’ll be at PAX Aus for the majority of the Alpha.

Pick Up Free Tickets for the Warlords of Draenor Sydney Pre-Launch Party

Free tickets are awesome, kudos to BlizzANZ for throwing a free party for the fans. Really nice to see.

Zorine’s Weekly Wrap – October 5

This is my new favourite mug.

HOLY EB EXPO! This week was all about Australia’s biggest game convention, EB Expo. It’s run by EB Games, our main retailer for video games here. It’s a franchise owned by GameStop, and is pretty much the only game retailer remaining in Australia, although we have alternatives like Target, Kmart, Big W, JB Hi-Fi etc.

Anyway this past week was all about our coverage of EB Expo. Considering our tiny team of four I was pretty proud of how much damn content the AU GameSpot team rolled out. YEA! FIGHTING!

EB Expo was also a great chance for me to meet lots of GameSpot readers! Definitely the highlight for me. Meeting and chatting to so many cool people was awesome, and made pulling 12-hour days at the GameSpot booth totally worth it! I always have a good time at shows ^_^

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The Division is a Social Shooter that Wants You to Play Endlessly

GameSpot / YouTube

How Driveclub Is Utilising The Social Power Of Next Gen

GameSpot / YouTube

The Crew is Where Racing Meets Role-Playing

GameSpot / YouTube

Sunset Overdrive Embraces Chaos, Silliness, And The Meta Game!

GameSpot / YouTube

How Does Battlefield: Hardline’s Hotwire Mode Play?

GameSpot / YouTube

Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime is Frantic, Co-op Fun

GameSpot

Until Dawn’s Cheesy Horror, Choices, and Motion Controls Are Terrifying

GameSpot

 

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AU New Releases: Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Launches This Week

IT’S NOT A FIGHTING GAME

GameSpot at EB Expo 2014

Where you could’ve found us, had you gone to EB Expo!

GameSpot World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor ANZ Beta Key Giveaway

You wouldn’t believe how fast these keys went out.

Xbox 360 Price Drops By A$100 in Australia

As a consumer, I always welcome news of RRP price drops. Especially given how much we Australians pay for consoles here.

Bloodborne, Assassin’s Creed: Unity, Far Cry 4 to be Playable at EB Expo 2014

EB Expo hype! I should’ve included Battlefield Hardline in the headline too, do’h!

The Division Director Talks Class Roles and Multiplayer Story Progression

Interviewing Ryan Barnard was pretty cool, although I had to stifle a snicker when he asked ME if I knew what the holy trinity in RPG’s was.

Zorine’s Weekly Wrap – September 28

Edmond’s back this week! YAY! And he delivered with heaps of Japanese treats from Tokyo too. They always make me very happy.

The return of our video director means I’m on full steam ahead working on a couple of videos which will hopefully be published within the new few weeks, but with EB Expo 2014 next week I’m not sure how much time I’ll have to work on those.

If you’re swinging by the expo please drop by the GameSpot booth and say hello! I will really need it to get through 3 days of non-stop expo madness!

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The Evil Within AU Community Event

This was a really fun event to organise and participate in. The ghost tour was incredibly scary. Our competition winners looked like they really enjoyed the game too! On a side note, Jess held my hand so tightly through the whole tour ^_^

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AU New Releases: FIFA 15 Kicks Off for Multiple Platforms

FIFA 15 launched this week. The ad-ops/IT/engineering guys often borrow our PS4 to play this game, and although I don’t watch soccer often, watching them play is always a hoot.

Dota 2 Hit With Substantial Changes in Latest Update

THIS WAS HUGE NEWS IN THE DOTA COMMUNITY. I was very excited for this. Been playing Dota 2 recently and the new changes are pretty rad.

New Nintendo 3DS Confirmed to Launch in Australia This November, Before Europe and America

THIS WAS ALSO HUGE NEWS IN AU. This must be what it feels like to receive things before the rest of the world. I could get used to this feeling.

Square Enix Launches ANZ Servers For Multiplayer Vampire Game Nosgoth

Any love for the countries down under is always appreciated.

Soon You Can “Undelete” World of Warcraft Characters

I honestly think Blizzard are a really “customer-first” kind of company. They cop a lot bad talk online but I really do think they put fans first.

Zorine’s Weekly Wrap – September 21

Based on the feedback I’ve received from everyone, I can conclude that this wrap-up post is going pretty well! So I’ll be continuing them for now. HUZZAH!

Looks like the theme for this week was TOKYO GAME SHOW. Despite me not being there, I somehow found myself pumping out a fair amount of content from it. I’m proud. Probably would’ve published more content, had I been there, *sniff*. Anyway, lots of exciting stuff dropped this week, with more to come from the sounds of it.

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Our GSAU video director extraordinaire, Edmond Tran, was at TGS this week which meant we were pretty crippled in terms of video output. No videos from me until Ed gets back!

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Left 4 Dead 2 Is Finally Uncensored on Steam in Australia

Woohooo finally!

First Photo of PlayStation-Exclusive Superhero TV Series “Powers” Released

Nothing to say on this one, except that Sharlto Copley is probably one of my top 5 favourite actors.

FBI Investigating Death Threats Made Against Anita Sarkeesian

Sigh.

Swery65’s Xbox One-exclusive D4 to be Released Tomorrow

This was pretty exciting to write up! Peter passed this on to be as Swery65 himself was talking to him, I believe. We deliver news FAST!

New Silent Hill Game May be Released in Episodic Format

Noooooooooo

Final Fantasy XV Demo Confirmed for Release in March

Yeeeeeeeeesss

Metal Gear Solid V Coming 2015 – New Trailer Released

It was an awesome trailer, I understood approximately two full sentences in it.

Bloodborne Release Date Confirmed – New Trailer Goes Live

This trailer was also very awesome, I squealed (internally) like a fangirl upon watching it.

Square Enix’s New Cloud Gaming Venture Named Shinra Technologies, Beta Will Launch Next Year

I LOVE that the company is named Shinra Technologies. Hahaha.

Feeling a bit under the weather so no stream today, but will try and head in to stream tomorrow! It’s so hard to motivate myself to drag my sleepy body through 1.5 hours transit on weekends sometimes, but the stream is always worth it when I get to it! Have a nice rest of the week everyone! Stay happy and healthy 🙂

Zorine’s Weekly Wrap – September 14

I figured that I should start collating all the work I get published on a weekly basis, since a lot of people always ask for links! I do a lot of behind-the-scenes stuff as part of my job on GameSpot as well, but here’s all the front-facing content I work on, week ending September 14.

Let me know if you think there’s anything about the format I should change.

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Better Red Than Dead – A Dark And Gritty Take On Red Riding Hood
Zorine Te and Dan Hindes take Red Riding Hood into the sewers with Woolfe – The Red Hood Diaries, a gritty fairytale puzzle platformer.

GameSpot / YouTube

Witness Double Elephant Destruction In This New Far Cry 4 Footage
Dan Hindes and Zorine Te get their hands on Far Cry 4 and wreak Himalayan havoc in a variety of explosive and animalistic ways.

GameSpot / YouTube

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Divinity: Original Sin “A Big Success”; Future Project May Not Need Crowdfunding

AU New Releases: Destiny launches for PS4, Xbox One, Xbox 360, and PS3

Resident Evil Revelations 2 Will Star Claire Redfield and Barry’s Daughter

An EA Studio’s Forums Were Hacked In 2013; Publisher “Suppressed This Information” For a Year

Esports Shoutcaster Granted American Visa for MLG.tv [UPDATED]

Activision Announces The Voice Singing Game

Kojima Teases Metal Gear Collection 2014

Details on Destiny In-Game Events Happening This Month

I also streamed Resident Evil: Revelations on my personal stream.