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US sports betting legalisation fuels insatiable data center demand
With the United States' legalisation of sports betting, data demand has skyrocketed - Continental 8 is launching two new data centers in response.
28 Jun 18
New Zealand qualifying announced for Tekken 7 tournament
Let's Play Live (LPL) has teamed up with Bandai Namco and the New Zealand Esports Federation to bring the NZ qualifying rounds for Tekken 7.
27 Jun 18
Codemasters' Onrush is a racer with a difference
Fortnite meets Dirt Rally in Codemasters' Onrush
26 Jun 18
Kiwi gamer snaps up top spot in FIFA eSports World Cup final
Harry Blackmore, an Arts and Commerce student at the University of Auckland, entered a competition alongside more than 20 million gamers.
25 Jun 18
Hands-on review: Star Wars Jedi Challenges
Overall I had a blast with this game, and so far this is the closest you’ll ever come to being a Jedi in real life.
20 Jun 18
Gamers: Don't open that loot box, or you may become a gambler
Could randomised loot boxes in your favourite video games be giving you a similar hit to the psychological effects of gambling?
19 Jun 18
Gamers get to go back to Jurassic World
Jurassic World Evolution is a movie tie-in theme park management game from the same developer as the wonderful Planet Coaster, but is it any good?
17 Jun 18
E3 2018: Here are the highlights from Nintendo's conference
Nintendo held another Nintendo Direct this early morning in NZ time and a host of exciting things were announced.
13 Jun 18
E3 2018: A recap of what Ubisoft showed at its press conference this year
Ubisoft showed a ton of new trailers at E3 2018, although two particular franchises are still sadly missing in action .
12 Jun 18
E3 2018: Bethesda's press conference gave us Fallout 76 release date, Elder Scrolls 6 and more
Bethesda presented its biggest E3 press conference to date as the publisher announced a lot of big blockbuster new games.
11 Jun 18
E3 2018: Recap of the Xbox press conference includes Halo Infinite, Gears 5 and more
Microsoft at E3 2018 announced all of the new games coming to Xbox One and Windows 10 and there are tons of exciting reveals.
11 Jun 18
E3 2018: EA press conference highlights include Star Wars, Anthem and more
E3 2018 is off to a start today with EA announcing many new things at its EA Play event. We got news of release dates, Star Wars and more.
10 Jun 18
E3 2018 press conference times for Australia and New Zealand
It's E3 2018 next week and many of the press conferences will be streamed online. Here are the times you need to wake up to see all of them.
08 Jun 18
Take a trip to the Summerset Isles in The Elder Scrolls Online
Following on from last year’s Morrowind, the second full-blown expansion to Bethesda’s The Elder Scrolls Online, Summerset, is now available.
07 Jun 18
How GlobalData thinks operators will justify 5G investments
"How this technology will be used and potentially adopted at scale will drive the required infrastructure investment."
06 Jun 18
Hands-on review: Corsair's HS70 headphones are all about understated performance
It doesn’t carry the bells and whistles that gaming peripherals all gravitate towards, but it doesn’t need it.
06 Jun 18
Hands-on impressions with Ubisoft's The Crew 2 online beta
Ubisoft recently staged a closed online beta for its upcoming racer The Crew 2. We got a chance to test drive what the new game has to offer.
06 Jun 18
Riot Games is bringing the League of Legends eSports tournament to Sydney this July
eSports fans have something to celebrate about because a huge international tournament is coming to Sydney, Australia this July.
04 Jun 18
The All Blacks and Black Ferns to squad up and play Fortnite this Wednesday with LPL
As previously reported, Let's Play Live (LPL) is hosting a new show with NZ celebrities playing Fortnite. The first guests are several sports stars.
04 Jun 18
Time to bin the traditional PC? IDC forecasts ongoing decline
Despite the bleak forecast, IDC assures there are actually several pockets of opportunities and growth like gaming & ultraslim notebooks.
01 Jun 18
Several NZ celebrities to play/stream Fortnite with Let's Play Live (LPL)
Let's Play Live (LPL) is hosting a weekly streaming event that will have many NZ celebrities teaming up to play Fortnite for an evening of fun.
31 May 18
Bethesda announces entirely new game called Fallout 76
Bethesda just dropped a nuclear bombshell today by announcing a brand new game in the Fallout series simply called Fallout 76.
31 May 18
NZ Govt is boosting support for game development
“Great things are already happening in the tech sector, I’d like to see how the Government can support taking our expertise to the world.”
28 May 18
Stability on the horizon for the global PC and tablet market, according to Canalys
The industry analyst says the market will experience its smallest decline in four years.
25 May 18