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Come fly with me… or not

After years of debate, Blizzard has settled the fly / no-fly controversy with a resounding “Not going to happen.” Community reaction has been both

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Research: FPS Gamers Have Less Brain Grey Matter

Damn those scientists, especially those Canadian ones. A study released today has found that players of action video games (defined in the study as

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Reaping The Whirlwind Released

Here at The Oceanic Gamer we're unadulterated fans of The Secret World, and today's announcement of the Season 1 Finale hasn't given us any reason to

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Flash Point 98: The Lumpy-Darth Transplant Theory

After a 3-week layoff we're joined by guest David Carr to talk lots of SWTOR, Star Wars and plenty of other stuff as well. Points of

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SWTOR 3.1 Conflict on Rishi – Full Patch Notes

Highlights Ranked Warzone Arena Season 4 has begun! Get in there and go berserk! Season 3 leaderboards have been archived. New Hard Mode Flashpoints! Hard Mode Blood Hunt and Battle of Rishi are now available through Group Finder in the Hard Mode Flashpoint category at level 60. New Legacy Unlock – Improved Mounting! You can now summon any […]

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Come fly with me… or not

After years of debate, Blizzard has settled the fly / no-fly controversy with a resounding “Not going to happen.” Community reaction has been both overwhelming and unsurprising. No-flyers continue to cry “Flying hurts immersion!” while Flyers cries for “Freedom!” have been replaced with just plain crying. Blizzard’s defence of their position has been mantra-like and […]

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Flash Point 98: The Lumpy-Darth Transplant Theory

After a 3-week layoff we’re joined by guest David Carr to talk lots of SWTOR, Star Wars and plenty of other stuff as well. Points of discussion: 1. MMO News SWTOR: The Sixth Line (link), Update 3.2 has dropped (link), Season 5 PvP and trolls/win-trading, May 4th rewards, Anaheim Cantina flash drive contents (link) Other: […]

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Destiny: What’s Wrong With It

Destiny. It’s one of those games that divides gamer opinion. It’s a game you love to hate, but if it gets its hooks in it will be one you won’t want to stop playing. You only have to look at Polygon or Kotaku any day of the week to see that the game has its […]

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Reaping The Whirlwind Released

Here at The Oceanic Gamer we’re unadulterated fans of The Secret World, and today’s announcement of the Season 1 Finale hasn’t given us any reason to change that view. Check the trailer out and then the press release of what you can expect in Reaping The Whirlwind, which is live now (assuming you’ve already got […]

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World of Tanks Patch 8.5: The Leopard 1 Is Here!

Blitzkrieg is a regular column devoted to the very popular MMO World of Tanks. If you’ve got a topic you’d like our resident expert Matthew “Scope” Pearce to cover, drop him a line! G’day readers. First of all I would like to apologise for my absence over these last couple of months – real life decided someone […]

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Star Wars Battlefront: Trailer and Release Date

EA have announced some details about the upcoming Star Wars Battlefront game. November 19th is the Australian release date, with New Zealanders getting it on the 20th. The game will be available for PS4, Xbox One and PC via the EA Origin Service. Does it look good? Have a look for yourself: Not surprisingly, there's a very direct tie-in … [More...]

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Destiny 1.1.2 Update: Lotsa Fixes

If like me you've logged into your console and found that there's a 6+ gigabyte download waiting for you, it's the latest Destiny patch. The patch itself has no new content, just a slew of bug fixes. So read on to see if you pet hates have been addressed: Update 1.1.2 : The one with Vault space and Raid fixes. With this update, we’re responding … [More...]

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Destiny: What’s Wrong With It

Destiny. It’s one of those games that divides gamer opinion. It’s a game you love to hate, but if it gets its hooks in it will be one you won’t want to stop playing. You only have to look at Polygon or Kotaku any day of the week to see that the game has its fair share of issues. Yet these same people at both sites can’t seem to stop playing it or … [More...]

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Destiny: EV-30 Tumbler

Did you purchase the Expansion Pass? Bungie sent you a toy in the post…. Yeh they did… As a reward for purchasing The Dark Below, everyone who purchases it before 2015 will receive the Tumbler Sparrow on December 9th. If you have the expansion pass you will already have it waiting for you at the Postmaster. My opinion on the sparrow: it is … [More...]

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Destiny 1.03 Patch Notes

While you were sleeping Bungie snuck out the latest patch for Destiny last night. This is the patch they were referring to when the servers were brought down for maintenance last week. It’s about 2.44GB in size (at least on the PS4) and has a few handy new features, including more bounty slots, previewing shaders and emblems, and the new opt-in … [More...]

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Dragon Age Inquisition Trailer

So, who's excited? Official availability info: Dragon Age: Inquisition will be available for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, Xbox 360® videogame and entertainment system from Microsoft and PC via Origin … [More...]

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Destiny Downtime

In order to facilitate future updates Bungie will bringing down the servers for maintenance. There won’t be a patch but the servers will be ready for The Dark Below when it comes down the internet wires in a few weeks. Expect the servers to be down from 2am tomorrow morning (8am PST). For info on what future content is coming look no further … [More...]

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The Week In Destiny

It’s time to stop staring into caves and hoping it will become loot cave 3.0 and read about the latest week in Destiny While news has been very slow this week, there is still a little bit to talk about. First, Extra Life is coming up very soon, and the guys over at Guardian Radio have setup some fund raising in Destiny which Bungie themselves … [More...]

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