Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Where to buy Deus Ex: Mankind Divided and Worms W.M.D. in Australia

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided and Worms W.M.D. (two games that have featured on our Release Dates page) have been recently released so for those of you here in Australia wondering where you can pick it up, I've done a bit of the legwork for you and checked out the following stores:

  • Steam
  • GOG
  • Target
  • Big W
  • JB Hi-Fi
  • EB Games
  • Origin
  • UPlay

I haven't included key resellers or online stores like Ozgameshop since apparently these sites are considered to be part of the "grey market" by some, so deal with them at your own risk.

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

While the console versions of Deus Ex: Mankind Divided are being sold at quite a few retailers, the PC one is only available from EB Games, JB Hi-Fi and Steam. Square Enix don't seem to be price gouging on the Steam store as the price is actually quite similar to the retail price for physical copies here in Australia. So you can get a copy of Deus Ex: Mankind Divided for just under $80 AUD. It just depends on whether you want a physical copy or a digital only copy (and whether you're one of those Steam fanbois that just has to have the Steam version of a game to add to their library).

Worms W.M.D.

You can only get a digital-only copy of Worms W.M.D. and only from GOG and Steam. Again, the prices are comparable after you take the current exchange rate into account. So the choice mainly boils down to whether you want a DRM-free copy of the game to add to your GOG library or whether you want a Steam copy of the game.

So are you getting any of these two games? If so, where are you buying them from?

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

New Rainbow Six Siege Operator announced (okay... not really)

Coast to coast, LA to Chicago, western male. Across the north and south, to Key Largo, love for sale.

But wouldn't it be awesome if you could play as a Smooth Operator? No need to ask.

Seriously though, when the new Japanese operators come out in the next DLC they'd better have Voltron as a unique ability. Or Godzilla...

Monday, August 22, 2016

Choicest VGM - VGM #244 - Sid Meier's Colonization - Love Forever (Amiga)

Original Soundtrack composed by: Jeffery L. Briggs, Ken Lagace and Roland J. Rizzo

Amiga Soundtrack by: Allister Brimble and Anthony Putson

"Love Forever" is one of the "Independence Tunes" that you might hear while playing Sid Meier's Colonization. Indeed, the goal of the game is to eventually declare independence from your mother land, fight a War of Independence and win it - no easy feat! I'm not quite sure why a military marching theme is called "Love Forever" but hey, there you go.

This track is from the Amiga version of the game which sounds quite superior to the DOS version, so I'll probably just end up using these tracks instead of the good ol' MIDI tracks of the DOS version :). The original soundtrack was composed by Jeffery L. Briggs, Ken Lagace and Roland J. Rizzo but the Amiga version was composed by Allister Brimble and Anthony Putson (and they're definitely no strangers to composing music for PC games :)).

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