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Destiny (PlayStation 4)

Having established a name for itself with the Halo series for Microsoft, Bungie’s next title is a first person shooter universe for Activision. The world and characters may be different, but the familiar well-tuned gameplay remains intact. This time, however, the scale has been ramped up to include players from around the world.

FIFA 15 (PlayStation 4)

2014 was a FIFA World Cup year, though Electronic Arts’ FIFA 14 actually came out last year and was themed around the journey to the tournament. FIFA 14 was also notable in that it was the first time the series came to the current generation of consoles. Now that the World Cup in Brazil has wrapped up, FIFA 15 has the opportunity to accurately recreate the experience.

IN PICTURES: Thousands of gamers flock to EB Games Expo

EB Games Australia's annual expo is in Sydney's Olympic Park from October 3 to 5. The three-day event (which is scheduled to coincide with the school holidays) hosts game developers and publishers, alongside manufacturers, each claiming their stake across the giant Dome; there's consoles, PCs, accessories, toys, collectibles, cosplay, DJs, robot wars, and of course, a wide array of big titles, and hands-on preview sessions of yet-to-be-launched games for those willing to brave the lines.

Metro Redux (PlayStation 4)

Last year’s Metro: Last Light stood out for its impressive graphics and frantic gameplay, though the franchise got off to a rocky start with 2010’s Metro 2033. The first game did not benefit from the same level of polish as the sequel, which meant it went mostly under the radar when it came out. Publisher Deep Silver is hoping to give the two games a second lease of life with upgraded ports for PlayStation 4.

The Sims 4 (PC)

For more than a decade, The Sims games have allowed gamers to experiment with digital realities where anything can happen. After creating a Sim, you are in charge of shaping their evolution and development, as well as relationships and community involvement. Every new iteration of the game has added a new layer of depth and polish to the concept, and the Sims 4 promises to be the more immersive than before.

Valve sued by ACCC over Steam's refund policy

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has initiated Federal Court proceedings against online game disributor Valve for allegedly misleading Australian customers on their rights to a refund.

One Piece: Unlimited World Red (PlayStation 3)

As One Piece continues its reign as one of the most popular pop culture properties in Japan, another game has come out on PlayStation 3. Instead of being a sequel to last year’s One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2, the latest addition returns the franchise to the Ultimate sub-series last represented by 2009’s One Piece: Unlimited Cruise. This change has resulted in more RPG elements being infused into the action adventure property.

Grid Autosport (Xbox 360)

Barely a year has passed and Codemasters has released a new instalment to its Grid racing series. Considering there was a five year gap between the first game and Grid 2, the quick release of Grid Autosport comes as a pleasant surprise.

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