DuckTales: Remastered

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Publisher: Disney Interactive Studios

Console: WiiU, PS3, Xbox360 & PC

Players: 1

Genre: Action Platformer

Australian Release Date: August 13th, 2013

Australian Rating: G

Score: 7/10

 

DuckTales: Remastered is a high-definition remake of the original DuckTales game released in 1990. Play as Scrooge McDuck and traverse exotic levels to find rare treasures for the vault, or should I say “Money Bin”? Continue reading

Diablo III Taste Test

72851491UK_DIABLO3_SE_BOX.inddIf you follow my Facebook or Twitter you would have noticed that I was fortunate enough to win the chance to be one of the lucky few to be invited to the Sydney IGN Head Quarters for an exclusive pre-launch taste test of the console version of Diablo III. Here is the story of that adventure down memory lane. Continue reading

Xbox One: Gaming Console or Home Entertainment Unit

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Earlier today Microsoft revealed their next generation console, the Xbox One. If you haven’t seen the launch video, check it out here. Otherwise, I have put together some of the main points discussed and questions posed of Microsoft’s new baby. Continue reading

What’s So Special About the PS4?

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Hi guys. I’m sure you have all read the articles on the PS4 announcement earlier today, or even saw it yourself when you found time (if not, view it here), so I won’t bore you with the details. If you are interested in reading about them, go to the official PlayStation blog, or if you want to see a breakdown of the game developer videos, view them here. If you haven’t done so, I would recommend it as there are some amazing looking games set for the PS4 release. What I am going to discuss is some of the key features announced and my opinion of them. Continue reading

Mario Shroom Cupcakes

Hi guys, sorry it has been so long since I posted anything, but I’ve been going through a lot of major changes in my life. Most exciting of which is starting a degree at Qantm College in Sydney. It is a Bachelor of Interactive Entertainment in Games Design! They also do Animation, Programing, Graphic Design etc. (Audio and Film across the road at sister college SAE), so if you have ever been interested I recommend you check out the site at least. I made a 3D hand today, in 30mins, second lesson… (it wasn’t very good though, lol). But yes, big changes have held me back from really having anything to post. I, also, will be studying hard til December (so many new applications to learn to use), so my posts will remain limited in this time, but if I have anything interesting or that I am proud of, you guys will be the first to know 😉

The first of such feats is the making of these cupcakes. I made them for my “Grow Up and Get a Life” Party (ok, so it was more of a gaming, casual get together with a few people I have’t seen for ages) to celebrate turning 25 and starting my new course. I thought the theme was rather fitting. Continue reading

Pokémon Conquest (2012)

Publisher: Nintendo

Developer: Koei

Console: DS

Players: Single

Genre: Strategy

Australian Release Date: June 21st, 2012

Australian Rating: G

Score: 6/10

 

Pokémon Conquest was meant to be a combination of the two franchises Pokémon and Samurai Warriors, but it is more a combination of Pokémon Mystery Dungeon and Fire Emblem. If you like the Samurai Warriors games, this is nothing like it. The only way in which it is, is some of the characters and how each warlord wants to unite the nation under their rule. As for being like Pokémon, it is as far as the Mystery Dungeon spin-offs were. Each Pokémon only has one move. Continue reading

The Increasing Trend of Internet Dependence in the Gaming Industry

I recently moved. Thus my resulting hiatus from writing. I was stuck in that horrible limbo of having no internet at home until it gets set up, and I have come to some shouldn’t-be-so-surprising-but-you-just-never-notice realisations: too many video games rely on internet access and too many people (myself included) take internet access for granted.

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Pandora’s Tower (2012)

Publisher: Nintendo

Developer: Ganbarion

Console: Wii

Players: Single

Genre: Action

Australian Release Date: April 12, 2012

Australian Rating: G

Score: 5/10

 

Pandora’s Tower is set in a world recovering from and going back to war after an extended period of peace. Elena, a village girl chosen to sing at the kingdom’s harvest festival is cursed and turned into a beast. Playing as Aeron, a former soldier from a neighbouring kingdom, and Elena’s love, guided by the mysterious Mavda you must help stop Elena from transforming completely by feeding her “beast flesh”. This is found in the 13 Towers housing 12 chains holding together a magical “Scar” in the world, but to break the curse permanently, you must feed her the “Master Flesh” from each tower’s guardian, which to get to you must break these chains. What makes things harder for Elena is that she is a devout follower of the Aios religion, which strictly forbids the eating of meat.  Continue reading

Torchlight 2 (beta)

Publisher: Perfect World

Developer: Runic Games

Console: PC

Players: Single/Multiplayer

Genre: Adventure RPG

Beta Weekend Date: May 18 – 22, 2012

Score: 8/10

 

It seems to be the time for beta testing. So many larger name games are coming out this year and most of them are having relatively open betas… open so far as all you really need to do is sign up, either to the game site directly or through a gaming website which has been given multiple codes. If I ever hear about these beta code giveaways I always pass them on through my Facebook page or Twitter. This beta review, however, is about Torchlight 2, so here we go. Continue reading