DuckTales: Remastered

Developer: CapcomDuckTalesRemastered_PS3Case

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

Dead Island

Developer: Techland

Console: 360, PS3, PC

Synopsis: You play one of a team of four people whom wake up one morning in the hotel resort on the island of Banoi, where you were holidaying.  Suddenly, you have a voice directing you out of the hotel, which is now infested with zombies.   So this, like many games of the same ilk, has you working through a plot whose ultimate goal is to escape before you yourself are zombie chowder.

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Far Cry 3

Developer: Ubisoft

Console: 360, PS3, PC

Synopsis: You play as Jason Brody, whom is on holiday with his brother and friends.   They skydive onto a war-torn island, where they are captured by the psychotic Vaas.   Brody escapes, and begins a mission to save his friends and leave the island.   The longer he is there though, the more entrenched he becomes in the island’s tribal culture.

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Wii U Premium Pack – A Review by Film Nerd

Developed by: Nintendo

Accessories: Wii U Gamepad, Stylus, HDMI cable, NintendoLand game, Console AC adapter, Gamepad A adapter, Gamepad charging cradle, Game Stand, Console Stand, sensor bar.

Synopsis: This is Nintendo’s latest gaming console, which is a significant upgrade of their previous release, the Wii console.   The most significant advances with this console are the Gamepad, which is a controller with its own screen, introducing a new level of interactivity.   This is also the first Nintendo console to provide true HD gaming experience, with the console being supplied with a HDMI cable.

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HALO 4 – A Review by Film Nerd

Developer: 343

Console: 360

Synopsis: Bungie may not be back, but 343 takes over and returns us to the world of grunts, brutes, Cortana, and of course, the Master Chief.   While following on from the events of Halo 3, this game does also do a lot more to investigate Master Chief’s origins.   At the same time, a new threat to humanity is revealed, the Prometheans, ultimately leading to the discovery of our new big bad, the Didact.

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007 Legends – A Review by Film Nerd

Developer: Eurocom, Activision

Consoles: PS3, 360, Wii U, PS Vita, PC

Cast: Daniel Craig, Judi Dench, Michael Lonsdale, Richard Kiel, Carey Lowell, Toby Stephens

Synopsis: This game was released specifically as a celebration of 50 years of James Bond.   As such, it includes 6 missions, each representing one film of each man to have played Ian Fleming’s super-spy.   Bond and M are played by Craig and Dench respectively throughout.

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