Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 18 Feb 2015

There’s a new, new Nintendo 3DS out this month. A hardware update that packs some extra processing power and a few other additions, the device comes in two flavours: A big screen handheld that can be used to flatten Parktown Prawns, and a smaller pocket-size version which is ideal for my lady-sized hands. Both options are available locally, as compared to the US of A where only the bigger console is on sale. And that’s because Nintendo wants to expand their presence in the US by keeping the offerings simple.

Posted by Zoe Hawkins - 17 Feb 2015

Oh, the privacy scare mongering that happens online. I still giggle at people who copy and paste that dumb Facebook status about all their pictures belonging to them - as if anyone could believe that would actually impact privacy rules. There is a lot of misinformation out there, but the latest claim is really quite worrying.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 31 Mar 2014

TEN-HUT! At ease gentlemen. I know the fighting has been hard in Company of Heroes 2, but as I sit in my comfy office, I just want you all to know that sending in wave after wave of troops to die in battle, has not been a battle fought in vain. Thanks to those gallant sacrifices, we have managed to move my drinks cabinet several feet closer to the enemy line. And that is why I feel that you all deserve an expansion.

Posted by Zoe Hawkins - 12 Dec 2013

Steam is contacting the 300 selected beta testers to start keeping an eye out for a delivery truck. That's right, they're shipping out Steam Machines and controllers to the testers tomorrow. But none of us need to frantically check our emails.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 05 Feb 2013

With the gaming industry having finished picking who and what they wanted from the leftovers of THQ, there was still one fine studio that was left forever alone. It looked like nobody wanted a slice of Darksiders developer Vigil Games, until Crytek swooped in and formed a new studio with that staff, Crytek USA. So what’s up first for the new studio then? Darksiders 3? Nope!

Posted by Geoffrey Tim - 29 Jan 2013

One of the saddest things to come out of THQ’s recent dissolution and auction is that nobody picked up Vigil Game, the developers of Darksiders. As a result, that studio now no longer exists – but thanks to Crytek, its memory might yet live on.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 22 Jan 2013

There are few game developers on the market these days that have a legacy that lasts beyond a few years. Studios come and go, and last year saw no shortage of developers being forced to close shop. One such prolific developer happens to be Atari. From it’s time as a console giant in an emerging market, to the days it was forced to look towards a new direction developing only games, Atari has been through the best and worst times that the industry could possibly throw at it. And the times they are a changin’, but not for the better, as Atari US has had to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 04 Oct 2012

Here’s a drinking game challenge for you. Grab a pile of Assassin’s Creed trailers, watch ‘em, and have a drink every time our new protagonist Connor kills an American. Try that, and you’ll soon find yourself more sober than a straight edge tattoo convention. And while Assassin’s Creed 3 may be perceived as a pro-USA game that emphasises a Team America spirit, it’s actually less of that, and more of a history lesson, says one of its designers.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 09 May 2012

I’ve got to be honest here, and admit to how much I love the Americans and their culture. It’s shaped so many of us, through their media and influence, and while I’m not always a fan of their politics, I’ve met enough lovable Yanks, that I’ve actually formed long-lasting friendships with.

I’m also rather jelly about the intense level of patriotism that the country has, an ideal which doesn’t always gel well with the rest of the world.

With Assassin’s Creed 3 set in the founding age of America, you’d be forgiven for thinking that we’d be rushing headfirst into a game that’s all stars and stripes while bald eagles fly over a raucous display of explosions and cannon fire.

Except that in Assassin’s Creed 3, America doesn’t even exist yet.

Posted by Geoffrey Tim - 07 Nov 2011

If you’ve ever wondered why gaming’s such big business these days, consider this: Microsoft’s confirmed the company’s sold more than 57 million 360’s since the console launched in 2005. That, in case large number escape your grasp, is a heck of a lot of consoles.

Posted by Geoffrey Tim - 13 Jan 2009

It’s been almost a year since Toshiba threw in the towel for ill-fated HD-DVD. While sales of the Blu-Ray format have yet to reach the levels of current home video king DVD, market penetration (*chortle*) is on an incline. Figures show that of the almost 11 million blu-ray players sold in the US, over 70% are in the form of Sony’s black wonderbox. Despite the presence of cheaper players, many pundits still see the PS3 as good value. I heard it’s because it plays games too, but I don’t like to report on unsubstantiated rumours. This leaves me wondering something : Is the PS3 responsible for Blu-Ray’s success, or is Blu-Ray carrying the PS3? Source :

Posted by Gavin Mannion - 03 Sep 2008

Microsoft has serious problems trying to keep things secret with their latest big secret being released about two weeks ago by Internet sites all over the planet.

Well Major Nelson has now come out and confirmed that the $199 Xbox 360 Arcade is in fact arriving and it is arriving 2 days earlier than expected.

As of the 5th of September (tomorrow) the US prices will drop to the following.