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    This is hilarious:
    http://www.youmightlikethis.com/2011/01/this-is-america/

      The stupidity that humankind can possess astounds me sometimes.

      BAHAHAHAHA.

      That is so awesome. "My fear of mustard and pickles is ruining my life!"

    MADTOD'S ADVENTURE GAME
    (© 1998 CapComputer)

    YOU ARE IN A ROOM FULL OF MARK SERREL'S PANTS. AN OVERWHELMING STENCH OF STUPIDITY COMES FROM A CORNER HIDDEN BEHIND A PARTICULARLY UNUSED PAIR OF PANTS.

    TO YOUR LEFT IS A WILD JIMU HSIEN. TO YOUR RIGHT IS THE JOKER FROM BATMAN. AND I'M STUCK IN THE MIDDLE WITH YOU*.

    WHAT DO YOU DO?
    _________________________________________________
    > SMELL PANTS
    > FOLLOW THE STENCH OF STUPIDITY
    > ENGAGE IN BATTLE WITH THE WILD JIMU HSIEN
    > TALK TO THE JOKER
    > GET STUCK IN THE MIDDLE WITH ME

    *"Clowns to the left of me, jokers to the right..."

      Well, I don't know why I came here tonight, I got the feeling that something ain't right...
      So I guess I'll just

      >GET STUCK IN THE MIDDLE WITH YOU

        Just realised, I didn't say "and I'm wondering what it is I should do" Damn, that would have worked so well.

        YOU GET STUCK IN THE MIDDLE WITH ME. UNFORTUNATELY, GETTING 'STUCK' MEANT GETTING STABBED, SO YOU PROMPTLY HAVE A KNIFE IMPLANTED INTO YOUR STOMACH. AFTER THIS, YOU ENDURE A WORSE FATE, AND ARE FORCED TO WATCH 'THE MIDDLE' FOR 4 HOURS STRAIGHT.

        AFTER THIS ORDEAL:
        AS YOU LOOK AROUND, YOU WONDER WHAT IT IS YOU SHOULD DO. IS IT COOL TO GO TO SLEEP ON THE FLOOR? YOU DON'T THINK YOU CAN TAKE ANY MORE. YET AGAIN, JIMU TO THE LEFT OF YOU, THE JOKER TO THE RIGHT, AND YOU'RE STUCK IN THE MIDDLE WITH ME.

        THE STENCH OF STUPIDITY HAS INCREASED IN STRENGTH, PERHAPS IT SHOULD USE DEODERANT.

        WHAT DO YOU DO?
        ________________________________________________
        > GIVE DEODERANT TO THE STENCH
        > FIND PATRICIA HEATON AND MURDER HER, PREVENTING MORE EPISODES OF 'THE MIDDLE'
        > KEEP SINGING 'STUCK IN THE MIDDLE WITH YOU'
        > USE YOUR PENSION PLUS THE MORTGAGE FROM YOUR HOUSE TO PUT THE DEPOSIT DOWN ON A NINTENDO 3DS.

          KEEP SINGING!

            YOU KEEP SINGING 'STUCK IN THE MIDDLE WITH YOU' BY STEALERS WHEEL.

            YOU GET SO ENTHRALLED IN YOUR OWN SINGING THAT YOU DON'T NOTICE JO CASTING A FIREBALL. SOON, THE ENTIRE ROOM IS ON FIRE.

            YOU PANIC AND TRY TO PUT THEM OUT, BUT TO NO AVAIL.

            JUST BEFORE THE FLAMES ARE ABOUT TO ENGULF YOU, YOU SEE A SHADOWY FIGURE STEP THROUGH THEM.

            COULD THIS BE YOUR SAVIOUR?

            NO.

            YOU GET EATEN BY THE GRUE.

            GAME OVER.

      CAST: FIREBALL!

        Dammit Jo, that was going to be my next response.

        *Sigh*

        YOU CAST A FIREBALL. IT CASCADES THROUGH THE AIR IN THE EXACT SAME WAY THAT A CHAIR DOES NOT. THE FIRST THINK IT HITS IS A PAIR OF SERREL'S PANTS.

        ALIGHT WITH GOLDEN FIRE, THEY SET ALL SURROUNDING PANTS ON FIRE AS WELL. THE JOKER SCREAMS AS HE BURNS. IT'S A CRITICAL HIT! IT'S SUPER EFFECTIVE!

        THE STENCH OF STUPIDITY INTENSIFIES THROUGH THE SMOKE AND FORMS A STUPID-TYPE DEMON. IT CAN ONLY USE STUPID-TYPE MOVES. THE DEMON USES SPLASH. IT'S SUPER EFFECTIVE.

        JIMU QUICKLY COMMENTS ABOUT THE FIRE ON KOTAKU BEFORE HE GTFO'S OF THERE.

        WHAT DO YOU DO?
        _________________________________________
        > CAST: FIREBALL
        > USE SPLASH
        > EVOLVE
        > USE A SNEAK ATTACK ON THE FIRE.

          Throw shoe.

            That fire sure is HOT!

            Im gaining triple froh ovaries...OF THERE!

            YOU THROW A SHOE. UNFORTUNATELY, DUE TO THE FACT THAT THIS IS ONLY A METAPHYSICAL RALIETY, THE SHOE TURNS INTO A RHINO BEFORE HITTING ITS INTENDED TARGET.

            THE RHINO RIDES THROUGH A WAVE OF STUPIDITY FORMED THROUGH THE EVOLUTION OF STENCH WHILE AN INNUENDO FLOATS MERCILESSLY ON THE BACK OF A THEMATIC CONCERN.

            ALL THIS TALK TRANSFORMS YOU INTO A MOVIE REVIEWER!

            WHAT DO YOU DO?!
            _________________________________________
            > WRITE HATEFUL COMMENTS ABOUT ALL MOVIES BECAUSE YOU AREN'T TALENTED ENOUGH TO MAKE YOUR OWN
            > JOIN ROGER EBERT IN THE DEBATE ABOUT 'GAMES BEING ART'
            > BE A TWAT (THIS SKILL IS PASSIVE AND AUTOMATICALLY SELECTED)
            > CHANGE CAREERS

              > CORRECT SPELLING

              YOU CORRECT YOUR SPELLING BEFORE ANYONE NOTICES. YOU RAPIDLY CHANGE "RALIETY" TO "REALITY".

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        YOU'VE UNLOCKED ULTIMATE MODE!

        YOU CAN NOW TYPE IN LOWER CAPS AS WELL AS UPPER CAPS!

        CoNgRaTuLaTiOnS!!!

          wOw 4 lYk srSlY? nW aLl My jUstIn bIeBer fRiEnDs cAn c lYk hoW aWsUm i aM!!!11111!!!!

          Sorry, I just saw an idiot post using this kind of spelling and grammar on my cousin's facebook. I honestly don't get why people do this (not you Tad). It took me 2 or 3 times longer to type like that, as opposed to typing with real proper engrish.

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    GODDAMMIT!
    I bought Trials HD finally.

    dgha;dfufhf

    I think i posted some reasonable times for my first fling at it. Adds heaps more to the game have all of your fine names pop up on the leaderboard.

      Welcome. It sure is more fun when you can see others on the leaderboards. Be sure to send slightly offensive messages on Xbl when you beat someone.

      Good luck mate.

      I soooo need to buy an Xbox 360.
      I think I'll do it the manly way though. I'll buy an RRODed one from ebay and fix it...
      :D

        let me know how you get on with that. I have 1 successful repair (2-3 years and still going strong!) but about 3-4 that have worked for 2 weeks then failed again? I used the Xclamp fix from Germany for all of them, no heat gun, just using the reheat/overheat with the fan disconnected after the repair... If you have better luck, let me know what you did.

          Did you try making the screws tighter?
          I've heard that that can help.

            Yep, but still no luck. I know they can be fixed because they did work for a couple of weeks, so i think the next step is the heat gun....

      Feel free to add me if you want another to compete with - lord knows I could use another active player who isn't FatShady.

      gamertag - sledcommando

        Can I add you even though I dont have trials?

        I just like to compare gaaaaaaaames...

    My Dad is going to buy a Toyota Aurion sometime soon. The Toyota salesman he's been talking too has a rather interesting last name. His last name is Butt. No, seriously, I'm not kidding. Poor guy. I bet he's glad he's not a school teacher...

      Nemo touched the butt!!

      First name?

      Ima
      Iva
      Intoo
      Dick
      Siggi Ret
      Touch
      Smelli
      Big
      Round
      Large
      Grabba
      Humon Gus
      Cute

    I know some fellow Kotakuites were complaining about the price of the 3DS. Well how about this for a pre-order deal.

    First 200 to pre-order from Dick Smith get the 3DS for $298 as well as a free game of their choice from Rayman 3D, Ghost Recon 3D or Raving Rabbits 3D.

    (I don't work for them or anything - just offering to those who thought the 3DS was too expensive).

    Linky here: http://dicksmith.com.au/offer/3dspreorder

      Another fail.

      All those games r SHHHii...not to my liking.

        But it is still $50 off RRP - much better then anyone else has offered yet... You can also use the coupon HIGH5 to get another 5% off and get it down to $283.

          Valid point.
          I will still be holding my fingers in my ears LALALALALALALALAAAAAAAAAAA
          I can't hear youuuu

      As a matter of principle, I'm not going to do it (even though I can actually afford this one) because it is STILL $50 more than the American RRP...

      Also, slightly off topic, but:
      Mark, do you know when we should be recieving our copies of Ghost Trick? I have a mate who wants to try it, and I told him I won a copy that I could lend to him.

        I'm not gonna buy it either. Despite that I could afford this too, I don't find it value for money. This plus region locking, I predict the following headline in the future:
        "Nintendo 3DS and game sales very low in Australia, Nintendo points finger at piracy" cuz we be a pirate country ARR! :P

        I'm choosing to look at it this way, at that price ($300 that is), it is an almost direct conversion from the Japanese price of 25,000 yen, so, I consider it to be a fair price at that point.

      If I had a credit card I would be buying this so hard right now.

      Screw principles and the promises I made to myself!

    No handle

    U c this yet?

    http://www.comicsalliance.com/2011/02/09/new-batman-arkham-city-miniseries-videogame-prequel/

      I was going to get on here today and have a rant about no info for this game! You just made my day.

    was playing minecraft last night and I got so excited when I finally dug down deep enough to see some new blocks! EEEEE!! Something besides cobblestone!! Turns out it's bloody indestructable bedrock!! ARRRRRRRGGGH!!!

      Start digging around the bedrock area then, I did that, found gold, iron, coal, redstone, lots.

      Yeah mate, read the tip I left you yesterday. The bottom 5 layers can contain bedrock, come up a further 5 layers, and just dig a massive tunnel (will take some time) but at that level you will find many diamonds! :D

    Nohandle!

    http://www.comicsalliance.com/2011/02/09/happy-birthday-bruce-timm-gallery/

    Everyone else should look at this too!

      WOW!
      They are amazing!!!! You topped yourself within two comments. A few questions..
      Is the blonde below Etrigan Zantanna or just a hottie in fishnets?
      Who is the xwoman above spiderwoman? Cos it's the Livewire character model from Superman TAS.
      Am i a thief if i just downloaded all of these?
      Did you find yourself looking at the last one for just a little to long?
      That one of Harley and her gun is my alltime favourite. I finally got to the Harley Origins episode last night, they left it three before the show ended for good.

        The blond is Black Canary, you HEATHEN!

        Don't know her name but she was from Mike Allred's crazy run on X-Force, which was rebranded X-Statix just for him.

        There was another more exciting than the last for me, after relooking I can't recall which one...

        My fav Harley is the one with the film.

          LOL, sorry. Wiki-ing it up now. :P
          To atone for my sins i found out that the chick is U-go Girl and that x-statix is just weird.

    **Minecraft Server update**

    My server is still laggy as hell so not happy to get you guys into it. It does work, but to open a chect can take between a second and 40 of them!!!

    So, i propose an alternative.

    There is a US based server that is public and seems to be a decent group of guys on it. The basically wanted to create the single player experieince but with more people.

    The server details are

    98.222.211.44:25565

    Just enter this in the multiplayer details and it should work. Type t to start text chat.

    It seems like a bunch of people are just now building their houses and making a space for themselves.

    I think it could be a bit of fun to make a team of sorts and work on a project together within this server.

    What would be good is a dedicated chat channel or system or something. I have used teamspeak, xfire but there may be others. Can someone suggest a chat system that we can all access and use while playing?

    It will give us something to do until another server can be sorted out???

    Also, I just decided that we should all get a uniform. I will try to make a kotaku player skin!!!! that would be freaking awesome. If anyone has made a player skin before, let me know where to start... there are some kool ones out there!

    Let me know if you want in?

      I'd love to join in!

      I'll also make the skin as a sign of repayment! :)

        Well, I think there should be a Kotaku competition (no prizes or anything as I dont want to sound needy) but we should all post our skins, Kotaku themed and we can then pick the winner that we all play with.

        Alternatively, we create awesome ones and we can have a variety... I have never skinned one before, but if you want to do one yourself, check this out:

        http://www.minecraftforum.net/viewtopic.php?t=4843

          I beat you to posting that link by two minutes :P
          It's down a bit lower

            You win the URL posting competition..

              Enjoy it while it lasts Braycen. If you going to buy Trials this is THE LAST TIME you will ever beat Fatshady MBA :D

      Sorry man, if I could, I'd run my own server. You know I would be capable of running it. But I'm not living in my own place yet so I have to follow the rules of two trolls I live with :P. I will be in my own place in two years but so much could change by then in terms of what we're playing.

      I'll be up to joining that server, but I won't be building anything big. Depends on how quiet we can keep this. Cuz I don't like going to a server I don't know, you could get anybody there that could easily ruin your day. If I try to build something grand and spectacular, the next day it might be destroyed by some random that loved TNT too much.

      So what I'm gonna do is make a place FAR away from everybody else, and build a massive tower to help guide me back rather than a torch breadcrumb path. I just gotta make sure I don't die lol

      Oh yeah and I'm sticking to my Sora skin, that'll be my uniform xD

        How much bandwidth would it take up?

          Well I've got 256k cable modem at my place. I didn't see any impact while FatShady was running around my server. He had absolutely no lag from what he told me. It shouldn't take much at all to run it. I think that the server we tried has too much allocated bandwidth for their currently running games and it isn't enough for minecraft connections on top of that. My theory anyway.

          Read up on it but it seems to take quite a bit. Even if you kept it small it would still chew through your bandwidth. In saying that, if you have a good cap or unlimited plan it could be worth looking at?

            Mmm we have a 100g cap but don't use all that much of it usually.
            I'll look into it.

              Nevermind, my spare computer would not be able to handle many players.
              Really need a proper server.

      Use this for making skins http://www.minecraftforum.net/viewtopic.php?t=4843
      I've used it before, It's quite good. It has a real-time preview of what the skin will look like on minecraft man. I haven't bought Minecraft yet, sometime soon I will though...

      The easiest way to make a skin is via the minecraft skin creator thing, it's some program, I don't know where it is, but I'm fairly sure you can find it via the minecraft wiki.

      If you don't use it, you have to edit the texture based on a simple basis system, and it's not too hard, but you'll want to remember to change the colour atlas for the image, as it's very limited to begin with.

      Geeez! Sounds awesome and all, but I tried getting in and the server is already full! *sobs into a hanky

        My theory.

        1pm in Aus is 8PM in Chi-town, where this is hosted.

        So, everyone is online now and maxed out the server.

        The time difference should work in our fav:

        AUS Chicago
        7PM 2am
        12AM 7am

        If we play all night, everyone will be sleeping in the US so there *may* be room.

        Not a bad theory huh? We can test it out later tonight and see what happens?

          Seems hopeful :D Shame about the dedicated one though, would have been good to know our creations would be safe.
          Can you add me on Steam? Username: Qumulys

          In other news, I just went to the Netherworld. Looks heaps good, collected some glowstone before I ran back to the sunny safety of my little pond. :D

      Found a list of Aussie servers.

      http://www.minecraft.net.au/discussion/4/list-of-aussie-minecraft-servers/p1

      Simplicity seems to be the biggest, has a bit of lag but I dunno what is considered heaps.
      Seems to be a free-build world with different kits.

      Do we want a Survival or Free build world?

    Kotaku Community Skin for use in Minecraft:
    http://img809.imageshack.us/img809/3594/kotakuguy.png

    rename it to "char.png" then upload it to http://www.minecraft.net/skin/

    I hope you guys like it! :)

      Dude, nice. Is that headphones? Love it. Can only view at work so it is 60px high or so, but can't wait to check it out at home tonight. I am still going to make one, just as an alternative.

      Good job!

      How about this?

      just checking if html code works in comments, if it doesn't just go here http://i1206.photobucket.com/albums/bb449/lamboman007/Minecraft%20Kotaku%20AU/screen1.png
      http://i1206.photobucket.com/albums/bb449/lamboman007/Minecraft%20Kotaku%20AU/screen2.png
      http://i1206.photobucket.com/albums/bb449/lamboman007/Minecraft%20Kotaku%20AU/kotakuguy2.png

    Mark!~

    Did you say hello to Super Metroid for me?
    Was F-Zero there?

      The million dollar question is does Mark have a 3DS to play with.....?

        NO!
        IT"S:
        Did you say hello to Super Metroid for me?

    Qumulys!

    Your xbox is en-route!

    Funnily enough, I *did* find it difficult to get to a post office the last couple of days :) But it's in the mail as of this morning and will probably get to you early next week?

      *removes all clothes
      Proceeds to to a Ren & Stimpy happy happy joy joy dance in front of the Kotaku world.
      I ammmm sooooo pumped to be finally able to join in the Trials shenanigans. Thanks a heap Batguy, a very touching thing you did for me :D I cant wait for the box of goodness to arrive, I wont sleep!

      Hows the little guy going? Got used to the whole nappy thing yet? All I remember was a sloppy green abomination one day that made me lose an awesome schnitzel roll I had for lunch.

        He's doing really well, came home just last night. Nappies don't bother me too much right now but I'm pretty sure they get much much worse...

        I'll give you the tracking details for the package later tonight. Then you can spend the next few days obsessively hitting F5!

      Batguy, how bout a name? Did you go with Robin, Richard or Timothy.....?

        Jason... middlenames Todd.

          NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
          He'll grow up to ba a hubcap stealing murdleriser!

        Tom... it's *almost* Tim, right? Actually, missed opportunity now that I think about it. First name Tim, second name Drake could have been a simultaneous Batman and Uncharted tribute. Damn, too late now!

    Hey Jimu, what do you think of Spidey joining FF?

      Woohoo!!!!
      http://blastr.com/2011/02/nathan-fillion-cast-as-new-green-lantern-really.php

      Yeah, s'allright.
      Not paticularly new ground.

      Love those new costumes though!

        I didn't think spidey could do white. I was wrong!
        Did you suss out that comic convention link?
        Any artists worth checking out?

          Post the link again, I can't remember...

          Spidey can do white, yellow, black whatever. He's had more costume changes than...someone who's had a lot of costume changes...

          Those designs are sweet, very future!

            http://www.nycbm.com/

              Billy Tucci
              Sean Chen

              And most important

              Bill Sienkiewics

              You will love his dirty, muchly!

                Thank you!!
                Another Spiderman http://www.zentai.hk/golden-shiny-metallic-unisex-spiderman-zentai-costume-p-11.html

                damn, link spoils the surprise!!!
                Mark Texeira looks cool to.
                I have sussed that Black Panther TV series, It's motion comic "styled" but still animated. Will get if i see it cheap in US

            In response to spidey colors..
            http://www.zentai.hk/play-costumes-spiderman-costumes-c-1_11.html?page=2&sort=20a
            Some colors just don't work LOL
            BTW have you played Shattered Dimensions? Thoughts?

              NO WAY, they're all good. Spidey can do no wrong!

              SD: Written by Slott who is currently doing a decent job on AMazing SM.

              Doesn't mean a lot though, Bendis the USM writer who is the best SM writer IMHO wrote the USM game and it was poo poo.

              I aint played, obliviously...

    I'm going to start getting my xbox games through online shopping.
    Having heard of the delivery times for ozgameshop...

    Can I please source recommendations for reliable online stores?

      I haven't had a problem with OZgamehop to be honest. Hasn't taken longer than 10 working days (apart from the Christmas period/Heathrow closed craziness at the end of last year.)

      Zavvi is ok, they just seem to take about 12-15 working days on average for me.

      Those are the main two I use, the third being eBay.

      My brother ordered Black Ops from Ozgameshop on a sunday, received it on the Monday of the following week (as in 8 days later). No problems at all.

      I have never used but have heard good things

      http://www.game-lane.com.au/

      I have used these guys

      http://stores.ebay.com.au/Aussie-Gamer

      or you can always just check here

      http://vgprices.com/

        I've bought from game-lane, they are quite good.
        I've only ordered from them once, I bought NFS:HP Limited Edition for PC for $60. Only problem was that when the game came out, they found out they wouldn't be able to import the LE, so they asked me if I wanted a full refund or just a refund on the difference between it and the regular edition ($5) and they would ship that version to me instead. I chose to get the regular instead of the full refund, and that is how I started my career as an ultra l33t street racer...

      I've used OzGameShop a fair bit and never had a real problem. What you need to remember is they're still coming from the UK, even though it's called OZ game shop.
      So basically they're as fast, if not faster than most other things posted via Royal Mail or whatever the UK AusPost equivalent is called. That is to say, unpredictable.

      The important thing is that OzGameShop do everything tight on their end with friendly customer service and prompt dispatch. What happens after though is out of their hands.

        That sounds good, I had heard of some bad experiences (2 weeks+) with OzGameShop.

        Their customer service people were pretty good, yeah, quick responses when I had a question about their DA2 preorder.

          What did u ask? What did they say?
          I went ahead and preordered without thinking!

            I asked about the DLC content (they use UK versions) and whether it would work on Aussie Xboxs/PCs.

            They promised it was all 100% compatible, and Google seemed to back it up. The discs for Xbox games often even have UK/Euro stickers on them, so I think it's compatible.

            I hope they're right...

              If it's anything like other UK game versions' DLC you definitely have nothing to worry about. I've bought Australian DLC for UK games and it worked, also codes for UK DLC that came with UK games have worked fine in the AU store.

                From what I was told right here in TAY.

                PS3 games are region free but DLC is not

                360 games are region locked but DLC is not.

                Good one major corporations...another win for stupidity!

                  I'm pretty sure the reason UK DLC is compatible with AU games and vice versa but US is not is the old PAL/NTSC divide, but yes the whole thing is an exercise is over-complication and moronity. wait, is 'moronity' even a word? Oh well, it is now.

      Thanks guys.

      Good help.

      OzGameShop it is.

        If you do have any concerns, hop on over to their thread in the Whirlpool forums: http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/forum-replies.cfm?t=1557718
        They've got a representative there who tries (every night or 2) to reply to anybody asking about, well, anything.

    Is a slow TAy today...

      Sorry, I was out all day. And all the comic talk and server technobabble makes my eyes glaze over. :P

      OH! I replied to you in Tell Us Dammit....

        You in Bris, right?

        Head down to the local library, book a comic called Kabuki: Alchemy by David Mack.

        Then we can talk comics.

        Also I replied to you in thingy...

          I'm bad at library stuffs, I read things quickly and then forget I have them so I get loads of fines.

          I did some research on that Kabuki series though and it's interesting enough sounding that I may just buy it.

            The library sends out emails 3 days before books are due and then again if late.

            But yeah Kabuki is great.

            Circle of blood is also worth a read and if you like them...everything else.

      Kotakudos for the pun.

    I'm on Triple J at at about 5.30-5.45 talking about Guitar Hero if anyone's interested. Thought I'd give you guys the heads up.

      w00! say hi to the doctor for us! i'll be listening for sure!

      not sure if you know mr serrels, but the doctor is a guitar god! he used to play lead for Frenzal Rhomb! He's a fucking legend! I wonder how much he sucks at Guitar hero? :0

      Bah, I quite literally do not have a radio at home, and, in being an L's driver, don't have the keys to the cars..... :(

        5 hours too late, but, you can always stream radio shows from their website these days.

      Listening now, longing for your voice.

      wait, what?

      Looks like you dont need a video game about talking on the radio.

      I didn't see this, but I worked a bit late tonight, and had the radio on during the car trip home. Was excited!

      Mark is on Triple J lamenting the loss of gutar hero while at the same time Dragon Age isn't worth his time...

        *shakes fist*

    Hey Mark, do you think you would be able to set up a Minecraft Server at Kotaku AU HQ? You could probably set up FatShady as the admin.
    Could you? Please? Pretty please?
    No?
    ...

    Hey Mark, are you able to set up a minecraft server at Kotaku AU HQ? You could make FatShady an admin.
    Will you? Please? Pretty please? Pretty please with a blocky cake on top?

      Woops, didn't think the first one had got through...

    Kotaku Australia Minecraft Logo!
    http://i1206.photobucket.com/albums/bb449/lamboman007/Minecraft%20Kotaku%20AU/kotakuaumc.png
    :D

    Can anyone confirm or deny what I read on Wikipedia today?

    Appaz on PS3s, even though PS3 games r region free, PSX and PS2 (if u got it) remain region locked!

      Yep, PS2 games on PS3 are region locked. Don't know about PS1 games though. But I'd assume it would be.

      Tis true i'm afraid. At least for PS2.

      Can't try it with a PS2 game, but I'll put an import PS1 game in the PS3 later and see what happens.

      The more I research the PS3 the less I want one.

      I'd be better off chipping a PS2 so I can import still, play all the various region games I already have and stick with my 360 for contempory gaming.

      I was always a little worried that I made the wrong decision switching sides...but then I got to play all the sweet RPGs Sony doesn't have.

        Just put a US PSOne disc in my PS3 - "The disc could not be started due to region restrictions". Pants. Was hoping it would work.

        If you can afford a PS3, get one. There's too many great exclusives to miss out on. I love my PS3, it's my main console now, any multi-platform releases I buy the PS3 version.

    woo, just found a brand new copy of Shin Megami Tensei Persona4 at EB Games for $27.

    This is my first Persona game, but I've always read very good reviews and comments of them. Thanks Belmont, EB.

      Let me know what you think of it, I'm also yet to play a Persona title but they seem like my kind of game from what I've heard.

        Ditto

          I'll try to let you know, but I don't know when I'll get around to playing Persona4. Damn having a huge pile of shame.

    I justed grabbed the EB Games catalog, and there are a couple of decent bargains for anyone who has nothing to do this weekend.

    Final Fantasy XIII PS3: $37
    Grand Theft Auto IV PS3: $28
    Mass Effect 360: $20
    Halo 3: $28

    Anyone else know if, or even when, You Don't Know Jack is being released down under?
    I'm nearly pooping myself with excitement over it being released in the US already, and I don't want to import!

      I can't tell if you're being serious or not.

        In case you are serious, sorry. :P And as far as I can tell You Don't Know Jack is only releasing in America but on every platform known to man so depending on your hardware you could import.

    http://i.imgur.com/AE2Iz.jpg

    Who would've thought?

      Shopped!

        Possibly not.
        Newspaper looks like MX, a free tabloid-y paper given out in Sydney from about 4PM-ish for all the train commuters to read on the way home.
        It's a trashy paper, mostly read for light entertainment. I don't think they take themselves too seriously, and I have no trouble believing they would print something like that.

        This looks shopped. I can tell from some of the pixels, and from seeing quite a few shops in my time.

          Nope, not shopped. It's taken from the mX a friend picked up yesterday. Pretty sure he's terrible at photoshop.

      LOL :D
      My favourite news headline has to be
      BOOMERANG RETURNS AFTER 25 YEARS
      http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/22718574/ns/world_news-wonderful_world/
      :D

        Im dissapointed that that was real and not just blatant bullsh*t...

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