Wrap-o-matic: Thursday Night

Frankenreview: Super Smash Bros. Brawl (Wii) Kotaku’s Frankenreview of Super Smash Bros. Brawl – it’s the only review you need. Take-Two: Just Say No (To EA) Army Of Two “Region Lock” Explained Apparently it all has to do with lag. Yeah, I’m not buying it either.

Wrap-o-matic: Wednesday Night

Konami Sexes Up Contra Promotion In Japan Because the last twenty or so morning wraps have had insufficient amounts of sexy. God of War Chains of Olympus Review: Portable Near Perfection A PSP game so good, it’ll keep you chained to your handheld. Haw, haw.

20% Off Wii Games Sale, Starts Tomorrow At Kmart

20% Off Wii Games Sale, Starts Tomorrow At Kmart

Looking to bulk up your collection of Wii games? Don’t sacrifice your wallet/purse/treasure chest to the God of Endless Debt just yet. If you can hold out until tomorrow, Kmart is having a 20% off sale on games for Nintendo’s console. This excludes games already on discount, but that’s to…

Wrap-o-matic: Tuesday Night

Army of Two Has Region Protected Multiplayer Well EA, I guess it’s better than No Sweat! All The Big Hits Are Delayed Will Too Human become the next Duke Nukem Forever? For Silicon Knights’ sake, I hope not.

Why Michael Atkinson’s Opposal Of An R18+ Rating For Games Does Bugger All To Protect Kids, Promotes Crime

Why Michael Atkinson’s Opposal Of An R18+ Rating For Games Does Bugger All To Protect Kids, Promotes Crime

Today, State Parliament heard Attorney-General Michael Atkinson’s arguments against an R18+ rating for video games. Actually, that’s not quite true. According to News.com.au, Atkinson was interrupted shortly after bringing up the use of drugs in the game Narc, which was refused classification back in 2005. However, News.com.au was able to…

Expert Panel To Discuss Online Gaming, Gamers Welcome

Expert Panel To Discuss Online Gaming, Gamers Welcome

On March 25, the Australia Interactive Media Industry Association will be hosting a panel at the Privilege Club in Sydney to discuss the evolution of online gaming and its implications on advertising and marketing. The panel will consist of various industry experts, including EA’s Mark Fordham and Janet Carr, producer…

Wrap-o-matic: Thursday Night

Firefly: Microsoft’s First Game For Surface I imagine it’d be a lot like playing a game on a giant iPhone. Except with that Microsoft touch. New Silent Hill V Screens Suitably Foggy Ah, Silent Hill V. How I have waited for you, my pretty.

Lost: The Video Game Xbox 360 Impressions

Lost: The Video Game Xbox 360 Impressions

Lost: The Video Game for the 360 arrived today. Being a fan of the show, I got excited. Not heaps excited, but moderately excited. The sort of excited a platypus would feel if it had any concept of just how uniquely freakish it is. You want to know about the…

Wrap-o-matic: Thursday Night

keeping a close eye on NVIDIA and AGEIA after all. It’s nice to be right. Starbreeze Teams With EA To Reinvent Something System Shock 3? As much as I’d be happy about the news, that fact that Irrational/2K Aus-Bos wouldn’t be involved doesn’t get my hopes up.

Does PM Kevin Rudd’s Son Play World of Warcraft?

Does PM Kevin Rudd’s Son Play World of Warcraft?

Okay, ignore the babysitter nonsense and focus on the picture (replicated here if your clicking finger has cramped). If you check out young Marcus Rudd on the left you’ll notice he’s wearing a Leeory Jenkins T-shirt. Apparently the picture was originally published on page two of a recent Daily Telegraph….

Wrap-o-matic: Tuesday Night

GameSpy Launches Direct2Game Because the only person who doesn’t want your money is you, right? Saw Writer Talks Saw Video Game I think Saw could make an interesting video game. But looking back at all the movie-to-game adaptations that have come before, the odds are against it. IGA And ID…

Zombie Panic: Source 1.21b Update Awakens

Zombie Panic: Source 1.21b Update Awakens

Everyone’s favourite* Half-Life 2 zombie mod has just received a new update, just two days after the previous one. There’s no mention of what 1.21b fixes, but if you plan on playing the survival horror mod online, you’ll have no choice but to update. If missed the 1.2b patch released…

ATI Catalyst 8.2 Drivers, You Know You Want Them

ATI Catalyst 8.2 Drivers, You Know You Want Them

Just because AMD’s busy with its Phenom processors doesn’t mean the company’s gone slack with driver releases for its Radeon brand of graphics cards. Hence, AMD’s just brought out version 8.2 of its Catalyst software/driver bundle. Hardware-wise, there are a bunch of fixes for CrossFire and HDMI. On the software…

A Look At Ubisoft’s Oz Release Schedule

A Look At Ubisoft’s Oz Release Schedule

Release schedules. I love them. I’m not sure if it’s the differently-coloured Excel spreadsheet boxes or the rows and rows of “TBC”, “TBD”, “IDK” and “WTF”, but there’s something mystically magical about dates, prices and titles that makes my heart pound and my skin flush bright red. Well, it’s either…

Wrap-o-matic: Tuesday Night

Spore Launches In September Will Wright continues to tinker away at his masterpiece. EA says September, but we’ve heard it all before. Australia Gets Pirates Of The Burning Sea For Free A free MMO? Not a bad deal in my eyes, though that may be because I <3 pirates.

Comment + Excellence = Lost Odyssey

Comment + Excellence = Lost Odyssey

Counting today, there’s only three days left to make your award-winning comment and snag yourself a copy of Lost Odyssey, thanks to Microsoft. With just five boxes to give out, you’re going to have to channel Twain, or Garfunkel, or someone creative if you want to be in with a…

World of Warcraft 2.4 Patch Notes Are Out & About

World of Warcraft 2.4 Patch Notes Are Out & About

The patch notes for version 2.4 of Blizzard’s far-too-popular MMO World or Warcraft are out, along with the public test realm (PTR). It appears many players were under the impression that the update would bring balance to the game’s player versus player elements, thanks to a story on MMO news…