Wrap-o-matic: Wednesday Night

I sleep for eight hours and wake up to all this. Not that it’s a bad thing. Zero Punctuation On Call Of Duty 4 Am I the only one who thought CoD 4 was just more of the same? Even ZP has let me down. PSP Sets Fire To Schoolboy’s…

Wrap-o-matic: Tuesday Night

Epic Shoots Down GamePro’s Gears 2 Exclusive Come on Epic, you have to talk about Gears of War 2 at some stage. Why not now? New Satin Silver PS3 For Japan I’m sure it’s nice, but I don’t think I could have one sitting in my lounge room and still…

X3 Expansion In The Works

X3 Expansion In The Works

Egosoft has quietly announced X3: Terran Conflict, a standalone expansion for its mega-confusing by extremely rewarding space trading sim X3. The news arrived via a post on Egosoft’s official forums. Here’s a snippet: X³: Terran Conflict is a brand new, stand-alone game set in the universe of X³. It is…

An Inside Look at Aussie Developer FuzzyEyes

An Inside Look at Aussie Developer FuzzyEyes

The folks over at AustralianGamer got the chance to invade the headquarters of Oz developer FuzzyEyes. The studio is currently working on the title Edge of Twilight. There are photos of the team’s work environment (looks like a normal office really) as well as interviews with the head dudes. Here’s…

Microsoft: No Comment on EB Australia Fiasco

Microsoft: No Comment on EB Australia Fiasco

Update: EB Games Australia has EB Games Australia may have $10 million worth of busted 360s that it can’t sell, and the manufacturer is unwilling to compensate it for. You might be a bit disappointed by the reply: We’re not going to comment on this. Luke Plunkett for Kotaku US…

That Sprite Ad…

You may have noticed that the Sprite island ad on the website sometimes plays completely without warning. It also happens to loop. Oh, and it’s very loud. I know I’ve had to change my pants a few times. Well, you’ll be happy to know we’ve had a chat to the…

EVE Online, Now On Steam

EVE Online, Now On Steam

CCP and Valve have joined forces to bring the former’s space-based MMO to the latter’s online distribution platform, Steam. Yes, you can download the EVE Online client software free from the game’s official website. But, if you grab it from Steam CCP will throw in a 21-day trial (seven days…

Assassin’s Creed PC to Have Insane Minimum Specs

Assassin’s Creed PC to Have Insane Minimum Specs

Not that we were expecting anything less. Tipster Brendan eyed the listing on Ubisoft’s support knowledge base. If you’re too tired to click through, we’ve replicated it here for the woozy: Supported OS: Windows XP / Vista (only) Processor: Dual core processor 2.6 GHz Intel Pentium D or AMD Athlon…

Wrap-o-matic: Monday Night

Smell that? It’s the mouth-watering scent of things working again. I’d bottle it if I could and name it “Manfume”, because I’m kooky like that. Advance Wars: Days of Ruin Campaign Impressions Judging by these impressions, Advance Wars won’t be ruining your day any time soon (read: It’s good). WETA,…

The Kids Are Alright

The Kids Are Alright

Sarah over at Lifehacker has pointed us in the direction of a freshly launched gaming news and reviews site aimed at parents, called What They Play. Intermingled with your standard reviews are articles such as “Wii Found One: The Parents Guide To Finding A Wii” (not such a bad idea…

Malcolm King Versus The Australian Games Industry

Malcolm King Versus The Australian Games Industry

Update: Tantalus CEO Tom Crago has replied to Malcolm King, adding some much needed clarification and accuracy to the original article. Yesterday, journalist Malcolm King posted a rather scathing opinion piece on the state of the Australian games industry over at the Courier Mail. Many of the statements made in…

Wrap-o-matic: Thursday Night

Resistance 2 Interviews, Hotness Alluded I’m not exactly sure how eight-player co-op will work, only that it’ll be completely nuts. And fun. Sega To Open A Ton Of Amusement Parks (Nowhere Near You) You’d think Sega would have learned from the disaster that was Sega World Australia. Obviously not.

Question Time: Do Online Gamers Need To Grow Up?

Question Time: Do Online Gamers Need To Grow Up?

Oz Kotakuite Jordan wrote in recently to express his disappointment with the attitudes of online gamers. Specifically, after being defeated in a game of Halo 3, Jordan and his team mates were met with less-than-jovial commiserations from the victors: As we returned to the lobby, and I had just started…

Wrap-o-matic: Wednesday Night

Zero Punctuation Doesn’t Hate Crysis Ben just can’t keep his mouth shut. But it’s okay, because that’s why we love him. By the way, it’s perfectly normal Guy Love. Smash Bros Gets Perfect Score In Famitsu Really, were we expecting anything else? Would we have accepted anything else? Unlikely.

Harpooned, The Only Japanese Whale Research Simulator

Harpooned, The Only Japanese Whale Research Simulator

Ever wanted to play the role of a Japanese science vessel performing “very important research” on Antarctic whales? You know, that super special type of research that supposedly involves killing and eating them? Yeah, that kind. If this sounds like you (oh dear), then you should probably check out Harpooned:…

Crysis Missing An Entire Act?

Crysis Missing An Entire Act?

Games have content cut from them all the time, usually due to time constraints. If you’re willing to spend a few hours digging around in any game’s data files, you’re likely to find bits and pieces of features, creatures, items or other miscellany that couldn’t be implemented before release. Crytek’s…

Wrap-o-matic: Thursday Night

Blizzard Launches First BlizzCast No doubt this will be listened to by at least nine million people, if Blizzard’s number are to be believed. New York AG Subpoenas Intel AMD needs a fighting chance, and it looks like the law might be that chance.

New Website, Release Date For Alone In The Dark 5

New Website, Release Date For Alone In The Dark 5

It’s called “Central Dark”, and it even has a selection on the landing page for Australian users (with the US missing, oddly enough). Yippee ki ya. The main attractions are the screenshots, for which the Xbox 360, Wii and Playstation 2 versions of the game are catered for; some facts…

Win GAME1, Receive A Royal Shafting

Win GAME1, Receive A Royal Shafting

Starks over at Australian Gamer recently informed me that the winners of both the Melbourne and Sydney GAME1 tournaments, held in early November and December 2007 respectively, have yet to receive their justly-earned treasures. The official GAME1 website states that the event is “the biggest and busiest electronic gaming expo…