NVIDIA, AMD, Hybrid SLI And You

NVIDIA, AMD, Hybrid SLI And You

Perhaps the most intriguing news for gamers coming out of CES this year is NVIDIA’s “Hybrid SLI” and AMD’s “ATI Hybrid Graphics Technology”. Going by the info that’s currently available, these hybrid modes will allow users with sub-par integrated graphics chips – that is GPUs built into the motherboard –…

Wrap-o-matic: Monday Night

EA Officially Owns BioWare, Pandemic It’s done. Finished. Now all we can do is wait for Knights Of The Full Spectrum SimCity. Wii Outsells PS3 Three-To-One Not surprising, considering how much cheaper the Wii is in comparison to the Playstation 3.

Wrap-o-matic: Over The Weekend

Welcome back folks to a new year of gaming with Kotaku AU! We’re as excited as you are as to what the next 12 months hold, as long as there’s nothing that involves the world exploding or my fingers turning into tentacles. Super Smash Bros Brawl Japanese Commercials First Super…

The Long Christmas Goodbye

The Long Christmas Goodbye

Just a quick message to let you know that the site will not be updated with US or Australian content on Christmas, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day. That’s the Dec 25, 2007, Dec 26, 2007 and Jan 1, 2008 for those of you without a calendar handy. I know…

In case you missed it yesterday, Sony is giving away PS3s between today and January 28 with every purchase of a Sony Bravia HD LCD TV. You don’t even have to buy the TV from Sony – you can walk into any consumer electronics store and you’ll be provided details…

Wrap-o-matic: Thursday Night

Frankenreview, NiGHTS: Journey of Dreams (Wii) NiGHTS is back, and here’s Kotaku’s Frakenreview. Find out if it’s any good. Child Beaten to Death by Drunk Teen, Sister Acting Out Game Horrible news, especially so close to Christmas.

Dead Wake Awakens

Dead Wake Awakens

An independent Finnish developer by the name of Polycount Productions has released a “pre-release” demo of its zombie survival horror game Dead Wake. I’m a sucker for zombies, which means I’m a sucker for survival horror too. I’m willing to give just about anything in the genre a go, no…

That Survey Thing

That Survey Thing

“I hear there’s a survey up at Kotaku Australia.” “Really? Like, really?” “It’s true man, there’s like, questions and stuff.” “And stuff? It’s been ages since I’ve seen stuff in a survey!” “I know, oh my God, it’s so great. But there’s-” “What?” “There’s something-” “What? Don’t keep me in…

Wrap-o-matic: Tuesday Night

PhysX Cards For $50? (Yes, In Japan) They’d have to pay me to take the darn things off their hands. Mini Me Does World of Warcraft I guess he does look an awful lot like a gnome. A scary arse gnome. Devil May Cry 4’s Upskirt Of Shame [Probably NSFW]…

GSC Game World “Seriously Considering” STALKER MMO

GSC Game World “Seriously Considering” STALKER MMO

A recent post by community manager Don Reba over at GSC Game World’s official forums suggests the developer may be looking to take its open world post-apocalyptic FPS into the realms of the massively multiplayer. From the post: 2. Will there be S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Online? We do not quite understand what…

Why The Tiny Text?

Why The Tiny Text?

I know I want to buy a high-def LCD TV. It’s instinct more than anything else – a warm, tingling sensation that emanates from my giblets and perfuses my being. It’s like lowering yourself slowly into a steaming hot bath. If instinct alone wasn’t enough to justify such a purchase,…

Wrap-o-matic: Over The Weekend

The Kotaku PS3 Theme Add a bit of red, green and yellow to that black PS3 of yours. Kotaku Originals: From The Spike VGAs to Funde Razor 07 Loads of fantastic… no, ultratastic original Kotaku content from the past seven days. Get stuck into it!

Auran Closes Up Shop [Updated]

Auran Closes Up Shop [Updated]

A post over at blog Doolwind sends word that Auran Developments has closed its doors, and is currently in the process of liquidating. From the post: Just spoke to some ex-colleagues of mine from Auran. Auran Developments (who hires the dev team) has just gone into liquidation and has shut…

This Is What Triple SLI Looks Like

This Is What Triple SLI Looks Like

A team of utterly mad Germans over at PC enthusiast hardware site PCGH have got themselves three of NVIDIA’s GeForce 8800 Ultras and plugged them into the one motherboard. Like I said, utterly mad. There’s no mention of which motherboard they’re using, but I’m assuming it’s a reference design from…

NVIDIA Makes 169.21 ForceWare Drivers Available

NVIDIA Makes 169.21 ForceWare Drivers Available

If you like to stay up-to-date with your system drivers, and own an NVIDIA graphics card, then you might want to download the latest WHQL ForceWare candidates. There’s no mention of any specific games that these drivers affect, however, they do add support for NVIDIA’s upcoming 8800 GTS based on…

Wrap-o-matic: Tuesday Night

Schwarzenegger Wants No Part of Conan Game I doubt THQ was hounding him to get involved. Insert Terminator joke here. Mass Effect Affects Massive Sales Now Bioware can be completely sure that it can still make good games. The streak has to end sometime though, doesn’t it? Fresh Ghostbusters Screenies…

Microsoft’s Idea Of A Good Summer

Microsoft’s Idea Of A Good Summer

You know how I was talking about PR Prototype promo, but I’m going to pretend it had something to do with it. Makes me feel all important and stuff (I’m not). So, what’s in the white box? It’s not anthrax, I know that much. Hit the jump for an inside…

Today Is Survey Day

Today Is Survey Day

At Kotaku AU, every day is survey day! At least for now. We’ve been pimping our first ever survey hard. So hard I’ve broken something rather important. I was going to take photos and post it for you guys to see, but somehow I don’t think you’d find a busted…

Wrap-o-matic: Monday Night

Two Interesting New Findings About PS3 Wattage, Seriously How much power is your PS3 sucking up? Find out here. Rockstar’s UK Manhunt 2 Appeal Succeeds So the UK will see Manhunt 2. Bodes well for Australia, but we’ll have to wait and see. Guerrilla Confirms Killzone 2 Screens Were “Touched…

Alone in the Dark 5 Out January 2007! Oh, Wait…

Alone in the Dark 5 Out January 2007! Oh, Wait…

Atari Australia seems to have its wires crossed. According to the publisher’s website, Alone in the Dark: Near Death Investigation came out 11 months ago! I must have missed the press release on that one. And the review copy. And the reviews. Yes, I realise it’s a small mistake, but…

Wrap-o-matic: Over The Weekend

afford it, of course. Ziff Sets Us Straight On Stolen Street Fighter IV Pics Unfortunately, this story just missed out on coming across during Saturday morning refeed of US content to the Oz site. Apologies for it being on the front page for so long without the correction. As much…

Survey + You = Win

Survey + You = Win

Maths is fun. You know what’s even more fun? Completing our first survey ever in the history of everything. Well, I can’t vouch for the “everything” part – I’ve only been walking the Earth for 23 (glorious) years, and 15 of those were spent wearing a nappy. Don’t ask. The…

EVE Online Trinity Patch Corrupts Windows XP

EVE Online Trinity Patch Corrupts Windows XP

Trinity, the latest content update for the sci-fi MMO EVE Online, is overwriting an important boot file required by Windows XP. As you can guess, the bug prevents affected systems from starting. Not only is this stopping people from playing the game, it’s making it rather hard for them to…

TimeShift Out Now For Playstation 3

TimeShift Out Now For Playstation 3

The lovely chaps at Sierra have just sent word that Saber Entertainment’s TimeShift for Playstation 3 is now available at retailers throughout the country. For PC and Xbox 360 owners, the news is a bit old hat, but that doesn’t mean you can’t give a celebratory shout-out to users of…

World in Conflict Gets SDK Goodness

World in Conflict Gets SDK Goodness

Massive today continues to support the World in Conflict community, making the software development kit (SDK) to its popular action RTS available for download. The SDK will allow users to modify most aspects of the game to create everything from tiny tweaks to weapons and units, to full-blown conversions that…