Auran’s Fury Gets First Free Content Update

Auran’s Fury Gets First Free Content Update

The Brisbane developer’s hack’n’slash MMO has been in the wild for only a couple of months, but already there’s a content pack waiting like a giant, massively multiplayer bat in the rafters of the studio. The update, entitled “Age of the Chosen“, will feature a buttload of changes, including a…

BRIEF

BRIEF

Microsoft has just confirmed that Bioware’s shiny new Xbox 360 RPG Mass Effect is indeed region locked. If you haven’t purchased your copy already, it looks like you’ll have to wander down to your local retailer to get your fix. Unless, of course, someone has a better idea, because they…

Wrap-o-matic: Monday Night

Fallout 3 Perk Winner Announced Grim Reaper’s Sprint? The perk itself is cool, but what sort of crappy name is that? Trading in Games, Is It Worth It? If you’re willing to take a loss of up to 50%, sure! Ninja Gaiden 2 Is A BLOODFEST I thought blood was…

Firemint Wants QA Testers

Firemint Wants QA Testers

It’s been said that the best way to get into the games industry is via quality assurance. The theory is that you get exposed to most aspects of the development process, while gaining a deeper understanding of games themselves. Some, though, just love the opportunity to play games all day….

OFLC Happy With New Soldier Of Fortune: Payback

OFLC Happy With New Soldier Of Fortune: Payback

Mid last month, we heard the news that Activision had refused the title classification, effectively preventing its sale in the country. Today, Activision has let us know that a reworked version submitted to the OFLC has been granted a perfectly alright MA 15+ rating. Which means it should be on…

Wrap-o-matic: Wednesday Night

Not one, but two reviews for you this morning. The first has been hacked together from other reviews, but hey, I don’t think you’ll mind. Soaking In Trauma Center’s New Blood Theme Hospital fans unite, your saviour is here. And it’s on Wii! Mario Galaxy Sells 500K In A Week…

Make Your Own World in Conflict Maps

Make Your Own World in Conflict Maps

First rule of extending the life of a game is multiplayer. The second is providing tools so players can create their own content. If you’d like to head over to the Internode Games Network, you can download WicEd, a map editor for Massive’s RTS World in Conflict. Seeing as WiC…

2K Australia Gets New Website

2K Australia Gets New Website

It’s just a shame that 2KAustralia.com looks almost identical to 2KBoston.com – but that’s to be expected. At least they’re separate. Both sites are light on features, however, the Oz version has gone to the trouble of adding a nice section with bios for some of the guys from the…

Ladies of Mass Effect

Ladies of Mass Effect

Everyone loves women, right? Even women love women, but probably not as much as guys do. As a guy, I can vouch for this fact. Although it doesn’t contain photos of the lady parts most guys enjoy looking at, Thumbbandits has a great page up with mug shots of all…

Rambo Poster Looks Like Dark Sector Box Art

Rambo Poster Looks Like Dark Sector Box Art

As you can see above, it’s obvious that they share similarities – the white/black duotone; the menacing stance; the even more menacing bladed weapon… you get the picture. Heck, you can see it. Ignoring the fact that I had to flip the Dark Sector art for symmetry, if someone told…

Wrap-o-matic: Over The Weekend

Playstation Universe PS3 Themes Sure, the background changes colour every month, but it’s about time you added a bit of “crap-your-pants” scariness to your PS3. Infinity Ward Planning COD4 360 Update What? You thought Infinity Ward was going to abandon the game? Of course not. Well, not on the 360…

Mass Effect To Hit Oz Early? [Update]

Mass Effect To Hit Oz Early? [Update]

Reports from tipsters Kookamoo and Dimorphic suggest that Mass Effect is available at EB Games today – a full week ahead of its original date of the 22nd. A quick peek at the product on EB’s website does indeed reveal a new release date of the 16th. Dimorphic even received…

UI Improvements for Unreal Tournament III

UI Improvements for Unreal Tournament III

Is Unreal Tournament 3‘s user interface preventing you from being – literally – a happy camper? It seems Epic is in full agreement with you. Over at the official Epic forums, a new FAQ (judging by the fact it only has two questions) reveals that Epic is very aware that…

Wrap-o-matic: Wednesday Night

Assassin’s Creed with Normal People and a Parking Garage Melbourne doubles as Jerusalem for a day. Willis And Thornton For Kane And Lynch? Two words: Hell yes. Zero Punctuation on Clive Barker’s Jericho ZP really doesn’t like Jericho. I thought I heard sounds of vomiting.

Jason Donovan Down Under For Buzz Tour

Jason Donovan Down Under For Buzz Tour

Buzz is my secret love. I suck at trivia nights (oh boy, do I suck), but stick that custom USB controller with the big red button in my hand, and I’m more of a gun than a Kalashnikova. Dedicated fans, and even a few casual players, will know that Australia’s…

Wrap-o-matic: Tuesday Night

Marvel Offers Comics Online Marvel comics you can download? Awesome idea… if you could read them on the crapper. DivX Confirms PS3 DivX Support Move your porn watching from the comfort of your PC in the bedroom, to the PS3 in the loungeroom!

Virtualisation, 3D Gaming And You

Virtualisation, 3D Gaming And You

When is a Mac not a Mac? When it’s pretending to be a PC, of course. Trying to game on an Apple Mac has always been a case of rubbing the side of the monitor like a genie’s lamp and wishing for the best. Or praying for your favourite developer…

Wrap-o-matic: Monday Night

Take Off Ayane’s Top and Skirt There’s only two reasons I can imagine why you’d want to strip an Ayane doll. Both of them are very uncool. Ceramic White DUALSHOCK 3 Hands-on This may come as a shock, but it rumbles. What may really come as a shock is that…

Sony Wants Nothing To Do With Cell

Sony Wants Nothing To Do With Cell

Sony has further progressed in its tactical retreat from the Sony-Toshiba-IBM (STI) alliance originally formed to design and produce the multi-core Cell processor, with news that it will be dumping the research and development side of the equation. The first step was to sell off its related manufacturing assets. Now…

PAL Users May Get Uncharted Demo After All

PAL Users May Get Uncharted Demo After All

There’s a big maybe on it though. Both Sony and Naughty Dog are fully aware of the situation, and our cries of anguish have not gone unheard. Sam Thompson, the producer on Uncharted, posted the following on the Playstation blog: As you may already know, North America is the first…

Mass Effect Bonus Preorder Disc Really Exists

Mass Effect Bonus Preorder Disc Really Exists

Tipsters MercSal and Bleek let us know this week that certain retailers, including GAME and EB Games, are providing a bonus disc for customers who preorder Bioware’s Mass Effect. Bleek had this to say: … The Pre-orderer receives a bonus CD with some nifty stuff such as an Exclusive Gamerpic…