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…

Prototype Screenies

Prototype Screenies

Yes, it’s even more Prototype content. Images instead of video this time. You’ll find a mix of concept art and screenshots after the jump (including a nice one of the Specialist). I was going to caption them, but I think they speak for themselves. Pro tip: They mainly say “Rawr”.

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 –…

GarageGames Working On Tribes Clone?

GarageGames Working On Tribes Clone?

Can’t say I played much of Dynamix’ follow-up or 2K Australia/2K Boston’s attempt, but the original Starsiege: Tribes saw regular action on my computer back in the day. Shacknews has managed to get its hands on some early dev video of a new title GarageGames is working on, that looks…

Wrap-o-matic: Wednesday Night

Duke Nukem Forever Teaser Trailer It’s lame. That’s all I’m going to say. Duke’s line at the end isn’t so bad, but the rest of the video is a bunch of half-a-second long shots on some monster. It looks like it’s in-game though. Kane & Lynch Demo Up On Xbox…

Ubisoft Sends Rabbid Christmas Greeting

It’s by no means a magical experience, but I did get a smirk out of Ubisoft’s Christmas video, which arrived in my inbox not too long ago. I should warn you it has rabbids in it. Raving rabbids, as they’re called. I think they’re the freakiest creatures I’ve ever seen,…

Time To Pre-Order Gears of War 2?

Time To Pre-Order Gears of War 2?

The sharp-eyed folks over at BeyondUnreal have spotted Gears of War 2 available for pre-order on Amazon. All yours for $US 59.99, as long as you can wait until November 15, 2008. We were confident Epic had a sequel in the works, but this is the first time we’ve had…

Kotaku AU Survey Reminder #389

Kotaku AU Survey Reminder #389

No, there hasn’t been that many. I think that’s the final number of reminders we might end up with though. A scary thought, yes, but not as scary as having an anthropomorphised version of your pet iguana touch you inappropriately. As they say: It ain’t Sparta, it’s iguana. This, of…

Wrap-o-matic: Thursday Night

Ubisoft Reveals Web-Based Might And Magic Best of all, it’s free to play. Why can’t all games be like this? Terry Pratchett Diagnosed With Early Onset Alzheimer’s Sad news about a fantastic author. Definitely not a good omen. Xbox Australia Go Numbers MAD Guys, we really have to stop buying…

Tony Albrecht: Midway’s A Sinking Ship

Tony Albrecht: Midway’s A Sinking Ship

We all know Midway isn’t doing so well. A couple of bad games (okay, maybe a lot), accusations of insider trading (oh dear) and the closing of several studios (RIP Ratbag) have left the company in a bit of a spot. It also doesn’t help that its stock has gone…

Wrap-o-matic: Wednesday Night

PR Firm Dishes On Influence Over Reviews, in Suit Enter a bizarre world where positive reviews are bought, not earned. original story, in case you missed it. tax rebate. It’s almost an international standard!

Pros and Cons of WoW Powerlevelling, Part 3

Pros and Cons of WoW Powerlevelling, Part 3

In case you missed them… Pros and Cons of WoW Powerlevelling, Part 2 Here it is, the last chunk of our epic powerlevelling story. I’ve been assured by the anonymous writer who sent this mammoth literary extravaganza in that everything is true. Well, no need for me to waffle on…

Kung Fu Chaos For Xbox Live?

Kung Fu Chaos For Xbox Live?

No, it’s not happening, but Nina Kristensen sure wouldn’t mind seeing it on either Microsoft or Sony’s download services, according to a recent interview with Lesbian Gamers: Kung Fu Chaos would be awesome as an XBLA or PSN game! I think we’re going to be seeing more and more interesting…

Prototype Promo Supremo

Prototype Promo Supremo

Ah, I love PR. They go that extra yard just to make you feel special. Sometimes two or even three yards extra. As you’ve probably gathered from the picture, there’s an event happening on January 8, 2008 regarding Sierra’s recently announced game Prototype. Sadly, it’s a journo-only thing, but I’ll…