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…

Wrap-o-matic: Tuesday Night

EA Confirms EA Chicago is Closing Another one bites the dust. Usually EA just renames and merges its studios, so this is big news. What Your Console Tells Dating Partners Sufficed to say, not owning any greatly improves your chances of a second date. New PS2 Confirmed, Not Slimmer, Not…

Xploder Explodes To Retail

Xploder Explodes To Retail

In my mind there are two types of cheater – the one who does it in the comfort of his own home, and the other who jumps online in an attempt to extend his mighty e-peen. Funtastic’s Xploder range is most definitely for the former, considering it does more than…

Civilization: Revolution Hands-On Impressions

Civilization: Revolution Hands-On Impressions

It’s hard to imagine a game like Civilization working on a console. Sure, there’s nothing technically stopping it from functioning, but tweaking the controls and interface so they can be managed almost effortlessly using nothing but the limited selection of buttons on your average gamepad has to pose a bit…

Japan Denied Bouncing RE4 Jubblies?

At least that’s how it, uh, appears. Over at GameBrink, there’s a nice comparison video (embedded here for your enjoyment) between the US version of Resident Evil 4 and the Japanese version. In the latter, Capcom has removed the physics rigs on Ashley’s upper chest, stopping her sweater bunnies from…

Anyone for Elder Scrolls Online?

Anyone for Elder Scrolls Online?

The folks over at Voodoo Extreme, bless their cotton socks, noticed that ZeniMax Online has registered the domain elderscrollsonline.com. For those not in the know, ZeniMax owns Bethesda, and as such, all the developer’s properties. Don’t bother directing your browser to the site – it’s not up yet. Now, this…

Wrap-o-matic: Thursday Night

Take Two Confirms Manhunt II Hack Take Two really needs to have a close look at its quality control… Frankenreview, Guitar Hero III (Xbox 360) I reckon it needs better songs, but that’s just me. Aussie Sales Charts Apparently we have an economy or something.

Silicon Knights – 1, Epic – 0

Silicon Knights – 1, Epic – 0

According to GameDaily, Epic’s attempt to have Silicon Knights’ case against it dismissed outright has been denied. While this hardly means SK has won the battle, it does signify that its case must be somewhat credible. Unless you happen to be talking to Epic VP Mark Rein. From the article:…

Did Ubisoft Paris Ruin Red Steel 2?

Did Ubisoft Paris Ruin Red Steel 2?

According to Surfer Girl, Red Steel 2 was almost done. Almost. If it’d stayed on course, it would have been with us right about… now. Sadly, the Ubisoft Paris team developing the title, and Ubisoft’s higher management, didn’t see eye to eye on the quality of game. Not only was…

Upgrade Advice: Video Cards

Upgrade Advice: Video Cards

If you’re looking to give your PC a bit of a jolt in the 3D accelerator department because you can only play Crysis on “Looks like arse” mode, don’t buy anything just yet. NVIDIA’s just released the 8800GT, which is essentially a refresh of G80, the main chip that powers…

Wrap-o-matic: Monday Night

Our service provider decided it’d be a great idea to reboot the Kotaku AU servers without warning. It probably sounded like a pretty fun idea at the time. The flow-on effects did some bizarre stuff to the back end and stopped us from updating the site. Everything is relatively back…

Wrap-o-matic: Over the Weekend

Crysis Demo Now Available Looks like EA and Crytek managed to Xbox 360 Orange Box Update A few tweaks for the Xbox 360 version of Team Fortress 2. Rock Band Final Track List Finalised, Finally As long as Don’t Fear the Reaper is still there, I don’t care what else…

BigWorld Beds GNi

BigWorld Beds GNi

In the industry of MMO middleware, the Australian-owned, Micro Forte-spun BigWorld has quite a reputation. While its clients have been limited in the past to the boutique, but highly profitable, Chinese market, it wasn’t long ago (mid-2006) that the software was picked up by Cheyenne Mountain Entertainment for Stargate Worlds,…