MMO Players Not Introverts

MMO Players Not Introverts

MMO gamers are totally social. They talk to other people. In real-life, even. And there’s even study that proves it! Published in American journal CyberPsychology and Behaviour, the paper was written by researchers at Nottingham Trent University. Almost 1,000 online gamers from around the world were examined in the study,…

Martha Stewart Wii Cake Made By Human

Martha Stewart Wii Cake Made By Human

Ah, yes. The Martha Stewart Wii cake. Not exactly something easy to make! But Flickr user rufus50 did just that: he actually made one, writing: My attempt at a Nintendo Wii cake and you can eat it Martha Stewart Yes, she probably could. Wii Cake [Aeropause]

Australian Sales Charts

Australian Sales Charts

Well, lookey here. A SingStar game is released, and it debuts at #1. STOP THE PRESS! No, really, congratulations SingStar 90s, you are the first SingStar which doesn’t completely suck. Rest of last week’s charts look like business as usual (as in naught but PS2 and Nintendo), aside from one…

The Police Negotiator

The Police Negotiator

And the quirky DS games don’t stop! This time, it’s Simple DS Series Vol. 25: The Koushoujin from D3 Publisher. Players take on the role of a police negotiator who has to talk crooks into dropping their weapons. To be totally persuasive, check the bad guy’s background info and scan…

It’s Sony And Microsoft’s Fight Now

It’s Sony And Microsoft’s Fight Now

Nintendo have been big on the message that they’re no longer in competition with Sony and Microsoft. That they’ve moved on. We’ve been hearing it non-stop for the past 2-3 years, and frankly it’s getting a little boring. The only way we’re going to keep listening is if they start…

Warhawk FAQ Answers Frequent Warhawk Questions

Warhawk FAQ Answers Frequent Warhawk Questions

Been a lot of questions surrounding Warhawk. We seemed to go through about 119 of them just wondering whether it’d be a disc or downloadable game, and that was just the start of them. Perhaps sensing our undying thirst for knowledge, game director Dylan Jobe has posted a FAQ on…

A Trio Of Postal III Screenies

A Trio Of Postal III Screenies

More Postal III screens! Sigh. In the game, the Postal Dude explores fictional city Catharsis, which is supporting eco-terrorists, Uncle Dave’s Zealot Nuns and the Taliban. Postal III features “complex AI” and is being developed on Valve’s Source Engine (which powered Half-Life 2). The series has switched out first-person POV…

Boogie Coming To PlayStation 2

Boogie Coming To PlayStation 2

While EA’s Boogie for Wii is seeing few game critics singing (and interpretively dancing) its praises, according to a new listing on game rental service GameFly, the game may have another opportunity to underwhelm gamers, this time on the PlayStation 2. The listing, rooted out by Siliconera, shows a November…

Sega On Success After Sonic

Sega On Success After Sonic

The post-Dreamcast Sega is very different publisher, with bold, creatively risky games like Jet Set Radio, Shenmue, Rez and Typing of the Dead pushed to the wayside. The new Sega is focusing on mature, more-Western targeted fare like The Club, Condemned: Criminal Origins, and licensed properties like Iron Man, Alien…

First Metal Gear Online Footage

With Metal Gear Solid 4 a totally offline affair, it’s up to Metal Gear Online for the PLAYSTATION 3 to pick up the multiplayer slack (and, of course, help defray the cost of that pricey PS3 development). This first look at the now-gen MGO comes courtesy of Gamer.tv who caught…

Single, Adorable, New Guitar Hero III Track Revealed

Single, Adorable, New Guitar Hero III Track Revealed

Activision revealed just one new track for its upcoming Guitar Hero sequel but it’s a big one. The Stone Roses’ “She Bangs The Drums” from their 1989 self-titled smash will be featured (sadly as a cover) on Guitar Hero III‘s already kick-ass line up. Shown exclusively at the Edinburgh Interactive…

ThreeSpeech Confirms PS3 Digital Tuner Leipzig Presence

ThreeSpeech Confirms PS3 Digital Tuner Leipzig Presence

The ThreeSpeech staffers posted a quick round up today, confirming that “clarification on the digital TV tuner” for the PLAYSTATION 3 will arrive alongside the Leipzig Games Convention. Previously, Sony Computer Entertainment New Zealand boss Warwick Light spilled beans on the device, predicting a 2008 launch in certain PAL territories….

EA Explains Why Madden Sucks On PS3

EA Explains Why Madden Sucks On PS3

Many sports fans and PS3 fanboys have been upset that PS3’s Madden 2008 is running at roughly half the frame rate of its Xbox 360 counterpart. EA Technical Director Rob M. responded to one gamer’s complaints on the topic: In the case of the next-generation consoles, many publishers have been…

Rock Band Won’t See Australia Until 2008

Rock Band Won’t See Australia Until 2008

In an interview with Gamespot UK, Red Octane co-founder and CEO Charles Huang predicted that manufacturing shortages will lead to Rock Band not making it to many territories by Christmas—especially New Zealand and Australia. To come straight out of the gate globally – even on two platforms – is extremely…

From Passion Of The Christ To Lair

From Passion Of The Christ To Lair

Hollywood music composer John Debney, who scored Passion of the Christ and Sin City, wrote up a little piece on his work composing the soundtrack for upcoming PS3 title Lair. He says the soundtrack can best be described as “operatic, ethnically rich, lyrical, elegant and, at the same time, tragic.”…

Postal 3 Web Page Is Live, Offensive

Postal 3 Web Page Is Live, Offensive

Postal 3 developer has launched a Postal 3 section on their website, featuring game information and screens that I will post here so you don’t really have to visit the page at all. Running With Scissors and the Postal franchise have a long-running tradition of being as offensive as they…

Dr. Phil Tackles Video Game Violence

Dr. Phil Tackles Video Game Violence

The folks over at Game Politics have stumbled upon some amusing news. Phil “Not a Doctor” McGraw, the Emmy-award winning star of the Dr. Phil show will be tackling the issue of video game violence in a show set to tape on Thursday. Phil has previously appeared on Larry King…

The GHII Download Experiment Continues

The GHII Download Experiment Continues

Another GHII download pack just hit Xbox Live. The good news? Depends on how much you like My Chemical Romance. If you do, great, there’s three new, original MCR tracks on offer. More likely option? You can’t stand them, the 500 points they’re asking is still 200-300 too many and…

XBLA Download Cap Staying At 150MB?

XBLA Download Cap Staying At 150MB?

Little more Gamefest news for you. Microsoft’s decision to up the size limit on their XBLA games to 150MB was a good move. One they’re so happy with, in fact, they’re going to stick with it. 1UP are reporting that even with big, shiny things like Warhawk about to appear…

Nerd Cookbook

Nerd Cookbook

For those who want to learn to cook (and cook like a nerd), there’s this. Called Otaku Meshi Cooking, the book is directed at folks who don’t or can’t cook. No, actually it’s directed at “the otaku life” and contains balanced recipes based on ingredients that can be purchased at…

Job Placement Book Turned Into… DS Game

Job Placement Book Turned Into… DS Game

Once again proving that Japan will make ANYTHING into a DS game comes A 13 Year-Old’s Hello Work. It’s an adventure game based on, get this, a humourous job guide book for early teens. Players are a young girl from the future who has traveled back in time to help…

Kiss Your Old, Hard Nintendo Games Goodbye

Kiss Your Old, Hard Nintendo Games Goodbye

Speaking with Famitsu, Shigeru Miyamoto has tried to calm the growing ranks of dissatisfied Nintendo fans left wanting at the lack of “old-fashioned games” on the company’s release schedule. Nutty, disembodied doctors, puppies and face exercises are all well and good, but sometimes we just want to play some stages,…

The Dark Age Of Handheld Gaming

The Dark Age Of Handheld Gaming

In my day, we didn’t have fancy liquid crystal displays, capable of displaying millions of colours. We didn’t have responsive touchscreens and microphones that one could blow into. We had shitty games with a half-dozen LEDs that forced one to use his or her imagination and we liked it. Actually,…

(Useless) Nintendo DS Emulator Released For PSP

(Useless) Nintendo DS Emulator Released For PSP

Sure, the DesMuME PSP emulator’s compatibility record is spotty at best and its author, Sektor, claims that the software runs at about three frames per second at 333 MHz, but it’s running Nintendo DS software on a PSP. That has to count for something, right? That something is probably nothing…

Second Life Looks Just As “Fun” In Real Life

Second Life Looks Just As “Fun” In Real Life

Granted, I’ve never actually “played” Second Life, as online social interaction is two sports higher than attending a Russian-American “bear” cuddle party on my list of enjoyable pastimes, and the closest I’ve come to partaking in Linden Labs’ eyesore of an alternate reality was an aborted download of the client…

BioShock Art Book Now Available For Download

BioShock Art Book Now Available For Download

The BioShock limited edition is rather complete, sporting a “behind the scenes” bonus DVD, a Big Daddy action figure, soundtrack CD and exceptional packaging. The only thing it’s missing? The normally limited-standard art book. Instantly re-depressed? 2K Games to the fanboy rescue! The brilliant marketing team has decided to throw…

Okami Snags Questionably Coveted Edge Award

Okami Snags Questionably Coveted Edge Award

At the fifth annual Edinburgh Interactive Festival, which runs today and tomorrow, the winner of the EIF Edge Award was announced, with Clover Studios’ PlayStation 2 epic Okami nabbing the prize. I assume that title is something along the lines of “Best Game of 2007” or “Exceptional Achievement in Game…

Schizoid Debuts At GameFest 2007

Microsoft’s GameFest 2007 is underway as we speak, and a game I’ve been looking forward to since I first spoke with its creators back at GDC in March is finally officially announced. Schizoid is the first developer created Xbox Live Arcade title built exclusively using XNA Game Studio Express. It…