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Friday, 13 October 2017 08:00

Game Review: WRC 7 – Dirty, white-knuckle fun

Time to get sideways in the dirt again, time to clench the steering wheel and be as bold as possible tackling some very tight courses with only your skill and co-driver trust to reel in a great time. It’s time for the World Rally Championship.

Published in Games
Friday, 06 July 2012 10:55

Final Fantasy is finally dead?

With the release of Finally Fantasy VII for PC is Square Enix finally admitting that the zenith of the developer’s creativity was in 1997 when this iteration of the franchise originally hit the market?

Published in Entertainment

A new trailer for Assassin’s Creed III has been released giving further insight into the locations and possible game-play elements of the upcoming next in the popular series.

Published in Entertainment
Tuesday, 26 June 2012 13:12

Need For Speed makes fast move to movies

The latest video game franchise to get a big screen movie adaptation is the very popular Need For Speed series.  Electronic Arts has been trying to inject more ‘story’ into the racing series recently, is it enough to translate into 2 hours’ worth of watchable cinema fodder?

Published in Entertainment
Monday, 25 June 2012 17:29

Sony brings Google TV to Australia

Sony is poised to bring Google TV to Australia in the guise of new Bravia TV bundles.

Published in Home Tech
Saturday, 23 June 2012 23:03

Nintendo 3DS XL – The Aussie details

All the important stuff those of us in Australia and New Zealand need to know about the new Nintendo 3DS XL.  Price, dates, colours and bundles.

Published in Entertainment

Nintendo has revealed the 3DS XL, an upsized version of the glasses free 3D gaming device.

Published in Entertainment

Freeplay, Australia’s largest independent games has successfully gone to its strong community and the Pozible crowdfunding organisation to raise almost twice the money it needed for this year’s event.

Published in Entertainment
Thursday, 21 June 2012 17:00

iPad gathers magic

Magic: The Gathering – Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013 has been released including, for the first time, a special iPad version of the addictive and enduring collectible card game.  Fans of the real world card game will also get a look at the first 100 cards to be released in July.

Published in Entertainment
Thursday, 21 June 2012 15:09

New Sony Xperia experience is white magic

Sony has announced two new variants of the Xperia NXT branded smartphones.   Joining the Xperia S are the Xperia P and Xperia U models bringing a little white magic to the display and SmartTag technology to simplify phone configurations during all aspects of your life.

Published in Mobility
Wednesday, 20 June 2012 16:08

Navman’s Fantasy trip

In celebration of hitting the social media networks in Australia and New Zealand, dedicated satellite navigation manufacture Navman is offering locals the chance to win some precious fuel.  All that is asked is to creatively describing a posse of ideal road trip companions.

Published in Mobility

The legislation to introduce the R18+ Classification for video games has passed through the Australian Senate securing a sensible homogenisation of rating systems across entertainment in Australia.  For the Interactive Games & Entertainment Association this has been a long drawn out win.

Published in Entertainment
Thursday, 14 June 2012 15:15

Sony PlayStation Plus additions

If there is one thing that Sony Computer Entertainment does well it is in offering options and subscription plans that require consideration.  So it is with the adjunct to the normally free to use PlayStation Network, PlayStation Plus;  out of the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in LA this month Sony has announced a tweaking of the service.

Published in Entertainment
Wednesday, 13 June 2012 10:59

Android tablets for Max Payne

No it is not a new headache remedy; instead it is the arrival of gritty action anti-hero Max Payne to the Android platform.

Published in Entertainment
Wednesday, 06 June 2012 09:19

Sony’s E3 Book of Spells

Sony Computer Entertainment had its turn in the spotlight of the Electronic Entertainment Expo at LA’s Convention Center.  A good portion of the presentation was handed over to a new ebook peripheral for the PlayStation 3; the Wonderbook combines reading with the PlayStation Eye and Harry Potter.

Published in Entertainment
Tuesday, 05 June 2012 10:34

No surprise, Halo 4 headlines Xbox E3 line-up

The Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) has well and truly kicked off with hoards of gaming press descending on the Los Angeles Convention Center.  Microsoft has announced the upcoming line-up of games including new games from the usual suspects (Halo 4 and Gears Of War: Judgement) mixed in with some new names.

Published in Entertainment

Our friends at Ferrari understand that not everybody can afford a real-life Prancing Horse badged vehicle for under the car port.  

Published in Entertainment
Thursday, 10 May 2012 14:22

Google gets licensed for driver free cars

Autonomous cars, those that drive themselves, are part of your future, and being part of your future is what Google wishes to be, hence the Google driverless car, now officially licensed in, ironically, the biggest gambling state in the USA.

Published in Automotive
Wednesday, 09 May 2012 15:58

Major League Baseball on Xbox Live

Whilst not a big sport in Australia, any expansion of content supplied to our home console is always welcome, and for Australians sport is always popular content.  Starting today Xbox LIVE is streaming thousands of HD Major League Baseball games per year on MLB.TV.

Published in Entertainment

Call of Duty is undoubtedly one of the biggest franchises in video game history, and publisher Activision is not going to let the sales success of the brand die off quickly if they can help it.  More details on Call of Duty Black Ops II and its near future combat focus have now emerged.

Published in Entertainment

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