Akiba's Trip: Undead and Undressed (PlayStation 3)

Saving the world one pair of panties at a time

Preview: Samurai Warriors 4

This game is going to be amazing

Bakemongatari (Anime)

See, ma, Anime *can* be art!

Hyperdimension Neptunia RE;Birth 1 (PlayStation Vita)

One of the best reboots we've ever seen

Friday, August 29, 2014

The big games of September: Wow are you going to be busy

List by Jim S.

Here's  a basic fact: if you enjoy games (any kind of game), then forget about doing anything else in September. You are going to be playing what seems like an endless stream of games.

Here's only a selection of them. There are a whole load that we've either forgotten or simply run out of the energy to write them all out. So apologies if we've left your #1 game off the list!

Be sure to let us know which games are on your list for the next month!

Nintendo has announced a new Nintendo 3DS

News by Matt S.

Well, this came out of nowhere. Nintendo has announced a hardware revision to its 3DS and 3DS LL models, with the new devices having more power, a better screen, and more buttons.

Anime Review: Date a Live: The Complete First Season (Blu-Ray)

Review by Matt S.

Here we go. I bet you were all looking forward to just what I had to say about Date a Live, otherwise known as "that incredibly popular anime with all the fan service." Offensively popular, according to a more than a few people.

Idea Factory to release Hyperdimension Neptunia RE;Birth 2 on the Vita in the west

News by Matt S.

I really enjoyed Hyperdimension Neptunia RE;Birth 1 on the PlayStation Vita. In fact, it's one of my favourite PlayStation Vita games. Apparently it has been a success, because Idea Factory is remaking the second (Hyperdimension Neptunia RE;Birth 2: Sister's Generation) for the PlayStation Vita as well.

Last chance! Get your name in for a chance to win TWO NISA games

Contest by Matt S.

Do you want a couple of new games to play on your PlayStation Vita? That's a silly question... of course you do!

Make sure you catch THE TALE OF STUDIO GHIBLI SHOWCASE in Aussie cinemas

News by Matt S.

For so many years now Studio Ghibli has delighting audiences. With Hayao Miyazaki now retired, Madman Entertainment, in collaboration with various independent cinemas around Australia has collaborated for a veritable festival of the genius of Miyazaki and Isao Takahata.

Review: Metro: Redux (Microsoft Xbox One)

Review by Nick H.

We've already seen plenty of remastered games this generation. Some are well worthwhile (The Last Of Us), while others are most certainly not (Tomb Raider). Metro 2033 and Last Light were both excellent titles, and now they've been given the update treatment, with a variety of improvements and a visual update to make better use of the new hardware. The result was that I was more than happy to revisit the bleak literature world of Metro.

Valve is being sued in Australia

News by Matt S.

Here's some interesting news to round out the week: Valve is being sued by the ACCC in Australia for being in breach of Australian Consumer Law with its Steam download portal.

Gadget Review: Glorious Extended Gaming Mouse Mat

Review by Nick H.

Mouse pads come in a lot of shapes and sizes, but I have to say that the Glorious Extended Gaming Mouse Mat offers a unique set of dimensions. Ringing in at 36" x 11" in length and width, with a 3mm thickness, when I first unrolled this my son asked if I was redoing the carpeting in my den. Smart aleck.

That being said, his opinion turned around rather quickly once he realized that it was actually a great mouse pad.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

DLC Review: Pinball FX2: The Walking Dead Table (PC)

Review by Nick H.

Zen Studios knows its way around pinball tables, and having recently released the Guardians of the Galaxy table, another big name table has come out in The Walking Dead.

There are several things I try to take into consideration when looking at these digital pinball tables. Much of it is the presentation. Anyone who has spent time playing pinball in the arcade knows that the sights and sounds of the tables is an awesome draw when done well, and the same is true in digital format. Then I look at the table's layout and ask myself if it is challenging, and, of course, fun?

Anime review: Majestic Prince (DVD)

Review by Harvard L.

There's a certain glee in Majestic Prince which sets it apart from most other offerings in the mecha genre. While esteemed directors have long been mixing the namesake giant robots with politics, philosophy and melodrama, Majestic Prince moves that all to the side and instead focuses on some truly glorious space combat backed with comedy and slice of life elements. It's an odd mix, sure, but give the first episode a watch: if the first battle sequence doesn't have you on the edge of your seat, then not much else will.

Can you name every Street Fighter IV character?

News by Nick H

Earlier this summer, I had the chance to review Ultra Street Fighter IV - which was an amazing update to an already incredible fighting game. This series has been around a very long time - and they have grown their roster to ridiculous proportions. It was not until I recently had a chance to look at Capcom's interactive infographic that I had fully appreciated how sizeable the roster had become.