Samurai Warriors 4 (Sony PlayStation 4)

The best Warriors game in years

Persona 4 Arena Ultimax (Xbox 360)

Rise wants you to buy this game. Do what Rise says.

Super Smash Bros. (Nintendo 3DS)

The brawler goes portable

EB Expo 2014

All the games from Australia's own show

Friday, October 24, 2014

The Friday 10: Ten Halloween recommendations for a spooky night

List by Matt S.

Everyone likes a top-10 list. They're a bit of fun, and always good for discussion. And so every so often we pull together a "top 10" list. These are here for fun and laughs - we're not pretending that we're the authority of good games taste in the world and this is purely the author's preferences. Agree with him/ her or not, it's all good.

It's a week of Miku book reviews! Day 5: Hatsune Miku Graphics: Vocaloid Comic & Art Volumes 1 and 2

Review by Matt S.

With all the coverage that we've been giving Hatsune Miku and her band of adorable vocaloids, I thought that it would be a good time to review a series of Hatsune Miku (and friends) art books by Udon Entertainment. And so each day this week we'll be publishing a short review from the library!

Review: Forza Horizon 2 (Microsoft Xbox One)

Review by Nick H.

What happens when you take someone who does not particularly love racing games, and you sit him down with Forza Horizon 2? Turns out you wind up with a person who spends roughly the next six hours in front of his television playing nothing but a racing game. Simply put, Forza Horizon 2 is just that good.

Dead or Alive 5 Last Round Izuna Drops a launch date, new stages, and "Core Fighters" details

News by Jedediah H.

I've been deservedly punched on the side of my head a couple times in my life (for being too handsome, I guess), but none of those hits registered with quite the impact or playfulness as Team Ninja's flurry of news: Dead or Alive 5 Last Round will bash its way to Europe the 20th February 2015, and to North America the 17th February 2015, with new stages, costumes, and a free trial consisting of Core Fighters.

Anime Impressions: Celestial Method

Impressions by Clark A.

Celestial Method follows the young Nonoka Komiya as she returns to her homeland of Lake Kiriya City. After settling in, Komiya stumbles upon childhood friend, Noel. Oblivious to Noel’s identity, Komiya winds up falsely accusing her once-pal of damaging an invaluable photograph.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

It's a week of Miku book reviews! Day 4: Hatsune Miku Graphics Character Collection CV02 Kagamine Rin & Len Edition

Review by Matt S.

With all the coverage that we've been giving Hatsune Miku and her band of adorable vocaloids, I thought that it would be a good time to review a series of Hatsune Miku (and friends) art books by Udon Entertainment. And so each day this week we'll be publishing a short review from the library!

Review: Senran Kagura Shinovi Versus (Sony PlayStation Vita)

Review by Nick H.

Depending on your personal sensibilities, it is possible that the young women showing plenty of skin in Senran Kagura Shinovi Versus will be distracting or even offensive. However, if you focus on that aspect of what Senran Kagura Shinovi Versus has to offer, you might be missing out on the game's best asset - its entertaining combat.

Aussie veteran studio, Tantalus, turns 20

News by Matt S.

One of Australia's veteran development studios has turned 20. Tantalus, based in Melbourne, has been in operation since the Super Nintendo, and continues to pump out the hits today.

Review: Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures 2 (Microsoft Xbox 360)

Review by Nick H.

A year ago, I had a chance to play the first Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures game. That title had some flaws, fitting uncomfortably between being too hard for really young players and yet feeling watered down for the more experienced platforming crowd. The second iteration in this new series feels very similar to the first. If you enjoyed that title, odds are there will be enough familiar game here for you to like. The Ghostly Adventures 2 does a good job of creating a fun, colourful atmosphere with some decent exploration and challenges, without ever become must-play material.

Review: In Space We Brawl (Sony PlayStation 4)

PlayStation 4 ReviewReview by Sam M.

In Space We Brawl is quite simple in its design, which is funny because space is meant to be limitless. It takes the local multiplayer focus that made the likes of Towerfall so great and combines it with that classic that almost everyone has forgotten now - Space War - to create a multiplayer, twin-stick shooter.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

It's a week of Miku book reviews! Day 3: Hatsune Miku Graphics: Character Collection CV03 Megurine Luka Edition

Review by Matt S.

With all the coverage that we've been giving Hatsune Miku and her band of adorable vocaloids, I thought that it would be a good time to review a series of Hatsune Miku (and friends) art books by Udon Entertainment.

AnimeLab lands on Android with new dedicated app

News by Matt S.

We're big fans of Madman Entertainment's AnimeLab. This Australian rival to the likes of CrunchyRoll enjoys a deep library and, best of all, is currently completely free of charge.