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APRIL 2013 NEWS

April 30, 2013

    PS4 Preview
    Watch Dogs is a game which we previewed last year when announced at the 2012 E3 Show, and was confirmed for PS3. At the PS4 announcement in February 2013 Ubisoft confirmed the game was also PS4 bound so we've had a look with new details. This is almost certain to be a cracking game in late 2013 (or whenever Sony's new console launches here).

April 29, 2013

    Movie News
    Sony have sent out a press release, and teaser trailer confirming they are developing a Ratchet & Clank film set for release in cinemas in early 2015 - yes two years away. Ratchet & Clank writer, T.J. Fixman, who has written the recent games is writing the film while the film is being made by Blockade Entertainment and Rainmaker Entertainment. Here's the teaser trailer.

April 28, 2013

    Blu-Ray Review
    Wreck-It Ralph is Walt Disney Picture's latest CG film and is based around the video game world which makes it a perfect match for readers of this site. It's quite a fun film given a nigh on perfect transfer. We review the Blu-Ray, but in short, if you like CG films and games you'll enjoy this release.

April 26, 2013

    We're Back!
    Well we're back from Melbourne. As you can see we didn't update site, but it was a very quiet news week so that worked out well. Have to say the ANZAC Day footy match was epic, well done to the mighty Bombers. Anyway onto the news tidbits...

    PS3 News
    Remember how 2K Games were working on the XCOM related FPS for PC and XBox 360 but not PC, well the company has just announced the game is being reworked and will now be hitting the PS3 as well with a due date of August 23, 2013. Called The Bureau: XCOM Declassified the game is in development at 2K Marin the game tells the story of the origins of the XCOM. 2K have released a live-action triler called "Burn The Room" to promote the game which is decent enough, but I really want gameplay...

    PS4 News
    Sony have released a video with developers discussing the new Dual Shock 4 controller for the Playstation 4. There are quite a few enhancements for this controller over the current one so it's worth a look.

    The other bit of next-generation news from the last week is that it appears Microsoft will be unveiling their next XBox on May 21 at an event in America, only a couple of weeks before the 2013 E3 Show.

April 20, 2013

    Site News
    Just a quick update to let you know updates will be pretty scarce over the next week as we're taking some time off, heading to Melbourne and catching a couple of AFL matches (including Essendon Vs Collingwood on ANZAC Day). See you in a week (unless some crazy PS4 or gaming news drops and I have internet down there).

April 19, 2013

    PS3 Review
    Bioshock Infinite is one of the biggest games of 2013, no doubt about it. The first two Bioshock games were stunning titles, but with a couple of delays we had concerns about this third title. We shouldn't have, this is a stunning game that should be in all collections.

April 18, 2013

    PS3 News
    Sony have confirmed that their next Wonderbook title Diggs Nightcrawler will be released on June 14 2013. Developed by Moonbot Studios you can see a behind the scenes look at creating the world below.

April 15, 2013

    PS3 Review
    Army of Two: The Devil's Cartel is the third game in this franchise following the original game in 2008, and then the sequel Army of Two: The 40th Day two years later. Is this co-op third person shooter worth your time? Read our review to find out...

April 13, 2013

    PS3 Review
    Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time is a game franchise fans have been asking for. Indeed it has been a few years since the last Sly Cooper title (well, besides the recent HD trilogy) but Sly and his gang are now on the PS3 in Thieves in Time. Is the game worth checking out? Read on...

April 12, 2013

    PS3 News
    NamcoBandai have announced that their highly anticipated Tales of Xillia will be released in Australia on August 9, 2013. The game will be released in standard, Day One and Collectors Editions with Tales of Xillia: Milla Maxwell Collector’s Edition featuring a 20.5cm (including base) Milla figurine based on the artistic game artwork, the Original Soundtrack, and a high quality hardback art book, all included in a newly designed folded box. Get ready to purchase this exclusive Limited Edition, as only 10 000 copies will be available globally. Pre-ordering this Exclusive Edition will allow fans to get access to exclusive costumes for Jude and Milla and a special PS3 custom theme.
    In addition to this Collector edition, an exclusive Day One Edition of Tales of Xillia will be available for purchase for the price of the standard retail version. This Limited Edition will include an art book and the Original Soundtrack. Fans who pre-order this Day One Edition will receive in addition to all these extra items a beautiful steel case or/and exclusive costumes for Jude and Milla and a special PS3 custom theme.

    Ubisoft have released a trailer for Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon which is a stand alone game whcih takes the best, or worst of action films, throws in Michael Biehn (The Terminator, Aliens, and The Abyss) and is due out in a couple of weeks on May 1 for $AU17.95. It looks pretty fun, albeit only for adults with the game carrying an R18+ rating. Check it out...

    Old-skool gamers such as myself should be pretty happy today. Ubisoft have announced that the classic game Flashback is coming to PS3 - and has been given a new lick of paint with new HD visuals and 3D support as well thanks to a move to the Unreal Engine. Not only that but the original creators are back working on the title to ensure authenticity and that the game remains faithful to the original. It's looking pretty nice as you can see in the following trailer...

    From Software's Dark Souls II is certain to be a monster seller when it releases and NamcoBandai have released a new trailer for the game called "Dispair". It's brief, but nice so check it out...

    Is it trailer Friday or something? We have another good one for you this time in the form of Armored Core: Verdict Day. The trailer, called "Siege", is also good...

April 10, 2013

    PS3 News
    EB Games has today announced the Batman: Arkham Origins is in development for PS3 (and other platforms, but no mention of PS4) with an October 25, 2013 release date confirmed. The game isn't being developed by Rocksteady (they have provided some tech and engine assistance however) but rather by WB Games Montréal. The game is a prequel to Rocksteady's titles taking place several years before them.

    PSVita News
    Sony have announced that Tearaway the all-new game from Media Molecule for the Playstation Vita will be released on October 23. It's looking pretty fun/unique too with fantastic music, so check out the trailer below...

April 8, 2013

    PS3 News
    WB Games Australia have confirmed that Mortal Kombat Komplete Edition will be released in Australia on May 1. The game was rated R18+ here in Australia and will be released for $AU39.95. Not only that but the game will include all previously released DLC such as warriors Skarlet, Kenshi and Rain, as well as the infamous dream stalker Freddy Krueger. The game also provides 15 Klassic Skins and three Klassic Fatalities (Scorpion, Sub-Zero and Reptile).

    Activision have announced that they will be releasing Fast & Furious: Showdown on May 22, a couple of weeks before Fast & Furious 6 is released in cinemas. The game will include co-op missions and allow gamers to switch between key roles from driver, gunman, tactician, to daredevil.

    Remember Me is one of the more unique looking titles due on June 6 this year and Capcom, with developers DONTNOD, have released a new trailer for the game which is worth checking out...

April 6, 2013

    PS3 News
    One of the most anticipated games of 2013 has finally been given a release date. Focus Home Interactive have confirmed that Farming Simulator 2013 will be released on PS3 in September. We kid you not, you will be able to create a farm on a console. As the press release states: "You will face the challenges of a modern farmer: animal husbandry, crops, harvesting, sales of your products, and of course buying new vehicles and machines...". Mark your calendars folks.

April 4, 2013

    Industry News
    Some sad news today with confirmation that Disney have shut down LucasArts. The company, formed in 1982 is one of the longest running games companies in the games industry. In the companies earlier years they focused on point and click adventures such as Sam & Max, Indiana Jones and Escape from Monkey Island. Then in the 1990s they hit their stride with Star Wars games such as X-Wing Vs Tie Fighter and even Rebel Assault. In recent times the company struggled and the name took a battering with crap such as Star Wars Kinect. Recently they showed off Star Wars 1313 which looked promising but now with the companies closure that game, along with First Assault and three undisclosed projects may never see the light of day. LucasArts will remain as a licensing arm so there is a glimmer of hope that other companies may pick up these unifinished titles, or certainly develop future Star Wars titles.

    PS4 Review
    Killzone: Shadow Fall was the first game shown off for Sony's upcoming next-generation console, the PS4. With the PS4 due for release in late 2013 (at least in some territories) this game has been confirmed as a launch title. So does it look any good? Well, can you say; phenomenal? That's what it is...

April 3, 2013

    PS3 Review
    Atelier Ayesha: The Alchemist of Dusk probably isn't an RPG too many people would have heard of and while it isn't the greatest game ever developed, Michael found some enjoyment in this title. Here's his full review of this latest release game...

April 2, 2013

    PS3/PS4 News
    Hideo Kojima has confirmed that as well as Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes he is working on a second title called Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. The two titles will cross over in parts (as almost all titles have in the franchise really) with The Phantom Pain taking place 9 years after Ground Zeros. As yet target platforms and dates are not confirmed. What has been confirmed, somewhat sadly, is that David Hayter, the voice of Solid Snake, won't be returning - that was a decision by Kojima himself in order to refresh the franchise. Somewhat disappointing that...

    So the other day Electronic Arts showed off Battlefield 4 using the Frostbite 3 engine. Subsequent to that unveiling Bioware have confirmed that both Mass Effect 4 and Dragon Age 3 will use the same engine. Of course platforms, release dates, and details have not been announced as yet, but stay tuned for E3...

    PS3 News
    WB Games have announced that a demo for Injustice: Gods Among Us will be released on the Playstation Store this week. The game, which is a brawler, pits some of the biggest comic book characters against each other with the demo including Batman, Wonder Woman and Lex Luthor.

    Sony has released a Red Band (read: Uncensored) trailer for The Last Of Us and it's pretty phenomenal, and gory. Check it out below and get ready for the June 14th release...


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