First of all, an apology for the lack of posts from me. Work, health and family issues have prevented me from writing, however things are improving on all fronts so expect more posts from yours truly! EVE Online has a strong presence in Australia, and many of the players trekked to Sydney’s Rydges World Square for the first of (hopefully) many Australian Eve events. One of the issues with Eve is that Iceland (where CCP, the company that [...]
Thanks to the kind people at Fish Burners and with breakfast (or late dinner) supplied by Google, members of the GDG (Google Developers Group) Sydney got to watch the Google IO2012 Android Keynote live on the big screen. The main points of the Keynote was some new features in the new release of the Android OS (codename Jellybean, or Android 4.1), the eagerly awaited Nexus Tablet (called the Nexus 7), the media streaming device Nexus Q [...]
Aussie game developer Halfbrick celebrated 2 years of Fruit Ninja being released on the iPhone app store. So far, the simple game of, well, slicing fruit as achieved some impressive results: 300 million downloads 1.5 trillion pieces of fruit sliced 100 years of Fruit Ninja is played every day around the world More players than the combined populations of New York, London, Beijing, Paris and Tokyo! These are impressive stats, especially when companies like Zinga find that mobile [...]
Video game retailer GAME has been forced into administration. Given that the release of Diablo III is tomorrow, there will be a few nervous gamers seeing if their pre-orders of the long awaited fantasy game from Blizzard. Price Waterhouse Coopers has been appoint Voluntary Administrators (under the names of Warwick and Greg Hall). Unlike other retail collapses recently (liek REGGroup, owners of Angus and Robertson and Boarders Australia), pre-orders and gift cards will be honoured if possible, and will be allowed to be claimed as an unsecured [...]
I am the first to admit that I have never played any Bioware games. My preference is MMO games, so while I never played Knights of the Old Republic, I have played many space MMO like Space and Beyond, Eve, Star Trek Online and the precursor Star Wars MMO, Star Wars Galaxies.
When Star Trek Online was announced, I was really looking forward to the game. I was part of the beta, but the game was at a state that I could not bring myself to pay $80 for the release version.
Of all the upcoming MMO games, one game has been generating the most buzz, namely Star Wars: The Old Republic. This franchise has so much going for it, from internet buzz and a proven track record from Bioware, as well the idea of a storytelling MMO was gaining praise worldwide. So when I heard that Star Wars: The Old Republic was being released worldwide on December 20th, I thought I could download the game and play during [...]
At the Sydney Big Picture event held by Microsoft, one thing that caught my attention was Kinect.
Sony has overnight announced a partnership with Vodafone that will see the company become the recommended provider of 3G data services for Sony’s forthcoming PlayStation Vita in Australia.
An article from Sydney Morning Herald’s Sacha Molitorisz about the decline of DVD rental marketplace suggests that the Internet is killing DVD Rentals. However the article gave only vague hints on how traditional Brick and Mortar stores was facing competition from the net, spending more time talking about DVD rental machines from RedRoomDVD and Oovie.