Thomas Hellier

Half Price Drip Drip Available Now

Casual gaming and rainy days have a lot in common. They’re both provide constant, soothing  patterns and drip feed you what you need, although not always in the preferred format. Imminent Games knows this and has joined the two together in their game ‘Drip Drip.’ Reminiscent of games like ‘Glider’ (oh god that takes me back) in its aesthetics, your objective is to sto...

G.I. Joe: Retaliation Review

G.I. Joe: Retaliation Studio: Skydance Productions/di Bonaventura Pictures Publisher: Paramount Pictures/Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Release Date: March 28, 2013 Format: Cinema Overview: ‘Rise of the Cobra,’ or G.I. Joe 1, was bat-shit insane. The goodies and the baddies were both very well drawn with awesome characters emerging from both sides. As far as Hollywood action blockbusters go, you ...

Kabam! Kingdoms of Camelot Reaches $200 Million in Revenue

It’s hardly surprising that there’s money to be made in the free-to-play world but hundreds of millions of dollars is a big deal no matter your sales strategy. Kabam has done just that, having just surpassed the $200 million mark. In achieving this feat, their game ‘Kingdoms of Camelot’ is now the leader in free-to-play core games in the western world. This milestone also p...

Firefly Collector’s Edition Steelbook Coming Soon

Oh. My. God. I’m weak at the knees already. Firefly is coming in a super shiny collectors edition exclusively for Australian and UK audiences. This is the kind of thing that you’d barter your dog for after the apocalypse happens. There’s a lot of special features for you here so you can dig into the expanded universe of Firefly. There’s the usual ‘making of’ and...

Tapjoy to Help Fund Aussie Talent

San Francisco based ad server Tapjoy has just announced the Tapjoy Australia Fund. If you’re an indie developer publishing on iOS or Android, Tapjoy would like to cover a significant proportion of your up-front marketing spend to push our talent overseas. They have indicated broadly that they will allow developers to make the most of Tapjoy’s platform for distribution, monetisation, co...

Rugby Challenge 2: The Lions Tour Edition Announced

It is often thought that gamer-nerds and meat-heads are cut from different cloth. Not so, obviously, as ‘Rugby Challenge 2: the Lions Tour Edition’ is coming to PC, PS3 and XBox 360. Statistics may be the only common denominator between games and sports yet somewhat counter-intuitively is also the binding force that joins us. Kiwi developers Sidhe bring us this massively expanded addit...

Interview with G.I. Joe: Retaliation Director Jon M. Chu

Jon M. Chu – the director of  ‘G.I. Joe Retaliation’ –  took some time to talk to us, as part of a round-table  about his move into action blockbusters. He may have found fame through films such as ‘Step Up 2’ and ‘Justin Bieber: Never Say Never’, but Jon is determined to attack every genre Hollywood puts in front of him. That’s not to say he d...

Interview with Byung-hun Lee from G.I. Joe: Retaliation

Byung-hun Lee is a one of the leading actors of what is known as the “Korean Boom” in television and film. A mega-superstar in Korea, Byung-hun is finding growing international popularity, and not just in Asia either. Films like ‘Addicted’, ‘A Bittersweet Life’, ‘The Good, The Bad, The Weird’ and ‘I Saw the Devil’ have given him critical ...

Interview with Adrianne Palicki & DJ Cotrona from G.I. Joe: Retaliation

With ‘G.I. Joe Retaliation’s’ release imminent, we were given a series of round-table interviews with the stars during their media trip to Australia (part of a global premiere run). Our first was with Adrianne Palicki, who plays Lady Jaye, and DJ Cotrona, who plays Flint. Adrianne was recently featured in the remake of ‘Red Dawn,’ as well as having great success with ...

The Thieves Review

The Thieves Studio: Caper Film Publisher: Madman Entertainment Platforms: DVD, Blu-Ray (Reviewed) Release Date: Out now Price: $34.95 (Available here) Overview Korean pop culture, or at least the stuff that’s being exported, has a way of taking what used to make American entertainment the best in the world and giving it an extra layer of polish. It seems to be that American blockbusters thes...

Doomsday Preppers – Season One Review

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Doomsday Preppers – Season One Review Studio: National Geographic Publisher: Madman Entertainment Format: DVD Release Date: Out Now Price: $39.95 (Avalable Here) Overview: Survivalists have been getting a lot of attention of late and I’m not too sure that’s a good thing. While there’s a very rational reason to want to be prepared for a catastrophe that could wipe out humanity, mo...

Counter Strike Co-Creator’s Project Now in Open Beta

Get ready for more balls-to-the-wall FPS action. ‘Tactical Intervention,’ the newest game from Counter Strike’s co-creator, Minh ‘Gooseman’ Le, is now in open beta. Officially opening on the 14th of March, this is the final phase of development before launch on the 28th of March this year. Alas, the open beta is only available to OGPlanet-registered North Americans at...

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