Jared Hilliers

Geek Gamer Hybrid, writer, graphics guy, soccer player, music lover and other adjectives.

OUYA Game Jam produces 166 prototypes in 10 Days

OUYA will be launching in March, and one of the biggest challenges the Android console faces in 2013 is games. We can all agree a low cost console is a great idea, but it needs developers ofcourse, indie or commercial. So OUYA, along with Kill Screen, hosted a game jam event called CREATE, inviting any developers to make all sorts of game prototypes over the course of 10 days. By the deadline, the...

Dishonored: Dunwall City Trials DLC Review

Dishonored: Dunwall City Trials Developer: Arkane Studios Publisher: Bethesda Platforms: Xbox 360 (Reviewed), Playstation 3, Windows Release Date: December 11th, 2012 Price: $4.99 (Buy now XBLA) Overview Dishonored earlier this year was one of the best (optional) stealth games released, infact it probably was. The beauty of the game was choice, which Bethesda is known for publishing, and it just h...

Modern Combat 4: Zero Hour Review

Modern Combat 4 Developer: Gameloft Publisher: Gameloft Platforms: iPhone (Reviewed), iPad, iPod Touch, Windows Phone, Android Release Date: December 6th, 2012 Price: $7.49 – Available Here (1.9 gig download) Overview Modern Combat 4 is Gameloft’s latest attempt at bringing a solid FPS to touch screen gaming, which sounds like a pretty ambitious feat when you read that, and it is when you co...

Swipe The Deck Review

Swipe The Deck Developer: Enders Fund Publisher: Chillingo Platforms: iPhone (Reviewed), iPad, iPod Touch Release Date: November 8, 2012 Price: Free for a limited time – Available Here Overview You know that feeling you get when walk into the gambling section of a pub and it smells like dead dreams? Well I do because I don’t gamble on the pokies, I despise them, but each to their own. So tha...

Space Disorder Review

Space Disorder Review Developer: Mi-Clos Publisher: Bulky Pix Platforms: iPhone (Reviewed), iPad, iPod Touch Release Date: October 11, 2012 Price: Free – Available Here Overview So this mean robot steals your one and only and you play the part of Noah, the apparent hero. He then straps on his jetpack and goes to save the day. Sound familiar? Comparisons to other games don’t end there, there ...

Jelly Cannon Reloaded Review

Jelly Cannon Reloaded Developer: Nickelodeon Inc Publisher: Chillingo Platforms: iPhone (Reviewed), iPad, iPod Touch Release Date: Aug 23, 2012 Price: $0.99 USD/AUD – Available Here Overview Jelly Cannon Reloaded, developed by Nickelodeon continues the quality of Chillingo Published games with fairly decent mechanics and good graphics for the platform, along with bang for buck. The concept of shoo...

PS Vita Price Cut Not Coming This Year

Sadly it looks like there’s not going to be a PSVITA price cut this year, in my small time with the console it’s easy to see how much potiental it has. But like me, alot of people aren’t willing to pay the price when you consider there’s already a powerful smartphone in your pocket, the main point of difference is going to have to be price and premium quality gaming. Speaki...

How hard is it to develop on each console?

  Recently an interesting thread opened up on reddit about Game development, it posed the question “Describe what developing for each console you’ve developed for is like”, I don’t think anyone expected some sort of awesome response. But programmer Cory Bloyd (corysama) responded with a pretty lengthy explanation about his experiences, like mini reviews for each consol...

Final Fantasy X HD won’t be here anytime soon

  I really love Final Fantasy, but the series in general seems to be going down hill bit these days. To add to these woes, we’re now in the era of direct sequels. Something that never happened until Final Fantasy X and now you’ll be waiting abit longer for a HD remake of the game aswell. Speaking to Famitsu, Motomu Toriyama hinted a another sequel, DLC and the progress of a HD rem...

Air Mail Review

Air Mail Developer: N-fusion interactive Publisher: Chillingo Platforms: iPhone (Reviewed), iPad (Reviewed), iPod Touch Release Date: May 24, 2012 Price: $4.99 USD/AUD – Available Here Overview Chillingo are on fire lately, infact all the games I’ve reviewed in the past few months have been from these guys, so maybe that’s a little bias. But when you look at their track record in general, they jus...

Burnout Crash! iOS Review

Burnout: Crash! Developer: Criterion Games Publisher: EA Platforms: iPhone (Reviewed), iPad, PSN, Xbox Live Release Date: 11th April, 2012 Price: $6.49 USD/AUD – Available Here You can check out the Xbox Live Arcade version of our review here Overview Well, this was like nothing I expected, but I suppose I shouldn’t have expected much, I didn’t know too much about this version of Burno...

Madcoaster Review

Madcoaster Developer: Chillingo Publisher: Chillingo/Apple Platforms: iPhone (Reviewed), iPad, iPod Touch, Android Release Date: Mar 22, 2012 Price: $0.99 USD/AUD – Available Here Overview Be prepared to read the word “roller coaster” alot. I’ll be the first to admit I used to be afraid of roller coasters, something that heavy going that fast, it’s similar to the fear that ...

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