Jared Hilliers

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

Female Shepard is officially a redhead

Yes I was tempted to put “ranga” in the title, but we all know that’s offensive, plus I love redheads. Looks like I’m not alone in this, after the uproar about the blonde being chosen, they had a revote. Now that the blatant marketing exercise of picking a default hair colour is over, the redhead was the clear winner. No doubt not many people will actually pick the default ...

The Games Future is in Your Palm

On the afternoon of September 15, a Business Day during TGS, the Asia Game Business Summit will be held. What is the Asia Business Games Summit you say? Only in its second year, five top executives of game companies from China, South Korea, Taiwan and Japan hold a discussion panel. The theme this year is: “The Main Battlefield of Digital Entertainment: Users’ Palms!” You know what this means, they...

Freeplay 2011 Winners

You may not have heard of Freeplay, but Freeplay is Australia’s longest running independent games festival (since 2004) exploring the intersection of indie development, culture, arts and education. It’s a five day long festival celebrating the industry and its full of gamers, workshops, debates, discussions panels and everything revolving around independent games development. There’s a...

Kingdom Hearts 3D and Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Playable at TGS

So what will Square Enix be showing at its booth during TGS? We already know Final Fantasy Versus XIII won’t be around, Assassin’s Creed Revelations is confirmed, but what else? In this weeks Dengeki Playstation, Director Tetsuya Nomura revealed the company plans on having playable versions of Final Fantasy XIII-2, Final Fantasy Type-0, Kingdom Hearts 3D and Theatrhythm Final Fantasy. ...

PS Vita Details and lineup to be revealed at TGS

The PlayStation Vita was officially unveiled at E3, but we’re still still waiting on official specs and most of all, a launch date and software lineup. During the TGS keynote speech in September, Sony President Shuhei Yoshida and Senior Vice President Yoshio Matsumoto will be doing a speech titled “All About PlayStation Vita.”, you get the idea. We can expect all the detailed spe...

THQ Announces Voltron: Defender of the Universe for download

Voltron is making a comeback in October, THQ has announced Voltron: Defender of the Universe, scheduled for release on Xbox LIVE®Arcade and PlayStation®Network. In this brand-new take on the classic Voltron animated series, nostalgia induced players like myself can except Interwoven clips from the original animated series remastered in hi-def. The game has multiplayer, including either online 1 to...

Developer Double Eleven now exclusive to Sony Platforms

Sony Computer Entertainment Europe today announced that the team behind the upcoming LittleBigPlanet on the PS VITA, signed a deal which would see the studio, developing exclusively for Sony platforms. The studio was formed by Rockstar Leeds lead-engineers in 2010, in a short time it has grown to become one of the biggest new developers in the UK. The company was behind the technology to run Littl...

The Secret World Screens

Remember Age of Conan, anyone? Well The Secret World is funcom’s next big MMO and it’s coming out either sometime this year or next, the release date is rather broad and unconfirmed, but it is an MMO. The games been in development for quite a few years now, it’s a big project and will get a release on the 360 as well. The Secret World is attempting to give players “Freedom ...

Final Fantasy Versus XIII new details, but no release date

Those of you waiting patiently for some sort of new information, possibly even a release date on the mysterious FF Versus XIII, may just have to keep waiting. Square Enix’s Tetsuya Nomura’s anticipated interview in Japanese magazine Famitsu has revealed only small amounts of information, no screenshots and news that the game is not even in “full production”. Final Fantasy Versus XIII m...

Sniper Elite Wii Review

Sniper Elite Wii Developer(s) Raylight Studios Publisher(s) Reef Entertainment Platform(s) PlayStation 2, Xbox, Wii (Reviewed), PC Release date(s) September 2010 (North America) Genre(s) Tactical Shooter Mode(s) Single Player Rating(s) M Difficulty: Medium Rare/Well Done Story   This game is essentially a port from 2005, lacking advancements from it’s counterpart, so it felt like I was ...

Microsoft still questioning 3D

Microsoft is yet to jump on the 3D bandwagon and for good reason, sales haven’t exactly indicated consumers are interested and the price is still too high. Speculation about Microsoft’s strategy on 3D has been on the rumour mill since Sony announced it’s own, but no one has been exactly clear on the matter. Microsoft even had a small promotion on the 360 in South Korea with LG in...

Game Developers in Australia get support from Government

The Game development industry in Australia has had rocky times recently, especially after people losing their jobs and some studios being closed, including Krome’s Adelaide office. So the announcement made by the Federal Government for a Research and Development Tax Credit to the Industry comes as great news for the future. Announced via the Interactive Games and Entertainment Association of...

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