Jared Hilliers

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

Gamers watching more movies on their Xbox 360

  This isn’t really surprising news, more and more people tend to stream content to Xbox 360’s from their PC’s and the rise of digital distribution also helps the statistic. Microsoft posted this just before E3, which was intended to flaunt strategic vision for the conference more than anything else. While people are still playing lots and lots of games, 40 percent of all Xb...

Dead Island Awesome Boxart Revealed

Ever since Dead Island’s trailer went viral on the internet, the buzz for this game has blown up alot and subsequently more and more assets were shown of the game. Everything from game footage and interviews to screen-shots, everything but the box art… until now that is. Set your eyes upon this awesome cover and hopefully the game lives up to the excitement and hype. This game will be ...

Konami announces Flight Simulator: Birds of Steel

I know what you were thinking when you saw the headline, if you’re like me you saw “Balls of Steel”, but that’s another story. Konami announced a game today for Xbox 360/PS3 that aims to replay Famous WWII Battles with Realistic Air Combat Simulator and MMO Game Play, which sound like an interesting mix, even though I’ve never really liked flight simulators. Besides I...

F.E.A.R 3 New Multiplayer Mode

Set to release on the Xbox 360, PS3, and Windows PC in 22 June (after a disappointing delay), F.E.A.R. 3 is introducing co-op play that hope to evolves the franchise, as well as varying multi-player modes. Introducing F.E.A.R. 3’s “Soul King” multiplayer mode (see video below) In this mode, considered the most competitive multiplayer mode in the game, the goal is to harvest the most number of soul...

Sony Welcome Backlash

Sony announced their welcome back program yesterday, which was met with mixed reactions, but mainly positive. I’m not complaining about free games, the only people complaining are the people who already have them, which is the minority. The only complaint I have would be that Sony should be giving us PS2 emulation on all PS3 consoles, not just the initial models that support it. Sony took aw...

Sony ‘Welcome Back’ Package details!

It looks like a pretty decent deal and they’re all fairly similar across regions, have a looksy, just to be specific only accounts registered before the PSN went down will be eligible for the freebies. The european/aussie package includes… Two PS3 games from the following: – LittleBigPlanet – Infamous – Wipeout HD/Fury – Ratchet and Clank: Quest for Booty – Dead Nation PSP users will also be...

First details of Pro Evolution Soccer 2012 announced

For some, the world may be ending in 2012, for soccer nuts PES 2012 is coming out instead. Konami has announced the first details of PES 2012, including a new trailer. The previous entry to the series was said to be the best in years, the new game is looking to improve upon features which pleased fans. The game development news is that the AI has undergone a major overhaul to bring the title more ...

Rusty start to Playstation Network Restoration down under

As the Playstation Network finally starts it’s restoration, Aussie gamers seem to be having trouble, supposedly the restoration was to start from 5am this morning. But if you’re like me, you’ve been having trouble and can’t exactly sign in. I’ve been trying since last night as I wasn’t sure of our regions restoration, but at 8am this morning password resets star...

China set to release it’s own interactive console ‘Isec’

“Yes, it doubles as a karaoke machine“ China, who just happens to make everything has finally decided to step into the market of game consoles, probably because it’s closed off to every other console. You don’t see gamers over there with PS3’s, Xbox’s or Wii’s, but ironically some of the parts are probably made in China, so it only makes sense for the coun...

World Cyber Games Launches in Sydney this week

The search for Australia’s representative to lead the countries fight in the World Cyber Games kicks off at Parramatta, specifically this Saturday April 30th, at Parramatta Riverside.  Entry is free, there’ll be games everywhere and it sounds like a great way to spend your Saturday. It’s a unique event that doesn’t come around too often in the Land Down Under; The World Cyb...

Are you leet at Sniping?

  If anyone remembers at little game called Sniper Elite from 2005, then this follow up to the succesful simulator will probably excite you. Sniper Elite, an action/adventure game is being released on the Wii this June. It’s a tactical shooter set in the Battle of Berlin in 1945. It’s based on sniping (more like camping!), which puts you in the shoes of an American OSS agent, Karl...

Retro PC Games on Android

Recently an App developed for Android by DOSBox Team hit the market and emulates old x86 PC games, allowing you to play anything from Might and Magic to Baldur’s Gate 2 on your little handheld. The library of games currently available is fairly impressive and initial reports on performance have so far been great, some games are free and the highest you’ll pay is something like $10 for ...

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