Jared Hilliers

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

World of Warcraft: Cataclysm breaks PC sales records and reduces global productivity

Apparently people are still doing digital crack, who would have thought? I assumed because I stopped playing everyone would follow suit, oh well…. suckers! Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. today announced that World of Warcraft: Cataclysm, the third expansion for the critically acclaimed massively multiplayer online role-playing game, sold through more than 3.3 million copies as of its first 24 hours ...

Def Jam Rapstar Review

Def Jam Rapstar Developer(s) Terminal Reality, Def Jam Interactive Publisher(s) Konami Platform(s) Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 (reviewed), Nintendo Wii Release date(s) October 5th, 2010 Genre(s) Music, Simulation Mode(s) Single-player, Competitive Multiplayer, Co-op modes Rating(s) ESRB: T Difficulty: Medium Rare For years, people have gathered around the television with microphone in hand and possibl...

Saw II: Flesh and Blood Review

Developer(s) Zombie Studios Publisher(s) Konami Platform(s) Xbox 360 (reviewed), PlayStation 3, PC Release date(s) October 19, 2010 Genre(s) Third Person Action, Survival Horror Mode(s) Single-player Rating(s) ESRB: M, BBFC: 18 Difficulty: Medium Rare I won’t lie, the Saw franchise never really appealed to me after its initial release. I was impressed with the first film much like everyone else an...

Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood review

    Developer(s) Ubisoft Montreal Publisher(s) Ubisoft Platform(s) Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 (reviewed), PC Release date(s) November 16, 2010 Genre(s) Action Adventure Mode(s) Single-player, multiplayer online 1-8 Rating(s) PEGI: 16+ Difficulty: Easy, like playing God Mode Assassin’s Creed brotherhood has been turned around with a development cycle of just over a year, which seems a ...

Shaun White Skateboarding in RL, don’t try this at home

Recently I reviewed Shaun White Skateboarding and noted some of the interesting ideas the game uses in skateboarding, such as magical powers, air-skating (awesome) and creating your own rails/ramps.   Obviously the realism factor goes way out the window performing these moves in game, but this is an extreme sport, so a total lack of realism is expected and even enjoyable.  Well apparently I was wr...

Shaun White Skateboarding Review

Developer(s) Ubisoft Montreal Publisher(s) Ubisoft Platform(s) Xbox 360 (reviewed), PlayStation 3 Release date(s) October 24, 2010 Genre(s) Extreme sports Mode(s) Single-player, multiplayer Rating(s) PEGI: 12+[3] Shaun White Skateboarding sets to take the genre in a different direction with a blending of elements, instead of following the leader (Skate) developer Ubisoft Montreal decided to go its...

DC Universe Online Impressions

DC Universe Online isn’t the first MMO take on the super hero theme; we’ve had City of Heroes, Champions online and a few others. The difference here is the awesome branding of DC comics and the chance to play beside your favourite characters from the universe. The basic idea is to create your own superhero to insert into the universe, which immediately makes the character creation pro...

Sony’s PlayTV Celebrates Milestone

  The PS3’s reputation to become the gaming industry’s version of the Swiss army knife inched a step closer today with PlayTV reaching a Milestone in sales down under. Sony Computer Entertainment Australia today announced that less than one year on from the launch of the PlayStation 3 peripheral PlayTV, which enables users to watch, pause and record high definition free-to-air digital TV, so...

PSPgo Epic Price Drop in Australia

Sony Australia announced today that the price of the PSPgo down under will drop by a massive $200 to a retail price of $249.95 from November 1, just in time for the Christmas rush. They may as well advertise “crazy warehouse clearance sale!” all over TV with a price drop like that. But in all seriousness, the system needed a new price tag to improve the sluggish sales. Think that’...

Diablo III can run on consoles

The next Diablo III could very well be the franchises next step into the console gaming world, with Senior Designer Jason Bender recently commenting on the speculation. He mentioned that there is “no real barrier” to bringing the highly anticipated RPG to PS3 and Xbox 360, since the game is quite suited to the current consoles. “I think it is suited to consoles,” he says. “We’re defini...

Microsoft Posting Record Profits

Microsoft’s Entertainment and Devices Division (EDD), responsible for the Xbox and PC/Windows gaming posted revenue increases over last year during the same quarter. While the entire division was up 27% to nearly $1.8 billion, the Xbox 360 business alone went up 33% over the same quarter in 2009. Total revenues were sitting around $1.2 billion, with everyones favourite FPS Halo Reach generating ov...

No Kirby for Australia or Europe in 2010

  For all you Aussie Kirby fan’s out there, the unfortunate news is that our pink little puff won’t be having an “Epic yarn” in PAL Territories until 2011. The game is set to hit shelves on October the 17th in North America and has been receiving rave reviews across the board. Nintendo Australia has confirmed the delay with a statement saying that:-  “Australia genera...

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