Kellie Wallace

I am writer and gamer at heart. I live in Sydney and work for a gaming retailer.

Chinese man dies after gaming marathon

  We can all admit we have spent more than a few hours playing our favourite game, often finding an hour has turned into three. However, a Chinese man has died after spending three days straight on a gaming binge. The unamed man in his thirties, had not slept, had hardly eaten and rarely moved from his computer when he collapsed and slipped into a coma in late Feburary, at an internet cafe near Be...

Infinity Ward bosses to fight for COD

The original creators of the Modern Warfare series have “no prayer” in reclaiming the titles, say Wedbush analyst Michael Pachter. The legal representatives of former Infinity Ward bosses Jason West and Vince Zampella say the men could be awarded joint ownership if they are successful in an upcoming court battle. If West and Zampella have a favourable ruling in their case, it might enable them to ...

Second Best

Rarely in the film industry, would you find a sequel that does better than its predecessor but in the gaming industry, sequels are often gold. With the recent release of Portal 2 this month, games that come in second to its original sister often find themselves recording better sales and receiving a lot more acclaim than before. This is due to technology. It is no secret that every year that passe...

Overhyped and over-rated

When a video game is marketed, pushed and hyped as the biggest title of the year, always has the opportunity to heighten the anticipation and thrill of the release. THQ’s Homefront was named as one of the most emotional and overwhelming games of the year but when it was released in March, it failed and as like EA to its Medal of Honor, stocks fell and people denied the game. The apocalyptic title ...

Modern Warfare 3 ready to be rebooted

With the impeding release of the highly anticipated Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 out in November, came years of rumours, proposed plots and trailers. At the start of the year, Activision announced that the site FindMakarov.com, which was gaining world wide exposure, to be a hoax and promptly discouraged fans to visit it. Upon recently the internet has been running rife with rumours claiming the ...

Medal of Honor’s second coming

With the tragic release that was Medal Of Honor, EA hopes to redeem themselves with confirmation of a sequel to the first person shooter coming this year. Medal Of Honor failed to deliver in 2010 that EA’s stocks fell and fans were left scratching their heads over the developer’s motives. Retailers saw a huge increase of returns and trades of the game and many were left to drop prices ...

MLB 2K11 Xbox 360 Review

Major League Baseball 2K11 PUBLISHER: 2K Games DEVELOPER: 2K Games PLATFORM: XBOX360, PS3 RELEASE DATE: 18th March 2011 PRICE: AUS $99.99, USA $59.99, UK £47.95 OVERVIEW Fans have been anticipating the much awaited MLB 2K11 after disappointing  releases over the last few years. After MLB 2K6 was released, it seemed every predecessor after it failed with a slight change with 2K10. With 2K gamesR...

Australian Customs to seize Mortal Kombat imports

It was the news that rocked gamers all over Australia. The Australian Classification Board had refused classification (RC) of Mortal Kombat. The internet was turned into a warzone with fans coming together to vent their anger and seek vengeance. Games that are slapped with a RC rating is banned and it is illegal to promote and sell in that country.  So fans of MK who are seeking to import the game...

Return of the Kings

With Duke Nukem Forever’s impeding release in May, it renders thoughts of the real action heroes Nukem is modelled after and how often they are swarmed by women. Video games wouldn’t be what they are today without the tough, aggressive beefcake, welding multiple weapons and breaking hearts. Duke Nukem, a favourite among his fans, is a chauvinistic, hyper masculine tough guy with a penitence for vi...

Love and War

When one thinks of a video game, it brings visions of men of all ages, playing viciously in a dark room with an empty bottle of coke and a half eaten sandwich. But upon recently the market has changed to accompany female gamers and we are seeing more and more strong, sassy female protagonists enter the virtual world. Like it or not, with more female players come the forbidden love interest plot li...

So bad it’s good?

Would you still a play a game that was brandished by critics and other players alike as awful and unplayable? EA recently released their newest shooter, Bulletstorm to huge fanfare, amidst months of game play, trailers and demos. Gamers worldwide have been giving it mixed reviews, amongst the controversial comment by Fox News that it was the ‘worst game in history.’ It is difficult for...

Video Games Flying under the Radar

 With 2011 being an awesome year for new releases with titles gaining headlines and brownie points among fans worldwide, there have been games over the last 3 years that haven’t earned that status. Certain titles have fallen under the radar, despite being wonderful games at the time. These games which fell among the giant titles it was released against have now found a soft spot among small groups...

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