Kellie Wallace

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

Dragon Age II’s Modern Man

When it comes to the main protagonist in a video game, the charisma and appeal of a character can make or break a game. Many have fallen into the abyss as players couldn’t connect to their characters. With the release of Dragon Age 2 in March, the newest protagonist Garrett Hawke will most likely appeal to a new audience with his Renaissance man persona. Despite the game based during the Middle Ag...

Can Video Games Prepare Us for the End of the World?

2012 marks the end of the world according to Hollywood producers and the Mayan calendar. It also makes for an intriguing and eerie backdrop for many games. Particularly made famous by Fallout 3, the apocalyptic world is a cruel and seductive beast. Citizens are dealing and living in extreme conditions, fighting mutated animals and people, only just on the cusp of survival. But it marks the questio...

Did Call of Duty: Black Ops truly deliver?

When Treyarch announced they will be making the 7th instalment of the Call of Duty franchise, Black Ops, it garnered the same response as when Modern Warfare 2 was released. But did they make the right choice? Black Ops was released in 2010 to huge fanfare, after months of leaked footage, game play and raving reviews. However, many believe Treyarch took a risk basing the game around like a politic...

Are gamers warming up to Modern Warfare 2 character Soap MacTavish

Of all places to stop for a smoke, teetering on the edge of a cliff face has to be the most daring. This is where players of Modern Warfare 2 first saw the audacious Captain Soap MacTavish, the man they played in the first Modern Warfare. He has now risen to the rank of Captain and is the commanding officer of the elite Task Force 141. Like many before him, MacTavish has earned a fan following. Ga...

2011 The year of the Sequel

With 2010 being a massive year for huge releases with record breaking games such as Call of Duty: Black Ops, Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood, Fallout: New Vegas and Epic Mickey it comes as no surprise that this year will be the year of the sequel. With the latest releases of Dead Space 2 and Little Big Planet 2 marking the start of the year, these games will start a snowball of awesome new sequels t...

Zombies bite back with new Call Of Duty Black Ops Soundtrack

Do you remember feeling slightly perturbed and frightened when playing Call of Duty: Black Ops Zombies with a friend or on your own? That creepy music and eerie zombie laughter definitely made playing the bonus game play make you feel like you were in a Rob Zombie film. Now COD fans can rejoice with the recent release of a in-game soundtrack. Activision and developer Treyarch has announced overnig...

Consumer group’s black cloud over Treyarch

With the titanic release of Treyarch’s masterpiece Call of Duty: Black Ops came many players crying foul over the multiple bugs appearing in the game. Encouraged by these complaints, pro gamer consumer group Gamer’s Voice will be making a former complaint to government agencies in the last week of January in the United Kingdom to protect those consumer rights. With PS3 and PC versions ...

Sackboy Is Back For Round Two

Since its birth on the Playstation 3 back in 2008, LittleBigPlanet broke the rules in providing players a unique chance to literally create their own game. By putting the powers of creation into the player’s hands, LittleBigPlanet offered custom built levels to engage and explore. With the game’s mascot Sackboy, came a game that resonated with young and old alike. Developed by Media Molecule, Litt...

Cooking Mama: Friends’ Café – Review

Game name: Cooking Mama: Friends’ Café Platform: PC (Facebook) Developer(s): Majesco, Arkadium Publisher(s): Majesco Release date: Out now ESEB Rating: E Price: Free Play now Cooking Mama has taken the world by storm giving a new generation of children and adults alike chance to learn to cook in a fun and entertaining manner. With the game released on the Nintendo DS and Wii, as well as the iPhone...

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