Michael Irving

Gaming since the days of Lemmings and Wolfenstein, and writing since Scamper the mouse in Grade Three.

Dawn of War II – Retribution Released

37,989 years is a pretty long time to wait to experience the next chapter in the Dawn of War series. I mean, you might even be dead by then! So don’t be a sucker! THQ has announced that the second expansion pack for Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II has been released, titled Retribution. As each expansion is known to do, Retribution adds a new race to the roster; the Imperial Guard will now b...

Worms: Reloaded Review

Game Name: Worms: Reloaded Platform: PC (reviewed)/Mac Publisher: Team 17 Developer: Team 17 Genre: Strategy Release Date: August 26, 2010 ESRB Rating: Everyone 10+ Price: $19.95 BUY NOW People settle arguments in different ways. Some talk it out, some debate, others work it out with their fists. In high school, our group of friends used to settle most arguments with a round of Worms. Of course, b...

Gameloft Wheelin’ And Dealin’

Gameloft have announced a generous new promotion, which they call the Wheel of Deals. Each day, Gameloft will slash the price of one Android OS game by 70%, bringing it down to $1.99. First up was Asphalt 5, and today’s deal is on Modern Combat 2: Black Pegasus HD. Check Gameloft’s Facebook and Twitter pages for each day’s deal, or find it here: http://www.gameloft.com/android-hd...

Worms Merchandise Line Coming

Ever wanted your own pet worm? No? Oh. Well, how about one with huge eyes, a funny accent and a bazooka in its floaty armless hands? Well, Team 17 is finally giving you worms. Plush worms. Toy worms. Worms on T-shirts. Worms everywhere, man. After fifteen years of Worms video games, Team 17 are finally offering their invertebrate IP to worldwide licensing agent AT New Media. Put simply, this means...

Dead Space 2 “Severed” DLC announced

In case your underpants weren’t quite soiled enough after Dead Space 2, Visceral Games is releasing the first DLC for the title in early March. Appropriately titled Severed, will add two new single player chapters to the game. Set at the same time as Isaac’s journey through the Sprawl, this time around players will take the role of Gabe Weller, who appeared in the prequel to the series, Dead Space...

New Ghostbusters: Sanctum of Slime Screenshots

Have you only just managed to get the Ghostbusters theme out of your head after playing the retail game a couple years ago? Well, prepare to be singing it for another year yet! Atari have released more enticing screenshots for the upcoming digital release, Ghostbusters: Sanctum of Slime. Since it was announced in December, a steady stream of images have been released, with the latest here showing ...

Five Games That Need A Revival

Recently, many classic game franchises have been revived, after long periods out of the limelight. I don’t need to remind you of a certain Duke, who’s lack of releases in the last decade has become an industry joke. In addition, two Nintendo favourites, Donkey Kong and Kirby, have starred in new platforming games, after years of only being used to flesh out the rosters of Smash Bros an...

The Simpsons Arcade Review

Game Name: The Simpsons Arcade Platform:iPhone/iPod Touch Publisher:EA Mobile Developer: IronMonkey Studios Genre: Action/Beat-em-up Release date: December 21st, 2009 ESRB Rating: 12+ Price: $2.99 BUY NOW What’s the best way to hide a USB drive containing top-secret information? According to Springfield’s best and brightest (i.e., Mr. Burns and Mayor Quimby), in a donut. As they transp...

Gameloft Valentine’s Day iPhone / iPad Specials

Sick of chocolates? Roses not cutting it anymore? Well, Gameloft has the perfect gift for you this Valentine’s Day. Gameloft is celebrating Valentine’s Day by releasing fourteen of their iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad games for only $1.19 (AU) – 99c (US). Thirteen are currently available, with the fourteenth to be voted upon by the public. By which I mean, you. Get to Gameloft’s Fa...

LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean Announced

The worlds of Star Wars, Batman, Indiana Jones and Harry Potter have all been re-imagined as LEGO bricks, and now the little plastic yellow guys are embarking on another licensed adventure: the Pirates of the Caribbean. Of course, the game’s release coincides with the release of the fourth Pirates film, On Stranger Tides, in May. The basic details have been announced, and it sounds very much...

Doodle Hop

A couple of days ago we wrote about the crossover between Angry Birds and the upcoming animated film Rio. Well, that somewhat strange partnership has been one-upped, with the merging of the film Hop with the super-popular app Doodle Jump. From Chris Meledandri, the guy behind Despicable Me, Hop tells the story of a slacker who incapacitates the Easter Bunny, and must take care of him. The Easter B...

Homefront at Home on PC

As PC gamers are notoriously vocal about their passion, Kaos Studios and Digital Extremes have announced the specs, and other PC-specific details for their upcoming new IP, Homefront. The developers have stressed that the PC version will NOT be a simple port of a console shooter. It seems the team has really listened to what PC gamers want, and aim to deliver on as many points as they can. First u...

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