Michael Irving

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

Help Break A World Record!

If you’re a Melbourne video game fan, don your red skivvy and blue overalls, grab your cardboard weapons and parkour your way to Federation Square this Saturday. The Academy of Interactive Entertainment (AIE) is attempting to break the Guinness World Record for “Largest Crowd Dressed As Video Game Characters”. The previous record was set last year in Wisconsin USA, with 425 parti...

100 Games You Must Play – Part 10

If you’ve been a good little reader, you will have played the first ninety games by now. Every single one. And I mean fully finished: every hidden collectable, every alternate path, every high score, every ending. If so, you’ve earned my deepest respect. But before you go get those bedsores checked out and begin piecing your life back together, we have just ten more games for you to fi...

New PS3 DLC for Worms: Ultimate Mayhem

Not content to leave the mayhem ultimate enough, Team 17 will release a new DLC pack for the PlayStation 3 version of Worms: Ultimate Mayhem next week. The Single Player Pack contains, obviously, new scenarios to extend the game’s single player experience, including new Challenges using the Sniper Rifle, Jetpack, Super Sheep and Shotgun, as well as improving your Navigation, Accuracy, Crate ...

Ex-Blue Tongue Devs Form New Studio

Sadly, studio closures are a regular occurrence in the current industry, particularly here in Australia. It’s not all bad though:  developers displaced by closures usually continue their profession, with many starting their own studios. Such is the case with new independent studio Three Phase Interactive, led by former Blue Tongue employees Paul Baker, Chris Burns and Drew Morrow. Launching ...

Red vs Blue Remember Halo 4 Release Date

Halo 4’s announcement at E3 last year was no surprise. Also unsurprising is the release date of November 6, 2012, alongside the yearly iterations of the Call of Duty and Assassin’s Creed franchises. This year’s crazy pre-Christmas period will be especially crazy, methinks. Anyway, Rooster Teeth and Microsoft today announced the release date of the so-called-fourth-but-really-the-...

New Worms Revolution Art

The Worms Facebook page has been a hive of activity lately. All this week, new images of the upcoming game, Worms: Revolution, have been posted, and we gotta say, it’s looking damn pretty. We already know the new game will feature classic 2D Worms gameplay with 3D-rendered graphics and improved physics, and these images show off how that 3D works. So far, we’ve had looks at the Garden ...

What Did Molydeux?

The games industry is home to many people who spout creativity, genius and insanity (the three of which are not mutually exclusive) from every pore. None are more (in)famous than Peter Molyneux, whose unbridled enthusiasm for the projects he works on has led gamers to take his promises with a grain of salt. The parody Twitter account, Peter Molydeux, has taken this passionate, creative genius to t...

South Park: Tenorman’s Revenge Review

South Park: Tenorman’s Revenge Developer: Other Ocean Interactive Publisher: Microsoft Game Studios Platform: Xbox Live Arcade Release Date: March 30 Overview Licensed games are sometimes terrible, usually adequate and rarely fantastic, but almost always rely on the brand recognition to sell. South Park: Tenorman’s Revenge falls squarely in the middle category – it’s a satisfactory attempt at a pl...

Worms Creator Returns to Team 17

Fans of the long-running Worms franchise may know that the studio behind the games, Team 17, has operated without the input of Andy Davidson, the series’ original creator, for the last fourteen years. Team 17 announced today that Davidson has rejoined the studio, in an unspecified creative role. Davidson presented the original concept to Team 17 at a trade show in 1994, after entering the pr...

Worms Revolution Announced

Team 17 teased something special for March 30, and today delivered an announcement that will hit fans like a Concrete Donkey. The long-running Worms franchise, which has lately been focused somewhat on re-releases and ports, is set to be revolutionized with the aptly-titled Worms: Revolution. Due sometime in the third quarter 2012, Team 17 today released a video detailing the new game, which looks...

Mario Party 9 Review

Mario Party 9 Developer: Nd Cube Co. Publisher: Nintendo Platform: Wii Release Date:  March 2 (EU), March 8 (Aus), March 11 (US), April 26 (Jap)   Overview Of Mario’s various ventures, the Mario Party series is perhaps the most quickly dismissed amongst gamers. Announced very quietly at E3 2011, Mario Party 9 was lost amongst some huge titles, and to many, it will probably seem like a p...

Yesterday Review

Yesterday Developer: Pendulo Studios Publisher: Focus Home Interactive Platform: PC Release Date: March 22, 2012 Available Here   Full action trailer Overview I’m sick of hearing that the adventure game genre is dead. It’s still there, lurking in the background of the scene, waiting for you to click on it – it’s just that your inventory is probably full of shooters. Telltale...

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