Claire Phillips

Loves – sci-fi, gaming, movies, purple, photography, David Tennant, reading, doodling, writing.

New Assassin’s Creed III Liberation Trailer

The Vita is in need of some A grade arse kicking games, and given that Uncharted is already out of the way, Assassin’s Creed is just about the best thing that could yet appear on Sony’s handheld. Liberation is a stand alone game from the simultaneously releasing Assassins’s Creed III, and stars a female protagonist in her own separate adventure. A new trailer has just been releas...

Wizorb Review

Wizorb Developer: Tribute Games Publisher:Tribute Games Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita (reviewed), PSP, iOS, Xbox 360, PC, Mac Release Date: 24 July, 2012 Price:$3.99 Overview Brick breaking is a simple gaming art; pelt a ball at it, smash it, repeat until clear.  It’s one of the fundamental forefather’s of gaming and everybody knows how it works. Wizorb is a brick breaker ...

Help Design a Ford Falcon Transformer

Australians take note, you have a chance to partake in a Facebook based exercise that sees the pairing up of Transformers and Ford to celebrate the release of the latest Transformers game – Fall of Cybertron. Fans of the Ford Falcon will be especially pleased to note that their beloved vehicle is set to become a Transformer, with the particular model to be used up to voters. The results from...

Find out more about Uprising44

If Uprising44 – the WWII game focusing on the Warsaw Uprising – has peaked your interest with it’s third person and RTS gameplay mixture and fresh story, take note: the website for the game has just gone live at uprising44.com. An independent game developed by small Polish studio DMD Enterprises, the plot will base itself around the titular uprising which was the largest civilian...

Stimulate that Grey Matter with Mensa Academy

Does Dr Kawashima just not do it for you anymore? Have his bizarre floating head and Nintendo exclusivity combined to leave you out of gaming based ways to try and be smarter? Well Square Enix think they have an alternative, with ‘the ultimate brain training game’ Mensa Academy. Unless you are in dire need of this game then you’ve probably guessed that it has been created in coll...

Bond is Back in New Skyfall Trailer

2012 is the 50th anniversary year of the James Bond film series. For half a century Ian Fleming’s 007 has occupied a huge space in the movie industry and pop culture, constantly evolving with every new actor cast – the reveal of the next James Bond is an event in itself. After something of a misstep with Quantum of Solace four years ago there is work to be done to restore faith in Dani...

101 Dalmations Dated for Blu-ray

Disney are notorious for having limited home releases of their classic movies – their Platinum and now Diamond ranges will hit shelves for a year or two and then disappear into ‘the vault’, leaving titles like Beauty and the Beast and the Lion King unavailable, often for years. The Diamond range is the most recent series of releases and is the first range to come in the Blu-ray f...

Jackson confirms Hobbit Trilogy

There have been rumors circling the internet for a while now that Peter Jackson’s latest foray into Middle Earth was suddenly becoming a trilogy rather than a two parter. Given that even two films was something of a surprise way back when the films were announced, this speculative third film was initially viewed with some doubt. In a rare case of internet based smoke where there is fire, it ...

Roll Out your own Transformer in Fall of Cybertron

With just over three weeks left until the release of the latest Transformers outing, Activision have released a smash heavy trailer to show off the multiplayer modes of Fall of Cybertron. The title will launch on August 22 in Australia on PC, PS3 and Xbox 360, and is the third Transformers title to be released by developers High Moon Studios. The multiplayer mode will include 10 battle maps and fe...

Platform Racing Returns to Trackmania 2 Canyon in Free DLC

PC exclusive racer Trackmania 2 Canyon released way back in September last year. With it’s arcade gameplay, focus on player built tracks and general insanity, the game scored very highly here at CC, picking up a 9.5 rating. Now almost an entire year later, the developers have released some DLC for the cool price of nothing. Platform is an entirely new game mode for Canyon, coming with itR...

A Fresh Angle on WW2 Games from Uprising44

Uprising44 is named after one of the lesser popularised events of World War 2. The Warsaw Uprising of 1944 saw the Polish resistance take on occupying Nazi forces in an attempt to free their capital city. Unlike other major events of WW2 that have received some serious pixellated attention, this story is something of a fresh one, and developers DMD Enterprises hope to capture the attention of game...

Endless Space Review

Endless Space Developer: Amplitude Studios Publisher: Amplitude Release Date: 04 July, 2012 Platform: PC Price: $29.99 (available here) Overview Endless Space is the latest entry into the 4x genre, which for the uninitiated, comprises explore, expand, exploit, exterminate as core gameplay ideas. Typically turn based strategy games but also taking in some real time examples, the genre toes a fine l...

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