Claire Phillips

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

Playable Saints Row the Third amongst THQ’s EB Expo line up

Aussie gamer’s heading over to the Gold Coast for the EB expo this weekend will be in for a few exclusive treats in the THQ area. Saint’s Row the Third will be making it’s playable Aussie debut in the form of a hands on demo, and is if that weren’t enough THQ are promising some Penthouse girls to make sure guests are ‘lavished with attention’ (I’m guessing...

More Mass Effect 3 Multiplayer Details

Only a few hours ago legions of Mass Effect fans had one of their worst nightmares confirmed – there will be multiplayer! With the initial announcement over, Bioware were keen to get the details out quickly, giving this Wednesday as the date for more official updates. It seems however that even two days is far too long to wait, and details have emerged over at the Bioware forums from Communi...

Space Channel 5 Part 2 Review

Space Channel 5 Part 2 Developer: SEGA Publisher: SEGA Platform: XBLA, PSN (reviewed) Price: 800 Microsoft Points, $9.99 (buy here) Release Date: October 5, 2011   Overview: Hey Spacecats! Welcome to Space Channel 5 Part 2, the groovy follow up to Space Channel 5! Today I’ll be taking a close look at the game and it’s super hot right now protagonist – Ulala! Someone tell tha...

Mass Effect 3 Multiplayer Confirmed!

UPDATE: SEE MORE BIOWARE CONFIRMED DETAILS ABOUT ME3 MULTIPLAYER HERE Casey Hudson, Excecutive Producer on Mass Effect 3, has today confirmed that the game will feature co-op multiplayer missions. There has been strong speculation about this since a South African games retailer released a promotional flyer that unofficially let the cat out of the bag, and it’s safe to say that there’s ...

A Game of Thrones : Genesis Review

A Game of Thrones: Genesis Developer: Cyanide Studios Publisher: Focus Home Interactive Platform: PC Price: $29.96 (buy here) Release Date: September 29 2011 Overview: Game of Thrones : Genesis has to contend with two things: 1. The popularity and complexity of the source material The universe of a Song of Ice and Fire is a long, highly complex fantasy series. Fans of the novels have invested a lo...

Assassin’s Creed Revelations Story Trailer – The End of an Era

Ubisoft have just released a fantastic new story trailer for Assassin’s Creed Revelations. Ezio, worn grey and grizzled by his time as an assassin, sets out his plan to uncover the truth hidden by his predecessor from millennia past. Scenes from the whole series flash by, chronicling both Ezio and Altair’s journey with the Assassins – and of course there are some brand new set pi...

Ubisoft Nights Sydney 2011 – Capsule crew in attendance!

Last night Ubisoft held their annual Ubinights event in Sydney, and a few of us here at Capsule Computers went along for the party. Held at the swanky Ivy venue in the heart of the city, the rooms were packed out with displays for all of Ubisoft’s major up and coming titles, as well as a few already released. The DJ had to compete with a room full of dancing games, and there was a nice littl...

Apple founder Steve Jobs passes away

Apple co-founder Steve Jobs has passed away at the age of 56, mere weeks after his resignation as Apple CEO. The company co-founder had a much publicised battle with pancreatic cancer, with poor health all but forcing his retirement from an active company role. Tributes are already pouring in for the industry icon, with the front page of Apple’s site dedicated to the man who revitalised the ...

Gnarly new SSX trailer defies reality, annoys helicopters

It’s been a long time since the world was graced by a stir crazy snowboarding game, so it’s about time that we got some trailer action from EA’s upcoming ‘reboot’ of the SSX franchise, the rather unsurprisingly titled SSX. As you would expect the trailer is full of snow littered vistas (some based on real world topography thanks to NASA technology) and crazy stunts, i...

Mercury Hg Review

Mercury Hg Developer: Eiconic Games Limited Publisher: UTV Ignition Entertainment Platform: XBLA, PSN (reviewed) Price: 400 Microsoft Points, $4.99 Release Date: 28th September 2011 Overview: Players with a magpie like fascination for shiny things rejoice! The Mercury series has returned to consoles after successful releases on the PS2, PSP and Wii, and this time it’s in extra shiny HD. Comi...

Trackmania 2 Canyon Review

Trackmania 2 Canyon Developer: Nadeo Publisher: Ubisoft Platform: PC Price: $24.99 US (buy here) Overview: Somehow Trackmania has managed to hide from me. With the first game released in 2003 and a player base of over 9 million it is the most popular online racing game for PC. Yet somehow, the first thing I ever knew of it was through writing up a random little news article about Trackmania 2 Cany...

Busy tomorrow? Conquer Westeros with a Game of Thrones Genesis

Stark or Tully? Targaryen or Lannister? I’m sure if you’ve watched or read any of the epic fantasy a Song of Ice and Fire then you’ll have a house in mind for yourself. It’s a bit hard to avoid really, what with the banners, the motto’s, the character traits – got purple eyes and a bit too much love for your siblings? Like a good dragon? Hello house Targaryen! S...

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