Claire Phillips

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

Samurai BloodShow hits the App Store

If you feel that your Apple device is a bit lacking in Samurai themed tower defence games, then the good folks at Sega have come up with something to fill that rather specific niche. Samurai Bloodshow has been released onto the App Store today, and is priced at $1.99 for your iPod Touch, iPad or iPhone. The game task players with building an army of sorcerers, warriors, and, for better or for wors...

Facebook gets Dungeons & Dragons with Heroes of Neverwinter

*update – click here for an in-depth preview of the game* The Neverwinter RPG franchise is taking an interesting turn, with Atari’s next release in the series coming in the shape of a Facebook game – Dungeons and Dragons: Heroes of Neverwinter. Heroes of Neverwinter will follow the 4th edition ruleset of Dungeons & Dragons, utilising the Facebook platform to provide players w...

Bodycount is out – now with added exploding trailer

High octane shooter Bodycount has been released in Australia and New Zealand, battering it’s way on to shelves in an effort to take it’s place amongst the already packed FPS genre. Codemasters latest seems to be going for a light hearted approach, with the emphasis being on how fun it is to blow stuff up rather than any world/universe endangering crisis. Indeed the plot details stretch...

Total War Shogun 2 : Rise of the Samurai

Sega have released a wealth of new media for their upcoming expansion to Total War Shogun 2 – Rise of the Samurai. As well as a trailer there are screenshots featuring some of the new units and a gorgeous UK poster. Set 400 years before the civil war of the Sengoku period featured in Shogun 2, Rise of the Samurai boasts a brand new campaign set in 12th century Japan. Three great families bat...

Jurassic Park: The Game – a new trailer

List of places to avoid in case they are infested with dinosaurs: portaloo, long grass, kitchens. Not a complete list I think you’ll agree, but those are the ones that the first Jurassic Park movie embedded in my subconscious as a small child(thanks for that Mr Spielberg!). It’s been a while since the reconstructed dinos have appeared on any media format, so before the fourth film appe...

Gears hits the PC! No, not that one!

If you’re after a game with ‘Gears’ in the title and just can’t hold on any longer, then Gatling Gears has popped up on PC to try and distract you from that other game. OK, so it’s a tenuous link at best, but you still get to shoot stuff! That’s close enough, right? Previously only available on the Playstation Netork and Xbox Live Arcade, Gatling Gears is a top ...

IREM Arcade Hits for Mac – 18 games for $9.99!

Retro specialists Dot Emu have released a collection of arcade hits to the Mac App Store, giving Mac gamers 18 challenging games for only $9.99. The French company focus on bringing old (or simply overlooked) classics to gamers, and spend a lot of time bringing these titles to light, reprogramming them and sometimes even adding new features. This collection is drawn from the 80’s and 90̵...

New screenshots to ponder from the Testament of Sherlock Holmes

A brand new mystery will be at hand for puzzle fans when the Testament of Sherlock Holmes is released in fall this year (that’s in the Northern hemisphere of course, my dear Watson). The latest in the series of puzzle games based around Baker Street’s most famous Robert Downey Jr lookalike will see the detective framed for a series of crimes including theft, fraud, and, murder? The peo...

WWE All Stars 3DS – in your face!

“TWO GENERATIONS. ONE RING. THREE DIMENSIONS!” Oh yes people, there are some new screenshots and info available for the Nintendo 3DS WWE All Stars game, which for the first time will literally be able to say that it’s in your face. THQ is promising fun arcade style gameplay that will appeal to casual followers and hardcore fans alike – all in spectacular 3D. Every wrestler ...

Film your own car chase with Driver San Francisco

It’s all lights, camera, action as Driver San Francisco shows up with yet another promo video, this time showcasing the ‘film director’ mode. Racing fans who fancy a sideline in movie making will be able to record their own driving using several different cameras and angles, edit all the footage together, and upload the finished product for the Driver world to see. It’s dif...

Free Tetris for Android!

The headline is pretty much all you need to know, because let’s face it the game needs no introduction, and free stuff is free stuff! For all the small print details however, carry on… Tetris Free is EA’s second release to the Android market coming after Scrabble Free which was released in July. There is no such thing as a completely free lunch however, and the catch here is that...

New Trackmania 2 Canyon Trailer

With the full release of Trackmania 2 Canyon a mere 16 days away, Ubisoft have released a new ‘educational video’ for those not already sucked into the Trackmania world. It showcases the game perfectly, and is two and a half minutes of gloriously rendered racing and customisation gold. For those of you not already part of the near 10 million strong Trackmaniacs community, the game is a...

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