Claire Phillips

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

Fancy a trip to Blizzard?

The World of Warcraft lot have announced the beginning of their annual Blizzard Global Writing Contest. Gamers around the world have the chance to win a free trip to Blizzard HQ in California to meet (and eat) with the writing team. Yes, that’s the writing team. This one is definitely all about the lore, with runner up prizes including sets of game novels signed by the author and the publish...

Rise of the Planet of the Apes – Movie Review

Director: Rupert Wyatt Cast: James Franco, Andy Serkis, Frieda Pinto, Brian Cox, Tom Felton Production Co: Chernin Entertainment, Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation Release Date: 5th August 2011 Rundown Rise of the Planet of the Apes has a big mountain to climb. It is saddled by both a huge history (there are half a dozen other movies and TV series, including the original with Charlton Heston)...

Toy Soldiers: Cold War Review

Toy Soldiers Cold War Platform: XBLA Publisher: Microsoft Studios Developer: Signal Studios Release Date:  17 August 2011 Price: 1200 MP (BUY) Overview: “THIS ONE’S FOR JOHNNY!” Imagine a Sylvester Stallone alike screaming that, dressed as Rambo, firing a machine gun and bazooka simultaneously whilst marching round a battlefield laying into some pesky communists. Do I even need to carry on w...

TrackMania 2 beta access, release date and Gamescom showcase

Ubisoft has announced September 14th, 2011 as the offical release date for online racer Trackmania2 Canyon. In case you are unfamiliar with the series,Trackmania already boasts a player base of millions, and is a realistically styled arcade racer with a huge emphasis on creating your own custom content and sharing it with the community. The sequel promises to be no different, with players able to ...

Spelunker HD Review

Spelunker HD Platform: PSN Developer: Tozai Games Publisher: Tozai Games Price: $9.99 Overview: Spelunker HD is a refresh of a 1983 cave exploration game that sees you cast as a nameless, plotless hero who decides to explore a huge set of cave systems – presumably in search of a mystical, shiny treasure. Gameplay consists of collecting the keys needed to open old and mystical doors that take you t...

THQ closes two studios, halts MX vs ATV

THQ has today announced a major shakeup of its development teams, closing two studios in Australia and getting rid of one Phoenix based development team, leaving 200 people out of work. Melbourne based Blue Tongue Entertainment and Brisbane’s THQ Studio Australia were both shut down with immediate effect. Neither studio’s website hints at any prior problem, with Studio Australia’...

Bethesda to sue Minecraft developer Mojang over ‘Scrolls’ trademark?

RPG giant Bethesda is allegedly suing Minecraft developer Mojang over the use of just one word – “Scrolls”. You can probably guess where this is heading, given that The Elder Scrolls: Oblivion, is currently enjoying its fifth anniversary release, and it’s follow up, Skyrim, is gathering hype at near light speed. The title of Mojang’s next project, the developer had filed an application...

Spelunker HD arriving soon on Playstation Network

An updated version of the 1983 cave explorer game Spelunker is heading to the Playstation Network on August 10 2011. Boasting brand new 3D graphics and 100 levels, Spelunker HD will see players exploring huge cave systems in search of treasure. There are bats to be dodged, boulders to run away from (cue music!) and mechanisms of all sorts to fiddle with along the way. Ghosts of unlucky past spelun...

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