Claire Phillips

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

Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams Out Now

The Great Giana Sisters, if you weren’t around and self aware during 1987, was a platformer released across the Commodore 64 and other home consoles of the time. 2012 sees the ip revitalised via Kickstarter, this time under the name Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams. The game has just seen release on the PC (in part thanks to a great success on Steam’s Greenlight), and is due to have a rel...

Previewing Wadjet Eye’s Latest – The Extremely Promising Primordia

Wadjet Eye Games, in case you haven’t dipped your toes too deeply in the point and click world, specialise in making old school point and click adventure games. From sci-fi noir Gemini Rue to the Blackwell Series to most recent release Resonance, this small developer has proven more than capable of bringing excellent stories to the table. Primordia is a joint production between Wadjet and Wormwood...

Madman October Releases Announced

It is time to peruse the latest offerings from Madman, a collection of TV shows and movies that will be heading to a disc spinning machine near you in the month of October. From sports docos to Korean action epics, there’s quite a range up for grabs this October. If The Blindside was a little too sickly sweet for you to handle, then perhaps Undefeated (out now)  is a better bet. Winner of an...

Cargo Commander Review

Cargo Commander Developer: Serious Brew Publisher: Digital Tribe Games Platform : PC (reviewed), Mac Release Date: 1st November 2012 Price:  $9.99 Overview Coming to a reputable digital distributor near you is Cargo Commander,  a PC and Mac only title from Serious Brew, a tiny two man team from the Netherlands. It’s an arcade title of a platforming nature, with a little bit of strategy thrown into...

EB Expo 2012 Cosplay Photos

If you’ve been paying attention then you’ll already know who walked away with the top prize at the EB Games Expo Cosplay Evolved contest last weekend. If not, then it was this lady/plant man here… The competition was a fairly small affair in comparison to say, SMASH, given that the focus of the event was primarily gaming. Nonetheless seven competitors took to the stage in the fin...

EB Expo 2012 Event Photos and Roundup

You can check out all the photos from the event below, or head on over to the Capsule Computers Facebook page if you like your photos ready for sharing. Last weekend saw the second outing of the EB Games Expo, a three day event held in Sydney’s Olympic Park. The event attracted booths and presentations from all of the biggest names in gaming, with gamers from all over Australia flocking to t...

Cosplay Evolved at EB Expo 2012

Every major convention worth it’s salt makes way for a bit of cosplay. The EB Expo 2012 was no different, holding a cosplay competition on the last day of the event. After a preliminary round early in the day, seven competitors were invited back to the EB Arena to take part in the Grand Final of the Cosplay Evolved competition. The arena was packed out for the event, which was part of the closing ...

Inside the EB Arena at EB Expo 2012 – Who Won?

This Saturday marks the second day of the EB Expo, held in Sydney for the first time after an opening year in Queensland. Spread over three days, the event is packed out with big name exhibitors such as Sony, Ubisoft and Activision. Local developers also get a minor look in thanks to the ‘home grown’ talent pavilion. Despite the token nod to the small guys, this event is all about the ...

The Testament of Sherlock Holmes Review

The Testament of Sherlock Holmes Developer: Frogwares Publisher: Focus Home Interactive Platform : PC (reviewed), PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 Release Date: 25 September 2012 Price: $39.99 (available here) Overview Sherlock Holmes has enjoyed something of a media revival over the last few years, with adaptations popping up on the silver and small screen. Robert Downey Jr brings his bags of charm in the...

Primordia Unveiled by Wadjet Eye Games

Wadjet Eye games are purveyors of rather excellent adventure games – see Resonance and The Blackwell Deception for evidence of that. Their latest title – created primarily by Wormwood Studios but with some aid from Wadjet Eye – is Primordia. As you can see from the screenshot above the game has a wonderfully bleak steampunk style, with hand drawn art coming to life in the trailer...

Prometheus Extras and Packshot Unveiled – Answers Incoming?

Ridley Scott’s latest foray into science fiction is nearly due for home release. Prometheus, something of a prequel for the Alien franchise, found more than it’s fair share of controversy upon release, attracting equal amounts of praise and questioning. Indeed the promise being touted for the home release is that “questions will be answered”. There are three separate releas...

LittleBigPlanet PS Vita Review

Little Big Planet PS Vita Developer: Double Eleven, Tarsier Studios, XDev Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment Platform : PlayStation Vita Release Date: 20 September 2012 Price: $39.99   (available here) Overview Little Big Planet is oft mistreated. It’s a high quality, addictive little platformer often brushed aside in favour of more ‘mature’ titles.  After two excellent entries on the PlayStat...

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