Michael Marr

I'm one of your typical Generation Y gamers who began my lifelong obsession with video games at the age of 3. I'm currently a university student living in Sydney Australia with the hopes of pursuing a career in a creative media, whether that be writing, publishing, artistic, or any of the like. Favourite game series': Sonic/Halo/Left 4 Dead Favourite anime: Gundam Favoutire Console: Xbox360 Favourite TV show: Firefly Favourite Pokemon: Jolteon

CC Top 10: Top 10 foods in gaming

Hey folks. It’s time for another CC top 10 list! With cooking shows all the rage in the modern media in both Australia and the US, I thought, why not make these often droll and over-dramatised shows a bit more interesting? Make some interestingly unique foods! Like the ones in video ga- … wait a minute… So as you’ve probably guessed, this top 10 list is all about the culina...

Fire Emblem Awakening DLC Trailer

Today, Nintendo posted a brand new trailer for Fire Emblem Awakening, the latest in the popular strategy RPG series on the 3DS. While the game has already been released in Japan and North America to rave reviews, this additional trailer outlines something brand new to the fold of Nintendo gaming: Paid DLC content. This latest trailer outlines the specific packs and content that will be released as...

Valentine’s day: The top 10 couples in gaming

WARNING, SPOILERS TO FOLLOW It’s Valentine’s Day! And what better way to celebrate the theme of love, companionship and an over abundance of pink hearts, roses and chocolates than with another CC top 10 list? This time, as you’ve probably guessed, we’re looking at the best (and not necessarily most iconic) romantic couples in video games and their wider media. For a couple to qualify for this list...

Zelda Symphony Orchestra in Sydney this weekend

For all of you Australian Legend of Zelda fans that live within the Sydney area that haven’t already heard, the Sydney Opera House will be playing host to the Zelda Symphony Orchestra this weekend. The concert entitled Symphony of the Goddess has finally reached Australia after numerous months of travelling and playing to fans in North America, Europe and Asia. Sufficed to say, Australian fans hav...

Character Classes revealed in new Fire Emblem Awakening trailer

Any die hard Fire Emblem fan no doubt has a favourite choice amongst the many varieties of character classes in each of the games. Many player selectively choose to build their armies based around the strengths and weaknesses of a few selected units. Like many other fans, I too enjoy seeing my myrmidons and swordmasters cutting down leagues of enemy units while nomads and rangers cover them from a...

Heart of the Swarm Opening Cinematic Released

With RTS fans eagerly awaiting the release of the first promised expansion pack to Starcraft 2, cinematic teasers and trailers have been all the rage at Blizzard’s marketing team. Numerous demonstration videos and teasers have been flung about the internet ever since the original Starcraft 2 hit the scene back in 2010. With the release date of Heart of the Swarm etching ever closer, Blizzard...

Towa no Quon Complete Collection Review

Towa no Quon Complete Collection Studio: BONES Publisher: Madman Format: DVD Release Date: October 24th, 2012 Price: $59.95 – Available HERE OVERVIEW Imagine a not too distant futuristic world where forces, both mystical and technological are locked in a power struggle in urban Japan. Traditionally, these two forces are always shown to be pitted against one another, always vying for superiority in...

Top 5 Video Game live action films

NOTE: The following list is based on the opinions of the author Traditionally, video game based films have performed rather poorly at the box office for a variety of reasons. Limited public interest in the subject matter; poor adaptations of the source material; or even the poor choices in casting and acting. However, it has not always been a case of doom and gloom for the video game industry on t...

Mass Effect anime licensed and dated by Madman

In case you haven’t yet heard, the multi award winning game series Mass Effect is receiving its own anime movie release. If you’re a die hard Mass Effect devotee, then you’d be interested to know that Madman Entertainment has offically licensed it for a physical media release on DVD and Blu-Ray. Already animated, voiced, cut and complete, the release date has been set for January...

EB Australia ordered out of Wii U consoles

Many Christmas shopping parents and children might be disappointed this year, with the news that EB Games Australia will no longer be taking orders for Nintendo’s latest console as of tomorrow. Two weeks ago, EB Games Australia announced that the cutoff date for Wii U pre-orders was to be set for the 18th of November, less than two weeks from the console’s Aussie and Kiwi launch. EB Au...

Dragonball Z Budokai HD Collection Review

Dragonball Z Budokai HD Collection Developer: Dimps Publisher: Namco Bandai Platforms: Xbox 360 (reviewed), Playstation 3 Release Date: November 6th – Out now Price:  $39.99 – Avialable here Overview Still regarded as one of the greatest anime series of all time, Dragonball Z has seen more than its fair share of merchandising. From model kits, to trading cards to DVD releases, and a legion o...

Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn Volume 4 Review

Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn Volume 4 Studio: Sunrise Publisher: Madman Format: DVD Release Date: August 1st, 2012 – OUT NOW Price: $24.95 – Available HERE OVERVIEW The Mobile Suit Gundam series is a franchise that has defined not only a viewing genre of its own, but also the tastes of many young anime fans in both eastern and western regions of the world. The concept alone has sold itself over the ...

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