World of Warships Sydney Launch Event and Hands-on

Wargaming is a publisher known for its franchise of combat simulation games such as World Tanks and World of Warplanes. They recently held a launch event for World of Warships, a title developed by Wargaming and Lesta Studio, in Sydney down at Darling Harbour in the National Maritime museum. Your humble correspondent was escorted aboard the HMAS Vampire and treated to some nice views of Darling Ha...

Pokemon GO for Smartphones Announced

A Pokemon press conference has just wrapped up in Japan and while we thought there may be several announcements the entire conference was focused entirely on a new mobile game, Pokemon GO. Pokemon GO is a new iOS and Android title developed by Nintendo, Game Freak and Google start up Niantic. Niantic developed Ingress, a game that uses real life locations such as the park or well known monuments a...

Hacknet Review

Hacknet Developer: Team Fractal Alligator Publisher: Surprise Attack Platform: Windows Release Date: 12 August 2015 Price: $9.99 USD – Available Here Video Review Overview Hacknet was originally conceived in a 48-hour game jam that has quietly bloomed into a full blown game in the last two and a half years. Inspired by terminal hacking sims of yesteryears, Hacknet uses actual UNIX commands a...

Nobunaga’s Ambition: Sphere of Influence PC Version Offers Early Buyer Incentives

While Koei Tecmo is planning on releasing Nobunaga’s Ambition: Sphere of Influence on September 1st for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PC the company is planning on giving those picking up the PC version of the game through Steam a bit of a bonus. For one week after launch Nobunaga’s Ambition: Sphere of Influence will be available at a $10 discount through Steam and will also come with thre...

Nobunaga’s Ambition: Sphere of Influence’s Latest Trailer Focuses on Diplomacy

While most of the games that Koei Tecmo produces involving historical figures focus almost entirely on destroying thousands of soldiers and laying waste to entire empires, Nobunaga’s Ambition: Sphere of Influence gives players a few other options to try besides swinging a sword around to try and sway those around you. In the latest trailer and screenshots for Nobunaga’s Ambition: Sphere of Influen...

Ubisoft Releases New Trailers for Their Fall 2015 Lineup at gamescom 2015

It’s press day at gamescom 2015, which means it’s only industry allowed inside the Cologne game show today. Luckily, we’ve got all the trailers Ubisoft is releasing today for their biggest 2015 releases. Anno 2205 The new Anno 2205 trailer is the most in-depth look at the game so far. It’s only a teaser trailer, but it gives gamers a good look at cities players will build i...

Cities: Skylines’ Console Release Coming to Xbox One First

Although Colossal Order’s Cities: Skylines was released for the PC back in March it quickly stole any spotlight that the dreary SimCity may have once had by including mostly everything fans wanted without the extra hassles of SimCity and it seems that Microsoft wants some of that shine on their console. Today during their conference at Gamescom, Microsoft announced that when Cities: Skylines...

Life is Feudal Interview with Vladimir Piskunov

I had a chance to check out Life is Feudal while I was at E3 this year. The game is an interesting survival, simulation, sandbox game with surprising depth. I had the opportunity to sit down with the CEO of Bitbox Ltd.; Vladimir Piskunov. Our conversation was quite interesting as it ranged from topics like player community management, Maslowe’s hierarchy of needs, and the alleged indiscretio...

Life is Feudal E3 Hands-off Impression

In recent memory, there appears to have been a deluge of survival games with players trying to survive everything from plane crashes to dinosaurs. Amongst contemporary entries we find examples like The Forest and Don’t Starve we see examples in which, although the style might be different, the goal is the same: to survive and thrive. Life is Feudal, developed by Bitbox Ltd, is a part of this...

New ‘Katawa Shoujo’ Art Book to Be Released at Comiket 88

The official blog for Four Leaf Studio’s Katawa Shoujo has just revealed that the artist weee, who was one of the main artists for the visual novel, will be releasing a new Katawa Shoujo art book called Dangerous. The book will feature her full colour illustrations and guest artwork by Doomfest, Emi-tan, Ricegnat and VCR. It will receive a very limited print run at Comiket 88. It may also be...

Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley Review

Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley Developer: Natsume Publisher: Rising Star Games Platform: Nintendo 3DS Release Date: June 20, 2015 Price: $59.95 AUD – Available Here Overview When Nintendo described this game as having “streamlined controls”, it seemed like a warning. Making things easier can be a great way to attract new players to a video game, but unless the controls are tweaked in just the...

Godzilla Review

Godzilla Developer: Natsume Atari Publisher: Bandai Namco Platforms: Playstation 4 (Reviewed), Playstation 3 Release Date: July 14, 2015 Price: $59.99 USD – Available Here Overview There are very few franchises that have had the longevity and wealth of Godzilla. Just saying the name for some brings heavy nostalgia with it – with many fans torn over several of the ups and downs of the k...

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