Monster of the Week: An RPG of Frights and Fights

When I was younger, I enjoyed sitting down each week like the nerd I am waiting for the newest Supernatural episode. It was always enjoyable and refreshing seeing the Winchesters fighting a different monster or cosmic entity week to week. Of course, there was still an overarching plot usually involving the destruction of a powerful demon. This demon usually had ties to the monsters that showed up ...

Position Based Fluids the Future of Realistic Water in Games

Two physics programmers at NVIDIA – Miles Macklin (blog here) and Matthias Müller-Fischer – have written a paper, accepted for presentation at SIGGRAPH 2013, called Position Based Fluids (PBF) that explains the algorithm and inner workings of the new fluid simulation technology. The SIGGRAPH submission video can be viewed at the very bottom of this article. Directly below is a suppleme...

EB Expo 13’s First Wave of Content Announced, Tickets on Sale April 23rd

After covering last year’s event, we are glad to help share out the announcement of the first content wave and ticket sale date for EB Expo 2013. The gaming extravaganza will be returning to the Sydney Showgrounds from October 4th through to the 7th. Although general admission pricing will remain at $39.95, organisers are introducing a new 4-person Multiplayer Pass for both the Friday and Sa...

Choose the Champion of Injustice: Gods Among Us’ Battle Arena

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment invite you to determine the ultimate hero or villain of Injustice: Gods Among Us. Enter the Battle Arena! Each week for the next 2.5 months, specified match-ups will be made and you, the fans, will get to decide on who the winners will be. Each victor will be glorified in a victorious gameplay video at the end of their week. The new comba...

GamesGRABR Open Beta Now Live

GamesGRABR, the social network for gamers and finalist in the “Retail Concept” category of the 2013 MCV awards, has launched for open beta testing. The site, designed by the guys at TeePee Games, offers consumers a fun new way to discover, play, download and buy games from a wide range of platforms. It utilises a contemporary ‘pinboard-style’ UI with deep social integration and instant...

BlazBlue 3rd Anniversary Contests Continue

To continue in the celebration of the 3rd anniversary of BlazBlue’s US release, Aksys Games have announced a further two contests which are live right now. One is titled “Caption the Blue”, and requires an entrant to write one set of captions for a pre-determined image. That image can be found on the contest page here. The prize is a rare BlazBlue Jin Kisaragi “Dakimakura” pillow...

BioShock Infinite Board Game Detailed

The BioShock Infinite board game that was alluded to with the reveal of a game piece, The Handyman, as part of the Premium and Ultimate Songbird editions of the game, has now been detailed. BioShock Infinite: The Siege of Columbia is being made by Plaid Hat Games, and although no official release date has been revealed, we can assume that it will release in conjuncture with the video game in late ...

Super Potato – A Retro Gamer’s Wet Dream

So, we at Capsule have already shown you a bit of just how crazy Japan is about their games in our article about Capcom Bar, and here is another one to show just how deep their love of video games runs. Tucked away in Akihabara, on the third to fifth floor of a building where the entrance is simple an open door smooshed between two other shop fronts, is a wonderful store called Super Potato. Super...

Capcom Bar Mixes Dining with Gaming

One of the best parts about Japan is their strong love of video games. They’re splashed across billboards, there’s a huge amount of retro game stores, and giant department stores with entire floors dedicated to gaming. It’s a gamer’s wet dream. But one of the coolest gaming things that we at Capsule Computers have come across so far is Capcom Bar. Capcom Bar is a dining/drinking experience where a...

Prophets of Science Fiction Review

Prophets of Science Fiction Publisher: Beyond Entertainment Format: DVD (reviewed), Blu-Ray Release Date: June 27, 2012 Price: $33.99 (available here) Overview Prophets of Science fiction is an eight part series brought to life by a partnership between Executive Producer Ridley Scott and the Science Channel. The show focuses on how several predominant science fiction figures, ranging from Frankens...

SMASH! 2012 Cosplay Competition Photos

Were you at SMASH! 2012? Chances are a big part of your day was the Cosplay Competition, which took over the main hall for a good chunk of the afternoon. Following on from the charity auction, the place was packed out for arguably the biggest draw of the entire convention. Clocking in at over two hours long, the event had dozens of cosplayers showing off a huge range of costumes, with some even pe...

SMASH! 2012 Event Photos!

SMASH! : Sydney Manga and Anime Show. Held at the Sydney Exhibition and Conference Centre at Darling Harbour, this pop culture extravaganza has been growing every year since it’s inception in 2007. From a modest 1400 attendees in a small university hall, SMASH! has grown to fill ever larger venues, boasting attendance figures of over 5000 people last year. And this year was no different, as thousa...

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