SMASH! 2012 Charity Auction for the Fred Hollows Foundation

SMASH! is best known for its cosplay competition and guest stars, but slotted in between those events was a charity auction in aid of the Fred Hollows Foundation. A handful of collectible items contributed by guests and vendors managed to make a significant sum for the charity, which works with Indigenous Australians and people in developing countries and over the years has helped restore the sigh...

Games Made Art : Art Made Life

Fast paced, flashing lights, guns blazing or NPC’s chasing you down. Gaming is about action, stimulation and excitement. Imagine then being transfixed by a still image that conveys all of that without moving or flashing. It speaks to you as a gamer because it touches on those iconic figures from your other life behind the keyboard or console. You may have seen art like this on: ABC’s G...

Starcraft Video: King of Craft

WARNING – Explicit Material First and foremost I would like to inform all of our viewers that this video contains some explicit material. While DJ GoatBallz is having a swell time rapping about himself being the “King of Craft”, he would also like to mention that this video was not made for everyone’s ears. Words from the Creators Audio – DJ GoatBallz Well, we have wh...

Gamma Errors And Windows – Workaround

This post has been made for everyone out there who had this problem. The problem is one that I am sure that almost every PC gamer has encountered at one point or another, the evil game crash and a torrent of overbearing brightened gamma that renders your pc near unusable. The old solution to this problem? Restart Windows. The New solution? Try running a program called GlideWrapper. What causes the...

DoDonPachi Saidaioujou unveiled, has new dress system

Andriasang has reported that Japanese developer Cave has begun location tests for their upcoming shooter, DoDonPachi Saidaioujou. The game is one of few shmup projects that the company is planning to release in 2012, including DoDonPachi: Blissful Death. It seems DoDonPachi Saidaioujou will try to shake the tried and tested formula a bit by introducing a ‘Dress System’, where you basic...

Superpowers Go Bad in the New Chronicle Trailer

Twentieth Century Fox has released a trailer for the upcoming film, Chronicle. In the movie three teenagers discover a mysterious substance that gives them all superpowers. Filming their experiences, they begin to strengthen their powers through simple, harmless pranks. However as their powers grow, their individual moralities are called into question and they must decide where to draw the line. C...

Xsens MVN Motion Capture Makes Cgi Easy

The excellent film-makers over at 20th Century Fox have recently discussed that they use the Previs technology to quickly render computer generated images in their feature films, such as X-Men First Class. The technology makes the previsualisation process much quicker, and the Xsens MVN Motion Capture device allows time for creative processes by reducing the need for timje consuming technological ...

The New Breed of Gamer

Gamers have always kind of been snobs, don’t deny it, we all know it’s true. The sense of competitiveness that drives gamers to compete for that top score on the leaderboard also breeds a sense of entitlement in those of us who perform well at games. Or even those of us who perform well enough to complete games. Or those of us who perform well enough to play chunks of games before getting to a poi...

Nerdy Niches – Jay Jays

I love Jay Jays. I see it as the Australian version of Hot Topic and before someone starts complaining that its not a nerdy place well you just got to look at some of their products. I mean t-shirts filled with Spongebob, Invader Zim, Mario, Yoshi, Boo and Transformers kinda have to be seen as a bit nerdy.  So let’s check it all out..       Here is some helpful information: Wh...

Donkey Kong 2 on HTML 5

Developer: Q42Games Genre: Platformer, Recreation Platform: Desktop Browser, iPad Safari Price: Free Play it now! Q42, a web development agency based in the Netherlands, and have been active in the HTML5 and web app scene for a while now. They started up a project at Sarien.net, working to reproduce some old classic video games using HTML5. (with official backing from Activision, no less); and sin...

Gears fans – want your own COG armor?

Want your own COG armor? Well this one of a kind suit (minus the lancer, underclothes and boots) could be yours! What’s the hitch? Well to get an entry code you have to purchase one of Calibur11’s fully customised Gears of War 3 Vaults, released today in the UK and available on their website for 69.99 GBP. As previously reported, the Vault is specially designed for the Xbox 360 Slim mo...

Nerdy Niches – Galaxy World on George St

Do you love to go to arcades as much as I do? Then you MUST know and go to this wonderful not so little arcade which is just bursting full of games and prizes, Galaxy World on George Street. Here is some helpful information: What: Galaxy World Where: George Street Gamess that was rememberable: • Mario Kart 2 • Air Hockey • Claw machines o Plushies o Watches o Slippers • DDR machines • Barber Cut G...

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