Jared Hilliers

Geek Gamer Hybrid, writer, graphics guy, soccer player, music lover and other adjectives.

TGS 2011: Lollipop Chainsaw Hands On

This game is what the movie Bring it on would be like if they threw in some zombies, violence and candy. It’s pretty nuts, you slice and dice zombies and then they turn into rainbows, yep I just said that. Lollipop Chainsaw is graphically inspired by pop-art, sparkles fly as you dismember enemies and collect lollipops for health. It’s definitely the most over the top and original game I play...

TGS 2011: Benny’s Booth Babes

There were many high quality booth babes at Tokyo Game Show 2011, it’s been said that TGS was a little dead this year and last year was better. Booth babes make you forget about that, yes it’s been a hard year for Japan, but hopefully it’ll pick up again next year. I didn’t exactly take photos of all the girls, just the majority we liked, more specifically the ones that Ben...

TGS 2011: Kinect Star Wars Demo

Only my second time playing Xbox Kinect, this was, originally sort of sceptical and never really enjoyed these sorts of games, I was. Abit different, star wars was, see the appeal and it plays like an arcade game almost, I can. Very sequence based as you can imagine, it is, the way to go with this, I personally think an interactive movie would be great, yeesssss. Video of me attempting to be a jed...

TGS 2011: Metro Last Light Impressions

Metro: Last Light isn’t a game or franchise I’m very familar with, so I was going into this expecting nothing, but by the end I was really impressed with the game and the concepts behind it. It’s not your typical first person shooter, it’s not kill.kill.explore-repeat, Metro is more about the atmosphere mixed with abit of survival horror and FPS. In addition, it’s the...

TGS 2011: Super Monkey Ball PSVITA Interview with Jun Tokuhara

Capsule Computers had the opportunity to chat to the Producer of Super Monkey Ball, Jun Tokuhara(じゅん とくはら), we also got a quick hands on experience with the game. It looks like it’s shaping up to be a pretty solid launch title, it takes advantage of the PSVITA’s motion controls, augmented reality and online capabilities. It’s a fully featured game and it was good to see a develop...

Mass Effect 3: Hands on

Mass Effect 3 is shaping up to be one of the biggest RPG releases of this generation, who would have thought it’s humble beginnings in the 360’s life cycle would come to this? This is mainly thanks to the second game, as you probably know, it evolved quite abit from the original and has set up a highly polished engine for the final chapter. As such, the third game doesn’t seem li...

Phantasy Star Online 2: Hands on

In Tokyo I got to sit down with one of my favourite online action RPG’s, Phantasy Star Online 2, I played the original on Dreamcast to death and knew the franchise had slowly gone downhill since then. As such, I was unaware that it would be showcased and found myself pretty excited to play it. Luckily I wasn’t let down, this time around the developers have actually made what looks like a true sequ...

Soul Calibur V: Hands on

Soul Cailbur V is set to release Q1 2012 for the Xbox 360 and PS3, we recently sat down for a hands on experience with the game. The story and art direction are set for an overhaul, Namco Bandai for the first time collabarted with outside companies to produce the game. The developers promised a deep, diverse world, more so than the previous entries. Online mutli-player will also be available, incl...

Tekken Hybrid: Hands on

We recently sat down with Tekken Hyrbid at Namco Bandai’s Pre TGS Event, this release aims to combine a few different entries into the series, it’s a cocktail of button mashing. It’s pure fan service and I played the fan favourite Tekken Tag Tournament 2 “prologue”, multiplayer was on show and after a few rounds of losing I was easily sucked back into the world of Tek...

TGS 2011: Namco Bandai announce three PS Vita titles for launch

During a Pre TGS event which we had the pleasure of attending, Namco Bandai announced a few new games for the PS Vita. The titles have been rumoured, however this was the official announcement with some minor details revealed: Ridge Racer First Screenshot: We were shown a trailer, which was quite impressive graphically and looked like standard Ridge Racer. Namco Bandai felt like the series should ...

Gundam Cafe Visit

Big Fan of Gundam?… Well then this is the place to go! It opened in April 2010 and the Capsule Computers team randomly stumbled upon it on our stay in Tokyo for TGS. We sat down, had a couple of beers like typical Australian’s and felt like more people should know about it! Located not far from the JR Station at the “Denkigai Exit” and just below the Yamanote line, Bandai Gundam Café i...

Sony Will Stream Pre-Tokyo Game Show Press Conference

Want to get a sneak peek of what Sony’s pulling out this year at TGS? Well Sony recently updated its Tokyo Game Show 2011 web page to announce that its pre-show press conference will stream on Wednesday, September 14 at 1:00 p.m in Japan (2PM EST). From Thursday, September 15 to Saturday, September 18, the site will also stream a video reel of the event from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m (11-6PM ES...

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