Joshua Spudic

Josh is the name, writing is my game... well my degree will say that. But, when uni gets me down (and it does), there is no better way that to grab a chair, sit back and slicing up some Darkspawn I started my gaming interest back in the good old 16 bit era with the Sega Mega Drive and Sonic The Hedgehog 2. I was roughly five years old. To this day I still try to fire up the dusty companion and speed through the wacky and bright levels, jumping on some Badniks, collecting those damn Chaos Emeralds. Then I moved onto Sony's disk based console the Playstation (thanks to my uncle). Since then I have picked up each of Sony's consoles from the 5th to current generation that has been released in Australia (with more to come). In terms of writing about games, I am quite new to the field. I started out late last year with my own blog before deciding to move to greener pastures. I have written a few reviews for the Playstation 3 and Playstation Portable. Features as well. I hope I can flex my muscles while writing with Capsule Computers. If I'm not gaming, however, I'm writing narratives. I am currently trying to kickstart a high fantasy novel (which, hopefully, turns into a complex RPG) that I want done in five years or so. My passion of writing has been there for a long time and has flourished as I grew. I'm into the fantasy genre, both games and novels, and thoroughly enjoy a deep and complex RPG, whether it comes from the East or West. Oh and anime is awesome!

Tales From Space: Mutant Blobs Attack! Announced For Vita

The ever-growing Playstation Vita library can add another title as Canadian studio DrinkBox Studios have announced their second title will debut on Sony’s new handheld. Entitled Tales From Space: Mutant Blobs Attack!, this is a sequel for their debut game, Tales from Space: About a Blob, which is available on the Playstation Network. Players will take control a new Blob character through new...

Hamilton’s Greatest Adventure Released on PSN

If you love exploring ancient tombs, solving puzzles and playing with a friend, then Fatshark have the game for you. Being released today on the Playstation Network worlwide is Hamilton’s Greatest Adventure. You control retired explorer Ernest Hamilton and, with your trusty bird Sasha, try to solve challenging puzzles in various environments. I should note that the game has been out for quit...

Rugby Challenge Has A Release Date

Rugby Challenge, the second of two rugby union games to be released this year (the first being Rugby World Cup 2011), has a release date. Tru Blu Entertainment has revealed that the game, both for the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360, will be released on the 2nd of September in New Zealand and the 8th of September for Australia and South Africa. There was no mention of any other countries, especially th...

Batarang Controllers Announced For Oz and NZ

The guys at Bluemouth Interactive have announced that they will distribute the Batarang Controllers that will coincide with the release of Batman: Arkham City, the sequel to the 2009 hit Batman: Arkham Asylum. There will be two versions, one for the Playstation 3 and one for the Xbox 360. Both are licensed by Warner Bros. Interactive, publishers of the game. Batman fans will revel in the authentic...

Gamestop: Used Games Sales Good For Business

When Gamestop released their second quarter results, they noted that digital distribution and used game sales were on the rise. Apparently, according to GameStop’s executive vice president Michael Mauler in an interview with game magazine Edge, used game sales are a good thing. He believes that, not only do used game sales will benefit the consumer, but also benefit the developer and publish...

Street Fighter III: Third Strike Online Edition Released Today

If you are ready to take on the best of the best, then take out your wallets as Street Fighter III: Thrid Strike Online Edition has been released today. Available as a downloadable title on both Xbox 360 and Playstation 3, the game will feature enhanced visual presentation and GGPO-netcode to provide an ultimate online experience. This is what Capcom had to say: Capcom today announced the release ...

Shoot Many Robots Announced

Ubisoft and Demiurge Studios are teaming up to bring you Shoot Many Robots, a game of pure metal carnage, announced today. Developed by Demiurge Studios and published by Ubisoft, Shoot Many Robots will be released on Xbox LIVE Arcade, PlayStation Network and Windows PC in 2012. “Ubisoft is excited to be working with Demiurge Studios on the release of Shoot Many Robots,” said Adam Novickas, Directo...

Arkedo Series To Debut on Euro PSN

Arkedo and Sanuk Games are proud to announce that “01 – JUMP!”, the first installment of the critically acclaimed ARKEDO SERIES, will be available in Europe on August 24th for only €1.99 / £1.74. Douse your console in a colorful world and get ready for some serious old-school action! In this tightly crafted 2D platformer, your 8-bit hero must collect bombs before they blow up, while avoiding nasty...

PSPE-1000 Specifications Revealed

The Playstation Vita isn’t the only handheld Sony will be releasing in the next 12 months. At Gamescom, Sony revealed the 5th iteration of its first handheld, the Playstation Portable (read here for the announcement). Not much was known except for the price, which comes at 99 euros. Some more specifications have been revealed, however, via the UK Playstation site. The notable differences fro...

Playstation Vita User Interface Screens

As the Playstation Vita nears its launch, it is inevitable that some of the finer details will be revealed. During Gamescom, Sony debunked the rumours of a cut in RAM, confirming that the 512MB of RAM is the correct amount, alongside the 128MB of dedicated VRAM. Now, there are images of the user interface circling the internet. Each screenshot shows different aspects of the Playstation Vita, minus...

Playstation 3 Will Not Have Cross Chat . . . Ever!

It looks like those who just own a Playstation 3 will not be getting cross game chat at all. This was confirmed in an interview with Sony Worldwide Studios President Shuhei Yoshida over at Eurogamer. What’s the reason? According to Yoshida, when the system is running the game, the 256MB of RAM available is actually being used. “Once a game gets RAM we never give it back,” Yoshida told ...

Gamestop Overall Sales Drop, Digital Sales Rise

Gamestop, the giant video game store of the United States, has plummeted in terms of overall sales and profit in the second quarter compared to Q1 2011 and compared to the same period of 2010, according to a report on GamesIndustry.biz. The company has revealed a drop of 3.1% to $1.74 billion. Slow hardware sales and lack of compelling software titles are cited as reasons for the drop. Quarter pro...

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