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!

Bluemouth Introduces Air Flo Controllers

Now here is something interesting to consider. Do you ever get sweaty hands while you play your favourite game? It could be while you are in a middle of an intense multiplayer game or boss battle. If the answer is yes, then this might be the solution. The guys at Bluemouth Interactive are introducing two new game controllers, one for the Playstation 3 and one for the Xbox 360 (which is officially ...

Persona 3 Portable Heading to PAL Playstation Store

Earlier this year, Person 3 Portable was released for the Playstation Portable in Europe and the PAL territories. The release was only a physical release, with no sight of a digital release at launch. However, that is going to change as Ghostlight, the publishers of Persona 3 Portable, will launch a digital version to the PAL Playstation Store on September 7th. The price of the game will be £27.99...

Persson Challenges Bethesda To Quake III

Usually when there is a trademark dispute, the two parties go to court and a judge determines the outcome. That will be no exception when it comes to Bethesda and the creator of Minecraft creator Markus “Notch” Persson. They are currently embroiled over the use of the word “Scrolls” in a game being developed my Mojang Studios, which was founded by Persson. However, Persson ...

Dedicated Handhelds Will Not Die!

I need to get something off my chest. This should be read by all of the developers who believe that dedicated handhelds have met their end and the future of portable gaming lies solely with tablets and smartphones, or more specifically, the Apple range of tablets and smartphones. To those naysayers, I have four words for you: You have it wrong. Crytek Managing Director Cervat Yerli has really stir...

Vita Dev Kits Quite Cheap

In order for a game development company can create games for a particular system, they need to require the development kit from the hardware manufacture. This is no exception to the Playstation Vita. This usually comes at a cost. For the Playstation Vita, that would be 1,900 euros, according to a report on Gamasutra. This was revealed at GDC Europe, which runs parallel with Gamescom. Compared to o...

Escape Plan Control Scheme Revealed

During Sony’s Gamescon conference, a game called Escape Plan was announced. In fact, Travis wrote the article right here. Unfortunately, there wasn’t a plethora of information that came with the announcement. However, a preview of the game from IGN has revealed the control scheme used to play the game. To put it simply, the control scheme will be void of physical controls. So that mean...

SCEE Gamescom 2011 Wrap Up

· PlayStation®3 at an attractive new price of €249 (RRP), AUD $349.95 (RRP) and NZD $479.95(RRP) · Details on PlayStation®Vita software line-up revealed · New model of PSP™ unveiled, priced at €99.99 , AUD $139.95 (RRP) and NZD $179.95 (RRP) · Exciting line-up of PlayStation®3 software titles including new titles for PlayStation®Move Cologne, 16th August 2011 – Sony Computer Entertainment Eu...

Vita Specs and New PSP Model

For the tech junkie who was worried that the Playstation Vita would be less powerful than previously mentioned, then never fear. During their Gamescom conference, Sony confirmed that the Vita will sport 512MB of RAM with an extra 128MB of dedicated VRAM. Well, it will certaintly live up its name as the portable powerhouse. Sony has also revealed the camera specifications. Both front and rear camer...

New Resistance 3 Commercial

Sony has been quite busy with Gamescom recently. Playstation Australia have also been quite busy. They have released a new commercial for Australian televisions. Since the game enters stores in September, this is the right time to start the promotion train. Speaking of trains, the commercial starts off with displaced refugees on a train trying to find a new home. That covers about half of the comm...

Nintendo 3DS Surges Post Price Cut In Japan

Over in the Land of the Rising Sun (most commonly known as Japan), the Nintendo 3DS has seen a surge in sales between August 8 and August 14, according to Japanese publication Nikkei. In that period of time 207,000 units were sold. The reason for this surge was, of course, was the massive price cut Nintendo announced for the Nintendo 3DS. That came in to affect on August 11th. The price went down ...

Gamescom 2011 – What To Expect From Sony

The next big trade show for video games is right around the corner. Gamescom 2011 is set to give us, the consumer, the inside scoop on what Europeans (and to a certain extent Australian and New Zealanders) should expect in the upcoming year. So, what will Sony offer for Europe? Well… what the consumer should know is that Uncharted 3 and Resistance 3 will be expected. Both shown at the Electronic a...

Cyclebike Cycling Sports 2 Announced

If you are a fitness nut and want a cheaper option than the $2000 treadmill, then you may want to look at the most unlikely source… video games. Well, Bluemouth Interactive has just announced that the Cyberbike Cycling Sports 2 bundle is heading to Sony’s console. Hang on… where’s number 1? This is what it is: a game which is controlled by an exercise bike connected through the Playstation 3’s Blu...

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