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!

Game Magazine Readership Grows In Australia

This is a time of online media. The current belief is that internet will kill off the traditional sources of gaming news (as well as others). But, is that true? Are we going to see the end of the game magazine? Maybe, but for now, sales of the medium grew. Wait…what? Game Informer, the popular US based magazine, has launched their own local version for the Australian market. Their current circulat...

Cater, Bahamut and Camera Tweaks For Final Fantasy Type-0

Someone has been digging around the demo to find some new information. Well that’s what Final Fantasy-XIII.net forum member Rabla has discovered. Searching through the game files, she (or he) has discovered two things which have not been announced as of yet. The first item of business is the last character that hasn’t got a name until now. The game files reveal that Cater, the shotgun wielder, wil...

UMD Drive, HDMI Cable Popular Peripherals Requests For Playstation Vita

If you go to the Japanese Playstation Vita Community website, you may notice that Sony has been conducting surveys on a range of topics based on the handheld. This particular survey has definitely created interest as it turns out that the latest survey focuses on peripherals. The most popular answer is not at all surprising. There has been huge support for some sort of UMD drive due to the abundan...

Hysteria Project 2 Review

Hysteria Project 2 Developer: Bulkypix Publisher: Sanuk Games Platforms: Playstation 3, Playstation Portable minis (reviewed) Release Date: Out Now Price: AU$3.45 Hysteria Project 2 is the latest offering from developer Bulkypix. It is the sequel to their hit game Hysteria Project. It was released as a game for the iOS back in January before being ported for the Playstation 3 and Playstation Porta...

Wii U Tablet Patents Surface on Internet

It looks like gamers have been given the chance to see what the Wii U tablet may be capable of. Over at NeoGAF, patents of the new controller for Nintendo’s next generation have surfaced, revealing that the controller will have built in flash memory and a magnetometer, among other features. The built in flash memory seems to be implemented for Mii transfers, similar to the Wiimote for the Wii. The...

Analyst, Investors Wants Nintendo To Bring Franchises To iOS

Japanese analysts are having quite a week. On the back of one telling Sony to drop the price of the Vita to compete with the 3DS, another one is telling Nintendo to expand their IPs to Apple’s line of iPhones, iPod Touches and iPads. Stats Investment Management Co. fund manager Masamitsu Ohki has told Bloomberg that Nintendo should be looking at the jump after the weal launch of the Nintendo...

Analyst Believes That 2.5m Playstation Vitas Will Be Sold This Year

SMBC Nikko Securities analyst Kazuharu Miura believes that Sony will sell 2.5 million Playstation Vitas in Japan by the end of this fiscal year, which ends in March 2012. Miura was interviewed by Bloomberg Japan about the forecast of the Playstation Vita launch. He also told Bloomberg that his figure can fluctuate on the basis of software. He believes that the figure may go up if the software bein...

Beyond the Future: Fix the Time Arrows Announced

When you play the typical fantasy RPG, you expect an outstanding battle system, deep customisation and plenty of areas to explore. But what if a typical fantasy game focused on the relationship between your character and others? That’s the case with the following game. 5pb and Rejet, developers of Lucian Bee, have revealed Beyond the Future: Fix the Time Arrows for the Playstation 3 and Play...

MS Points Glitch Gives Users Extra Points

Here is something that seems out of the ordinary. Some Xbox Live users may have noticed that they obtained a generous amount of Microsoft Points. Some decided to go on an Xbox spending spree. Some decided to notify XboxSupport about the glitch on Twitter. At first, the guys over at XboxSupport didn’t mind. They were in a state of generosity when they first messaged on the situation. Even one messa...

Battlefield 3 Will Require EA Origin

If you plan to buy Battlefield 3 for PC, then make sure you have Origin before putting that disk in the CD tray. It was announced that the PC version of the game will require the EA download service in order for the game to run. DICE Community Manager Daniel Martos announced that the measure will affect retail versions of the game through BF3Blog. There was no mention of the downloaded version fro...

Final Fantasy XIII – 2 To Include Moogle Throwing?

Final Fantasy XIII – 2 retains most of the gameplay elements of its predecessor. However, Square Enix might be implementing something new, as this new screenshot shows. It looks like Square Enix is introducing Moogle throwing into the game. Nothing has been announced by the publisher on this feature. However, as the screenshot suggests, it may be an ability where Noah and Serah can use the Moogle ...

Disgaea 3 Returns Confirmed For Vita Launch

More Disgaea news here, confirming that Disgaea 3 Returns, which was announced a few days ago, will be available at launch on the Playstation Vita. This was confirmed at the Akihabara Denkigai Festival, which was held today, via Famitsu.com. This was the only information released at the festival. A teaser of the game, as well as a teaser site, has also been released, sometime after the announcemen...

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