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Australian Gaming Bargains – 25/05/2012

Today’s bargains round-up is a little quieter than previously. Max Payne 3 continues to be easy to find on any console imaginable, while the most notable new addition is likely to be Ghost Recon: Future Soldier, which tho...
 
 
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Jenova Says Games Should Be Relevant To Real Life

Jenova Chen, that is. He’s the game designer at Thatgamecompany, which recently released the popular game Journey for PlayStation 3. You only have to take one look at Journey to see that it’s a little different to y...
 

 
 
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Australian Gaming Bargains – 17/05/2012

It’s a pretty quiet week this week on the bargains front. Nary a store has released their new catalogues and there are few new releases. Except for a little game called Diablo III perhaps, which can be foundon PC for $58....
 
 
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Feature: Shadowloo Showdown 2012

The doors to Shadowloo Showdown, the largest fighting game tournament in the southern hemisphere, were wide open last weekend. 2012 marked the third running of the Melbourne-based Shadowloo event, and the attendance was higher ...
 

 
 
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Preview: Hitman: Sniper Challenge

The world may only have officially learned of the existence of pre-order bonus Hitman: Sniper Challenge today, but thanks to Namco Bandai Partners & Square-Enix, I’ve had a few days to learn the ins and outs of this n...
 
 
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Australian Gaming Bargains – 10/05/2012

This week’s bargains roundup takes a bit of a break in intensity from past weeks. With few new releases to speak of, many retailers are instead gearing up for Mother’s Day commemorations. There are still some intere...
 

 
 
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Obscure Retroness #2

Welcome to the second installment of Obscure Retroness! Capcom and fighting game fans rejoice, because today we’re going to pick at one of their finest video game adaptations: JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure for the Sony PlayStation a...
 
 
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Pre-Production Footage Of Assassin’s Creed May Surprise You

Something that you may not know is that Ubisoft’s 2007 release, Assassin’s Creed, started life as a new Prince Of Persia game. Thanks to one of Ubisoft’s ex-sound designers though, we’ve been given a gli...
 

 
 
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Preview: Hands-On With Dragon’s Dogma

Capcom’s upcoming action RPG, Dragon’s Dogma, is a slightly unusual beast. As I’m sure that many of you have tried the recently released demo, you’ve probably started to make your own conclusions about t...
 
 
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Speculation: Eternal Darkness 2 for Wii U

“Deep in the bowels of the Starship Rocket Chainsaw, the monkeys work tirelessly, hunched over a forest of blinking terminals, attending to printers spitting out an endless cycle of repeating binary. Every line of code an...
 

 
 
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Australian Gaming Bargains – 26/04/2012

This week is a rather slow one on the bargains front. The most notable new release game has to be Prototype 2, which can be found for the price of $78.00 at several outlets. Outside of this, Big W has a pretty impressive listin...
 
 
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Preview: Diablo III

The original Diablo more-or-less invented the point-and-click action RPG genre, and its wide variety of monsters and generous loot drops made it an addictive and fun title. Diablo II took the concept online, and became one of t...
 

 
 
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Interview: Toshimichi Mori from Arc System Works

This interview was contributed by Brad Jolly(@DYoshii), co-host of New Game Plus, airing tonight at 10:30pm on Channel 31, as well as being posted online. The Blazblue series has continued Arc System Works’ lust for 2D fi...
 
 
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Obscure Retroness #1

Welcome to Obscure Retroness, a new feature at Rocket Chainsaw that we hope to make a regular. Our aim here is to spotlight games from eras past that may be just a little bit obscure and tough to track down and play in their or...
 

 
 
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This Week in Pandaria: Talents & Specs

2012 is shaping up to be a big year for MMOs, with games like TERA, Guild Wars 2, and Star Wars: The Old Republic all trying to make a name for themselves in a market dominated by World of Warcraft. Blizzard aren’t going to tak...
 
 
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Rocket Boom: The First Edition

Though the autumn chill may be setting in, the afterburners of Rocket Chainsaw burn as heatedly as ever. As such, I’m proud to introduce the first edition of our new monthly feature, Rocket Boom. Rocket Boom will focus on...
 

 
 
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Australian Gaming Bargains – 12/04/2012

This week’s bargain listing is a bit light on new releases, but plentiful on bargains. Dick Smith have had their major price slashing sale this week, including such highlights as the Nintendo DSi XL for $40.00. Have you m...
 
 
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What Molydid: The Melbourne What Would Molydeux Game Jam

The room is smaller than I expected. And warmer, too. We’re in an old building at the Spencer Street end of Bourke Street, four floors up and without a lift. The window is open, letting in the air from an unseasonably warm Melb...