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Game Lens #1: Mirror’s Edge

Game Lens is a game photography feature. I hack, mod, tweak, and stress games (and myself) to not only make them as beautiful as possible; but to explore their environments free of HUD, overlays, and physical confinements; and ...
 
 
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World of Warcraft – Seven Years Young

A lot can happen in seven years, even when speaking exclusively of the world of gaming. Developers have risen only to fall. Franchises are born, then left to gather dust. Or, to put the time frame into a perspective understanda...
 

 
 
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Movie Review: Resident Evil: Retribution

It’s time for yet another bi-annual Resident Evil flick, and by this point any criticism I level at the film can be met with the riposte, “What were you expecting?” Fans of the RE games know by now that the fi...
 
 
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Obscure Retroness #4

Welcome one and all to another edition of Obscure Retroness, your favourite article on Rocket Chainsaw that highlights those hard to find games of yesteryear which deserve some greater level of recognition, for better or for wo...
 

 
 
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A Look at Authenticity in Games: Medal of Honor: Warfighter

In an age of incredible graphical rendering, and access to near unlimited resources, the world of interactive entertainment is very different to what it was so long ago, as games strive to look and play more ‘realistic...
 
 
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Interview: Mark Richards, ButtonSmash

It’s easy to feel neglected in Brisbane on the gaming front, with a sparse number of arcades, a lack of independent video game retailers and very few events making it over to our city. The first and second problems might be som...
 

 
 
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Australian Gaming Bargains – 07/09/2012

Another quiet week on the horizon it is for lovers of gaming bargains. With no major releases in sight, retailers are also experiencing a drought in terms of their bargain output. Big W and Target have mustered something up, ho...
 
 
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Preview: The Sims 3 Supernatural

This preview was submitted by Tina Luong, Rocket Chainsaw community member. In a haunted hotel located in the heart of Sydney’s the Rocks, EA hosted The Sims 3 Supernatural Launch Party earlier this week. The supernatural theme...
 

 
 
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Australian Gaming Bargains – 31/08/2012

This week’s bargains are slightly fleshier than previous iterations. With Father’s Day this Sunday, there is perhaps a chance for many to splash out for the dad who loves gaming. Big W’s 2 for $38.00 deal has ...
 
 
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Manifest 2012 Wrap-Up

On a weekend, late in August, something special happens in Melbourne. People who you would see travelling to and from work during the week, dressed like any other person, change. They put on different clothes, change their hair...
 

 
 
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Preview: Pro Evolution Soccer 2013

Yesterday, I had the opportunity to take a brief look at Konami’s imminent Pro Evolution Soccer 2013, now only a couple of short months away. While soccer games aren’t necessarily my forte, I was able to make a few ...
 
 
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Movie Review: Ace Attorney

This year’s Melbourne International Film Festival has a tonne of great movies to check out, both from abroad and home grown. However, there’s one film that myself, along with much of the gaming community in Melbourn...
 

 
 
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Australian Gaming Bargains – 02/08/2012

This week’s bargains are a fairly restrained affair yet again, with many big retailers opting out of covering video game sales. Kmart, however, do have a few DS-based bargains, but it’s perhaps Dungeon Crawl’s...
 
 
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Preview: Medal of Honor Warfighter

This preview was contributed by Jeremy Jastrzab, freelance journalist. Long before Battlefield and Call of Duty, there was another title that ruled the military roost of first person shooters – Medal of Honor. Famous for ...
 

 
 
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Interview: Jeremy Greiner, Creative Director on Darksiders II

It’s hard to find a good original IP in gaming these days, especially one which is successful enough to warrant a sequel. As publishers rely on tried-and-true franchises to ring out a few more bucks every year, it’s...
 
 
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Australian Gaming Bargains – 27/07/2012

The bargains for this week are somewhat slender pickings, after a few weeks of density. There are no big new releases at the moment, while the best bargains to be had may very well be Target’s 2 for $40.00 sale. Big W Sal...
 

 
 
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Feature: Tekken Tag Tournament 2: Interview with Katsuhiro Harada

The Tekken series has been around for almost twenty years now, and throughout this time has gathered a reputation as one of the most popular fighting game series in the world, beloved by fans for its mix of characters while als...
 
 
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Australian Gaming Bargains – 13/07/2012

This week’s bargain listing is a little more restrained than what we saw last week. A lot of sales have wrapped up, and there is little in the way of new catalogs.  Big W has a few new deals, while Dick Smith is still run...