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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...
 
 
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Lots Of New Atelier Ayesha Screenshots

Less than a year after releasing Atelier Meruru in Japan, Gust Corporation announced that the next game in their Atelier series, Atelier Ayesha will be released in Japan. With the PlayStation 3 exclusive’s release date no...
 

 
 
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Sleeping Dogs Preview

Sleeping Dogs – it’s the True Crime game that wasn’t. Back in 2011, Activision decided to cancel the third game of the crime series for a variety of reasons. But that wasn’t the end of the development cy...
 
 
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Info & Media For Nippon Ichi’s New PS3 RPGs

Alongside their announcement that they’ll be localising three new JRPGs for PlayStation 3, Nippon Ichi Software America also released some media for the games. Courtesy of the U.S PlayStation Blog, we’ve got trailer...
 

 
 
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Google Maps Now Has An RPG Style ‘Quest View’

We’ve seen some rather amusing April Fools jokes over the years, and Google have given us a real cracker this time. If you head over to Google Maps, you’ll notice that there’s a new ‘Quest View’ op...
 
 
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Australian Gaming Bargains – 29/03/2012

We’re experiencing yet another quiet week on the bargains front. The only release possibly of note that comes to mind is that of Kid Icarus Uprising, which can be found for $59.00 at most stores. Big W Sale Period: 29/03/...
 

 
 
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Rocket Chainsaw Speculation: Eternal Darkness 2

“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 – 22/03/2012

 After nothing to report last week, this week’s series of Australian Gaming Bargains returns a little bit quieter than usual. One of the only new games worthy of note is Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City, which shall ...
 

 
 
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Preview: The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings (360)

The Witcher 2: Assassin of Kings on the Xbox 360 has some very interesting roots. It began life as a series of short stories and fantasy novels by author Andrzej Sapkowski, writing out of Poland where the series is known as Wie...
 
 
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Australian Gaming Bargains – 08/03/2012

This week’s bargains listings don’t have a lot of stores listed, but they certainly have a game or two on offer. You may have heard of a little game called Mass Effect 3 being released this week. Below you’ll ...
 

 
 
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Resident Evil 6 will have a dialogue system

According to Japanese magazine Dengeki PlayStation, the upcoming Resident Evil 6 will be adding yet another new feature, this time in the form of a dialogue system. As Siliconera reports, the system will be “seamless̶...
 
 
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GDC 2012 Information/Rumour Roundup

The Game Developers Conference has become somewhat of an oddball, the annual event having arguably strayed away from it’s roots as a home for developers to share technical and design insight, and rant and rave amongst the...
 

 
 
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Australian Gaming Bargains – 01/03/2012

Though summer is just about over, you can be assured that bargains are just heating up! Okay, so perhaps they’re still actually remaining at room temperature, but there’s bound to be something here that will take yo...
 
 
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Review: 3DS Circle Pad Pro

It was a surprise to everyone. Starting out as a rumour on the French gadget website 01net, nobody truly believed Nintendo intended to release an analogue pad dongle for the Nintendo 3DS. It sounded like the stuff out of periph...