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E3 2012: EA Conference Liveblog

EA, it’s in the game, and those games are Crysis 3, Medal of Honor, Sim City, Dead Space, and plenty of other goodies. Join is as we live blog all about EA’s goodies. ————- 6:01: And so it be...
 
 
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E3 2012: Microsoft Conference Liveblog

2.29: And we are just about ready to go! 2.30: And we have a live-action trailer… It appears to be for Halo. The CG trailer looks very similar to BattleStar Galactica. Master Chief and Cortana are back. We see our first i...
 

 
 
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Crytek: “Next Generation Of Consoles Will Be The Last”

In an interview with German website Golem, Crytek’s CEO Cevat Yerli has made his doubts about the future of hardcore console gaming clear. He said: “The console will displace the PC, you hear it again and again. On ...
 
 
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E3 2012: Rocket Chainsaw’s Hopes and Fears

Pre-E3 2012 events have already started, but tomorrow the real deal kicks off, as Sony, Microsoft, EA and Ubisoft hit home runs (or so we hope) with their press conferences. But, before all the good times start, the fine staff ...
 

 
 
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Preview: XCOM: Enemy Unknown

It’s been almost twenty years since the debut of the alien-battling XCOM series, and accompanying developer and publisher changes have also seen shake-ups in the basic gameplay of the series. The latest effort, in a joint...
 
 
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Preview: Metro: Last Light

At THQ’s pre-E3 showcase last week, Rocket Chainsaw was also given a glimpse of one of the publishers yet-to-be-released dark horses – Metro: Last Light. First teased at last year’s E3, the not-quite-FPS will ...
 

 
 
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Preview: Lost Planet 3

The recent announcement of Lost Planet 3 was a surprise to many. After the icy reception following the release of the second game, many expected the series to remain buried. However, Capcom has sought to revive the franchise, n...
 
 
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Australian Gaming Bargains – 31/05/2012

A slightly more subdued bargains listing greets us all this week. With everyone getting used to Diablo III robbing them of loved ones, there’s not a lot in the way of highly-anticipated new releases to come out this week....
 

 
 
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Rocket Chainsaw’s E3 Conference Guide

In only one week the annual event gamers all around the world know, love and fear will roll around. We’re talking of none other than the Electronic Entertainment Expo, or E3 as it’s known to the common, trendy folk....
 
 
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See Rocket Chainsaw’s 1st segment on New Game Plus!

If you missed our first segment on New Game Plus tonight, have no fear – because, the episode is now available online to enjoy as well! In this month’s segment, we discuss our E3 predictions for the coming event. Ho...
 

 
 
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Preview: DmC: Devil May Cry

It’s fair to say that there’s been a lot of fan controversy over DmC: Devil May Cry, which is ostensibly a reboot of the franchise, eschewing the silver-haired bad-boy protagonist Dante for a younger, dark-haired an...
 
 
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Preview: Company of Heroes 2

At a Pre-E3 THQ event held last week, I had the chance to view a pre-recorded presentation from developers Relic Entertainment on the next big project – Company of  Heroes 2. The name of the project should  be enough to g...
 

 
 
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Preview: Torchlight II

When it launched, Runic Games’ Torchlight was as close to a spiritual successor to the Diablo franchise as seemed possible. Max and Eric Schaeffer, the two original creators of Diablo, founded the studio and brought on board Di...
 
 
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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...