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Preview: Toybox

Let’s face it: mobile games are all about distraction. They’re something for you to do while you wait at your public transport stop rather than push someone onto the train tracks out of boredom. That’s something that I love abo...
 
 
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Australian Gaming Bargains – 04/07/2012

After a hefty absence, the regular RC bargains are back in business! It’s a good time to be a gamer, as there are a lot of stores which have major sales on – and oh yes, they do include many, many games! While there...
 

 
 
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E3 2012 Preview: Star Trek

I have to say, one of the biggest surprises of last year’s E3 had to be the reveal of the new Star Trek game by Digital Extremes – not just because it’s rare to see a Star Trek title these days, but because it...
 
 
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Reggie Says Wii U Is The Only Console You’ll Need

Speaking to IGN, Reggie Fils-Aime (the president of Nintendo of America) had a few things to say about Nintendo’s upcoming Wii U console. Calling it a “tremendously powerful system”, he went on to describe wha...
 

 
 
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E3 2012 Preview: Transformers: Fall of Cybertron

Transformers: Fall of Cybertron is Activision’s latest entry into the well established Transformers series, and at E3, we at Rocket Chainsaw were eager to have a go at it. Developed by High Moon Studios (Transformers: War...
 
 
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E3 2012 Preview: LittleBigPlanet 2 Cross-Controller DLC

Multiplayer gaming is hardly a new idea, but it’s always been a dream for gamers to be able to play a game with friends although the hardware they are playing on might not be the same. It’s been tried a few times before in game...
 

 
 
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E3 2012 Preview: Scribblenauts Unlimited

Scribblenauts Unlimited is a natural fit for the Wii U. After all, the Wii U’s gamepad essentially transforms your television into a larger version of the DS, so bringing across a title that used the handheld’s touc...
 
 
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E3 2012 Preview: Skylanders Giants

It’s no secret that Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventure has been insanely successful in two things: resurrecting the Spyro franchise and making publisher Activision a ton of cash. It’s been so successful that a sequel, titled Skyland...
 

 
 
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E3 2012 Preview: The Elder Scrolls Online

The announcement that the next game in the Elder Scrolls series was going to be an MMO led to some consternation among gamers. How could Bethesda possibly pull this off? Especially for a game series that has been built around i...
 
 
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E3 2012 Preview: Watch Dogs

The general consensus surrounding E3 this year was one of disappointment. With weak showings from Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo, it was easy to feel underwhelmed by what was being put on offer. It’s not too surprising, however; ...
 

 
 
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E3 2012 Preview: Nintendo Land

Since Nintendo’s new Wii U console was announced last year, gamers and non-gamers alike wondered how it would work. Given the addition of the new touchscreen-based controller, there were many possibilities. Rocket Chainsaw, alo...
 
 
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E3 2012 Preview: Splinter Cell: Blacklist

Ubisoft Toronto, the new studio headed by Assassin’s Creed alumni Jade Raymond, has a number of games in the works, but the first to be publicly outed is Splinter Cell: Blacklist. The latest entry in the growing chronicle...
 

 
 
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E3 2012 Preview: Tomb Raider

This year’s E3 seemed to be less about the reveals and more about showing off polished products.  As a result, it’s hard to miss a game as high-profile as the latest in the Tomb Raider series, which we managed to get our eyes o...
 
 
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E3 2012 Preview: Far Cry 3

I’ll come out and say it right now – I really didn’t enjoy Far Cry 2. It’s not that I didn’t give it a chance – I kind of missed the boat on the original, so I thought I’d get stuck int...
 

 
 
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E3 2012 Preview: Pikmin 3

Ah, Pikmin 3. Captain Olimar’s third adventure has been mentioned on and off by Shigeru Miyamoto over the past four years, but we finally got to see it in action during Nintendo’s E3 conference this year. Although i...
 
 
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E3 2012 Preview: Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two

Though 2010’s Epic Mickey was met with mixed critical response, one thing is certain: rarely has one game been such a triumphant love letter to all things Disney. Faults aside, Epic Mickey called upon the dedication of Ju...
 

 
 
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E3 2012 Preview: Theatrhythm Final Fantasy

Among other games at E3, Square-Enix were showing off their upcoming rhythm game for the Nintendo 3DS, Theatrhythm Final Fantasy. Putting it simply, it’s a Final Fantasy music game, which was developed by indieszero (Retr...
 
 
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E3 2012 Preview: Rocksmith

Rocksmith has already been available in America for just under a year, but it won’t be hitting Australia until September 2012. The reason behind this delay is unclear, but it may ultimately prove to be a boon, as the vers...