Games

September 22, 2008

Computers are wonderful things. They entertain you via videos on YouTube, educate you through Wikipedia (though never ‘officially’), allow you to keep in touch with friends on Facebook (or Bebo, MySpace, or one of the other thousands of social networking sites), they spellcheck your work and give grammar advice, and mean everyone can understand your […]

September 22, 2008

The game that everyone avoids like the plague, but then extols the virtues of once they’ve sat down and played for a few hours. Its gaming crack. And it needs to be stopped. Before you know it you will loose friends, loved ones, workmates, employers or national economies to this insidious version of online crack […]

September 15, 2008

Although it’s expected these days, Army of Two was designed for co-op play. You play as two best buddies, Rios and Salem, who are private contractors hired by the American military to exterminate power hungry military corporations. These two mercenaries are so hard that they can stomach a friendly fist pound after slaughtering hundreds of […]

September 8, 2008

Game: World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King Beta (Wotlk) Genre: MMORPG (Massive Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game – or in WoW’s case – a second job.) Platform: Windows, Mac OS X Publisher: Blizzard (A Reader sent this review in, handwritten, over four pages. I had to print it. I understand that it won’t […]

September 1, 2008

Guitar Hero is a recognised brand globally, although it was really Konami that invented the music/rhythm genre with GuitarFreaks. Yet Guitar Hero, by porting to the console from the arcade, really capitalised the genre and brought it mainstream. This time around Harmonix have moved on to bigger and better things with Rockband, (still not released […]

August 11, 2008

Its been a while but I’m (Ryback) back and with a vengeance. The NZ distributor for Nintendo Wii games going under was like a sniper shot to the shoulder. But like any good Seagal movie, it has not got me down but rather made me stronger. Now armed with a Ps3, bought with hard earned […]

August 4, 2008

Developer: EA Redwood Shores Platform: Xbox 360, PS3, Ps2 Wii, PC Publishers: Electronic Arts Genre: 3D Platformer There have been many Simpsons’ games in the past but really they weren’t any good.

July 28, 2008

Developer: Blizzard North Publishers: Blizzard Entertainment Genre: RPG Classic Games that won’t break the Budget Diablo 2. RPG without the D&D bullshit

July 14, 2008

I was going to be able to review some new kick arse party pumping wii game for you folks this week. But I can’t. Hitech, the main distributer of Nintendo products in New Zealand went into receivership, and subsequently the Salient office lost of its drip feed of Nintendo goodies. Fucking bummer.