Month: January 2015

400 And Counting: Week 14 (Once More With Feeling)

This has been a pretty quiet film week for me. I did get to do some fun non-movie things. I saw Neil Gaiman at the Athenaeum Theatre, where he read some stories, including a longer piece, The Truth is a Cave in the Black Mountains, which had live music and pictures by Eddie Campbell (the

Bewitchment: The Witcher 3 Preview

As a gamer who feels more at home with consoles than a PC, and who tends to favour the Playstation brand, you can understand why it was easy for me to miss the first two entries in the Witcher series. Despite owning multiple copies of The Witcher 2 (one through developer CD Projekt’s own,

Xbox Streaming, HoloLens and Other Windows 10 Announcements

Microsoft unveiled more details of the upcoming Windows 10 OS in a media briefing on Thursday morning local time. The new operating system will mark a renewed push to integrating gaming with Windows. The highlight from this will be the ability to stream Xbox One gameplay onto a local Windows 10 computer or tablet. Selected

Club Nintendo To Shut Down In September 2015

In a surprising announcement, Nintendo announced that it will be shutting down its Club Nintendo loyalty service worldwide by September 30th 2015. The service, which launched in Australia and New Zealand in 2008 with the launch of Mario Kart Wii,  encouraged users who purchased Nintendo games and hardware to register via the Club Nintendo website

400 And Counting: Week 12 (All My Friends)

This week I turned 25 years old. This meant a number of things for me, including, for the purposes of this blog, a Blu-ray player. Just what I needed: Another excuse not to use the SBS On Demand service, the one this blog was originally intended for. Oh well. So far I’ve only watched one

[Updated] Hotline Miami 2 Refused Classification

Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number has been Refused Classification in Australia, effectively banning it from local sale. The Australian Classification Board reached this decision last Wednesday. The Board currently cites the National Classification Code, stating that games which “depict, express or otherwise deal with matters of sex, drug misuse or addiction, crime, cruelty, violence or

A 3DS Valentine: Nintendo Direct: 15/01/15

Nintendo has kicked off the year with a stunning Direct presentation. From release dates for Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate and Majora’s Mask to a bunch of new game announcements, the Direct ran for three quarters of an hour and revealed tons of information about already known games and revealed a few new ones!

Grand Theft Auto V PC Delayed

Rockstar Games has delayed the release of the PC version of Grand Theft Auto V to 24 March. GTAV PC was previously scheduled for release on January 27; before this, it was intended to launch with the Playstation 4 and Xbox One editions. “Our apologies for the slight shift in the date but the game