Category: News

Firemint, Iron Monkey Merge Into Firemonkeys

EA Australia’s two big Melbourne studios, Iron Monkey and Firemint, have recently merged their operations to become the Firemonkeys. The two studios already shared offices, with the Firemint team moving to the St Kilda Road building that housed Iron Monkey not long after their acquisition from EA, so one could argue that such a step

ACMI Game Masters: The Forums – The Collectors

Day 2 had one more forum, ‘The Collectors’, which was very aptly attended by our very own Serby from Weird & Retro. The last of the Gamemasters Forums featured a panel of international guests from a broad spectrum within the games industry to discuss the nature of not only collecting, but also the preservation of video

Updated: Final Fantasy Vapourware XIII?

Let’s face it, the Fabula Nova Crystallis mini-series Square Enix sought to realise has had its fair share of bumpy roads and rickety bridges. Originally a set of three different games intertwined with similarly addressed themes had been stricken by localisation issues, sequelitis and more. Amidst the surprising paradigm shift of Fabula Nova Crystallis’ development, there was

ACMI Game Masters: The Forums – State of Play

  As part of ACMI’s Game Masters exhibition, a series of forums were held on the first two days exploring video games and their place in our culture, featuring various local and international guests. New Game Plus were in attendance and I am happy to present you my coverage of the first of the panels:

Activision Announce Deadpool Game

Ahh yes, Deadpool – Merc with a Mouth, got completely butchered in that one X-Men film (and subsequent game), voiced by Nolan North in just about every animation/game project out there, complete and utter annihilator of that thing we call the fourth wall…what’s not to love about him? But it comes as a surprise that

CyberConnect2 to Go On A Bizarre Adventure

For the last few days now, the internets kinda been buzzing on a surprise announcement that was going to be made by Namco, teasing that it’d be an All Star Battle. Given the recent announcements of Playstation All Stars Battle Royale and Namco’s involvement in the new Smash Bros project, it’d seemed that crossover games