podcast

I’d like the record to reflect that it’s not my fault that this isn’t a Tuesday podcast. It’s still being posted on the day of recording, there was just a slight conflict of schedules. But last weeks was a day early, so this one being a day late will average us out in the end. Super Meat Boy continues its streak of being talked about in consecutive podcasts, which seems crazy, but I think we can all agree it’s a good thing.

bejeweled3 The king of the casual game returns. Bejeweled.
PopCap are now selling Bejeweled 3 for $19.95 (USD) over on its website (or on Steam).

As well as the classic game it also features new modes: Quest mode has a variety of different challenges from freeing butterflies to digging for treasure.
Zen mode brings you a full meditation experience! It includes options for binaural beats, subliminal messages, breathing measurement, and ambient noises.

Get your 60 minute trial here for Mac or PC. Knowing PopCap, it’s going to eventually find its way onto every platform under the sun. Please make my Christmas PopCap, and get it ported to iPhone before the end of the year…

Continue reading

photo10a

Few franchises have achieved the success that the Gran Turismo series has. They have sold tens of millions of games spanning four different PlayStation platforms.  It has been marketed as the greatest driving game ever from arguably the most successful driving game maker ever, Polyphony Digital. Gran Turismo 5 has been in production for over 5 years, it’s seen it’s fair share of delays causing widespread outcry from passionate fans. So you’d be forgiven for having extremely high expectations. Gran Turismo 5 has finally arrived and we’re able to put it through it’s paces and see if it lives up to the reputation set by it’s massively successful predecessors. So does it deliver?

Continue reading

mssplosionmanbanner

After a sneaky countdown on its website, Twisted Pixel have unveiled their latest game; Ms. Splosion Man. Obviously a reference to Ms. Pacman. We don’t know much about the game, but Twisted Pixel are promising more than just another sequel.

Like the original Splosion Man, Ms. Splosion Man still ‘asplodes’, but her feminine wiles may also take the scientists out of commission.

Ms. Splosion Man is coming sometime in 2011. Teaser trailer after the break.

Continue reading

IC2010 - Banner

Cricket. Love it or hate it, it is New Zealand’s summer sport of choice for many. Even if our very own Black Caps are, at times, painful to support there is nothing like the dulcet tones of cricket on the TV during a grand summers day. I love cricket. Use to play but now am just an avid supported and arm chair critic, so imagine my disgust when being confronted by Mr Ricky Ponting on the cover of International Cricket 2010. Unfortunately the reasoning for the lack of local talent on the cover soon becomes apparent. And probably explains the more generic cover used on the retail release of the game.

Continue reading