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  • 08Nov

    eGames Expo 2009

    Australia is said to have its own version of E3 in the form of eGames – an annual video game convention held in Melbourne, Victoria. I managed to get down there for this years event, and see whether it really was that big. Held in the Royal Exhibition Building (in Carlton – a suburb of Melbourne) eGames was part of iDEF (International Digital Entertainment Festival) which also featured the Digital Lifestyle Show and Develop (a skills and careers expo) all of which ran from October 30th to November 1st. I was there for the games, however I did find Jackie Chan in the DLS! When I walked in on the first day I found the Namco Bandai booth which was promoting their Formula 1 game. They’d even gotten themselves a shiny racing car to appear at the booth as well. Behind them were Microsoft who were showing off THEIR racing

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  • 08Nov

    Rob Pattinson talks New Moon at Press Conference

    The above image is from EverGlowMedia.net from the Press Junket that happened in LA recently to promote and talk about Twilight: New Moon. The cast was on hand to discuss the film and answer the Press’s serious questions like if Taylor Lautner is dating Taylor Swift. (rolls eyes) I unfortunately was not in attendance but I have collected a few videos from Youtube about the presser. Hopefully we’ll be invited to future Twilight events since we do a fair amount of coverage. Movie Trailers – Movies Blog Who is going to see New Moon with me after it comes out? Follow

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  • 08Nov

    Where to save money this week

    It’s Sunday which means there is a whole new list of games due out this week and most are probably ones you are thinking of picking up. We know how it is to be short on funds, so every Sunday we feature the best places you can go to save money on your game purchases. Here are the new games this week: Shaun White Snowboarding: World Stage (Wii) NBA 2K10 (Wii) System Flaw (DS) Wedding Dash (DS) Sushi Academy (DS) Hot Wheels: Battle Force Five (DS,Wii) Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey Circus (Wii,DS) Chaotic: Shadow Warriors (Wii,DS,PS3,360) POP’N Music (Wii) Hasbro Family Game Night (360) Dragonology (DS) Tony Hawk’s Proving Ground (360) Call of Duty: Modern Warfare: Reflex (Wii) Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (PS3, 360) Style Lab: Makeover (DS) Petz Nursery (DS) Spectral Force Genesis (DS) Kenka Bancho: Badass Rumble (PSP) Buzz! Quiz World Bundle (PS3) Harvest Moon:

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  • 08Nov

    Super Sunday trailers

    Not much news on a Sunday so I thought I would bring you interesting videos that we might have missed during the week. The first one is an interview that gives you more details on Avatar the video game from Ubisoft. The story in the game is different from the movie set two years before the movie. The upcoming release date is December 1, 2009. Video Games | Avatar | Defend or Destroy Interview XBox 360 | Playstation 3 | Nintendo Wii Up next is an Assassin’s Creed 2 developer diary where they talk about the Animus and how in the sequel you can access the database in-game. There is also in-depth background information on whatever is going on in the moment. Video Games | Assassin’s Creed II | Dev Diaries Part VI: Home Sweet Home XBox 360 | Playstation 3 | Nintendo Wii The last video is for Mass

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  • 08Nov

    Guest Review: Uncharted 2

    ESRB: T for Teen System: PS3 Genre: Action-Adventure Number of Players: One to Four Developer: Naughty Dog Release Date: Oct 13, 2009 BUY When a sequel is released, it travels through one of three roads. One: it can fall far below its predecessor into a void of abysmal proportions. Two: the sequel can play it safe and remain in the realm of decent mediocrity. Or three: hopefully, it can surpass the firstborn to become a gem in its own right. Suffice it to say, Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, falls in the third category. Yes, I’ve jumped on the bandwagon with scores of other reviewers and gamers to give Naughty Dog a huge pat on the back. To give some perspective, I played through Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune and enjoyed it well enough. It certainly wasn’t my game of the year, but it was fun while the game play lasted. Fast forward

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