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New site demanding release of imprisioned ARMA 3 Devs

Free the Bohemia two!

Apart from when I wade into the video game violence debate, I don’t really get the chance to go all political and get upset when writing about games. 

I’ve been following the plight of two employees of game developer, Bohemia Interactive. The two may or may not have been doing a bit of field research for the upcoming ARMA 3 game whilst on holiday in the Mediterranean. Continue reading New site demanding release of imprisioned ARMA 3 Devs

Another lazily regurgitated press release- Sony announces new PS3

Bigger and smaller at the same time!

The Tokyo Games Show is starting soon, so expect lots of announcements. This one is pretty big. Sony have announced a small PS3 with loads of hard disk space. Good on them, as you can never have enough hard disk space!

Over to you, Sony: Continue reading Another lazily regurgitated press release- Sony announces new PS3

Dragon Age III: Inquisition announced

Just a logo, that’s all I’ve got!

EA and Bioware have just announced the third chapter of their Dragon Age series, Dragon Age 3: Inquisition.

Here’s what they’ve got to say about it: Continue reading Dragon Age III: Inquisition announced

EB Games Expo Sydney Showground 5th-7th October- what to expect

I’m there!

I’m pretty excited about the EB Games Expo next month. It has been quite a few years since I’ve been to anything as massive st this show is going to be. Back in the day I was a regular at the trade-only European Computer Trade Show (ECTS), but that is going to look like a farmer’s market compared to what EB Game have is store for us. Continue reading EB Games Expo Sydney Showground 5th-7th October- what to expect

Vic B’Stard’s week in review- Telltale’s The Walking Dead game, The Walking Dead comic-book and The EB Games Expo

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Sorry, been busy!

Busy. Not a very good excuse, but nevertheless true. The chaotic mixture of moving country, playing Sleeping Dogs and getting back into Skyrim has taken its toll on my ability to knock out a decent bit of content for this website.

Then there was The Walking Dead. The last couple of episodes of Telltale Game’s The Walking Dead serialised game has been sitting on my hard drive for a few months (thank you steam for yet another great deal). I’d dabbled a bit with the first part, and wasn’t really in the right space for a retro-ish point and click adventure with zombies in it. With the recent release of the third episode, I though I’d have another bash as it, else The Walking Dead becomes another game in my, ever-increasing, backlog. Continue reading Vic B’Stard’s week in review- Telltale’s The Walking Dead game, The Walking Dead comic-book and The EB Games Expo

Who Watches Before Watchmen?…The first five books

No Moore Watchmen?

I’ve just finished reading the first five issues of DC Comics semi-blasphemous Before Watchmen series.

I was half expecting my copy of Watchmen #1, signed by Watchmen co-creator and self-styled warlock Alan Moore, to spontaneously combust the moment I opened the first issue. Mr Moore has some well-reported negative views on the use of the characters that he and Dave Gibbons created, way back in the mid-eighties. I’ve got to admit, publishing further stories set in the Watchmen universe after a break of twenty-six years does seem a little odd and almost as if DC are deliberately trying to bait the outspoken Mr Moore. Continue reading Who Watches Before Watchmen?…The first five books

Vic B’Stard’s state of this site

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Normal service has resumed!

Just a quick word. During the move from NZ to Oz an enterprising bastard Russian hacked this site.

Not only was the site sending out loads of spam emails, but there was also some malware code in the WordPress theme header file. I’ve cleared it out now and everything is running fine. I apologise for not noticing and getting on to it earlier. Continue reading Vic B’Stard’s state of this site

VicStard’s Week in Review- Aussie, Aussie, Aussie. Oiy, oiy, oiy.

Waltzing Matilda

So I’ve successfully hopped across the ditch and I’m now bedding down nicely here in Sydney, Australia.

Dare I say it, I’m now closer to the action, what with (apparently) the worlds biggest IMAX screen on my doorstep, all those locally based ANZ games publishers and October’s fantastic EB Games Expo only a few train stops down from me. It’s all good. Continue reading VicStard’s Week in Review- Aussie, Aussie, Aussie. Oiy, oiy, oiy.