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
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
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
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
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.
This is a shamelessly short post just to let you know that I’m still here. My move to the sunny shores of Australia is progressing and entering into its final stages. I envisage my posts being sporadic to non-existent for the next month.
That doesn’t mean that I haven’t got anything to say. A Christmas tree/Plasma screen interface has meant that I’ve ended up with a new 3D capable 42″ Panasonic ST50 plasma TV. This new bit of kit has got me going through all my 3D-enabled games to see what the fuss is all about. Watch this space for Vic B’Stard’s take on 3D gaming.
Other than that it has been a bit quite of late. The arrival of the highly regarded Max Payne 3 did seem to be set to shatter the peaceful second quarter of the year and kick off the early run up to what promises to be another Christmas of madness.
Catch you on the other side!
For me, as a former PlayStation and PlayStation 2 owner, the term “driving simulator” was synonymous with the Gran Turismo series.
Then, one day, I played Forza 2.
Whilst Gran Turismo‘s cars would come out of scrapes unscathed, Forza‘s cars got visibly beaten and battered if driven irresponsibly. And then there was the Forza auction house. I spent hours buying a selling cars, right up to the point were I suffered a two-week ban for dealing in cars with adult-themed and thus contraband paint-jobs. A situation brought on by a combination of naivety and greed (boy those nudie cars earnt me some serious cash).
With Forza 4, Microsoft has really rubbed Sony’s noise in it. This super-polished affair blows raspberries at the long-delayed and ill-received Gran Turismo 5. Oh how the mighty have fallen. Continue reading Forza 4: the driving sim that just keeps on giving
Another (very) late week in review packed full of excuses. Thank goodness for the long Easter weekend or this mega-bumper edition of Vic B’Stard’s week in review may have never seen the light of day.
My lame excuse for missing out the last few week’s editorials is mainly due to a having to nut out a bastard of a review for techday.co.nz. The game causing the strife was Syndicate, EA Games’ reboot of Peter Molyneux’s real-time strategy game from the early 90s. Continue reading Vic B’Stard’s (late) week in review: Syndicate, American Nightmare, I am Alive, Silent Hill HD, Mass Effect, the Uncharted comic-book and Kinect Star Wars!