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So last night I totally had my mind blown!!!

7:35pm – and my PS3 has had the pre-load screen for Journey sitting idle for at least 5 minutes. The theme loops and I stare at the screenshot used waiting until I am totally ready to embark on my Journey.

7:38pm – Still no movement, at this stage you might be wondering what is happening. Well my wife is in the lounge room too at this point. Sorting out some bills and making sure they are paid, on the phone talking to some call centre somewhere. For starters thats not the kind of environment that the gorgeous strings of the Journey theme song call for and secondly my wife doesnt want me starting the game without her full attention.

7:42pm – Finally it is time to take my first step.

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I Am Alive critical reaction = 2012 version of Deadly Premonitions?

Why scores so varied?

I Am Alive was always going to go one way or the other in my opinion but what I did not expect was the rollercoaster of review scores that launched this morning. Things seemed to have leveled out to about where I thought it might end up (Metacritic has it at around 75) but its always interesting when a game can recieve a 10 from one publication and a 4.5 from another. So like the mystery of Deadly Premonition before it, it is something that needs investigating.

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Thatgamecompany doesn’t succumb to peer pressure, no matter how many angry fan boys sent them emails asking for a flower 2 with even prettier imagery and softer music they said no. They will not pander to bullies who want to play with flowers. They want to take us somewhere, but we don’t really know where exactly it is and from all reports I don’t know if they know either.

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GTAV – Going Going, Back Back To Cali Cali…


No other game conjures up as many questions and as much speculation than a Grand Theft Auto title. Where will it be? When will it be set? Who will it star? What can we do? Will there be skydiving? Will there be BigFoot(s)? Today’s first trailer answered at least one of these questions but raised so many more in the process.

 If you haven’t seen it yet well here you go…

Pants crappingly exciting isnt it???

Everybody else is having there say, so I wanted to throw my 2 cents worth of speculation into the proverbial hat.

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Rockstar pre annouce some small title… nothing big really…

So this small videogame company called Rockstar Games that makes these obscure crime based videogames announced the follow up to their widely unknown title Grand Theft Auto IV… something about an immigrant in Liberty City or something, who can remember right!?

Guess we will have to wait and see if this trailer is even any good…

(by the way if you cant tell I am being sarcastic perhaps you should drive your car off of a cliff…)

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Batman Arkham City – The Reviews are in…

Batman Arkham City reviews are flooding in and all signs still point to a definite GOTY, personally I am a little annoyed that its not coming out until Tuesday/Wednesday in Australia and I won’t be able to get it until Thursday – its an annoying little thing that this country does which ruins many a launch date for many a medium.

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I AM ALIVE proposed winter release on XBLA and PSN… HUH?

Its easy to wonder if I missed something here, I mean I have written about Ubisoft’s “I Am Alive” a few times because its a game I am keeping a close eye on but with a real lack of news to report it can be hard at times to stay ahead. This is why the latest news comes as a shock to me, not because it annoys me or I think it may be a wrong decision but because of how casual it was told.

Just when you thought it may be cancelled it recieves a release date, but that was all. Then a trailer is shown but again nothing else. NOW Ubisoft have come out and said the game has been reworked (not that we would know it had anything to be reworked on really) and is looking like a possible winter release on Xbox Live Arcade and Playstation Network.

So again I wonder did I miss something? did the entire gaming journalism world MISS SOMETHING.

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