Posts From Matthew Bird

I’m a massive fan of gaming console fitness games. I’ve tried them all, from the one that started the fad — Wii Fit — to one-shots like Zumba Fitness, UFC Trainer and Nike+ Kinect. When all is said done, my

This 30 minute Nintendo Direct video has everything, from Lego Iwata to details on Pikmin 3 (and its delay, boo!), and much more. If you don’t have time to watch the whole thing, here’s the point form: Wii U games/details

Being a child of the early nineties, I grew up in a world where the biggest decision of my childhood life occurred in Professor Oak’s lab. Having not played since the days of Gold and Silver, I was immediately thrown

New Super Mario Bros. 2 is Nintendo’s most recent release for everyone’s favourite ‘shroom head, Mario. Once again, the forever-vulnerable Princess Peach has been abducted by the despicable Bowser, in what’s fast becoming Nintendo’s version of the never-ending story. Not

[gameinfo title=”Game Info” game_name=”London 2012: The Official Video Game” developers=”Sega Studios Australia” publishers=”Sega” platforms=”Sport” genres=”PC, Xbox 360, PS3″ release_date=”26 June 2012″] Every four years, the world comes together and competes for ultimate glory in an ever-expanding list of Olympic events.

[gameinfo title=”Game Info” game_name=”Mario Tennis Open” developers=”Camelot” publishers=”Nintendo” platforms=”3DS” genres=”Sports” release_date=”25 May 2012″] Growing up, I was a huge fan of Mario Tennis for Nintendo 64. The Gamecube version lost some of the game’s simplicity, but I’m happy to see

[gameinfo title=”Game Info” game_name=”Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13″ developers=”EA Tiburon” publishers=”EA” platforms=”Xbox 360, PS3″ genres=”Sports” release_date=”29 March 2012″] As a fan of most sports based games, I was pretty excited to try out Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13. I have

“London is ready…are you?” reads the tag line of SEGA’s most recent press release. We definitely are. With 100 days to go until the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic games, SEGA has announced a release date for their

Review: Rayman 3 HD

[gameinfo title=”Game Info” game_name=”Rayman 3 HD” developers=”Ubisoft Shanghai” publishers=”Ubisoft” platforms=”PSN, XBLA” genres=”Platform” release_date=”23 March 2012″] Have you heard the saying, “if it aint broke don’t fix it?” Well, surely that logically extrapolates to, “if it is broken, DO fix it.”

Review: Mass Effect 3

BioWare’s back for the third installment of the Mass Effect franchise. Players who’ve been there from the start have grown attached to their own particular Commander Shepards, and with them, they’ll be fighting to stop impending doom at the hands

With the Australian Open just finishing, and now Davis Cup heating up, the release of Grand Slam Tennis 2 will undoubtedly be a popular one. What Grand Slam Tennis 2 brings to the table that no other game does is…*drum

As the 2012 tennis season gets going in Australia, I couldn’t be more ready for the release of EA’s Grand Slam Tennis 2. Unfortunately, we’ll have to wait until February for the full game to be released, but until then,

[gameinfo title=”Game Info” game_name=”Need for Speed: The Run” developers=”Black Box” publishers=”EA” platforms=”PC, Xbox 360, PS3″ genres=”Racing” release_date=”17 November 2011″] Not only is the Need for Speed franchise one of, if not THE most successful racing video game franchises of all

Review: Top Spin 4

[gameinfo title=”Game Info” game_name=”Top Spin 4″ developers=”2K Czech” publishers=”2K Games” platforms=”Xbox 360, PS3, Wii” genres=”Sports” release_date=”15 March 2011″] As an avid tennis player and fan, I hold my breath each and every year and hope that a tennis game will

The only movie I’ve ever seen by myself was the Yu-Gi-Oh movie – and that’s because I was a rabid fan…but a lone one. No one would go with me! In the same vein, I was excited by the prospect

Anyone who has ever set foot in a real life arcade would undoubtedly be familiar with this kamikaze style of a corner smashing car racing game. The concept is simple: race around one of three tracks, either in championship, quick-race,