Monday, March 24, 2008

Easter Weekend Surprise

I was chuffed to see Brainiversity sitting at number one on Big Fish Games' brain teaser Top 100 list this week.

Lots of chocolate, time with the family and a number one. What a nice way to spend the Easter weekend.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008


My PS3 finally arrived - and it's very cool. Yeah, I know, "welcome to 2007" (or 2006 in Japan).

Unfortunately the PS3 is at the opposite end of the house from my wifi - so I'm going to have to invest in a wireless bridge. Still, I get just enough of a signal that I've managed to sign on to PSN.

So what have I been playing? Well, I've been playing Portal and Burnout Paradise. Both are great games.

And of course the PS3 does Blu-ray. Man, is Blu-ray gorgeous. We've joined Quickflix, the Aussie knock of of Netflix and have a list a mile long of cool Blu-ray movies to get through. First up was Cars and it looked amazing. Ah, I love technology.

On a side note it's interesting watching the trends in the casual games space. Right now the Hidden Object game genre is hot. Gamers seem to be consuming these games with a passion. As with Match-3 games I wonder how long the trend will last, but then I think about the First Person Shooter trend that really kicked into high gear back in 1993 with Doom.

And you know what? It could last an awful long time :-)

Monday, March 10, 2008

Go Brisbane!

This is pretty cool.

iWin has two Aussie made games in the Top 10 this week.

At Number 4 is Magical Forest by 3 Blokes and at Number 6 is Tumblebugs 2 by Wildfire Studios.

Duncan and Marko from 3 Blokes did an awesome job of creating a brand new IP and launching it onto the global stage in less than a year. And this is their first game!

Congratulations to both 3 Blokes and Wildfire Studios for cracking the Top 10.