Much to my family's disappointment after I got my Psych degree I moved into journalism. At the moment I do games and anime reviews for a free magazine in Sydney which no one reads. I also work casually as a research assistant but that isn't interesting.
I've been gaming since I was a wee lad and as I recall the first console I had was the Atari 2600. Pitfall 2 on the C64 amazed me and at the time I thought it was the deepest games would ever get.
I'm a big SRPG/RPG fan but I also have an itchy trigger finger so FPSes are on the cards to.
I have a weak spot for survival horror but I suck at them. The newer survival horror action games (RE4) are right up my alley.
Also big fan of Clover studios and Capcom in general.
Right now I've got a 360, Ps2, Saturn, cube(for imports) and Wii set up and I've also got a PSP & DS.
This week we discuss games that became films, films that became games and games that became films and then went back to being games (SF:The Movie:The Game).
On top of that we look at why Lucasart's Fracture didn't do so well and playthrough the only useful thing anyone has ever done with GoogleEarth: The Last Guy.
Stay tuned next week for our hands on impressions of KOFXII and Arkham Asylum.
This week on FSA we are joined by Gamespot Reviewer Laura Parker and Darryn King from The Vine & 3dworld.
This week Larua talks about movie tie-ins with Indiana Jones Staff of Kings and Harry Potter XXXIV, Darryn covers the still not released in Europe Donkey Kong Jungle Beat, Matt talks about the pains of Title Defence Mode in Punchout (SEVEN HOURS ON SODA POPINSKI!) and Fight Night Round 3 to get hyped for FNR 4 (Does anyone in NA even know who Mundene is?). Finally Geoff plays through FFXI and XII at the same time... and then plays Haze...
Indie game covered is Choke on my Groundhog YOU BASTARD ROBOTS!!
Puzzle Quest is the Ridiculous game of the week.
Finally, since Laura has previously interviewed Michael Atkinson we discuss Australia's bizaroo rating system
This week we go C64 on your ass.
Recorded in zero degree temperatures we go back and look at one of the gaming greats: Wizball. Infamous and Punch Out are also discussed as well a look at trade shows and Klonoa... which sounds like an STD... a pretty vicious one at that.
Featuring journalist Darryn King from The Vine this episode covers the same stuff every single other podcast has been over this week. E3 is over and the best, the worst and the weirest are discussed. Matt rages over Natal, Geoff shows off his cyberdong and Darryn creams his jeans over Monkey Island.
This way too long episode goes for two hours and twenty three minutes so you might want to bring a book or something... or alternatively just not listen to it.
Recorded before E3. We read out your crowning moments of awesome and talk about our predictions for E3, was going to put it up earlier but with the insane amount of blog posts going on we assumed that, the site would be down.
Sure, Ep 12 will be out in two days but in this episode we giggle like giddy school girls over Rocket Knight Adventures... I think Shaq Fu is mentioned once or twice too. You can't teach that.
This episode may offend some listeners, so you have been warned. Covering Metroid Prime 3, Plants VS Zombies, Bionic Commando and even the old Nes game S.C.A.T. Podcast also delves into the mystery behind the absence of Punch-Out!! in Australia.
We discuss the importance of story in games, whether you skip or watch your cutscenes, as well as the usual segments on indie and ridiculous games.