Downbeat and adult, Valkyrie Profile on the DS is a long shot from the typical high-fantasy flights of fancy typical of mainstream Japanese RPGs.
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The art style games are, almost without exception, incredibly addictive experiences. Art Style: Code continues this tradition in fine form.
An elegant take on the classic “match three blocks of the same colour to make them disappear,” puzzler, Aquite is one of those DSiWare games that would <i>almost</i> work as a full fledged purchase.
The beauty of download services, such as DSiWare, is that developers can create content that would never work in a fully-fledged “box and shelf” style game, but as a download is a decent investment. Mixed Messages is a perfect example of this.
The first GTA game on the Nintendo DS is mind-blowingly awesome. What follows is a gushing review from a newly reborn GTA fan. It is not an advertisement, though it's sure as hell going to read like it.
Boxing is a tough sport to capture realistically in a game. The vast majority of attempts end up being simple fighting games, without any of the excitement or flair of a Street Fighter or Soul Calibur. Don King boxing on the Nintendo DS offers up an interesting premise – use the touch screen to accurately direct your punches and parries, and ultimately pulls it off well enough that it might just be worth a look.
Fujitsu has acquired Supply Chain Consulting in a move to boost its SAP capabilities.
Optus’ decision to join the Federal Government's controversial Internet filtering trial has been shrugged off by the Opposition and independent, Nick Xenophon.
Optus has announced it will participate in the Federal Government’s contentious Internet filtering trial.
ICT analysts have welcomed the Federal Government’s flip flop on the NBN but raised concerns it lacks detail.
Embattled vendor, Sun Microsystems, has confirmed it has started reducing its headcount in Australia.
The reputed leaking of a secretive Internet filter blacklist held by the communications watchdog ACMA to Wikileaks has been seen as both disappointing and inevitable by industry.
The combination of a weakening economy and the uptake of virtualisation has caused regional server shipments to experience a decline for the first time in more than six years.
The Dragon Quest series is one of the most important console RPG franchises, perhaps even eclipsing Final Fantasy in terms of popularity. It is that popular that laws have been passed in Japan preventing the release of a game during the working week, for fear of lost productivity in sick days.
The Amazon Kindle might not have found its way to our shores yet, but those after some digital reading now have a decent solution in 100 Classic Book Collection.