Category Archives: Interviews

We chat to Michael Denny, Senior Vice President of Sony Interactive Entertainment Worldwide Studios Europe

Michael Denny is the head of the Worldwide Studios game development operations in Europe (of which Australia is included) and manages all internal studios and externally developed first party productions. On the day that PlayStation announced Australians had consumed1 billion hours on gameplay, streaming and entertainment over October 2016 – October 2017, we spoke to Michael about future PlayStation releases, how he views the Australian gaming market and the future of PlayStation VR.... Continue Reading

Oz Comic-Con Interview: Mass Effect’s Mark Meer talks Improv, epic Cos-Playing skills and Shepherd’s favourite things

There are times in our lives we look back on certain things and reminisce, how much we would love to go back and do it all again, for me, other than visiting the (U.S.A and the U.K) that was the Mass Effect Trilogy and playing as the stubborn, stern, but lovable Commander Shepherd. If you’re like me and chose to play Shepherd as a male and not female (Jennifer Hale), you would have spent a very long time listening to the amazing voice work of Mark Meer!... Continue Reading

Interview: Commander Shepard herself, Jennifer Hale, talks voice acting in 2017 ahead of her appearance at Supanova

If you’ve ever wondered why Commander Shepard from the Mass Effect series sounds kind of like Miss Keane from Powerpuff Girls, it’s probably because they have someone in common: Jennifer Hale. With a career spanning her whole life, and lending her voice to almost 200 video games and countless cartoons, Jennifer is one of the busiest voice actors around.... Continue Reading

Interview: Supanova Guest Christopher Judge talks about the new God of War, Stargate and being a Fantastic Geek!

For many of us geeks and nerds, Christopher Judge has been in all our lives since 1997, the year Stargate SG -1 entered our universe. The one show none of us thought possible; how could you outdo such a wonderful film? Well, it grew beyond all our wildest expectations and became one of the longest-running science fiction series of our time, spanning ten whole seasons and then branching off into spin-off series and movies of its own, in no small part to Chris’s character, Teal’c the Jaffa Warrior.... Continue Reading

Video Games Interview: Rich Lambert Talks The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind, MMO’s and Microtransactions

The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind is the newest chapter in the content-driven MMO franchise, and adds new depth and story to the ever-growing Elder Scrolls universe. Revisiting the beloved world of Morrowind will be both familiar and new to Elder Scrolls fans, and provides new and beautiful cities for players to explore. Given the legacy of the Morrowind name, there was a certain pressure on the development of the expansion, as we discussed with Rich Lambert, creative director at ZeniMax Online Studios. Throughout our interview, we chatted about the upcoming launch of TESO: Morrowind, the pressure of expectation, and the rewarding process of games development. Continue reading Video Games Interview: Rich Lambert Talks The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind, MMO’s and Microtransactions

Author Rusty Young talks about the new documentary Wildlands; the companion piece to Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands

You may already know that Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands is hitting stores this week. But did you know that some of the stories and missions in the game revolve around true stories and some scary and amazing characters from Bolivia?  To tell us more about these real-life stories, the release of the game is accompanied by a brand new documentary, Wildlands, narrated by Australian born author Rusty Young.... Continue Reading

Video Games Interview: Heroes of the Storm Lead PvP Battleground Designer John DeShazer talks Brawl Mode, custom games and Reddit pitches

At Blizzcon 2015, Blizzard announced Heroes of the Storm‘s Arena mode, which has now been revamped under the new title Heroes Brawl

Heroes Brawl will launch on the week of October 17. We sat down with lead battleground designer John DeShazer to talk about  it.

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Video Games Interview: Liam McIntyre talks voicing J.D. Fenix on Gears of War 4 and keeping his role a secret

The Iris got a chance to chat with Australian television personality Liam McIntyre (Spartacus, The Flash, The Killing Fieldabout his upcoming role as J.D. Fenix in the highly anticipated release of Gears of War 4. The game, which launches next week, begins a new chapter in the Gears saga, set some 25 years after the conclusion of Gears of War 3. Continue reading Video Games Interview: Liam McIntyre talks voicing J.D. Fenix on Gears of War 4 and keeping his role a secret