Having failed to grow up Bantick continues to pursue his childish passions for creative writing, interactive entertainment and showing-off through adulthood. In 1994 Bantick began doing radio at Melbourne’s 102.7 3RRRFM, in 1997 transferring to become a core member of the technology show Byte Into It. In 2003 he wrote briefly for the The Age newspaper’s Green Guide, providing video game reviews. In 2004 Bantick wrote the news section of PC GameZone magazine. Since 2006 Bantick has provided gaming and tech lifestyle stories for iTWire.com, including interviews and opinion in the RadioactivIT section.
This game has been through the development wringer, first appearing as a derided first person style shooter a few years back. However, 2K Games, publishers of the BioShock series, has managed to keep things getting too astray, causing too much damage to the coveted XCOM brand so successfully rebooted recently. The Bureau manages to give XCOM strategy fans the chance to get into the alien action.
Coming next month is the fourth main DLC package for the ever-enjoyable Borderlands 2. We had some time with Tiny Tina’s Assault on Dragon Keep, and it was hard to wipe the smile from our face.
Working on a sports simulation game can be challenging not only from the point of view recreating the on field action, but equally in lining up authentic sponsor logos or stadium depictions. Local developer Trickstar Games is a veteran of doing great Australian pastimes in digital form, Ashes Cricket 2013 is the culmination of much sweat and passion.