Adrian Cajili

Senior Editor

Adrian Cajili is in charge of Pwnage for TechGeek and is based in Melbourne. A massive Halo fan and known for his drawings, he's the reason why the site is massively into Halo and anything 343/Bungie.

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Halo 5: Guardians Multiplayer Beta ‒ Behind the Scenes [GALLERY]

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During this year’s HaloFest, 343 Industries gave us a sneak peek at the Halo 5: Guardians beta starting next month. One of the biggest changes to the game are Spartan Abilities, giving players more maneuverability and power on the battlefield. Three new maps were revealed ‒ Truth, Empire and Crossfire, a new game-mode named Breakout, and an Energy Sword power-weapon variant named the ‘Prophet’s Bane’ There are a lot of new changes to […]

REVIEW: Halo: The Master Chief Collection

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343 Industries is celebrating the 10th anniversary of Halo 2 in a big way – giving fans not only a remastered version of Halo 2 for the Xbox One, but every single one of Master Chief’s adventures in one special collection. Originally released for the original Xbox in 2004, Halo 2 was a massive success for Microsoft and Bungie, with acclaim from both fans and critics. The game quickly became the top-selling game for the original Xbox, selling at least 6.3 million copies in the United States alone.

HANDS ON: First look at Bethesda’s arena brawler, Battlecry

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Playable on the show floor was Battlecry, the upcoming free-to-play third First person brawler by Bethesda Softworks, which puts up to 32 players in a warzone, fighting for area control. The game focuses on team-based combat, combining fast-paced brutality and competitive multiplayer to bring you an interesting mix between Team Fortress and Smite. Following a cataclysmic world war at the dawn of the 20th century, the most powerful Empires left standing came together […]

HANDS ON: ID@Xbox features heavily at PAX Australia

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Microsoft’s recent push for indie development was on full display at this years PAX Australia. Whilst Xbox’s massive booth devotes a fair proportion of space to Sunset Overdrive, Minecraft: Xbox One Edition and Halo: The Master Chief Collection, the rest of the space is dedicated to indie developed games. The ID@Xbox space featured many locally developed games such as the popular Screencheat, and E3 2014 showcased games such Ori and the Blind Forest and […]

HANDS ON: Mortal Kombat X gameplay is more gruesome than ever

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Hidden away from innocent eyes, behind a black curtain, was the Mortal Kombat X booth, showcasing the game’s updated visuals and brutal gameplay. The demo gave us access to all announced characters including the two recently announced fighters Kano and Quan Chi. Mortal Kombat has always emphasised the blood and gore with each iteration, with MK9 being one of the drastic changes in the franchise in terms of 2.5D gameplay and visuals. MKX has […]

HANDS ON: Halo 2 Anniversary multiplayer brings back the nostalgia

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From the Astro booth to the console freeplay area, Halo is everywhere here at PAX Australia. Especially at the Xbox booth, where Halo: The Master Chief Collection is drawing quite a huge crowd for its Halo 2 anniversary multiplayer. Ashton and I got a chance to play a few games of the remastered multiplayer, with Zenith (Ascension), Lockdown (Lockout) and Shrine (Sanctuary) being the only maps playable. First off, the game looks […]

HANDS ON: PAX Australia Indie Showcase – Part 1

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Every year at every PAX event, they choose a small number of indie developers to be featured as part of their Indie Showcase. At this year’s PAX Australia, a panel of gaming industry peers had to choose six of the best out of the nearly 100 submissions – and Ashton Bernard and Adrian Cajili have written their quick thoughts on them. Screen Cheat (Samurai Punk) Melbourne developers Samurai Punk’s newest […]

Creators of Borderlands announce their new FPS title, Battleborn

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2K and Gearbox Software have announced that their upcoming title for next gen, will be a MOBA-styled FPS titled Battleborn. Calling it a ‘hero shooter’ Battleborn is “a fusion of first-person shooting and loot-grabbing RPG elements in a living comic book art style.” The game features creeps, quick leveling, and unique heroes comparable to MOBAs like Dota 2 and League of Legends, all connected through a narrative-driven five-player cooperative campaign, and also 5v5 competitive […]

Destiny Collector’s Editions and Beta dates announced

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Announced this morning during Bungie Day (July 7th), three Collector’s Editions for Destiny, two editions that include physical and in-game items, whereas the other focuses on a digital download edition. The prices have been set for the US, we’re definitely sure these prices won’t be the same for Australia, so keep an eye out for updates. Limited Edition – $99.99USD Limited Edition SteelBook™ Case and Game Disc Guardian Folio, containing: “Arms and Armament” […]

E3 2014: Mortal Kombat X trailer reveals new characters and gameplay

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Sony showed off the very first gameplay video of Mortal Kombat X during their E3 Briefing today, revealing new fighters, dynamic gameplay with the new stage interactions, with X-rays and fatalities of course!Announced only a few days before E3, Mortal Kombat X will be the 10th installment in the franchise and plans to make the gameplay more dynamic and cinematic with interactable stages and objects, also introducing character variants, letting you […]

E3 2014: Battlefield Hardline announced, Closed Beta is Live

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A few weeks before E3, details on Battlefield: Hardline started leaking, and just a few days ago, EA released an official trailer for the game. At the E3 Briefing, the game was shown off with a full game being played out, showing the new cops and robbers style gameplay, and of course some Frostbite engine destruction. In addition to this gameplay trailer, EA has announced that a closed beta for Battlefield: […]

E3 2014: New Bioware IP and Mass Effect details

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During the Electronic Arts E3 Briefing, BioWare revealed some details on their next Mass Effect game, being a fresh take on the beloved franchise, there will be new characters, new locations and a new journey for the next generation of consoles. The video shows off concepts of characters and locations, also focusing on the power of next generation consoles, and the possibilities of storytelling through Mass Effect. The trailer also revealed […]

E3 2014: Advanced Warfare gameplay shows off new gadgets and gizmos

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Starting off the Microsoft E3 Press Conference, Sledgehammer shows off Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare in the ‘Induction’ trailer, with new guns, gadgets and gameplay. The trailer shows off the usual story gameplay trailer with huge amounts of action and showing off the new arsenal. Laser beam rifles, ‘Sonic’ shotguns, drones, tactical grenades and equipment, this futuristic setting really opens up the variety. You can even rip off a car door as […]

E3 2014: TJ Combo announced for Killer Instinct Season 2

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During the Pre-E3 show, Microsoft revealed that TJ Combo will kick start Killer Instinct Season 2, including a release window of Holiday 2014. The teaser trailer shows off Combo and his stage, looking to be a rush-down character with some grapple moves as well. Nothing else was shown but its great to see Season 2 in development, with one of the fan favourites starting off the next roster of characters, […]

E3 2014: Dance Central: Spotlight Announced

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A new Dance Central game is coming to Xbox One, announced by Harmonix during the Microsoft E3 Press Conference. The game will be a digital download only, exclusive for the Xbox One. With this, Harmonix hopes to give players more DLC and updates, being able to release more songs and content. The game was actually revealed ahead of the E3 presentation by the ESRB, and according to the listing, the game will […]