Gabriel Huynh

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Gabriel Huynh joins the list of TechGeek editors as a new addition to the new Pwnage section. Loving Nintendo with all his life and he also owns an Xbox 360 and is currently playing any Xbox 360 games for achievements. Beating me in any game is not really an accomplishment. (sorry)

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PAXAUS Indie Showcase: Paradigm

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At PAX Australia, I had the opportunity to play Paradigm – a point and click adventure game by Jacob Janerka and Jonas Kjellberg. The game is set on the fictional planet, Krusz, where DUPA Genetics makes and sell designer children to families. You play as Paradigm, one of the designer children. However, due to a mishap during Paradigm’s birth left him horribly disfigured. DUPA Genetics then dumps Paradigm in a barren wasteland […]

PAXAUS Indie Showcase: Wildfire

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At PAX Australia, I had the opportunity to play the latest game from Sneaky Bastards, Wildfire, a 2D-platforming stealth game, where players must use the elements to elude and hide from enemies while saving your village. Players are able to start fires to scare enemies, freeze water, and even move grass to create new hiding spots. The game allows players to either play stealthy – avoiding all combat, or play aggressively […]

PAXAUS Indie Showcase: Objects in Space

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Flat Earth Games makes a return to PAX Australia, but this time as part of the Indie Showcase. We had the chance to catch up and play their upcoming game – Objects in Space.  Objects in Space is a space-trading game, where players have to make end’s meat by traversing Apollo – a large star system, doing odd jobs. The game is pretty much Firefly without the western-theme. Although the genre is a […]

HANDS ON: Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 gives me hope for the future

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After years of HD remakes, Square Enix announced their next instalment to the Kingdom Hearts series, Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue a few months ago; and we were fortunate to have the chance to try one of the games in the collection at PAX Australia: Kingdom Hearts 0.2: Birth by Sleep – A Fragmentary Passage. Note, this hands on experience will feature spoilers from Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep.  The game […]

PAXAUS Indie Showcase: The Eyes of Ara

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As part of PAX Australia’s Indie Showcase, 100 Stones Interactive were on display with their upcoming adventure-puzzle game – The Eyes of Ara. The game takes place within a castle on a small secluded island, where the player has to explore and uncover the hidden mystery within. The game itself has a strong astrology/astronomy-centred theme, where most of the puzzles featured the western zodiacs and known space nebula. We had the opportunity to […]

E3 2016: Frank West is back in Dead Rising 4

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Just announced at Microsoft’s Xbox E3 Briefing early this morning, Capcom’s open-world zombie series, Dead Rising will have a fourth addition to the highly successful franchise: Dead Rising 4 – coming this holiday season. Unlike previous iteration of the series, this new game will not feature a new playable character. Instead, fan-favourite and protagonist: Frank West, first appearing the original game, will be returning in Dead Rising 4, seamlessly ending up […]

E3 2016: Forza is heading Down Under

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Following the success of Forza Horizon and Forza Horizon 2, Microsoft announced during their E3 Briefing that Forza Horizon 3 will be for the Xbox One and Windows 10. However, unlike the previous games, which were set in USA and Europe; this time the festival will be set in Australia. Seen in the announcement trailer, the Horizon Festival will take place in various locations around Australia, encapsulating the beauty of […]

E3 2016: Microsoft goes big with Gears of War 4

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Kickstarting Microsoft’s Xbox E3 Briefing, Rod Ferguson from The Coalition announced new information about one of their upcoming game, Gears of War 4. The game will feature a new gamemode called Horde 3.0, an update version of their horde mode from previous games, and new multiplayer options. Gears of War 4 will be one of Microsoft’s new initiative: Xbox Plays Anywhere – allowing gamers to cross-play between their Xbox One […]

HANDS ON: The Warlock of Firetop Mountain

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Tin Man Games are back at PAX Australia this time showcasing their latest game, The Warlock of Firetop Mountain, and we had the opportunity talking with the developer, Neil and his team while sampling an early build of the game. Similar to other games produced by Tin Man Games, The Warlock of Firetop Mountain is a retelling of the classic adventure gamebook of the same name, written by Steve Jackson and Ian Livingston, leading […]

HANDS ON: Armed with Wings: Rearmed

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At this year PAX Australia we were given a brief opportunity to talk with the sole developer Daniel Sun and got to try our hands on his upcoming 2D puzzle-platforming game, Armed with Wings: Rearmed. The playable demo at PAX featured selected levels from the story mode, teaching the players the basic controls; and survival mode – where players test their wit and endurance against waves of enemies. The game’s art […]

HANDS ON: Battleborn

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Gearbox Software, the developers of the Borderlands series, are showing off their latest title Battleborn at PAX Australia, giving players a look at the co-operative story mode. The game includes 5v5 multiplayer modes, a wide variety of heroes to choose from, and fast-paced and explosive action. Here are the opinions of our gaming team, who had a chance to play it on the show floor. Adrian With most MOBA-style games I […]

HANDS ON: Tom Clancy’s The Division – Three Years in the making

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At this year’s PAX Australia, we finally managed to get our first hands-on of Ubisoft’s third-person shooter Tom Clancy’s The Division. The playable demo on the Xbox One consisted of a short playable tutorial where a team of three players could enter the Darkzone, a quarantine zone located in the centre of the map which serves as the game’s multiplayer section. Within the Darkzone, teams would gun through small factions of Bandits and […]

Nuketown lives in Call of Duty: Black Ops III

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Just announced by Activision, Call of Duty: Black Ops III will feature Nuketown as a playable multiplayer map as a pre-order bonus. A fan-favourite map, Nuketown first appeared in the Call of Duty series in the first Call of Duty: Black Ops, while making a subsequent appearance in Call of Duty: Black Ops II – under the name: Nuketown 2025. This iteration of Nuketown, stylized as Nuk3town because the three makes it more futuristic and appeals […]

HANDS ON: SUPERHOT – Timing is everything

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With the main focus of PAX Australia is indie games, Xbox has allowed us the opportunity to try SUPERHOT as part of their ID@XBOX. SUPERHOT is a first person shooter which a unique twist: time moves when you move. This key gameplay mechanic makes this came similar to a puzzle-esque game, akin to like Portal. The premise of the game is very simple – you are an unnamed person who […]

HANDS ON: FAST Racing NEO – The current generation version of F-Zero

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At PAX Australia, Nintendo was showcasing FAST Racing NEO, an upcoming racing game by Shin’en. The game is heavily inspired by one of Nintendo’s well-known franchises – F-Zero, featuring similar setting and overtones. Set in the far future, racing has evolved into something completely different, from cars on a track to high-speed anti-gravity ships, where racing has included death defining jumps with deadly obstructions along the track, and racers aiming for the coveted first […]