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PAXAUS Indie Showcase: Mini Metro

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Developed by Dinosaur Polo Club, Mini Metro introduces a minimalistic strategy simulation game, where you are tasked to build the most efficient subway system. You draw lines between each station, and are given limited resources, like extra trains and tunnels to add onto your system – you quickly understand the game’s objective of getting people (or shapes) where they need to be. The game uses simple colours and shapes that […]

Pokemon GO Plus is coming to Australia on September 16

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The long-awaited Pokemon GO Plus is finally coming to Australia and New Zealand on September 16. For the unacquainted, Pokemon GO Plus is a small Bluetooth-powered device that you wear on your wrist and allows you to play the game without the need of constantly looking at your smartphone. According to the press release, the GO Plus will be most useful when trying to find Pokemon. It will blink green whenever there is […]

E3 2016: EA Play Press Conference Recap

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Electronic Arts kicked off E3 with their EA Play event, showing off new gameplay for Titanfall 2, Battlefield 1 and many of their sports titles. We also got a behind-the-scenes look at the games they have in development like Mass Effect: Andromeda and a big lineup of Star Wars games  by many EA studios. The CEO of EA, Andrew Wilson hosted the EA Play event in LA, with Peter Moore co-hosting at […]

E3 2016 Press Conference Schedule for Australians

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E3 is right around the corner, and its that time of the year where the biggest names in gaming get a chance to show off what they’ve been working on. For the majority of us who aren’t able to go to the actual event in LA, the press conferences have always been livestreamed. But unfortunately for Australians (and other countries on the other side of the globe), the times are quite inconvenient […]

HANDS ON: Space Dust Racers

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At PAX Rising, I got a chance to check out Space Dust Racers, from local indie developers Space Dust Studios. Inspired by racing games like Micro Machines, Mashed and Mario Kart, the studio wanted to create a couch multiplayer game that could be played with family and friends, and include more than just four players on one screen. It has been a while since we have seen a top down racing game, […]

HANDS ON: SMG Studio brings One More Line & Thumb Drift to PAX Australia

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SMG Studio are showcasing a couple of their games at PAX Australia. Death Squared is featured in the Indie Showcase, which is a co-operative puzzle game, whereas their other two titles One More Line and Thumb Drift are more fast paced that focuses on timing and precision. One More Line is a one button timing game where you have to swing around nodes and release at the right time to […]

HANDS ON: In ‘Agent A’, your mission is to catch Ruby La Rouge

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I am a huge fan of puzzle games; and when I get to PAX Australia, I always try and get my hands on any puzzle game from the Indie Showcase. So, when I read the description of Agent A: A Puzzle in Disguise, I knew I had to come and play it. Agent A: A Puzzle in Disguise is developed by the Melbourne-based Yak & Co, and is a spy themed puzzle […]

The E3 2015 Conference Train Kicks Off NOW: All Your Australian Times

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Source: GameSpot E3 2015 kicks off in around 10 minutes, starting with Bethesda Games Studios, who should be announcing more Fallout 4 details, and something about DOOM. So here’s your round-up of every E3 2015 keynote, converted for your Australian clocks. Bethesda E3 Press Conference Monday, June 15, 2015 – 12PM (Lunchtime) – Watch Here Microsoft E3 Press Conference Tuesday, June 16, 2015 – 2:30AM EA E3 Press Conference Tuesday, […]

HANDS ON: Wave Wave is brutally hard, but so addictive

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When I looked at this game for the first time, I thought Wave Wave wouldn’t be too hard. The basic gist of the game is simply press-hold either the left-half or the right-half of the screen to move, and avoid hitting the walls. Well, I was totally wrong. This game is brutally hard to complete – that’s assuming it has an ending. There so many zigs and zags that you have […]

Flappy Bird creator is “considering” bringing the game back

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Dong Nguyen, the creator of the popular (and frustrating) game Flappy Bird, has hinted that the game that gave him thousands of dollars in ad revenue may soon return – one month after Nguyen decided to kill the game at the height of its popularity. “I can’t go back to my life before, but I’m good now.” In an exclusive interview with Rolling Stone, Nguyen said he was “considering” bringing the game […]

Indie devs The Voxel Agents release Toy Mania for Android

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Melbourne-based indie game studio The Voxel Agents – known for creating Train Conductor and Puzzle Retreat – have released their new mobile game called Toy Mania. The objective is simple: build big and colourful toys in a race against the clock. And I can safely say, it is a highly addictive game. The game is similar to Candy Crush, in that you have to match three or more tiles of the same colour – but […]

Xbox: Spartan Assault is coming to Xbox 360 tomorrow

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The latest installment to the highly acclaimed Halo franchise, Halo: Spartan Assault will be available, via download, to the Xbox 360 tomorrow. The game features a new immersive story, bridging the gap of Halo 3 and Halo 4, and expanding on the Human-Covenant conflict and the rise of Commander Sarah Palmer, first introduced in Halo 4. Previously, Spartan Assault was exclusively available for Window 8 devices and the Xbox One. The […]

Assassin’s Creed Pirates mobile game coming to iOS and Android

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In conjunction with the recent release of Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag Ubisoft is presenting a new mobile game: Assassin’s Creed Pirates coming out for $4.99 on both the App Store and Google Play centered around naval combat. Ubisoft Paris places you in the shoes of a young captain by the name of Alonzo Batilla and be in charge of the recruitment of crew members and featuring real-time naval battles as […]

Arkham Origins mobile game and new assassin revealed

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At this years New York Comic Con we got a first look at a new Batman: Arkham Origins mobile trailer and although we didn’t get an actual release date it appears to be coming out sometime in the near future. The mobile game has been developed by NetherRealm Studios who’s previous works include both the mobile and console version of Injustice: Gods Among Us.The mobile game is to be released on […]

Plants vs Zombies 2 now available on Android – if you live in Australia or NZ

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It’s rare for Australians to get something before the Americans or Europeans, but this news will please many Android users in Australia. PopCap Games has finally launched the Android version of Plants vs Zombies 2 – but only to those living in Australia and New Zealand. EA Mobile says that they are launching in Australia and New Zealand first in order to perform real-world testing before its actual global launch sometime later […]