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First Look: Super Mario 3D World

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Today at PAX Australia, the members of Pwnage team was given an opportunity to play a demo of the upcoming Wii U game Super Mario 3D World. The game follows the same style as Super Mario 3D Land for the Nintendo 3DS – combining free-roaming mechanics with the linear side-scroller that Mario is renounced for. The game will feature four iconic playable characters: Mario, Luigi, Peach and a blue Toad; and a [...]

First Look: Saints Row IV

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At PAX Australia we got our first hands on with the ‘Australian Edition’ of Saints Row IV. While we don’t know how the unaltered version of the game plays I can say that the version I played was awesome. Saints Row IV drastically changes the way you make your way around the city. Sprint (using the left bumper) surrounds you in a blue aura and before you know it your [...]

Halfbrick Studios shows off Colossatron: Massive World Threat

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Halfbrick Studios – the Brisbane-based game developers at Fruit Ninja, Jetpack Joyride and Fish Out of Water - have used their PAX Australia panel to announce their brand new game Colossatron: Massive World Threat. The Halfbrick team also showed off a gameplay trailer as part of their panel. Playing as a the gigantic robotic snake Colossatron, your main objective is to wreak havoc on Earth. By collecting different coloured power nodes that represent a [...]

Hands on with the Oculus Rift

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Tom Solari, the video guy, having a go with the Oculus Rift (Image: Terence Huynh/TechGeek) If you haven’t heard of the Oculus Rift, you have been living under a rock. Started as a Kickstarter project, it has become the darling of the video game industry because of one simple thing – immersive virtual reality. And finally, it has now come down to Australia just in time for PAX Australia 2013. [...]

First Look: Beatbuddy – Tale of the Guardians

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At PAX Australia today we got an early look at THREAKS’ action-music game Beatbuddy. Following a blue mystical creature called Beatbuddy through a musical journey around the his homeland of Symphonia. However, this land is under threat by an unknown force and the player must save Symphonia. The game will feature six different environments and many well-known video game composers – including Journey’s Granny-Nominee Austin Wintory, Sabrepulse and Parov Stelar. Beatbuddy [...]

Saints Row IV reconfirmed for PAX Australia, modified version to be playable on expo floor

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PAX Australia has reconfirmed that Saints Row IV will be playable on the expo floor during the event. However, gamers will be playing a modified version of the game that removes the contentious material that saw the original game be given a refused classification by the Classification Board. Saints Row IV currently has a dedicated booth at PAX Australia in order to showcase the game. However, that was thrown into doubt [...]

The PAX Australia Guide to Melbourne: Part 3 – Before the Event

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In less than 24 hours, PAX Australia kicks off in Melbourne at the Showgrounds. We’re all excited and we know that those who managed to score a ticket are excited too. As the countdown clock ticks down from days to just hours now, in our final guide is what to do before so you are prepared for the show. Get the Guidebook Make sure you download the Guidebook for PAX Australia so [...]

FRAG LABS to launch 13.3-inch Haswell-powered gaming laptop at PAX Australia

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Brisbane-based gaming PC builders FRAG LABS will use PAX Australia to launch its new 13.3-inch Vector W230ST gaming laptop. Based on the Clevo Horize W230ST, packed inside the Vector is a fourth-gen ‘Haswell’ Intel Core i7 CPU, an NVIDIA GTX 765 2GB GPU, and a 128GB SSD drive. The base model comes with a quad-core Core i7-4700MQ 2.4GHz CPU, a 13.3-inch full HD 1080p display, and 8GB of DDR3 RAM. It [...]

The PAX Australia Guide to Melbourne – Part 2: Places to Go (other than PAX)

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Image: Linh_rOm (Flickr/Creative Commons) The countdown is on when PAX Australia begins on Friday. If you are coming over interstate or abroad, welcome to Melbourne! If you’re going to be here a couple of days early or later, then this guide is for you – here are some of the places you should go to. The guide contains a mixture of places – cultural attractions, shopping, some nightlife activities and [...]

Killer Instinct – Chief Thunder Teased at EVO 2013

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The Super Smash Bros. Melee and Injustice Finals at EVO 2013 were really intense, but I was more stoked for the Injustice and Killer Instinct character reveals. During the stage demonstration, Glacius’ combo trailer finished with a teaser, showing a tomahawk fly across the screen and stick into a tree. Chief Thunder will be returning to Killer Instinct! Source: IGN For those unfamiliar with the series, Chief Thunder made his appearance [...]

The PAX Australia Guide to Melbourne – Part 1: Getting Around

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Image: mugley (Flickr/Creative Commons) In one week, PAX Australia – the first PAX convention to be held outside of America – will be held in Melbourne. Being my home city, I’ve decided to help those who are coming to Melbourne for PAX Australia by writing some guides on what to do and how to get around Melbourne. Today, this guide is purely on transportation – how to get from the [...]

Killer Instinct: Behind the Scenes at Double Helix Studios

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Killer Instinct was announced at E3 last month, and was one of the biggest games to be revealed at the Microsoft press conference. The original creators Rare, unfortunately won’t be working on the reboot of the franchise, but luckily we have developers Double Helix who are definitely right for the job. Dedicated to work alongside the KI community and bring the best experience, Double Helix show us how passionate they are [...]

Network Ten launches video-on-demand app on Xbox Live

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Earlier today, Microsoft and Network Ten will launch a video on-demand application via Xbox Live in Australia on July 10, joining ABC iView and SBS On Demand on the platform. Via the upcoming app, Xbox Live Gold subscribers will be able to watch popular TEN, ELEVEN and ONE shows such as Offspring, The Graham Norton Show, Bondi Vet, Bondi Rescue and The Living Room without missing a moment. At least [...]

Halo 4 Champions Bundle DLC announced

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Announced at this year’s Rooster Teeth Expo, 343 Industries are bringing more Halo 4 content this ‘Summer’. Including a lot more skins, armor and bonus content, halo fans will also be pleased to see a remake of one of the best maps from Halo 3, The Pit. You will be able to get everything listed below in one Champions bundle for 800MSP plus some bonus content. You can also buy [...]

MOGA controllers launch in Australia on August 21

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The critically acclaimed Android mobile controller, MOGA, has been announced to be avalible in Australia from August 21. At launch there will be two versions of the controller, the MOGA Pocket Controller and MOGA Pro Controller. Both controllers has dual analog sticks, shoulder buttons and triggers, and four actions buttons – allowing for precise, im mersive, console-like gaming experience. However the MOGA Pro Controller will have rubberized grips, internal rechargeable [...]