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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 [...]

Nintendo wants to find the Australian Pokemon Champion at PAX Australia 2013

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Nintendo has announced that it will be holding the Pokemon Video Game Australian National Championship at this year’s PAX Australia on July 20 and July 21. And the winner gets a free trip to Vancouver, Canada to compete in the global championship held in early August. Competitors will be battling it out on Pokemon Black and White Version 2. The championship will be split in three divisions: Junior (born in [...]

Saints Row IV banned by Classification Board, Volition to remove offending content

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Saints Row IV has become the first game to receive a refused classification by the Australian Classification Board since the R18+ rating was extended to video games. In contrast, the US and European releases all received the adults-only M or PEGI 18 rating. According to the Acting Director Donald McDonald, the game was given the RC rating because of the “interactive, visual depictions of implied sexual violence which are not [...]

Xbox One to be shown at PAX Australia

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So, if you were lucky enough to get a PAX Australia ticket, then you’re in luck. Microsoft has confirmed that they will be showing off the Xbox One at PAX Australia with three presentations in the Main Theatre and sharing their vision of the console. They will be held on Friday 19 July at 6pm, Saturday 20 July at 2:30pm and on Sunday 21 July at 12:30pm. Of course, given [...]