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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: The Adventure Pals

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  The Adventure Pals is a 2D platforming game developed by Massive Monster, that was kickstarted in August of this year. The game revolves around a boy, his friend giraffe and pet rock, who are on an epic quest to save is Papa from being turned into a hotdog, by the nefarious Mr. B…..yep. Featured on the PAX Australia Indie Showcase, The Adventure Pals plays like most platformers today, introducing new mechanics and features […]

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 […]

New Maps and Features coming to Overwatch

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Along with the reveal of Sombra, Blizzard Entertainment are looking to introduce new game types, maps and features to Overwatch. Quickplay now has a single hero limit, and a new Arcade section will be introduced This section gathers multiple playlists on one page, and now rewards you for getting 3 wins in a playlist, giving you the chance to earn up to 3 more lootboxes each week. 1v1 Mystery Duel will be added, where each […]

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 […]

HANDS ON: Battle in your undies with ‘Brief Battles’

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Brief Battles, as the title suggests, is a fast-paced 2.5D platforming multiplayer game that sees you and your friends battling out for supremacy. Your weapons come from whatever underwear you find on the map and use – such as toxic goo pants, flaming hot tightie whities, and “buns of steel”. Given the fast-pace nature and each round is usually one minute long, gameplay is simple. You essentially mash buttons to […]

Blizzard reveals their new Overwatch hero, Sombra

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During the opening ceremony at BlizzCon 2016, Blizzard Entertainment officially revealed their upcoming hero, Sombra, through an animated short. A notorious hacker from Mexico, Sombra is a powerful infiltrator armed with a machine pistol, who uses her hacking abilities to disrupt and weaken enemies. Her stealth and teleportation abilities also make it hard for enemies to pin her down, making her a powerful offense character. Gallery Her primary weapon is a Machine Pistol, that fires in […]

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 […]

E3 2016: South Park: The Fractured But Whole arrives this December

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During Ubisoft’s E3 conference, Trey Parker and Matt Stone gave us a generous amount of information and gameplay for their upcoming game South Park: The Fractured But Whole. Developed by Ubisoft San Francisco, in collaboration with South Park Digital Studios, the game continues right where we left off in The Stick of Truth, you are the new kid again, joining the children of South Park as they role-play superheroes.

E3 2016: Rare reveals multiplayer gameplay for Sea of Thieves

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Revealed at last year’s Microsoft E3 press conference, Sea of Thieves is the new action-adventure game from UK developers Rare. Calling it their most ambitious game yet, Sea of Thieves features co-op multiplayer gameplay and is set in a rich and open world, letting you explore islands, find treasure and sail the seas with your own crew.

E3 2016: PlatinumGames shows off Scalebound co-op gameplay

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At the Xbox E3 briefing, Platinum Games showed off some action-packed gameplay for their upcoming game, Scalebound. The gameplay shows “the biggest boss fight Platinum has ever made”, with a 4-player co-op boss fight against a giant crab. The battles are dynamic, with ranged and melee combat as Drew, or taking to the skies with your dragon companion, Thuban. We can expect to see crazy and over-the-top action gameplay that Platinum are well-known for […]

E3 2016: ID@Xbox and Xbox Game Preview

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During the Xbox E3 briefing, a small chunk of the conference showcased upcoming indie titles coming from ID@Xbox and Xbox Game Preview. With the usual indie game montage, we can expect to see games like Yooka Laylee, The Culling, Hand of Fate 2 and Stardew Valley on Xbox. I personally would’ve liked a release date for Cuphead, or even some more gameplay, but I guess we have to wait even longer […]

E3 2016: Halo Wars 2 releases February 2017, beta available now

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At their E3 briefing, Microsoft revealed two trailers for Halo Wars 2, an RTS game set in the Halo universe, announced that Halo Wars 2 will be releasing next year on the 21st of February. Developed by Creative Assembly, Halo Wars 2 will follow the events of the first game, and continue the story of the Spirit of Fire – introducing the ‘Banished’, a new faction led by a powerful warlord […]

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 […]