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Bethesda surprisingly underwhelming at PAX Aus 2015

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The Bethesda booth on the floor of PAX Aus this year is nothing short of an extravagant sight. Wanderers are greeted by a great vault door, slid aside to allow entry into a huge, dark, soundproof box. (It’s fairly obvious that their main focus this year was on Fallout 4. Maybe.) The line for entry into this box was a 30 minute wait, if you were lucky enough to make […]

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: Rise of the Tomb Raider

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We got our first look at Crystal Dynamics’ newest Tomb raider title, Rise of the Tomb Raider, which continues the story of Lara Croft following the 2012 reboot of the franchise. The playable demo at the Xbox Booth at this year’s PAX Aus featured Lara, making her way through a small tunnel before emerging into a larger tomb below. As she progressed throughout the tomb, Lara appears to be following in […]

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: Ratchet and Clank at PAX Aus 2015

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So I already freaked out about this game when the teasers and gameplay were released earlier this year, but I’m not done yet. Finally being able to hold the controller and interact with this game has been one of the biggest things driving me to attend PAX. And after all the hype, I’m happy… and I’m not. I mean, I got to play the two demo levels already shown in the gameplay videos released ages ago. Add that […]

HANDS ON: PlayStation VR, is it worth the hype?

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TechGeek is currently at PAX Aus 2015 in Melbourne, and I was lucky enough to get my hands on the upcoming VR headset from PlayStation. There’s been a lot of hype about the hardware recently, with rumours of a new Until Dawn title being in development for use on the headset (and also general excitement that it’s even coming out). But I’m here to give the straight facts about this […]

Sony announces PS4 price drop in Australia

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There have been rumours rumbling about a potential price drop in both Europe and Australia in the past week. Now, it’s confirmed – well, in Australia at least. Sony Computer Entertainment Europe has announced today that they will drop the price of the 500GB PlayStation 4 from $549.95 to $479.95. “We are delighted to deliver the PS4 system at its best-ever value just in time for the holiday season, making […]

Oh, the excitement! Nielsen releases a list of the most anticipated games of the holidays

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Nielsen, a consumer research company, has surveyed 4,800 gamers ranging from the ages of 7 to 54 in order to find out which titles will be this year’s holiday blockbusters. The results of this study are below: Source: Nielson.com The results follow these guides: The games surveyed on have a release date between the 1st of October and the 31st of December this year. Anticipation has been measured using a […]

Braving The Wasteland: Mad Max Review

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Mad Max Review Braving the Wasteland By Emily Roach Can they keep it interesting? Emily Roach reviews the reboot of the Mad Max franchise. Mad Max is a gritty, mechanical post-apocalyptic franchise of films and games. It following the plights of Max, in the original movies known as Max Rockatansky, as he survives alone in The Wasteland, braving bandits and severe resource shortages. The next-gen platform game, published by Warner […]

Nolan North is the lamest robot in Destiny’s 2.0 patch

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Destiny is the game everyone loves to hate, and then love, and then hate some more. And with good reason: it’s a good game that plays well, with a lot of repetition. It’s a good game that plays well, with a lot of repetition. It’s a good game that plays well, with a lot of repetition. It’s a good game that plays well, with a lot of repetition. You get the point. […]

Review: Grow Home for PS4

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Grow Home is my favourite game of the year. With a beautiful polygonal art-style, bright colours, and fabulous climbing mechanics, it’s admittedly simple, but perfect. And yet the PlayStation 4 port, which was just released today for free through PlayStation Plus, runs like crap on the console. But more on that a little later. As the game’s name suggests, Grow Home sees you grow a plant into the heavens.The bigger your plant […]

Star Wars Battlefront will be playable at PAX AUS

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Just announced today by EA Games, the highly anticipated and latest edition to the multi-billion dollar franchise – Star Wars, Star Wars Battlefront will be playable exclusively  at PAX Australia later this year, ahead of its launch date. At PAX AUS, gamers will be able to play one of the games survival missions, set on the desert of Tatoonie – solo or co-op at the PlayStation booth. The latest trailer can […]

All the Star Wars Announcements! @ D23 – Disney Fan Expo

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Disney and Lucasfilms had a field day at the D23 Expo in Anaheim last weekend by revealing a bunch of Star Wars related announcements. I’m going to take a moment to catch you all up on the coolest and most crucial points: Firstly, there are going to be renovations to Disneyland and Disney World, as the company plans include a Star Wars Land to the map. Yep, that’s right. “We are creating a jaw-dropping […]

Rainbow Six Siege: Spectator Mode Trailer

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With Rainbow Six Siege beta around the corner, Ubisoft today just released a trailer showcasing their upcoming featutre: Spectator Mode.  Similar to other Spectator Modes, players are able to jump into any game and watch the match in real-time, learn how different players adapt to different situations, watch the players ammo count, health and equipment.  However, the key difference between the Spectator Mode in Rainbow Six and other games is […]