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HANDS ON: ID@Xbox features heavily at PAX Australia

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Microsoft’s recent push for indie development was on full display at this years PAX Australia. Whilst Xbox’s massive booth devotes a fair proportion of space to Sunset Overdrive, Minecraft: Xbox One Edition and Halo: The Master Chief Collection, the rest of the space is dedicated to indie developed games. The ID@Xbox space featured many locally developed games such as the popular Screencheat, and E3 2014 showcased games such Ori and the Blind Forest and […]

HANDS ON: Mortal Kombat X gameplay is more gruesome than ever

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Hidden away from innocent eyes, behind a black curtain, was the Mortal Kombat X booth, showcasing the game’s updated visuals and brutal gameplay. The demo gave us access to all announced characters including the two recently announced fighters Kano and Quan Chi. Mortal Kombat has always emphasised the blood and gore with each iteration, with MK9 being one of the drastic changes in the franchise in terms of 2.5D gameplay and visuals. MKX has […]

GIVEAWAY: Win one of five PAX AUS 2014 exclusive Smite skin code

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Love Smite, the free to play online MOBA, and didn’t have the chance going to PAX AUS this year? Today’s your lucky day. Thanks to Hi-Rez Studios, The exclusive skin is He Bo’s Sydney Shredder, where he trades his Chinese robes for something more fitting: a wetsuit and a crocodile. Note, this skin is currently not available within the marketplace, making this highly valuable. Be quick, the competition closes Wednesday, […]

HANDS-ON: Super Smash Bros. on the Wii U

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When I heard Super Smash Bros for Wii U was available at PAX AUS 2014, I was ecstatic given the long amount of time between the last installment of the series. In fact, my first article on TechGeek was about the impending release of Super Smash Bros. Brawl and – in spite of the shoddily-written article (seriously it is complete crap!) – my level of anticipation was high. After playing a few […]

HANDS ON: Bonza shows that I can’t spell coz I’m Smrt

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A brief description of the Bonza could be a combination between crosswords and Scrabble, as player must make words from a set number of pieces. Although the game sounds simple by moving pieces until they connect, it is actually more difficult. While it easy to drag pieces until they connect, Bonza fixes this issue by only connecting piece if the right word is formed. So no lucky guesses people. I had […]

PAX AUS 2014: Hands on with Tesuro Keyboards

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This year at PAX Australia, TechGeek had the chance to try a few of Tesuro flagship mechanical keyboards.  Available at this year’s convention, attendees were able to view their Colada Saint, Lobera Supreme and their Tizona model. When trying each of the keyboards it was apparent that Tesuro caters for a wide range of gamers. For example, the Colada Saint is primarily made from aluminium – trading weight for sturdiness; […]

HANDS ON: Fight the Dragon isn’t always about the dragon

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Fight the Dragon can be described as the love child between LittleBigPlanet and Diablo 3. It combines the creativity freedom of LittleBigPlanet and the main RPG mechanics from the Diablo franchise. The game features four unique classes each with special traits, the warrior, the rouge, an ice warrior and a fire wizard. Players are able to have up to twelve different characters. The game does not a underlying story, just […]

HANDS ON: Primal Carnage: Extinction is the closest thing to Jurassic Park

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Primal Carnage: Extinction is an updated version of the original game: Primal Carnage, originally released in 2012. It’s a player-verse-player (PvP) multiplayer game which pits humans against dinosaurs in various gamemode. For players who played the original game, Extinction rectified many of the previous issues by updated graphics and improved controls, without compromising the gameplay. At launch the game will feature nine unique dinosaurs and five human classes that suit any […]

PAX AUS 2014: Hands on with Logitech Orion Spark

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RBG keyboards have been taking the gaming world by storm, allowing gamers freedom to customise their appearance of their gaming rig. Logitech has just announced their contender: the Logitech G910 Orion Spark. Made from the combined input from gamers and eSport athletes, this keyboard was specifically design to provide that competitive edge. Using the latest and exclusive Romer-G Mechanical Switches, input lag is now a thing of the past – […]

Aussie-made Phenomec to take on Oculus with VR Smartview Alpha

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When we all think “full immersive glasses”, we all immediately think of the Oculus Rift and Project Morpheus. But now, a local competitor has emerged and says that it has plans to make virtual reality more affordable for the masses. Meet the VR Smartview Alpha from Queensland-based Phenomec. However, unlike the Oculus Rift, they do not connect to your PC. Instead, you simply connect your smartphone. Why a smartphone? According to […]

Senator Scott Ludlam visits PAX Aus, asks for help to kill govt data retention plans

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With only 24 hours notice, the Greens Senator for Western Australia Scott Ludlam made an appearance at PAX Australia yesterday night. Holding a presentation and Q&A session at the Diversity Lounge, Senator Ludlam issued a call to arms and asked gamers to get involved in their campaign to stop the Abbott Government’s plans for data retention. Ludlam says that their main goal is to pressure the 25 Labor senators to […]

HANDS ON: Halo 2 Anniversary multiplayer brings back the nostalgia

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From the Astro booth to the console freeplay area, Halo is everywhere here at PAX Australia. Especially at the Xbox booth, where Halo: The Master Chief Collection is drawing quite a huge crowd for its Halo 2 anniversary multiplayer. Ashton and I got a chance to play a few games of the remastered multiplayer, with Zenith (Ascension), Lockdown (Lockout) and Shrine (Sanctuary) being the only maps playable. First off, the game looks […]

HANDS-ON: Evolve at PAX Aus 2014

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2K’s hotly anticipated Evolve has personally been one of my favourite titles showcased at this year PAX Australia. Whilst we were able to get a quick hands-on before the hordes of excited PAX Australia attendees were permitted into the expo hall on Friday, it has been damn near impossible to get an even closer look at this unique 4 vs. 1 shooter. Before I jump into our experiences with the game, let’s […]

After selling out at PAX Aus, Cards Against Humanity opens Australian web store

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If you missed out acquiring a deck of the Australian Edition of Cards Against Humanity at PAX Australia, they have now officially opened their Australian store – but you better be quick if you really want the deck, they’ll most likely sell out soon as well. The store also includes all five expansion packs (which are still available at the PAX Australia booth), the Bigger Blacker Box, the 90s Nostalgia […]

PAX Australia – Cosplay Part 1

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Day One of PAX Australia is done and dusted, with two more days to go – and like every expo, there is bound to be some people who dress for the occasion. For all three days, we will be featuring some of the more elaborate and well-done cosplay we saw on the ground while covering the show. Here is Part 1 of our Cosplay Photo compilation. We’re writing stories all […]