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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 […]

After Kickstarter success, Armello hopes to release game next year

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At last year’s PAX, I profiled an indie game called Armello by League of Geeks. The game took the traditional card game into an iPad game, with vivid and beautiful graphics to create a fantasy fairytale landscape. Now, it is just more than a year later and we decided to check back in with them. Between the two PAX Australian events, they had a massively successful Kickstarter campaign earlier this […]

HANDS ON: To win at Screencheat, you will have to cheat

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You may have seen Adrian and Ashton’s take on Screencheat as part of their article quickly playing some of this year’s Indie Showcase, but I also got a chance to play the game for a couple of minutes. A friend of mine attending the show suggested that I should go play this game, saying it was pretty fun. And I have to agree, it was pretty fun. Screencheat looks like a standard […]

HANDS ON: Wave Wave is brutally hard, but so addictive

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When I looked at this game for the first time, I thought Wave Wave wouldn’t be too hard. The basic gist of the game is simply press-hold either the left-half or the right-half of the screen to move, and avoid hitting the walls. Well, I was totally wrong. This game is brutally hard to complete – that’s assuming it has an ending. There so many zigs and zags that you have […]

HANDS ON: PAX Australia Indie Showcase – Part 1

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Every year at every PAX event, they choose a small number of indie developers to be featured as part of their Indie Showcase. At this year’s PAX Australia, a panel of gaming industry peers had to choose six of the best out of the nearly 100 submissions – and Ashton Bernard and Adrian Cajili have written their quick thoughts on them. Screen Cheat (Samurai Punk) Melbourne developers Samurai Punk’s newest […]

GIVEAWAY: Win one of ten PAX AUS exclusive League of Legends skin codes

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Missed the chance to go to PAX AUS this year?  Don’t worry, we’re here to help. Thanks to our friends at Riot Games, people who didn’t attend this year will have the chance of winning one of their exclusive skin codes. This time round the skins available are Riot Kayle and Arcade Miss Fortune. These codes will expire FIVE DAYS once PAX Australia is over, so you better be quick. Also, these codes will […]

Alienware launches new gaming products at PAX Australia 2014

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Alienware have today announced their new Alienware 13″ gaming laptop with portable Graphics Amplifier. The Graphics Amplifier provides 375W of desktop gaming performance while at home while the laptop provides great performance as well while on the go. “Until now, gamers have had to make some really hard decisions and compromises when they are looking for their next gaming system. Do you choose the raw power and performance of a desktop, […]

PAX Australia to livestream all the big panels, concerts and Omegathon

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Missed out getting a ticket to PAX Australia? Now you can watch some of the action at home, with the organisers announcing that you can watch the coverage through their Twitch feed. Included are the high-profile PAX Australia panels; Omegathon coverage; and live concerts from Tripod, Paul & Storm, and 7 Bit Hero. The full schedule is below, and you can watch all the action by clicking here. Friday October […]

ICYMI: Sync your reading progress between Kindle books and Audible audiobooks with Whispersync for Voice

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Time for some Real Talk: reading takes up a lot of time. Seriously, even with my happy-go-lucky uni lifestyle I can hardly get in 1 hour of reading on my Kindle every day, meaning I usually only read around 4 books a year. This is despite the fact that, somehow, I find the time to listen to around 10 hours worth of podcasts every week. But there’s a reason behind that divide: I […]