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PAX Australia 2015 – On the Show Floor

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From indie game extravaganzas, lots of titles to play from the big names and live ESL gaming – the expo floor was the epicentre for most of the action at PAX Australia 2015. If you weren’t able to come along to this year’s PAX Australia, then you’ve missed a ton of stuff – including lots of virtual reality demos, new and exciting games (playable too) plus tons of giveaways. Here was just […]

Twitter replaces star favourite icon with a heart, but gets no love from users

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In an announcement made by Twitter this morning, the social media platform has decided to change up the favourite icon to a heart. The company says “The heart, in contrast, is a universal symbol that resonates across languages, cultures, and time zones. The heart is more expressive, enabling you to convey a range of emotions and easily connect with people.” in a blog post. Twitter has made the change as […]

HANDS ON: Below lives up to the hype with a stunning artstyle

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I try to avoid really dense games when I’m at a games expo, mainly because it’s hard to get invested in a beautiful world when there’s a queue behind you, but I couldn’t resist a taste of Below from Capybara Games. With a killer art-style, music by Jim Guthrie, and gameplay that’s deeper than you’d think, Below is a 2D RPG Roguelike that feels like the next big indie-treat. It’s sharp, […]

HANDS ON: FAST Racing NEO is FAST and already feels like another Wii U classic

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I’d never heard of FAST Racing NEO before PAX Australia 2015, and that’s a very sad thing. Mainly because it’s amazing. While behemoths Sony and Nintendo have kept classic sci-fi racers like WipEout and F-Zero in the backburner, or as I like to call it, ‘the farm’, FAST Racing NEO comes with a modern look, tight controls, and a buttery-feel, despite running on the limited Wii U hardware. The title comes from a […]

PAX Australia 2015 – Cosplay Part 2

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Even though PAX Australia 2015 is well and truly finished, we’ve still got plenty of pictures from the weekend. Here’s the best cosplay we found on the show floor. We’ll be posting more articles and picture compliations throughout the week – so keep checking our site. If you like these photos, why not share them with your friends? Don’t forget, you can follow our coverage at our event hub or through […]

Halo 5 Guardians Review: Whose Side Are You On?

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Halo 5 Guardians Review Whose side are you on? By Adrian Cajili The wait is finally over. Adrian Cajili reviews the second part of the Reclaimer Saga. Halo 5: Guardians is the ninth installment in the Halo franchise, continuing the story of Master Chief, and introducing Spartan Jameson Locke, a playable protagonist that gives players another perspective of the events in the campaign. The game takes place a year after […]

Samsung announces its new R series wireless speakers

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Samsung has today announced the local pricing and availability of the new R Series speaker range – the R5, R3 and R1. Additionally, Samsung announced the R6 portable and R7 speaker models which feature a different design. The R series range offers high-quality and balanced sound through a circular design – dubbed The Ring Radiator – which means you can hear music and audio from all sides, no matter where […]

Kingston HyperX Cloud II Review

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The Kingston HyperX Cloud II headset offers everything a gamer would want in a headset. The headset boasts great sound from it’s 53mm drivers, surround sound and a detachable microphone. The headset offers your standard 3.5mm connections as well as a detachable USB soundcard (which enables the surround sound functionality) and is even compatible with consoles. Some nice inclusions include two types of ear cushions, airplane adaptor and a carry […]

HANDS ON: In ‘GoatPunks’, it’s a matter of who can stay on top the longest

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I’ve got to give credit to one of my friends (Erin) for making sure I played this game before I leave PAX Australia after three long days of covering the event – otherwise, I would have surely missed out covering this game hidden in the PAX Rising section of the show floor. GoatPunks comes from Studio Canvas, a one-man game studio from the Blue Mountains in New South Wales. It is a […]

Twitch is to launch a data centre in Sydney to improve video quality

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Twitch watchers will be pleased with the news coming from Twitch from this year’s PAX Australia. The live streaming website has announced that it will open a data centre in Sydney, which they say will improve how people watch Twitch in Australia. “It’s no secret that the quality of service with internet in Australia is not as good as it could be,” Chase, the PR director at Twitch, told TechGeek. “We’re bringing new infrastructure […]

HANDS ON: Hacknet is unashamedly technical about hacking

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Hacknet will probably be not for everyone. When our gaming writers Adrian, Ashton and Gabriel first played the game at PAX Australia, they kept saying it was not for them. They did, however, think it was more suited towards me. And they might be right. Hacknet is the latest game from Surprise Attack Games, and comes from Adelaide-based Team Fractal Alligator. The main plot sees you follow the instructions of a […]

HANDS ON: The Warlock of Firetop Mountain

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Tin Man Games are back at PAX Australia this time showcasing their latest game, The Warlock of Firetop Mountain, and we had the opportunity talking with the developer, Neil and his team while sampling an early build of the game. Similar to other games produced by Tin Man Games, The Warlock of Firetop Mountain is a retelling of the classic adventure gamebook of the same name, written by Steve Jackson and Ian Livingston, leading […]

HANDS ON: Armed with Wings: Rearmed

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At this year PAX Australia we were given a brief opportunity to talk with the sole developer Daniel Sun and got to try our hands on his upcoming 2D puzzle-platforming game, Armed with Wings: Rearmed. The playable demo at PAX featured selected levels from the story mode, teaching the players the basic controls; and survival mode – where players test their wit and endurance against waves of enemies. The game’s art […]

HANDS ON: Hollow Knight

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I love a well done indie game, and there were games galore at the Indie Pavilion at PAX Aus this year. One of the games featured in the PAX Indie Showcase was Hollow Knight, a 2D atmospheric platforming title created by Team Cherry. Team Cherry are a developer group from Adelaide who created the basis for Hollow Knight in response to the Game Jam prompt “beneath the surface.” I chatted […]

HANDS ON: Death Squared

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We managed to get our first hands-on with Death Squared, one of the featured games in this years PAX Indie showcase. Death Squared, developed by SMG Studio, is basically a co-operative puzzle game for 2 or 4 players but can also be played with just one player. So Chris and I teamed up for some co-op and tried it out for a few rounds. The goal being to get our blue and […]