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HANDS ON: SUPERHOT – Timing is everything

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With the main focus of PAX Australia is indie games, Xbox has allowed us the opportunity to try SUPERHOT as part of their ID@XBOX. SUPERHOT is a first person shooter which a unique twist: time moves when you move. This key gameplay mechanic makes this came similar to a puzzle-esque game, akin to like Portal. The premise of the game is very simple – you are an unnamed person who […]

HANDS ON: FAST Racing NEO – The current generation version of F-Zero

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At PAX Australia, Nintendo was showcasing FAST Racing NEO, an upcoming racing game by Shin’en. The game is heavily inspired by one of Nintendo’s well-known franchises – F-Zero, featuring similar setting and overtones. Set in the far future, racing has evolved into something completely different, from cars on a track to high-speed anti-gravity ships, where racing has included death defining jumps with deadly obstructions along the track, and racers aiming for the coveted first […]

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 […]

First Impressions: Yo-Kai Watch is a post-millennial Pokemon

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I don’t know what Yo-Kai Watch is, but millions of kids do, and therefore I checked it out because I want to know what the kids are up to. But I still didn’t really get it. Released to Japan in 2013, the game is accompanied by a Manga series, a TV show, and plenty of other hot merch. It’s the Star Wars of anime, destined to be a hit. And […]

Alienware previews the Steam Machine at PAX Australia

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It has been long time since we heard anything about Alienware’s Steam Machine. So, when we got a press release saying that the Steam Machine would be coming to PAX Australia, and that it was going to be playable during the next three days – well, we jumped at the chance to have a look at the long awaited device. Obviously, this machine runs SteamOS – which means you can play thousands […]

HANDS ON: Earthlight lets you experience the wonders and perils of space

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Have you ever wanted to experience what it was like to be an astronaut? You could spend money on a ‘Vomit Comet‘ ride to simulate the effects of zero gravity for a very few seconds, or you can experience the wonders and perils of space with virtual reality thanks to Earthlight. Earthlight comes from Melbourne-based Opaque Media Group, who specialise in using virtual reality to solve problems. As such, they are among the […]

Australia Post is launching a $20 milliion fund to find the next eCommerce startups

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Australia Post has announced today that it will launch a new $20 million investment fund and a new partnership with the University of Melbourne – all to find the next innovative eCommerce startups in Australia. “We will use the $20 million capital fund, which with the success I expect could grow to more than $100 million over coming years, to directly invest in great eCommerce businesses with ideas that will […]

Newegg to ship directly from Australian distributors starting Monday

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Californian computer retailer Newegg will begin shipping directly from Australian distributors Monday, with a dedicated local warehouse expected to follow in the coming months. The retailer, popular amongst gamers and DIY PC builders, previously introduced Australian pricing to the site in 2014, although continued shipping products from their US warehouse. From Monday Newegg will bring 50,000 products to Australian shores, using existing local distributors. Some products won’t be initially available, leaving plenty […]

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 […]

Apple Pay is coming to Australia – only if you have an AMEX card

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Apple is about to increase the availability of Apple Pay, the company’s mobile payment system, with the announcement that it plans to expand it to Australia and Canada later this year – thanks to American Express. “We believe it is critical to be on the forefront of seamless and innovative payment solutions for our Card Members and we are pleased to be able to deliver on that with Apple Pay,” […]

Lebara will give you 2GB of data – if you’re willing to see ads after unlocking your phone

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Lebara Mobile has today announced its new Lebara Plus scheme, which gives its customers an extra 2GB of data or credit worth up to $20 – if you agree to see advertisements and “special deals” every time you unlock your phone. While there is no minimum time limit, this offer only applies to each user once per month. It also only applies to Android users (which constitute 65 percent of its customer base, […]

Couldn’t see that panel? PAX Aus reveals live stream schedule

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Missed out on getting a ticket for PAX Australia, or couldn’t organise a trip to get to Melbourne in time? Have no fear, the organisers have got you covered. They plan to stream most of the big panels from the event on Twitch, so you can sit back and watch them from the comfort of your own bed. As usual, you can follow the stream on the official PAX Twitch channel […]

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 […]

Sony reveals Australian info for Xperia Z5 series

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Sony has finally announced the local availability and pricing of its upcoming flagship device range, the Xperia Z5 series. The range will include the Xperia Z5, the Xperia Z5 Compact, and the Xperia Z5 Premium – which is being touted as the “world’s first 4K smartphone”. According to Sony, the Xperia Z5 and Xperia Z5 Compact will be available from next week, with a recommended retail price of $999 for […]

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 […]