Topic / PAX Australia

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 […]

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: 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 […]