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INTERVIEW: Alienware’s Joe Olmsted about new Alienware products

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We interview Alienware’s Joe Olmsted, Director of Product Planning about the new Alienware products they have on display at PAX Australia 2014. We take a in-depth look of the Alienware Alpha, Area-51 Desktop PC, Alienware 13 Gaming Laptop and the Graphics Amplifier. The Alienware 13 and Graphics Amplifier are available to be pre-ordered now. Prices for the Alienware 13 start at $1,599 and $349 for the Graphics Amplifier. The Area-51 desktop computer starts […]

CES gold: Michael Bay’s autocue fails, he walks off stage at Samsung keynote

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Don’t be surprised if this is cut from Samsung’s CES Keynote replay… Michael Bay, director of Transformers and other action-blockbusters, was just on stage at Samsung’s CES 2014 keynote. And then he freaked out and left. There to promote the new curved UHD TV from Samsung, Bay obviously had issues reading an autocue, which was feeding him dialogue. Rather than “winging” it like he had hoped, Bay instead spiked the […]

Wargaming’s Jasper Nicolas: We are now here in Australia, working to add local server

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Wargaming is making a big push to Australia, with the general manager for South East Asia for Wargaming, Jasper Nicolas telling us, the company is working to establish physical servers in Australia and pushing for more eSports in Australia. “We’ve created our presence, we’ve shown you what we can do and I want to be able to do more,” Nicolas said. “So with Victor, our CEO, and me discussing about […]

First Look: Framed (Loveshack Entertainment)

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I’m not much of a gamer, so some of the big-ticket items didn’t really excite me. However, what really did was some of the indie games. I had a chance to play with Framed, developed by Melbourne-based independent studio Loveshack Entertainment; and I simply just can’t wait for it to come out so I can download it immediately. The story is told through several frames, and it does look much like […]

Indie Showcase: InFlux

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InFlux, developed by Impromptu Games, is a puzzle game that sees you as a metal sphere that has fallen from the sky, and you have to traverse a deserted island. It does things a little bit differently as it combines exploration and puzzle platforming: you have to find a way to escape an island, and solve a puzzle inside a glass box. Both are done in a slow pace, but […]

Indie Showcase: MacGuffin’s Curse

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MacGuffin’s Curse, by Brawsome, is a werewolf comedy adventure game. You find yourself as Lucas MacGuffin, a fugitive magician, who bungles up a museum robbery, traps himself inside, and now has the urge to scratch himself. You have to switch between the two modes – his wolf form and human form – in order to crack puzzles, find a way to escape from lockdown, and remove the curse. Both have […]

Indie Showcase: Black Annex

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Black Annex, produced by Man Fight Dragon, is an action strategy game around the world of corporate sabotage and infiltration. The player is able to manage the company’s resources before deploying them to steal, destroy, kidnap and kill – with all choices affecting the mission wherever it takes you. The style is an homage to some of the style of games that the developers played with a 2D isometrical layout, […]

Preview: Armello (League of Geeks)

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While the main attraction of PAX Australia are World of Tanks and Saints Row IV, it is also the place where indie developers can showcase and preview their new games. One of the best, in my opinion, has to be Armello – by local studio League of Geeks. Armello takes the traditional tabletop board game and moves it on the iPad, creating a fairytale world with vivid and colourful landscape. […]

Indie Showcase: Duet (Kumobuis)

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Duet, developed by three-person studio Kumobuis, is a classical arcade flyer that has some elements from the 80s with some modern twists like invisibility and parallax. The player controls two vessels, and the aim looks simple enough – survive. But the vessels are in sync- both are tethered together in a circle with one vessel on each end of the diameter. As Tom Greenaway from Kumobuis notes, it has been on and […]

Indie Showcase: Antichamber

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PAX Australia has given six indie-developed games their own prominent space to show off their games; and one of them is Antichamber. It is a “mind-bending psychological exploration game”, according to its developer Alexander Bruce; and aims to change the way you think in how to play video games. The game, already out on Steam, is set in a Escher-like world with every concept you know about space and geometry in video […]

VOX POP: Thoughts on the Xbox One

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Here at PAX 2013, Microsoft were giving Xbox fans the opportunity to check out the new Xbox One console in real life, inside a glass box. We decided to chat to some of those fans and others around PAX asking for their thoughts on Microsoft’s next generation gaming and media device. Check out the what they had to say below!

Audio Technica unveil their ADG1 and AG1 headsets

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Today at PAX, Terence and I payed the Audio Technica booth a visit and got a quick sneak peek of their upcoming gaming headsets, the ADG1 and AG1. The ADG1 is an open back body style headset featuring wing tip supports and 53mm drivers, with the AG1 a closed back variation. Pricing will be around $299 and we can expect to see these headsets sometime in October this year. Check […]

Hands on with the Oculus Rift

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Tom Solari, the video guy, having a go with the Oculus Rift (Image: Terence Huynh/TechGeek) If you haven’t heard of the Oculus Rift, you have been living under a rock. Started as a Kickstarter project, it has become the darling of the video game industry because of one simple thing – immersive virtual reality. And finally, it has now come down to Australia just in time for PAX Australia 2013. […]

Sennheiser reveals MOMENTUM and U320 On-Ear headphones at PAX Australia

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Sennheiser has today revealed the MOMENTUM on-ear headphones at this year’s PAX Australia. Standing out with their minimalist design, the MOMENTUM’s headband is made from stainless steel, while the earpads have been finished with high-tech material produced from Italy that is both durable and comfort. Inside, the speakers are equipped with high-end 18-ohm transducers – promising full stereo sound with a sight bass emphasis. The on-ear headphones are also iOS-ready, […]