My PAXAUS Diary – Adrian Cajili

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This year I thought it would be interesting to write down my experiences during PAX Australia. I wanted to put more effort into experiencing the different aspects of PAX, from the panels, countless indies, freeplay areas, VR to possibly some tabletop. Here is what I did at this year’s PAX Australia Day 1 (Friday) Storytime with Major Nelson Larry “Major Nelson” Hyrb, is very well-known for his work with Xbox, […]

PAXAUS Indie Showcase: The Adventure Pals

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  The Adventure Pals is a 2D platforming game developed by Massive Monster, that was kickstarted in August of this year. The game revolves around a boy, his friend giraffe and pet rock, who are on an epic quest to save is Papa from being turned into a hotdog, by the nefarious Mr. B…..yep. Featured on the PAX Australia Indie Showcase, The Adventure Pals plays like most platformers today, introducing new mechanics and features […]

New Maps and Features coming to Overwatch

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Along with the reveal of Sombra, Blizzard Entertainment are looking to introduce new game types, maps and features to Overwatch. Quickplay now has a single hero limit, and a new Arcade section will be introduced This section gathers multiple playlists on one page, and now rewards you for getting 3 wins in a playlist, giving you the chance to earn up to 3 more lootboxes each week. 1v1 Mystery Duel will be added, where each […]

HANDS ON: Battle in your undies with ‘Brief Battles’

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Brief Battles, as the title suggests, is a fast-paced 2.5D platforming multiplayer game that sees you and your friends battling out for supremacy. Your weapons come from whatever underwear you find on the map and use – such as toxic goo pants, flaming hot tightie whities, and “buns of steel”. Given the fast-pace nature and each round is usually one minute long, gameplay is simple. You essentially mash buttons to […]

Blizzard reveals their new Overwatch hero, Sombra

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During the opening ceremony at BlizzCon 2016, Blizzard Entertainment officially revealed their upcoming hero, Sombra, through an animated short. A notorious hacker from Mexico, Sombra is a powerful infiltrator armed with a machine pistol, who uses her hacking abilities to disrupt and weaken enemies. Her stealth and teleportation abilities also make it hard for enemies to pin her down, making her a powerful offense character. Her primary weapon is a Machine Pistol, that fires in a […]

PAXAUS Indie Showcase: Mini Metro

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Developed by Dinosaur Polo Club, Mini Metro introduces a minimalistic strategy simulation game, where you are tasked to build the most efficient subway system. You draw lines between each station, and are given limited resources, like extra trains and tunnels to add onto your system – you quickly understand the game’s objective of getting people (or shapes) where they need to be. The game uses simple colours and shapes that […]

Nintendo Switch announced – a hybrid gaming system

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Nintendo have finally revealed their new gaming system, called the Nintendo Switch. Codenamed NX for the past year, it was rumoured that Nintendo’s new console would be a modular console-portable hybrid, that would use cartridges instead of discs, Nintendo have given us a first look at the system in a 3 minute video, and it pretty much confirms that it will work as a stationary home console, AND a portable handheld device. The […]

Xbox Games With Gold October 2016

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Games With Gold is still going strong, with another batch of free games for Xbox One and Xbox 360 this October, only available to Xbox Live Gold members. (Links are directed to AU Xbox store) On Xbox One, players can download Super Mega Baseball: Extra Innings ($26.95) for free during the month of October. The Escapists ($26.95) will be available for free, from October 16th to November 15th. On Xbox 360, MX vs ATV Reflex ($49.95) will […]

Pokemon Sun & Moon: Version-exclusives and Pokemon Refresh

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The Pokemon Company continue to shower us with Pokemon Sun and Moon information, revealing even more new Pokemon and features. This time, we get to see version exclusive Pokemon, an improved grooming feature called ‘Pokemon Refresh’ and a glimpse at character customisation. Passimian is a FIghting-type Pokemon with a new ability called Receiver – this Pokémon can inherit the Ability of an ally who faints in battle. Passimian is exclusive to Pokemon Sun. Oranguru is […]

E3 2016: South Park: The Fractured But Whole arrives this December

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During Ubisoft’s E3 conference, Trey Parker and Matt Stone gave us a generous amount of information and gameplay for their upcoming game South Park: The Fractured But Whole. Developed by Ubisoft San Francisco, in collaboration with South Park Digital Studios, the game continues right where we left off in The Stick of Truth, you are the new kid again, joining the children of South Park as they role-play superheroes.

E3 2016: Rare reveals multiplayer gameplay for Sea of Thieves

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Revealed at last year’s Microsoft E3 press conference, Sea of Thieves is the new action-adventure game from UK developers Rare. Calling it their most ambitious game yet, Sea of Thieves features co-op multiplayer gameplay and is set in a rich and open world, letting you explore islands, find treasure and sail the seas with your own crew.

E3 2016: PlatinumGames shows off Scalebound co-op gameplay

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At the Xbox E3 briefing, Platinum Games showed off some action-packed gameplay for their upcoming game, Scalebound. The gameplay shows “the biggest boss fight Platinum has ever made”, with a 4-player co-op boss fight against a giant crab. The battles are dynamic, with ranged and melee combat as Drew, or taking to the skies with your dragon companion, Thuban. We can expect to see crazy and over-the-top action gameplay that Platinum are well-known for […]

E3 2016: New features coming to Xbox

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During their E3 press conference this morning, Microsoft announced a couple of new features coming to Xbox including new UI updates, improvements to online play, and cross-buy with Xbox One and Windows 10:

E3 2016: [email protected] and Xbox Game Preview

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During the Xbox E3 briefing, a small chunk of the conference showcased upcoming indie titles coming from [email protected] and Xbox Game Preview. With the usual indie game montage, we can expect to see games like Yooka Laylee, The Culling, Hand of Fate 2 and Stardew Valley on Xbox. I personally would’ve liked a release date for Cuphead, or even some more gameplay, but I guess we have to wait even longer […]

E3 2016: Halo Wars 2 releases February 2017, beta available now

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At their E3 briefing, Microsoft revealed two trailers for Halo Wars 2, an RTS game set in the Halo universe, announced that Halo Wars 2 will be releasing next year on the 21st of February. Developed by Creative Assembly, Halo Wars 2 will follow the events of the first game, and continue the story of the Spirit of Fire – introducing the ‘Banished’, a new faction led by a powerful warlord […]