Painters Unite at PAX Australia 2013

PAX Australia 2013 has showcased some of the best, local indie projects. The ANZ Indie Pavillion was constantly bustling with activity, but there was one other title that garnered much attention and praise throughout the event, detached from the “indie alley” as it were: a top-down, paint gun shooter called Painters Unite. Located right next to the entrance to the expo hall, and beside...

Exploring the SteelSeries Range at PAX Aus

At PAX Australia 2013 this weekend, we got the opportunity to check out the new and upcoming range of SteelSeries competitive headsets, keyboards and all other manner of gamer gear. Most were display units, so we can’t speak on headset audio quality specifically, but will hopefully get that chance with some reviews down the line. Approaching the booth – and in passing it throughout the...

Pitch Your Game Idea Panel – PAXAus 2013

During the final day of the PAXAus event in Melbourne this your, there was a humourous panel where panel-goers were invited to pitch a game idea to a panel of judges. The pitchees were competing for a small selection of prizes, with each tier containing the previous tiers winnings plus a little extra. After a long line and a plethora of ideas, there were only three winners. The winners and a brief...

Xbox One Presentation at PAX Aus

After lining up for over two hours to secure a decent seat for the Xbox One presentation, guests were finally allowed to enter the main hall at PAX Aus where the conference would take place. Luckily the wait was well worth it, as the crowd were presented with a professional, fun, informative and quite frankly awesome showing that I’m sure managed to disspell some negative opinions about Micr...

Inside the Aussie Indie Showcase at PAX Aus

Before the first night of PAX Australia 2013 came to a close, the Wombat theatre (non-Aussies won’t get the names) hosted the developers of the 6 indie titles chosen for the inaugural Australian Indie Showcase. Jeff Kalles (Penny Arcade) hosted the panel and fielded a variety of questions from the audience; these are some of the highlights. First came the introductions of course. The panel i...

Omeganauts Semi-Final PAXAus 2013

Prior to the scheduled musical event at PAXAus this weekend in Sydney was the Omeganauts semi-finals! Four players going head to head against each other in an effort to win a prize to PAX Prime over in the US. What was great about this was that the game was being broadcast for all attendees to see, as well as it being commentated by the Penny Arcade team themselves. It was a heated battle but some...

Dragon Age Inquisition Gets Some More Details

Dragon Age: Inquisition, the upcoming Dragon Age title from Bioware and Electronic Arts, recently got some information dropped on it in the Bioware panel at PAX Australia. Some of the high points from that panel regarding Dragon Age: Inquisition. Some of those high points include: – They’re aiming for a mix between the tactical combat of Origins and the “fluidity” of DA2. &...

Penny Arcade Make A Script Panel – PAXAus 2013

Today at the Penny Arcade Expo Australia event held in Melbourne the guys from the Penny Arcade website held a panel about making a script for their comics. The panel took place in the main hall at the expo to a full crowd of attendees. The creators of the web comic series entered the stage after a massive light and smoke show to the cheers and applause of the crowd. The panel commenced with the g...

Astro Gaming Interview with David Tipton of Bluemouth

At PAX Australia 2013 we were able to interview David Tipton from Bluemouth Interactive at the Astro Gaming booth. We discussed the line-up of Astro Gaming headsets that Bluemouth Interactive are distributing for Astro Gaming and what makes their headsets so very special. Read on for the full interview with Bluemouth’s David Tipton. CC: We are here at PAX Australia, I’m here with David...

Nintendo at PAX Australia Has Something for Everybody

This year is the inaugural PAX Australia event, and the first time the massive gaming conference has ever been outside of its home country of the United States. Tonnes of game companies are making a strong appearance at the show, which runs from Friday the 19th through to Sunday the 21st of this month, and Nintendo looks to be leading the charge and providing something for everyone. First and fore...

Surprise Attack Now a Publisher

Surprise Attack was an interesting idea when it was first getting started, offering aid in marketing without being a true publisher thus keeping themselves separate and only there to help. While this strategy seems to have been working for them, a year and a half after officially going to market, Surprise Attack is now becoming an actual publisher for all platforms from PC, Mac, and Linux, to cons...

Total War: Rome II Marching To PAX Australia 2013

SEGA and developer Creative Assembly will be bringing their latest strategy magnum opus, Total War: Rome II, to PAX Australia here in Melbourne during the event which lands between July 19-21. The development team will be there on the show floor with a 30 minute presentation showcasing campaign footage and battle gameplay. A Let’s Play series was recently launched displaying the Battle of th...

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