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PAX Rising Spotlight: The Something Else

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There are some games that demand notice, though not necessarily reverence. Each of these games stood out above their peers in some way, whether from the buzz they generated, the acclaim they received, or some other factor that made them fit into a nice and neat list of four.

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PAX Rising Spotlight: Digitally Tactile

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There were a few games that felt a little more like board or card games than any video-game specific type of game. Each had an element that harkened back to a more tactile or manual way of playing, but still brought the video game aspect in.

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PAX Rising Spotlight: Familiar Territory

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One of the most exciting things about the increase in the variety of indie gaming is that a lot of older play mechanics that’ve fallen by the wayside have the chance to come back. There were a few that had the mechanics of games (sometimes multiple) that we’ve played before, but were presented in new or interesting ways.

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PAX Rising Spotlight: All About That Space

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Space is back, in a big way. NASA and Hollywood aren’t the only ones heading up into the deep empty nothing. These were just a handful of the games looking star-ward, but ones well worth a look.

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PAX Australia: Master of Orion

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There hadn’t been a lot of news coming out of Wargaming over Master of Orion since it was announced they’d be working on a new game, but PAX Australia became the perfect venue to give gamers a fresh look at the new take on the old classic.

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PAX Rising: The Indie Overview

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The home of the indie games at PAX Australia was the section known as PAX Rising – there were a few satellite games spread further afield, but for the most part, this was where they (and that elusive ‘it’ quality) were to be found.

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PAX Australia: The Wargaming Update

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I had the chance to sit down with Max Chuvalov, Stephen Wang and Randall King from Wargaming over the PAX weekend. Max is the World of Tanks Marketing Product Manager, Stephen is the Wargaming CTG Sydney General Manager, and Randall is the Executive Producer of WG Austin.  As far as PAX Australia appearances go, it’s Wargaming’s third in a row, and they’re quite vocal about being pleased to be part of the event, and the community at large.

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Forerunning: A Halo Retrospective

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On the eve of the launch of Halo 5: Guardians, take a trip through the franchise’s history with Joe, our resident Halo fanatic.

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Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End

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Uncharted is undoubtedly one of Sony’s marquee franchises. I’m not an expert when it comes to the series – I played the original game before my PS3 died, but admit I only have a fleeting knowledge of the games. That might change with the upcoming release of Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection, but I still knew enough to be all over Naughty Dog’s newest offering.

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The Force Awakens is coming to Disney Infinity 3.0

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Star Wars fans, it’s time to rejoice. A new playset based on the upcoming Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens is heading to Disney Infinity this December. It’s available for preorder now, and is due for release in the middle of December (which is a few days after the movie will be available).

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