PAX Aus

The future of gaming made me feel like vomiting

You know those bouncy things people occasionally stick their babies in? The ones that sit in a door frame, with baby in a harness jumping around? Yeah, you know the things! Have you also ever seen a dog try and run really fast on a wooden floor? Where they accelerate so quickly they can’t get any traction and are kind of folding in on themselves from slipping so much? Well using a Virtuix Om...[Read More]

I set a record in Primal Carnage: Onslaught at PAX Aus 2016

OK so I’m going to be a little self indulgent here, but I don’t get to say this kind of thing very often so shush, let me have this. At PAX Australia this past weekend I got the opportunity to play a game called Primal Carnage: Onslaught, a virtual reality iteration of the dinosaur shooter Primal Carnage and developed by Melbourne based studio Pub Games. Onslaught was only announced la...[Read More]

The American Dream is a VR game about guns, but not killing – PAX Aus 2016

VR games are everywhere at PAX Aus this year. Now that the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and Playstation VR are all out and in people’s homes, every indie developer and their dogs are keen to show off what they have in store for these shiny new toys. But out of all the VR games on display on the PAX Rising indie floor, The American Dream by Melbourne-based studio Samurai Punk immediately grabbed my ...[Read More]

PAX Rising 2016 highlights: Birdsketball, Brief Battles, Dead Static Drive

It’s that time of the year again, Lining Up for Games Simulator 2016, also known as PAX Aus, is upon us! Considering this is only day one, these highlights from PAX Rising (the indie area of PAX) are the ones that caught my attention in the opening hours, expect more volumes over the weekend. Birdsketball For those at this year’s convention, you can’t really miss Birdsketball, no...[Read More]

PAX Australia will showcase VR with Omni Trackpads

VR has been all the buzz this year, with Oculus Rift releasing in March, HTC Vive with its room-scale tracking technology in April and Playstation VR dropping yesterday. We’ve got our hands on one of the PSVR sets here at LoadScreen and are in the process of reviewing it, but in the meantime you can see me having my little “OMG” moment before getting down to serious, objective re...[Read More]

Xbox’s Major Nelson to give the keynote speech at PAX Aus 2016

The PAX Aus team today announced that this year’s keynote speaker will be none other than “Major Nelson”, aka Larry Hyrb, the director of programming for Xbox Live. As well as being a very public face of Microsoft’s Xbox division, what with him just this week tweeting that Red Dead Redemption is coming to Xbox One via backwards compatibility, Hyrb’s been involved in s...[Read More]

Games of PAX Aus: Fat Princess, The Desperate Mile and We Happy Few

We’re up to day two of PAX Aus and by this point we’ve had a chance to check out a lot of games. Here’s a quick run down of some of the highlights, lowlights and first impressions. Fat Princess Adventures The greatest thing about PAX is probably the most obvious aspect, everybody here loves games. This was really driven home with Fat Princess Adventures at the PlayStation booth. ...[Read More]

The Division gameplay impressions: bring friends…

It’s been a long time coming, but Ubisoft’s tactical third-person shooter The Division is close to launching early next year. With the release not so far away, I was finally able to get my hands on the game at PAX Australia and get an idea of how it’s going to pan out. What did I learn? Clarity will be key. The brief demo took place in the eerily quiet, snowy city-scape featured ...[Read More]

Indie games of PAX Aus: games for adult gamers

PAX Australia 2015 kicked off today, and the whole LoadScreen team is here to check it out. All the game developers have come out to play, from the head honchos of Playstation, Xbox and Nintendo, to the indie studios keen to get their games out into the world. We have lots in store regarding the big guns, but here we thought we’d show the highlights from the PAX Rising indie games show-floor...[Read More]

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