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VR is amazing, but not the future of gaming (yet)

Yesterday, I wrote about how cage diving with a Great White Shark in VR was the best thing I did at PAX Australia. A few days before that, LoadScreen editor Charlie detailed how terrifyingly awesome it was to brave the deathtrap that is outer space in Earthlight. Suffice it to say, VR blew our minds. But as much as this technology impresses me, I just don’t think it will be the new way we ex...[Read More]

Uncharted 4 multiplayer PAX preview – with a curious surprise…

Following its new trailer from Paris Games Week, Uncharted 4‘s multiplayer made a surprise appearance at PAX Australia on the weekend. Not only did it come as a playable demo at the Playstation booth, but developer Naughty Dog’s community strategist Arne Meyer was in town to give us the scoop on the new mechanics, and also clarify one particular controversial feature (more on that in a...[Read More]

I got a glimpse of a life-long dream with Playstation VR at PAX Aus

Guys, I love sharks. My friends and family will be shocked to learn this (that’s a lie), but I can’t keep it to myself anymore. I REALLY love sharks, and particularly the Great White Shark. It has been my favourite animal since I was a kid, mainly because they had lots of teeth, but now I have educated myself (that kid had lots of books back then) and respect the fact they have never n...[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]

Earthlight: Drifting through space at PAX

Some things are inherently terrifying, being stranded in the ocean with a great white (more on that tomorrow), being near a spider and drifting through space. Earthlight is a VR experience that puts you right up there in the nope category of floating through space without a tether. Director of Business Development at Opaque media Norman Wang told LoadScreen that the game was developed with assista...[Read More]

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