PAX Aus: Making cinematic trailers with Plastic Wax

  First impressions can be tough, and in the AAA games industry, a game’s first impression is often its cinematic trailer. When a title is revealed in its early development stages, or it just isn’t ready enough to show live gameplay, a cinematic can convey the game’s concept in a flashy extravaganza in order to start the hype-train. Say what you will about the effect of hype...[Read More]

Indie games of PAX: Retro Vision, Goat Punks and Necroman

  PAX was filled with more indie games than you could shake a stick at, believe me I tried. As much as we would love to cover them all we sadly only had so much. Fear not though, here are a list of some of my favourites from the weekend. From banging tunes, to goats, to mass skeloton suicide, this rundown of indie games from PAX lists some of the most memorable from the expo. Retro Vision Ret...[Read More]

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]

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