The last time we spoke to Nick Pearce, he was flying on a high: The Forgotten City, a mod that he’d spent more than 1700 hours building, had just won an Australian Writers’ Guild award. It was the first national screenwriting award given to a video game, a staggering accomplishment given it was a mod borne entirely…
Cosplayers from all across Australia converged on the Gold Coast last weekend for Gold Coast Supanova, giving us whole lot of great new costumes and fantastic cosplay photography.
Every year, BarSK in Melbourne holds a special event. It’s a game jam that runs for over half a day, from the morning to just past midnight. And when the clock hits 12.30am, something special happens. Everything that everyone has worked on, images, assets, source code: it all gets deleted, never to return.
The Australian convention season has been farewelled with one last hurrah — Supanova Expo in Adelaide. Yes, the year is essentially over for cosplayers, who will now finally clean up all the worbla scraps and abandoned wigs lying around their houses. Before we’re done, however, we’ve got a gallery of some pretty top…
The Halal Snack Pack (aka HSP, or ‘Snacky’) is a modern Australian delicacy that combines the best of Middle Eastern and British cuisine in a single dish.
Blizzard “upset” (not really, but bear with me) many Australians recently with a “culturally insensitive” sign in the new Junkertown map on Overwatch. That sign has now been fixed, and we are all free to get on with our lives.
Sydney’s biggest anime convention, Smash, has come again to Rosehill Gardens, bringing with it a cavalcade of bright and colourful cosplayers. With a focus on the Japanese side of things, Smash gets quite a different range of costumes to the ones you’ll regularly see at gaming expos or comic cons — though there are…
Remember the Aussie who forced his way through an online Quake Champions qualifier on crappy ping? Well there was a second round of qualifiers for the Quake World Championships over the weekend, and despite having an atrocious ping yet again, Daniel “dandaking” De Sousa somehow made it through.
Quake is a hard enough game as is, and that’s with a good connection. Now imagine playing in an international qualifier for a $1 million tournament on 200+ ping.
While capsule hotels are nothing new in the real world, having been a staple of Japanese accommodation options for decades, a new business in Sydney called...The Capsule Hotel is taking the sci-fi inspiration very literally.
Last weekend’s North American International Championships had two big surprises: not only did Australians sweep the tournament, a Snorlax dodged more than half a dozen chances to be paralyzed or flinched. And, in classic Snorlax fashion, it won a tournament by eating.
Framed, a very cool mobile game about moving the panels of a comic to change a story, has a sequel on the way.
Black Iron Tarkus is one of the most badass characters in Dark Souls, but how would he fare in the modern dating world? We signed him up to Tinder to find out — it would be his toughest challenge to date.
Australian snooker player Neil Robertson (Americans: snooker is kinda like pool, but more British), a former world champion, has admitted that his form has dipped recently after he became addicted to playing games like League of Legends and FIFA.
Australia’s infamous Classification Board last week essentially banned the upcoming Outlast 2 from going on sale in the country. And only a few days later has backed down and said, oh, ok, the game is actually fine.
Growing up in Australia in the 80s/90s, I have a very weird emotional attachment to these old retailer catalogues, because in the days before the internet—or even reliable games mags—they were the only real way to get info on what games were coming out and, more importantly, when.
Team houses have been upheld as the ideal model for professional gamers and professional teams to maintain the optimal practice environment. But over the last 24 hours, a raft of allegations have come out about the living conditions for Tainted Minds, one of Australia’s top eight League of Legends teams.