Australian Stories

You Can Watch Some Of The Best PAX Panels Here

Much like yesterday, some of today’s most interesting panels are being streamed live on Twitch.

The Future Of The Xbox One In Australia

“Are we exactly where we want to be today?” says Jeremy Hinton, Xbox Lead for Microsoft Australia. “No.

“Have we made massive gains in the last 12 months? I think we have.”

Dick Smith Weekend Shock-Take Sale!

Tech deals so good they’re scary: 15% off Canon cameras, up to 20% off Samsung TVs and 15% off Asus Notebooks over $500! That brings the Asus Transformer Book T100 hybrid laptop/tablet down to just $479! also exclusively has the new Pebble Steel smartwatch up for grabs at just $229. Here’s what you need to know.

App Deals: Discounted iOS iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows Phone Apps

Today’s best deals include Magnet Balls on Windows Phone, Slender Man Origins on iOS and Perfect Produce on Android. Deals end without warning, so be quick!

PAX Is Playing Host To A Bethesda vs Magic: The Gathering Superfight

In the red corner… the heart, soul and PR Voice of Bethesda — and keynote speaker at this year’s PAX Australia — Pete Hines. In the blue corner, Magic: The Gathering’s Director of Research and Development, and ex-professional Magic player Aaron Forsythe!

This Saturday, at PAX Australia, these two are facing off against one another in a Magic: The Gathering contest for the ages.

When The PAX Floodgates Open...

If you’re lucky enough to have a media badge at PAX, you get the chance to head into the venue an hour early. This time is best used scoping things out, getting your bearings, checking out a few things before the crowds get in. But my absolute favourite part of getting in early is getting to watch the exact moment when everyone else is allowed in. It’s like a goddamn stampede.

The Closest Thing To PAX Without Actually Going To PAX

As you are probably well aware PAX Australia is in full flow. I’m currently sitting in a corner trying to connect to Wi-Fi and bashing out some stories. Consider this a public service announcement: if you want to keep track on what’s going on at PAX Australia but couldn’t actually make it, there are actually a number of Twitch livestreams that’ll allow you to keep tabs on the show floor and watch a number of really cool panels.

Remember This?

Well done to Waldofoo who correctly guessed yesterday’s Remember This. It was the original Bonk’s Adventure! Nice job Waldofoo and congrats and getting your first Remember This.

This Is Why Your IT Guy Called In Sick Today

If you’re heading to PAX Australia today, this is one of the first things you’ll see, literally before you enter the building: a sign with a series of rotating messages, one of which totally dobs in everyone who’s calling in sick today.

What Are You Playing This Weekend

What am I playing this weekend? I’m at PAX in Melbourne so I reckon I’ll most likely be playing whatever game I can be bothered queueing up to check out. That and I’ll be streetpassing. What are you planning to play this weekend?