In late January, SAE hosted the 2017 Perth Global Game Jam. If you’re not familiar with what that is, then visualise a bunch of dedicated individuals cramming themselves into SAE’s state of the art facilities – and then creating an entire game in 48 hours. […]

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When life presents you with the silky smooth jam of opportunity, you must snatch it up and lather yourself in it. Yes, Global Game Jam snuck up on us to spread the fruit of game development across the globe once again. This year, I went […]

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If convention attendance was a marathon, the morning of PAX day three would be “The Wall.” And it would be easy to believe that we have hit the wall. This morning, Paddy sent out a message saying “I’m dead freaking tired,” and I almost left […]

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Second days are so fraught with mediocrity. Who remembers the second day of school as the exciting time that it wasn’t? No, second days are relegated to the annals of our memories, pushed aside in favor of the exciting inaugural sights and sounds of novelty […]

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Another year, another PAX Australia, another gathering of gamers young and old, plain or fancy, coming together to celebrate the shared pastime [...]

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Second only to PAXAus, EB Expo is considered to be the bridesmaid of Australian pop culture and gaming expos. After an inaugural showing on the Gold Coast in 2011, the expo has been held annually in the Dome, and exhibition halls 2, 3 & 4 […]

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Man, people really love games. Even with the AFL grand final, Awesome Arts Festival, RFLAN and a hundred different school holiday events, over 1600 people filled the town hall. It was even raining, which is like a meteorite shower to your average Perthian. But, hey, […]

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This month marked Playup Perth’s 3rd year anniversary and what better way to celebrate than at new venue, The Nostalgia box. Run by accountant turned retro video game console curator Jessie Yeoh, the venue hosts an impressive collection of consoles, some of which the staff […]

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Maybe it was the way the sun faced, maybe it was some kind of dark arts, but this month’s Playup seemed to be all about the tabeltop games. There were three tabletop games juxtaposed against two video games. That’s not to say that one kind […]

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While the general population of Australia cast their vote for a perceived lesser of two evils, a contest of a completely different nature (but max IVs and EVs of course) was being played out at the 2016 Australia and New Zealand Pokemon Video Game National […]

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