It can be challenging to convince people that the Perth games scene is as good as it is. It’s not a matter of quality but visibility, and it’s not easy to advertise local games when everyone’s eyes are locked on Steam and PUBG. One look […]

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It’s difficult to find events where you can make genuine, human connections. With all the flashy lights and media saturation at conventions, it’s not easy to talk heart to heart with the people behind the booth. PAX, however, is a special beast, where you can […]

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Day two of PAX Aus (or, Saturday, as the general public would say) is often a bit of a weird one. It occupies the space between initial hype for PAX Aus and the frantic following up of interview opportunities before the Omegathon. Let’s be honest, […]

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It’s that time of year again. The time of year that (most) writers of GameCloud are reminded that we do, in fact, live at the end of the Earth, as we make the long trek over to Melbourne for PAX Aus. Wall-to-wall friends, games, merch, […]

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You’d be hard-pressed to find an eSports event in Perth that isn’t just a stream party. Maybe there’ll be a couple of pro-level matches at RFLAN, but locally hosted events are a rare sight indeed. Unusual, but not unseen, and Flaktest Gaming has been hard […]

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When Nintendo announced that the presentation would only be thirty minutes long, I was expecting it to be a big long reel of trailers, no fluff or [...]

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Sony has set the gold standard for press conferences for a couple of years now, so their 2017 showing had some mighty large boots to fill. It seems though that PlayStation chose to stand on the shoulders of their past successes more than they tried […]

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In the video game industry, Ubisoft have established themselves as quirky and different – they are the video game publisher that are perceived to be rather liberal with the development and acquisition of Intellectual Property (IP). Since 2016 the company has opened or acquired six […]

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My personal love for Microsoft is so great that the sophisticated, futuristic intro to their E3 presentation was enough to give me lower back tingles. Granted most of Project Scorpio’s information had been revealed well before the presentation itself, but there was still something impressive […]

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There’s a German word, Fremdschämen, that has no English equivalent. It describes feeling embarrassment for someone else because of how [...]

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