In Spotlight

RODE X logo
REVIEW

ARE you a streamer, podcaster or audio content creator? Then this one is for you! As a content creator myself I understand the important role technology plays in our creative journeys, so naturally when Røde X (a subdivision of Røde) released their latest collection of microphones, I was very intrigued. The Røde X XCM-50 and XDM-100 are both created to give users an optimised audio experience for streaming and gaming. Both microphones are extremely easy to use, simply plug in and you’re ready to go. They also come with the Røde Unify software integration (the software is free if you…

Read More
ADVENTURE

WITH a February release on the horizon, the team at Avalanche Software and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has since given us more of a taste with a brand-new showcase for the upcoming game Hogwarts Legacy. The 45 minute showcase contains a fountain of knowledge in regards to the upcoming game and what it has in store for fans who have be anticipatingly awaiting this games release. You will enter the game as a fifth year student with plenty of plenty of quests, collectibles and magical shenanigans going on throughout the entirety of your stay at Hogwarts. Be prepared, it will take some hard…

Read More
REVIEW

Halo fans rejoice! The Winter Update for Halo Infinite has finally arrived! This is the largest feature update to Halo Infinite since its release, bringing with it a number of highly anticipated experiences such as Campaign Network Co-Op, Mission Replay, the Forge Beta, and a plethora of new, free content for all players. On the Halo Waypoint website, the developers have recognised the impact of the games troubles since launch. “We want to acknowledge and thank our players who have stuck by us and provided feedback to improve the overall Halo Infinite experience—the Winter Update marks a big step forward for…

Read More
Swarovski trophy for Fortnite
Events

2022 marks the return of in-person events for Fornite’s biggest tornament of the year – The FNCS Invitational. In celebration, Swarovski is working with Epic Games to create a crystallised trophy fit for only the very best (or sweaty) crown holders. The much-anticipated gaming event will will take place between November 12 and November 13 and will see top Fortnite players from across the world compete as duos. The prize? A share of a $1,000,000 prize pool, with the overall champions lifting this exquisite trophy crafted by Swarovski. This is the first time the crystal house has created a trophy…

Read More
NEWS

[This media release has been provided by Blizzard PR and is presented by the GOA team for informational purposes] Arise, Death Knights! The ground beneath the frozen north quakes with the pounding steps of the marching Scourge, as the Lich King sends his undead armies to the besieged Blood Elf capital of Silvermoon City once again. With March of the Lich King, the next expansion for Blizzard’s digital card game, players will take up the mantle of the new Death Knight class, plus apply a new layer to deckbuilding with Runes, exclusive to Death Knights. Players will earn 32 of…

Read More
Xbox
XBOX

There are only two months left of the year and some amazing releases ahead of us as gamers.  With Xbox Game Pass delivering weekly games straight to our consoles, here are the titles we can look forward to in November 2022. Week of October 31: The Legend of Tianding, November 1 (Cloud, Console, and PC) The Walking Dead: A New Frontier – The Complete Season, November 1 (PC) The Walking Dead: Michonne – The Complete Season, November 1 (PC) Ghost Song, November 3 (Cloud, Console, and PC) Week of November 7: Football Manager 2023, November 8 (PC) Football Manager 2023 Console, November 8 (Cloud, Console, and PC) Return to Monkey Island, November 8 (Cloud,…

Read More
Events

MICROSOFT’s second annual Accessibility Showcase premiered earlier this week, showing off their ever expanding accessibility options and features for its Xbox consoles. The showcase, intended to celebrate the disability community and the many people and organisations working to remove barriers to play, was hosted by accessibility advocate, consultant, and content creator Steve Saylor at the Microsoft Inclusive Tech Lab in Seattle. “At Xbox, we aspire to empower everyone to play the games they want, with the people they want, anywhere they want,” Xbox boss Phil Spencer said, introducing the showcase. “An important part of that ambition is making gaming accessible…

Read More
RACING

RACING simulation games have always been close to my heart since playing them as a child. Feeling the freedom and adrenaline as you speed through fantastic worlds is just the greatest feeling for me as a gamer and as technology has developed, so have my expectations of its performance while playing these games. When I first launched Dakar Desert Rally on my Xbox Series X, I was in awe of this game’s beauty and excited to play it. Developers Saber Porto have done a fantastic job with the environment and aesthetics of the game – it’s warm and inviting ,and…

Read More
CONVENTIONS

IT goes without saying that PAX Aus 2022 was the most anticipated event of the year for many in the Australian gaming community. With all the interruptions over the last two years, this was a much needed event with many people attending from far and wide to experience the three day gaming convention. Game On Aus was no exception to this excitement with eight members of the writing and broadcasting team travelling to Melbourne to participate in the events of PAX. Each of the team members took over 50,000 steps each and spent countless hours exploring, gaming and connecting within…

Read More
game on aus logo
Events

That time of year is upon us again with the 2022 Australian Game Developer Awards (AGDAs) being hosted tonight. This event marks their 20th year celebrating outstanding games and individual achievements by Australian game developers. It’s so great seeing the return of in person events, especially within the games industry. There were many well deserved wins tonight. Victorian nominees won 10 of the 13 developer awards and  women-led studios with the likes of Studio Drydock and Lumi Interactive were put in spotlight. Cult of the Lamb was a clear favourite, receiving 4 awards including Game of the Year. Here is…

Read More
CONVENTIONS

With just one week until PAX Aus 2022 commencing, the excitement keeps building with the announcement of a very special guest. Shuhei Yoshida, Head of PlayStation Indies will be delivering his 2022 Storytime Keynote in Main Theatre on Friday, October 7th at 12:00 PM (AEDT). Stepping down from his role as President of Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) in 2019, Yoshida has been leading an initiative looking after and nurturing external, smaller independent studios in his role as Head of PlayStation Indies. Yoshida’s announcement is a welcome addition to a schedule that already boasts some of the best names in gaming,…

Read More
game on aus logo
REVIEW

Warner Bros. Games announced today that Rick Sanchez (Rick and Morty) is now available as the latest playable character in MultiVersus, the free-to-play platform fighter developed by Player First Games. Rick, also known as Rick C-137 and often referred to as the smartest man in the universe, arrives as part of MultiVersus Season 1 and is a Mage class character with a moveset that utilises the mega-genius’ scientific inventions and tools. Shown off in a newly revealed gameplay trailer,  Rick’s attacks and special moves include his chargeable blaster for ranged offense, leveraging his signature portal gun for teleportation, aerial traversal via jetpack, summoning Meeseeks to destroy enemies, and…

Read More
Fortress Melbourne
Events

Games enthusiasts across Australia are preparing for the ultimate gamers pilgrimage to Victoria for Melbourne International Games Week and PAX. This will be the first full-scale return to in-person programming across the events since 2019. With over $55,000 in prizes up for grabs over a packed PAX schedule, Fortress, along with partners Alienware and Telstra, are providing the ultimate games experience in Melbourne. The Hunt, Fortress’s milestone activation across 7th-9th October will send players searching for checkpoints across the city – from the Fortress booth at PAX in MCEC to Fortress Melbourne’s own venue. Players can seek out real-life NPCs,…

Read More
Xbox Game Pass Titles
NEWS

FOLLOWING the Xbox Tokyo Games Show, Microsoft have announced the next wave of titles coming to Xbox Game Pass for Console, Cloud and PC libraries this month. Upcoming additions include: Week of September 19: Deathloop, September 20 (Cloud, PC, and Xbox Series X|S) Headspace: Shipbreaker, September 20 (Cloud and Xbox Series X|S) SpiderHeck, September 22 (Console and PC) Beacon Pines, September 22 (Cloud, Console, and PC) Slime Rancher 2 (Game Preview), September 22 (Cloud, PC, and Xbox Series X|S) Week of September 26: Moonscars, September 27 (Cloud, Console, and PC) Grounded – Full Release, September 27 (Cloud, Console, and PC) Let’s Build a Zoo, September 29 (Cloud, Console, and PC) Valheim (Game Preview), September 29 (PC) PAW Patrol Grand Prix, September…

Read More
Sony State of Play 2022
NEWS

PLAYSTATION’S 2022 State of Play September event premiered earlier today our time, showcasing a range games releasing over the next three years. Here’s everything that was shown. The event commenced with a look at a brand new Tekken game. “This trailer was actually taken directly from a certain part in the current work-in-progress Tekken 8’s story mode, played on [PS5],” Tekken project chief produced Katsuhiro Harada said via the PlayStation Blog. “In other words, all the character models, backgrounds, and effects are the same ones that are used in-game.” No release date has been announced, however it will launch on…

Read More
Events

DISNEY has finally debuted its Disney and Marvel Games Showcase at D23, and the event was packed with news and announcements about games from it’s every growing franchises. The 23 minute showcase brushed over a wide variety of games, a lot of which were for mobile. Here’s an overview of some of the biggest news from the show. If you missed it you can watch it on Marvel’s YouTube channel. Skydance New Media’s mysterious title Amy Hennig, the latest member to the Skydance New Media team, is heading up a currently unnamed game. It takes place in the worlds of both…

Read More
Xbox Game Pass Titles
NEWS

MICROSOFT have now announced the next wave of titles coming to Xbox Game Pass for Console, Cloud and PC libraries this month. This September get ready to defeat diabolical enemies, be a saviour of magic and discover just how badly you park. Also keep an eye out for another wave of Game Pass announcements at the Tokyo Games Show. Week of September 5 Disney Dreamlight Valley: Founder’s Edition September 6 (Cloud, Console and PC) Disney Dreamlight Valley, a hybrid between a life-sim and an adventure game rich with quests, exploration, and engaging activities featuring Disney and Pixar friends, both old…

Read More
NEWS

GAMERS and digital creators can get ready for the next-gen line-up of AMD CPUs for PC, following the announcement of the Ryzen 7000 series. Built on 5nm “Zen 4” architecture, AMD is releasing these new desktop CPUs (which will also make their way to the laptop space) that have been designed primarily for gaming and creation. According to AMD, users who upgrade can expect massive gains in performance and efficiency  with the affordable AMD Ryzen 5 7600X allegedly beating Intel’s top 12th-gen Core i9 12900K in game performance. AMD has set ambitious goals with the Ryzen 5 7600X delivering an …

Read More
CONVENTIONS

Australian gamers will already be well under way preparing for the biggest weekend in gaming. PAX 2022 will bring thousands of gamers together for 3 days of nerdy/tech goodness and it is just around the corner! Ok, so tickets? Check! Travel/Accomodation? Check! Outfits/Cosplay? Check! Events?… Not sure? Well don’t worry – I am here to help you plan for all events in Melbourne that happen that compliment your PAX experience. I will be adding to this guide all way up until PAX weekend, so stay tuned for more info as we get closer. Thursday Bonehead Brewing Warm Up Location:…

Read More
Events

BE prepared to be tempted by the dark arts with the latest trailer from Hogwarts Legacy premiering at the opening of Gamescom 2022. Despite being pushed back from 2022 to 2023, it seems the games charm has not been lost, with this trailer casting a spell over its fans worldwide. The “wizarding world” is often painted with a kid safe brush, however we are now being shown the darker side to Hogwarts Legacy – and I am not complaining. It appears there are some quite dark choices to explore, with the trailer showing you can either reject the dark arts…

Read More