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GOA

As the year comes to an end the GOA team is just getting started! October signals the start of our 12 games of Christmas campaign trail and what better way to start than with a $150 cash prize! Throw back to the first ever 12 games campaign This year we are looking to go bigger and better than ever before and this, is where you come in. Previously we have handled all designs in house but we wanted to take an opportunity this year to showcase some of our amazing community talent. So what does all this mean. We are…

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NEWS

Oh hell yeah! Mario is back! In Pog form! Wait, that’s not it. Paper form! That’s right, the RPG style Paper Mario series returns with the latest instalment Paper Mario: The Origami King. Mario and Luigi are invited to attend an origami festival in Toad Town, but things take a turn when it seems Princess Peach has been converted to origami by King Olly. With the Princess under his control King Olly seizes the castle and kidnaps her! Whatever will Mario do? This has never happened before in the history of the Mushroom Kingdom! The trailer shows Mario travelling through…

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League of Legends developer Riot games has announced partnerships with Headspace – National Youth Mental Health Foundation, Le Va and the Child Abuse Prevention Service (CAPS) to bring back the Recall and Restore program. In its third year now, the program has welcomed new partners CAPS and aims to provide mental health awareness and resources to the over 80% of Australians and New Zealanders that play video games (IGEA). As our community knows, mental health and checking in on those around you is a message that the GOA team speak of all too often. As a gaming community we are…

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Big news coming from our good friends at Ubisoft with the announcement of the 2019 Ubisoft Experience heading to Sydney as part of its international tour that will also see stops in Paris and Birmingham! So what is the Ubisoft Experience and why should I be interested in it you ask? Well for starters, it gives you the chance to get your hands on upcoming and classic games to play, a front row seat (if you’re lucky enough) to see some elite e-sports action, hear from industry folks via informative panels and competitions galore. Plus you can meet development teams…

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Game On AUS’s Pete Curulli has just been announced as the new co-host of Perth’s HIT 92.9 Breakfast Show! The new show will officially become Heidi, Xavier and Pete, from July 29. Southern Cross Austereo has been Pete’s radio home for fifteen years, and for the last three years have been incredibly supportive of his gaming career under the Game On AUS brand. “I love radio, and the SCA broadcasting skill-set I’ve been able to bring to GOA, the podcast, and my streams over the last three years has landed us a really unique position in the market and I…

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CONVENTIONS

How did you sleep Monday night? Like a baby or a little disrupted around 3ish? In case you were one of the lucky ones sleeping through, I made the questionable decision to set the alarm to be there live for the PC Gaming Show at E3 2019 to make sure we brought you everything you need to know in the world of PC Gaming. 3am kicked off with the all too familiar face of FaceIt PUBG Global Summit host, Frankie Ward with a wonderful, if maybe a little too enthusiastic for that time in the morning intro, with co-host Senan…

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“One in 5 Australians experience a mental health condition in a given year and almost one in 2 will experience a mental health condition at some point in their lifetime.” Australian Bureau of Statistics. (2008). National Survey of Mental Health and Wellbeing: Summary of Results, 2007 (4326.0). Canberra: Australian Bureau of Statistics. This is a statistic that is quoted time and time again around this time of year with R U OK day just around the corner. While R U OK Day can be divisive amongst those that suffer from mental health conditions – it can seem to trivialise the…

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FEATURE

To celebrate the special day set aside for dads every year we pay homage to the men that helped the GOA team get to where they are today. Skittles401: “From the moment I was born I was destined to be Dad’s little one. From my first memory I wanted to be just like him, to run as fast as he could, climb as high as he could and shoot mortars at the enemy base to protect the flag runner like he could. Every gamer remembers the first time they came into contact with their first real game, the one that…

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In the month of August across Australia we celebrate National Dog Appreciation day and the RSPCA cup cake day raising funds for our beloved 4-legged friends. But what about mans best friends and companions that fill that role in our digital lives? We reached out to the Game On Aus – God Mode community to get your ideal list of the best in game companions and pets throughout the gaming world. 1 – Dog meat Winning hearts across the Fallout franchise, Dogmeat, in his various incarnations, sees one kick ass companion capable of helping in battle, carrying all the heavy…

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“Welcome to B4UPlay! Your ideal destination for all things sequels and prequels. To help get your priorities straight we thought it would be awesome to bring you insight reviews of original titles as we get ourselves warmed up for everything coming up and to get you ready for your next pre-order!” In this B4UPlay we take you through the world of Ori and the Blind Forest in preparation for the 2019 release of Ori and the Will of the Wisps. Score 8/10                          PUZZLE         |   …

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