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ACMI’s Retrolympiad: Celebrate the Rio 2016 Olympics with retro video games

CELEBRATE the Olympic spirit in retro gaming fashion at ACMI’s one-night only Retrolympiad! Justin Lim spoke to ACMI producer Emily Siddons to learn more about the unique event.


The best tabletop gaming centres in Melbourne

FANCY a different type of gaming? If you’re looking to get into tabletop gaming or want to have a card game or board game night with friends, Justin Lim suggests some of Melbourne’s best gaming hangouts.

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How to build a gaming PC on a student budget

EVER wondered what an international student might need a gaming PC for? Kai Yi Wong guides you on the components you need to build that machine for all your school and gaming needs.


The most important career lessons we learnt from PAX Australia 2015’s industry panels

MORE than just an exhibition showcasing the latest in gaming, PAX Australia also offers students and graduates a chance to learn from the industry’s biggest names. Kai Yi Wong has the details on the most important career lessons industry experts shared at PAX Australia 2015.


PAX Australia 2015: Indie spirit and the drive to create games

HOW does an indie game developer get their game shown off at PAX Australia? Get inspired to create as we chat to the independent game makers of PAX Australia 2015 to learn about their creative passion for gaming.

Photo: Shane K via Flickr

Girls in gaming: What Trinity College’s female students are playing

NO longer is the world of gaming strictly a boys’ club as Trinity College Foundation Studies students Yi Yi, Jianwei Liu, Anazco Masache Dayanna discovered after talking with fellow female students about their gaming habits.

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PAX Australia 2014: It’s A Wrap!

IT was a wild three-day extravaganza at PAX Australia 2014 where gaming culture was celebrated by all those who came. Darren Boon relays his experience as a non-gamer with his comprehensive coverage of PAX Australia 2014.


PAX Australia 2014: Indie video games development in Australia

AS part of Meld’s PAX Australia 2014 coverage, we spoke to various indie game developers and schools to talk about their games, their journey to PAX and their thoughts on the state of Australian games development. Hieu Chau has more.


A day in the life of… Shadowloo Showdown competitor, Angelo

ANNUAL gaming tournament Shadowloo Showdown brought some of the best gaming fighters for a weekend of competitive action. Hieu Chau interviewed a former international student on his gaming background and his thoughts on Shadow Logic’s work in organising the weekend-long fighting game tournament.

Photo courtesy of Oceanic Gaming

Brace yourselves: The Winter Arena is coming!

DO you love League of Legends? Do you want a chance to play on stage in front of a live crowd? Amy Lau fills you in with all the details.

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Le Memefier App (Review)

IF you love memes and can’t get enough of them, Memefier is the app for you. Meld’s Fiona Ren has a go.


Meld Magazine was incorporated as an independent not-for-profit media outlet in September 2008 to reach out to international students in Melbourne, and provide students the opportunity to gain real work experience.

Many international students live in or around the city because of the proximity to their colleges and universities, and that was where we decided to focus our efforts first. Many of us live, work and study locally too. Our editorial team is made of both local and international students, and it has worked to our advantage in providing local content in every sense of the word.

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