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It’s dangerous to go alone: How PAX Australia is destigmatising mental health

PAX AUSTRALIA has taken amazing strides forward to assist individuals having a hard time coping with everything on their mind. Samantha Chew investigates the convention’s commitment to mental health aid this year.

#PeopleofPAX: Your words, your stories

FROM cosplayers to exhibitors and gaming geeks we spoke to the different people who made up PAX Australia 2016, many of whom traveled from other states to experience the convention! April Dudgeon shares their stories.

Raffles College students on what it takes to bring your game to PAX Australia 2016

GAMES about bubble tea, a Donald Trump parody and a cyberpunk dystopia by students from Sydney’s Raffles College were recently demonstrated at PAX Australia 2016. Hieu Chau chats to students Eshlie Alcantara, John Huynh and Carlo Bruzesse about their journey to PAX.

PAX Australia 2016: What to expect from one of gaming’s biggest events

PAX your bags, geek world! The biggest video gaming event in the Southern Hemisphere is here! April Dugeon has the highlights of PAX Australia 2016.

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.

The best internet cafes in Melbourne that do more than just online games

WHAT are some of the best internet cafes in Melbourne and why should students make more use of them? Trinity College Foundation Studies students Kai Lin and Elaine Huang list their recommended internet…

SEXtember: Game developer Nina Freeman talks intimacy and relationships in her game Cibele

INDEPENDENT game maker Nina Freeman re-created her first sexual experience with a person she met over the internet for her new game Cibele. Deborah Goh caught up with the American game developer to talk about Cibele, sexual awakenings, relationships and more!

Students vote their top 10 free iPad games

WHAT are your go-to games on the iPad? Omar Aldhanhani and Vanessa Tunggal survey their peers at Trinity College Foundation Studies and share their top 10 list of games you can play on the iPad, for free!

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.

Why gaming can make you a better person

MELD columnist and ex-gamer Marcella Purnama shares her thoughts on why video games might actually be making you a better person.

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.


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