Local Gaming News for November, 2018

From the Editor

We’re right in the thick of convention season folks! Oz Comic Con has come and gone, and we’re just getting over PAX Aus. Time to power on with one final push to Supanova!

My question is, is there enough difference between the cons to warrant having all of them? PAX Aus is the standout because it brings in all the big names and pulls in a crowd from across the nation, so it’s safe.

What about Oz Comic Con and Supanova though? It can be hard to split them at the best of times, and the more geek culture seems to bleed into other areas, the more you have to wonder which con makes a change first.

Oz Comic Con this year seemed to be dipping its toe into video games a little more (through it’s parent company who also runs PAX), so maybe that will be the point of difference going forward?


MOVEMBER VIDEO GAME CHALLENGE

The WellPlayed Project is hosting the Movember Video Game Challenge on Sunday 25th November, 2pm - 4pm.

Be matched in a squad of like-minded players or form your own squad to play Brawlhalla and Path of Exile.

You can play at home or you can book a PC at the QUT eSports Arena where there are 27 spots up for grabs.

For more info check out @wellplayedproject on Facebook.


BRISBANE GAMES UPDATE

VEIL OF CROWS

Veil of Crows is an RTS game set in a chaotic medieval world. It’s available on Steam and just recently left early access. Trade, extort, and conquer!

SKYWARD JOURNEY

From the solo developer behind Data Wing, Skyward Journey is a serene and peaceful game which takes your mind off things and helps you relax.

DAMSEL

FINALLY out of early access.

Play it. It’s good.


NEW GAMES AT 1UP

1Up Arcade added several Konami arcade machines last month, including Sunset Riders, Super Contra, and Surprise Attack. That brings the total number of machines to 132!

Have you visited recently?


HOUDINI VISITS BRISBANE

Pinball Haus has received the Houdini table from American Pinball, complete with six speakers and full colour LCD.

It’s the first one in Brisbane!


ZERO LATENCY’S B’DAY

Make a booking for 4 or more people at Zero Latency before November 19th and save 20% off regular prices. It’s all part of their 1st birthday celebrations, so make sure to use the code BIRTHDAY20 during checkout.


This was first published in the November 2018 issue of Brisbane Byte magazine. Subscribe below to get future issues delivered straight to your inbox.