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Supanova ’09

Exploding across Australia again this year is Supanova, the biggest pop culture expo in the country celebrating all things geek. Hitting Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney and Perth throughout 2009 the expo is looking bigger and better than ever with a stellar initial lineup of guests for the Brisbane and Melbourne events.

Featuring a range of stars from popular series of all sorts of media Supanova is catering to all kinds of geek this year with appearances from the cast and crew of titles such as Heroes, Firefly, Stargate, The Dark Knight, various anime series and one of my personal favourite cartoons – Aqua Teen Hunger Force. The guests keep going so be sure to check out the list below.

The line-up boasts some big names and with Read more [+]

Valhalla In Adelaide

Alienware and Valhalla LAN parties are teaming up to bring you the Gears Of War 2 Reloaded LAN Event in Adelaide, January 16 – 17th.

Packing quite a punch over the last World At War Extravaganza, the next LAN event run by Valhalla will feature Read more [+]

Game Damage Premiere – New TV Show Featuring Yahtzee, Yug and Matt

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Premiered in person at eGames ’08 was a brief preview of a new TV series being created and pitched worldwide by Ben “Yahtzee” Croshaw (Zero Punctuation) as well as Yug and Matt (Australian Gamer); Game Damage.

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Described as “The Chaser’s War On Everything meets Top Gear… about video games” by Yug, the threesome are currently Read more [+]

Call of Duty: World at War 24 Hour Launch Party

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Like most gamers I’m familiar with the Call of Duty series, in fact it’s one of my favourites so when I got the opportunity to go to the launch party for the newest in the series Call of Duty: World at War hosted by Alienware my geek squeal of glee rang out across the land. I arrived at Swinburne University to discover I was 20 minutes late and the place was packed. 100 sweet looking Alienware PCs and 100 Xbox 360 were lined up inside the atrium and everyone single one was occupied by gamers who all looked pleased to finally be playing one of the most anticipated games of the year. Read more [+]

eGames ’08 With Elika

Where last year previously boasted the impressive Assassin’s Creed this year at eGames ’08 Ubisoft presented Prince Of Persia on the main screen to a receptive and always numerous group of onlookers.

Ubisoft presents Prince Of Persia – eGames ’08 Preview

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Release Date – Early December 2008

Platform – XBOX 360, PS3, PC

Being featured both at Ubisoft’s booth and at Sony’s, much play time was had by all including yours truly who was sure to return to get a good feel at how the new Prince and his sexy sidekick Read more [+]

Gaming On In Brisbane

After huge success and a long run in Melbourne, Game On exhibition has already launched here in Brisbane, Queensland Australia for a good three months running November 17th 2008 through to February 15th 2009.

Game On Exhibition – The State Library Of Queensland – Brisbane – November 17th 2008 to February 15th 2009.

Dubbed “A Celebration Of Gaming Culture”, Game On features a huge back log of gaming’s history with an array of consoles and machines dating right back through gaming history.

Not only will a massive array of memorabilia be on display and available for play, but several events will also take place during the course of Game On’s time here in Brisbane.

Be sure to check out OurBrisbane.com for a full list of expo content, ticket prices and special events.


Game On from GameOn Slq on Vimeo

iDEF 08 and the eGames Expo are here!

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The International Digital Entertainment Festival Melbourne 08 (or iDef for short) is on THIS week. Hosting a series of digital entertainment events and activities including the Digital Lifestyle Show, eGames Expo and Develop, an ICT Symposium and Careers Expo, it’s bound to be a great time.

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14 – 16 Nov ’08
Melbourne Exhibition Centre

eGames is the premium video games expo. Having been to every eGames so far and many other gaming events I’m confident in saying is games is not only Australia’s biggest but also it’s best!

Intel eGames Main Stage: Once again this year hosted by Matt & Yug from AustralianGamer.com for the 3rd year in a row! The main stage will feature many panels, events and competitions as well as special appearances by Yahtzee Croshaw (Zero Punctuation) and Jason Hill (The Age, Screenplay). Check out the official site for a full main stage schedule.

Special Guests: Yahtzee Crowshaw (Zero Punctuation), Brian McFadden (Singer/songwriter, former member of Westlife), Craig Lowndes and Jamie Whincup (Team Vodafone V8 Supercar drivers).

Featured Games: Call of Duty: World at War, Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3, Eat Lead: The Return of Matt Hazard, FIFA 09, James Bond: Quantum of Solace, Left 4 Dead, Little Big Planet, Mirror’s Edge, Prince of Persia, and many more. Check out the official site for a full listing of featured games.

Exhibitors: eGames always has great exhibitors and this year is no different. Including big name video game publishers and developers like Atari, Electronic Arts, Infinite Interactive, Microsoft, Nintendo, Sony Computer Entertainment, and Ubisoft. As well as many cool stores, Universities & Tafes, and friends of Space Meat, AustralianGamer.com and ElroyOnline,com. Check out the official site for a full list of exhibitors.

So swing by the eGames Expo and don’t forget to say hi to Jordan and I. Keep an eye on Space Meat for more coverage of the eGames Expo and iDef 08.

Game Connect Asia Pacific 08

Any serious contender in the Australian video game industry will need to get ready for another year of GCAP this November 19 – 22 at the Hilton hotel in Brisbane, Queensland.

With four days of presentations and keynotes from a wide variety of established names in the business there’s something for people from any side of the industry be they a developer, journalist or just an enthusiast.

Speakers such as Epic Games Vice President Jay Wilbur or staff from Sony Computer Entertainment Europe and PopCap Games will give aspiring developers some content to sink their teeth into while presentations from well known personalities such as Yahtzee Croshaw (of Zero Punctuation) and Matt & Yug (of Australian Gamer) will keep each day entertaining.

A program is available online as well as registrations now being open. More info is available at the official site.

Melbourne Gamers Meetup 2

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Join your fellow gamers for some drinks and games at the 4th Official Gamers Meetup (and the 2nd Melbourne one)! Hosted and organised by Australian Gamer and Gamers Events. The whole team from AG will be at this one, various people from eGames and the general Australian gaming community, as well as Jordan and myself.

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Check out the official site for more information.
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Brisbane Gamers Meetup #4

Join your fellow gamers for some drinks and games at the 4th Brisbane Gamers Meetup!

Held at the local chinese restaurant/pool hall/arcade Cybercity 2002 in fortitude Valley, enjoy some cheap dinner then mash buttons on the arcade machines, play some pool, or belt out a tune in our own personal karoke room. BYO Drinks.