World first! Unpacking Game On 2.0

June 30, 2010

Many J-OMG readers would have attended, or at least read about Game On. It’s a ‘history of gaming’ travelling show that originated at The Barbican museum in London.

The new 2.0 version of Game On is about to celebrate its world debut in Inveresk (Launceston, Tasmania) this Saturday. After that, it’s going to Greece. Following that… USA? UK? ASIA?

Oh, and that “2.0″ isn’t some ‘marketing’ thing. The whole show has been updated. (NEW GAMES!)

This week, we’ll be doing a bit of a ‘Game On frenzy’ at J-OMG.

Let’s kick things off with the world’s first look… behind-the-scenes at Game On 2.0!

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It’s the Pacmagna Carta!

June 24, 2010

Wow.

Pacman creator Toru Iwatani is in Holland to speak at The Festival of Games, and Dutch Gamedev magazine CONTROL has an amazing exclusive.

A peek at Iwatani’s original sketchbook for Pacman.

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Day Us Ecks – Judge it by its cover

June 23, 2010

It’s been 10 years since the fantastic FPS/RPS/Conspiracy thriller Deus Ex was released on PC.

RockPaperShotgun is all over it, and on Steam you can grab the original (classic) for just US$2.50, and the sequel (not so classic) for the same amount.

Actually, having a look at that Steam page made me notice something I hadn’t seen before.

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E3? That was my favourite shot in Battleships…

June 17, 2010

JustOneMoreGame - e3 2010 header

If you’re into retro, indie or coinop gaming, E3 isn’t usually for you.
But this year’s event had a few little retro-esque highlights worth sharing…

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Sydneysiders have no (pin)balls in 2010

June 2, 2010

Last year’s inaugural Sydney Pinball Expo wasn’t perfect, but it generated morepinball coverage‘ in Australia, than anything else has in recent memory.

In recent months, the organisers have shared a few of their ideas for 2010. A larger venue, more exhibitors, international guests… but sadly, we’ll now have to wait till 2011.

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