PAX Australia was at the Melbourne Convention Centre and it’s so easy to get to from the airport.
Basically I took a Skybus to the city and from there you could either take a city hotel shuttle or pretty much just walk.
Anyway this was my first ever PAX! So yay.
It ran for three days and it’s purely a gaming convention with panels, competitions and well, gaming.
It’s very exciting if you like games, really. Also, the cosplay scene is much more ‘chill’ compared to Singapore but the gaming scene is more intense because this is like THE gaming convention event of the year.
From digital to analogue, it was pretty much play time or get gear for your gaming.
It is the Winter Solstice, and naughty elves have spirited Santa Claus away. Without him to spread the Christmas cheer, winter will never end, and spring will never come. The clock is ticking. Can you find him before the day is over, or will the world be locked in darkness forever?
It’s an escape game run by The Guild in conjunction with *SCAPE’s Naughty Or Nice fair from 9-11 December.
In these three days, the sessions for the game runs at 12pm, 3pm and 6pm.
The morning of when pokemon was released in Singapore, I actually dreamed of it and went “Huh, I dreamt that Pokego go released secretly in one morning” but I had a feeling it was that day.
And then… it really was.
Which is a nice coincidence. Anyway! It’s amusing to see that many people are coming out in twos, threes or in little groups as they walk about together.
There’s so many posts about it but eh, here’s my tips for you to pokego in Singapore.
Free wifi in malls, banks, Starbucks, McD’s etc. You don’t have to use your data if you’re gonna sit in a mall. Just log on.
NTUC and malls (well, hospitals too but if you’re there then uh, please take care of your health or the person you’re visiting instead) have free charging points. You can charge your phone but you have to leave it in the little ‘charging corner thing’ OR charge your powerbank. MRTs have free charging stations too for your devices. Don’t be a douchecanoe, don’t hog the charging points if there aren’t many. People might need to charge their phones to contact people in emergency.
Stop standing in the middle of nowhere. Switch off AR to catch the pokemon since it’ll stop it from ‘moving’ about and easier for your to throw them pokeballs. Do this discreetly like you’re whatsapping. You can walk and swipe it up. If you want to park, park yourself near walls and away from people to prevent yourself from bumping into them.
Bring water if you’re going to walk a long while. If you want to hatch a poke-egg with 2km or 5km. Maybe you should check out the running routes available in SG so you can have nice scenery too. The usual races in SG are 5km for basics too so WOOH, you can even join a run or something.
Look where you are going. Like oh mein Gott. LOOK WHERE YOU ARE GOING. Don’t be a noob.
Help out younger players or like, look after them that they aren’t going where they’re not supposed to be. Do the neighbourhood pal thing and whatnot, they’re excited pokemon trainers too.
Check out offers!! Malls, cafes, restaurants are now providing discounts for poketrainers or you can win vouchers and stuff. Just look about, sometimes they will have some soooo why not make the best of it? Heh.
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Life is Strange. And I mean Life is Strange the game. It’s a 5 episode game and right now at the time of the post only the first and second episode is out. 2 episodes and then I bought an Instax camera.
Alright, I wasn’t really influenced by the game to buy the camera but it was in my list of things I wanted to get for myself/work because I kept borrowing Instaxes from others. Life is Strange just merely made me go “Yes. I’m going to get this now”.
How is it so far? It’s freaking cinematic and the sound track makes it as if you’re in a movie as you play as Max Caulfield.
Basically, you can rewind time and since this is a Squeenix (Square Enix as others might call it) and Dontnod game, there’s nosebleeds and headaches and me going “NOOOoooo!”.
It’s a mystery we’re all trying to figure out and it’s just two episodes now. One episode can just last around a few hours or an afternoon so it’s really like watching an episode of some drama but with cinematic features and interactivity.
You might like the background music too because it’s what makes the whole thing complete.