PC Mag Australia: Aussie STEM prize winners establish scholarship

Josh Caratelli and Liam McLachlan took out the top prize at the Australian STEM Video Game Challenge for their Unreal-based game Smog Game which earlier this week we said was worthy of playing with the big guys at PAX 2015. But it’s what these Year 12 students did next that got our attention. They donatedContinue reading “PC Mag Australia: Aussie STEM prize winners establish scholarship”

PC Mag Australia: Kids take on the pros at Australian STEM games challenge

This year PAX Australia played host to the awards ceremony for the first Inaugural Australian STEM Games Challenge, which attracted over 550 school-aged participants to create their own games that were “interactive, stimulating and meaningful.” These games were easily as good as some indies already on the market; and I don’t mean any disservice toContinue reading “PC Mag Australia: Kids take on the pros at Australian STEM games challenge”

PC Mag Australia: PAX in the age of Gamer Gate

The gaming industry held its breath this weekend as gamers, developers and journos of Australia flocked to Melbourne for the Penny Arcade Expo. There was an air of excitement in the more serious panels. Politics, education, journalism, parenting, medical care, LGBT representation; the sessions were well-attended and the audience were keen to make a differenceContinue reading “PC Mag Australia: PAX in the age of Gamer Gate”

Why Should I Care About Sexism in the Gaming Industry?

I’ve never considered myself much of a feminist. Sure, I believe women can do anything men can, and should be allowed to if they so desire. And yes, there were times when I fought my way to be allowed onto the primary school boys cricket team – not for equal rights but because I wantedContinue reading “Why Should I Care About Sexism in the Gaming Industry?”