SCORE WARS: Galaga World Championship

Consider yourself a top Galaga player? Then you only have till March 1 to qualify for a chance to be flown over to Score Wars (in Sante Fe, New Mexico) by Meow Wolf to compete for the $10,000 top prize!

So what are you waiting for, get on over to the Score Wars website now to register your high score!

source: Score Wars


The Classic PAX Aus 2017 Ticket Giveaway


Wanna go to PAX Aus 2017? Do you want an easy way to enter a ticket giveaway? If you answered yes to both of these questions, then you are in luck!

Thanks to our great friends at PAX Aus, we have 3 x double passes for Sunday (October 29) to attend one of the biggest and best gaming events in the southern hemisphere. To score one of these double passes all you have to do is tweet us your favourite retro gaming item(s) – be it a console, computer, game or accessory, we want to see what tickles your nostalgic nerve. Don’t forget to tag us in your tweet and use the hashtags #PAXAus and #ausretrogamer.

It doesn’t get any easier than that! So get cracking on photographing those retro gaming items, as entries close on October 4th at 8:00pm!

If you need convincing of how great PAX Aus is, then check out last year’s event.

For those of you that like to read T&Cs, here are the finer details of this most awesome giveaway:

  • Entries open to Australian residents only
  • Entries close on Wednesday October 4, 2017 at 8:00pm
  • To enter the giveaway, tweet us your retro gaming photos with the appropriate hashtags (#PAXAus and #ausretrogamer) and tag @ausretrogamer and @PAXAus
  • Entrants must follow ausretrogamer (to receive a DM if you are the winner!)
  • Winners will be notified via Direct Message (DM)
  • Winners will receive their tickets in the post (via Australia Post)
  • The winners (if interstate) will be responsible in arranging their own transport and accommodation in Melbourne

PAX Aus 2017 is on from October 27 to 29 at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. Tickets / Badges are available here.


Oz Comic-Con Melbourne 2017 Ticket Giveaway!


Hey peeps, Oz Comic-Con is coming to Melbourne on July 1 and 2!

Thanks to the awesome folks at Oz Comic-Con, we are thrilled to be giving away two double 2-day passes. So what do you need to do to win this fantastic prize?

Simply subscribe to our newsletter, then email us at [email protected] to confirm your entry. We’ll be choosing the two lucky winners at random on Monday, June 26 (entries close at midday)! Oh yeah, one final bit of info, you will need to find your own way (and accommodation) to Melbourne.

At the conclusion of the giveaway, the winners details will be provided to Oz Comic-Con. The winners names will then be placed on the door list at the Media Check-In Desk, where they will be able to collect their wristbands for entry. If the winners are outside of Melbourne, then they are responsible for their own transport and accommodation.

If you need any convincing, just check out the highlights from Oz Comic-Con Melbourne 2016.

image source: Oz Comic-Con


Oz Comic-Con Ticket Giveaway

OCC2015-LogoAs we get closer to the start of Oz Comic-Con Melbourne (June 11 and 12), we are getting quite excited at all the fun we are going to have! If you missed out on getting tickets to Oz Comic-Con, then you are in luck!

Together with the good folks at Oz Comic-Con, we are giving away a family pass to either the Melbourne, Sydney or Brisbane events – it will be the winner’s choice!

For your chance to win the family pass to Oz Comic-Con, make sure you like our Facebook page and like and share the post about the competition. It is that easy! Make sure you hurry, the competition closes at midday on June 5.

At the conclusion of the competition, the winner’s details will be provided to Oz Comic-Con. The winner will then be issued a promotion code to claim their tickets online. If the winner wants to attend the Melbourne show the code will be provided at the end of this competition. If the winner wants to attend Sydney or Brisbane the code will be sent in June once tickets are on sale for those cities.



OCC2015-Cosplay2image source: Oz Comic-Con


C64 SEUCK Competition 2015

SEUCK_Comp_2015_headerThe voting has opened for the 2015 C64 S.E.U.C.K. Competition! The coders that slaved over their creations for your gaming pleasure, now need you to cast your vote. You have some very important decisions to make! Who deserves your vote?

Once again, this year is full of great SEUCK (Shoot’Em Up Construction Kit) game creations, from Ant Stiller‘s awesome Abyssonaut, to Alf Yngve’s GigaBlast, the decision to pick the best is going to be extremely difficult. If you haven’t already, please download each contender’s game to experience them for yourself and then cast your all important vote. Have fun, and as usual, your vote counts, so hop to it!

SEUCK_Comp_Contenderssource: TND – The New Dimension 64

The River Raid Champion of PAX Aus 2014

They say that the Melbourne Cup (horse race) stops the nation, but last weekend at PAX Aus, it was Rob Caporetto that stopped every contender by becoming the C64 River Raid champion.

Just like the favourites in the famous horse race, Rob was a sure thing for the River Raid high score challenge. His favouritism provided modest odds, but I still put the house as surety of his win.

To ensure there was a level playing field, the contestants were using a Wico Boss joystick. Rob managed to amass a respectable high score of 36,520 with many bridges crossed. I am sure Carol Shaw would have been proud, if she’d been there.

Well done Rob!