Quarter Arcades Galaga ¼ Scale Arcade Replica

Whoa, seemingly out of nowhere we get the biggest surprise (so far) of 2019 – The latest Numskull Designs Quarter Arcades GALAGA ¼ scale arcade replica machine is coming to Australia!

We were totally blown away with their Pac-Man ¼ scale machine (which we got to play at PAX Aus 2018), so to say we can’t wait to play their Galaga machine would be a gross understatement.

The new Galaga ¼ scale arcade machine is currently available for pre-order (AU$278) via EB Games Australia!

Who is in? Let us know on Twitter or Facebook.

image source: EB Games Australia

ReedPOP & EB Games partner up for PAX Aus 2018 featuring EB Expo

THIS IS BIG NEWS PEEPS!

PAX Aus and EB Expo, the biggest gaming shows in the southern hemisphere, are teaming up to create the ultimate celebration of games and gaming culture at PAX Aus 2018.

This partnership will bring the world-class features of EB Expo to PAX Aus and include a dedicated area for the biggest game publishers to showcase upcoming titles, developer presentations, and Australia’s biggest pop-up EB Games store.

PAX Aus will take place from 26-28 Oct. at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre and feature games and content from over 180 companies from around the world.

PS: Don’t stress, the Classic Gaming Area will return again at PAX Aus 2018!

 

Nintendo Labo: Make, Play, Discover

The big news of the day has to be the announcement of Nintendo Labo, a brand new build and play interactive experience for your Nintendo Switch! From piano to motorbike, a robot and much more, each Toy-Con comes to life when combined with the mighty Switch.

Don’t believe us, then check out the trailer below. Basically, this cardboard tech will tickle your creative bone, we just hope that it could somehow be integrated with our PinBox 3000 😉

Nintendo announced two Toy-Con kits (Variety and Robot) with a Customisation Set that will provide handy materials, like stencils, stickers and tape. Nintendo Labo kits will be available on April 20 in Australia. So, what’s the verdict?


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image source: Lil-Ausretrogamer’s PinBox 3000!

2015 Supanova Pop Culture Expo – Melbourne

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The 2015 Supanova Pop Culture Expo began at the Royal Melbourne Showgrounds last weekend (10-12 April) (followed by Gold Coast 17-19 Apr, Sydney 19-21 Jun, Perth 26-28 Jun, Adelaide 20-22 Nov and Brisbane 27-29 Nov). Ausretrogamer and I visited primarily to watch the Australian 2015 Timezone Supanova Pinball Championship: Victorian State Final, but we could not resist checking out all the other geeky delights on offer.

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Celebrities

There was a plethora of cool celebrities for autographs and photos – Christopher Lloyd, James Cosmo, George Takei, Charisma Carpenter, James Marsters, Dolph Lundgren and John Jarratt to name a few!

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Cosplay

We spotted some awesome cosplay in real life (and on twitter).

It’s not a great photo, but this was my favourite cosplay – the Belcher kids from Bob’s Burgers in Halloween costumes (Tina as a Mummy Mommy, Louise as Edward Scissorhands & Gene as Queen Latifah).
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An awesome display by the Mandalorian Mercs
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All the Robins
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MYAAH!!
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Katarina from LoL – beautiful!
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A very cool Marceline, the Vampire Queen
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Skull Kid vs. Link
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 Braaaains!
A terrifyingly-realistic zombie advertising the Oz Apocalypse Zombie Apocalypse Survival Game
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Marvel-ous Cosplay!
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The Exhibition Hall

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There was a lot going on in the Exhibition Hall including the WETA Workshop booth, a De Lorean for photos, Australasian Wrestling Federation matches, Popcultcha and EB Games stores, the Australian 2015 Timezone Supanova Pinball Championship: Victorian State Final, and many artists.

Ausretrogamer met Gollum at the WETA Workshop booth!
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Terminator v Superman
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A life-size Incredible Hulk!
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… And life-size Iron Man Hulkbuster Armor
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Have your photo taken in a real De Lorean
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The wrestling matches drew huge crowds
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The Australian Pinball League‘s  the Australian 2015 Timezone Supanova Pinball Championship also generated a lot of interest
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A beautiful art book by Anthony Christouart bookShop till you drop!
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Events

There were plenty of seminars, workshops and screenings (see the program for full details).

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The verdict

We had a great time, see you next year Supanova!

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msausretrogamerMs. ausretrogamer
Editor and Researcher at ausretrogamer – The Australian Retro Gamer E-Zine. Lover of science fiction, fashion, books, movies and TV. Player of games, old and new.

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The Thrill Of The Chase: Roaming In Melbourne

Work can be a damn bore. To break the monotony of doing that sales forecast report that is due by the end of the week, we use our lunch-break as a sanctuary to get away from it all.

My lunch break shenanigans had me traversing the city, looking for gaming and pop culture gear in particular. I was pleased to find a number of Nintendo and Namco goodies – from t-shirts and hoodies, to board-games, figurines and pool cues!

Seems as though my timing was quite good, as there were discounts and two-for-one deals throughout the stores – as if I needed more temptation! Shop on!

The coolest NES tee!
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Coolest Nintendo backpacks ever!
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The coolest Zelda tee!
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A super Super Mario!
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The coolest Mario tee!
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Nintendo has too many temptations
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Are you a Nintendo gamer? Then you need to wear this!
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The Nintendo Console History Timeline – where it started
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The Nintendo Console History Timeline – the 90s and early 2000s era
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You’ll be a Mega Man or a Mega Woman if you wear this!
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I want to play pool with these Pac-Man balls!
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Compliment your Pac-Man pool balls with this Pac-Man cue!
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37 years on, and Space Invaders is still relevant!
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 Lots of drool-worthy tees on this wall!
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Let there be light!
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Everyone needs Indy in their life
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If Nintendo can do it, so can Namco!
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EB Games Expo Sydney 2013

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Lock up your dogs, give your cats to your mum, EB Games Expo Sydney 2013 is coming this October, from Friday 4th to Sunday the 6th!

Tickets have already gone on sale to Australia’s biggest and best gaming event, and by the looks of it, you better be quick, as they are going faster than Usain Bolt in a 100m sprint!

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Making a return to its home at the Sydney Showgrounds, EB Games Expo 2013 will feature exhibitions of the hottest games from the biggest brands in gaming. Showcased in an exhibition hall bigger than two football fields, the Expo truly has to be seen to be believed. For more information on this huge event, check out the EB Games Events Team press release 

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Tickets for the EB Games Expo 2013 are on sale right now, get them at all EB Games stores, online store or Ticketek . General admission prices are the same as 2012, however the organisers have also introduced a new discounted 4 person multiplayer pass for both the Friday and Saturday twilight sessions. You better hurry up before they are all snapped up!

All images sourced from and remain the property of EB Games Expo 2013