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Fortnite for a Game Truck party?

At the moment the single most common question I get on having Game Truck parties is, 'can we play Fortnite?' Fortnite (especially its iconic Battle Royale mode) is definitely the hottest game out at the moment, and we'll review it soon to explore why this is the case. But when it comes to playing it in the Game Truck, unfortunately the answer is no, and there a ...

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Life After Minecraft: 5 games for the fading Minecraft fan

Although Minecraft might still be new to some of us, it does have 100 million copies in the wild, having sold over 50,000 copies per day in 2016. Even so, individual gamers do eventually lose the love for Minecraft. Often they get to the age of 12 or 13 and it feels a little bit kiddy - they want something bit more grownup and exciting (even if they rediscover the ...

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Review: Minecraft (Xbox One)

Sure, Minecraft has been around since 2011, but it's never too late for a good review, right? In particular, lots of customers and friends of Game Truck Australia are still asking about Minecraft - what is and how it works, and we are well positioned to help contribute to that conversation. Furthermore, lots of changes have happened to Minecraft since its first ...

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Recreating ‘The Cave': Reliving Childhood

Imagine the excitement of recreating a formative experience from your own childhood for kids from the next generation; that's what I had last night. When I was around 6 or 7, our family would regularly go to the Parafield Gardens Community Club for a meal: we had friends there, but it wasn't all that exciting for us kids (bar the prawn cocktails). That was until ...

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How do I get out of a hole in Minecraft?! (Ask a Gamer 9)

Getting stuck in a hole is the single most common problem for beginning Minecraft players in the Truck, and it can cause a lot of grief especially if you don't know how to help them out! I was asked this on a private message last night (thanks to Michael for the question): So there are a few basic principles which should help you out, literally and figurativ...

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Ask a Gamer 6: Games in Schools

From a former student and now-teacher friend of mine: I have been wondering about gaming and education, particularly because I suspect that gaming is the only technology that is actually 'revolutionary' in term of education; all the other multitudinous ways that technology is great in schools has allowed for changes in degrees rather than kind - so, blogs are a ...

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Minecraft and Teamwork

Gaming isn't all beer and skittles, sometimes. As many parents know, Minecraft in particular can be the source of just as much grief as joy. I've written before about griefing and its dangers, but recently I experienced a different challenge in facilitating fun friendly gaming with Minecraft.In short, playing Minecraft with others, especially on split screen, ...

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TDU Report: Awesome!

So lots of people are asking me how the Santos Tour Down Under went so I thought I'd just let you all know. In short, it was an amazing experience. The scale and scope of the event caused some pre-event jitters, but it all came off very smoothly with record numbers of players going through the Game Truck. The Game Truck was present at two of the key days at ...

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Ask a Gamer 2: What is ‘griefing’?

The number one rule at Game Truck Australia parties is 'No Griefing', and while the kids reluctantly nod, parents often ask, 'what's griefing'? Great question, and one I'm happy to answer. The Minecraft Wiki defines griefing as: Griefing is the act of irritating and angering people in video games through the use of destruction, construction, or social engineerin...

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Learning Through Game Development: PAX Aus Report

With my interest in game-based learning I ran to such panels at PAX this year, and one of the most exciting was the Australian STEM Video Game Challenge panel. Featuring a panel of experts in both game development and education, the panel was combined with an award ceremony for school students getting in some early experience in game development. The first ...

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