16 Awesome Things We Saw At This Year's PAX Australia

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Intel’s 8th Gen Processors

Intel didn’t just offer attendees the chance to experience the new Survios VR experience, it gave them a first-hand look at the company’s newest eighth-generation processors. Intel also let attendees test-drive an Intel Core i9 processor through a unique VR experience that saw them hop behind the wheel of a fully race-worthy car.

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Rocket League and PUBG

As well as showing off their hardware and giving away prizes via the tried-and-tested method of gaming-themed trivia, Nvidia and MSI also hosted a number of stage events that saw attendees get to play games like PUBG and Rocket League alongside professional streamers and influencers.

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Nvidia’s MAX-Q Gaming Notebooks

Nvidia didn’t just bring their latest GeForce GTX 10 series desktop GPUs and G-Sync HDR monitors to PAX Australia 2017, they also us the chance to get in some hands-on time with the brands’ new Max-Q laptops to see if they live up to the hype as the thinnest, fastest, and coolest portable gaming devices around

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Razer’s new streaming gear

Hot off the heels of their official announcement at this week’s TwitchCon 2017, gaming tech brand Razer brought their brand new Razer streamer-ready Kiyo webcam and Seirēn X microphone for fans to go hands on with.

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Dumb Ways To Die (In VR)

Just when you had gotten its catchy jingle out of your head, Metro Trains resurrected their viral awareness campaign “Dumb Ways To Die” - this time in VR.

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Read more: In Pictures: PAX Australia, Day Three

PAX Australia attendees were able to immerse themselves in the “a-gore-able” world of DumbVR and - if they wanted to know more - attend a panel hosted by the game’s developers to learn more about the origins of the project.

Intel’s 8th Gen Processors, Overclocked

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HWBOT, Intel, Seasonic and Aorus combined their powers to host an exclusive event on the Saturday evening called ‘Performance Matters’. The event gave attendees the chance to see a live overclocking show from renowned taiwanese Overclocker HiCookie.

Star Wars AR Experience

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Along with their Legion gaming brand, this year’s PAX Australia also saw Lenovo show off their Star Wars Jedi Challenges augmented reality experience. It was the last chance for players to give the experience a try ahead of its November launch, when it will presumably sell out faster than premiere night tickets for The Last Jedi.

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