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It's a highlight of PAX Australia, and this year Australian and New Zealander Developers put forward almost 100 games with hopes to be included in the Indie showcase. A panel of games industry professionals judged each title on style, gameplay, innovation, and overall experience to choose the six stand-outs who would ultimately make it onto the show floor.

So without any further waffle - here are the winners!

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Now this is guaranteed to be a magic experience: two full hours of a full orchestra and choir performing a reimagined score from The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD, and The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D, also paying homage to classics The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D and The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, all under the roof of the Sydney Opera House.

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My experience with StarCraft was probably the stupidest possible: I really liked the books. Sure, I played the games, but mostly I played single-player because I was not very good, and enjoyed the story. But for some reason, it was Sarah Kerrigan's tale told through the novelisation that resonated with me the most.

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Jobs don’t grow on trees. Especially dream jobs. Especially jobs at EB Games.

For many, getting a job at EB Games is a way to translate a hobby into a career, to do work in an industry that they already love. But getting a job at EB Games isn’t easy.

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If you’re looking for a hidden object game on the App Store or Google Play, there are literally hundreds of different takes on the idea. The premise of these games is simple. You’re presented with a screen which you then tap to uncover hidden objects. They're Where’s Wally? games for a generation brought up on tablets instead of books. Here are three brilliant ones you can finish in two hours.

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In one of those wonderful romantic gestures you usually only read about, Aussie game developer Jackson Frew made a video game for his girlfriend.

"It was a top-down game, walking through a museum with photos of us on the walls and a message at the end wishing her a happy anniversary," he told Kotaku.

Frew thought this might be something that other people would like to do for their partners as well, and so - Heart2Game was born.