Australian Senator Scott Ludlam has just rolled a marble off a cliff to its doom. He’s trying out the third-person VR indie game, Marble Mountain, and it’s not going well

The gaming convention PAX Australia in Melbourne is perhaps the only venue where you’ll see a politician in a virtual reality headset, using a console to roll a tiny cowboy hat-wearing marble. It’s the perfect place for Ludlam, however — an Australian politician gamers are actually glad to see in their world

Walking the corridors of PAX on Oct. 31, the Australian Greens senator is stopped constantly by young men in Doom T-shirts and mums with kids clutching light sabres who want to thank him for his advocacy on technology issues. Read more…

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An afternoon playing video games at PAX with Australia’s nerdiest senator