The results of the Parliamentary IT Pricing Inquiry come back this week, while a new gaming expo is confirmed for a week before the EB EXPO.
Here’s a roundup of the biggest news this week on MCVuk.com’s sister site MCV Pacific:
- The Parliamentary IT Pricing Inquiry which was launched last year has come back with a raft of recommendations including relaxing laws regarding grey imports, banning geo-blocking and much more as a way of making Australia more competitive with the international market. Of course, it remains to be seen if the government will implement any of these suggestsions.
- A new gaming expo has been announced, the only one of its kind to take place in New Zealand. It'll be the first place down under where consumers will be able to get hands-on with the Xbox One and PS4 side by side. It's called Digital Nationz and will take place in Auckland in late September.
- After being refused classification, local distributor All Interactive Entertainment appealed the Saint's Row IV classification decision. The appeal saw the original refusal upheld, leaving AIE with no choice left but to submit an edited version. This comes off the back of news today that Grand Theft Auto V was passed at R18+ with no edits required, which could force Saint's Row IV into the same launch window as the open world behemoth.
- Submissions are now open for panels, talks and more for the game development conference Game Connect Asia Pacific, which is set to take place in late October.
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