Sega Studios Oz is closing its doors, an automated classification system is on the way, and several people played music chairs.
- Sega Studios Australia (formerly Creative Assembly), the creators of Medieval II: Total War and more recently the London 2012 Olympics game will be closing its doors for good this August.
- Minister for Home Affairs Jason Clare has stated that he intends to abide by the Australian Law Reform Commission's findings and implement an automated classification system for titles which do not warrant an MA15+ or R18+ age rating.
- Riot Games (League of Legends) is opening a Sydney office, and has a couple of job openings going.
- Laura Parker, the winner of MCV Pacific's Journalist of the Year Award in 2011, has left her five year stint at GameSpot behind.
- Adrien Fromion joins Mindscape Asia Pacific from EA Latin America.
- Daniel Golding, who started the games coverage at prominent Australian news site Crikey, has moved to start games coverage at ABC Arts.
- Release dates and pricing have been confirmed for two previously unclassified games which have benefitted from the R18+ age rating: Mortal Kombat: Komplete Edition and The Walking Dead.