Entries in 'australian' (18)

Bethesda establishes Australian publishing office

Bethesda establishes Australian publishing office

ZeniMax owned Skyrim publisher Bethesda has set up camp in Sydney.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 2nd 2013 at 1:34PM in News
UPDATED: Saints Row IV refused Australian classification for a second time

UPDATED: Saints Row IV refused Australian classification for a second time

Deep Silver’s Saints Row IV has once again been blocked from release in Australia.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 30th 2013 at 9:55AM in News
Aussie Parliament OK's R18+ classification

Aussie Parliament OK's R18+ classification

Adult-themed games look set to finally get an official route into the Australian market.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 18th 2012 at 2:37PM in News
Australian retailer apologises for bungled sale

Australian retailer apologises for bungled sale

Electronics retailer Dick Smith has apologised to customers after running a sale with little stock, by slashing the price of its games.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Apr 11th 2012 at 9:53AM in News

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Anomalous Interactive launch Slingshot Justice for iOS

Anomalous Interactive launch Slingshot Justice for iOS

Anomalous Interactive, an indie developer from Melbourne, has announced the release of its first game: Slingshot Justice. The title is a point and click arcade shooter which sees a schoolyard ...

Leigh Harris
by Leigh Harris
on Jul 15th 2011 at 6:42AM in News
I Am Alive is alive

I Am Alive is alive

It looks like Ubisoft's console title I Am Alive could be closer to release than expected.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 29th 2011 at 10:33AM in News
Aussie devs halted by floods

Aussie devs halted by floods

The thriving game development cluster in Queensland has been severely disrupted by widespread flooding across the Australian state.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 13th 2011 at 11:59AM in News
AUS: PS3 hits 850k sales

AUS: PS3 hits 850k sales

Sony is beating its chest after hitting a brand new sales milestone in Australia.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 18th 2010 at 4:37PM in News

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AUS: Atkinson replacement supports R18+

AUS: Atkinson replacement supports R18+

The man who will be filling the shoes of the outgoing South Australian Attorney-General Michael Atkinson is said to be in favour of the introduction of an R18+ age rating ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 26th 2010 at 4:59PM in News
Death threats in Aussie R18+ debate

Death threats in Aussie R18+ debate

With the Australian government having finally opened up the debate on violent games, and in turn paved the way for a possible R18+ rating to be introduced, South Australian attorney ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 20th 2010 at 4:11PM in News
AUS: Aliens vs Predator granted release

AUS: Aliens vs Predator granted release

Having previously been banned from release by the famously strict Australian Classification Board, Sega has now confirmed that its Aliens vs Predator will be granted a MA15+ certificate and an ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 18th 2009 at 10:26AM in News
AUS: Mature games to be discussed

AUS: Mature games to be discussed

The Australian government has at last opened up the debate on whether or not its classification system should be restructured to accommodate adult or mature video games.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 15th 2009 at 9:39AM in News

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AUS: Jaffe slams censors

AUS: Jaffe slams censors

Hot on the heels of the Australian government’s decision to ban Sega’s Aliens vs. Predator from sale in the territory – and the subsequent statement of protest from developer Rebellion ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 8th 2009 at 11:49AM in News
AUSTRALIA: Market jumps 47.8% in 2008

AUSTRALIA: Market jumps 47.8% in 2008

New data from market research body OzToys has claimed that the Australian video games market grew by an impressive 47.8 per cent year-on-year in 2008, hitting a total value of ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 6th 2009 at 3:18PM in News
Further job cuts rumoured at EA

Further job cuts rumoured at EA

The EA rumour mill has continued to grind this morning with talk of further lay offs in both Canada and Australia.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 30th 2009 at 10:00AM in News
AUSTRALIA: MadWorld granted release

AUSTRALIA: MadWorld granted release

MadWorld, Platinum Games’ ultra stylised and ultra-violent title heading to the Wii later this year, has surprisingly survived its submission with the famously strict Australian OFLC and has been granted ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 19th 2009 at 2:56PM in News

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AUSTRALIA: Fallout 3 granted release

AUSTRALIA: Fallout 3 granted release

News that the Australian games regulators had banned Bethesda’s next-gen RPG Fallout 3 from release were not received well by gamers Down Under – so the news that the game ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 1st 2008 at 3:29PM in News
AUSSIE CHARTS: Bioshock holds firm at No.1

AUSSIE CHARTS: Bioshock holds firm at No.1

The Xbox 360 SKU of Bioshock remains top of the Australian all formats chart this week, with the PC version also sitting pretty in fifth.

Sony’s Singstar 90s also enjoys ...
by Tim Ingham
on Sep 10th 2007 at 4:13PM in News