Entries in 'MCV Pacific' (254)

Videogame storyteller coming to Aus for Multi-platform Clinic

Videogame storyteller coming to Aus for Multi-platform Clinic

Matt Costello, writer of the Pirates of the Carribean 3 game and co-writer of Just Cause and RAGE, has been announced as a mentor for a multi-platform clinic.

Leigh Harris
by Leigh Harris
on Sep 26th 2011 at 11:26PM in News
EB EXPO countdown begins...

EB EXPO countdown begins...

Australia's largest ever videogame convention, the EB EXPO, is taking place in less than 3 weeks on the Gold Coast, and boasts a huge lineup of major titles and developers.

Leigh Harris
by Leigh Harris
on Sep 26th 2011 at 11:07PM in News
Supanova visits Brisbane again in November

Supanova visits Brisbane again in November

The Australian pop culture expo Supanova is set to have its biggest year yet, and is looking to return to Brisbane for a second show in November.

Leigh Harris
by Leigh Harris
on Sep 25th 2011 at 11:28PM in News
Games out this week in ANZ...

Games out this week in ANZ...

Key releases this week are FIFA 12 on many platforms, nostalgic PS3 exclusive releases Ico & Shadow of the Colossus and God of War Collection, plus Aussie-developed Escape Vektor for ...

Leigh Harris
by Leigh Harris
on Sep 25th 2011 at 11:25PM in News

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iGEA backs AU's first National Cultural Policy in almost 20 years

iGEA backs AU's first National Cultural Policy in almost 20 years

Senator Kate Lundy is set to chair a public policy consultation which will directly impact the digital media and interactive entertainment sector.

Leigh Harris
by Leigh Harris
on Sep 25th 2011 at 11:24PM in News
ANZ details on Call of Duty: Elite arrive

ANZ details on Call of Duty: Elite arrive

Local pricing and details for the Call of Duty: Elite service have emerged, with special deals for people who sign up at launch.

Leigh Harris
by Leigh Harris
on Sep 23rd 2011 at 3:19AM in News
Aussie game devs fight cerebral palsy

Aussie game devs fight cerebral palsy

Adelaide Now is reporting that Flinders University developers are creating games which are aimed at helping the children with cerebral palsy restore their hand function.

Leigh Harris
by Leigh Harris
on Sep 23rd 2011 at 3:09AM in News
Rob Bowling Part 2: Games are 'more diverse than ever'

Rob Bowling Part 2: Games are 'more diverse than ever'

Following on from Wednesday, Rob Bowling, creative strategist at Infinity Ward, discusses Modern Warfare 3 multiplayer and the size and scope of modern games.

Leigh Harris
by Leigh Harris
on Sep 23rd 2011 at 2:58AM in News

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Flame Red 3DS now available in Australia and New Zealand

Flame Red 3DS now available in Australia and New Zealand

The all new Flame Red 3DS has launched in Australia and New Zealand today, adding to the already available Aqua Blue and Cosmos Black options.

Leigh Harris
by Leigh Harris
on Sep 22nd 2011 at 7:52AM in News
3 Blokes releases Galactic Allies, Facebook MMO

3 Blokes releases Galactic Allies, Facebook MMO

Brisbane-based developer 3 Blokes Studios has today released Galactic Allies, sequel to its Facebook MMO hit Galactic Trader.

Leigh Harris
by Leigh Harris
on Sep 22nd 2011 at 7:40AM in News
Tim Willits Part 3 - Games are 'too hit-driven and it's getting worse'

Tim Willits Part 3 - Games are 'too hit-driven and it's getting worse'

In the final part of MCV's discussion with id Software creative director Tim Willits, we discuss idTech, the hit-driven nature of games and RAGE post-launch support.

Leigh Harris
by Leigh Harris
on Sep 22nd 2011 at 7:07AM in News
IGDA feels 'misrepresented' in Financial Review's grim portrait

IGDA feels 'misrepresented' in Financial Review's grim portrait

The recent shutting down of EA's Visceral Studios in Melbourne has led to coverage of the industry which makes the situation look overly bleak, and may not represent a realistic ...

Leigh Harris
by Leigh Harris
on Sep 21st 2011 at 7:32AM in News

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INTERVIEW: Rob Bowling Part 1: 'We compete with ourselves'

INTERVIEW: Rob Bowling Part 1: 'We compete with ourselves'

Activision Blizzard recently held a press event where MCV went hands-on with the superb multiplayer of CoD: Modern Warfare 3 and interviewed creative strategist Rob Bowling.

Leigh Harris
by Leigh Harris
on Sep 21st 2011 at 2:20AM in News
Australian digital content to require more scrutiny?

Australian digital content to require more scrutiny?

The Australian has reported that an inquiry into the future communications landscape is suggesting regulation of digital content in Australia.

Leigh Harris
by Leigh Harris
on Sep 21st 2011 at 1:51AM in News
Tim Willits Part 2: 'Single player games and MMOs will converge'

Tim Willits Part 2: 'Single player games and MMOs will converge'

Following on from Part 1 of MCV Pacific's interview with Tim Willits, creative director of RAGE at id Software, Tim discusses player agency, animations and the future of games.

Leigh Harris
by Leigh Harris
on Sep 20th 2011 at 2:50AM in News
Sonic running for charity

Sonic running for charity

SEGA has announced that Sonic the Hedgehog himself will be running for charity in the 2011 Rebel Sport Run4Fun challenge on 6th November.

Leigh Harris
by Leigh Harris
on Sep 20th 2011 at 1:17AM in News

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EA's Visceral Melbourne studio closes

EA's Visceral Melbourne studio closes

Yet more sad news for the Australian game development community, as EA's Visceral Melbourne studio closes its doors.

Leigh Harris
by Leigh Harris
on Sep 20th 2011 at 12:59AM in News
Games out this week in ANZ...

Games out this week in ANZ...

Gears of War 3 is leading the charge this week, followed by the new codemasters racing sim F1 2012 and Bleach: Soul Ressurection.

Leigh Harris
by Leigh Harris
on Sep 19th 2011 at 7:18AM in News
Videogame crowdfunding service Alphafunding announced

Videogame crowdfunding service Alphafunding announced

PC digital distribution service Desura has launched Alphafunding, a crowdsourcing mechanism for funding indie game development projects.

Leigh Harris
by Leigh Harris
on Sep 19th 2011 at 6:52AM in News
New Aussie mag JumpButton launches

New Aussie mag JumpButton launches

Drew Taylor has launched issue #0 of JumpButton, a new Australian magazine which focuses on the art and substance of videogame culture.

Leigh Harris
by Leigh Harris
on Sep 19th 2011 at 2:13AM in News
EB Games MacArthur Square to host Gears of War 3 media launch

EB Games MacArthur Square to host Gears of War 3 media launch

Microsoft has announced a range of midnight and breakfast launches for Gears of War 3, with the primary event being held at EB Games MacArthur Square.

Leigh Harris
by Leigh Harris
on Sep 16th 2011 at 5:31AM in News
Lace Mamba Global to distribute The Lost Chronicles of Zerzura

Lace Mamba Global to distribute The Lost Chronicles of Zerzura

Cranberry Production's new PC game The Lost Chronicles of Zerzura to be distributed by Lace Mamba Global in ANZ, UK and more.

Leigh Harris
by Leigh Harris
on Sep 16th 2011 at 5:00AM in News
Details emerge on GAME, 3-day event at Macquarie University

Details emerge on GAME, 3-day event at Macquarie University

Mac quarie University's Interactive Media Institute and Macquarie ICT Innovations Centre have announced details on GAME, its upcoming 3-day videogames event.

Leigh Harris
by Leigh Harris
on Sep 16th 2011 at 4:38AM in News
Auckland developer Outsmart scores $1.8 million

Auckland developer Outsmart scores $1.8 million

Gameplanet is reporting that Outsmart, developer of browser-based Small Worlds, has received NZD$1.8 million in government funding.

Leigh Harris
by Leigh Harris
on Sep 16th 2011 at 4:29AM in News
INTERVIEW: Tim Willits Part 1: Devs 'stuck in a two-weapon mentality'

INTERVIEW: Tim Willits Part 1: Devs 'stuck in a two-weapon mentality'

id Software recently had Tim Willits, creative director of RAGE, out in Sydney to host local media events. MCV Pacific spoke to Tim about RAGE, the future of games ...

Leigh Harris
by Leigh Harris
on Sep 15th 2011 at 6:42AM in News