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Sex scene leads to second Darkness II classification Down Under

An interesting anomaly on the Australian Classification Board web site had The Darkness II classified in JulyandDecember. When the July classification occured, the game was still set for an October release, but a version listed as ‘modified’ was classified again in December. Both classifications carry an MA15+ rating. The July …

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Imported Old Republic hits Aussie High Street

Imported copies of Star Wars: The Old Republic are being sold via EB Games to customers who specifically pre-order the title. The hotly anticipated MMO left Australian / New Zealand gamers wanting last year when it was announced that the gamewouldn’t be releasinghere at the same time as the rest …

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3DS smashes sales records Down Under

Nintendo’s 3DS has outperformed the company’s previous platforms in Australia. The handheld has sold more than 200,000 units in its first 37 weeks, setting a new sales record for the region. It has not only surpassed the early sales of other handhelds, but even home consoles, according to CVG. As …

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Aussies finally get Kinect voice control

Microsoft announced that the Xbox update which will enable voice commands as well as TV App functionality is available today. The new spread of customisable TV applications coming for Xbox in the coming months will be ABC iView, SBS ON DEMAND, YouTube, Daily Motion, Crackle, and various news and sports …

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Aussie Telegraph claims ‘Video Games Sending Kids Crazy’

Earnest and reputable mainstream newspaper The Daily Telegraph has today run a headline warning parents about the dangers of videogames. The print edition ran the headline ‘Video Games Sending Kids Crazy’, while online the tag was ‘Games Wage War on Young Minds.’ Meanwhile, thefull articlecarried the significantly more descriptive headline …

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City Interactive signs QV as exclusive Aussie distributor

Exclusive distribution rights for City Interactive titles are now going to QV Software, distributors of Dead Island, for Australia and New Zealand. Paul Elliot, MD of QV Software, said: "Adding City Interactive to our established family of partners for the region is very exciting.We are looking forward to achieving great …

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Ben Grant resigns from GAME Australia

GAME Australia marketing director Ben Grant has announced his resignation today, and is hoping to move from retail to publishing. Grant began his career at GAME as a buyer in the UK, and has decided to move on after 15 years of service, effective after the close of GAME’s financial …

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Cat Deeley to promote DanceStar Party

Consumers can participate in a competition today where Sony and Cat Deeley are looking to pick Australia’s DanceStar. The vivacious host of ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ US will be at Circular Quay, Sydney today to help host the competition, in honour of the launch of the new PS3 …

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EA’s Origin draws 5m users

More than five million gamers use EA’s online download platform Origin every day, says the publisher’s COO Peter Moore. The former EA Sports boss told Screen Play about the service after being heckled at the EB Games Expo in Australia last weekend by one member of the audience. We’re only …

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