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THQ Australia appoints new marketing director

Col Kennedy, former head of Disney Interactive’s EMEA product marketing team, has recently come on board as the marketing director for THQ Asia-Pacific. Previously to his role at Disney Interactive, Kennedy worked in SCEE’s EMEA 1st party product team, and now reports directly to Rodney Block, VP of THQ for …

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Adam Mathew takes the reigns of Australian OPM

After the departure of Luke Reilly last month, Citrus Media has appointed associate editor Adam Mathew to the helm of Australian Official Playstation Magazine. Mathew has long been writing for OPM, which is now in its tenth year.His first freelance writing job in the games industry was also for the …

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Sign up now for MCV Pacific launch

MCV Pacific goes live on Monday, October 3rd – and if you haven’t signed up for the associated editorial email services, you’ll be missing out. The new site – www.mcvpacific.com – will be the region’s first dedicated b2b media outlet and has already attracted the support of the biggest local …

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House of the Dead Overkill: Extended Cut wins appeal for AU age rating

After being refused classification when it was initially submitted, House of the Dead: Overkill: Extended Cut has won its appeal and is now rated MA15+. The Australian Classification Board refused classification for the HD PS3 version of the existing House of the Dead: Overkill for Wii, which had only minor …

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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. The Digital Ignition Multi-Platform Clinic, being hosted by Screen Australia, aims to allow selected teams to develop a multi-platform production strategy across …

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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. EB Games has already sold out of VIP tickets (which cost AUD$99.95), and are running out fast of standard tickets …

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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. Supanova has been running in Australia since 2002, and draws in fans of pop culture in all its forms, from videogames and tabletop …

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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 Wiiware. FIFA 12 is set to dominate this week, leaving no stone unturned as it releases on Thursday 29th September …

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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. The Interactive Games and Entertainment Association (iGEA) has confirmed its support for the consultation (which is being called the Digital Culture Public Sphere) and is now listed as …

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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. Call of Duty: Elite membership will cost 4000 Microsoft Points or AUD$64.99 on PSN per year. The service, which aims to provide video content, sharing and leaderboard …

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