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Microsoft touring Australian shopping centres with Kinect

Starting Monday 15th September, Microsoft will be kicking off a Kinect tour at shopping centres throughout Australia. The tour will be showcasing upcoming Christmas Kinect releases including Kinect Disneyland Adventures and the Australian-developed Fruit Ninja. Andy Coughlin, retail lead at Microsoft Australia, said: "There will be some amazing new games …

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Price drops on Xbox 360 Kinect bundles in Australia

Xbox Australia today announced that it will be lowering the RRP on the Xbox 360 and Kinect bundles by AUD$50 from tomorrow, 15th September. The new RRP of the 4Gb bundle will be AUD$399 and the 250Gb bundle will go for AUD$499. Xbox is also releasing a new entry level …

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iD’s Tim Willits to speak at Qantm and Sydney Opera House

As Bethesda and iD prepare to launch RAGE, creative director Tim Willits is set to speak at Qantm College and the Sydney Opera House today. Willits, who has been with iD since 1995, is speaking at Qantm College Sydney (a videogame design and production college) about his time in the …

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PwC: New Zealand has to catch up in digital media

The PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Media New Zealand Media and Entertainment Outlook 2011-2015 was outlined in an Interactive Games and Entertainment Association briefing recently. The briefing summarised the report with a presentation from PwC, talking about the current and forecasted trends within the New Zealand market thru to 2015. The New Zealand …

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Stephan Shutze demonstrates FMOD Studio

At Freeplay 2011, Stephan Shutze, director and sound designer for Australian company Sound Library, demonstrated procedural sound effects using FMOD Studio. Shutze believes that thinking small in terms of memory allocation for sound effects doesn’t necessarily mean sacrificing good quality ambient audio. He demonstrated on-stage how placing a random amount …

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EB Games selling limited run of Gears of War 3 Epic Edition online

Fans of Gears of War 3 have one last shot at picking up the Epic Edition in a limited online-only offer from the EB Games web site. The Epic Edition had previously already sold out, and contains a 1.7kg Markus Fenix statue, a 96 page book on the art and …

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Halfbrick bringing Fruit Ninja to table top / card games

Buried in a press release from Mattel is mention of a series of products coming out based on Halfbrick Studios’ successful Fruit Ninja franchise. The press release states that Mattel will be capturing ‘the essence of Fruit Ninja’s fast-paced play with an innovative line of table-top and card games inspired …

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Out this week…

A slightly slower time at retail than the Deus Ex-fuelled week last week, but El Shaddai, Star Fox 64 3D and Rise of Nightmares are keeping the core games coming. Star Fox 64 3D is the 3DS reimagining of the classic franchise for Nintendo’s handheld, and is available on Thursday …

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New GAME reward card advertising receives public complaints

GAME Australia has introduced a revamped reward card scheme which has ruffled a few feathers down under with (pictured) risque advertising. The new scheme, dubbed GAME ON, rewards consumers with 10 points per $1 spent, with 1000 points being claimable as $2 back on in-store purchases. Ben Grant, marketing director …

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Dinoroar Interactive releases Tapmatic

Australian indie developer Dinoroar Interactive has announced today the launch of its new iOS game Tapmatic. The game is a memory-based game of duplication, where players are tasked with recreating an increasingly difficult coloured sequence of button presses. Aileen Bautista, founder and CEO of Dinoroar, said: "This game isn’t for …

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