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Australia

Australia is getting an amiibo restock injection next week


Ike, Meta Knight, Shulk, and 'others'
Jul 11
// Chris Carter
Are you feeling the amiibo burn in Australia? You should have more luck next week, as Nintendo AU has announced that they are restocking select figures very soon. Examples provided include Ike, Meta Knight, and Shulk, as...
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Australian Bans

Australia bans a bunch of video games


Hobo Simulator will never reach Aussies
Jun 30
// Laura Kate Dale
Four months ago, Australia adopted a new model for video game classification in an attempt to age rate digital games on services like Steam in the country. Unsurprisingly, this has led to a lot of games getting rated and a hu...
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Dragon Ball Z

Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden rated in AU, western release likely


From Arc System Works
Jun 09
// Chris Carter
Arc System Works has been busy crafting Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Botuden, a new 2D fighting game that looks pretty kickass. There wasn't a whole lot of information that led us to believe there would be a western release anytime...
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Australia

Australian Origin's going to have to offer better refunds


Bet they regret Battlefield 4 now
Apr 28
// Joe Parlock
Refunds, remember those? Those glorious days where if you decided you didn’t like something, or if it caught fire, ate your family, contributed to global warming or pissed on the carpet, you could just take it back and ...

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2K Australia

2K Australia completely demolished


Complete closure, all jobs lost, nothing left
Apr 16
// Laura Kate Dale
Today is truly a sad day for the Australian game development scene as the country's final AAA game development studio, 2K Australia in Canberra, is being closed down. Most recently known for developing Borderlands: The Pre-Se...
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Nintendo NX

EB Games Australia offering NX pre-orders


Don't do it, we beg of you
Mar 18
// Laura Kate Dale
As of today you can pre-order the Nintendo NX from EB Games Australia. Yep, you can go into an EB Games store in Australia and give them money to reserve you a piece of hardware that right now is literally only a name. Are yo...
Payday 2 Jacket DLC photo
Payday 2 Jacket DLC

Payday 2 welcomes Jacket from Hotline Miami to the crew


This can only end well
Feb 26
// Nic Rowen
You might not know this, but murderers love cross-brand synergy. That's why hot on the heels of some John Wick co-marketing, Payday 2 is getting a rash of neon-soaked DLC to celebrate the release of Hotline Miami 2. Remorsel...
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Hotline Miami 2

Hotline Miami dev suggests piracy as an alternative to Australia 'ban'


While not encouraging the practice, Söderström makes an exception
Jan 16
// Rob Morrow
Devolver Digital and Dennaton Games' forthcoming title Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number made headlines yesterday after the Australian Classification Board made the decision to refuse the game classification, effectivel...
Hotline Miami 2 photo
Hotline Miami 2

Hotline Miami 2 refused classification in Australia (Update)


Graphic implicit rape scene goes beyond the country's 18+ rating
Jan 15
// Laura Kate Dale
Hotline Miami 2 has been refused classification in Australia, primarily due to a rape scene. Before we dig into the meat of the news, be warned this article contains a pretty graphic description of rape. With that out the way...
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Chinese Holmes

Jonathan Holmes' face broadcast to entirety of China


Promoted from our Community Blogs!
Dec 16
// arkane9
[A wild Holmes appears! --Mr Andy Dixon] After rising up the ranks at Destructoid and becoming Editor-in-Chief, Jonathan Holmes sets his eyes on China. The country is growing in both economy and power, but what Mr. Holmes' real goal is is currently unconfirmed. His recent appearance on the Chinese news channel CCTV 13 opens up room for speculation.
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Borderlands Remaster

Australian Classification Board listing points to Borderlands collection on current generation consoles


You all saw it coming
Dec 11
// Darren Nakamura
It seems like every post about Borderlands has the same comments in it: a scathing remark about Aliens: Colonial Marines, a proclamation to wait for the Game of the Year Edition, and a prediction that 2K and Gearbox will...
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GTA Australia

Take-Two: Think GTA 5 is offensive? Don't buy it


Slatoff lashes out at Australian retailers
Dec 09
// Kyle MacGregor
Take-Two Interactive boss Karl Slatoff is disappointed in the Australian retailers that recently pulled Grand Theft Auto V from shelves in response to a consumer petition. Speaking at the  BMO Capital Markets 2014 T...
Grand Theft Auto photo
Grand Theft Auto

Because Australia: Target to stop selling GTA V down under


No big surprise here
Dec 03
// Brett Makedonski
Anyone that knows anything about the videogame scene in Australia is well aware that the land down under has strict content regulations and often times outright bans titles. Yet another videogame has been deemed unfit for the...
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Early Smash Bros.

Europe and Australia won't have to wait quite so long for Smash Bros. Wii U


New Zealand, too
Oct 31
// Jordan Devore
Nintendo has moved up the release of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U by one week in certain regions. While we're still set for November 21 here in the States, the game is now launching in Europe on November 28 and in Australia an...
Leave 'em laughing photo
Leave 'em laughing

Leave 'em Laughing attempts to make a game out of comedy


Are you going to die on-stage?
Oct 16
// Alasdair Duncan
Comedy ain't easy, especially in this medium, so a title that tries to game-ify creating a stand-up comedy routine sound a tad ambitious. Leave 'em Laughing from Australian developer Oscar Brittain is a mashup of adventure g...
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Shovel Knight's Eurotrip

Shovel Knight heads to Europe and Australia in November


At long last!
Oct 14
// Kyle MacGregor
Shovel Knight is finally coming to Wii U and Nintendo 3DS in Europe and Australia next month, Yacht Club Games announced today. In the meantime, backers should waltz on over to the Humble Store and redeem their "Nin...
That's not a 3DS... photo
That's not a 3DS...

New 3DS coming to Australia, New Zealand November 21


Not coming to America or Europe in 2014
Sep 24
// Steven Hansen
The first ever Australian Nintendo Direct comes with some good news. The New 3DS and New 3DS XL launch in Japan in October. We were told not to expect an international release in 2014 -- and we still shouldn't, if "we" means North America or Europe. Australia and New Zealand, however, get both new 3DS models on November 21
L4D2 uncensored photo
L4D2 uncensored

Took long enough! Left 4 Dead 2 uncensored in Australia


This is an official screenshot on Steam, by the way
Sep 15
// Jordan Devore
It's sad that Australian gamers are only now getting an uncensored version of Left 4 Dead 2, but at least we finally have some closure. After resubmitting the cooperative zombie shooter for classification, Valve is now able t...
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Paradigm

Paradigm is a point-'n'-click game starring sloths and mutants


Poor mutated Paradigm is looking for love
Sep 04
// Alasdair Duncan
While adventure games are doing as well as ever, there's still not too many that hark back to the classic era games like Day of the Tentacle. They used to be really weird! Jacob Janerka's Paradigm seems to emulate that style...
Left 4 Dead 2 photo
Left 4 Dead 2

Left 4 Dead 2 on PC is finally reclassified as R18+ in Australia


Thought this was all meant to be fixed by now
Sep 02
// Alasdair Duncan
As a former Australian resident, one thing I don't miss there was the lack of an R18+ rating for videogames; despite the fact that the R18+ rating has now been introduced, there have still been cuts to games like South Park: ...
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Even Sonic would tell him to cool it
Back with more impressions from playing Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, I had some first-hand playtime with the cybernetic tough guy, Wilhelm the Enforcer, which I would like to relate to you with my mouth. Wilhelm may not be all he's cracked up to be, yet. But he's got a couple of interesting surprises.

Senran Kagura PAL release photo
Senran Kagura PAL release

Senran Kagura Bon Appétit rating suggests EU release


Australian Classification Board labels rhythm game MA 15+
Jun 30
// Kyle MacGregor
Senran Kagura: Bon Appétit is everything but confirmed for PAL territories. The PlayStation Vita cooking rhythm game was handed a MA 15+ rating from the Australian Classification Board, foreshadowin...
Pokémon 2DS photo
Pokémon 2DS

Pokémon 2DS bundles soon to populate Australian store shelves


Gotta catch 'em all, again
May 29
// Brittany Vincent
Australian gamers who have yet to pick up Pokémon X and Pokémon Y will be able to purchase one of two new Nintendo 2DS system bundles on June 26. Both bundles offer the 2DS Black + Blue system for AU$179.95, and...
South Park photo
South Park

South Park: The Stick of Truth censorship 'not that big a deal,' says Matt Stone


They got the last laugh
Mar 07
// Jordan Devore
Speaking to The Guardian about South Park: The Stick of Truth's censorship in Europe and Australia over a scene involving anal probes, series co-creator Matt Stone said "It's not that big a deal. It doesn't change things that...
The Witcher photo
The Witcher

Namco Bandai to publish The Witcher 3 in Australia


Also New Zealand
Jan 19
// Harry Monogenis
CD Projekt has announced that distribution duties for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt in Australia and New Zealand will be handled by Namco Bandai; they're also handling distribution of the upcoming RPG in Europe. I'd have thought t...
Stick of Truth photo
Stick of Truth

Anal probes and abortion kept South Park from AU rating


Censored version eventually rated R18+
Dec 22
// Wesley Ruscher
Over at IGN, three reports have been obtained detailing the difficulties Ubisoft had with securing a ratings classification for South Park: The Stick of Truth by the Australian Classifications Board, before finally ...
PAX Australia photo
PAX Australia

2014 PAX Australia tickets are up for sale


Please don't hate me for using this header
Nov 12
// Joshua Derocher
Tickets for the second year of PAX Australia are now available for purchase. Each day pass is $55 AUD, and the three day passes are $150 AUD. The 2014 show will be at the  Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre, and it will run from October 31 to November 2. How many Australians do we have reading the site? Are you guys excited? Will you ride kangaroos to the show?
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Lame Game Marathon

Lame Game Marathon III is happening right now


Our Australian buddies are raising funds for UNICEF once again
Oct 25
// Alasdair Duncan
What time is it? Well if you're in Australia, it's well into Saturday the 26th and that means it's Lame Game Marathon time again, where our intrepid Australian friends are raising funds for UNICEF by playing some of the worst...
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PAX Australia returns for 2014 with new venue, dates


A Halloween show
Oct 21
// Dale North
After a successful debut (totally sold out!),  PAX Australia is set to return in 2014, now in a new venue and on a new date. The larger Melbourne Convention & Exhibition center (shown above) will now house PAX s...
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20 minutes of Titanfall for your hype pleasure


It certainly mechs for a pretty game
Oct 06
// Abel Girmay
I have to admit that despite all of the adoration and anticipation surrounding Titanfall, I haven't been feeling the hype myself. I know I'm not alone in this sentiment, but I like to believe I have been keeping my cynicism ...

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