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3:00 PM on 08.02.2013

Australians rejoice: You're allowed to play Saints Row IV

After a ridiculous amount of faffing about, Saints Row IV has finally been deemed appropriate for adults to buy. Until now, Australian men and women were considered responsible enough to get jobs, buy homes, and get married, ...

Fraser Brown

2:30 PM on 08.01.2013

Grand Theft Auto V has been rated R18+ in Australia

Following recent issues with Saints Row IV getting properly classified by the Australian Classification Board, it's something of a pleasant surprise to see that Grand Theft Auto V has moved through the process and successfull...

Jordan Devore

9:00 PM on 07.29.2013

Saints Row IV still refused classification in Australia

I thought this all got fixed but apparently Australia's ratings board still has decided to refuse classification for Saints Row IV for the second time. A conveining of a Review Board found that the original ruling by the...

Alasdair Duncan

4:00 AM on 07.22.2013

Drunk Aussies weigh in on PS4 and Xbox One

You heard the man, Microsoft. You must increase your porn capacity if you wish to succeed. PS4 vs Xbox One: Drunk Edition [YouTube via NeoGAF]

Tony Ponce

2:00 PM on 07.13.2013

NIS America publishing Dragon's Crown in PAL territories

A rating for Dragon's Crown has emerged from the Australian Classification Board, indicating the PlayStation 3 and Vita title will be released in PAL territories. The listing suggests NIS America will distribute the title for...

Kyle MacGregor

1:30 PM on 07.12.2013

State of Decay's good to go in Australia with R18+ rating

The second time's a charm for Undead Labs as State of Decay was just approved by the Australian Classification Board upon being resubmitted. After failing the first go-round, the Board awarded the zombie survival simulat...

Brett Makedonski

3:30 PM on 07.03.2013

Revised State of Decay submitted to Australian board

Undead Labs has resubmitted State of Decay to the Australian Classification Board after the zombie survival game was originally refused classification for its depiction of drug use. You remember that, right? It happened short...

Jordan Devore

12:30 PM on 07.02.2013

'Low Violence Version' of Saints Row IV found on Steam

Due to the fact that the Australian Classification Board decided that an Alien Anal Probe weapon was crossing the line due  "sexual violence with no justified context," (can alien technology ever really be justified, guy...

Chris Carter

1:00 PM on 06.25.2013

Saints Row IV refused classification in Australia

[Update: Kotaku has obtained a report from the Classification Board which spells out the specifics of the decision -- an Alien Anal Probe weapon and "alien narcotics" -- and led to this fine sentence: "In the Board’s op...

Jordan Devore

5:00 AM on 05.07.2013

PAX Australia Indie Showcase winners announced

PAX Australia has announced the six indie games that will be on display at the Indie Showcase. The six titles were selected by a panel of industry peers from 60 submissions out of the Australia and New Zealand regions. The si...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

11:00 PM on 02.13.2013

Ron Gilbert to be keynote speaker at first PAX Australia

Aussie adventure game fans are in for a treat this July as it's been confirmed that famed game designer Ron Gilbert will be the opening "story time" keynote speaker at the first PAX Australia. The creator of Monkey Island and...

Alasdair Duncan





7:30 PM on 01.17.2013

Valve may resubmit Left 4 Dead 2 in Australia

The cuts made to Left 4 Dead 2 on its release in Australia were another example of the country's inconsistent rating system before the recent introduction of an R18+ rating. Valve is now considering resubmitting the co-op zom...

Alasdair Duncan

1:00 AM on 01.11.2013

Ninja Gaiden 3: RE is Australia's first game rated R18+

It was a good day when Australia's R18+ rating was passed for videogames, paving the way for adults to purchase games that might have previously either been edited for content or refused classification. Of all the games that ...

Jordan Devore

6:30 PM on 10.22.2012

The DTOID Show: Bioshock, Borderlands on iOS & Mew-Genics

Hey gang! We're backed after a long, charity-filled weekend. Oh, and look! Some video game news! Since we haven't talked about Borderlands 2 enough, news of an iOS game has been leaked. Team Meat's new game is called Mew-Geni...

Max Scoville

12:30 PM on 10.22.2012

PAX Australia to be held in Melbourne next year

We knew that PAX Australia was a thing, but we weren't sure where it would be held until now. It was just announced that Melbourne will be the home of PAX for 2013 and 2014. The Melbourne Showgrounds will host the show f...

Dale North

7:00 PM on 09.21.2012

Lame Game Marathon 2 is a go!

A few weeks ago, we let you know about the second Lame Game Marathon being hosted by our Australian buddies in which three intrepid gamers will play some of the worst games imaginable all for raising money for charity. The t...

Alasdair Duncan