Australia

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...
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
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...
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...
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: ...
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: 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...
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...
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...
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...
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 ...
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?
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...
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...
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 ...
Plants Vs. Zombies 2: It's About Time is on the way to Android devices. It's available in Australia and New Zealand as part of a soft launch, and will be available globally soon.The game will be free to download just like the...
Bethesda Softworks announced today that they are opening a new publishing office in Sydney, Australia. The main line of work for this office is to oversee sales and marketing for both Australia and New Zealand. They say that ...
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, ...
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...
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...
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]
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...
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...
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...
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...
[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...
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...
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...
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...
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 ...
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...
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...
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...
Two big bits of PAX-related news have just emanated from Seattle. As PAX Prime kicks off today, it's been revealed that next year's event will last not three but four days long. Not only that, but PAX is going international w...
If you cast your minds back to about a year ago, you may remember some of our Australian friends held the Lame Game Marathon, a 24-hour live event where some of the worst videogames ever were played to raise money for the hu...
In Australia, Transformers: Fall of Cybertron will not be getting a PC release. Aussie gamers will instead have to stick with consoles, nothing at all, or Plan B.  When PC Gamer asked Activision for a reason, it got a very abrupt, "No info. It's just not available."  Well, that sucks for Australian PC gamers. Still, they've gotta be getting used to these regular screwjobs by now.
A New South Wales police commissioner has blamed videogames for knife crime in Australia, claiming that games incentivize murder, vehicular damage, and rape.  "How can it not affect you if you’re a young adolescent...
That's right, folks - I'm back in the studio after a week-long vacation, and I've got my party shoes on! You know, the orthopaedic ones with extra arch support? (I have fragile bones.) Anyway, on today's show, we've got a tr...
Ladies and gentlemen, it finally happened! After years of censorship and outright bans, Australia has finally approved an R18+ age rating for videogames, allowing adults to choose their own entertainment.  "The R 18+ cat...
Electronic Arts has done what Electronic Arts does best and caused an outrage after trying to make more money than it should. Australian users were furious to see Battlefield Premium listed for $49.99 AU across all platforms,...