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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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Plants Vs. Zombies 2 coming soon to Android


Soft launched in Australia and New Zealand
Oct 03
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
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...
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Bethesda opens Australia office in Sydney


They should get an office kangaroo
Oct 02
// Dale North
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 ...
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Saints Row IV Australia

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


And you won't become drug addicts
Aug 02
// Fraser Brown
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, ...
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GTA V

Grand Theft Auto V has been rated R18+ in Australia


Thank goodness
Aug 01
// Jordan Devore
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...
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Saints Row IV

Saints Row IV still refused classification in Australia


My Aussie buddies still can't catch a break
Jul 29
// Alasdair Duncan
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...
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PS4 vs. Xbox One

Drunk Aussies weigh in on PS4 and Xbox One


THIS SOLVES EVERYTHING
Jul 22
// Tony Ponce
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]
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Dragon's Crown

NIS America publishing Dragon's Crown in PAL territories


Cool dood!
Jul 13
// Kyle MacGregor
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...
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State of Decay

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


Drugs? No, they're vitamins!
Jul 12
// Brett Makedonski
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...
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Australia

Revised State of Decay submitted to Australian board


Those pesky virtual 'stimulants' are gone
Jul 03
// Jordan Devore
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...
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Saints Row 4

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


What a joke
Jul 02
// Chris Carter
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...
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Saints Row

Saints Row IV refused classification in Australia


Volition reworking the game for the territory
Jun 25
// Jordan Devore
[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...
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PAX Australia

PAX Australia Indie Showcase winners announced


Also wet koalas
May 07
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
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...
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PAX Australia

Ron Gilbert to be keynote speaker at first PAX Australia


Monkey Island co-creator will be in Melbourne this July
Feb 13
// Alasdair Duncan
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...
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Left 4 Dead 2

Valve may resubmit Left 4 Dead 2 in Australia


Co-op shooter was originally rated MA15+
Jan 17
// Alasdair Duncan
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...
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Razor's Edge

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


You finally did it, Australia
Jan 11
// Jordan Devore
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 ...
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The DTOID Show: Bioshock, Borderlands on iOS & Mew-Genics


Also: I got kicked in the rocks for charity
Oct 22
// Max Scoville
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...
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PAX Australia to be held in Melbourne next year


Oct 22
// Dale North
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...
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Lame Game Marathon 2 is a go!


Sep 21
// Alasdair Duncan
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...
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PAX Australia and four-day PAX Prime announced


PAXing all over the world
Aug 31
// Jim Sterling
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...
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Lame Game Marathon 2 announced for September 22


Aug 22
// Alasdair Duncan
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...
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Fall of Cybertron PC won't come to Australia


Aug 22
// Jim Sterling
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.
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Police commissioner: Games cause knife crime


Aug 06
// Jim Sterling
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...
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The DTOID Show: Bring on the uncensored violence!


Jun 18
// Tara Long
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...
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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...

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Aussie console gamers overcharged for Battlefield Premium


Jun 13
// Jim Sterling
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,...
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Jimquisition: Better Does Not Mean Good


May 01
// Jim Sterling
Things in the game industry could be worse. We could all be living in the 80s, or we could be in Australia, beset by high prices and restricted ratings. We could also have no arms. We could have porcelain eyes. We could be k...
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The Walking Dead game won't be shambling to Australia


Apr 27
// Chris Carter
Every time a giant zombie horde appears in The Walking Dead, my wife can't help herself when quoting "every day I'm shamba-lin'", sometimes with zombie arm motions to boot. I'm a lucky man. But not everyone in the world can b...

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