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EB Games Expo 2011: The booth babes

On some levels, I don't really understand why booth babes exist. Sure, I get the whole 'sex sells' angle but I'm positive if I ever spoke to a booth babe, she probably wouldn't be able to tell me just how many Dark Brotherhoo...   more

EB Games Expo 2011: The booth babes photo

EB Games Expo 2011: A little hope for the future

This past weekend, Australia's Gold Coast played host to the first, fully dedicated video game show the country has ever seen. Before the EB Games Expo branched out from a vendor-only trade show to open its doors to the public, there was only the vague mention or damp corner of videogames at pop culture conventions or tabletop gaming shows.    more

EB Games Expo 2011: A little hope for the future photo


EB Games Expo 2011: A little hope for the future photo
EB Games Expo 2011: A little hope for the future photo
EB Games Expo 2011: A little hope for the future photo
EB Games Expo 2011: A little hope for the future photo
EB Games Expo 2011: A little hope for the future photo
EB Games Expo 2011: A little hope for the future photo



Hands-on: Kid Icarus Uprising

For the most part, the games I saw and played at the EB Games Expo were impressive. None really disappointed me or made me lose hope in a franchise. Some weren't for me, some made me want to pre-order that very same minute.&n...   more

Hands-on: Kid Icarus Uprising photo

Hands-on: Rayman Origins

The Rayman Origins booth at the EB Games Expo on Australia's Gold Coast was an area I thought would be largely ignored. Given the hours people were waiting to play Battlefield 3 or merely watch a section of The Elder Scrolls ...   more

Hands-on: Rayman Origins photo

EB Expo 2011: Mario Kart 7 hands-on

In the long history of the Mario Kart franchise, fans have been divided on which entry is the best. Many maintain that nothing will ever exceed the sheer fun of the original Super Mario Kart for the Super Nintendo, while othe...   more

EB Expo 2011: Mario Kart 7 hands-on photo

EB Expo 2011: Mass Effect 3 hands-on

As I'm waiting in line to play BioWare's third installment in its celebrated science fiction RPG series, Commander Shepard appears next to me. He is tall and imposing, complete with N7 suit and buzz cut. A young girl also wai...   more

EB Expo 2011: Mass Effect 3 hands-on  photo

Australia breaks global Batman: Arkham City release date

Despite that rest of the world is still eagerly awaiting the release of Rocksteady's highly anticipated and critically acclaimed sequel to its 2009 hit, Australia has become the first place where you can buy Batman: Arkham Ci...   more

Australia breaks global Batman: Arkham City release date photo

EB Expo 2011: Interview with Battlefield 3's DICE

Battlefield 3 is on shelves in less than two weeks and he seems surprisingly relaxed. The same goes for his colleague. Both of them have been on the road for two straight weeks. First Moscow, then Sydney, and now here on the ...   more

EB Expo 2011: Interview with Battlefield 3's DICE photo

Australian ratings for mobile, online games put on hold

Way back in the heady days of 2009, the idea of mobile games' being classified in Australia reared its head. In 2011, the possibility of ratings for mobile and online games is becoming very real. But today, the Federal Minist...   more

Australian ratings for mobile, online games put on hold photo

Study reveals major increase in gaming in Australia

3,500 Australians in over 1,200 households have been surveyed in the Digital Australia Report 2012 as to their videogame and digital media habits. The results are nothing but positive -- a whopping 92% of Australian household...   more

Study reveals major increase in gaming in Australia photo

EB Games Expo gets much more hands-on

Next weekend (October 15 and 16) sees the launch of the EB Games Expo at Australia's Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre, offering one and all the opportunity to attend the show and play some upcoming games well befor...   more

EB Games Expo gets much more hands-on photo

Bionic Commando rated by Australian Classification Board

It must be hard for publishers trying to keep a lid on certain upcoming releases when, a lot of the time, the game is simply dropped into the public consciousness via classification rating. Or perhaps these regular leaks are ...   more

Bionic Commando rated by Australian Classification Board photo

UK newspaper: 'Gamers can't tell real world from fantasy'

After roughly every single outlet in the UK blaming the London Riots on videogames, I was led to believe that perhaps we would experience a few months before some more insanity was thrown about by the mainstream media. Perhap...   more

UK newspaper: 'Gamers can't tell real world from fantasy' photo

New PSN terms of service do not apply to Australia

The recent and questionable move by Sony for all its PlayStation Network users to waive any group-based lawsuits after signing up to the service has had a lot of people outraged. In a somewhat surprising turn of events, Austr...   more

New PSN terms of service do not apply to Australia photo

Patch for PC Battlefield: Bad Company 2 incoming

Are you sitting down? Because you should be before you read this next sentence: Battlefield 3 is only six weeks away from release. Before that game drops, though, DICE hasn't forgotten about its current entry in the fran...   more

Patch for PC Battlefield: Bad Company 2 incoming photo

Visceral Studios Melbourne closes its doors

Recently, the Australian videogame industry has suffered some crippling blows. From THQ closing two Sydney-based studios to the controversial end of Team Bondi, it seemed the situation can only go from bad to worse. Well, tod...   more

Visceral Studios Melbourne closes its doors photo