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LucasArts now hiring for new projects


Sep 15
// David Rayfield
In the mid-to-late nineties, LucasArts was one of the most exciting game developers on the planet. Since then, the quality of their titles has been rather hit-and-miss. That latter-day disappointment may be about to change, a...
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Dead Island ships over 1 million units in North America


Sep 15
// David Rayfield
Despite some early hiccups, Techland's Dead Island seems to be a pleasant surprise for a great deal of people. Publisher Deep Silver is reporting that in just one week of sale, they have shipped more than one million copies o...
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EB Games Expo final lineup announced


Sep 13
// David Rayfield
Last we heard, the EB Games Expo happening in Australia's Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre was starting to fill up with some serious contenders in the way of game publishers. Pretty much every major release for the...
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The Last Guardian will be absent from Tokyo Game Show


Sep 09
// David Rayfield
Even with the recent and welcome news regarding Team ICO's previous works, it does little to sate the hunger that pretty much everyone has for the respected developer's next game. The long-delayed The Last Guardian will ...
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XBLA Bloodrayne Betrayal delayed in Australia


Sep 09
// David Rayfield
Developer Wayforward have already been tasting some measure of critical success with their 2D animated side-scroller BloodRayne: Betrayal, which released on PlayStation Network and Xbox Live Arcade this week. Unfortunately, X...
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Uwe Boll returns with another baffling videogame movie


Sep 05
// David Rayfield
Remember Zombie Massacre for the Amiga? No? Well, that's fine because Uwe Boll does. He remembers it so fondly, he is adding it to the long, long, list of games he believes would translate into movies. The 1998 Doom clone is ...
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Xbox LIVE Rewards finally launches in Australia


Sep 05
// David Rayfield
Ten months after the launch of Xbox LIVE's Rewards program in the US and UK, the ability to earn Microsoft Points for doing stuff on Xbox LIVE is now up and running for Australia. Invitations are now being sent out to Austral...
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PS3 sales increase 400% in Australia


Sep 01
// David Rayfield
Sony Australia have announced an astounding increase in popularity for the PlayStation 3. Based on information from retailers and NPD data, a 400% sales jump for the console happened soon after the price cut was announced at ...
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Capcom announce Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike DLC packs


Sep 01
// David Rayfield
In the past, Capcom have earned themselves a less than favourable reputation when it comes to downloadable content for its games. Fans have displayed everything from mild annoyance to white hot rage every time Capcom reveal t...
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Team Bondi closes its doors and enters administration


Sep 01
// David Rayfield
The Sydney-based developer of L.A. Noire hasn't had the best of times since its 1940s-era crime epic was released in May. Despite strong sales and positive reviews, Team Bondi's troubles extended to employees' lack of proper ...
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Skyrim will fit on one Xbox 360 disc so you can relax now


Aug 29
// David Rayfield
In the last year or so, games on the Xbox 360 have started to expand to two (Mass Effect 2) and sometimes even three (L.A. Noire) discs. When it comes to the next installment in the Elder Scrolls series, you would be forgiven...
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House Of The Dead: Overkill Extended Cut banned in Aus


Aug 24
// David Rayfield
The new version of SEGA's lightgun zombie shooter House Of The Dead: Overkill has been refused classification in Australia, effectively banning it from sale. "A game banned in Australia? Is it lunch time already?" is probably...
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I Am Alive rated by Australian Classification Board


Aug 23
// David Rayfield
When it rains, it pours. Fresh from the maybe-possibly-real trailer that leaked out, Ubisoft's disaster survival game I Am Alive seems to be gaining traction in the real world and out of the realms of vaporware. The Australia...
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Saints Row: Money Shot sure is a thing that exists


Aug 22
// David Rayfield
Hot on the heels of The Most Stupidly Awesome Collector's Edition of 2011, THQ's Saints Row franchise seems to want to keep itself in the spotlight. Some scraps of information have circulated from a number of sources pointing...
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Saints Row The Third: Smooth Criminal Edition is perfect


Aug 19
// David Rayfield
Saints Row The Third already looks outrageously deranged. From the Professor Genki pre-order bonuses to the ability to adjust your genital area on a whim, developer Volition seem to want to give new meaning to the phrase "no ...
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Catherine finally reaching Australian shores


Aug 18
// David Rayfield
Atlus' puzzle-horror adventure Catherine has had the most diverse reactions of a videogame in recent memory. Fortunately, now Australians can decide for themselves as the game has just been announced to be released later this...
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An evening with id Software at the Sydney Opera House


Aug 18
// David Rayfield
Unexpectedly, it seems the Sydney Opera House has become the place to be in Australia when it comes to videogames. RAGE creative director Tom Willits will be speaking at the venue on September 14 about the history o...
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Analyst predicts Australian game prices to drop by 2012


Aug 17
// David Rayfield
Despite the Australian dollar steadily maintaining parity with the US dollar for quite some time now, most videogame prices still remain painfully high. In what comes as welcome news, Macquarie Bank consumer analyst Rob Blyth...
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PaRappa The Rapper creator to play at Sydney Opera House


Aug 14
// David Rayfield
As you are no doubt aware, some videogame music can be incredible. Combine that with an equally amazing stage to perform it on and you've got something really unique. That's exactly what's happening on August 20 at the Sydney...
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EB Games Expo featured games list announced


Aug 12
// David Rayfield
Happening this October and open to the public, the EB Games Expo promises to deliver Australian gamers an extensive showcase of upcoming titles over two days. The Expo's organisers have confirmed the first announcement of games that will be featured on the show floor. 
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EB Games Australia sets insane price for Uncharted 3 CE


Aug 12
// David Rayfield
We're only three months away from the release of the biggest PlayStation 3 title of 2011 and you would be forgiven for already being caught up in the hype. EB Games Australia, however, seem to want to burst that bubble of exc...
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All Australian Attorneys General now support R18+


Aug 11
// David Rayfield
It's been a rough week for the Australian video game industry but fortunately, it's not all bad news. In an unprecedented move, every single Attorney General from all states in Australia have now put their support behind an R...
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The 16-bit Game Of Thrones RPG you wish existed


Aug 06
// David Rayfield
HBO's Game Of Thrones was arguably the finest piece of television 2011 had to offer. Now those folks from across the Narrow Sea at College Humor have taken it to the next level of amazing. They've created a hilarious and ext...
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Warner Bros registers 'Scribblenauts Remix' domain


Aug 04
// David Rayfield
The Scribblenauts franchise has been fairly successful for Warner Bros. Interactive and developer 5th Cell so it stands to reason that the series would continue. Warner Bros has registered a site domain for something called "...
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StarCraft II: Starter Edition replaces official demo


Aug 04
// David Rayfield
Blizzard Entertainment announced today they have retired their demo of StarCraft II: Wings Of Liberty and replaced it with the Starter Edition. Players will get access to the first four missions of StarCraft II up to the poin...
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Halfbrick explodes with Machine Gun Jetpack dev diary


Aug 03
// David Rayfield
Not a group to rest on their Fruit Ninja laurels, Brisbane-based studio Halfbrick is launching a series of developer diaries leading up to their next game, Machine Gun Jetpack. The game is set to release for iOS and sees t...

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