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So, what are the main takeaways from the legal battle between Australia and Valve?

Two years ago, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) launched a legal challenge against Valve over its treatment of Australian users of its Steam service between the dates of January 1, 2011 and August 28, 2014 (whe...   read

 
 
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Valve has been ordered to pay $3 million for violating Australia's consumer laws

Back in March, in a case brought to the Australian Federal Court by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), Valve was found guilty of various violations of the country’s consumer laws. Essentially, Valve had made mi...   read

 
 
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You'll be able to try out the Nintendo Switch at RTX Sydney in February

Did you find yourself seething with jealousy about a week ago when Jimmy Fallon got a chance to demo the Nintendo Switch in person on The Tonight Show? Did you find yourself desperately hoping that you, too, could potentially try out Ninten...   read

 
 
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Third-party accessories indicate Nintendo's Switch will charge via USB

Since the death of the GBA, Nintendo's portable consoles have relied on internal battery packs to provide power for their systems. Frustratingly, these have always required proprietary charging cables that only work with systems in the curr...   read

 
 
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It looks like Hand of Fate 2 will be coming to PS4 after all

Earlier this month, I got a chance to play Hand of Fate 2 at PAX Australia. Both Zack Furniss and Mike Cosimano have written up some more detailed impressions of it, so I won’t go into specifics here, but I found myself utterly enamou...   read

 
 
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Valve may have to pay up to $3 million for violating the Australian Consumer Law

Back in March, the Australian Federal Court found Valve guilty for several breaches of the Australian Consumer Law in a case that was initially brought forth in 2014 by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC). The rational...   read

 
 
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PAX Australia panels, exhibitors finalized

PAX Australia is only a few weeks away, and the lineup of panels and exhibitors was finalized earlier today. You can check out the full schedule on the PAX Aus website, and the Guidebook app for iPhone, Android, Windows 7 phones, and Blackb...   read

 
 
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Giveaway - PAX Australia 2016 passes!

So there is this little thing called PAX Australia taking place in Melbourne on Nov. 4 - 6, 2016. Now there also was this awesome cat who worked here named Kyle. Add these two things together and what do you get? I don't know...   read

 
 
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These Pokemon hamburgers are to 'dye' for

Australian burger pop-up Down-n-Out (In-n-Out down under) is selling a two-week run of Pokemon-inspired hamburgers. Squirtle got the shaft as the crew went with two starters, Bulbasaur and Charmander, as well as the ubiquitous Pikachu. The ...   read

 
 
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Please don't hit the kangaroos in Forza Horizon 3

Let's talk turkey. Australian brush turkey. It's a good-lookin' turkey, no? Don't hit it with your car in Forza Horizon 3. In fact, don't hit anything with your car in Forza Horizon 3. Australia's full of wildlife. Kangaroos hoppin' across...   read

 
 


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Australia puts Gal Gun: Double Peace in detention (Update)

[Update: I reached out to EB Games Australia to find out if this was a company decision. This was its response: So, government of Australia, you're off the hook this time!] Australia, the small island nation that is home Mad Max, Croc...   read

 
 
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Hatsune Miku Project Diva X announced for Europe, Oceania, but only as a digital release

Sega has, at long last, confirmed plans to release Hatsune Miku: Project Diva X in PAL territories.  The rhythm game will debut in Europe and Oceania on August 30, the same day as the previously-announced American launch date...   read

 
 
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MeiQ: Labyrinth of Death denied Australian classification

The Australian Classification Board has refused to give a rating to MeiQ: Labyrinth of Death. According to the Australian Classification Board (via Kotaku), the game has been refused classification because it depicts “matters of sex, ...   read

 
 
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Sega Europe 'looking into' releasing new Hatsune Miku, as game is rated in Australia

For whatever reason, Sega has left its European fans twisting in the wind, wondering if they'll ever see localizations of titles like 7th Dragon III Code: VFD or anything made by Atlus. The lack of news regarding these titles, which Se...   read

 
 
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Fire Emblem Fates now available in Australia and New Zealand

On the heels of Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright and Conquest's European release, Intelligent Systems' new Nintendo 3DS strategy role-playing games have finally arrived in Australia and New Zealand. And in case you weren't one of the luck...   read

 
 
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Cubone and Umbreon dazzle in Sex Expo's first cosplay contest

You know what they say about sex: gotta have it. And Sydney has it in droves as the host-city for sex expo Sexpo. Incidentally that's also what we're calling E3 this year as Destructoid fits me, Brett, Jordan, Kyle, and Zack horizontally ov...   read

 
 
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NIS will no longer publish Atlus games in Europe, Oceania

NIS America has cut ties with Atlus and will no longer distribute the Sega subsidiary's games across Europe, Australia, and New Zealand, NIS America managing director Takuro Yamashita tells MCV. "Atlus became very picky about selecting the ...   read

 
 
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Speedrun Dark Souls III and you might win $10,000

Are you in Australia or New Zealand? Are you already really good at Dark Souls III, less than a week after launch? You might be able to win $10,000 in Bandai Namco’s speedrunning competition. If you email [email protected]..   read

 
 
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Pokemon Go beta heads to Australia, New Zealand

Pokémon Go's field test is coming to Oceania this month, developer Niantic Labs announced today. Australia and New Zealand will be the first western countries to get it in on the beta program, which launched exclusively in Japan last...   read

 
 
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Target Australia is wrapping R18+ games in the equivalent of brown paper

I remember reading once about how retailers voluntarily censored the album cover of hair metal doofuses, Ratt's, Out of the Cellar. The image of a feline Tawny Kitaen creeping towards a cellar door in black leather was just too much for the...   read

 
 
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Nitroplus Blasterz strikes Europe on April 7

Nitroplus Blasterz is coming to Europe and Australia on April 7, Marvelous just announced. The fighter will be available both physically and digitally PlayStation 4 in PAL territories, whereas the PlayStation 3 version will be a PlayStation...   read

 
 
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Return to PopoloCrois out in Europe next week

Return to PopoloCrois: A Story of Seasons Fairytale, the role-playing game about shrinking down to microscopic size and fighting it out with tiny monsters corrupting the soil, is launching in Europe, Australia, and New Zealand on February 1...   read

 
 
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Story of Seasons hits EU, AUS, NZ in January

Story of Seasons, the farming simulation formerly known as Harvest Moon, is sprouting in Europe on January 8 and across Australia and New Zealand the following day, Nintendo just announced. For more on the game please check out our review a...   read

 
 
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Australia is getting an amiibo restock injection next week

Are you feeling the amiibo burn in Australia? You should have more luck next week, as Nintendo AU has announced that they are restocking select figures very soon. Examples provided include Ike, Meta Knight, and Shulk, as well as an und...   read

 
 
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Australia bans a bunch of video games

Four months ago, Australia adopted a new model for video game classification in an attempt to age rate digital games on services like Steam in the country. Unsurprisingly, this has led to a lot of games getting rated and a huge number being...   read

 
 


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