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MeiQ: Labyrinth of Death

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

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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Nintendo
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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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Sex Expo cosplay

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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ATLUS

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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Dark Souls III

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

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

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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Fighting Games
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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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RPG
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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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Nintendo

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

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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Australian Bans

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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Dragon Ball Z

Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden rated in AU, western release likely

Arc System Works has been busy crafting Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Botuden, a new 2D fighting game that looks pretty kickass. There wasn't a whole lot of information that led us to believe there would be a western release anytime soon, but with...   read

 
 
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Australia

Australian Origin's going to have to offer better refunds

Refunds, remember those? Those glorious days where if you decided you didn’t like something, or if it caught fire, ate your family, contributed to global warming or pissed on the carpet, you could just take it back and and pretend it ...   read

 
 
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2K Australia

2K Australia completely demolished

Today is truly a sad day for the Australian game development scene as the country's final AAA game development studio, 2K Australia in Canberra, is being closed down. Most recently known for developing Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, The entir...   read

 
 
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Nintendo NX

EB Games Australia offering NX pre-orders

As of today you can pre-order the Nintendo NX from EB Games Australia. Yep, you can go into an EB Games store in Australia and give them money to reserve you a piece of hardware that right now is literally only a name. Are you pre-ordering ...   read

 
 
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Payday 2 Jacket DLC

Payday 2 welcomes Jacket from Hotline Miami to the crew

You might not know this, but murderers love cross-brand synergy. That's why hot on the heels of some John Wick co-marketing, Payday 2 is getting a rash of neon-soaked DLC to celebrate the release of Hotline Miami 2. Remorseless spree kille...   read

 
 
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Hotline Miami 2

Hotline Miami dev suggests piracy as an alternative to Australia 'ban'

Devolver Digital and Dennaton Games' forthcoming title Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number made headlines yesterday after the Australian Classification Board made the decision to refuse the game classification, effectively banning ...   read

 
 
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Hotline Miami 2
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Hotline Miami 2 refused classification in Australia (Update)

Hotline Miami 2 has been refused classification in Australia, primarily due to a rape scene. Before we dig into the meat of the news, be warned this article contains a pretty graphic description of rape. With that out the way, yes, Hot...   read

 
 
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Chinese Holmes
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Jonathan Holmes' face broadcast to entirety of China

[A wild Holmes appears! --Mr Andy Dixon] After rising up the ranks at Destructoid and becoming Editor-in-Chief, Jonathan Holmes sets his eyes on China. The country is growing in both economy and power, but what Mr. Holmes' real goal i...   read

 
 
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Borderlands Remaster

Australian Classification Board listing points to Borderlands collection on current generation consoles

It seems like every post about Borderlands has the same comments in it: a scathing remark about Aliens: Colonial Marines, a proclamation to wait for the Game of the Year Edition, and a prediction that 2K and Gearbox will package up the...   read

 
 
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GTA Australia

Take-Two: Think GTA 5 is offensive? Don't buy it

Take-Two Interactive boss Karl Slatoff is disappointed in the Australian retailers that recently pulled Grand Theft Auto V from shelves in response to a consumer petition. Speaking at the  BMO Capital Markets 2014 Technology &...   read

 
 
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Grand Theft Auto

Because Australia: Target to stop selling GTA V down under

Anyone that knows anything about the videogame scene in Australia is well aware that the land down under has strict content regulations and often times outright bans titles. Yet another videogame has been deemed unfit for the outback, at le...   read

 
 
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Early Smash Bros.

Europe and Australia won't have to wait quite so long for Smash Bros. Wii U

Nintendo has moved up the release of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U by one week in certain regions. While we're still set for November 21 here in the States, the game is now launching in Europe on November 28 and in Australia and New Zealand o...   read

 
 


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