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Leave 'em Laughing attempts to make a game out of comedy

Comedy ain't easy, especially in this medium, so a title that tries to game-ify creating a stand-up comedy routine sound a tad ambitious. Leave 'em Laughing from Australian developer Oscar Brittain is a mashup of adventure game elements wi...   read

 
 
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Shovel Knight's Eurotrip

Shovel Knight heads to Europe and Australia in November

Shovel Knight is finally coming to Wii U and Nintendo 3DS in Europe and Australia next month, Yacht Club Games announced today. In the meantime, backers should waltz on over to the Humble Store and redeem their "Nintendo Key Vouch...   read

 
 
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New 3DS coming to Australia, New Zealand November 21

The first ever Australian Nintendo Direct comes with some good news. The New 3DS and New 3DS XL launch in Japan in October. We were told not to expect an international release in 2014 -- and we still shouldn't, if "we" means North Ame...   read

 
 
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L4D2 uncensored

Took long enough! Left 4 Dead 2 uncensored in Australia

It's sad that Australian gamers are only now getting an uncensored version of Left 4 Dead 2, but at least we finally have some closure. After resubmitting the cooperative zombie shooter for classification, Valve is now able to sell an R18+ ...   read

 
 
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Paradigm is a point-'n'-click game starring sloths and mutants

While adventure games are doing as well as ever, there's still not too many that hark back to the classic era games like Day of the Tentacle. They used to be really weird! Jacob Janerka's Paradigm seems to emulate that style well. It's set...   read

 
 
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Left 4 Dead 2

Left 4 Dead 2 on PC is finally reclassified as R18+ in Australia

As a former Australian resident, one thing I don't miss there was the lack of an R18+ rating for videogames; despite the fact that the R18+ rating has now been introduced, there have still been cuts to games like South Park: The Stick of Tr...   read

 
 
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Video: Wilhelm is like a Terminator on rocket skates in Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel

Back with more impressions from playing Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, I had some first-hand playtime with the cybernetic tough guy, Wilhelm the Enforcer, which I would like to relate to you with my mouth. Wilhelm may not be all he's cracked...   read

 
 
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Senran Kagura PAL release

Senran Kagura Bon Apptit rating suggests EU release

Senran Kagura: Bon Appétit is everything but confirmed for PAL territories. The PlayStation Vita cooking rhythm game was handed a MA 15+ rating from the Australian Classification Board, foreshadowing a release Dow...   read

 
 
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Pokmon 2DS

Pokmon 2DS bundles soon to populate Australian store shelves

Australian gamers who have yet to pick up Pokémon X and Pokémon Y will be able to purchase one of two new Nintendo 2DS system bundles on June 26. Both bundles offer the 2DS Black + Blue system for AU$179.95, and obviously you ...   read

 
 
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South Park

South Park: The Stick of Truth censorship 'not that big a deal,' says Matt Stone

Speaking to The Guardian about South Park: The Stick of Truth's censorship in Europe and Australia over a scene involving anal probes, series co-creator Matt Stone said "It's not that big a deal. It doesn't change things that much, but we ...   read

 
 
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The Witcher

Namco Bandai to publish The Witcher 3 in Australia

CD Projekt has announced that distribution duties for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt in Australia and New Zealand will be handled by Namco Bandai; they're also handling distribution of the upcoming RPG in Europe. I'd have thought that Warner Bros...   read

 
 
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Stick of Truth

Anal probes and abortion kept South Park from AU rating

Over at IGN, three reports have been obtained detailing the difficulties Ubisoft had with securing a ratings classification for South Park: The Stick of Truth by the Australian Classifications Board, before finally receiving an R1...   read

 
 
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PAX Australia

2014 PAX Australia tickets are up for sale

Tickets for the second year of PAX Australia are now available for purchase. Each day pass is $55 AUD, and the three day passes are $150 AUD. The 2014 show will be at the  Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre, and it will ...   read

 
 
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Lame Game Marathon

Lame Game Marathon III is happening right now

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 games ever mad...   read

 
 
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PAX Australia returns for 2014 with new venue, dates

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 starting next Ha...   read

 
 
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20 minutes of Titanfall for your hype pleasure

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 in check, consi...   read

 
 
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Plants Vs. Zombies 2 coming soon to Android

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 iOS version to...   read

 
 
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Bethesda opens Australia office in Sydney

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 this underscore...   read

 
 
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Saints Row IV Australia

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

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, but not respons...   read

 
 
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GTA V

Grand Theft Auto V has been rated R18+ in Australia

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 successfully come out with...   read

 
 
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Saints Row IV

Saints Row IV still refused classification in Australia

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 Classification...   read

 
 
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Drunk Aussies weigh in on PS4 and Xbox One

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]   read

 
 
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Dragon's Crown

NIS America publishing Dragon's Crown in PAL territories

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 Atlus, which s...   read

 
 
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State of Decay

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

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 simulator an R18+ clas...   read

 
 
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Revised State of Decay submitted to Australian board

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 shortly after Saints...   read

 
 
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