Australia always seems to be the perfect punch line for any scenario, and their handling of games certification might make the rest of laugh while our Australian friends cry. Now we can say with certainty that our dear Stephen will have an easier time getting cool games than people in at least one country.
Oh good, the Australian Federal Government has realised that the way we classify games in Australia is really stupid and antiquated - so they’ve taken recommendations from the Interactive Games and Entertainment Association and the Australian Law Reform Commission to take steps to a more streamlined and considering approach.
Why so many people want to move to Australia is beyond me, if you want to live in a nanny state with nice beaches and still have some slight freedom then you may as well move to Cape Town. In another stunning act of stupidity the state of South Australia decided it was a good idea to post the following adverts to try and get people to stop gambling.
Following the massive success of Patient Zero: IRL Shooter in Melbourne, IRL Shooter is coming to Sydney!
Ever had a new piece of technology in your hands that you just cannot wait to plug in at home, but instead found yourself staring at it while doing work? We’ve all been there, and on December 13 that feeling is going to be magnified with the Playstation 4. At least our Australian gaming counterparts are prepared with sick notes for their PS4 launch.
The Interactive Games & Entertainment Association (IGEA) has conducted research into the role of interactive entertainment in Australian households. The numbers may surprise you, especially when you consider that 93% of homes have a device for playing games.
With digital distribution the dominant force in the video game industry, due to its low overhead costs and ease of access, physical collectors editions and disks are likely to be phased out with the onset of next generation consoles and hardware.
Whore of the Orient is a videogame being developed by Team Bondi, the company behind L.A. Noire. The very company that has often been accused of mistreating staff by treating them like pieces of meat…
Opinions are like belly buttons: Everyone has one, and no one cares about yours. Yep, if you want to make it in the world of people giving a damn, you need something special in order to stand out. And by special, I mean being downright drunk.
Growing up, I loved the Mad Max movies. Mostly because I thought that they were documentary videos about Port Elizabeth. Which would also explain why a massive guy dressed in leather undies and a hockey mask was riding around telling people to leave the BP filling station. And now, PE The Video Game Mad Max has some gameplay to show off.
I’ll give Australia some credit, even though it causes me an intense level of pain, about their recent policies on allowing adults to choose what games they want to play. They’ve made some real headway, but every now and again, one game sends them into full-crikey mode. The game in question this time? Saints Row IV, and it’s er, probing detail.
L.A Noire development studio Team Bondi’s been through some tough times, earlier this year multiple reports surfaced that the studio was closed. This of course meant that their latest crime-drama in development, Whore of the Orient went out the window. I know you guys remember this, even if you don’t, because of Geoff’s shocking header to the studio closure report. The title however has received enough funding from the Australian government’s Screen NSW program to keep it alive.
I do thoroughly love making fun of the Australians and their arrogance but even I can be man enough to admit it when they really do something better than us and this is one of those days.