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Displaying items by tag: Computer games

Tuesday, 28 February 2017 22:42

Aussie video, computer games sales hit $2.9b mark

The Australian video and computer games industry generated a whopping $2.958 billion in revenue in 2016, a 4% increase on 2015 sales, according to newly released industry data.

Published in Entertainment
Monday, 23 December 2013 11:13

Valve admits it has "no idea" on Half-Life 3

It's been a long nine years since the release of one of the greatest games of all time - Half-Life 2 - and now Valve has admitted it has "no idea" what's happening witha much anticipated sequel.

Published in Entertainment
Tuesday, 12 November 2013 11:30

Humble Bundle becomes a Humble Store

The humble team behind the Humble Bundle have today launched a permament, Steam-esque game sales destination - The Humble Store.

Published in Entertainment
Monday, 11 November 2013 13:52

GTA Online pricing revealed

Rockstar has announced the details of in-game purchases for the online portion of its hugely popular GTA V.

Published in Entertainment
Tuesday, 20 August 2013 10:26

Humble bundle raises $7 million for charity

EA's Humble Origin Bundle has become the "biggest bundle ever," raising over US$7 million for charity.

Published in Entertainment
Wednesday, 07 August 2013 09:51

Build your own President with Saints Row 4

Saints Row IV is finally set for release downunder after being banned (and unbanned), and to celebrate publisher Deep Silver has released a free, stand-alone character creator.

Published in Entertainment
Wednesday, 26 June 2013 05:46

Saints Row 4 banned in Australia

Saints Row 4 has been denied a rating by the Australian Classification Board, effectively banning the upcoming game.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Wednesday, 20 March 2013 14:22

New Humble Indie deal a bastion of good value

The good people over at Humble Indie Bundle have come up with a new plan to take your money, and the good news is it’s still for charity.

Published in Entertainment

StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm, the new blockbuster expansion to Blizzard's best-selling RTS, was released midnight last night alongside an announcement of more additions and tweaks to the game's highly competitive multiplayer.

Published in Entertainment
Thursday, 02 August 2012 08:55

Computer games - the mid life sex alternative

A recent report released by the Entertainment Software Association has revealed some interesting facts about our gaming habits.  My interpretation? Computer games are what middle aged people play instead of having sex.

Published in Entertainment
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Friday, 04 November 2011 14:47

Games sector welcomes new R18+ guidelines

The video games industry's peak lobby has welcomed Home Affairs Minister Brendan O'Connor's release of proposed classification guidelines for computer games that includes the introduction of an R18+ 'adult' classification.

Published in Technology Regulation
Wednesday, 31 August 2011 12:41

Gatling Gears gears up for PC

EA announced today that its hit steampunk console downloadable game is now available for PC gamers.

Published in Entertainment
Wednesday, 22 December 2010 17:23

'Tis the season for a silly Steam sale

There must be something in the eggnog around the Valve headquarters, as the company's Steam Christmas sale has outdone virtually every other gaming sale in history.  

Published in Entertainment
Monday, 13 September 2010 14:58

Digital skills shortage fuels $2billion deficit

Fears have been raised that Australia will remain a net importer of digital content unless local companies can hire more people with current skills. A release issued today by the ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation at QUT estimates the trade deficit already stands at $2 billion.

Published in Education
Monday, 05 July 2010 13:19

Beattie joins chorus for R18+ games rating

Former Queensland Premier Peter Beattie has joined the chorus of calls for the creation of an R18+ classification for computer games, saying it is naïve to believe that having no adult rating protects kids from adult gaming content.

Published in Technology Regulation
Thursday, 18 March 2010 19:50

Don't be a dick: G4C gamers get serious

With just two days remaining until polls open in the South Australian state election, the R18+ advocacy group Gamers4Croydon's plan to challenge Attorney-General Michael Atkinson for his safe Labor seat of Croydon is in full swing.

Published in Technology Regulation
Under the full glare of a Federal parliamentary inquiry, the newly-created political party Gamers4Croydon have accused the Australian Christian Lobby of lying, using selective research, and "unfounded emotional arguments," in its campaign against the introduction of an R18+ games classification.
Published in Technology Regulation
Friday, 20 November 2009 09:43

R18+ lobby form party to challenge SA's Atkinson

A 30-year-old game development executive from Melbourne has taken South Australian Attorney General Michael Atkinson at his word and has formed a party to run candidates at the state election next March to push the R18+ classification issue.

Published in Government Tech Policy

South Australian Attorney General Michael Atkinson has thrown down the gauntlet to adult games advocates, challenging the R18+ lobby to run a candidate and try to unseat him at the State election next March.

Published in Government Tech Policy

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