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SPECIAL FEATURE: Yet another Parliament report recommends supporting Australian video games development

SPECIAL FEATURE: Yet another Parliament report recommends supporting Australian video games development

It is not too often that we can celebrate a win for the local games development industry in Australia, at least when it comes to support and recognition from the ...

Jonny Roses
by Jonny Roses
on Jun 23rd 2017 at 2:08PM in News
SPECIAL FEATURE: E3 Round Table

SPECIAL FEATURE: E3 Round Table

Australian journalists sound off on their highs and lows of this year's show.

Joel Van Daal
by Joel Van Daal
on Jun 23rd 2017 at 1:30PM in News
Twitch announces ANZ Streamer Community Battles

Twitch announces ANZ Streamer Community Battles

The top Partners from across Australia and New Zealand face off in various competitive games for prizes provided by each game’s publishers.

Joel Van Daal
by Joel Van Daal
on Jun 23rd 2017 at 11:20AM in News
PAX Aus 2017 Panel Registrations open

PAX Aus 2017 Panel Registrations open

Panel submissions for this year's event are now open.

Joel Van Daal
by Joel Van Daal
on Jun 23rd 2017 at 11:00AM in News

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The ANZ IGEA Top Ten Charts powered by NPD - Week 24

The ANZ IGEA Top Ten Charts powered by NPD - Week 24

Tekken 7 makes it three weeks straight at the top of the New Zealand chart as Horizon Zero Dawn goes back-to-back in Australia.

Joel Van Daal
by Joel Van Daal
on Jun 22nd 2017 at 12:55PM in News
Hand of Fate: Ordeals Kick Starter exceeds $490,000

Hand of Fate: Ordeals Kick Starter exceeds $490,000

Defiant Development and Rule & Make's deck-building game, set in the Hand of Fate universe, has reached over 16 times its original funding goal.

Joel Van Daal
by Joel Van Daal
on Jun 22nd 2017 at 12:40PM in News
Jane Cocks steps down from CheckPoint

Jane Cocks steps down from CheckPoint

The CheckPoint co-founder has bid farewell to the organisation as Dr Shelley Xia and Pritika Sachdev join the team.

Joel Van Daal
by Joel Van Daal
on Jun 22nd 2017 at 11:05AM in News
Hi-Rez Mid Year Finals kick off this weekend

Hi-Rez Mid Year Finals kick off this weekend

Six of the region's top esports teams will compete across two Hi-Rez titles for a combined prize pool of $35,000.

Joel Van Daal
by Joel Van Daal
on Jun 21st 2017 at 11:35AM in News

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Creative Vic is looking for a Senior Project Officer - Digital Games and Fashion

Creative Vic is looking for a Senior Project Officer - Digital Games and Fashion

The amazing opportunity will see working within the most active and forward thinking games funding program in the country.

Joel Van Daal
by Joel Van Daal
on Jun 21st 2017 at 11:15AM in News
IGEA announces 2017 PwC Outlook presentation

IGEA announces 2017 PwC Outlook presentation

Megan Brownlow will present the latest PwC Outlook, Australian Entertainment and Media Report alongside a CBSi Game Insights Presentation.

Joel Van Daal
by Joel Van Daal
on Jun 21st 2017 at 10:40AM in News
Razer appoints MOL as master distributor of zGold

Razer appoints MOL as master distributor of zGold

zGold will become the most widely-distributed virtual currency for gamers in Southeast Asia, and will be made available at over 1 million locations globally.

Joel Van Daal
by Joel Van Daal
on Jun 21st 2017 at 9:30AM in News
Twitch and Blizzard announce exclusive streaming deal

Twitch and Blizzard announce exclusive streaming deal

Twitch will now act as the exclusive third party streaming service for over 20 20 major Blizzard esports events through 2018.

Joel Van Daal
by Joel Van Daal
on Jun 21st 2017 at 9:15AM in News

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Adrian Oorloff joins InComm

Adrian Oorloff joins InComm

The games industry retail veteran has recently joined InComm.

Joel Van Daal
by Joel Van Daal
on Jun 20th 2017 at 2:40PM in News
Australian players revealed as general tickets go on sale for Overwatch World Cup - Sydney

Australian players revealed as general tickets go on sale for Overwatch World Cup - Sydney

Blizzard Entertainment today announced established team, Blank Esports, has been selected by a fan chosen committee to represent Australia at the Overwatch World Cup Group Stage: Sydney.

Joel Van Daal
by Joel Van Daal
on Jun 20th 2017 at 2:15PM in News
A second report recommends the reinstatement of AIGF

A second report recommends the reinstatement of AIGF

Another government committee has recommended that the Australian Interactive Games Fund be brought back.

Matthew  Waterworth
by Matthew Waterworth
on Jun 19th 2017 at 2:00PM in News
New statistics prove the effectiveness of Games Funding

New statistics prove the effectiveness of Games Funding

A study from the Australian Bureau of Statistics has validated government support for the game development sector.

Matthew  Waterworth
by Matthew Waterworth
on Jun 19th 2017 at 1:00PM in News

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New Zealand Interactive Development Fund Announced

New Zealand Interactive Development Fund Announced

Provided by the New Zealand Film Commission, 12 successful applicants will be receiving funding.

Matthew  Waterworth
by Matthew Waterworth
on Jun 19th 2017 at 12:00PM in News
IO Interactive is now an independent studio

IO Interactive is now an independent studio

It's been announced that the Hitman developer will be parting from publisher Square Enix for future titles.

Matthew  Waterworth
by Matthew Waterworth
on Jun 19th 2017 at 11:30AM in News
Atari is making a new console

Atari is making a new console

A small teaser video has announced that Atari is working on something called the Atari Box.

Matthew  Waterworth
by Matthew Waterworth
on Jun 19th 2017 at 11:00AM in News
McDonalds to sponsor the StarCraft II Challenger Season 3 Finals

McDonalds to sponsor the StarCraft II Challenger Season 3 Finals

Blizzard has announced that McDonalds will be sponsoring the ANZ Challenger Season 3 Finals.

Matthew  Waterworth
by Matthew Waterworth
on Jun 19th 2017 at 10:30AM in News
The ANZ IGEA Top Ten Charts powered by NPD - Week 23

The ANZ IGEA Top Ten Charts powered by NPD - Week 23

Tekken 7 holds on to the NZ number one for a second week, as Horizon Zero Dawn claims its second in Australia, 14 weeks after its debut number one.

Joel Van Daal
by Joel Van Daal
on Jun 19th 2017 at 10:00AM in News
E3 2017: Digital Trends names their Top Games of E3

E3 2017: Digital Trends names their Top Games of E3

Digital Trends has announced their 9th annual Top Games of E3, celebrating the most innovative products showcased.

Matthew  Waterworth
by Matthew Waterworth
on Jun 16th 2017 at 10:00AM in News
E2 2017: E3 final attendance figures released

E2 2017: E3 final attendance figures released

The ESA has stated that over 68,000 people attended E3 over the course of the convention.

Matthew  Waterworth
by Matthew Waterworth
on Jun 16th 2017 at 9:30AM in News
E3 2017: Microsoft isn't making a profit on the Xbox One X

E3 2017: Microsoft isn't making a profit on the Xbox One X

Phil Spencer has revealed that Microsoft won't be making any money on the Xbox One X hardware.

Matthew  Waterworth
by Matthew Waterworth
on Jun 15th 2017 at 1:30PM in News