ComputerAndVideogames.com has opened up and Australian specific site, being headed up by Future Publishing.
The site launched this morning with a friendly prompt for any Australian IPs which visit the site to select if they like to stick with the newly formed Australian version or revert to one of the other ones.
A welcoming post reads: "Why does there need to be an Australian CVG? Well, for several important reasons. Firstly, why the hell not? Secondly, because things happen in Australia that don't happen everywhere else in the world. Games get banned, for instance. Thirdly, because the Australian CVG staff (that's us) were sick of seeing pound signs littered around the place. Our UK team were making a mess."
"CVG is for all intents and purposes an Aussie site now, and we'll be updating news all day. Now that we're aboard the good ship CVG, this place is a 24-hour news service. So if you wake up at 3am and must know whether the special edition of Ghost Recon has been unboxed by some scantily clad model... now you can know that."
CVG is following in the footsteps of other international gaming giants to open up with a localised site, including the 'big three' down here of GameSpot, IGN and Kotaku. Other sites like Polygon have simply grabbed local editors to contribute to their international versions.
Future Publishing is handling CVG down under, with Shaun Prescott taking on the role as Australian editor.
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