Category Archives: Australian

AIT Melbourne’s inaugural Games Mastermind event a great start for grads

Independent game developers in Australia, particularly those at the beginning of their careers, find themselves stuck for ways to connect and network. In a games industry as small and tight-knit as Australia’s, connections are the best step a person can take toward landing a job in the local dev scene.

Networking events are a semi-regular occurrence in Melbourne, the city where much of the nation’s game dev industry is concentrated. The thing about these events is that you don’t know the people involved, you might not find out when or where they’re happening at all. The aim of AIT’s Games Mastermind event was to help game dev graduates and industry newcomers make important connections as they begin the often arduous process of finding relevant work. Continue reading AIT Melbourne’s inaugural Games Mastermind event a great start for grads

Film Review: Gurrumul (Australia, 2018) is a striking portrait of an enigmatic and impressive Australian musical talent

With Gurrumul, director Paul Damien Williams has created a striking and emotive portrait of one of Australia’s greatest musical talents – Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu. But more than that, Gurrumul also affords us all a glimpse into the cultural life and traditions of the Yolngu people in North Eastern Arnhem Land, in what are some of the most visually striking moments of the film.... Continue Reading

You could win an ultra-rare 20th Anniversary PS4 console by donating to Gaming4Life

Sony and Twitch have partnered on a month of live Twitch charity drives called Gaming4Life 2018 with the goal of raising money for the youth cancer program You Can. The best part? Anyone with a Twitch account can help out. Continue reading You could win an ultra-rare 20th Anniversary PS4 console by donating to Gaming4Life

Gfinity Esports and Hoyts are building a chain of esports arenas here in Aus

Have you been watching the Overwatch League, marvelling at the production values and wondering if we’d ever get esports arenas on that scale here in Australia? Wonder no more. Gfinity Esports Australia and Hoyts are doing it right now. Continue reading Gfinity Esports and Hoyts are building a chain of esports arenas here in Aus

Fire up the way back machine, the C64 Mini arrives in Aus on March 29

Old school gamers are living something of a beautiful renaissance right now. Nintendo’s successful launch of its NES and SNES Classic Mini consoles has led to a rush of other miniaturised platforms appearing on the market, one of the more interesting of which is the C64 Mini. Good news, its now got a release date. Continue reading Fire up the way back machine, the C64 Mini arrives in Aus on March 29

Pilot episode of The CheckPoint Series is live, watch it now

The pilot episode of The Checkpoint Series, first in a season of 20 or so, has made its debut on YouTube this week. Created by the Australian non-profit CheckPoint, the series looks to educate viewers on numerous issues surrounding mental health through the lens of video games. Continue reading Pilot episode of The CheckPoint Series is live, watch it now

Intel Extreme Masters returns to Qudos Bank Arena Sydney in May

One of the biggest and  best-received esports events ever hosted in Australia, the Intel Extreme Masters, is heading back to Sydney for three days in May, bringing more explosive top-tier Counter-Strike play. Continue reading Intel Extreme Masters returns to Qudos Bank Arena Sydney in May

Rocket League Championship will mark Australia’s largest eSports Prize Pool

Throwdown eSports confirms The RLCS World Championship and next season of Rocket League will kick off from 4th February, 2018 with $100,000 AUD  prize pool; the largest seen in Australia to date. Continue reading Rocket League Championship will mark Australia’s largest eSports Prize Pool