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Scott Ludlam’s resignation is a massive blow to the Australian gaming industry, and we’re devastated

Earlier this afternoon Western Australian Greens senator Scott Ludlam resigned from his positions in the Australian senate and the Greens deputy leadership. The resignation came following the discovery that he had never formally renounced his New Zealand dual citizenship before running in the 2016 federal election. With Ludlam’s departure, the only voice the Australian games industry had in anything close to federal government is silenced. Continue reading Scott Ludlam’s resignation is a massive blow to the Australian gaming industry, and we’re devastated

Interview: Hugo Weaving talks about ABC’s Seven Types of Ambiguity, V For Vendetta and Kicking John Wick’s Ass

One of Australia’s top leading film and TV actors, Hugo Weaving is not a name you forget. With so much versatility and strength in every role he takes on, it’s hardly surprising he is a household name throughout the world. From his 1994 role as Tick (or Mitzi if you prefer) in Priscilla Queen of The Desert to his global break-out in The Wachowski’s The Matrix Trilogy,  V for Vendetta, The Lord of The Rings, Captain America The First Avenger and the list goes on, he’s been involved in his fair share of big screen blockbusters. But now, Weaving has returned to doing what he loves: small-scale Australian roles that are absolutely huge on character, development and big on heart with ABC’s Seven Types of Ambiguity, based on the book by Elliot Perlman.... Continue Reading

The CheckPoint Kickstarter only needs another 4K to hit their goal

The Kickstarter for  CheckPoint, an Australian webseries that intends to use video games as a way to spotlight mental health issues and the people who live with them, is nearing its goal of $55,000 AUD. With just under $4000 AUD remaining and three days left on the clock, Dr. Jennifer Hazel and the CheckPoint team are closer than ever to getting this important, local series off the ground. Continue reading The CheckPoint Kickstarter only needs another 4K to hit their goal

Video Games Review: Paradigm (PC/Mac, 2017) is a Beautiful Specimen

There are two kinds of people in the world – people that will love Paradigm, and people that can’t stand to see perfection. Paradigm is everything that it needs to be – uncomfortably strange, genuinely hilarious, oddly touching and highly memorable, all at once. For a game that stars a deformed, vaguely European mutant and his sentient tumour, that’s no mean feat. Paradigm feels like a sexually-charge love letter to the point-and-click adventure genre, with the game peppered with wonderfully unsubtle references to the classics. Taking inspiration from the Maniac Mansion and Monkey Island games, as well as almost everything in between, Perth-based games developer Jacob Janerka crafts a bafflingly original and hilariously charming story in Paradigm. Continue reading Video Games Review: Paradigm (PC/Mac, 2017) is a Beautiful Specimen

Scott Ludlam and The Greens unveil plan to restore the Australian video games industry, and it starts in WA

Western Australian Greens senator Scott Ludlam has unveiled a new plan to boost the Australian video games industry overnight. The plan seeks to reinstate the Australian Interactive Games Fund, but also looks to turn the Western Australian capital Perth into the new hub of Australian games development Continue reading Scott Ludlam and The Greens unveil plan to restore the Australian video games industry, and it starts in WA

EXCLUSIVE: Forza Horizon 3‘s complete soundtrack features Chet Faker, 1200 Techniques and more

The thing that facilitated many of Forza Horizon 2‘s most memorable moments was its wide-ranging soundtrack of licensed music. Releasing in only a few weeks, Forza Horizon 3 is promising a similarly top-shelf tracklist. The best part? Given the game’s Australian setting, the soundtrack is filled with popular local artists. Hit the jump to see the tracklist in full! Continue reading EXCLUSIVE: Forza Horizon 3‘s complete soundtrack features Chet Faker, 1200 Techniques and more