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Game over for Ludlam: What’s next for Australia’s video games industry? 

Game over for Ludlam: What’s next for Australia’s video games industry?

A citizenship oversight has ended the career of a Senator regarded by many as a champion of Australia’s video games industry.
This game kills fascists 

This game kills fascists

E3 showed that in the age of Trump, AAA studios are not shying away from political themes.
Victorian Government announces new funding for local video games industry 

Victorian Government announces new funding for local video games industry

If only the Federal government were as supportive...
Is a Government response to the Senate gaming inquiry incoming?  

Is a Government response to the Senate gaming inquiry incoming?

A little-reported Senate Estimates session in late May focused on Australia’s gaming industry. It revealed that the government has a draft response to last year’s Senate Inquiry into Australia’s gaming industry.
Once again, the 2017 Federal budget ‘ignored’ the games industry 

Once again, the 2017 Federal budget ‘ignored’ the games industry

Australia's government still doesn't have any time for the local games industry.
A link to the past: Tracing Breath of the Wild’s inspirations 

A link to the past: Tracing Breath of the Wild’s inspirations

As a classic game opens in new directions, we look back to see where it's come from.
Wii hardly knew U 

Wii hardly knew U

Released at the end of 2012, the follow up to the Wii lasted a little over four years. While sales for the machine were disappointing, its legacy is likely to endure.
RTx Sydney brings indie games to the forefront 

RTx Sydney brings indie games to the forefront

The Rooster Teeth expo wasn't all Hideo Kojima hype - its indie scene was fantastic!
Supaboy S allows you to switch between NTSC and PAL SNES games 

Supaboy S allows you to switch between NTSC and PAL SNES games

it's not a Switch, but it may well be a better choice if retro gaming is your thing.
Nintendo Switch fan event, Tokyo 

Nintendo Switch fan event, Tokyo

Hyper was on hand for the big Japanese reveal of the Switch!
Nintendo Switches it up with fan event in Tokyo 

Nintendo Switches it up with fan event in Tokyo

One day after finally revealing the price and launch title for the Switch, Nintendo gave fans the chance to go hands-on. In eight location worldwide, gamers had the chance to play many of the titles announced the previous day.
Gaming in the classroom - can it really help kids learn? 

Gaming in the classroom - can it really help kids learn?

Gamification can be an effective educational tool - but it's far from a silver bullet.
Not just a youngster’s game: Grey Gamers and gaming veterans 

Not just a youngster’s game: Grey Gamers and gaming veterans

Games are most definitely NOT just for kids.
Off the Agenda: How the Australian election is (so far) overlooking the gaming industry 

Off the Agenda: How the Australian election is (so far) overlooking the gaming industry

Everyone knows our local industry needs some help - but no one's talking about it
Sega and VR - ahead of its time 

Sega and VR - ahead of its time

Sega’s early nineties foray into virtual reality was a fascinating failure.
Playing politics in the Australian games industry 

Playing politics in the Australian games industry

With a successful games industry subsidy cut from the Australian federal budget, a potentially lucrative industry faces being excluded from the Turnbull Government’s innovation agenda.
Darkness Within: Eternal Darkness’ Oublié Cathedral 

Darkness Within: Eternal Darkness’ Oublié Cathedral

“This cathedral used to be a place of peace. Now many strange things happen here.”
Silent Hill 2: That videotape we made 

Silent Hill 2: That videotape we made

An in-depth analysis of the Importance of Lakeview Hotel to Silent Hill 2's narrative. Scares & spoilers ahead!
Dying in Democracy 3 

Dying in Democracy 3

Power to the people!

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