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Xbox One sets new Australian sales record – report

Xbox One came out in 13 territories including Australia on November 23 and according to this report, it’s the country’s fastest-selling console.

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Australia headlines

  • Valve looking to release an R18+ rated Left 4 Dead 2 in Australia

    Valve’s Chet Faliszek has confirmed the company is exploring the possibility of resubmitting Left 4 Dead 2 for an R18+ ratings classification in Australia.

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  • Game dev accelerator to provide Australian studios with extra funding and guidance

    Game development newcomers in Australia could be handed a major boost with the creation of a game dev accelerator in Brisbane. Right Pedal Studios is offering to provide financial aid and guidance to new Android and iOS developers, even offering them a place to work.

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  • $20 million Australian games funding budget open for discussion

    A paper outlining the options for the upcoming AUD$20 million budget for the Australian Interactive Games Fund has been released today.

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  • Key pro-R18+ Australian politician resigns

    To introduce an R18+ video games rating in Australia, each state’s Attorney-General has to reach a consensus. Tasmanian Attorney-General David Bartlett has always been one of the most passionate supporters of the cause – until he unexpectedly resigned yesterday.

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  • Introduction of Aussie R18+ game rating would create jobs

    Brendan O’Connor, Australia’s minister for home affairs, has said that the adoption of an R18+ rating for games in the country would create jobs. Consultation on the adult-only rating is taking place in July.

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  • Australian R18+ debate: waiting on "silent majority"

    The key ministerial roadblock to a R18+ rating for games in Australia – Senator Michael Atkinson – stood down from the front bench half a year ago. Yet Australian gamers of any age still cannot legally play games with content judged beyond a MA15+ rating.

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  • Australia's main mature games detractor calls it quits

    If you’ve been keeping up with the headlines, you could be forgiven for believing there were only two sides in the battle to create an R18+ games rating in Australia: South Australia Attorney-General Michael Atkinson and everyone else ever. Well, good news, Aussie guys and gals. Mr. Atkinson has decided to step down from the […]

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  • Australian version of Left 4 Dead 2 is packed with surprisingly sturdy zombies

    They don’t make zombies like they used to. Pepper their paper skin with a shotgun blast or two and – boom – undead confetti. But not in Australia! Good ol’ Oz builds its zombies strong to last long. Limbs stay on and blood stays in, even when caught in the thickest of crossfires. Even better, […]

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  • Australian lobbyist group petitions to re-rate Modern Warfare 2

    Modern Warfare 2 lets you play as a terrorist. There are other bits in there too – something about “defending freedom” and “delivering a swift kick to terrorism’s hindquarters” – but those don’t matter. At least, not according to Australian lobbyist group Australian Council on Children and the Media. “The consequences of terrorism are just […]

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  • Left 4 Dead 2 receives MA 15+ rating in Australia, is un-banned

    Hello there, OFLC website. How are you doing? Oh, hey, what’s that you’ve got there? Is that… why, it is! It’s an MA 15+ rating for Left 4 Dead 2! Guess the game’s coming out in Australia after all. Gabe, you crazy rascal. What’d you do? Oh… oh my. Wanna talk about it? Come here. […]

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  • DS hits 1 million in Australia

    According to this, DS has now sold over 1 million units in Australia, with Wii selling more than 300,000 units. The data, compiled by Gfk, also shows that DS was the biggest selling console in the country last year, moving 509,000 machines. Wii sold more than 73,000 consoles in the same month.

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  • EB Games Oz flat denies Microsoft scrap

    EB Games Australia has outright denied any kind of fight with Microsoft over the corporation’s refusal to take back AU$10 million worth of faulty Xbox 360s, says this. EB Games Australia and New Zealand merchandising director Shane Stockwell said shortages of the machine had “nothing to do with defective issues whatsoever… We’ve just sold all […]

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  • EB Australia spat rumoured with Microsoft

    According to this, a row appears to be developing between Microsoft and EB Australia. The retailer is seemingly throwing a “bit of a fanny” in private over the fact that Microsoft is allegedly refusing to honour AU$ 10 million on faulty Xbox 360s. From the story: According to the transcript, EB Australia has $10 million […]

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