Blizzard “upset” (not really, but bear with me) many Australians recently with a “culturally insensitive” sign in the new Junkertown map on Overwatch. That sign has now been fixed, and we are all free to get on with our lives.
Sydney’s biggest anime convention, Smash, has come again to Rosehill Gardens, bringing with it a cavalcade of bright and colourful cosplayers. With a focus on the Japanese side of things, Smash gets quite a different range of costumes to the ones you’ll regularly see at gaming expos or comic cons — though there are…
Remember the Aussie who forced his way through an online Quake Champions qualifier on crappy ping? Well there was a second round of qualifiers for the Quake World Championships over the weekend, and despite having an atrocious ping yet again, Daniel “dandaking” De Sousa somehow made it through.
Quake is a hard enough game as is, and that’s with a good connection. Now imagine playing in an international qualifier for a $1 million tournament on 200+ ping.
While capsule hotels are nothing new in the real world, having been a staple of Japanese accommodation options for decades, a new business in Sydney called...The Capsule Hotel is taking the sci-fi inspiration very literally.
Last weekend’s North American International Championships had two big surprises: not only did Australians sweep the tournament, a Snorlax dodged more than half a dozen chances to be paralyzed or flinched. And, in classic Snorlax fashion, it won a tournament by eating.
Framed, a very cool mobile game about moving the panels of a comic to change a story, has a sequel on the way.
Black Iron Tarkus is one of the most badass characters in Dark Souls, but how would he fare in the modern dating world? We signed him up to Tinder to find out — it would be his toughest challenge to date.
Australian snooker player Neil Robertson (Americans: snooker is kinda like pool, but more British), a former world champion, has admitted that his form has dipped recently after he became addicted to playing games like League of Legends and FIFA.
Australia’s infamous Classification Board last week essentially banned the upcoming Outlast 2 from going on sale in the country. And only a few days later has backed down and said, oh, ok, the game is actually fine.
Growing up in Australia in the 80s/90s, I have a very weird emotional attachment to these old retailer catalogues, because in the days before the internet—or even reliable games mags—they were the only real way to get info on what games were coming out and, more importantly, when.
Team houses have been upheld as the ideal model for professional gamers and professional teams to maintain the optimal practice environment. But over the last 24 hours, a raft of allegations have come out about the living conditions for Tainted Minds, one of Australia’s top eight League of Legends teams.
We’re a few years past laughing at media’s reporting on video games, partly because we just don’t care anymore, partly because they’ve (for the most part) improved their game. This hilarious story from Australia’s Channel 7, though, is just too good/terrible to ignore.
In a hearing earlier this afternoon, the Federal Court has fined Valve AUD$3 million (USD$2.16 million) over breaches of Australian consumer law for their lack of an advertised refund policy on Steam from 2011 to 2014.
I am Australian. I have noticed online that people who are not Australian seem to work under the assumption that this is an island of death, where every step you take you run the risk of being bitten, stung, impaled or eaten alive by a murderous wild creature. I am here today to tell you that they are only half right.
Call off the search, I’m pretty sure I shot this guy in Facility back in 1998.
In years gone by Halfbrick had a tradition.
Here’s the thing about most Australian characters in video games: their stereotypical depiction would be almost offensive, if Australians ever gave enough of a shit to be offended in the first place.