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Published by Jamie Galea on January 20, 2015 Club Nintendo To Shut Down In September 2015

In a surprising announcement, Nintendo announced that it will be shutting down its Club Nintendo loyalty service worldwide by September 30th 2015. The service, which launched in Australia and New Zealand in 2008 with the launch of Mario Kart Wii,  encouraged users who purchased Nintendo games and hardware to register via the Club Nintendo website in exchange for stars, to be used for exclusive goods and software. Continue reading »

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Published by Liam Merrick on January 16, 2015 400 And Counting: Week 12 (All My Friends)

This week I turned 25 years old. This meant a number of things for me, including, for the purposes of this blog, a Blu-ray player. Just what I needed: Another excuse not to use the SBS On Demand service, the one this blog was originally intended for. Oh well. So far I’ve only watched one Blu-ray (more on that later), but I’m keen to sink my teeth into my growing collection.

I really only had one goal that I wanted to achieve by the age of 25, and that was to direct a feature film. While I haven’t reached it, I’ve still achieved more than I thought I would. I’ve been involved in a huge variety of projects ranging from short films, to plays, to radio, to this blog, to docos, to a number of feature films and to three television shows. It’s funny where life can take you, even at a rather young age. Continue reading »

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Published by Donald Duong on January 15, 2015 [Updated] Hotline Miami 2 Refused Classification

Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number has been Refused Classification in Australia, effectively banning it from local sale. The Australian Classification Board reached this decision last Wednesday.

The Board currently cites the National Classification Code, stating that games which “depict, express or otherwise deal with matters of sex, drug misuse or addiction, crime, cruelty, violence or revolting or abhorrent phenomena in such a way that they offend against the standards of morality, decency and propriety generally accepted by reasonable adults to the extent that they should not be classified.”

Publisher Devolver Digital has released a statement on the decision, which has been included below. Continue reading »

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Published by Charlotte Buckingham on January 15, 2015 A 3DS Valentine: Nintendo Direct: 15/01/15

10923784_664003173718781_7362650882167114855_n[1]Nintendo has kicked off the year with a stunning Direct presentation. From release dates for Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate and Majora’s Mask to a bunch of new game announcements, the Direct ran for three quarters of an hour and revealed tons of information about already known games and revealed a few new ones!

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Published by Donald Duong on January 14, 2015 Grand Theft Auto V PC Delayed

Rockstar Games has delayed the release of the PC version of Grand Theft Auto V to 24 March. GTAV PC was previously scheduled for release on January 27; before this, it was intended to launch with the Playstation 4 and Xbox One editions.

“Our apologies for the slight shift in the date but the game requires a few extra weeks of testing and polish to make it as good as can be,” said the company on its Newswire, “Moving a release date is never a decision we take lightly and is a choice we make only when we know it is in the best interests of the game and our fans. Thanks everyone for your understanding and we assure you these few extra weeks will be worth it when the game does arrive in March.” Continue reading »

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