Month: June 2015

Australian Senate To Launch Australian Game Development Inquiry

An Inquiry into the Australian video game development industry moved by Greens Deputy Leader and ┬áCommunications Spokesperson Senator Scott Ludlam was approved by the Senate on Monday.┬áThe Senate Inqury will look into how the Government could support game developers though tax frameworks and how to potentially attract international game companies. “Internationally, companies have experienced strong

SquarE3nix: Square Enix's E3 Conference Wrap

Over the past couple of years Square Enix have been flexing their muscle as both a publisher and developer, delivering top content from all corners of the globe including Japan, Canada and more. At E3 2015, things heat up as the publisher took to the stage in their own press conference for the third time

Leave Luck To Lylat – Nintendo's E3 Conference Wrap

Nintendo’s Digital Event brings the last of the console platform owners to the stage, and boy was it a doozy. Here we go. Starting off with an introduction seeing the familiar heads of Nintendo portrayed as Muppets, the tone was set for the conference: transformation. And what better way to demonstrate that than by starting

Hype Dreams: Sony's E3 2015 Press Conference

Everyone has their dream E3 lineup. For many, this list consisted of a variation of The Last Guardian, Final Fantasy VII and Shenmue 3. These were the most farfetched of E3 announcements; they were pipe dreams at best. It’d crazy enough to see even one of these games appear at E3. But what if all

Another Tower: Ubisoft's E3 2015 Live Conference

Ubisoft is comfortable with its established formula. Many of its recent titles have taken place in the open world, have had multiplayer hooks and featured the same sodding towers to climb up. Even its E3 press conferences deviate little from the set routine; Aisha Tyler returned for the fifth year in a row to host

Ultimate Team: EA's E3 2015 Press Conference

6am AEST brought us the gaming bounty that EA had to offer, with a lot of familiar titles coming back for another iteration, and even some new IPs. Here’s the lowdown. The show started with a teaser for the next Mass Effect game, subtitled Andromeda. That’s all. The first real announcement however was Need For

Something Old: Microsoft's E3 2015 Media Briefing

At its inception, Microsoft was vocal in holding out the Xbox One as the future in game. It was the all-in-one entertainment centre with the next-generation Kinect. Since then, the company has slowly stepped away from these lofty ambitions, to the point where the Xbox One might as well be merely an upgraded Xbox 360;

Setting the World on Fire: Bethesda's E3 2015 Showcase

It’s that time of year again, kids. All the marketing money the game publishers of the world can muster is thrown at Los Angeles, California for the Electronic Entertainment Expo. But this year, a few new additions have been added to the usual press conference line-up, starting with Bethesda. The show from the Dolby Theatre

LEGO Worlds Hits Early Access

(In brief) TT Games has released the LEGO themed world-building game Lego Worlds on Steam’s Early Access platform. Like Minecraft, Lego Worlds allows players to customise their procedurally-generated worlds and build anything from creatures to vehicles using Lego pieces. Lego Worlds will be in Early Access through 2015, with development to take place in collaboration