Australia

Buck is an Aussie Metroidvania adventure about a dog

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People love dogs. It is difficult to dislike dogs because there are many different kinds. Somewhere in the world there is a breed of dog for you. But if you want a dog that walks on its hindlegs like a human, can punch, lives in a desert and is capable of solving mysteries and puzzles, you may struggle. That's where Buck comes in.


Bethesda opens publishing office in Sydney, Australia

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Bethesda Softworks, the publisher best known for systematically destroying the concept of time when releasing an Elder Scrolls game, announced earlier today that it’s opening a publishing office in Sydney, Australia. Bethesda said the new office will help market and distribute its games in the land down under and whatever New Zealand’s catchy nickname is.


Saints Row 4 gets another chance at Australian classification

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If you haven’t been too busy running for president or gaining super powers, you may recall that Saints Row IV became the inaugural title to be refused Australia’s R18+ rating. The Australian Classification Review board didn’t much care for the anal probe weapons or illegal drug use, and effectively banned the game from being sold in the country. Not all is lost, however, as the board says it's going to take another look at the game on July 29.


Australia may finally, legally, get an uncensored version of Left 4 Dead 2

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Australians pay too much for PC hardware and games

Rob Edwards at

A study carried out by the consumer group Choice has found that Australians are being overcharged for PC games and hardware.