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  • News: The technology behind games development revealed

    Despite a lack of attention in past years, the Australian games development industry is increasingly punching above its weight and is contributing more to the economic prosperity of the country than its profile would suggest. According to the Game Developers’ Association of Australia (GDAA), the industry body responsible for growing the profile of the Australian interactive game industry, the sector is a dynamic and sophisticated one driven by strong creative and management talent, advanced technology, and 30 years’ games development experience.

  • News: Poll: 70 percent of PC users also own games console

    Nearly three-quarters (72 percent) of respondents to a PC Advisor survey indicated that they own a gaming console.

  • News: Classic gaming service Good Old Games shuts down

    Classic PC gaming service Good Old Games has shut down. In a statement on its website, the operators said after long consideration, the digital-rights-free download service concluded it could no longer operate the site in its current form.

  • News: Halo: Reach makes $200 million in first-day sales

    Halo: Reach tallied $200 million in sales on its release day, says Phil Spencer, the corporate vice president of Microsoft Game Studios, during Microsoft's keynote Thursday morning at the Tokyo Game Show as reported by 1UP.com's liveblog of the event.

  • News: Study: In-game ads may work

    For the first time, a recent study of EA Games shows proof that advertisers may actually benefit from something many gamers hate: in-game advertising.

  • News: 72% of adults would ban sales of violent games to kids

    A poll from Common Sense Media could affect the legal challenge against California's ban on violent video games, at least in the court of public opinion.

  • News: 'Shoot-em-ups' improve decision making

    Playing 'shoot-em-up' computer games speeds up how quickly your brain make decisions, says researchers.

  • News: 61% of smartphone owners play mobile games

    Americans are increasingly stuffing their smartphones with apps, with games leading the way and productivity apps in the middle of the pack.

  • Video: Sony unveils 3D product lines at IFA

    3D cameras, PS3, Blu-ray and Vaio laptop

  • News: Sony promises 3D PS3 and 3D Vaio laptop

    PlayStation 3 owners will finally be able to watch movies in 3D by October, Sony CEO Howard Stringer promised during his speech Wednesday at the Internationale Funkaustellung (IFA) trade show in Berlin.

  • News: AMD to kill ATI brand

    AMD has announced plans to remove the ATI name from its products by the end of the year, killing a brand name synonymous with graphics enthusiasts for 25 years.

  • News: Google buys games firm SocialDeck

    Google has made its fifth acquisition since the start of August, this time scooping up SocialDeck, a company that develops games that people can play against friends using iPhones, BlackBerry devices, or via Facebook on a PC.

  • News: UK govt wants Medal of Honor ban

    The UK Defence Secretary, Liam Fox, is calling for game retailers to boycott the next Medal of Honour to "show their support for the armed forces".

  • News: Tesco to roll-out game trade-in service across UK

    Tesco is rolling out its game trade-in scheme across a number of its supermarkets in the UK.

  • News: Demon unveils gaming broadband service

    UK ISP Demon has unveiled a broadband package aimed at gamers with prioritised bandwidth and download speeds of 'up to' 20Mbps.

  • News: Windows Phone 7 users to play games on handsets

    Microsoft is giving Windows Phone 7 users the ability to log into their Xbox Live account from their handset and play games.

  • News: Microsoft Kinect to land in UK on November 10

    Microsoft has confirmed its Kinect motion-sensing camera for the Xbox 360 will be made available in the UK on November 10.

  • Video: Dell ships Streak tablet

    Plus: HP sex scandal and police raid Google

  • News: Sony planning PlayStation Portable smartphone

    Sony's PSP Go hardware iteration may not have won many fans over, but Sony's Ericsson division is reportedly creating a cell phone that will utilize many of the platform's strengths to create a new mobile gaming device that the upcoming iteration of the Android engine.

  • News: ATI overtakes Nvidia in graphics card market

    Advanced Micro Devices overtook Nvidia during the second quarter to become the top discrete graphics card vendor, according to market research firm Mercury Research.



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