Gaming Dev News, Features, and Interviews

  • Government unveils $1.1b innovation agenda

    The federal government has unveiled its ‘National Innovation and Science Agenda’ with a range of investments in the Australian research sector and reforms designed to boost startups.

    07 Dec. 15 14:17 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Local game developers call for government support

    An organisation representing video game developers has called for the federal government to reintroduce a self-sustaining funding program to help boost the industry.

    21 Sept. 15 15:39 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • 3D adds depth to The Flying Dutchman in Melbourne

    Victorian Opera seeks to revolutionize performance theatre by using movie-style 3D visual effects in its upcoming Melbourne production of Richard Wagner’s The Flying Dutchman.

    08 Jan. 15 09:56 Written by Adam Bender
  • Half-Life publisher Valve faces ACCC legal action

    The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has announced it is taking legal action in the Federal Court against Valve Corporation, the publisher of popular gaming titles including the Half-Life and Portal series.

    29 Aug. 14 09:51 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Macquarie Telecom posts $0.8M loss

    Macquarie Telecom on Thursday reported a net loss of $0.8 million for its full year ending June 30, largely due to increased operating expenses as new data centre facilities go live.

    28 Aug. 14 09:48 Written by Byron Connolly
  • ATO sets out treatment of Bitcoin

    Businesses that "supply Bitcoin" must "charge GST when they supply bitcoin and may be subject to GST when receiving bitcoin in return for goods and services" according to guidance on treatment of the crypto-currency issued today by the Australian Taxation Office.

    20 Aug. 14 14:26 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • GameSpy's shutdown spells doom for numerous PC games, but you can dodge disaster

    GameSpy is shutting down on May 31, and the Internet is furious. See, there's this list floating around of all the multiplayer PC games that will be rendered unplayable by the imminent demise of this matchmaking middleware. It's a doozy of a list--something like seventy games potentially affected.

    09 April 14 04:09 Written by Hayden Dingman
  • Fear, uncertainty and delays: The NBN in Tasmania

    Tasmanian business is desperate for certainty over the future of the National Broadband Network rollout in the state, according to witnesses that appeared before a Hobart hearing of the Senate’s Select Committee on the National Broadband Network.

    04 Feb. 14 13:41 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • ANZ Innovyz expands to startup graduates

    ANZ Bank and Innovyz announced they will expand their accelerator program to include companies that have graduated from the startup phase.

    15 Aug. 13 10:08 Written by Adam Bender
  • Deakin crowdsources funding to discover what makes gamers tick

    Why is it that Australians see playing footy on the weekend to be nothing sneer-worthy, but admitting to spending the odd afternoon playing World of Warcraft marks you as a bit of a weirdo? And why is it that so many Australians who wouldn't consider themselves gamers pass the time in the sardine-can-like confines of public transport propelling birds at green pigs?

    16 May 13 11:44 Written by Rohan Pearce

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