Gaming Dev News, Features, and Interviews

  • Telstra pushes 5G’s latency advantage

    Telstra, in conjunction with Ericsson and Intel, has used a demonstration of online gaming to push the low latency characteristics of 5G wireless as one of the key benefits of the technology.

    08 May 18 15:28 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Amazon launches AR, VR development platform Sumerian

    Amazon Web Services has launched a browser-based development platform which allows users without specialised programming or 3D graphics expertise to create and run virtual and augmented reality applications.

    29 Nov. 17 12:52 Written by George Nott
  • Star casino launches gamer den

    ​Sydney’s Star casino has opened a themed studio space aimed squarely at gamers.

    21 July 17 16:28 Written by George Nott
  • 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
  • Can off-the-shelf network storage do the job I need?

    ​It’s a big question: Is it better to buy off-the-shelf network storage, or build your own?

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