Gaming Dev News, Features, and Interviews

  • Windows 8 apps feature at App Fest 2012

    Volunteering for natural disasters, finding cheaper petrol and helping children with diabetes might become easier in the future for Windows 8 device users if the inaugural App Fest 2012 winners have their apps published.

    17 Sept. 12 13:37 Written by Hamish Barwick
  • In pictures: Tech Ed 2012 Hyped party

    Tech Ed 2012 culminated with the annual Hyped party on Thursday night. Delegates had a choice of sports, comedy, gaming or laser tag to keep them entertained. Photos supplied by Microsoft.

    14 Sept. 12 11:11 Written by Hamish Barwick
  • R18+ games legislation hits parliament

    Minister for home affairs, Jason Clare, has introduced legislation into parliament that will pave the way for an R18+ classification for video games. The state and territory governments will also have to introduce legislation to allow adults only games.

    15 Feb. 12 13:42 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • iGEA cautiously backs R18 games classification guidelines

    While the Interactive Games and Entertainment Association (iGEA) has welcomed the proposed Guidelines for the Classification of Computer Games, it is concerned about references in the document to the high impact of games on players.

    07 Nov. 11 09:42 Written by Hamish Barwick
  • Datasquirt halves FY11 loss

    Enterprise communications solutions provider Datasquirt (ASX:DSQ) narrowed its net loss 51% to NZ$599,000 ($519,000).

    29 Aug. 11 19:00 Written by Dylan Bushell-Embling
  • Fed Govt distances R18+ games from Norway violence

    Federal Minister for Home Affairs, Brendan O'Connor, has sought to distance the government’s push for an R18+ classification for video games from the mass violence in Norwayat the weekend.

    25 July 11 09:18 Written by Tim Lohman
  • Attorneys-general back R18+ games classification

    The two day meeting of the Standing Committee of Attorneys-General has endorsed the idea of an R18+ classification for video games. The in principle decision was backed by all states and territories, with the exception of NSW Attorney-General, Greg Smith, who abstained.

    22 July 11 15:15 Written by TechWorld staff
  • Sony Ericsson Xperia Play review

    The Sony Ericsson Xperia Play is a gaming focused Android smartphone launching next week in Australia on Optus and Telstra.

    03 June 11 10:07 Written by TechWorld staff
  • Sydney promoted as Asia Pacific digital hub

    The NSW government is keen to promote Sydney as an Asia-Pacific digital hub. The government used CeBIT to launch the initiative — a showreel will showcase NSW digital strengths during CeBIT Australia, the Vivid Festival and globally.

    31 May 11 16:54 Written by Computerworld Staff
  • Will World of Warcraft drive ISP IPv6 adoption?

    Whether IT networking boffins like it or not, one of the biggest drivers toward IPv6 adoption may turn out to be Blizzard’s massively online multiplayer monolith, World of Warcraft (WoW).

    10 May 11 12:35 Written by Tim Lohman
  • Telcos fight to retain business in digital world: ACMA

    New research from the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) suggests consumers are reaping the benefit of greater telecommunication and media competition caused by the internet.

    17 Jan. 11 15:29 Written by Computerworld Staff
  • Sony asks for restraining order over PS3 hack

    Sony Computer Entertainment has launched legal action against five hackers who recently released a set of tools that allows illegally copied games to run on the PlayStation 3 game console.

    13 Jan. 11 06:26 Written by Jeremy Kirk
  • Black Ops' total kill count has surpassed the planet's population

    It's been less than three weeks since Activision's "Call of Duty: Black Ops" went on sale. The game quickly broke entertainment sales records, with worldwide revenue of US$650 million during its first five days in stores. The game's online component is wildly popular, with hundreds of thousands of players simultaneously logged in to battle each other, and is creating some big numbers of its own.

    29 Nov. 10 05:24 Written by Martyn Williams
  • Top ten most influential of 2010: E-health

    Each Friday until the end of the year, <i>Computerworld Australia</i> is revealing one of the top ten most influential people, technologies and trends that shaped 2010 in Australia.

    26 Nov. 10 10:38 Written by Computerworld Staff
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