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News: Nnooo: Australian Ratings System Prevents Indies From Releasing Games Down Under

Nnooo: Australian Ratings System Prevents Indies From Releasing Games Down Under

The studio calls for a self-rated, no-fee model

Australian Wii U owners are often frustrated when they do not receive games other Western nations do. Despite being a PAL region, games don't always make it Down Under as we've seen very recently with the news that Fast & Furious: Showdown will be not be made available. That game is published by...

News: Activision Confirms Fast & Furious: Showdown Won't Be Coming To Australia

Activision Confirms Fast & Furious: Showdown Won't Be Coming To Australia

Are you surprised?

Last month Australian retailer EB Games confirmed Fast & Furious: Showdown would be coming to Wii U. However, it has now emerged that Australia will ironically not be getting the game, as Activision has confirmed it won't be made available Down Under. This represents the fourth Activision Wii U title that will never see the...

News: PAX Australia is Sold Out

PAX Australia is Sold Out

No more tickets available for the July event

PAX Australia will be taking place this Winter between 19th and 23rd July in Melbourne and if you haven't picked up a ticket yet you might be a bit disappointed to hear all passes have been sold. This comes from the event's official Facebook page, which stated the expo is now a sell out and no more...

News: Aussie Retailers Express Their Views on Wii U

Aussie Retailers Express Their Views on Wii U

Nintendo 'needs to build awareness'

Wii U has had a difficult few months in practically every country since the New Year. Many have attributed it to a distinct lack of new releases - something that is beginning to improve with the release of Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate. One nation where Wii U owners have had a more difficult time than others is...

News: The Amazing Spider-Man: Ultimate Edition Not Releasing Down Under

The Amazing Spider-Man: Ultimate Edition Not Releasing Down Under

Australia misses out on yet another Wii U title

Australian Wii U owners are having a tougher time than those in other regions, with a handful of games not making the trip Down Under. Activision has confirmed that another of its Wii U titles will not be releasing in Australia. This time it's The Amazing Spider-Man: Ultimate Edition. This is the...

News: Four Major 3DS Titles Given Australian Release Dates

Four Major 3DS Titles Given Australian Release Dates

Luigi's Mansion, Fire Emblem, Mystery Dungeon and Animal Crossing all dated Down Under

Nintendo Australia has kindly announced the release dates for four of the year's biggest 3DS titles. Aussies will be able to go hunting ghosts in Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon on 28th March. Fire Emblem: Awakening will be released from its slumber on 20th April...

News: Sorry Australia, You're Not Getting The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct

Sorry Australia, You're Not Getting The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct

Demand isn't there, apparently

Activision is launching The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct on the Wii U next month in North America and Europe, but sadly fans of the hit TV series who happen to live Down Under will just have to sit it out — or contemplate importing a copy of the European version — because the game won't be getting a release in...

News: Nintendo Rewarding Millionaire Coin Collectors In New Super Mario Bros. 2

Nintendo Rewarding Millionaire Coin Collectors In New Super Mario Bros. 2

Global coin total hits a staggering 500 billion

There's no denying that most of us have checked into therapy to overcome our coin collecting addiction in New Super Mario Bros. 2, and with the global coin total hitting an incredible 500 billion, Nintendo Australia has a reward for players who have become coin millionaires in the popular platformer...

Ninterview: Australian Retro Gamer

Australian Retro Gamer

Retro gaming from down under

The next subject in our Ninterview chair is a retro gaming fanatic from Down Under known as Australian Retro Gamer - or ausretrogamer, for short. We caught up with this internet phenomenon to quiz him on his love of all things retro and Nintendo. Nintendo Life: Who are you, and what do you do for a living? Australian...

News: Australian 3DS eShop Gets New Region Specific Section

Australian 3DS eShop Gets New Region Specific Section

Great news for homegrown indie developers

Australian gamers have a new way to find and support indie developers from their home country, as the 3DS eShop Down Under — and throughout Europe as the "Developed in Australia" shelf — has been given a region-specific section listing all aussie-made games. There are currently 14 titles available in...

News: Retro City Rampage Isn't Headed Down Under

Retro City Rampage Isn't Headed Down Under

"Ratings are expensive and time consuming", says developer

VBlank Entertainment has revealed that the WiiWare version of Retro City Rampage won't be released in Australia. Posting on Twitter, the developer cited the expensive process of age rating approval as the reason for the no-show. The Xbox Live Arcade and PSN versions are also impacted by the...

News: Wii U Set To Embark On Nationwide Tour Of Australia

Wii U Set To Embark On Nationwide Tour Of Australia

Party Down Under

Live in Australia? Didn't get to go to the EB Expo to play the Wii U earlier this year? Fear not, as Nintendo might be heading your way soon with some of the new consoles in tow. From the 5th of November, Wii U Experience Stores will be opened temporarily around Australia. Nintendo is currently advertising that Nintendo Land and...

News: Nintendo Australia Goes Release Date Crazy

Nintendo Australia Goes Release Date Crazy

Paper Mario dated, new 3DS XL bundle announced

Nintendo of Australia has today confirmed some details on upcoming 3DS games such as Paper Mario: Sticker Star, Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, as well as a bunch of new downloadable games coming to the Nintendo eShop. Paper Mario: Sticker star will be available in Australia and New Zealand on the 8th of...

News: Charles Martinet Interviewed At Random During Security Breach

Charles Martinet Interviewed At Random During Security Breach

But they have no idea who he is

One of the many advantages of being a video game voice actor is that you can walk down the street without anyone giving you so much as a second look. However, when you're the voice actor of one of the most iconic characters in gaming, it's a different story altogether - which is why we were very surprised to see...

News: Behold The Ungodly Union Of The Wii U Pro Controller And SNES Pad

Behold The Ungodly Union Of The Wii U Pro Controller And SNES Pad

Fusion frenzy

Australian store EB Games has listed a new controller for the Wii U which boasts SNES-style controls. Dubbed the Wii U Controller - SNES version, the design appears to be based on the standard Wii U Pro Controller, but with an additional helping of controls slapped in the middle. Although the image posted looks legit, the price...