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E3 2017: First Look at Bathurst in Gran Turismo Sport

Gran Turismo Sport developer Polyphony Digital revealed the inclusion of Australia’s Mount Panorama circuit in GT Sport earlier this week (via a very brief glimpse of the track in a new trailer Sony debuted prior to its E3 presentation) but we now have a pair of new videos showcasing the track in full.

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Introducing Australia’s (eventual) game classification system

Those of you with a long memory will recall that Australia’s video game classification systems hasn’t precisely always been without controversy.

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Ban on games consoles may be lifted, suggests Culture Ministry source

Chinese authorities are reviewing a decade-long ban on game consoles and considering the possibility of opening up the country’s video game hardware market, a government source told China Daily.read more

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Melbourne to host giant games festival

One of the world’s biggest games festivals will have its first offshoot outside the United States in Melbourne next year.

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R18+ classification guidelines released

Guidelines for the R18+ classification for computer games have finally been released, nearly four months before the classification comes into effect 1 January, 2013.

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The high costs of gaming in Australia

Gaming sure is a great hobby, but it sure gets expensive. Quickly.

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Electronic Arts For Sale? EA ‘Quietly Exploring’ Private Equity Interest: Report

Electronic Arts Inc. (Nasdaq:EA) is “quietly exploring” opportunities for it to be sold to private equity firms, according to a report by the New York Post.

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Open-Source Doom 3 Running On Wayland

The dhewm3 engine, which is one of the open-source forks of the id Tech 4 engine similar to ioDoom3, is now working on Wayland.

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Battlefield 4 Beta Advertised on Origin

Pre-ordering Medal of Honor: Warfighter on Origin will gain buyers access to the Battlefield 4 beta, according to an advertisement on EA’s digital distribution service. [UPDATE: Since press time, EA has removed this listing] This is interesting considering EA and DICE have yet to make a Battlefield 4 announcement of any kind, and because Battlefield 3 downloadable content will continue until March 2013.

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$99 Hackable Video Game Console Requires $950,000 To Build

Julie Uhrman isn’t asking the world for a million bucks. No, she’s asking for just under it to produce a new $99 Android-based video game console called Ouya (“ooh-yuh”) that will challenge the way Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo have been bringing games to you on your television for years.

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