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Xbox One Will Have An Official Xbox 360 Emulator When Microsoft Finishes 'Thinking It Through'

An obvious way to make the Xbox One more appealing would be for it to run older Xbox 360 titles too. Microsoft has confirmed that it is still working on plans to make that happen.

A Flavour Of Death Games Have Not Sampled

My grandmother’s feet resemble tortured bacon, but she has bigger problems. Sunk into a row of identikit beds in an overheated hospital, tubes inelegantly hanging from her nose and midriff, surrounded by the dull-eyed, the grey-haired, the paper-skinned, the terminally bewildered, her challenge is to simply stay alive. It would not make a great game.

The Daily HaiTaku

Serrels is sick today. He won’t feel any better realising that yesterday’s Haitaku was solved quite quickly.

The Typical Australian Gamer Is 32 Years Old

OK, this shouldn’t be news, but it’s always nice to have solid data to back you up when you’re stuck in an idiotic argument with a mouth-breathing talkback listener about how computer games are only for kids and thus can’t contain even a hint of adult activity. The annual Digital Australia report from the Interactive Games and Entertainment Association (IGEA) confirms that 76 per cent of gamers are over the age of 18, and the fastest-growing segment is gamers over the age of 40.

This Concept Version Of Pong Is Controlled With Rocking Chairs

And as if that wasn’t weird enough, it is being managed by a BlackBerry. Given the presence of a rocking chair and the oldest video game idea known to humankind, you can write your own ‘grandpa’ joke here.

We're Excited: FreePlay 2013 Has Official Dates

The Freeplay independent games festival down Melbourne way always produces interesting insights into games development. We’ve just received word of the dates for the 2013 event: it takes place the weekend of 28-29 September at the State Library of Victoria.

Our New Games Industry Minister Gets Geeky

Last week, Kotaku was lamenting the loss of Simon Crean, whose tenure as arts minister saw $20 million in funding for the Australian games industry. His freshly-announced replacement at least has some vaguely decent geek credentials: Tony Burke was the first man to officially use an iPad for his speech notes during Question Time.

App Deals: iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows Phone

We want it all, and we want it cheap. Prices go back up without warning, so be quick!

App Deals: iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows Phone

And verily, there were bargains, and they were good. Prices go back up without warning, so be quick!

App Deals: iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows Phone

The weekend is over, but the free apps remain. Prices go back up without warning, so be quick!