Why Do So Few Women Work In The Australian Games Industry?

In June last year, the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) released some raw figures concerning games development in Australia. Of the 581 people employed in games industry, only 8.7% were women. Debi Taylor, a student at UTS in Sydney wondered why those numbers were so low, so she decided to try and find out.


While You Were Sleeping

China Is Serious About Kicking Arse At League Of Legends They’ll take you to school.

Realistic Pokémon Snap Would Give Me Nightmares I didn’t want to sleep tonight anyway.

Xbox One Update Makes The Xbox One A Little Better This chunky update held me back from gaming last night.

New TV Show Makes A Pretty Good Joke About Mass Effect’s Ending CHANGE THIS JOKE. I DEMAND YOU SIGN THIS PETITION TO CHANGE THIS JOKE.

The Big Thing You Might Have Missed In Yesterday’s Game Of Thrones Are we good to talk about spoilery things yet? Hurry up everyone!


We've Already Found The Best Video Game Mod Of 2014

UPDATE: What we first thought was a bug is actually an intentional fan project, according to Telltale, the company behind The Wolf Among Us. “This is actually a fan made modification using existing game animation assets from a previous episode,” a Telltale rep tells us. (The episode in question.) Kotaku‘s headline has been changed accordingly.


Square Enix Mobile Developer On New SaGa And Mana Games

Briefly: A Square Enix mobile developer has recently talked to Famitsu about a pair of new SaGa and Mana games that will “stay true to all [our] memories from the [SNES] and PlayStation era”. The developer also mentioned that Square Enix’s second mobile division would be “helping out” with the games.


Another Frustrating Beyond Good & Evil 2 Tease

It’s time for another heart-breaking glimpse of the long-brewing follow-up to Beyond Good & Evil. The flirtation with releasing actual information about a sequel for Ubisoft’s cult favourite action/adventure is an annual ritual, like salmon swimming upstream or leaves changing colours.


Voice Of Planet Earth Making A Nature Documentary For The Oculus Rift

David Attenborough, the journalist behind many beloved nature documentaries including the Planet Earth series, is going fully next-gen for one of his upcoming projects. It’s a movie called Conquest of the Skies, and unlike any of Attenborough’s previous work, it’s being made for the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset, director John Morris told the website realscreen.


Sydney-Siders Can Help Build The World's Largest LEGO Darth Vader

LEGO. You cannot escape it right now. It feels like every week this month has heralded the release of a new LEGO video game and then there’s the LEGO movie itself. Now it appears as though LEGO wants to stretch this attention into May. On May the 4th, the day that is now affectionately being called Star Wars day, the folks at LEGO have hired a LEGO expert in to help build the largest LEGO model of Darth Vader ever built, and they want your help.


Someone Wrote A Book About Street Fighter's Greatest Match

It’s been 10 years since the greatest comeback in competitive video games happened. In the decade since Daigo Umehara and Justin Wong met in a fateful match of Street Fighter III: Third Strike, EVO Moment 37 has become the stuff of legend. Now there’s a book about it.


Australian Study: Games Don't Negatively Affect Academic Performance Of Teenagers

It’s a common parental refrain: stop playing those gosh durn vidja games and hit the books. But according to a study by Dr Aaron Drummond of Flinders University, increased video game play had little to no affect on academic results and the attention span of students.


Oculus Rift Founder: Traditional TVs Will Be Dead In A Couple Of Decades

Will we still be surrounding large screens — watching movies together, playing video games — in 20 years time? Palmer Lucky, the founder of Oculus VR, says no. He believes that over the next couple of decades the humble TV will become irrelevant.