All posts by Tim Colwill
borderlands the pre-sequel

By on October 9, 2014 at 1:27 pm

The Australian games industry isn’t what it used to be. Between 2009 and 2011, most of the major games companies in Australia folded, sank, wrapped up, shut down, or just disappeared. Even publishers who only had a marketing and distribution presence in the country pulled out or closed up shop, leaving the country bereft of companies but awash with talented developers — many of whom left for overseas work, or started their own indie businesses.

But through it all, 2K Australia — or “Irrational Studios Australia”, as you may know it — has soldiered quietly on. The fifty-odd person team are located in sleepy downtown Canberra, but as they approach the launch of Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, the baby they’ve been working on for the last year or two, they headed up to Sydney to let us have some hands-on time with it (read that here) and sit down for a chat.

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Shadow of Mordor

By on October 7, 2014 at 3:24 pm

It’s been a good year for surprises in gaming. Divinity: Original Sin turned out to be another incredible Kickstarter success story and gave us the best digital game of Dungeons & Dragons in years. Heroes of the Storm actually managed to take the DOTA formula and make it crazy accessible while still being crazy fun. Valiant Hearts: The Great War showed us that there’s always room in the release schedule for a moving tale of heroism and sacrifice told in 2D cartoon form. And when Wolfenstein: The New Order launched and it was actually really bloody good, I thought that was going to be about the top of it.

I’m very happy to be wrong.

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The people behind deal sites like Catch of the Day and Scoopon have decided to branch into digital content — music, ebooks, and most of all games. They’ve just launched their beta of their new site Didgio, which is where they’ll be advertising their deals on just those sort of delicious digital things.

To celebrate the launch, they’ve given us a bunch of codes for some great games like Dishonored, Rogue Legacy and Surgeon Simulator to give away to you! For literally free. Nothing.

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