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Study of 21,000 participants finds violent video games have no significant effect on behaviour
A new study from Massey University in New Zealand that collects and combines the work of previous studies shows there is no reason to believe violent video games cause violent behaviour.
Making PAX Australia a digital experience: Luke Lancaster on developing PAX Online
PAX Australia and PAX West won't be happening in person this year instead are combining and running as PAX Online.
Sony fined $3.5 million for breach to Australian Consumer Law
Digital purchases are the same as physical purchases according to consumer regulator.
Scouting for the next League of Legends champion: Coach Chris Lee of Chiefs ESC
Chris Lee is a League of Legends coach and he’ll be guiding Australia’s winner of the Red Bull Solo Q tournament as they take on the world.
UPDATED: EB Games and ZeniMax to refund consumers for Fallout 76
The ACCC has found consumers may be entitled to a refund for faulty experiences with Fallout 76.
Saying goodbye to a lost land in [soon, only the ocean]
Glenn Island is gone now, but it will be remembered. An interview with Max Myers, developer of [soon, only the ocean].
The ingredients of DOOM: Composer Mick Gordon on the soundtrack of DOOM Eternal
Mick Gordon built DOOM Eternal's soundtrack upon the legacy of DOOM but without just repeating the past.
Australian games industry bodies IGEA and GDAA approve merger
The two major industry organisations for the Australian Game Development Industry will merge after a vote from members.
Xbox and Wii games help rehab patients recover faster according to a new study
A new study revealed that using games technology led to increased mobility in patients undergoing physical rehabilitation.
How big is the games industry's carbon footprint? Ben Abraham aims to find out
Sydney Based Researcher Dr Ben Abraham is conducting a survey as part of a larger project to investigate the carbon footprint of the games development industry.
Chiptune is an instrument not a genre: Square Sounds Festival 2020
Beeps bloops and beats, Square Sounds is a celebration of chiptune and returns to Melbourne in 2020.
House House wins three DICE Awards for Untitled Goose Game including Game of the Year
Melbourne's House House wins three awards at the 23rd Annual DICE Awards in Las Vegas.
2019: The definitive list of Australian made video games
It was a cracker year for Aussie games and if it was made in the great southern land you'll find it here.
Off Map magazine takes time to pause in video game worlds with game photography and short stories.
Editor and Curator Drew Taylor wants us to appreciate the game levels we race through while we play in a new magazine crowdfunding now.
Humble Australia Fire Relief Bundle is one of the best value collections of Aussie games yet
Australian and international game developers donate their games for bundle supporting Australian bushfire relief charities.
Serenade is a pop-up video games exhibit in Sydney this weekend
Explore art video games telling personal stories of grief, creativity, love and nostalgia at Sydney's Serenade Exhibition.
LoveSick Darlings is a visual novel set in an Aussie high school that aims for "real" virtual relationships
Step in the shoes of Syd as you get to know Maisy, Jayda and Steph in this visual novel made in Canberra.
Western Australian Doom modder James 'Jimmy' Paddock receives lifetime achievement award
“Jimmy” has been making free mods and music for 1993’s DOOM for more than thirteen years and has been recognised for his efforts.
22 Racing Series launches on Kickstarter after 10 years of development
Garth Midgley and the team at GOATi Entertainment have build their futuristic racing game 22 Racing Series from the ground up.
Queensland's Sidebar Games announces Golf Story sequel: Sports Story
Queensland's Sidebar Games are back with the sequel to the charming Golf Story, Sports Story releasing in 2020.
Game development co-working space Game Plus Sydney officially opens
Sydney has it's first game development co-working space with the official launch of Game Plus Sydney.
FIRST PERSON: Restarting the fight: Halo Master Chief Collection arrives on PC
PC Master Ra...Chief... James switched his Xbox for a PC a long time ago but the nostalgia of the Halo series has him drawn back in once again.
IGEA Attends Lower House Committee Hearing to pitch Tax Offsets for Game Developers
The Interactive Games & Entertainment Association have submitted a bid to the Australian Government to grant game developers tax offsets.
SAFC Announces First Round Recipients for Games Industry Fund
Holographic gaming tables, space adventures, cool platformers and more for the first round of SA Film Corporations Games Industry Fund
Target admits possible breach of Australian consumer law after refusing to remedy faulty Playstations
The ACCC has found that Target may have breached Australian Consumer Law after some customers were told that faults that occurred 30 days after purchase were Sony's responsibility.
Low Wages and Job Insecurity: GWU Australia releases second game developer survey results
Game Workers Unite Australia have survey developers across the country and have found that wages and job insecurity are top concerns.
The Winners for the 2019 AGDAs have been announced
Here are your champions for 2019 at the Australian Game Developer Awards.
2 Minutes in Space – John Passfield’s space games for Apple Watch
Small and satisifying games for a tiny screen, Kepler Attack and Star Warp are designed to be played on your wristwatch.
Here are the indie games selected for the PAX Australia 2019 showcase
Six games have been chosen for this year's indie showcase at PAX Australia, here are the five revealed so far.
FIRST PERSON: Were games harder when we were kids?
Have games gotten easier or are we just better at playing them?
Australian Indie Games receive support from SUPERHOT Developer
Two Aussie indie games have been selected for a new funding program from the makers of SUPERHOT.
Screenwest announces the first five games for its $100,000 Interactive Pilot Fund
Find out which Western Australian developers picked up the first state government funding for video games in over a decade.
Western Australian Game Developers react to the $100,000 Interactive Pilot Fund
What do developers think of Screenwest's new Interactive Pilot Fund?
$100,000 fund announced for Western Australian game developers
Western Australian game developers will have access to the first government fundi in more than a decade with the announcement of The Interactive Pilot Fund.
Pixel Sift wins the inaugural gaming category at the Australian Podcast Awards!
It's official, we're the winners of the gaming category in the 2019 Australian Podcast Awards.
90s Kids Will Remember This: Research says part of your brain is dedicated to recognising Pokémon
Too bad if you wanted to use it for something else, if you played Pokémon in the 90s part of your visual cortex has specialised in recognising them all.
"What does it mean to be indie?" Freeplay Festival celebrates 15 years
Freeplay Festival celebrates fifteen years of championing independent video games and challenging the status quo this year at a time when everyone could be considered indie.
All you need to do is just fly and chill in Samurai Punk's brand new game Feather
Fly, hang out with your bird-mates, and listen to cool ambient tunes in Samurai Punk's Feather.
We're Finalists at the 2019 Australian Podcast Awards!
We've been selected by the judges at the Australian Podcast awards as finalists for 2019!
Robin Vilain wants everyone to be able to enjoy games
A curated and accessible list of games released last year that everyone can enjoy.
Australian Government: More research needed on whether or not loot boxes are gambling
Keep those credit cards hot, because the Australian Government isn't about to stop you buying loot boxes any time soon
Play & Play: Creating a virtual reality musical instrument
Maize Wallin is a musician and game designer, whose exploration of how we play musical instruments has lead to them designing Noise Drawers an virtual reality musical instrument game.
A day on the Esplanade: Meeting the WA Twitch community
Meet some Sandgroper streamers, we went down to WesternAus Community meetup up to say hello.
Applications open for games industry mentorship program The Working Lunch
The Working Lunch is back for 2019 with applications open for women and non-binary participants.
Home is where the heart is: Global Game Jam Perth 2019
Home is what you make it, and for developers at Perth's Global Game Jam, Northbridge became a supportive home of creativity.
More than 200 Australian made games are on sale on Steam right now
Hundreds of Australian made games are on sale now!
FIRST PERSON: The video game gifts that changed your life
Big or small, some gifts really make all the difference. We asked you what was your best video game gift ever and share some of our favourites!
IGEA report reminds Federal Government that video games need their support
Don't you forget about us says IGEA as Australia heads towards the next federal election.
FIRST PERSON: Fan of the game, or just the marketing?
A lot of spinoff media is just there to help advertise the original games, but Mitch reckons it's just as valid to enjoy spinoff and not care about about the source.
Vote for Pixel Sift in the Australian Games Awards
We're finalists for "Gaming Publication of the Year" at this year's Australian Gaming Awards, and we'd love your support and your vote to make it to the shortlist!
Florence secures three nominations at The Game Awards
The highly awarded Florence by Melbourne based studio Mountains, has secured three nominations at this year's Game Awards.
New travel funding for Western Australian game developers announced
After many years of working without state government support, Western Australian developers have now have their first direct funding program.
Sydney based Revie Studios pulls The Sims competitor “Habs” Kickstarter campaign after raising only $645 towards AU$3.5M goal
Billed as a Sims-killer, Habs by Sydney's Revie Studios fails to attract backers to their now cancelled crowdfunding campaign.
#MIGW2018, Meetups, parties, podcasts, lets plays & more!
We'll be all over Melbourne International Games Week and PAX AUS, it's going to be chock-a-block
One third of full time game workers earn less than minimum wage according to Game Workers Unite Australia
Making games is difficult and getting paid for it properly is even harder according to new statistics from Game Workers Unite Australia.
UPDATE: Pixel Parties Indie Prize Pack Winner & PAX Australia 2018
We announce our Pixel Parties Prize Winner & an update on our where we'll be at PAXAUS 2018!
FIRST PERSON: Memes and Trends, the Post-Post Modern Folktales
The internet comes at you fast take a journey with Mitch and learn why he thinks memes and folklore have more in common than you think.
FIRST PERSON: A weekend at the inaugural Melbourne Esports Open
They've called it Australia's Biggest Esports event, and Pixel Sift were there for the very first Melbourne Esports Open.
Say it with a game: HEART2GAME custom video game messages
If you ever wanted to have a custom game for a loved one, HEART2GAME might be just what the "love doctor" ordered.
Celebrate 100 Episodes of Pixel Sift at Pixel Parties!
100 episodes down and we want to party with you at The Sewing Room in Perth on Friday July 13th 2018!
Get ahead in the gig economy – Mimi’s Delivery Dash
Do yourself a favour and play this gorgeous love letter to Studio Ghibli's Kiki's Delivery Service.
A decade of late nights and long weekends: Visiting Global Game Jam Perth 2018
Strap yourself in, you've got 48 hours to make a game from start to finish at the Global Game Jam which celebrates it's 10th anniversary this year.
Leveraging Let’s Plays: Tagging Your Game Correctly.
Don't let your fans' videos drown in an ocean of content, follow these simple tips to ensure your game gets the attention it deserves on Twitch, Youtube and Mixer.