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Australian Federal Government backs R18+ rating for video games

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Finally! Australian gamers might soon find themselves unshackled by the current limitation of the MA15+ rating for video games, whilst movies can hold an R18+ classification, games in Australia are limited to an MA15+ classification.

 

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Even if you're 18 or 118 you cannot buy an R18+ game in Australia as they do not currently have an R18+ classification for video games, but this is hopefully... all set to change.

 

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Angry Birds projected to generate $1 million per month in advertising

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Here at TweakTown we like to get our game on, and Angry Birds is part of that - with the game being one of the most successful mobile games ever, it is paving the way for a new market in mobile games, the team over at Rovio Mobile keeps hitting new milestones every few days it seems.

 

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Angry Birds has been downloaded over 30 million times across various platforms, 12 million of those being paid downloads on the iOS platform. Google's Android platform famously has Angry Birds for free - which supports advertising. Angry Birds on Android has been downloaded more than 5 million times since it launched just 2 months ago.

 

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Rock Band Reloaded launches on iPad and iPhone

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One of the coolest games to play with a group of friends if you ask me is Rock Band. I know I have spent more than one night with a group playing Rock Band on the PS3 and I have the game on my iPhone too for the times when I get really bored. If you are a fan of the franchise and have an iPad or iPhone, a new version of Rock Band has been unveiled.

 

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The new game is called Rock Band Reloaded. Reloaded is on the app store right now to download and it has a set list of songs that players should like. Artists include Nirvana, Billy Idol, No Doubt, Nine Inch Nails and Vampire Weekend. There are over 20 songs total on the game and new tracks will be launched. The big new feature of the game isn't tracks; it's a new fifth way to play the game.

 

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Microsoft have sold 125, 000 Kinect every day for the last week

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Here at TweakTown we've posted a few things about Kinect - mainly because it's been such a success for Microsoft and it looks to represent a large change in how we use technology in the future. The broadness of it's tech from hacking has also interested thousands of people.

 

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It is still successful weeks after launch selling 125, 000 units every single day for the past week in the run up to the end of year holiday season. Microsoft have been quite proud (and so they should) be of this achievement, where Sony has been quite as open about their sales numbers - Move is popular, but Microsoft seem to be much more confident in their sales numbers.

 

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The official adaption of Crysis 2 - yes, the book

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Maximum stealth, maximum power, maximum... reading? Yes, there is a Crysis book coming out. Crysis: Legion will be the official game novelisation written by Peter Watts - a Canadian science fiction author who was recently involved in an incident with US Border Patrol.

 

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Crysis: Legion tells the story of the upcoming Crysis 2 - New York has been invaded by armoured aliens, a plague is wiping out the human race at an alarming rate and it is only a nano-suit wearing super-soldier that steps in to save mankind from extinction.

 

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Xbox Live Rewards loyalty program all systems go in US & UK

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Xbox Live user? Listen up - Microsoft have just launched their Xbox Live Rewards loyalty program for US and UK gamers.

 

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It's very similar to Club Nintendo but instead of getting gear you'll be awarded points for doing things you'd normally do for free anyway. Gamers will get a ten-point boost for renewing a one month membership, 400 points for buying or renewing a family plan and 100 points just for activating Netflix.

 

AMD Fusion II on next-generation XBox

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Microsoft's next-generation XBox is obviously being worked on and while the externals (the look and packaging) might be nowhere near finalised, hardware is having to be done right now and locked in with various companies with AMD looking like Microsoft's BFF for the new XBox.

 

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The original XBox launched in 2001 with an Intel CPU and nVidia GPU. At the time it was more or less a PC in a new shell. At the time Intel complained that no money was being made from the CPU's being sold to Microsoft so they were scrubbing the entire project off as a marketing and brand awareness exercise (but we all know Intel is now the king of the CPU market, so maybe it worked?).

 

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Sony confirms it has... moved, 4.1 PlayStation Move controllers

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And that's about all. Sony have shipped the units to retailers, this number does not refer to actual units sold to consumers.

 

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As this story broke, updates were hitting hard and fast, with Engadget confirming with Joystiq (who talked to Sony) that these units did indeed represent shipped units and not consumer sales, Joystiq's actual words on the situation?

 

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