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The Joystiq Indie Pitch: Colour Bind

Indie developers are the starving artists of the video-game world, often brilliant and innovative, but also misunderstood, underfunded and more prone to writing free-form poetry on their LiveJournals. We believe they deserve a wider audience with the Joystiq Indie Pitch: This week, Melbourne...

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Ex-Visceral team's first iOS title, Catch the Ark, is suspiciously happy

Some of the folks who worked on Dead Space and Dante's Inferno now have a mobile studio, PlaySide, and unless the above image is hiding a dark secret, its first game is a drastic departure from its violent, intense past. Catch the Ark is an endless runner starring "three lovable characters that...

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This dude can control a pipe organ using Kinect [Update]

Last year Chris Vik modded a Kinect to play the Melbourne Town Hall Organ, and he did it with way more style than any of those sweet Dance Central moves we've attempted to throw down in front of our own little camera boxes. The Melbourne Town Hall Organ is four stories tall, but Vik used his own...

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Firemint acquires Puzzle Quest dev Infinite Interactive

You'd think after selling a billion iPhone games, the Firemint crew, makers of those Flight Control and Real Racing games on your phone, would go buy a boat or something. But, oh no, they had to be "smart" with their money, acquiring Puzzle Quest developer Infinite Interactive to form an even...

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Melbourne residents ride 25th Anniversary Mario trains

As a celebration of the franchise's newfound ability to rent an automobile, Nintendo recently sprang for a somewhat unfitting present in the city of Melbourne, Australia: A Super Mario-themed train. Certain public trams recently received a bright red paint job, and now detail the timeline of the...

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Play the Wii before all the other Aussies

In teaming up with Australian newspaper The Herald Sun, Nintendo is going to give Aussie gamers the chance of a lifetime: play the Wii early at Nintendo's Australian headquarters. With the console launching December 7th, entrants have little time to get their emails sent. Those wishing to win must:...

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Wii documented at GAME1 Expo

During the recently-concluded GAME1 Expo, a show dedicated gaming in Melbourne, Australia, Aussie-Nintendo took a ton of footage from the Wii games on-hand. With separate videos documenting their times with Wii Play, Twlight Princess and WarioWare: Smooth Moves.They also have video of the console...

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