Gianni Di Giovanni

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Eleven Aussie & Kiwi made games you can play right now as part of the new PlayStation Plus

June 24, 2022
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STARFIELD details finally revealed, FINAL FANTASY VII REBIRTH is the next remake game, DRAGON'S DOGMA 2 is in development

June 19, 2022
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THE QUARRY is every bit as thrilling as the best teen horror films and a must play game for genre fans

June 16, 2022
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Summer Games Fest & Day of the Devs announcements, Square Enix abandons blockchain investment

June 12, 2022
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V RISING is a breakthrough indie hit, why this vampire survival RPG is selling like hotcakes

June 9, 2022
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The biggest Playstation State of Play reveals, Pokémon Scarlet & Violet get a release date, hot professors

June 5, 2022
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Pick up more than 580 games and support queer creators this Pride Month

June 2, 2022
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Raven Software employees vote to unionise, indie game V RISING sells 1 million copies in a week

May 29, 2022
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TUNIC is a "Zelda-like" adventure that's packed with secrets

May 26, 2022
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Playstation Plus subscription games revealed, Activision Blizzard criticised for Diversity Tool, Victorian police arrest alleged esports cheaters

May 22, 2022
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Weaving Tales: How narrative design tools help build stories at Mighty Kingdom

May 20, 2022
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EA SPORTS FC is the new soccer series after FIFA split, STARFIELD & REDFALL delayed to 2023

May 15, 2022
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CITIZEN SLEEPER is pure dystopian science fiction with a hopeful heart

May 12, 2022
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Embracer Group buys Square Enix's TOMB RAIDER, DEUS EX studios, FORTNITE launches on Xbox Cloud Gaming, Developers sign anti-NFT pledge

May 8, 2022
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CHINATOWN DETECTIVE AGENCY makes searching online for answers essential to complete the game

May 2, 2022
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MODERN WARFARE 2 is the next CALL OF DUTY , Game Workers Australia union launches, RETURN TO MONKEY ISLAND will have hints built in

May 1, 2022
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A masterful branching scifi story, 13 SENTINELS: AEGIS RIM is a must play on Nintendo Switch

April 29, 2022
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Credit where credit is due: Game developers want simpler, consistent creative credits

April 25, 2022
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AMONG US VR announced, FINAL FANTASY 14 bug causes housing crisis, RIMWORLD reclassified in Australia

April 24, 2022
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Get absorbed in KIRBY AND THE FORGOTTEN LAND an enjoyable addictive platformer

April 20, 2022
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ELDEN RING speedrunners finish game in six minutes, KINGDOM HEARTS IV announced, CD Project denies WITCHER 3 next gen delays

April 17, 2022
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Epic Games & LEGO team up, MAX PAYNE 1 & 2 remakes announced, UNPACKING & THE ARTFUL ESCAPE win gaming BAFTAS

April 10, 2022
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TINY TINA'S WONDERLANDS is genuinely funny and enjoyable spin on the BORDERLANDS series

April 7, 2022
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Thirteen Australian games you can play now on Xbox Game Pass

April 6, 2022
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GLITCHHIKERS: THE SPACES BETWEEN is narrative game that revels in uncertainty and self discovery

April 5, 2022
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BREATH OF THE WILD 2 delayed, E3 2022 canceled, Sony unveils its subscription service

April 3, 2022
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WEIRD WEST is an immersive sim that wants you to play creatively and experiment with its systems

March 31, 2022
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INSCRYPTION wins big at game awards, a new WITCHER game revealed, Epic Games raises $70M for Ukraine

March 27, 2022
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GHOSTWIRE TOKYO is a spooky adventure that leaves you wanting both more & less

March 25, 2022
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ELDEN RING is a triumph of videogame design because of the quiet moments

March 23, 2022
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Screen Australia announces $6M fund for game development, here is how it all works

March 21, 2022
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ELDEN RING sells 12 million copies, Stardew Valley creator to self-publish, GOLDENEYE 64 remaster rumours

March 20, 2022
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TREK TO YOMI is a playable samurai film with a really fun and generous gameplay experience

March 19, 2022
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Itch "Bundle for Ukraine" has raised more than US$6.37 million for humanitarian charities

March 14, 2022
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New funding for Australian game developers, Bundle raises more than $4M for Ukraine, more info on Overwatch 2

March 13, 2022
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Dates announced for Melbourne International Games Week, PAX AUS and GCAP 2022

March 8, 2022
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Set forth for multiplayer adventure in CONAN CHOP CHOP a chibi cartoony roguelite

March 7, 2022
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Epic Games buys Bandcamp, Pokémon Scarlet & Violet announced, Bungie will ban Steam Deck Destiny 2 players

March 6, 2022
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Just like real golf BRENDAN KEOGH'S PUTTING CHALLENGE is all about taking time and chatting with your mates

March 4, 2022
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HORIZON FORBIDDEN WEST will win your heart with its phenomenal acting and gameplay

March 2, 2022
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Developers react to Ukraine crisis, Tencent commits to carbon neutrality, ELDEN RING acclaim

February 27, 2022
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IT TAKES TWO wins Game of the Year, UNPACKING wins Outstanding Achievement for Indie Game at 25th annual D.I.C.E Awards

February 25, 2022
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CYBERPUNK 2077 next-gen update arrives, LOST ARK's huge debut week, HORIZON FORBIDDEN WEST critical acclaim

February 20, 2022
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The beauty and tragedy of post-apocalyptic adventure SUBMERGED: HIDDEN DEPTHS

February 18, 2022
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POKÉMON LEGENDS ARCEUS is welcome evolution for the RPG series

February 17, 2022
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Nintendo Direct recap, Halo composers seek injunction on upcoming TV show, Sims 4 expansion pulled from sale in Russia

February 13, 2022
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KARDBOARD KINGS is a cool new card shop simulator from the maker of DESERT CHILD

January 31, 2022
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Paper House are counting the exact climate cost of developing their next game WOOD & WEATHER

January 19, 2022
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Games of the Year 2021 Part 2 - THE FORGOTTEN CITY, SABLE & HALO INFINITE

January 11, 2022
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Queensland developers Witch Beam and Sbug Games collectively secure five nominations at 2022 IGF Awards

January 8, 2022
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Games of the Year 2021 Part 1 - MUNDAUN, GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY & UNPACKING

December 31, 2021
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2021: The definitive list of Australian made games

December 17, 2021
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UNPACKING is an indie puzzler with heart and a personal story for developers Wren and Tim

December 13, 2021
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HALO INFINITE is not just a good HALO game, it's one of the best new shooter campaigns

December 9, 2021
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A stirring soundtrack and beautiful design DEATH'S DOOR is sensory experience

November 26, 2021
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From Gameboy Color to Nintendo Switch: Twenty years of game development at Wicked Witch Software

November 17, 2021
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Australian games THE ARTFUL ESCAPE and THE FORGOTTEN CITY pick up nominations at The Game Awards

November 17, 2021
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Rebuild a village and nurture life in chill town builder GROW: SONG OF THE EVERTREE

November 12, 2021
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SABLE is a scuffed but shining diamond, half-buried in a sand dune

November 1, 2021
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FANTASY TOWN REGIONAL MANAGER asks you to manage a bustling hamlet in a long-forgotten fantasy land

October 26, 2021
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BROKEN ROADS is a FALLOUT inspired classic RPG set in Western Australia

October 22, 2021
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Four day weeks and unlimited leave, Mighty Kingdom's Tony Lawrence on the future of making games

October 19, 2021
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THE OREGON TRAIL is an imaginative reboot mixing random chance with strategy game mechanics

October 12, 2021
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INNCHANTED is a frantic co-op game set in a fantasy world inspired by dreamtime stories

October 12, 2021
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Won't Someone Think of the Children?! Why Australia Bans Games

October 9, 2021
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WARP FRONTIER is a classic adventure game in a futuristic sci-fi world with Australian characters

October 9, 2021
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BLUEBERRY is an emotional platformer that tackles mental health and how our perspective shifts

October 8, 2021
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Here are all the winners for the 2021 Australian Game Developer Awards

October 6, 2021
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TRASH lets you sift through waste in an colourful post-apocalyptic world

October 6, 2021
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SPIES & SOLDIERS is filled with tense tactical wargames and turn-based conflict

October 4, 2021
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UFOTOFU HEX is a match-puzzler game created by a co-op development studio

October 4, 2021
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SURF CLUB is a nostalgic coming of age adventure game about returning home

October 3, 2021
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Play twelve ACMI curated demos and speak to their creators at Big Games Night In 2021

October 3, 2021
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If you don't succeed, die die again in DEATHLOOP

September 23, 2021
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Welcome to SIFTER, a new chapter for the team behind Pixel Sift

September 21, 2021
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The gritty and pretty world of award winning twin stick "shooter" DAP

September 17, 2021
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THE ARTFUL ESCAPE is a scifi adventure into a prog rock album cover

September 9, 2021
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All the Australian game announcements from Gamescom 2021

August 29, 2021
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How piles of quokkas are teaching kids this National Science Week

August 20, 2021
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RETURNAL's Narrative Director Gregory Louden debuts pop music narrative game BURN

August 13, 2021
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Less is more in minimalist skateboarding game THE RAMP

August 4, 2021
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The filmic influences of WHERE THE SNOW SETTLES

July 31, 2021
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WARHAMMER 40,000 BATTLESECTOR - How a small team in Western Australia made one of the best new 40K games

July 27, 2021
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Building the roadmap for MINI MOTORWAYS, the sequel to hit MINI METRO

July 24, 2021
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Photographing the end of the world in UMURANGI GENERATION

July 5, 2021
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AGENT INTERCEPT is the spiritual successor to the SPY HUNTER series

June 26, 2021
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How a podcast interview led Jono Pech to write TRIGGER WITCH

June 10, 2021
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Games Gig explores modern musicians and modern video games music at Freeplay Festival

June 7, 2021
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BEFORE WE LEAVE: A real time strategy game without the conquest

May 31, 2021
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Cam Hopkinson wants everyone to be able to enjoy Wayward Strand

May 21, 2021
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AR game EASTERN MARKET MURDER lets you walk the path of history

May 14, 2021
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Pico Tanks, KangaZoo and NEO 2045 win at 2021 NYX Game Awards

May 11, 2021
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Why YOU should give Valorant esports a go - ESL Australia's Ben Green

March 31, 2021
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Set sail for IWOCon, a playable pirate themed indie game convention

March 29, 2021
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2020: The definitive list of Australian made video games

December 30, 2020
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ACNH Fringe recreates Melbourne Fringe in the palm of your hand and the safety of your home

November 27, 2020
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Here are your 2020 AGDA Winners

October 7, 2020
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Aussie scientists use Minecraft to build a replica gravitational wave observatory for National Science Week

August 21, 2020
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Making PAX Australia a digital experience: Luke Lancaster on developing PAX Online

June 18, 2020
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Scouting for the next League of Legends champion: Coach Chris Lee of Chiefs ESC

June 3, 2020

Gianni Di Giovanni

The big dog at SIFTER, Gianni’s talent for compiling interesting and compelling content each week is what keeps the ship afloat. You can catch up with him on Twitter.

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