AU Wrap: November 12-16

What Aussie gaming news happened this week? We round up this week’s happenings in one handy post, presented in glorious chronological format!

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AU Shippin’ Out

This week saw the release of Treyarch’s FPS title, Call of Duty: Black Ops 2. Other titles which came out this week include Wonderbook: Book of Spells and The Sims 3 Seasons. Read Shippin’ Out for the full list.

The Australian government wants to replicate Fruit Ninja's success.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Midnight Stream

The GameSpot AU team hit up the community for a live stream of Call of Duty: Black Ops II during its launch at midnight, Australia time. See what went down in the late hours as the team was driven to the brink of sleepy Black Ops 2 madness!

The OzSpot

In this week’s episode of the OzSpot we discussed why a number of SEALs are under investigation after consulting on Medal of Honor, next year’s Assassin's Creed movie and more! Listen in!

Australian govt pledges $20m to home-grown game development

Australian Interactive Games Fund has been announced by the federal government. Funds will support Australian game-development studios and gamemakers over the next three years.

EB recalls Spartan-branded batteries

EB Games recalls Spartan-branded batteries due to a high possibility of catching on fire.

Simon Crean on funding Aussie game development

Federal Arts Minister Simon Crean spoke to GameSpot regarding the decision to roll out A$20 million in funds to the local game-development sector over the next three years. What will this mean for local developers?

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