AU Wrap Up March 11-15

What Aussie gaming news went down this week? We round up the happenings in one handy post, presented in glorious chronological format!


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AU Shippin’ Out March 11-15: Starcraft II: Heart of the Swarm
What games are out in Australia this week? Whether you prefer to fight your battles strategically or face them hands-on, the week’s games approached war in a variety of ways. For the full list of titles released, read AU Shippin’ Out.

Starcraft II: Heart of the Swarm Aussie launch event
The official launch event for RTS title Starcraft II: Heart of the Swarm took place at Federation Square in Melbourne on March 12. In addition to a developer panel featuring game director Dustin Browder and 3D artist Luke Mancini, a cosplay contest and prize giveaways took place. If you missed out, you can watch the full stream archive to catch up.

Call of Duty: Black Ops II Australian Qualifiers
The Australian qualifier finals for the Call of Duty Championship kicked off on the morning of March 15, hosted by the Australian Cyber League. The top two teams will go through to the Call of Duty Championship in North America, taking place from April 5-7. Tune in to the stream to catch up with all the action, recorded from Sydney!

FIFA Ultimate Team Asia Allstars Tournament Qualifier Photo Gallery
Recently, GameSpot AU held the FIFA Ultimate Team Asia Allstars Tournament Melbourne qualifiers at Mana Bar. The tournament winner scored themselves a trip to Singapore to represent Australia at the finals and for their shot at a $10,000 prize! Check out the photo gallery to witness all the action.

Ex-Firemint employees form new Aussie studio
A new Australian studio has been formed by former mobile development studio Firemint. Named Loveshack Entertainment, the studio will be based in Melbourne and has also revealed its debut project. For more information read the full article.

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