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With GAME OVER looming, video games retailers were strictly playing to win last Christmas

Last year, we witnessed Grand Theft Auto 5 break five Guinness records, grossing $1 billion within three days! 2013 was clearly an awesome year...

Video games industry bagged $1.161 billion in 2012. Yep, it’s far from GAME OVER

Australia’s interactive entertainment industry made $1.161 billion in ‘traditional retail’ sales last year. Now despite the fact that this is a 23% contraction compared to 2011, the Interactive Games & Entertainment Association (iGEA) says it's are not worried at all. Why?

Cameron Rambert, 2011 Anthill 30under30 Winner

Ask four people to describe Geniaus, Cameron Rambert's latest project, and you'll get four different answers. A collaborative workspace for entrepreneurs to engage and evaluate ideas. A six-step program to develop business ventures from ideation to profitability. The makeshift headquarters of half a dozen Melbourne startups. A frat house for innovation. Geniaus is all of these things, and it's always striving to be more than the sum of its descriptives.

Q&A with Orvar Säfström, Scandinavia’s Number One Game and Film Commentator (Malmö)

Orvar writes for numerous newspapers and magazines, lectures on popular culture and games, and has led a seminar on game culture in Swedish parliament. He is also the producer of video game music concerts, currently holding the world attendance record for a game concert (17,000 at Joystick in 2006). Säfström has a background in film, having twice been voted "Best Swedish film critic of all time" by the readers of leading national newspaper Aftonbladet. From 2003 to 2006, he co-hosted Filmkrönikan on the Swedish television network SVT.

The big pitch: High-tech boots protect portal guns from messy human error

A fall from a 10-story-high mainframe extrusion can be messy. Worse, it can damage that expensive handheld portal generator. In a promotion for the new video game "Portal 2," Aperture Laboratories makes a slick investment pitch.

What types of business will rise and fall in 2011? Is your industry among...

Business information analysts IBISWorld released a list of which Australian industries and sectors will rise and fall in the year of 2011. The organic farming industry is expected to be the number one growthe industry, while wired communications carriers are expected to make the biggest fall.

1980s video game characters destroy New York with SFX [VIDEO]

Patrick Jean from the French SFX studio OneMoreProd created this video of Manhattan being destroyed by the world's favourite 1980s 8-Bit video game sprites. Awesome effects. But do you recognise them all?

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How To Grow Your Business and Profits with Jason Cunningham [CHEAT...

Recorded guerrilla-style in the basement of York Butter Factory, the linked video course is a rollicking, authoritative lesson (with some colourful language, mind you) from someone who has been through it all. In this Cheat Sheet, we cover three hot tips from the lesson, with a focus on helping business owners grow and increase profitability: Why entrepreneurs need to think about “the end," why cash flow is king – no matter what you’ve heard, and why you need to have a vision for success.

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Five ways to manage your time by managing yourself, with Helen...

Finding the time to tackle everything is one of the greatest challenges faced by business owners. To help time-starved business owners work smarter and not harder, we spoke with Helen Ebdon. The director of Affirming Business and Executive Coaching, she’s a serial entrepreneur who started her first business at age 25. She’s built and run direct marketing and communications businesses and she’s also the creator of the Take 15 Program for business effectiveness.

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New Zealand’s Xero eyes US IPO, further disruption as subscribers increase...

Xero recently held its annual meeting in Wellington, during which the company revealed some interesting details about its future. As has been widely suspected, the...

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