Briefly: Cosplayers At Home, Free Ice Cream, Game Classifications Challenged

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers including: South Australia's Attorney General challenges the classification of 12 video games, cosplayers in domestic settings, score a free scoop of ice cream from Gelatissimo.

  • John Rau, the Attorney General for South Australia, has raised concerns regarding 12 video games previously rated by the Australian Classification Board and has asked the board to review these decisions. The games include Company of Heroes 2, Gears of War: Judgement, Splinter Cell Blacklist and The Walking Dead. Rau had earlier challenged the Attorney General to “have a look at the way the Australian Classification Board is assessing these games and assure the community that the rules are being applied appropriately”. Read the full report at Kotaku.
  • In more serious political news, Microsoft Australia’s managing director Pip Marlow has voiced concerns over the fibre to the node strategy currently being considered by Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull, revealing that it is lobbying the government over the plan. Marlow said that fibre to the home would be superior for upload speeds over the current fibre to the node (FttN) system. Well duh. [SMH]
  • Cosplaying is the art of dressing up as your favourite movie, manga or video game character in meticulously crafted outfits. But what do these people do after the convention/photo shoot has finished? This playful gallery depicts various cosplayers pottering about at home. (Is it just us, or does the storm trooper look like he could really use a hug?)
  • Here's a delicious deal for Sydneysider readers: this Saturday (9 November) Gelatissimo on Sussex street is offering customers a free single serve (piccolo) in a cup or cone. Hurrah! [Via OzBargain]
  • is currently running its own Humble Bundle style charity deal, with customers invited to choose three games for a minimum spend of $5 (you can donate more if you want). 100 percent of all proceeds go to charity. Click here to peruse the offerings.
  • What's cooler than an 18-tonne forklift? A remote-controlled 18-tonne forklift. Here is a video of the LAPD Remotec BatCat in action.


    The last time I saw something proclaiming free icecream was outside my school on the side of a white van....

    ... Please don't molest me, Gelatissimo...

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