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Whizkid Games Receives the Premier’s Recognition Award for Special Design
27
Jul
Whizkid Games Receives the Premier’s Recognition Award for Special Design

As reported by Jason Hill at Screenplay, a package of free on games for children with autism has received an…

Close Up – Video Game Stereotypes are being re-created
14
Jul
Close Up – Video Game Stereotypes are being re-created

Tuesday 13 July 2010, the program Close Up on TVNZ featured a story about the revolution about to take place…

Peter Beattie adds support to the R18+ debate
05
Jul
Peter Beattie adds support to the R18+ debate

The former Premier of Queensland, Peter Beattie, has written an Opinion piece for the Australian lending support to the R18+…

Interactive gaming industry body welcomes NZ members
01
Jul
Interactive gaming industry body welcomes NZ members

Sydney, Australia July 1, 2010 – The Interactive Games & Entertainment Association (iGEA) has today expanded its borders with the…

NZ interactive software association relaunches to cater to evolving industry
01
Jul
NZ interactive software association relaunches to cater to evolving industry

New Zealand, July 1, 2010 – The Interactive Software Association of New Zealand (ISANZ) has today announced a change in…

Making Fun of Business
29
Jun
Making Fun of Business

As reported at smh.com.au, some Australian Companies are following their American and British counterparts, and turning to game developers to…

Stroke patients use games as part of rehab
29
Jun
Stroke patients use games as part of rehab

As reported by Amy Coderoy on smh.com.au, an innovative program developed by Neuroscience Research Australia involves the use of computer…

Australian IT: Microsoft Pounces on eBay Software Trader
22
Jun
Australian IT: Microsoft Pounces on eBay Software Trader

As reported at the Australian,  Microsoft has sought $125,000 in compensation as part of  an anti-piracy sting from a software trader who…

smh.com.au opinion piece –  ‘Demonising Gaming Won’t Help Addicts’
10
Jun
smh.com.au opinion piece – ‘Demonising Gaming Won’t Help Addicts’

Nina Funnell, as featured on smh.com.au has written a great opinion piece about gamers and the fact they come in all shapes,…

Kotaku features a great story about protecting children when gaming online
15
May
Kotaku features a great story about protecting children when gaming online

Brian Crecente over at kotaku.com.au has written a great article on how to protect, not isolate your children when they…

Virtual Reality Games used in Pain Management
14
May
Virtual Reality Games used in Pain Management

Nicki Phillips has written an interesting article for Digital Life over at smh.com.au about how virtual reality games are being…

Gamespot takes an in-depth look at the Australian Government Report into R18+
11
May
Gamespot takes an in-depth look at the Australian Government Report into R18+

Laura Parker at gamespot.com.au has written a fantastic story about the recently Government Report into R18+ public consultation. Following the…

iGEA initial response to AG’s R18+ Consultation Release
07
May
iGEA initial response to AG’s R18+ Consultation Release

Based on the Minister’s media release, I thought we’d make an initial response and give some consideration to a …

R18+ Classification for Computer Games Consultation Released
07
May
R18+ Classification for Computer Games Consultation Released

 THE HON BRENDAN O’CONNOR MP          MINISTER FOR HOME AFFAIRS   R 18+ CLASSIFICATION FOR COMPUTER GAMES CONSULTATION REPORT RELEASED…

NZ Game Aims to Help Teens Suffering Depression
06
May
NZ Game Aims to Help Teens Suffering Depression

As reported at stuff.co.nz, a 3D fantasy game developed at Auckland University could help to treat depressed teens. The game…

Australians continue to sign up in record numbers in support of R18+
02
May
Australians continue to sign up in record numbers in support of R18+

As reported on news.com.au, a petition to introduce an R18+ rating for video games has set a new record for the…

Game Informer Australia Issue #4 2010 Features Letter from Dr Scott Beattie
27
Apr
Game Informer Australia Issue #4 2010 Features Letter from Dr Scott Beattie

The following letter appeared in Issue #4 of Game Informer in 2010 who have kindly allowed us to reproduce the article….

German Academic suggests Australians are not so conservative afterall
23
Apr
German Academic suggests Australians are not so conservative afterall

As reported at Screenplay, the absence of an R18+ video game classification has lead many Australians to believe our country…

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