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‘Appalling violence’ or legitimate art form?
01
Oct
‘Appalling violence’ or legitimate art form?

INDUSTRY figures have slammed the censorship of video games in Australia and say the medium should be considered an art…

Watch How Misinformed Aussie Politicians Are About Video Games
25
Jul
Watch How Misinformed Aussie Politicians Are About Video Games

YouTube clip hosted on Kotaku from a segment on the ABC’s Q&A. The program allows regular citizens to ask a…

Feder credits gaming press for setting tone of GTA IV discussion
18
Jul
Feder credits gaming press for setting tone of GTA IV discussion

Take-Two CEO Ben Feder thinks that the social view of videogames is changing – something he credits the gaming press…

Interactive Entertainment Industry Announce Record Sales of $1.5 Billion
16
Jul
Interactive Entertainment Industry Announce Record Sales of $1.5 Billion

The Interactive Entertainment Association of Australia (IEAA) has announced that Australia’s videoand computer game industry has recorded sales of 1.57…

The GDAA and IEAA Call For Tax Incentives For Games Developers
12
Jun
The GDAA and IEAA Call For Tax Incentives For Games Developers

MELBOURNE, June 12, 2008 – The Games Development Association of Australia (GDAA) and the Interactive Entertainment Association of Australia (IEAA)…

Resident Evil? Or not?
02
Jun
Resident Evil? Or not?

The video gamer stereotype, which says gamers are lonely nerds with low self-esteem, who are addicted to gaming because they…

Good Game: Games Piracy field story
26
May
Good Game: Games Piracy field story

Taken off the 26th May, 2008 episode of Good Game on ABC2. This is a field story about Video Games…

Wanted-culture crusaders, not bullies
18
Apr
Wanted-culture crusaders, not bullies

Games are a unique art form entertaining and enriching the lives of countless millions of players the world, yet often…

GTA IV: NZ Chief Censor talks to Gameplanet
17
Apr
GTA IV: NZ Chief Censor talks to Gameplanet

Most fans of the Grand Theft Auto franchise reacted with shock when it was announced that New Zealand would receive…

Censory Overload: An in-depth look at Australian video game classification
01
Apr
Censory Overload: An in-depth look at Australian video game classification

GameSpot AU’s in-depth three part lo at Australian video game classification. How much does the right to choose what content…

IEAA Applauds Agreement to Public Consultation on R18+ Classification for Computer and Video Games
28
Mar
IEAA Applauds Agreement to Public Consultation on R18+ Classification for Computer and Video Games

Sydney, Australia – 28 March 2008 – The Interactive Entertainment Association of Australia (IEAA) has welcomed the news that the…

R rating for games dismissed as ‘porn’
29
Feb
R rating for games dismissed as ‘porn’

THE head of Australia’s videogames industry body says there is a way to solve the R18+ videogame rating issue but…

Attorney-general to veto R rating for games
26
Feb
Attorney-general to veto R rating for games

THE controversial R18+ classification for games is still opposed by at least one state attorney-general, a spesperson has confirmed. The…

Skyrocketing Sales for Australian Gaming Industry in 2007
22
Jan
Skyrocketing Sales for Australian Gaming Industry in 2007

Sydney, Australia – 22 January 2008 – The Interactive Entertainment Association of Australia (IEAA) has announced that Australia’s gaming industry…

Espresso Communications to manage IEAA media relations
18
Jan
Espresso Communications to manage IEAA media relations

Sydney, January 21, 2008 – The Interactive Entertainment Association of Australia (IEAA), a national industry association proactively representing companies in…

Stay aware of Pirated Video Games this Christmas says IEAA
13
Dec
Stay aware of Pirated Video Games this Christmas says IEAA

Sydney, Australia – 13 December, 2007 – Consumers are being urged to lo carefully when buying computer and video games…

Billion Dollar Gaming
30
Jul
Billion Dollar Gaming

Australian gaming industry tops the billion dollar mark over financial year Sydney, Australia 30 July, 2007 – Australia’s gaming industry…

Study finds stable personalities unaffected by violent games
03
Apr
Study finds stable personalities unaffected by violent games

Those of you who have followed the literature examining potential connections between violent video games and real-world violence know that…

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