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New site for game developers and researchers
30
Nov
New site for game developers and researchers

The ARC Centre for Excellence for Creative Industries and Invovation’s Creative Workforce Program has launched the Games Industry Skills Project…

Rand Report on Film Piracy, Organized Crime, and Terrorism
26
Nov
Rand Report on Film Piracy, Organized Crime, and Terrorism

This report presents the findings of some research into the involvement of organzied crime and terrorist groups in counterfeiting a…

Screenplay share their experience in lobbying for an R18+
25
Nov
Screenplay share their experience in lobbying for an R18+

Blackwell, a regular Contributor to Screen Play passes on some of his experience in lobbying for an R18+. To learn how…

Atkinson confirms Modern Warfare 2 classification appeal in Australia
25
Nov
Atkinson confirms Modern Warfare 2 classification appeal in Australia

As reported by Laura Parker at Gamespot : South Australian Attorney-General Michael Atkinson says game allows players to be “virtual…

Gamers4Croydon responds to Atkinson Form Letter on R18+
17
Nov
Gamers4Croydon responds to Atkinson Form Letter on R18+

With no date announced for the release of the discussion paper for the introducton of an R18+ classification for video…

Black or White: Making Moral Choices in Video Games
17
Nov
Black or White: Making Moral Choices in Video Games

GameSpot AU has a feature that los at the problems arising from morality systems in video games, and seeks to answer…

Atkinson “Welcomes” Gamers 4 Croydon Election Challenge
09
Nov
Atkinson “Welcomes” Gamers 4 Croydon Election Challenge

South Australian Attorney-General Michael Atkinson says he welcomes the challenge from the Gamers 4 Croydon party at next year’s state…

Kotaku exclusively interviews Australia’s first Gamer Rights Political Party
06
Nov
Kotaku exclusively interviews Australia’s first Gamer Rights Political Party

Established in the wake of the controversial banning – and subsequent censorship – of Left 4 Dead 2, the Gamers…

Alternator gets the green light as ABC TV and Screen Australia fund a Serious Game
06
Nov
Alternator gets the green light as ABC TV and Screen Australia fund a Serious Game

ABC TV and Screen Australia have announced that the Serious Game, Alternator, – a full-throttle car race in wild and whacky…

Healthy three quarter sales signals plenty of Christmas cheer for Australia’s Interactive Games Industry
05
Nov
Healthy three quarter sales signals plenty of Christmas cheer for Australia’s Interactive Games Industry

With just one quarter to go, retail sales for video and computer games are poised to outstrip last year’s record…

Ratings urged for NZ cell games
03
Nov
Ratings urged for NZ cell games

Stuff.co.nz reports that offensive and risque mobile phone games and applications could soon be censored in New Zealand. The full…

Classification board seeks to censor iPhone apps
26
Oct
Classification board seeks to censor iPhone apps

As reported by Ben Grubb,  there has been a call for the current ratings system to be applied to computer…

Unedited Left 4 Dead 2 banned in Australia
23
Oct
Unedited Left 4 Dead 2 banned in Australia

As reported form Tom Magrino at Gamespot: Valve’s hyperviolent survival-horror FPS refused classification by appeal board, modified version due for…

R18+ Discussion Paper “Under Consideration”
22
Oct
R18+ Discussion Paper “Under Consideration”

www.r18games.com.au  has revealed that the R18+ Discussion Paper is still “Under Consideration”

WOW receives belated Aussie Rating
09
Oct
WOW receives belated Aussie Rating

Blizzard’s MMO finally gets an M rating in Australia after five years without a local classification. Australians have long become…

Playing By The Rules: Classifying Online Video Games in Australia
09
Oct
Playing By The Rules: Classifying Online Video Games in Australia

It won’t come as a shock to anyone to learn that the classification of video games in Australia is somewhat…

The Guggenheim of gaming
08
Oct
The Guggenheim of gaming

From Pong to PlayStations, this exhibition covers the console evolution. By Jason Hill. After a year-long renovation, the “new” Australian…

Video Games are a social network
06
Oct
Video Games are a social network

VIDEO games are fast becoming one of the most social forms of entertainment around, writes IGN Australia Games Editor Cam…

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