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Illegal downloading never ‘morally justifiable’ – NZFACT
11
Jan
Illegal downloading never ‘morally justifiable’ – NZFACT

The National Business Review published NZFACT’s Tony Eaton’s thoughts on the justification (or lack of) for illegally downloading movies. Tony…

ABC’s Radio National speaks to Minister O’Connor and iGEA’s CEO re R18+ Discussison Paper
22
Dec
ABC’s Radio National speaks to Minister O’Connor and iGEA’s CEO re R18+ Discussison Paper

Peter Mares from ABC’s National Interest speaks to the Home Affairs Minster, Brendan O’Connor and iGEA’s CEO, Ron Curry, about…

Grow Up Australia R18+ Discussion Paper – Online Submissions
18
Dec
Grow Up Australia R18+ Discussion Paper – Online Submissions

Grow Up Australia has an on submission form for the R18+ Discussion. This form will let you create a submission for the discussion paper…

The Dance Revolution Steps out of the Arcade
16
Dec
The Dance Revolution Steps out of the Arcade

As reported by Simon Tsang at smh.com.au, a popular video game that involves following stepping moves on a special light…

Tips on how best to respond to the R18+ Discussion Paper
15
Dec
Tips on how best to respond to the R18+ Discussion Paper

With the release of the long awaited discussion paper, the community now has a formal opportunity to have their voice…

Video Games Industry Applauds Release of R18+ Discussion Paper
15
Dec
Video Games Industry Applauds Release of R18+ Discussion Paper

Gamers Get an Early Christmas Present with Release of Discussion Paper   Sydney, December 15, 2009 – The Interactive Games…

Govt announces Public Consultaiton for R18+ Classification for Computer Games
14
Dec
Govt announces Public Consultaiton for R18+ Classification for Computer Games

This afternoon, the Home Affairs Minister, Brendan O’Connor, announced the public consultation on the R18+ Classification for computer games. Following…

ABC News asks ‘Should adults be allowed to play R rated Video Games?’
11
Dec
ABC News asks ‘Should adults be allowed to play R rated Video Games?’

The ABC’s Adrian Raschella reports on the video game industry’s calls for a major shake-up of Australia’s classification system. This…

Parents all thumbs when it comes to gaming controls
07
Dec
Parents all thumbs when it comes to gaming controls

Parental controls on gaming devices overloed by parents Despite the importance of age-appropriate material for children and ensuring the balance…

iGEA CEO Responds to Atkinson’s Form Letter on R18+
03
Dec
iGEA CEO Responds to Atkinson’s Form Letter on R18+

I’ve been pondering over whether to reply to South Australia’s Attorney-General Michael Atkinson’s form letter on the R18+ classification for computer and…

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…

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