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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…

It’s a Wii way to the top for Wolfmother
06
Oct
It’s a Wii way to the top for Wolfmother

VIDEO may have killed the radio star but 21st-century video games are giving them a whole new audience. Big-hitting artists…

GDAA’s Tom Crago discusses how the global economic slowdown has affected Game Development in Australia
06
Oct
GDAA’s Tom Crago discusses how the global economic slowdown has affected Game Development in Australia

Tom Crago, the president of the  GDAA, tells gamesindustry.biz how Australia has fared in the last twelve months and los…

Margaret Pomeranz on R18+
02
Oct
Margaret Pomeranz on R18+

Margaret Pomeranz, film critic and host of ABC TV’s At The Movies, talks to Byteside about the Australian classification system…

Gaming the System: How to Really Get Ahead in the Game Industry
18
Sep
Gaming the System: How to Really Get Ahead in the Game Industry

[In this article, originally published in Game Developer magazine, pseudonymous developers of all levels their honest, sometimes cutting thoughts…

Australian Government still silent on R18 public consultation process
16
Sep
Australian Government still silent on R18 public consultation process

Five months since announcing a tentative release date for a discussion paper detailing the R18+ classification for video games debate,…

Aussie games body changes tack
31
Aug
Aussie games body changes tack

Interactive Entertainment Association of Australia changes name and focus to meet games industry trends. Read the full story by Laura…

New Look Interactive Games & Entertainment Association Launches
26
Aug
New Look Interactive Games & Entertainment Association Launches

Interactive Games & Entertainment Association to Cater to Evolving Industry Sydney, August 26, 2009 – The Interactive Entertainment Association of…

The blind gaming the blind
25
Aug
The blind gaming the blind

Largely invisible to the mainstream, sightless gamers help each other tackle titles like Rock Band and Left 4 Dead, while…

Conservative Columnist Calls for R18+ Rating in Australia
24
Aug
Conservative Columnist Calls for R18+ Rating in Australia

From David Wildgoose at Kotaku Australa In a shocking turn of events, Fairfax columnist and conservative ‘maverick’ Miranda Devine penned…

Fact Sheet: Technological Protection Measures
20
Aug
Fact Sheet: Technological Protection Measures

FACTS about Technological Protection Measures (TPMs) Recently there were a number of major amendments to the Copyright Act 1968. Key…

Facts about Video & Computer game piracy
20
Aug
Facts about Video & Computer game piracy

Video & Computer Game Piracy THE FACTS

How to Spot a Pirated Game
20
Aug
How to Spot a Pirated Game

Top 10 Tips to Avoid Buying Pirated Games

Videogame Piracy – An Overview
20
Aug
Videogame Piracy – An Overview

Game piracy is the unauthorised ing or “burning” of games, sharing games on peer-to-peer networks, or illegal download of games…

Useful Links
18
Aug
Useful Links

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