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An R18+ Classification for video & computer games – A discussion of the facts
01
May
An R18+ Classification for video & computer games – A discussion of the facts

What is the IEAA’s position on the issue? The Interactive Entertainment Association of Australia (IEAA) believes that the introduction of…

Video Games Myths
01
May
Video Games Myths

The nine most common myths surroundings Video Games, who plays them and their effects on society.

Game Addiction – The Real Story
03
Apr
Game Addiction – The Real Story

What is video game addiction? What are its boundaries, its symptoms, its treatments? How wide is its scope? And is…

Australia’s Computer Games Audience and Restrictive Ratings System
31
Mar
Australia’s Computer Games Audience and Restrictive Ratings System

Computer and video games are big business in Australia, just as they are in many other developed economies. However, Australia…

Buoyant Video and Computer Game Sales Nudge $2 Billion
20
Jan
Buoyant Video and Computer Game Sales Nudge $2 Billion

-Family games drive record sales in 2008-  Sydney, 20 January, 2009 – Australia’s video and computer game industry has shown…

Making the intangible tangible: the economic contribution of Australia’s copyright industries
30
Nov
Making the intangible tangible: the economic contribution of Australia’s copyright industries

On 26 November 2008, the Federal Attorney General, Hon Robert McClelland MP, launched the report Making the intangible tangible: the…

Censoring the censorship debate
30
Oct
Censoring the censorship debate

The introduction of an R18+ rating for computer games has been ayed indefinitely after South Australian Attorney-General Michael Atkinson withdrew…

Michael Atkinson gags ratings debate
30
Oct
Michael Atkinson gags ratings debate

THE long-running debate on an adult rating for games in Australia may have been shut down by South Australian Attorney-General…

Top Ten Player Facts
15
Oct
Top Ten Player Facts

1. The average age of gamers is 28 years. 2. 60% of players are male. 40% are female. 3. 8%…

Top Ten Industry Facts
15
Oct
Top Ten Industry Facts

1. In the 2006 financial year, sales of computer and video game hardware and software exceeded $1 billion. 2. Approximately…

Video Games and Violence
01
Oct
Video Games and Violence

There are aggressive games in the market, though these do not predominate. According to the Australian government in 2006, 46%…

‘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…

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