Entries in 'r18+' (63)
With recent instances of negativity surrounding the upcoming inclusion of R18+, I thought it pertinent to play devil's advocate.
In preparation for the introduction of an R18+ rating for games in Australia come the 1st of January, the Classification Department is holding information sessions in mid-November.
In ‘The Ethics of Game Design’ panel at Freeplay, Digital Australia author Jeff Brand questioned the R18+ virtues.
The first state to pass an R18+ bill in preparation for the federal law being enacted on 1st January 2013 is Australia's Capital Territory.
At the recent Game Tech conference, Jane Fitzgerald, Assistant Secretary at the Classification Operations Branch, spoke on R18.
Bipartisan support has been enjoyed by the R18+ bill at the senate, with the iGEA announcing its successful passing today.
Ron Curry, CEO of the Interactive Games and Entertainment Association spoke to MCV about the global future of the games industry.
Telltale Games' highly anticipated next series The Walking Dead will not be releasing in Australia and New Zealand due to 'rating laws'.
John Rau, Attorney-General for South Australia, has announced plans to make MA15+ games available only to those over 18.
The first steps are being taken to prepare Australia's Capital Territory to introduce R18+ games when the bill is passed.
Further to last week's news that the R18+ bill was enjoying healthy discussion in parliament, it has very few stops left before it becomes law.
As the R18+ bill is debated in parliament this week, it becomes increasingly clear that years of hard work is paying off for the iGEA.
An inquiry has been made since the R18+ bill was submitted to parliament, finding that it should move ahead without further public consultation.
After excessive debate, changes and moral panic, an R18+ rating bill is set to be introduced to parliament in 2 weeks time.
Brendan O'Connor, the most outspoken ministerial proponent of an R18+ classification for games, has been replaced in a cabinet reshuffle.
Brendan O'Connor has written an article for The Punch outlining the reasons why the AU government should support an R18+ rating.
A new study from the University of Queensland's School of Psychology suggests that players reduce the humanity of their opponents in violent videogames.
Channel 7 news ran a story last night which declared that New South Wales Attorney General Greg Smith would see games like GTA IV banned, even with an R18+ rating.
Day two of the Macquarie University GAME 3 day event is underway, and is playing host to a series of very interesting talks and discussions about videogame policy and effects.