Entries in 'r18+' (64)

Prison time for providing R18+ games to minors

Prison time for providing R18+ games to minors

With all the individual states and territories defining their own rules and regulations concerning R18+, what are the results?

Leigh Harris
by Leigh Harris
on Oct 15th 2012 at 4:06PM in News
OPINION: Why R18+ WILL make a difference

OPINION: Why R18+ WILL make a difference

With recent instances of negativity surrounding the upcoming inclusion of R18+, I thought it pertinent to play devil's advocate.

Leigh Harris
by Leigh Harris
on Oct 15th 2012 at 3:19PM in News
Classification Department schedules authorised assessor sessions on R18+ amendment

Classification Department schedules authorised assessor sessions on R18+ amendment

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.

James Cullinane
by James Cullinane
on Oct 11th 2012 at 5:10PM in News
Jeff Brand on R18+: We haven't made any progress at all

Jeff Brand on R18+: We haven't made any progress at all

In ‘The Ethics of Game Design’ panel at Freeplay, Digital Australia author Jeff Brand questioned the R18+ virtues.

Leigh Harris
by Leigh Harris
on Oct 4th 2012 at 2:43PM in News

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SA Attorney General now supports R18+

SA Attorney General now supports R18+

Following on from the public release of the R18+ guidelines last week, South Australia Attorney-General John Rau has changed his position.

Leigh Harris
by Leigh Harris
on Sep 18th 2012 at 4:49PM in News
New R18+ guidelines emerge

New R18+ guidelines emerge

The classification guidelines which will dictate the Classification Board's decisions regarding R18+ games have been released today.

Leigh Harris
by Leigh Harris
on Sep 13th 2012 at 1:32PM in News
ACT passes R18+ bill

ACT passes R18+ bill

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.

Leigh Harris
by Leigh Harris
on Aug 24th 2012 at 2:42PM in News
Some specific on the R18 rating from the Attorney-General's Department

Some specific on the R18 rating from the Attorney-General's Department

At the recent Game Tech conference, Jane Fitzgerald, Assistant Secretary at the Classification Operations Branch, spoke on R18.

Leigh Harris
by Leigh Harris
on Jul 2nd 2012 at 9:24AM in News

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R18+ bill passes through the Senate with flying colours

R18+ bill passes through the Senate with flying colours

Bipartisan support has been enjoyed by the R18+ bill at the senate, with the iGEA announcing its successful passing today.

Leigh Harris
by Leigh Harris
on Jun 19th 2012 at 11:30AM in News
INTERVIEW: Ron Curry talks about the global industry after E3

INTERVIEW: Ron Curry talks about the global industry after E3

Ron Curry, CEO of the Interactive Games and Entertainment Association spoke to MCV about the global future of the games industry.

Leigh Harris
by Leigh Harris
on Jun 18th 2012 at 3:21PM in News
The dead will not be walking to Australia and New Zealand

The dead will not be walking to Australia and New Zealand

Telltale Games' highly anticipated next series The Walking Dead will not be releasing in Australia and New Zealand due to 'rating laws'.

Leigh Harris
by Leigh Harris
on Apr 26th 2012 at 2:11PM in News
South Australia to warp MA15+ age rating once R18+ is introduced

South Australia to warp MA15+ age rating once R18+ is introduced

John Rau, Attorney-General for South Australia, has announced plans to make MA15+ games available only to those over 18.

Leigh Harris
by Leigh Harris
on Apr 3rd 2012 at 1:09PM in News

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ACT the first state to progress an R18+ bill

ACT the first state to progress an R18+ bill

The first steps are being taken to prepare Australia's Capital Territory to introduce R18+ games when the bill is passed.

Leigh Harris
by Leigh Harris
on Mar 27th 2012 at 3:43PM in News
R18+ passes through House of Reps unscathed

R18+ passes through House of Reps unscathed

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.

Leigh Harris
by Leigh Harris
on Mar 20th 2012 at 1:14PM in News
R18+ bill debated in parliament

R18+ bill debated in parliament

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.

Leigh Harris
by Leigh Harris
on Mar 16th 2012 at 2:32PM in News
Mortal Kombat for Vita refused classification

Mortal Kombat for Vita refused classification

The Australian Classification Board has refused classification for Mortal Kombat: Game of the Year Edition for Playstation Vita.

Leigh Harris
by Leigh Harris
on Mar 9th 2012 at 12:39PM in News

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Smooth sailing so far for the R18+ rating

Smooth sailing so far for the R18+ rating

An inquiry has been made since the R18+ bill was submitted to parliament, finding that it should move ahead without further public consultation.

Leigh Harris
by Leigh Harris
on Feb 29th 2012 at 2:33PM in News
R18+ due by 1st January 2013

R18+ due by 1st January 2013

GameSpot is reporting that the new Federal Minister for Home Affairs is predicting an R18+ rating by next year.

Leigh Harris
by Leigh Harris
on Feb 15th 2012 at 11:45AM in News
R18+ rating bill to be introduced to parliament in 2 weeks

R18+ rating bill to be introduced to parliament in 2 weeks

After excessive debate, changes and moral panic, an R18+ rating bill is set to be introduced to parliament in 2 weeks time.

Leigh Harris
by Leigh Harris
on Jan 24th 2012 at 4:52PM in News
OPINION: Syndicate wasn't rated fairly in Oz

OPINION: Syndicate wasn't rated fairly in Oz

The last big piece of bad news for Aussie gamers fell very late in the year with the news that the Syndicate re-boot had been refused classification.

Leigh Harris
by Leigh Harris
on Dec 30th 2011 at 11:37AM in News
Minister for Home Affairs replaced

Minister for Home Affairs replaced

Brendan O'Connor, the most outspoken ministerial proponent of an R18+ classification for games, has been replaced in a cabinet reshuffle.

Leigh Harris
by Leigh Harris
on Dec 13th 2011 at 11:30AM in News
Home Affairs Minister states why the govt supports R18

Home Affairs Minister states why the govt supports R18

Brendan O'Connor has written an article for The Punch outlining the reasons why the AU government should support an R18+ rating.

Leigh Harris
by Leigh Harris
on Dec 8th 2011 at 2:43PM in News
iGEA responds to the new R18+ guidelines

iGEA responds to the new R18+ guidelines

Ron Curry, CEO of the Interactive Games and Entertainment Association (iGEA) has welcomed the new R18+ guidelines and express some concerns.

Leigh Harris
by Leigh Harris
on Nov 4th 2011 at 1:37PM in News
University of Queensland study believes violent games reduce humanity

University of Queensland study believes violent games reduce humanity

A new study from the University of Queensland's School of Psychology suggests that players reduce the humanity of their opponents in violent videogames.

Leigh Harris
by Leigh Harris
on Nov 4th 2011 at 1:06PM in News
NSW Attorney General wants MA15+ content banned after R18+ is here

NSW Attorney General wants MA15+ content banned after R18+ is here

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.

Leigh Harris
by Leigh Harris
on Nov 4th 2011 at 10:42AM in News