NZ Chief Censor on Video Games – Parts 1 and 2

NZ Chief Censor on Video Games – Parts 1 and 2

Dec 22, 2010

NZGamer.com recently had the chance to interview the Deputy Chief Censor, Nic McCully about video games and classification in general in NZ.  To read part one the interview, click here. The second part of it’s interview with the Deputy Chief Censor, Nic McCully.  This part of the interview focuses on the future and some of the issues that arise as...

Review of the National Classification Scheme Announced

Review of the National Classification Scheme Announced

Dec 21, 2010

21 December 2010 Attorney-General Robert McClelland and Minister for Home Affairs Brendan O’Connor will ask the Australian Law Reform Commission to conduct a review of classification in Australia in light of changes in technology, media convergence and the global availability of media content. “As Australia’s foremost law reform institution...

Video Games Industry Disappointed by R18+ Classification Continued Delay

Video Games Industry Disappointed by R18+ Classification Continued Delay

Dec 10, 2010

Sydney, Australia – Friday, 10th December 2010 – A decision to introduce an R18+ classification for video games has been postponed today following a Standing Committee of Attorneys General (SCAG) meeting in Canberra. Ron Curry, CEO of the iGEA, says, “It’s disappointing that an adult rating for video games will be delayed once again despite mass support...

Final Analysis Shows Huge Support For R18+ Computer Game Rating

Final Analysis Shows Huge Support For R18+ Computer Game Rating

Dec 8, 2010

The Federal Minister for Home Affairs and Justice Brendan O’Connor has released the final analysis of feedback from the public on introducing an R18+ classification for video games. The final report will be tabled at this Friday’s (December 10) meeting of Classification Ministers and will help inform their decision making. More than 58,400 people responded...

Parents Master the Controls: Games Industry Launches Video Series

Parents Master the Controls: Games Industry Launches Video Series

Dec 8, 2010

Sydney, 8 December 2010 – The Interactive Games & Entertainment Association (iGEA) has today released a series of ‘How to set-up Parental Controls’ videos to help parents manage healthy video gaming habits for their children. The videos, hosted by iGEA ambassador and sports presenter Stephanie Brantz and Auckland journalist Kate Palmer, both of...