R18+ Computer Games information packs are now ready for industry

R18+ Computer Games information packs are now ready for industry

Dec 12, 2012

The Classification Branch has developed products to assist retailers in preparation of R18+ for computer games on 1 January 2013. The R 18+ computer games package consists of: An A4 revised classification poster (known as the approved notice) that explains all the classifications and is required to be displayed in stores where films or games are sold or...

iGEA Submission – Response to ALRC Copyright and the Digital Economy Issues Paper

iGEA Submission – Response to ALRC Copyright and the Digital Economy Issues Paper

Dec 4, 2012

The Interactive Games and Entertainment Association ( iGEA) welcomes the opportunity to respond to the Australian Law Reform Commission’s (ALRC’s) issues paper on copyright and the digital economy (Issues Paper). In 2012 the Australian interactive games industry was estimated to be worth $1.7 billion and is expected to be one of the fastest growing media...

Classification branch website relaunch

Classification branch website relaunch

Nov 14, 2012

As reported over at MCVPacific, the Classification Branch has re-launched their website.  It is far easier now for people to use the website.  To read the MCV report, click here and to see the new Classification website, click here Share...

Stranger danger in the online world

Stranger danger in the online world

Nov 13, 2012

Our amabassador, Stephanie Brantz who is a sports presenter and mother of 3 children (including 2 teenagers) recently wrote this piece on Stranger Danger in an online world.  The piece was also featured on the ABC technology and games site.   My youngest picked up the iPad the other day and started watching her favourite Sesame Street character Elmo...

Do teacher attitudes towards gaming influence learning?

Do teacher attitudes towards gaming influence learning?

Nov 8, 2012

This article was written by Carol Marks and recently appeared in the Education Gazette New Zealand.  Permission was granted to publish the article on our site as well. Carol Marks is a project facilitator of the Educational Leadership Project (Ltd), a provider of professional development for early childhood educators. For more information, please go to their...