MCV Pacific Weekly Wrap-Up

Leigh Harris
MCV Pacific Weekly Wrap-Up

Australia's first ever R18+ rated videogame hit shelves this week, and the iGEA and media were there to help celebrate.

  • Ron Curry, CEO of the Interactive Games and Entertainment Association (iGEA) accepted a framed copy of Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 Plus, and recalled some of the pivotal people in making the R18+ age rating happen.
  • MCV takes a look back at the key events in getting the ten year battle of the R18+ rating approved.
  • We speak to Curry about what conversations the R18+ has been distracting from. 
  • The launch of SimCity, while still frought with issues, wasn't quite as heavy a disaster in ANZ as it was in the US.
  • Tomb Raider has been attracting praise in the local mainstream press for its representation of a strong female lead character.
  • QV Software throws Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2 a launch party in Sydney.

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Tags: Media , ea , simcity , tecmo koei , r18+ , tomb raider , mindscape , politics , age ratings , MCV Pacific , igea , ron curry , qv software , Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2 , Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 Plus

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