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MCV Pacific Weekly Wrap-Up

Leigh Harris
MCV Pacific Weekly Wrap-Up

Stats say Aussie game dev industry is worth AUD$90 million, EB Games changes PR agencies, and we interview the GDAA.

Here’s a roundup of the biggest news this week on MCVuk.com’s sister site MCV Pacific:

  • The Australian Bureau of Statistics released figures on the Aussie game develompent scene this week, citing remarkably low numbers of women in the industry and showing AUD$90 million in income from Aussie game studios.
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  • Antony Reed (pictured), head of the Game Developers' Association of Australia, defended the Aussie industry, saying that the statistics missed some vital components of local developers.
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  • Also from Antony Reed, MCV has a discussion about the low numbers of women in development, and how the industry needs to become broader in its ambition to increase diversity.
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  • James Whitehead, GM of IGN Australia, took to local PR site Mumbrella to refute the Advertising Standards Board's decision to ban the Dead Island: Riptide ad, which cited its implication of suicide as the central reason for the banning.
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  • The first round of funding from Australia's federal AUD$20 million interactive games fund from Screen Australia has been handed out, with the full list of local developers to receive funding now announced.
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  • EB Games is on the lookout for a new PR agency to handle its upcoming EB EXPO 2013, which is set to take place in Sydney in October.
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Tags: stats , eb games , MCV Pacific , GDAA , Antony Reed , James Whitehead , IGN Australia , Dead Island Riptide , Australian Bureau of Statistics

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