Entries in 'politics' (38)

MCV Pacific Weekly Wrap-Up

MCV Pacific Weekly Wrap-Up

PAX Australia gets detailed this week, GameArena is in trouble, while, in spite of an R18+ rating, not one but two games feel the ban hammer.

Leigh Harris
by Leigh Harris
on Jun 28th 2013 at 7:27AM in News
OPINION: A slightly longer wait for tax breaks can't hurt

OPINION: A slightly longer wait for tax breaks can't hurt

This long and at times painful hardware generation – it will be eight years since the 360 unveiling when we see the Next Xbox in three weeks – is matched ...

Michael French
by Michael French
on May 3rd 2013 at 10:38AM in News
MP criticises lack of female representation in UK games development

MP criticises lack of female representation in UK games development

Labour MP for Newcastle upon Tyne Central Chi Onwurah has asked Parliament to address the lack of females employed in UK games development.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 25th 2013 at 10:16AM in News
MCV Pacific Weekly Wrap-Up

MCV Pacific Weekly Wrap-Up

Sega Studios Oz is closing its doors, an automated classification system is on the way, and several people played music chairs.

Leigh Harris
by Leigh Harris
on Apr 5th 2013 at 5:49AM in News

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Video games tax breaks delayed in the UK

Video games tax breaks delayed in the UK

Games tax relief will not be approved by April 1st as the UK awaits confirmation from Europe. 

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Mar 20th 2013 at 3:09PM in News
MCV Pacific Weekly Wrap-Up

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.

Leigh Harris
by Leigh Harris
on Mar 8th 2013 at 5:21AM in News
US Senator: Video games a bigger problem than guns

US Senator: Video games a bigger problem than guns

In a demonstration of both ignorance and apparent loyalty, US Senator Lamar Alexander has spoken out against video games – calling them “a bigger problem than guns”, because they “affect ...

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jan 31st 2013 at 7:00AM in News
Ralph Nader calls violent video game devs 'electronic child molesters'

Ralph Nader calls violent video game devs 'electronic child molesters'

American political activist and five-time presidential candidate Ralph Nader has accused companies who work to promote violent television programs and video games of being electronic child molesters.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jan 23rd 2013 at 7:08AM in News

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MCV Pacific Weekly Wrap-Up

MCV Pacific Weekly Wrap-Up

So far this year, the first ever R18+ game has been classified, long-form games criticism takes strides and we interview IGN's Ian Chambers.

Leigh Harris
by Leigh Harris
on Jan 11th 2013 at 4:49AM in News
James Dyson criticises governmental focus on games

James Dyson criticises governmental focus on games

The glamour of web fads and video gaming is being put ahead of tangible technology that can be exported from the UK, Sir James Dyson has said.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Jan 10th 2013 at 9:50AM in News
Connecticut town paying residents to destroy violent video games

Connecticut town paying residents to destroy violent video games

The tragedy of the Newtown school shooting is at risk of claiming another undeserved victim – video games.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 3rd 2013 at 9:22AM in News
MCV Pacific Yearly Wrap-Up: 2012

MCV Pacific Yearly Wrap-Up: 2012

With the year drawing to a close and most people already scouring for beer, MCV looks back at the biggest and saddest stories of the year.

Leigh Harris
by Leigh Harris
on Dec 21st 2012 at 3:33AM in News

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MCV Pacific Weekly Wrap-Up

MCV Pacific Weekly Wrap-Up

The MCV Pacific 30 Under 30 was listed this week, plus there's yet more news on the R18+ front and IGN announce an awards night.

Leigh Harris
by Leigh Harris
on Dec 7th 2012 at 2:10AM in News
MCV Pacific Weekly Wrap-Up

MCV Pacific Weekly Wrap-Up

AIE takes Koch Media's business in ANZ, Ninja Kiwi acquires Scottish dev Digital Goldfish, and there's more news on R18+ this week.

Leigh Harris
by Leigh Harris
on Nov 2nd 2012 at 2:14AM in News
MCV Pacific Weekly Wrap-Up

MCV Pacific Weekly Wrap-Up

THQ has announced this week that it will be closing its Australian office, while EB EXPO has plenty of news in its wake.

Leigh Harris
by Leigh Harris
on Oct 12th 2012 at 6:18AM in News
MP Ed Vaizey "pleads" with civil servants for a console in his office

MP Ed Vaizey "pleads" with civil servants for a console in his office

The Government’s Minister for Culture, Communications and Creative Industries wants a games console in his office.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 28th 2012 at 2:35PM in News

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MCV Pacific Wrap-Up

MCV Pacific Wrap-Up

GAME Australia officially entered liquidation this week, while the R18+ bill passed through the Senate and Sydney hosted Game Tech.

Leigh Harris
by Leigh Harris
on Jun 22nd 2012 at 7:14AM in News
Australian Minister comments on GAME situation

Australian Minister comments on GAME situation

Bill Shorten MP has expressed his concern over the potential loss of 500 jobs from GAME Australia, but says he is 'hopeful' a buyer can be found.

Leigh Harris
by Leigh Harris
on May 15th 2012 at 7:17AM in News
MCV Pacific Weekly Wrap-Up

MCV Pacific Weekly Wrap-Up

The Aussie government makes several moves this week, while the NZGDA conference announces its lineup and Call of Duty hits TV.

Leigh Harris
by Leigh Harris
on May 4th 2012 at 4:52AM in News
Vaz tables FIFTH violent games EDM

Vaz tables FIFTH violent games EDM

Labour MP and long-term opponent of the games industry Keith Vaz has tabled his FIFTH early day motion about violent video games.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 3rd 2012 at 2:59PM in News
The Konami Code gets political

The Konami Code gets political

François Bayrou is a man, a politician. And clearly one who recognises the power of the Gaming Vote.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 17th 2012 at 1:11PM in News
MCV Pacific Wrap-Up

MCV Pacific Wrap-Up

The FIFA Interactive World Cup Qualifiers took place this week, the ACT begins work implementing the R18+ rating and more.

Leigh Harris
by Leigh Harris
on Mar 30th 2012 at 4:08AM in News
MCV Pacific Wrap-Up

MCV Pacific Wrap-Up

This week, GAME Australia still on solid ground, Sony interviewed on Vita launch, R18+ incoming, and a new MCV Pacific partnership.

Leigh Harris
by Leigh Harris
on Mar 16th 2012 at 5:38AM in News
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 3:33AM 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 12:45AM in News