Over 500 zombies dragged through Sydney's streets on Saturday in protest at the gaming classifications in Australia and calling for an R18+ ratings classification for video games.
on 03/30/2010 – Made popular on 03/30/2010
Written by: Alex Zaharov-Reutt | Published in: Home ITMicrosoft’s Windows 8 isn’t even officially launched yet despite preview releases and earlier betas, and while Valve’s Gabe Newell and Blizzard’s Rob Pardo aren’t showering the OS with praise for its great gaming potential, methinks perhaps doth the PC gaming world protest too much?
There is still some thrashing out to be had, but the Australian video games industry is welcoming an in-principal agreement for the introduction of a long-awaited R18+ classification for interactive entertainment.
The Christian Lobby believes the argument for the introduction of an R18+ Classification for video games is being spun into a pro-child protection requirement. The fear is that once Australia has a new R18+ Classification for interactive entertainment that the market will be flooded with all manner of smut and extreme material. Do they have a point?
Everlane, one of the wave of vertically-integrated sites that is changing the way that fashion is made and sold, is today disrupting something else. In protest against the over-the-top consumerism that is Black Friday — where smartphone-equipped shoppers look for incremental sales/parking/stock advantages over those less savvy — Everlane is opting out.
Sony announced a video download service for the Australian market today in Sydney, but they also gave a select few (including myself) the chance to try out the new motion controller, and check out Sony’s PS3 based 3D gaming.