Topic / Gamers

TECHGEEK Weekly 38: That’ll be $78 Trillion, please

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James Wilson, holding his new partner at the iPad 2 Launch (Image: Stewart Wilson/ Despite the fact that Tom, James and Stewart aren’t on, the TECHGEEK Weekly Podcast still lives on, and we discuss the launch of the iPad 2, talk about the BlackBerry Playbook to come with Android applications and the fact that Duke Nukem Forever is delayed (again!). We also find out that Tom, James and Stewart really […]

TECHGEEK Weekly 36: The Hidden Truth

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More censorship is coming to the App Store, Kogan makes the $1 million bet, and we see the insides of the iPad 2. Oh, and we have gone Charlie Sheen-mad this week after the release of the Gregory Brothers’ “Winning” song. Since Tom (and James, but he never shows up) is not here this week, we get Dave Barranquero – some random person that Chris and Stewart know – as […]

AGs delay R18+ rating decision till March

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Well, the Attorneys-Generals of all the states and territories, in addition with their federal counterpart, have made their decision for the R18+ rating – they are going to postpone making a decision until March of next year. That’s according to the industry’s peak representative body, the Interactive Games and Entertainment Association. However, despite a “disappointing” result, this does not rule out the possibility of the rating being introduced or have […]

Christian lobby launches new anti-R18+ campaign, with flawed research

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The Australian Christian Lobby has decided to do one last attempt to campaign against an R18+ rating, urging its followers to write to the Attorney Generals to say no for the introduction of the rating to video games which would put the Australian video game classification scheme on par with international ratings. The Lobby claims that bringing the rating would expose “explicit violence and sex” to children who would end […]

Atkinson still holds Croydon seat

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Michael Atkinson, the South Australian Attorney-General and known opponent for a R18+ classification scheme for video games, has been re-elected in his seat of Croydon, according to ABC predictions, managing to get about 64 percent of the vote (two-party preferred), despite a swing against him of 14.4 percent. Gamers4Croydon’s Kat Nicholson, hoping to remove Atkinson from his seat, managed to get a reasonable 3.6 percent of the vote, ahead of […]

SA election to be life or death of R18+ proposal

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While Tasmania and South Australia go to the polls today, it will be life or death for many proponents for an R18+ classification rating in Australia as one political party hopes to ‘dethrone’ SA Attorney-General Michael Atkinson after angering many gamers. The candidate for Croydon, which is a very safe Labor seat, Kat Nicholson carries the hopes of possibly removing Atkinson after refusing to support a proposal of an adult-only […]