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Australian ratings for mobile, online games put on hold


Oct 12
// David Rayfield
Way back in the heady days of 2009, the idea of mobile games' being classified in Australia reared its head. In 2011, the possibility of ratings for mobile and online games is becoming very real. But today, the Federal Minist...
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Bionic Commando rated by Australian Classification Board


Oct 03
// David Rayfield
It must be hard for publishers trying to keep a lid on certain upcoming releases when, a lot of the time, the game is simply dropped into the public consciousness via classification rating. Or perhaps these regular leaks are ...
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PEGI ratings portrayed by silly fake videogame


Aug 14
// Jordan Devore
This one almost slipped by us, but if you ask me, shirtless mustachioed not-Marios are a timeless commodity. To help parents make appropriate, informed buying decisions when it comes to games, a few short videos about the su...
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Australia's R18+ rating comes ever closer


Jul 25
// Alasdair Duncan
I know, I know; the long-running saga of the R18+ rating in Australia has had more false dawns than I care to remember -- but it looks like there has finally been an agreement reached to bring Australian's classification syst...
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I Am Alive rating reminds us that the game is coming


Jun 28
// Jordan Devore
Surely I'm not the only one who forgot I Am Alive was still in existence? We've heard nothing about it from Ubisoft in recent months, which wouldn't be such a big deal had E3 not just taken place. A listing on the Australian ...
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Very few games are M-rated, but they take all the glory


Mar 15
// Tony Ponce
The Entertainment Software Rating Board has just posted the ratings breakdown of games published in 2010. As you can see in the chart above, a little more than half of all games received the all-ages rating, while games rated...
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Australia to finally get an R18+ rating


Dec 05
// Matthew Razak
Time to bust into a celebratory performance of Waltzing Matilda, Australia. It appears that you will finally, finally be getting an adults-only rating for your videogames. This will end years of children being able to get th...
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GTA: Vice City to get a re-release?


Jul 08
// Dale North
This one isn't super solid, but a rating from a classification board is a bit better than a rumor. Kind of. The Australian Classification Board had a listing for Grand Theft Auto: Vice City pop up yesterday. In the listing it...
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OFLC lists Castlevania: Harmony of Despair


May 27
// Jordan Devore
The concept of a multiplayer-focused Castlevania game proved to be difficult for a lot of you to accept when rumors of Castlevania: Harmony of Despair started circulating. But, if the OFLC's recent listing for the game is any...
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Most Australians want a R18+ rating


May 09
// Matthew Razak
Crikey and other stereotypical Australian things to say! It looks like most Australians actually want to play mature games. Who knew!? After a recent poll of public opinion conducted by the Australian government 98 percent of...
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OFLC gets sneaky, rates EA title 'Project Red'


May 03
// Nick Chester
The OFLC and Electronic Arts sure are getting sneaky, listing unannounced titles using codenames, leaving us grasping at speculative straws.Australia's ratings board recently filed a rating for the mega-publisher's "Project R...
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PEGI, now the only ratings game in town


Apr 09
// Dale North
In the United Kingdom, the Pan-European Game Information, or PEGI, is going to be the only game in town. A bill passed Parliament yesterday that would make PEGI the one and only games classification system for games in the UK...
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EB Games in Australia pushing for R18+ classification


Feb 03
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
EB Games of Australia wants to fight the good fight! The company is supporting the campaign for introducing an R18+ classification for videogames in Australia. All 364 EB Games stores in the country are throwing up signs like...
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FCC praises game rating system


Sep 06
// Matthew Razak
Last week we informed you that the FCC was planning to recommend a possible unified rating system for gaming, television and cell phones. This system was being looked into after a report was to be given on Aug. 31. It's now p...

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