In which I quote Clausewitz, just to prove my university education wasn’t a total waste.
The GTA series has always courted controversy, but I think Rockstar backed off in one area it had the power to change.
I’m perfectly happy with the Australian Classification Board blocking the sale of a game that lets players sexually assault in game characters.
The Zombie Bait pack makes zombies of us all. As a safety warning, the following post contains a statue of a dismembered woman from various angles and a little bit of adult language.
Just in case: ***PLOT SPOILERS*** for The Witcher 2 follow. If you haven’t played this title and like action RPGs, you really should.
In the rush to blame Laurent Wainwright for destroying game “journalism” forever, there seems to be a large issue overlooked: Rob Florence could have written the entire article and not ever mention Wainwright. Or if he mentioned her, he could have said, “And here’s the kind of gaming press attitude I’m talking about, the one that can’t even see the problem”. He didn’t need to mention his suspicions and doubts based purely on a single other tweet.
I was very amused recently to see that Julia Schramm, a national executive committee member of Germany’s anti-IP Pirate Party, was being slammed with criticism for releasing a book and then having her publisher go after unapproved online copies.
So EA Australia won’t appeal the Australian Classification Board’s decision to refuse classification to Syndicate, effectively removing its ability to be sold in Australia. And why would they? It’s sacrificing four or five figures worth of sales (at best) in Australia for the greater good of seven figure or higher sales in other countries. Getting …
When I wrote that Australia probably wasn’t going to be seeing an R18+ classification for games soon at the end of last year, I hadn’t considered that perhaps one Attorney-General (basically: head government advisor about State / Territory law) might try to go it alone. For the rating to apply Australia-wide, all the Attorney-Generals need …
Warner Brother Interactive Entertainment’s approach of “we failed the first time, but here is the same thing again but this time we’ll point out how wrong you are” around getting Mortal Kombat classified in Australia hasn’t worked, with MK being refused classification a second time. WBIE then thanked “the thousands of Mortal Kombat fans in …