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Video games as a weapon of Western propaganda

Video games as a weapon of Western propaganda

Matthew SainsburyMay 11, 20166 Comments

“The use of gaming is in fact a technological extension of more than a century of recruiting techniques."

Scott Morrison, here's a quick way to boost innovation: fund video games

Scott Morrison, here's a quick way to boost innovation: fund video games

Josh TaylorMay 2, 20161 Comment

You want innovation, jobs and growth? The video games industry could be an easy win for newbie Treasurer Scott Morrison.

If we ban <em>Grand Theft Auto</em>, should Scorsese be next?

If we ban Grand Theft Auto, should Scorsese be next?

Luke BuckmasterDec 8, 2014

Art is sometimes uncomfortable. But that does not mean it should not be available.

Razer's Class Warfare: Abbott govt helping at least one area of the arts

Razer's Class Warfare: Abbott govt helping at least one area of the arts

Helen RazerSep 4, 2014

The Abbott government has promised to "cut red tape", and while most of its decisions have been ludicrous, one stands out as actual good policy ...

Could Manuel Noriega lawsuit determine creative licence for the gaming industry?

Could Manuel Noriega lawsuit determine creative licence for the gaming industry?

Peter GreenJul 22, 2014

Important boundaries under which the gaming industry will have to operate in the future may be determined by two curious court cases.

Misogyny not to blame for Santa Barbara massacre

Misogyny not to blame for Santa Barbara massacre

Helen RazerMay 27, 201442 Comments

We love the narrative that blames a current cultural ill (loose morals, video games, a controversial book, misogyny) for random acts of inexplicable horror. But this narrative is completely wrong.

Level up: why video games are good for you

Level up: why video games are good for you

CrikeyNov 15, 20135 Comments

With all the hand-wringing over violent video games, new research has emerged showing video games can actually improve cognition and well-being. Freelance writer Henry Belot hatches a green dinosaur out of an egg and investigates.

Game over for <em>Game On</em> blog

Game over for Game On blog

CrikeyApr 2, 2013

Video games blogger Dan Golding is leaving Crikey after writing the Game On blog for the last 14 months. He looks back at the best articles he's written in that time.

What does a video game have to say about the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair?

What does a video game have to say about the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair?

Game OnFeb 22, 2013

What does a video game have to say about the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair? Daniel Golding speaks with BioShock Infinite design director Bill Gardner.

Screen Australia's $20m video games cash injection: what the industry thinks

Screen Australia's $20m video games cash injection: what the industry thinks

Game OnJan 29, 2013

Screen Australia now has $20 million to fund Australian video games. Daniel Golding asks developers and commentators what impact they think the federal government's money will have.