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Why can't we stop the memeification of white supremacy?

Why can't we stop the memeification of white supremacy?

Despite attempts to scrub him from history, the Christchurch shooter is being immortalised online in memes, manifestos and now video games.

Reality tech: Pokemon Go is only the beginning

Reality tech: Pokemon Go is only the beginning

What we’re heading towards is a world where our eyes will be incapable of distinguishing between artifice and the things that are actually in front of us.

What is <em>Pokemon Go</em>? A guide for non-gamers

What is Pokemon Go? A guide for non-gamers

First we had bell-bottom jeans. Then we had the Macarena. And now, we've got Pokemon Go.

Video games as a weapon of Western propaganda

Video games as a weapon of Western propaganda

“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

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?

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

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?

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

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

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.