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Mon, Feb 06, 2012 | 00:59 GMT
The NPD Group Australia has revealed a 12.8% year-on-year decrease in traditional retail in 2011, but local industry expects digital revenue to climb.
Wed, Jul 06, 2011 | 16:59 BST
Aussie R&D tax credit could help its games sector become “one of the top three territories in the world”
Tony Reed, CEO of the Game Developers Association of Australia, feels the Australian Government’s proposed R&D tax credits is the best deal it has come up with to date, as it will provide the gaming sector with a 45 percent refundable tax credit if a firm’s turnover is less than $20 million.
Wed, Aug 12, 2009 | 17:18 BST
Reaction to Risen being refused classification in Australia has caused the president of the Game Developers Association of Australia to describe the rating system as “awful”, “ridiculous” and “antiquated”.
“We are once again caught in this awful, ridiculous web of the antiquated classification system that we all have to endure,” Tom Crago stated in a radio interview. “Here in Australia the sooner that changes, the better; it is obviously a battle to ensure common sense prevails. We will get there eventually, but in the meantime as gamers in Australia we suffer, and to be honest we are embarrassed at how backward our government is.
“We are the butt of a lot of jokes. I travel; obviously a lot, talking to other developers and publishers and people cannot believe it that we still have this ridiculous system here in Australia, designed twenty or thirty years ago, and hasn’t changed since.”
Crago added that an R rating added to the mix would help matters, as all games must adhere to the requirements for an age 15 rating, further stating that “the law needs to evolve and move with the times”.
“The way I look at it, ultimately the war is won, we will get there in the end, and it’s just a case of counting the days until common sense prevails.”
Thu, Jun 19, 2008 | 07:55 BST
According to this Gamespot report, Greg Bondar, the Game Developers’ Association of Australia’s (GDAA) CEO, has quit.
Bondar has been in charge of the organisation for the past 18 months, and will leave on July 18.
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