Ron Curry

Australian Classification Board upholds ratings after Rau’s “unwarranted, costly” review

The Australian Classification Board has made no changes to the classification of a dozen games which South Australian attorney general John Rau insisted undergo review, a move local trade body the IGEA has described as unnecessary.

7 years ago

Ron Curry headlines

  • Australian Classification Review Board to re-appraise age ratings of 12 games

    The Australian Classification Review Board has opted to re-appraise the age ratings of 12 titles, following concerns flagged up by South Australian attorney general John Rau. He reckons the board hasn’t been strict enough when classifying such games as The Walking Dead and Splinter Cell: Blacklist.

    7 years ago
  • R18+: iGEA head celebrates Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 Plus launch

    Australia’s first R18+ rated game, Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 Plus, released today, with iGEA CEO Ron Curry celebrating the first step in a “master plan” to prepare Australia’s games industry for the future.

    7 years ago
  • Australian trade body boss warns against effects of parallel importing

    IGEA CEO Ron Curry has warned that parallel importing of the kind JB HiFI has just embraced can be harmful for local industry.

    8 years ago
  • Australian games trade beat $2 billion last year

    Game sales hit a record $2.05 billion in Australia last year, up 4 percent compared to 2008.

    11 years ago
  • Atkinson says you don't "need" to "dismember" people in games

    During an interview with an ABC news outlet in Australia, Attorney General Michael Atkinson stated that an adult videogame rating for the country is only wanted by “very zealous gamers” trying to “impose their will” on society.His comment was in response to the recent rating given to Aliens vs. Predator – a game that Rebellion […]

    11 years ago
  • Curry lambasts 'unacceptable' Australian ratings system

    In the wake of yet another refused classification in Australia, this time for Silent Hill: Homecoming, Interactive Entertainment Association of Australia head Ron Curry has said that the country’s lack of an 18 rating system “makes no sense” and complained that such restrictions would never be applied to other media.“With the average age of gamers […]

    12 years ago