The Age reports that the ACMI Games Lab in Melbourne will be hosting the Game On exhibition of video game history, which has already been seen in London, Chicago and San Jose. Should be a nice followup to the Melbourne House/Beam Software exhibit they had recently.
Speaking of games, ArsTechnica continues its series on writing in games (eg plots and backstories, rather than code).
Meanwhile in Australia there’s more campaigning for the OFLC to be allowed to give games an R 18+ rating (rather than having to refuse them classification), to bring games ratings into line with movies.
Though interestingly, a catalogue from discount chain KMart that arrived during the week reckoned Grand Theft Auto Liberty City Stories is rated R — it’s actually MA15+.
It should be rated R. Those games are wicked (fun, but wicked). Any game where you’re encouraged to beat someone to death with a large purple marital aid should be rated a little more than 15+.