Truth: The Greens’ video game policy is a landmark strategy with a good chance of becoming reality


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  1. Meanwhile the Liberals idea of an economic and innovation plan is corporate welfare and their faulty copper.

  2. Libs love to badger on about this “new economy” and “smart future” yet still prop up legacy deadend industries.
    From what I have read, greens have the right idea when it comes to the digital economy including nbn.

  3. “Hi. My name’s Renai LeMay, I’m 35 years old, and I’ve been playing video games for almost my entire life.”

    You kid… I’m 40, and I’ve been playing games since I was 9 or 10. We’ve had an Amstrad CPC 464 and 6128 (the Amstrad equivalents of the Commodore 64 and 128), Nintendo (NES), Sega MegaDrive and 32X, Nintendo 64, GameCube, & Wii, Xbox 360 and One, Sony Playstation and PS2, plus various IBM compatible PCs starting from the 486-DX2 66 up to my Xeon E3 powered PC. I’ve played Carmen Sandiego, Simcity, Super Mario Bros, Sonic The Hedgehog, Warlords (published by SSG), Dark Reign and Trainz (Auran, now called n3vrf41l Publishing, or N3V), Fruit Ninja (Halfbrick Studios), Need For Speed, Warhammer 40000 Dawn of War, Warcraft, Smash TV (Beam Software, now Krome Studios Melbourne), Wolfenstein 3D, Doom and Doom II, Final Fantasy (VII got me hooked), Civilization, Transport Tycoon/Locomotion, Torchlight, Premier Manager, Football Manager, Fallout, Forza, and the Dynasty Warriors Gundam series (on Xbox. I don’t own Reborn, which is PS4 exclusive).

    I can see that the Government (both Labor and “NoAmbition”) is looking at things the wrong way (ie constantly looking backwards at the past, rather than forwards towards the future). Coal and Iron Ore were good for their time, but we need to start moving forward towards a digital economy, and the video gaming industry would be one of the best ways to head that way. That’s why I’m voting the Greens this election, to let the other parties know that they need to stop being “archaic”, and get with the times, before this entire country suffers.

    • Absolutely no problem with your assessment in your second paragraph but is throwing gamer credentials out in the open as necessary? What are we trying to prove?

      I graduated from QUT at the end of 2009 with a Bach in 3D modeling and animation, right as the games industry in Brisbane fell over from the GFC (And poor decision making) and all the remainder studios stopped recruiting. It’s an absolute shame media entities aren’t picking this news story about re-igniting Australia’s presence in a long-running multi-billion dollar industry when we’d rather have our head in the dirt with the mining supporters.

      I’ll be supporting the Greens this year along with Labour but I feel it’s a shame the Greens haven’t heavily marketed themselves to Australians towards supporting a digital economy. If they had, I didn’t see the ads to have noticed.

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