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Speech: Courts (Remote Participation) Bill - Te Ururoa Flavell

Speech: Courts (Remote Participation) Bill - Te Ururoa Flavell

TE URUROA FLAVELL (Māori PartyWaiariki): Tēnā koe, tēnā tātau katoa e te Whare. Ko tāku i te tuatahi ko te whaiwhai haere i te kōrero o ēnei nā, me mihi ki te Minita ka tika. Kātahi anō au ka kite i tērā momo āhuatanga.

Best of Gaming 2009

Best of Gaming 2009

I thought I would buck the trend and wait for the year to actually finish before putting together my ’09 retrospective.

Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars Review

Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars Review

One of the most controversial videogame series of all time makes a potentially disastrous debut on Nintendo’s ever so family-friendly DS. I can’t speak for how well media watchdog groups will receive it, but as far as gamers are concerned Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars isn’t likely to draw much contention; it’s simply wonderful.

A Brief History of Gaming Sexual Failures part 4

A Brief History of Gaming Sexual Failures part 4

It was the millennium, gamers were aging, video games growing more sophisticated, and sex was, well, still very much taboo. The same old digital mores continued to hold, despite demand for more mature games growing.

Of course, as in any regulatory situation, the hypocrisy ran deep. While, for example, an examination of sexual interaction between mature characters exploring themes of human experience was strictly off limits, having every female character in the game show more cleavage than common sense was basically mandatory. Suggested sex would sell, actual sex would doom us all to an amoral purgatory. It was that ambivalent line that Fear Effect 2 attempted to straddle.