China restricts gaming for under 18’s to 3 hours a week – GameAware on BBC World News

TLDR China has implemented a law to restrict gaming time for minors to 3 hours a week, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, between 8 and 9pm. China instructed gaming companies to prevent children playing outside these times, and the government will be tracking how well game companies are enforcing this. This extreme level of restriction and intervention will not only be …

ABC’s Help My Kid Is A Gamer!

ABC iView has a fantastic program for parents that is able to break down a lot of gaming culture and answer frequently asked questions. We were invited to talk about the state of Esports and the the positive and negative impacts it can have. We believe Esports has tremendous potential to bring high quality gaming experiences while teaching important personal …

One of AMP’s newest Tomorrow Makers

I’m excited for 2020. A big thank you to the great people at the AMP Tomorrow Fund for this generous grant money. GameAware will now be able to grow beyond Melbourne into rural areas as well as interstate with a program that is completely mobile. Their generous offer means that we can now afford the gaming laptops and VR headsets …

The Sunday Project Feature

GameAware was recently featured on The Sunday Project, where I was interviewed by Tommy Little as we spoke about what goes on in group programs and what GameAware is all about. The highlight of the video is definitely the interview with two of the program’s participants where they banter with Tommy,  after beating him handily in our social gaming session. …

A Family Speaks to MamaMia About Their Experience

Back in mid 2019, a Sydney family travelled all the way down to Melbourne by car to participate in a Weekend Program.  This wasn’t the typical family that came to see me. Most families are struggling to keep the peace, and their kids are overindulging, but this family agreed that gaming was taking over. Matt is on the Autism spectrum …

Esports Performance Summit Interview

I had the opportunity to talk to Brian Bain and Darby Rollins this year about the issue of performance in Esports and the factors that affect it. We got to cover a lot of topics surrounding wellbeing and gaming and how Esports is unsustainable in its current form. I would hate to see a future where Esports didn’t live up …

PAX – A Gift for Esports

PAX Australia 2019 Panel – A Gift for Esports Speaking on this panel was a real treat. Hosted by Esports Journalist Seamus Byrne @seamus Fellow Panelists: Jocelyn Brewer(@JocelynBrewer) from Digital Nutrition and Brandon Defina(@SINJuves), the GM of Esports team: Gravitas  The 1 hour panel covers Esports with its incredible potential and its early stage shortcomings. We discuss player wellbeing, performance, life risk, …

The Sunday Project Talks Esports With Andrew

During the World Cup of Fortnite in July 2019, The Sunday Project invited me on for my thoughts on the mixed messages parents are getting about supporting their kids with their Esports passion to become a professional. Doing this is similar to supporting kids with a passion to become a professional athlete, but with Esports, parents feel conflicted because they …

ABC RN – Life Matters Feature

I was fortunate enough to appear on ABC Radio National’s radio show this morning. The program is called Life Matters, which did a feature on GameAware and a family that drove all the way down to Melbourne from Sydney to participate in a Weekend Program. Have a look at the links below. ABC Life Matters Article ABC Life Matters Podcast …

SBS Insight Feature – “Game On”

Feature Article – Overcoming a Gaming Addiction SBS Insight – On Demand – Ep26 “Game On”