29 Sep 2020
Is retromania the future of Australian gaming?

As lockdown measures have kept people cooped up at home, video gaming has emerged as a vital source of entertainment and connection for Australians across age groups. How might the pandemic influence the way people engage with this leisure pursuit (and tech more broadly) in the future?

Ron Curry is the CEO of the Interactive Games and Entertainment Association (IGEA).

Eric Chou is the director of product and marketing at Samsung Australia. He has over 15 years of experience in the IT&T industry, working with multinationals such as Hewlett-Packard and Lenovo before moving to Samsung. His responsibilities at Samsung are to devise critical, overarching product and marketing strategies for Samsung Mobile, overseeing the two functions in Australia.

Dr. Maggie Kirkman is a senior research fellow at Monash University’s School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine and a member of the Australian Psychological Society. She is also one of the leaders on a study into the psychological wellbeing of Australians during COVID-19 lockdowns.

Alice Clarke is an award-winning journalist, producer, presenter, and script writer from Melbourne, Australia. She specialises in games, technology, TV, music, opinion, and general pop culture.