50°
Submitted by GoldenElf 697d ago | opinion piece

Video Game Classification in Australia is Still Broken

Tynan Muddle at Aussie-Gamer.com writes: "At the start of this year, the Australian Classification Board hailed in a reform of the system that was supposed to allow a fairer approach to video game ratings.

Six months later, it’s business as usual. Video games are still being banned despite the allowance for an adult rating.

The much sought-after “R” rating for video games was brought in on January 1, 2013 and instantly allowed adult-orientated games to be classified in Australia. Prior to that date, any game considered unsuitable for a 15-year old to play was refused classification and banned from importing into the country. Had a gamer been caught trying to buy the banned game from an international store, the game would be seized by customs and the “criminal” charged up to AU$100,000 for his attempt.

Nothing has changed." (Industry, Saints Row 4)

SockeyBoy  +   697d ago
Great article. I thought the R+ rating was to get away from this nonsense. Aussies use to have the option of importing banned games from New Zealand (or anywhere really) , but its pretty scary now considering there is a massive fine if you get caught.
#1 (Edited 697d ago ) | Agree(0) | Disagree(0) | Report | Reply
ShaunCameron  +   697d ago
I heard Brazil did that when Bully came out. They banned the game, seized it at customs from anyone trying to import it and EVEN arrested some people for having a copy.

Add comment

You need to be registered to add comments. Register here or login
Remember
New stories
40°

NWC: Piecing Together Nintendo’s Clues About What NX Really Is

1h ago - Gamnesia: We've known for some time that Nintendo's upcoming platform, dubbed NX, is going to be... | Wii U
40°

Power Drive 2000 Demo Released. Download Now

1h ago - Power Drive 2000, an 80s futuristic themed arcade racing game with just released its pre-alpha de... | PC
Ad

The Witcher 3

Now - All the lore you need to know. | Promoted post
30°

Endless Legend: Our Opinion

1h ago - SteamFirst: Spiraling Empires and walking titans, What more could you ask for in a civilization b... | PC
30°

Secrets of Raetikon's Funny Games

1h ago - Megan Hanbey writes: "The only way to avoid participating in the behavior Secrets of Raetikon vil... | PC
20°

Endless Legend Guardian DLC: SteamFirst Review

1h ago - SteamFirst: Guardians are rising, will you be the one to harness the power of these godly beings... | PC