30°
Submitted by GoldenElf 484d ago | opinion piece

Australian Classification Board is Taking Away Your Consumer Rights

Jayden Williams at Aussie-Gamer.com writes: "Yesterday the Australian Classification Board brought down the ban hammer on yet another video game.

This time the game in question is Saints Row IV, and its Refused Classification status effectively makes it illegal in Australia.

This follows just six months after the Australian Government introduced an adults only R18+ rating January 1. And as it turns out, means absolutely nothing." (Industry, Saints Row 4)

YoungKingDoran  +   484d ago
I'm sorry, but oh my god. is that picture unaltered?
jewliah jewliah...
#1 (Edited 484d ago ) | Agree(0) | Disagree(0) | Report | Reply
Julianodecalvo  +   484d ago
This sux - there is a reason we have an 18+ rating and that is because adults have the right to decide what content they wish to see based on whether or not they choose to buy the product, not whether or not the government says they can.

I have seen much worse in a movie than I have ever seen in a game and I don't appreciate my right to choose being taken away.

As long as no one person is being harmed in the making of a game/movie and the content is marked/classified appropriately for the target age then I reserve the right to choose what I watch and I am shocked and very disturbed by the fact that my government thinks they know better than me what I should and shouldn't watch.
ShaunCameron  +   484d ago
And so does protectionist economic policies that allows domestic big businesses to operate like a cartel by the government restricting if not outright banning (foreign and domestic upstart) competition. Hence the high prices and limited choices.

Add comment

You need to be registered to add comments. Register here or login
Remember
New stories
10°

Survey reveals the hard facts about online harassment

1m ago - MWEB GameZone writes: "The Pew Research Online Harassment survey shows that 16% of online harassm... | Culture
30°

6 Beginner Tips for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel

38m ago - If you're just starting out in Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel it can be a little daunting. If it is,... | PC
20°

One big reason why the iPad Air 2 is good for gamers

39m ago - There's a lot to like about the iPad Air 2. It's thinner, lighter, and faster, has an anti-reflec... | Tech
40°

Zero1gaming: The Evil Within Review

41m ago - In the latest 'Horror Show' article, Z1G's JBH reviews the most anticipated survival horror relea... | PC
Ad

Get a Free Kindle Fire HD!

Now - Check out details here! | Promoted post
20°

Close Up With Disgaea 5′s Limited Edition Usalia Figurine

48m ago - "Nippon Ichi Software is preparing a limited edition version of Disgaea 5 which includes a figuri... | PS4