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Submitted by GoldenElf 447d 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  +   447d ago
I'm sorry, but oh my god. is that picture unaltered?
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Julianodecalvo  +   447d 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  +   447d 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.

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