Gamers around Australia are crying into their consoles this afternoon, with the news that they will not be getting an R18+ adult rating for video games any time soon.
BOOOOOOO! Australians deserve their mature content! But honestly this sucks, talk about a government dictating their culture. Frankly this is just wrong. And restricting popular art forms has never turned out well, at least from what I've read. Can't wait til they star the game burning.
Fact is the violent games Cod Geow GoW Killzone arent cencorsed there rating as MA15+ but when games are REALLY violent and they need a higher rating they get banned cant remember last time a game got banned
The original version of Left 4 Dead 2 is the typical example that gets thrown around. The Australian version has been neutered and most of the blood removed. There have been no games refused classification in 2010, which seems very strange after we had a record year in 2009. This is fueling stories that the Classification Board is getting lax in their duties, meaning that violent / offensive video games are getting into the hands of young kids.
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