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Government threatens R-rating games showdown [Australia]

Home Affairs Minister Brendan O'Connor says after a decade of debate, it is crunch time.

"We're becoming the laughing stock of the developed world, where we're the only country that doesn't have an R18 classification level for video games."

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worm20102352d ago

'Groups supportive of a R18+ classification for videos games have said many video games that are rated 18+ overseas are being squeezed into the MA15+ rating in Australia, meaning they are in the hands of a younger audience'

thats exactly right enough said.

Tachyon_Nova2352d ago

The main issue delaying this is fuc**g Christian lobby's getting involved. Why they are given any consideration is beyond me, but that's how it is.

snaz272352d ago

You know what, i'm bloody sick of governments thinking they're parents! As long as you don't interfere or harm someone else's life you should be able to do whatever the fuck you like! That would sort out pretty much all laws!... Who the hell do they think they are? It's crazy! More to the point why don't we stand up for ourselves? There are far more of us than them... I mean just refusing to work or something on mass would fuck them right up! But it's like everyone is disconnected somehow, i'm not even from australia but this pisses me off no end! It's like the laws in the uk, how dare my government tell me i can't smoke weed for example? What's it got to do with them? They would throw me in prison for growing a plant? Wtf? They force me to buy a tv licence, just for bbc! Imagine if i said to them right you must by my food! If you don't then you can't eat! And if you do eat i'll fine you or throw you in my prison! It's just retarded! I don't see their logic! Give the people what they fucking want! Let them make their own choices! If they hurt someone else then yeah throw the book at them! Until then just keep their noses out!... Sorry for my rant lol, but god they get me so vexed!

snaz272352d ago

Whoever disagreed do you care to explain why? You like the government telling you what you can or can't do? Even though it's got nothing to do with them? And it's not hurting anyone! I mean i'm not against police as such, or even the government, but i think they go way way too far! And it's only gonna get worse as more of our rights are whittled away! So yeah i'd love to hear what you actually have to say.

The Meerkat2352d ago (Edited 2352d ago )

Christian lobby's??.

Why would Christian lobby's be against violence?
Have they never read the bible?
Murder, Torture, Rape, Genocide, Infanticide, Incest, Rivers of Blood, Plagues, Feeding people to Lions etc.

Far worse than any Mortal Kombat game.

RedDead2352d ago

Be careful Meerkat. I once got my account suspended for saying something like that about Christianity.

This :
'Groups supportive of a R18+ classification for videos games have said many video games that are rated 18+ overseas are being squeezed into the MA15+ rating in Australia, meaning they are in the hands of a younger audience'

is retarded. That whole para is rectifide with a 18+ catagory. Essentially, 18's games somehow get a 15 rating. So fix that problem/

The Meerkat2352d ago

RedDeadDestroyer, thanks for the warning.

But its not just Christianity. As a militant atheist I believe in mocking and ridiculing all religions and associated fairy tales with equal vigour.

The Torah and Koran are just as bad, as are the Uncut editions of Harry Potter. /s

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hellzsupernova2352d ago (Edited 2352d ago )

awww then who would we make fun off when no games get banned

"The Australian Christian Lobby has led the charge against introducing an R18+ classification, saying it would make it easier for children to access violent games."

ahhhh theres my laugh :D

BLAKHOODe2352d ago

Whatever happened to the good ole days when Australia was nothing but a bunch of european convicts and kangaroos? This new civilized Australia sucks!

MK_Red2352d ago

Well, at least the non-violent and safe God of War 3 got a MA15 rating in Australia because that was certainly suitable for below "R18" audience.
The games like Mortal Kombat are so aduuuult that they can't tttaaakkke it!?!

HIV-2351d ago (Edited 2351d ago )

"The Australian Christian Lobby has led the charge against introducing an R18+ classification, saying it would make it easier for children to access violent games."

Since when an 18 year old person is considered to be a child?

As far as I know, people 18 and over are considered adults in this country. That's why you can start drinking and going to pubs at the age of 18.