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Submitted by ElleGee 1127d ago | opinion piece

Should age restrictions even exist?

Australia is often mocked for its Puritanical views, regarding what and how games are portrayed and sold within its kangaroo-lined borders. Blood must be changed to green, bodies disappear quickly, and all that.

At least in 2009, it was the case that games required a rating in order to be sold there; but there was no “Mature” rating, a R18+ for example, which meant violent games couldn’t get a rating and therefore be sold at all. Fallout 3, Left 4 Dead, Aliens vs. Predator were all victims of this idiotic view. (ESRB, Industry, PEGI)

NukaCola  +   1127d ago
Age Restrictions are there for accountability and legality for parents and stores. In the end, any form of media should be fitting to the maturity of the individual. The important thing isn't the AGE, it's the list of content such as the amount of violence or sexually explicit material. I think in terms of Australia, I don't support the government banning titles because they are to adult. That is a censorship issue for another day, though.
yen888  +   1127d ago
Yes, they should exist

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