R-rated games may be on shelves soon

The most violent video games around could soon be sold in Australia after the Federal Government said it was considering updating the classification system for games to include an R18+ rating.

Unlike films, magazines and other publications, there is no adult classification for games in Australia, so any titles that do not meet the MA15+ standard - such as those with excessive violence or sexual content - are simply banned from sale by the Classification Board.

Any changes to the censorship regime must be agreed to by the Commonwealth and all state and territory attorneys-general. The previous government was reluctant to put the issue on the agenda.

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Bathyj3891d ago

Tell me about it. First thing I want is Manhunt 2 and then Reservoir Dogs. I saw Rambo at the movies the other night and there cant be anything in those games worse than the gore in that.