Australia Gets R18+Ed: Better Late Than Never

2011 so far, has been many things but finally, thanks to one South Australian Attorney General it should finally be the year that Australians take their place with the rest of the world in recognising adult classifications in Video Games. Too long have we had to suck at the teat of the consumer watchdog, too long have we had to hide in the shadows, too long brothers have we been forced into nefarious actions of importing illicit uncensored video game violence – no more!

Amid the floods, floods, earthquakes, tsunamis, nuclear meltdowns, weddings and just a few cyclones and hurricanes the year kicked off with some not so original politically incorrect mass marketing and went down hill from there. Bulletstorm was slammed, Mortal Kombat was banned, Geohot was fanned, the PSN was canned and somewhere in there Hacker group Anonymous ordered pizza to the CEO of Sony online Entertainment to his address they obtained from a florist he used to order flowers for his wife.

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earbus2728d ago

Nice read had a mild smile with the play on words elaborate word smithing was lightly dusted with sarcasm and wit but with a bit of heart too kudos struth mate.

MintBerryCrunch2728d ago

australia went through its derp moment

everything went better than expected

ajeben8092728d ago

YES. Finally. Thank you whoever was involved. Now what happens with already released games?

GrumpyVeteran2725d ago

From what I've heard, games already classified as banned won't be allowed in.

Now, I'm not exactly sure what this means.


#1, fully banned, no recourse.

#2, wont be automatically allowed in, but if the publisher resubmits their game once R18+ is in, the game will be allowed.

pantatkaula2728d ago

Good news for fellow OZ gamers.. woohooo!!

AusWarrior2728d ago

Nice article but it hasn't actually happened yet, so until it does I'm not convinced lol.

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