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Posted by Rayfield
Posted by addictedtopinescent

Glad im not living in Australia, 

I hate when peaople say shit like that, like a responsable parent is going to let their kid play these games, and like a normal kid will play the game then pick up a shotgun and go VATS somebody.
Posted by Rayfield
Posted by Black_Raven

Yea its stupid that there is no R18 rating in Australia, especially when you consider those survey results. I'm surprised they banned a game like Fallout 3 but not The Witcher, I was in Australia afew months ago and bought that game.

Posted by banned8921

Take a ship to new zealand.

Posted by addictedtopinescent

Yeah lets all inject some Med - X, what the fuck ?

Kids smoke weed and do drugs already, can't get much worse. (not where I come from anyway)
Posted by Rayfield

If you feel confused about this issue, how do you think we feel? Not good, I can tell you.

Especially since Fallout 3 was refused classification because of morphine but both Max Payne games were fine. And what does Max Payne use? Oh yeah that's right, painkillers! That's weird!

GTA4 was also edited to make it onto Australian shelves. Granted, I ordered my uncensored copy from the UK but that's beside the point. I don't want to have to do that. I just want to stroll down to the shop to buy it like every other person in every other developed nation on the planet!

Posted by Psynapse

This is bullshit really... I don't understand why 1 person thinks that he can overrule all of australia... Just like that dickhead in America who was trying to do something similar.

They blame the gaming industry just like they blame the media, music and movie industries... when will people learn that censorship is not anyone's responsibility but the parents. Its parents laziness, they think they can just let kids play any game and leave them playing it because they don't have to deal with the kid, but when something bad happens, retarted parents arc up and make a huge fuss when its no-ones fault but their own.

Posted by DualReaver

Wasn't it, like, not too long ago, you guys could shoot Indians legally?

Posted by Rayfield
Psynapse said:
"This is bullshit really... I don't understand why 1 person thinks that he can overrule all of australia... Just like that dickhead in America who was trying to do something similar.

They blame the gaming industry just like they blame the media, music and movie industries... when will people learn that censorship is not anyone's responsibility but the parents. Its parents laziness, they think they can just let kids play any game and leave them playing it because they don't have to deal with the kid, but when something bad happens, retarted parents arc up and make a huge fuss when its no-ones fault but their own."

Yep.
Posted by Psynapse
DualReaver said:
"Wasn't it, like, not too long ago, you guys could shoot Indians legally?"

I think you are describing New Zealand.. everyone gets us mixed up.
Posted by DualReaver
Psynapse said:
"DualReaver said:
"Wasn't it, like, not too long ago, you guys could shoot Indians legally?"

I think you are describing New Zealand.. everyone gets us mixed up."
Awe, the person who told me said it was Austraila. Thanks, lol.
Posted by Psynapse
Posted by Rayfield
Posted by Psynapse
Rayfield said:
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Indians in New Zealand? Sure, why not?

"

Well thats what someone told me...
Posted by DualReaver

Indians = Aboriginals? 

Posted by Psynapse
DualReaver said:
"Indians = Aboriginals? "

Ahh.. no.
Edited by Rayfield
Psynapse said:
"Rayfield said:
"

Indians in New Zealand? Sure, why not?

"

Well thats what someone told me..."

Can't argue with that.


Anyway, we are as baffled as anyone as to why a single person can block this law (other Attorneys General actually want the R+ rating) and why that single viewpoint can't be simply overruled. People in Australia are screaming "Aren't we living in a democracy?" and rightly so. Atkinson is scarily ignorant of vidoe games and the gaming industy. As a result of his refusal to introduce an R+ rating, games are edited to coincide with the MA15+ rating by removing certain elements of the games. But other questionable elements remain and then because of that, the games are readily available to anyone under 15 who would have not been able to purchase the game in the first place if there was an R+ rating.

Phew. It's an ongoing saga.
Posted by Rayfield
DualReaver said:
"Indians = Aboriginals? "
Hmm, no.
Posted by DualReaver
Psynapse said:
"DualReaver said:
"Indians = Aboriginals? "

Ahh.. no."

Same damn concept.
Posted by Rayfield
Posted by Psynapse

Lol yeah i agree Rayfield, sorry about that.

I don't think anything is going to change anytime soon, too many people are not aware that such a law exists, any an even larger amount of people don't care.

Posted by DARKIDO07

I'm 15 and have been playing M rated games sense I was 13, I have no problems what so ever.  Never killed anyone Australia!

Posted by Rayfield
Psynapse said:
"Lol yeah i agree Rayfield, sorry about that.

I don't think anything is going to change anytime soon, too many people are not aware that such a law exists, any an even larger amount of people don't care."


Yeah maybe but I think it's improving. Even though there are still parents out there who want to buy their kid "Halo 3 for the Wii", I think we're better informed than we've ever been. I hope so anyway.