Australia Passes R18+ Classification For Video Games

arniejoltarniejolt Weird-Huey Lewis
edited June 2012 in Less Rokk More Talk
Hopefully Saxton Hale will have a comment about this legislative breakthrough soon...

AN adults-only computer game rating category will at last become a reality with legislation passing Federal Parliament.

The new law fulfils the Commonwealth's part of a deal with states and territories to include an R18+ rating in the games classification system.

"These are important reforms over 10 years in the making," Home Affairs Minister Jason Clare said.

"The R18+ category will inform consumers, parents and retailers about which games are not suitable for minors to play and will prevent minors from purchasing unsuitable material.

"The reforms also mean that adults are able to choose what games they play within the bounds of the law..."

...The national classification scheme is scheduled to commence on January 1, 2013.


The full article at News.com Australia:
http://www.news.com.au/breaking-news/gamers-get-adults-only-r18-classification/story-e6frfku0-1226399228661

Comments

  • topdrawertopdrawer Opening Act
    edited June 2012
    good for them.
  • LiveHomeVideoLiveHomeVideo Trying too hard
    edited June 2012
    About time if I say so.

    Now they can't ban games for being overtly violent, and they now have a rating system that makes sense.
  • jibjqrkljibjqrkl Eventually Perceptive
    edited June 2012
    LiveHomeVideo;4785714 said:
    About time if I say so.

    Now they can't ban games for being overtly violent, and they now have a rating system that makes sense.

    they can still ban games. they just won't do it as quickly now because of violent scenes.
  • LiveHomeVideoLiveHomeVideo Trying too hard
    edited June 2012
    jibjqrkl;4785744 said:
    they can still ban games. they just won't do it as quickly now because of violent scenes.

    Yeah, should have said "They have less of a reason to."
  • SFen24XSFen24X Unsigned
    edited June 2012
    Mortal Kombat births the ESRB, and Mortal Kombat helps to birth R18+.

    Mortal Kombat, the gift that keeps on giving.
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