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Post by blaze0041 @ 10:12am 16/03/11 | 23 Comments
From the Gamers 4 Croydon Facebook page comes this article on the ABC detailing a possible showdown on the R-rating issue for video games:
"We're becoming the laughing stock of the developed world, where we're the only country that doesn't have an R18 classification level for video games.

"I foreshadow that if there is not a consensus around this issue, the Commonwealth will certainly be considering other options because we cannot continue to have an outdated classification system that's actually, in my view, causing harm to young people."
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The Australian Christian Lobby has led the charge against introducing an R18+ classification, saying it would make it easier for children to access violent games.
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sparrow
Posted 11:05am 16/3/11
I thought I heard the end of this news on the radio this morning. As happy as it made me, what can they do realistically?
Pinky
Posted 11:08am 16/3/11
Wow that is great. O'Connor ftw! He hasn't really opened up and shown his hand this much before in my opinion - he's kept a little bit in the bank, but he's going all out now. Very good. It warms the c***les and sub-c***le area of my heart everytime common sense gets up.

It's only March though. Timing too soon?
natslovR
Posted 11:09am 16/3/11
Make R legal in the territories, setup their own online store to distribute to consumers. Exclude rc software from customs vetting and seizure processes.
Hogfather
Posted 11:22am 16/3/11
I thought I heard the end of this news on the radio this morning. As happy as it made me, what can they do realistically?

The Classification Act is an agreement between the States and Commonwealth, but it is Federal legislation.

IANACL but I reckon it can be repealed by the Commonwealth, which would make the current framework no longer binding nationally. The Feds could then try and enforce a national code and cause a s***fight at COAG or leave it a matter for the States and Territories to manage individually.
DM
Posted 11:23am 16/3/11
The Australian Christian Lobby has led the charge against introducing an R18+ classification, saying it would make it easier for children to access violent games

So many jokes to be made and yet it's just sad that they can't follow simple logic. I feel like i'm picking on a retard here.

Restricting games so that only 18+ can buy them, doesn't make it eaiser for younger kids to get their hands on them. Unless the cashier is a buddy of theirs and/or doesn't give a s***... and if the parents don't care.
ravn0s
Posted 11:39am 16/3/11
he must really want to play mortal kombat
evıs
Posted 11:44am 16/3/11
So many jokes to be made and yet it's just sad that they can't follow simple logic. I feel like i'm picking on a retard here.


I assume you mean they don't follow logic by being christian.
`ViPER`
Posted 11:46am 16/3/11
The Australian Christian Lobby has led the charge against introducing an R18+ classification, saying it would make it easier for children to access violent games


Yeah because abstinence for priests has worked out really well for them.
carson
Posted 11:47am 16/3/11
So many jokes to be made and yet it's just sad that they can't follow simple logic. I feel like i'm picking on a retard here.

Restricting games so that only 18+ can buy them, doesn't make it eaiser for younger kids to get their hands on them. Unless the cashier is a buddy of theirs and/or doesn't give a s***... and if the parents don't care.

Tell me about it.

One of my chums runs a xblox night at the youth center on sat nights, and it amazes me that these kids (some of them under 15) are allowed to play games like Black Ops, AvP, etc. What's even more surprising as it's a (anglican) curch run thing, that no one has any problem with it.

Though, the kids aren't allowed to play games with horror themes, even if it's M or under. Crazy standards are crazy.
Martz
Posted 02:44pm 16/3/11
The Australian Christian Lobby has led the charge against introducing an R18+ classification, saying it would make it easier for children to access violent games.


this is true..

*puts flame suit on*
Pinky
Posted 03:22pm 16/3/11
I assume you mean they don't follow logic by being christian.

Haha. ISWYDT!

Pity that "God is so good" video was a hoax. That was evangelical Christian gold.

Martz, plz explain.
Eorl
Posted 03:59pm 16/3/11
Cool, good to hear the bigger voicing speaking out and realising we are being left behind. R18+ and the NBN are steps towards a better technology advanced country.
HerbalLizard
Posted 04:03pm 16/3/11
Adults with imaginary friends vs adults playing in virtual world against other adults
Dazhel
Posted 04:06pm 16/3/11
he must really want to play mortal kombat


No surprises there - Federal MP's love their Fatality moves.
Just last year Mark Arbib yelled FINISH HIM! and Kevin Rudd ended up decapitated with 100 knives in his back.
Khel
Posted 04:34pm 16/3/11
this is true..


No its not
Eorl
Posted 04:36pm 16/3/11
Adults with imaginary friends vs adults playing in virtual world against other adults

What? That makes no sense in this thread...
ravn0s
Posted 04:46pm 16/3/11
Just last year Mark Arbib yelled FINISH HIM! and Kevin Rudd ended up decapitated with 100 knives in his back.


jawesome
Ivonin
Posted 05:38pm 16/3/11
What's with all the random acronyms?
ravn0s
Posted 05:51pm 16/3/11
idk
Raider
Posted 05:55pm 16/3/11
someone should release a game where you're god and u get to lay fire and waste to all the heathens which might quite the church down, or maybe not since you're GOD
Scooter
Posted 06:04pm 16/3/11
All the ones in this thread are pretty common ones, which ones are you upset with?
I was asked what 'AFK' meant the other day.

Edit: Raider, Black & White (and 2, I spose... but it kinda sucked) you play a God and can be very, very vengeful to your peasants, if you want :)
Hemerage
Posted 06:01pm 16/3/11
I can only assume "IANACL" -- I had to google it :D
Took 0.13sec.

Guessed as far as "I am not a"
Mordecai
Posted 07:40pm 16/3/11
All the ones in this thread are pretty common ones, which ones are you upset with?
I was asked what 'AFK' meant the other day.

Edit: Raider, Black & White (and 2, I spose... but it kinda sucked) you play a God and can be very, very vengeful to your peasants, if you want :)

Don't forget Populous!
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