The Interactive Games & Entertainment Association today announced they've happily welcomed the current classification guidelines proposal -- following amendments released today by the Minister for Home Affairs, Brendan O'Connor -- though with some concern.
"We are pleased to see this process moving forward and understand that great care has been taken to balance the concerns of those who have resisted an R18+ classification and adults who want to play video games designed specifically for mature audiences and readily available in other developed democracies," said Ron Curry, CEO of the iGEA, who also voiced concern over the addition of language in the amended guidelines alluding to a higher level of impact on players due to the interactive nature of games.
"There will be continued debate about whether the interactivity of video games has a greater impact than other forms of media, and we will continue to refer to the lack of the evidence to support these claims," Curry said. "With that being said, we welcome the commitment from all parties involved to seek a reasonable outcome to address this longstanding issue."
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