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The federal and state governments have reached an in-principle agreement to provide an R18+ rating for video games.
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Updated July 22, 2011 15:24:59


NSW abstains... some progress though
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at least its a small step forward, we all just need to be patient i guess.
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MA15 will turn into R18 In Victoria.

Nanny state and the minority religious/opinionated groups will persuade it to be 18.
Least with my Facial hair and Voice I look 18.
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Looking through the associated stories, the ACT will introduce its own classification system (god love em).

We can get our gear from there... just like porn

For our O/s friends, The Australian Capital Teritory (ACT) has always had liberal censorship regs. While the rest of the country had harsh porn sales laws in the 70s & 80s, you could get your porn sent from the ACT... lol
Edited by Sethy666 - 7/21/11 at 11:06pm
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We should be fine with MA15 turning into R18. The problem before was that any game deemed above MA15 was not being classified, so we should not be having games banned any more.

I wonder if games refused classification in the past will now be re-evaluated?
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and do eb, game, jb, kmart ect even ask for id if teens uder 15 ect buy games anymore? seen a 12yr old walk into eb today and got assassins creed BH gave him the money n walked out
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lol. One word... "Steam"

Ratings don't matter, most kids I know (I'm 15) parents would buy their kid a mature game if they needed. I know mine wouldn't care if I used their name to buy games on Steam if it ever came to that.

Theres too many laws restricting what we can and cant do software wise. I feel as if I'm getting closed inside a box of regulations and limits.
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and do eb, game, jb, kmart ect even ask for id if teens uder 15 ect buy games anymore? seen a 12yr old walk into eb today and got assassins creed BH gave him the money n walked out
Rating system is a joke ID thing doesnt occur much in cinemas either
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We should be fine with MA15 turning into R18. The problem before was that any game deemed above MA15 was not being classified, so we should not be having games banned any more.

I wonder if games refused classification in the past will now be re-evaluated?
I hope so... the catch is if the publishing company is happy to re-submit them.

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and do eb, game, jb, kmart ect even ask for id if teens uder 15 ect buy games anymore? seen a 12yr old walk into eb today and got assassins creed BH gave him the money n walked out
Gotta say, Ive never seen that happen either. We may see a situation develop like we have now with cigs and alcohol. Imagine that... a new licencing branch for the police.

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lol. One word... "Steam"

~snip~
Yep... didnt think about Steam... unless its an EA game of course
Edited by Sethy666 - 7/21/11 at 11:19pm
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Gotta say, Ive never seen that happen either. We may see a situation develop like we have now with cigs and alcohol. Imagine that... a new licencing branch for the police.
haha yea its bad enough for me to buy cigs, 23 yrs old and get asked all the time for id..... bunnings even asked me for id when I got some paint on tuesday... (painting all the platics on my case )
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