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Does the Australian government really have to be this sensitive? Bloody hell, just give it an R 18+. Hotline Miami 2 got banned here as well.



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You still got GTA and stuff like that available



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Why Australia, why'd you do it?.



                                       

Ka-pi96 said:
AlfredoTurkey said:

I think you missed the point. They are trying to prevent bad parents from being bad parents. They're taking the steps to ensure that bad parents can't let their kids play these games. 

What about the people who aren't kids? Why should they be prevented from playing these games?

And what about other things that portray drugs such as movies or music? Should they be banned too?

The problem used to be that we only had an M15 rating for games in australia and when we finally got an R18 rating  we thought that would be it ,but the sticking point is the guidelines that state your game cannot promote or incentivise drug use or sexual violence , why this on the surface seems reasonable given their argument that it is an interactive media , the problem is the strict definition .



mjk45 said:
Ka-pi96 said:

What about the people who aren't kids? Why should they be prevented from playing these games?

And what about other things that portray drugs such as movies or music? Should they be banned too?

The problem used to be that we only had an M15 rating for games in australia and when we finally got an R18 rating  we thought that would be it ,but the sticking point is the guidelines that state your game cannot promote or incentivise drug use or sexual violence , why this on the surface seems reasonable given their argument that it is an interactive media , the problem is the strict definition .

Seems like you're reaching a bit to defend something that is indefensible.

A government banning the sale of art is something you'd expect in unenlightened countries, or at least in those with more authoritarian regimes.

At the very least it should be permitted for adults to purchase the game... any game... ever. And Australia is infamous for this reason internationally.



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Yeah because We Happy Few is the only game with blood spatter and violence and drugs right?



I thought if anywhere,it would have been banned in the UK. Austrailia...eh. not the first place that would have come to mind. You can probably bet TlOu2 and definitely Cyberpunk will be banned there so. Why is it they are so reluctant to add to their economy. Smh. Surprised the Australian public is so fragile they must be protected from the influence of video games and media.



 

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John2290 said:
I thought if anywhere,it would have been banned in the UK. Austrailia...eh. not the first place that would have come to mind. You can probably bet TlOu2 and definitely Cyberpunk will be banned there so. Why is it they are so reluctant to add to their economy. Smh. Surprised the Australian public is so fragile they must be protected from the influence of video games and media.

Australia is a very nice place to live, however we are baby sitted so heavily to keep the peace and aim for the highest safety. The people living here lets the government control everything, give them an inch and the government will take a mile. First we ban Guns to reduce shootings, now we went on to ban any device that can be used in self defence like Pepper spray and Knifes etc. You can get fined for having a Steering lock in your hands if you are standing outside your car. Video games is just another casualty that the unknowledgeable think it will help in reducing crimes. 

Yet some how the movie industry is rarely affected and some games like GTA are still available to purchase that actually relate to real crimes.



How is it that GTA is legal in Australia, then? If one game gets banned for drug use, I would think that would be a rule for all games.



mjk45 said:
Nautilus said:
Heh, the Australians are way too insensitive when it comes to gaming.Its going to hurt sales there but whoever lives there that really wants to play such game will find a way to buy it, be it through a trip or simply buying a digital version on another region store.

It's got nothing to do with us Australian's being way to sensitive we where the first country to show full frontal nudity on prime time TV that left 4 dead article is 9 years old and was at a time where the attorney general of one state South Australia was stopping a nationwide 18R certificate for games when he was thrown out of office we got one.

Fine, then the ones that regulates games, the part of the government that is responsible for it, is way too sensitive.Or they are simply hypocrites.Or dumb.Either way, this decision is simply stupid, especially after what you said.



My (locked) thread about how difficulty should be a decision for the developers, not the gamers.

https://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/thread.php?id=241866&page=1