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Games / Australia changes game classification system... a bit
« on: June 18, 2012, 03:43:23 PM »
Well this is cool.  Apparently the Australian government decided to take a step in the right direction and change their game rating system to include an "adults-only label."  Before the rating only went up as high as 15+, so anything deemed to extreme for the discerning 15 year old customer couldn't be sold (like Postal) or changed before it could be sold (like Left4Dead 2).

www.gametrailers.com/side-mission/2012/06/18/australia-officially-stops-censoring-video-games/


This was an interesting end-note in the article though:

"Note that this doesn't abolish the classification board, or order that board to give all games a rating: the classification board can still decide a game isn't suitable for anybody, and deny it a rating. But it does give that board more flexibility…and Australian gamers less agony over what will be approved."

They can still technically enforce censorship sadly... another obstacle for another day.  But like I said, its a step in the right direction.

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