In Wake of Fallout 3 Ban, Australian Pol Tries to Justify His Position

Following last week’s disturbing news that the highly-anticipated Fallout 3 would be banned in Australia, website Australian Gamer has remarks attributed to the man blamed by many for the ban.

Australian Gamer has posted a scan of what appears to be a letter from Michael Atkinson (left), Attorney General of South Australia, to an unnamed constituent. Atkinson’s continued opposition to the introduction of an R18+ rating for the Australian games market has meant that games judged unsuitable for 15-year-olds are routinely refused classification. The country’s highest rating is currently MA15+.

From the Atkinson letter:

I am aware that statistics show many game players are adults. Indeed, a whole generation has now grown up with computer games. It is not surprising that those who enjoyed gaming as children… play electronic games with their own children… 62% of Australians in these gaming households say the classification of a game has no influence on their buying decision…

 

Given this data, I cannot fathom what State-enforced safeguards could exist to prevent R18+ games being bought by households with children and how children can be stopped from using these games, once the games are in the home. If adult gamers are so keen to have R18+ games, I expect children would be just as keen. I have publically argued that because electronic games are interactive, the violence and other adult content in games have a strong impact. I am particularly concerned about the impact these games have on children, who can spend a lot of their unsupervised leisure time gaming.

 

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  1. 0
    Grendal says:

    "If enough citizens are against his argument, isn’t that enough for Atkinson to follow the will of the citizens?"

    Honestly I think part of the problem is he doesn’t care what the citizens want. At least from this it seems like he feels he knows what is best and to hell with what people want. Democracy has problems when the people in charge decide that their views and decisions supercede the people they are supposed to be representing. It doesn’t seem to matter to him what other people think, he knows what’s right and to hell with everyone else. Jack would love this guy.

  2. 0
    TBoneTony ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    Just like I thought

    he uses fear and the excuse of irresponsible parents who may have different views on what the MA 15+ rating is just to justify his position.

    I don’t normaly get angry because of other people’s different opinion, but when a opinion of one person who has religious reasons that affect the entire Australian Audience to chose what they want to play, well it is hard not to be a bit angry about it.

  3. 0
    Oz says:

    The only person in a position to sack him at the moment is (to the best of my knowlege) is the Governor General who can only do it on behalf of the Queen.

    The only way the people can get rid of this guy is to make sure he does not keep his seat in the next election. That would be hard as in the 2006 election he got over 3/4 of the vote in his local seat Croydon.

    To get him unseated he needs to be vilified on a state and national level (international level will help). Accusing him of keeping this country in the dark ages etc and maybe the people of Croydon will elect his opposition.

    If he feels this issue will be enough to unseat him, he will backflip. He knows full well he doesn’t represent the people when he makes these statements. He knows full well the people are against him on this (95% oppose his views).

    Until the next South Australian election is called we are basically stuck with him and we are stuck with with a 17th Centuary rating system.

  4. 0
    Funky J ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    What’s stopping the citizens of the USA marching on Washington and disposing the President, even though he’s the biggest threat to American Freedoms since the formation of the USA, even though it’s enshrined in your constitution that you’re allowed to??

    I reckon that same thing is holding us back… fear and laziness.

  5. 0
    Alfreido says:

    Unfortunately, it’s written down somewhere (probably in some archaic book) that to get a nation-wide change like this, it requires the support of ALL the Attorney-Generals. Even if one voices disapproval, that’s the end of the line for that suggested law change.

    I do believe there have been movements to circumvent this guy’s stupidly staunch disapproval of the change, but anything which does do so would read as the Australian government ignoring the highest echelon of law, so I can understand why they are hesitating.

    It does seem that the only way we’ll get some movement on this change is if Mr Atkinson resigns, is thrown out or disappears somehow.

  6. 0
    November X ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    Ah. I remember the good old days, when I was little girl of six and my father made sure that I only played games and watched movies appropriate for my age group. You know, the days before the dumbass bomb was detonated and all adults- according to the gov’t- became gibbering morons who couldn’t parent their way out of a paper bag, so the kind and benevolent gov’t stepped into the shoes.

     

     

    Really, Atkinson? There’s this thing they usually teach us in school, starting with book reports. It’s called reading and research and factual findings. Learn it. Love it. Embrace it.

  7. 0
    GRIZZAM PRIME says:

    Why aren’t they layin’ the political smackdown on this old Turkey-faced asshole? One old bitch against an army of millions should be more than enough.

     

    -Entertainment isn’t the reason the world sucks. It’s the reason we know the world sucks. For information on games and psychology, look up: Jonathan Freedman(2002)Block & Crain(2007)Grand Theft Childhood, by Harvard researchers Larry Kutner&Cheryl Olson

  8. 0
    Father Time says:

    Introducing the new Atkinson diet.

    Just remove Micheal Atkinson from office or give his opinion a total workout and you’ll see results guaranteed.

  9. 0
    A-wel Cruiz ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    A sure sign of someone completely out of touch; refering to video games as "computer games" and "electronic games." Who uses those terms in 2008?

    This guy wants Austrailia to be a nanny state. What ever happened to parenting?

  10. 0
    Helpless Kitten says:

    Ok, I just looked it up and here is a strange fact.  Bioshock was done by 2K’s Australian division!  Amazing!

    Let’s face it, this guy doesn’t even know his own country.  There is a growing game development industry in Australia and they aren’t making "Happy Kitten Visits Rainbowland".  What they ARE doing is strengthening the economy and providing jobs, and THAT is what voters really care about.

  11. 0
    Darrel says:

    Wait a minute…

    Isn’t this the same game that gamers have been crying against because it is considered a "disgrace to the Fallout franchise"?

  12. 0
    GRIZZAM PRIME says:

    If you don’t wantcha kids playin’ these games, you could always:

    -Simply say no and then kindly explain why they are concerned

    -not give them 60 friggin’ dollars for the game (or however much it costs over there)

    -put the TV and the game console in the living room

    -use the parental controls and laugh as they try to play their games

    There are dozens of other options available. There is no excuse for laziness.

     

    -Entertainment isn’t the reason the world sucks. It’s the reason we know the world sucks. For information on games and psychology, look up: Jonathan Freedman(2002)Block & Crain(2007)Grand Theft Childhood, by Harvard researchers Larry Kutner&Cheryl Olson

  13. 0
    GRIZZAM PRIME says:

    Well put. Can’t believe I didn’t notice that flaw earlier. On top of it all though, it doesn’t matter what bullshit arguement he comes up with, the people want an 18+ rating. Period. If they want it, he HAS to deliver. If he doesn’t then there’s no need to keep him around. Also, one old woman cannot stand against a legion of pissed off Australians. He will be out-voted.

     

    -Entertainment isn’t the reason the world sucks. It’s the reason we know the world sucks. For information on games and psychology, look up: Jonathan Freedman(2002)Block & Crain(2007)Grand Theft Childhood, by Harvard researchers Larry Kutner&Cheryl Olson

  14. 0
    E. Zachary Knight says:

    A question for all the Aussie readers:

    What is keeping the people of Australia, the other Australian AGs and the Government of Austrailia from bypassing this guy’s worthless opinion and filibustering and simply taking the R18 rating that everyone else wants?

    E. Zachary Knight
    http://www.editorialgames.com
    Oklahoma City Chapter of the ECA
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    E. Zachary Knight
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    Oklahoma Game Development
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    Random Tower
    My Patreon

  15. 0
    vellocet says:

    His reasoning is flawed.  Because some percentage of people don’t care about ratings when all games are rated 15+ or below does not mean that people won’t care about a rating of 18+.

    If all games in Canada (where I live) were rated T or below, I wouldn’t care if my child played them either.  If the child had resources enough to get a game behind my back, I would trust that he’d be able to handle T for Teen content.

     

  16. 0
    Anonymous says:

    "I don’t think there’s a problem. First of all, I don’t think music turns people
    into social liabilities. Because you hear a lyric — there’s no medical proof
    that a person hearing a lyric is going to act out the lyric. There’s also no
    medical proof that if you hear any collection of vowels and consonants, that
    the hearing of that collection is going to send you to Hell."
    — Frank Zappa, interview, WRIF, 1985

    "I think you should leave it up to the parent, because not all parents want
    to keep their children totally ignorant."
    — Frank Zappa, in response to a question from Senator Hollings

     

    Sure, Zappa said those things in regards to music, but the same principles apply here as well.

  17. 0
    GRIZZAM PRIME says:

    If kids’ parents don’t worry about the games their kids play and feel they are mature enough, then that’s fine. If you want to raise some kids, get your own, you Turkey-faced asshole! If kids’ parents do worry, they can police their own homes, you Turkey-faced asshole! If the Australian people say they wanna have an 18+ rating, you better do it to it! You are a public servant, you Turkey-faced asshole!!! Oh, and stop making that wierd Turkey-face, you asshole!!!!

     

     

    -Entertainment isn’t the reason the world sucks. It’s the reason we know the world sucks. For information on games and psychology, look up: Jonathan Freedman(2002)Block & Crain(2007)Grand Theft Childhood, by Harvard researchers Larry Kutner&Cheryl Olson

  18. 0
    DoggySpew says:

     I cannot fathom what State-enforced safeguards could exist to prevent R18+ games being bought by households with children and how children can be stopped from using these games, once the games are in the home.

     

     

    The whole principle [of censorship] is wrong. It’s like demanding that grown men live on skim milk because the baby can’t have steak.

    ROBERT HEINLEIN, The Man Who Sold the Moon

     

     

  19. 0
    GRIZZAM PRIME says:

    DEPORT HIM! TRY HIM FOR TREASON FOR GOING AGAINST THE MIGHTY PEOPLE OF AUSTRALIA! DO SOMETHING GOD DAMNIT!!!

     

    -Entertainment isn’t the reason the world sucks. It’s the reason we know the world sucks. For information on games and psychology, look up: Jonathan Freedman(2002)Block & Crain(2007)Grand Theft Childhood, by Harvard researchers Larry Kutner&Cheryl Olson

  20. 0
    JustChris says:

    Given this data, I cannot fathom what State-enforced safeguards could exist

    Atkinson implies, "if safeguards aren’t State-enforced, they aren’t worth a crap to me". I wonder if anyone else got that from reading this part. I see that most politicians that favor preventive measures much more than experimentation don’t like to "live in the moment" and don’t like to let things work themselves out. They are not very trusting of the people they rule. You can continue to live in fear of what may happen, and later regret the things you didn’t do, or try anything on a whim without letting fear pin you down.

    If enough citizens are against his argument, isn’t that enough for Atkinson to follow the will of the citizens? This is how it’s supposed to work. Democracy, etc. People are used to the fact that we are the puppets of everyone holding a position in government. When in fact, if we elect them, they should become the puppets of the voting citizens.

  21. 0
    Oz says:

    This guy does NOT represent the Australian people when he says this. Last poll taken shows 5% of the public opposes the introduciton of an R18+ rating. Most likley idiots that buy into the Jack Thompson’s of the world just like he does.

    This guy is not qualified to make judgment calls on this and he has really got to wake up to himself if he thinks the majority agree with him.

    Personally I would like to see him kicked out. He has a lot of heat on him at the moment with the recent Fallout 3 ban. He is hated.

  22. 0
    David_Ikari ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    Atkinson hasn’t given reason why we shouldn’t have R18+ games in Australia. Rather, he has stated that we don’t have a regulation to distribute them. If the intent was to keep it out of the hands of underage players, why not have carding for game purchases in stores? Just as one would with other R18+ rated material in the country?

    I wrote to my MP a while ago about this rating issue. I received a standard letter stating my concern has been noted, and they’d like me to participate in a survey regarding the matter. My comment/demand was not enough? :/

  23. 0
    NovaBlack. ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    Wow… are we in the dark ages?

    "Given this data, I cannot fathom what State-enforced safeguards could exist to prevent R18+ games being bought by households with children and how children can be stopped from using these games, once the games are in the home."

     

    right… so ban EVERYTHING that a kid an ever possibly have a chance of using because parental intervention means nothing?

    Wow .. that means that they need to ban cars. I mean.. kids can TECHNICALLY use those once they are parked outside the family home. ban cars! back to walking everywhere i guess. I mean if a kid gets in one of those babies, think of the damage little timmy can do!

    Oh and cutlery. Ban that too. back to eating with our hands i guess, i mean , we cant possibly allow children the chance to access cutlery like a dangerous cheese knife, or large spoon.

    Oh and wrap everything in the house that has corners with cotton wool. i mean EVERYTHING. doors. cupboards, stairs need to be rounded at the edges. I mean any kid could use that sharp nasty corner as a weapon. Bubble wrap it up good.

    Cookers, microwaves, ovens, sorry.. gotta ban those too. Gas appliances can be highly dangerous for little timmy. He could use them to harm others VERY easily.

    hmm.. electricity? noo noo sorry. gotta ban electricity too. electricity kills dontcha know. Along with all the appliances that use electricity.

    In fact i think we should live in caves with no objects or possessions, and live in giant bubble wrap suits. In fact.. wait.. no caves arent exactly safe are they…

    RIGHT ive got it. We need to KILL TIMMY. its the ONLY WAY to prevent something bad happening to him, or to prevent him doing something bad to others. sorry timy, we need to kill you …..to……. stop you …….killing someone…. wait.. this logic has utterly confused me…

    AGGH BAN Michael Atkinson .. he mahkes…. heeead… hurrrt… aaggh.. brains… on floor…. agghh

     

  24. 0
    Jeremy ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    No offense to the most honorable Attorney General of Austrlia but I have found in order to do my job properly it is in my best interest to not smoke any strange plants that I come across on the way in to work; I would like to suggest that in the future the honorable idiot above takes the same steps.  Seriously though is your country that child safe, i.e. no violent movies, no porn, no internet, no subversive materials, no books with any reference to violence/sex/ideas … also since the country is all about keeping the children safe does that mean no Tom Cruise, Paris Hilton, Britney Spears …. , cause let’s face it I might be willing to be in a Tele-Tubie world if I could not hear about those people anymore.  (I would like to apolgize to anyone who hasn’t had to read/hear a reference to the above in awhile I am deeply sorry I made you think about those douches for a few seconds)

  25. 0
    Anonymous says:

    This man is to put it best… a tool. It’s difficult to try to think of another word more fitting. Please take your fanatisicim elsewhere, we’re a modern country, your due by date expired 30 years ago.

  26. 0
    Anonymous says:

    What about gamers like myself. 25 years old and NO children maybe id like to play a decent game made for adults? Im sure Michael Atkinson enjoys a cigar and a scoth, but oh no what if children get there hands on that. Better ban them. Ridiculas how about a little common sense. How about a little trust in parents to to control censorship in there homes. Why bother having "classifications" if there not the to educate parents. My understanding of having classifications is so people can be advised of the content so they can make the resposible choice for themselves. All i can say is thankgod for the internet, i guess ill have to do what every other gamer plans on doing and download a pirate version of this game. I wish i could buy the retail copy but hey nie work on bringing piracy down Micheal. Remember every action has a reaction you should think about what you do a little more deeply before imposing you out of date opinions on the public. Gboot asap i say.

  27. 0
    Jazza ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    As an Aussie i am getting really sick of this, it is bullshit that we have to get every AG to get on changing this its needs to be able to be done easier and quicker. im sick of atkinsons "protect the children" excuse to force his religious views and morals onto us. it the parents job to "protect the children" not the govt and censors. 

  28. 0
    Mark Corben says:

    So, basically what this bloke is saying is that NO adult that plays adult games can be trusted to keep 18+ games out of the hands of children??  

    I’m sure he thinks that we shouldn’t have alcohol or cigarettes either for that very reason.  No wonder there is something distinctly wrong with this country, when an archaic minded fool has this kind of power..

    Still gonna import the full version, Banned / R Rated / whatever, like a great deal of people I know are going to do.  Why: Any version in australia will not be the original, and Fallout practically has a cult following.

  29. 0
    Matt Burgess says:

    Hi, this is Matt from Australian Gamer. We’ve been covering this guys pretty closely. His qualifications are that he’s a state Attorney-General, and that makes him definitively a censor. A right he uses vastly more heavily than that of the other states, often banning things in his state that pass in the rest of Australia.

    In my opinion he represents the views of his church, rather than his electorate. Something that offends me both as an atheist and as a libertarian.

    As to getting rid of him… easier said than done. Michael Atkinson occupies the electorate of Croydon, which is the third safest seat for his party in the country. To my knowledge even the Prime Minister himself doesn’t have as safe a seat. It has almost become a rotten borough, and it would be very hard to get him out as the seat is so safe competing parties barely even run there. In fact the competing party candidate is the 23 year old staffer to the MP of a nearby electorate, and not even a real candidate on her own merits.

    The smaller parties don’t even waste a candidate there.

    How do we vote him out? There isn’t even anyone to vote for.

     

  30. 0
    PHOENIXZERO says:

    So what’s this guy’s qualifiations to make such a statement? Now I haven’t checked or done any research but I’m sure he doesn’t have any qualifications to make his opinion anything more than just that. Australians, you need to get rid of this guy stat!

  31. 0
    Anonymous says:

     The real reason he’s banned it is because he wants to legislate morality in what he views as his lands. The "think of the children" argument is a distraction, and he would not want anyone to be able to play these games. Many politicians think that video games turn you evil, in a few more words.

  32. 0
    Robert says:

    I’d just like to know if there’s any proof that this guy has ever played any of the games that have been banned. i don’t mean play just ten minutes but the whole way through to the end. You guys know that if the game shows gore and death like F.E.A.R. (First Encounter Assualt Recon) it passes no R18+ rating. Over the last few years several games SoF3 (Solider of Fortune) was originally banned until the game devolpers dulled down the gore.

    I’d just like to see games get released in this country without the follow words being mentioned "It’s banned for the kidies". Since when do kids(you know the ages i mean 5-10) have $80+ to buy these games, i know of no kid that has that much cash or gets the much off their parents. If people want to buy a for themselves that should be the end of it, if they wanna buy them for there kids it should be their decision not the government.

     

     

  33. 0
    Tommy2311 says:

    prevent R18+ games being bought by households with children’ it sounds like he thinks the adults will buy the game for them self and the kids will go behind there back to play it. Thats not what happens if the adults buy it the kids can usely play it too with the adult knowing about it and not stoping them

  34. 0
    Oz says:

    Michael Atkinson = Australias own Jack Thompson… with political power. You Americans think you got it bad with politicians and Jack Thompson etc trying to enforce there conservative rating systems?

    We have had this for years, we have had to put up with this crap for years, banning the proper versions of GTAIII, GTAIV, Leisure Suit Larry, Manhunt, BMX XXX and the list goes on and on and on.

    Australia is the front lines in this war against these morons.

  35. 0
    Grendal says:

    No it was more that adults can’t it becuase the state can’t prevent a child from getting it in there own home. So basically parents are too stupid to decide what there children can or can’t handle so the state is going to decide for them.

  36. 0
    Erik ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    Uh, maybe I’m kneejerking a bit hard here.  But did he pretty much say that adults can’t be trusted to make their own decisions and need the government to protect them and do their thinking for them?  Because that is how I interpreted it.

  37. 0
    blackwell says:

    Everyone seems to have forgotten that at the last SCAG meeting all of the attorney generals, including Michael Atkinson, agreed to canvas public opinion on whether or not to implement legislation for an R18 classification for games.

    This legislation is being conducted by the Victorian attorney general Rob Hulls and, just like Dava Tunis with her report on Jack Thompson’s bar trial, Hulls is probably being very careful to dot all the i’s, cross the t’s so when the results of the survey are tabled and the legislation eventually approved it will result in micheal atkinson’s face resembling this smiley. 

     

  38. 0
    Jabrwock says:

    I read it to say: Parents are retards, and we can’t trust them not to give these games to their kids, so we’ll just have to ban them for everyone.

    — If your wiimote goes snicker-snack, check your wrist-strap…

  39. 0
    GRIZZAM PRIME says:

    The way I had interperated it was that he was trying to jam his views into people’s homes and trying to raise their kids for them.

     

    -Entertainment isn’t the reason the world sucks. It’s the reason we know the world sucks. For information on games and psychology, look up: Jonathan Freedman(2002)Block & Crain(2007)Grand Theft Childhood, by Harvard researchers Larry Kutner&Cheryl Olson

  40. 0
    Realist says:

    Hmm, I wonder if this includes, medicine, alcohol, movies, books, religious texts, cigs, sharp knives, sharp scissors, the internet, certain TV shows, pools. All of these are terribly dangerous for all the little children of the world!

    Wow, imagine the wholesome little home he lives in… Fit enough for an asylum resident.

  41. 0
    Anonymous says:

    "Given this data, I cannot fathom what State-enforced safeguards could exist to prevent R18+ games being bought by households with children and how children can be stopped from using these games, once the games are in the home."

    You mean adults shouldn’t be allowed to buy things that are not suitable for children because children might get their hands on them? Will Australians be able to buy nothing except what’s suitable for children, or do you only employ your brilliant logic skills when you’re talking about video games?

    When will human beings outgrow this obsessive need to impose our moral standards upon others? When will we learn to use government responsibly, instead of as a tool for the imposition of personal ideology?

  42. 0
    E. Zachary Knight says:

    But does he care that those same households are buying R18 movies and completely negating the laws regarding keeping R18 movies out of kids’ hands?

    E. Zachary Knight
    http://www.editorialgames.com
    Oklahoma City Chapter of the ECA
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    E. Zachary Knight
    Divine Knight Gaming
    Oklahoma Game Development
    Rusty Outlook
    Random Tower
    My Patreon

  43. 0
    Mr.Tastix says:

    You’re not wrong, I hate both offline and online censorship. It’s disgusting, in my opinion. Australia doesn’t block pornography or graphic violence on the internet and I bet it doesn’t on television either, yet, one man seems to think that he can justify banning video games if they surpass an M15 rating.

    To me, it’s absolute bullshit. No doubt about it, only one man is in the way of Australia having an R18 classification for games. Hell, even little ol’ New Zealand has a bloody R18 classification for games. I think the list of banned games here is pretty low.

  44. 0
    HelplessDoom ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    So…. can they not buy porn either? or have internet, because the internet has access to porn…..

    just thinkin about that, ya know. I guess the big guys in AU got bitten by one too many poisonous creatures.

  45. 0
    Helpless Kitten says:

    Aren’t they trying to build a game industry in Australia?  I know I saw them at the last GDC.  How do they plan on building a thriving games industry if they aren’t going to allow the sale of a significant portion of published games?

  46. 0
    Balance ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    This bit summarizes his cluelessness on the subject, I think:

    "It is not surprising that those who enjoyed gaming as children… play electronic games with their own children"

    Is he not capable of conceiving of adults playing games independently of their children? The mature gamers want the mature games for themselves, not to play with their kids. They would presumably use the same standards and measures they use for other mature materials, like movies, for controlling the children’s access to mature games. That could be anything from deciding their 17-year-old can play the game, to putting it on a high shelf where the toddler can’t reach it. That’s assuming there even are any kids in the household–what about childless gamers?

    Also, being an AG does not in any way qualify him to analyze the psychological impact of the games. The stubborn arrogance of the man is appalling.

  47. 0
    Anonymous says:

    So, how many of that 62% that doesn’t worry about the rating when buying DOES care when it comes to what they play with their kids? That’s my question.

  48. 0
    GRIZZAM PRIME says:

    So he won’t allow 18+ games because children could get them in their unsupervised time… Supervise them? That sound like a good plan? Paying attention to your children? Turkey faced asshole.

    -Entertainment isn’t the reason the world sucks. It’s the reason we know the world sucks. For information on games and psychology, look up: Jonathan Freedman(2002)Block & Crain(2007)Grand Theft Childhood, by Harvard researchers Larry Kutner&Cheryl Olson

  49. 0
    Erik ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    "So basically parents are too stupid to decide what there children can or can’t handle so the state is going to decide for them."

     

    Yeah, that is pretty much what I said.  Except you worded it in such a way to make this insult to free thinking people on behalf of their government to seem justified.  If a parent thinks their child is capable of handling r18 rated material that is their perogative.  The world needs less Big Brothers and more parents.

  50. 0
    some guy ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    "Given this data, I cannot fathom what State-enforced safeguards could exist to prevent R18+ games being bought by households with children and how children can be stopped from using these games, once the games are in the home."

    Translation: "We don’t trust the parents to make responsible decisions regarding which games they allow their kids to play, so we would just prefer that no one is allowed to play them at all."

  51. 0
    Anonymous says:

    If adult gamers are so keen to have R18+ games, I expect children would be just as keen. <– So you ‘Expect’ Adult gamers have the minset of children? AU classification system = fail

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