Latest R18+ Demonstration Hits Sydney

January 11, 2010 -

Australia has seen its second public rally take place—in as many months—in the hopes of growing public support for the addition of an R18+ videogame rating category.

Sydney was home to the latest event on Saturday, January 9th. Organized by R18+ Games Australia head Luke Lawrie, who is also a writer for AustralianGamer.com, the happening took place downtown in the vicinity of the Queen Victoria building, and, from all accounts, drew in excess of 50 people.

Lawrie told Gamespot that he hoped to target older Australians and non-gamers with the group’s message of a need for an adult rating category for games.

A similar rally, put on by Treat Us Like Adults, took place in Brisbane in early December and drew a similar number of attendees.


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Re: Latest R18+ Demonstration Hits Sydney

Well I think one of the reasons that it got so few people is that I never saw any mention of it on my usual gaming news sites (admittedly I don't read every site). Literally the first time I heard about this was a post on kotaku that basically said "hey there's a rally on in half an hour if you're not busy", not what I call top shelf organisation

When there's less people at a rally like this than there are selfish emo twats crying because the planet in avatar isnt real, that just makes the whole endeavour sad and a bit pathetic in the eyes of society at large (at least its less pathetic than the avatar whiners)

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I hope Aussie gamers arent treated like babies from a overzealous hypocrite

 

 

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Well, at least it isn't a group of cosplayers...

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Only 50 people? I was kind of hopeing for atlease a 100 this time around.

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"Lawrie told Gamespot that he hoped to target older Australians and non-gamers with the group’s message of a need for an adult rating category for games."

That is why you fail.

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