Austrian Court Dismisses Charges Related to Islamophobic Web Game

October 17, 2011 -

An Austrian court had found that right-wing Austrian politician Gerhard Kurzmann was not guilty of "incitement" related to a video game that required players to target and stop mosques, minarets and muezzins as they appeared on screen. Alexander Segert, the head of a Swiss advertising company that designed the game was also acquitted by the court.

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Australian NSW AG Backs R18+ Rating

August 10, 2011 -

Last month, Australia's attorneys-general agreed "in-principle” to introduce an R18+ ratings category for video games in the country. At the same time, NSW Attorney-General Greg Smith abstained from the R18+ vote, but promised to take the issue back to his Cabinet before making a final decision. Despite the fact that Smith abstained from voting, Federal Minister for Home Affairs Brendan O'Connor announced that the federal government would move ahead with introducing the R18+ rating for games based on the support from the remaining states and territories.

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Andrew EisenFor the same reason gamers don't.07/28/2015 - 5:55pm
Andrew Eisen$20 says Target Australia stocks GTA VI. You in?07/28/2015 - 5:55pm
Andrew Eisenthan 20k, most of whom probably bought the game by that point if they were interested. Granted, I would have kept it on shelves out of principle but that's probably why I'm not a business owner.07/28/2015 - 5:54pm
Andrew EisenTarget did make a choice on its own. It was not forced. It made what it felt was the best business decision. And it was probably right. Better to mollify 30k shoppers by removing a year-old game that probably wasn't going to sell that many more copies...07/28/2015 - 5:53pm
Mattsworknameside07/28/2015 - 5:51pm
MattsworknameAnd if feminist don't wanna be lumped together, then how bout the moderate feminist do something abotu the radical looneys who appear to be runnign the show right now for that sid07/28/2015 - 5:51pm
Mattsworknamethey try to BAR the game from being sold07/28/2015 - 5:50pm
MattsworknameIF a retailer makes that choice on there own ,MAYBE, but this wasn't target chosing not to sell it, they had already been selling it. They only stop after the feminists launch a campagin against them. THATS censorhsip by proxy, tehy can't stop rockstar so07/28/2015 - 5:50pm
Andrew EisenAnd hey, you know how gamers don't like being lumped in with all the bad apples. Yeah, feminists don't like it either.07/28/2015 - 5:48pm
Andrew EisenA private retailer deciding not to sell a product is not censorship and there are no grounds for a lawsuit there.07/28/2015 - 5:47pm
Andrew EisenThere's a few from '85. Some from '84. Wow, even a couple from '81.07/28/2015 - 5:46pm
MattsworknameRockstart should sue casue it's censorship by Proxy07/28/2015 - 5:44pm
MattsworknameOh thtats bullshit and you know it, they took it down cause of the shirll bithcing of a mob of feminists. They essentially yelled tarrget into submission07/28/2015 - 5:44pm
Andrew EisenNatir - I didn't say that. Of course they have. Most tangibly Sarkeesian.07/28/2015 - 5:40pm
Andrew EisenThey weren't bullied into doing a damn thing. They made a business decision. And Rockstar should sue them? On what grounds?07/28/2015 - 5:35pm
Andrew EisenOoh, there's a game from '87.07/28/2015 - 5:35pm
MattsworknameNo, but they were still bullied by feminist into pullign the game. Something I think rockstar should have sued over07/28/2015 - 5:33pm
NatirAndrew, people like Zoe Quinn, Anita Sarkeesian, and Brianna Wu have no affect on anything with regards to the gaming industry?07/28/2015 - 5:33pm
Andrew EisenI also don't consider petitions (even stupid nonsense ones like the one in question) to be bullying or threatening.07/28/2015 - 5:33pm
Andrew EisenTarget is not a developer or publisher.07/28/2015 - 5:31pm
 

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