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Games R18+ Successfully Passes Through Parliament in Australia


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#1 Unofficial Who

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 01:49 AM

According to http://www.kotaku.co...ugh-parliament/

Jason Clare, the Minister for Home Affairs has just announced that R18+ for games is set to become a reality, after legislation successfully passing through the Federal Parliament, having just gone through the Senate without amendment.
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The next stage for the R18+ classification is for each separate state to pass their own complimentary legislation, since classification remains a state issue.
According to Jason Clare’s website, this means that, subject to the separate state legislation, we could be on schedule to see our first R18+ for games become a reality by January 1st 2013.


Yessssssssss!

No more will we have these stupid issues where some games are censored and/or banned while big games like GTA are pushed down to a 15 rating.

And finally I'll be able to play a version of Left4Dead 2 that doesn't have the zombies disappearing BEFORE they hit the ground.
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#2 Retroid

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 02:24 AM

Well done man, your country did good!
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#3 Unofficial Who

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 06:39 AM

It was getting silly. Australia was the reason why Fallout 3 had drugs with sci fi names.

Also Left 4 Dead uncut banned but Dead Island got a pass. A real wtf moment.
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#4 daveodeth

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 07:32 AM

It was getting silly. Australia was the reason why Fallout 3 had drugs with sci fi names.

Also Left 4 Dead uncut banned but Dead Island got a pass. A real wtf moment.


Drugs in fallout were always bonkers names no?
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#5 JPickford

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 08:55 AM

Fallout 3 is sci fi.
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#6 mr_twig

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 09:50 AM

Drugs are pretty sci fi.
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#7 Rudi von Starnberg

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 09:51 AM

Drugs in fallout were always bonkers names no?

The earlier games had morphine as well. Australia objected.
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#8 dayte

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 11:38 AM

Congratulations, welcome to 1986.
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#9 Harsin

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 12:24 PM

Remember when they played Magic Carpet on Neighbours. Good times.
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#10 Mr. Gerbik

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 12:43 PM

A dingo ate my R18+ game
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#11 Cosmic Squirrel

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 02:55 PM

Remember when they played Magic Carpet on Neighbours. Good times.


and Karl got brett stark to help him cheat to the top of the high score table!! (sometimes i wonder why i can remember pointless things like that from years ago and not stuff from last week).
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Posted 19 June 2012 - 11:32 PM

and Karl got brett stark to help him cheat to the top of the high score table!! (sometimes i wonder why i can remember pointless things like that from years ago and not stuff from last week).


Then Susan and the kids found out and they took the pass out of him. Happy days.
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#13 The Disco

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Posted 20 June 2012 - 05:34 AM

I wonder when we're going to see R18 rated games from the BBFC in the UK?
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Posted 20 June 2012 - 05:39 AM

I wonder when we're going to see R18 rated games from the BBFC in the UK?


Aus R18+ = UK 18
UK R18 = Aus X18+
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Posted 20 June 2012 - 05:43 AM

Grand Theft Auto? Manhunt?

EDIT: Didn't realise there were two BBFC 18 ratings.
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#16 The Disco

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Posted 20 June 2012 - 11:37 AM

Aus R18+ = UK 18
UK R18 = Aus X18+


I know this. ;)
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