Sunday, May 3, 2009

Someone is not thinking of the children...

I hesitate to raise this issue as there has been so much discussed about it already; but I did see something today that exemplified the ridiculousness of the whole affair.

In Australia there is not a restricted 18 certificate for games. "Think of the children," comes the cry from the Attorney General who has decided that we cannot have one.

I happened to look at the case of the game Stranglehold today. Ironically, in Europe it has been given an R18 certificate (restricted to over 18s only), but due to the lack of this rating in Australia, it is MA15+. This entails that it can pretty much be bought by anyone without restriction.

That's politicians for you.

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