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98 Percent Of Australians Support R18+ Rating
Gamasutra ^ | May 8, 2010 | Leigh Alexander

Posted on 05/07/2010 6:35:11 PM PDT by myknowledge

Amid Australia's continuing dispute and deliberation over whether to introduce an R18+ classification for adult games, new data shows overwhelming public support for the measure.

The Australian government announced at the end of 2009 that it would begin collecting public responses. At the time, controversial Attorney-General Michael Atkinson -- who has since stepped down -- said he expected "only a small amount of very zealous gamers" to support the R18+ rating.

But now that the Federal Home Affairs group has released a preliminary official report, it would seem Atkinson is proven incorrect, with 98.2 percent of Australians declaring they support the rating.

(Excerpt) Read more at gamasutra.com ...


TOPICS: Computers/Internet
KEYWORDS: australia; r18rating; videogames; videogameviolence

One way to control the sale of violent video games to minors... /sarc

1 posted on 05/07/2010 6:35:11 PM PDT by myknowledge
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