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Aussie R18+ Guidelines

The Australian government has released this draft document (Adobe Acrobat format) with "Guidelines for the Classification of Computer Games," in anticipation of the adoption of an R18+ rating for video games down under. Word is: "Violence is permitted except where it offends against the standards of morality, decency and propriety generally accepted by reasonable adults to the extent that it should not be classified. Sexual violence may be implied, if justified by context," and that: "Sexual activity may be realistically simulated. The general rule is 'simulation, yes the real thing, no'." There's analysis of this on Gamasutra, where they note that a vote on the new guidelines is expected in July.

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4. Re: Aussie R18+ Guidelines May 25, 2011, 17:45 Jackplug
 
"Violence is permitted except where it offends against the standards of morality, decency and propriety generally accepted by reasonable adults to the extent that it should not be classified. Sexual violence may be implied, if justified by context,"

hahahahaahahahahaha, never heard so much bullshit in my life and to think ppl voted these idiots into power.
 
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3. Re: Aussie R18+ Guidelines May 25, 2011, 17:34 RenownWolf
 
We don't have a lot in common with NZ really... so not surprised we don't adopt their standards. You crazy buggers are allowed to import so many nice Jap cars we can't because of silly fat pollies =(

Though the double speak with the morality stuff is hilarious but I guess at least we are going to get a 18+ rating now.
 
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2. Re: Aussie R18+ Guidelines May 25, 2011, 17:08 AJkiwi
 
I am utterly bewildered why they don't use the NZ 18+ AO guidelines. C'mon Aussies, Do we have a common market or not?  
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1. Re: Aussie R18+ Guidelines May 25, 2011, 14:21 yuastnav
 
"Violence is permitted except where it offends against the standards of morality, decency and propriety generally accepted by reasonable adults to the extent that it should not be classified. Sexual violence may be implied, if justified by context,"

Wait, are they implying that violence can be morally justifiable? Are they nuts?
And whose standards of morality are they talking about?

This just sounds like a load of bullshit.
 
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