Games include The Walking Dead, Splinter Cell: Blacklist, Company of Heroes 2 and more.
By Tim Colwill on November 7, 2013 at 5:13 pm
The Classification Board will soon undertake a review of a number of MA15+ games after receiving an official request to do so from South Australia’s Attorney-General John Rau.
Games to be reviewed include Killer is Dead, Alien Rage, Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Blacklist, Deadly Premonition the Director’s Cut, Company of Heroes 2, God Mode, Borderlands 2: Add-on Content Pack, Fuse, Deadpool, The Walking Dead, Gears of War: Judgment and The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct.
Rau has previously expressed his concerns that game classifications are not being adequately restricted back in September.
Ron Curry, CEO of the Interactive Games and Entertainment Association (iGEA), expressed his shock at the move.
“Not only have these games already been examined against stringent guidelines, we also haven’t heard of any formal complaints made by parents or adults who think the video games are wrongly classified,” said Curry in a press statement. “The review is an unwarranted and costly exercise to satisfy a vocal yet unrepresentative minority.”
In the same release, the iGEA point out that at $28,000 per review, such an exercise will cost the taxpayer $336,000.
Members of the public are invited to comment on the review, and details on how to do so can be found here (PDF).
Source: Press Release