Won't somebody think of the children?!
By Liam Gilroy on December 17, 2013 at 9:59 am
Remember back in November, when the Honourable John Rau, Deputy Premier and Attorney-General of South Australia officially requested a review of 12 video games which he believed deserved stricter classification than the MA15+ they had?
Well the Classification Review Board has reviewed each of the games – titles like Deadly Premonition, The Walking Dead and Company of Heroes 2 – and decided the MA15+ classification was correct. Ron Curry, CEO of the Interactive Games & Entertainment Association said what we’re all thinking, except more eloquently:
“Most video games that are sold in Australia are assessed against a set of strict guidelines and the results of the review confirm our faith in the Classification Board to interpret and apply the guidelines appropriately.”
“The basis for the classification review was unsubstantiated and it is a shame that the exercise was undertaken in the first place. The 12 video games were wrongly singled out because of the different ratings received overseas; an argument that does not take into consideration the structural and cultural differences between Australia’s classification scheme and international schemes.”