Australian Government presses R18 Rating
A few days ago, we posted that Mortal Kombat was banned in Australia because they consider it not suitable for 15 year old's. With the banning of Mortal Kombat, the Australian Government is pushing for the implementation of an R18 rating.
"We're becoming the laughing stock of the developed world," declared Australia's Home Affairs Minister Brendan O'Connor to ABC News, "where we're the only country that doesn't have R18 classification level for video games." Following the Australian Classification Board's final refusal to grant Mortal Kombat a rating in an appeal decision on Monday (finding the game unsuited for MA15+, the country's most mature rating for games), O'Connor all but demanded that the states and territories reach a consensus to introduce an R18+ rating into the system when the attorneys-general meet in July.
This is great news to Australian gamers.Lets all hope that this will pull through. R18 is required and Minister Brendan O'Connor is trying to make their ratings similar to countries like the US, UK and all of Europe all with the R18 classification.With their MA15+ rating as their highest rating, They rate all games if they are appropriate for a 15-year-old. Without the R18 classification, Any game that is made clearly for adults will get affected and might not be released in Australia.
What do you guys think about this issue??
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