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Windows 7: Australia should introduce R18+ game classification....

10 May 2010   #1
JMH

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Australia should introduce R18+ game classification....

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Australia should introduce R18+ game classification, says EA president

EA Games president Frank Gibeau believes that the Australian government should introduce an R18+ classification for video, as the lack of a rating higher than 16 "effectively censor[s] entertainment choices for adults."

Writing in an editorial published on GamesIndustry.biz, Gibeau says that the current classifications in Australia shows a poor understanding of an entertainment medium where the average age of the consumer is 28.

He wrote, "Government policies that don't allow for the rating of mature content in videogames effectively censor entertainment choices for adults. These policies show a poor understanding of today's videogaming audience. Existing legislation in Australia that limits age ratings of games to 16 demonstrates a distance between those policies and the reality of the videogame industry and the people that play interactive games in Australia today."

Gibeau continues by pointing out that the effective censorship of video games in Australia is also potentially harming growth of the industry in the country. "As the Australian government moves to participate in the economy of the global gaming market, policy makers should consider the environment they create for game makers," he writes, "Governments that design policies hostile to game developers and their creative medium will struggle to attract investment from the global industry.
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10 May 2010   #2

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Sounds like the new guy has more brains than the usual politician.

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