At least the R18+ starts on January 1st, 2013.
At least the R18+ starts on January 1st, 2013.
I really hate how the article says this:
It really annoys me since retailers are doing their job, as long as parents do their job we won't be having this damned issue.
No one is forcing them to play the game.
Let's build a boxfort with this question, but has no one actually brought up-to the classification board that as wingless said if the retailers did their job it wouldn't be a problem?
It's making my brain hurt understanding their logic behind banning every game with blood and or 'tig ol' bittys.
Or instead of banning it you could, y'know, do what you're supposed to goddamn do and keep an eye on your kids and actually punish people who sell 15+ games to people who aren't old enough.
These people do know that it's rated 18 everywhere else for a reason, right?
Australian Christian Lobby.
Those are three words that should never go together. We don't have the best track record down here.
I thought of Christan Brutal Sniper when I saw the title
The ACL never knows what they're going on about, they want Gay rights stripped, video games banned and the internet censored so they don't have to figure out how to install a simple fucking program.
They're fucking stupid.
ACL is fucking retarded, if you've followed them.
EVERYTHING they argued against the R18 rating legislation was literally like "BUT THINK OF THE CHILDREN"
Again, I hate saying this but sometimes I just can't wait for the older generations to fuck off and die.
Honestly, I don't know why the media bothers with them.
Of course nobody would even bring it up if it was a book with explicit descriptions. I don't remember the Saw movies stirring up something like this either.
But ooooh it's videogames, we can't treat them equally because the immersion will turn people into madmen.
Just going to leave this here, shows the stupidity of the ACL in full force
ACL: "KIDS WILL GET THEIR HANDS ON THIS GAME!!!!"
Everyone else: "Not if the parent actually looks at what their kids are doing and are properly informed about it."
ACL: "BUT THE KIDS!!!"
Everyone else: *Facepalm*
there's thousands of kids smart enough to handle this stuff, I was one of them when I was a kid, so is my sister. If the parent's see it as OK, THEY will judge it.
My parents did that and they slowly relaxed most of the things I could do as I was growing up so to me it's a more suitable way to handle this.
What I don't support is parents wanting the government to babysit their children because they "have no control", yes you have control you just don't enforce it well enough.
It's hard to believe some parents nowadays are so stupid at this, the government shouldn't be doing this, they should help you learn how to enforce these barriers so that they can properly handle what is suitable and what is not.
just my 2c
Wanna known why the want this? Because they mix politics and religion. Therefore, you can see how their actions will go.
Can they really ban this?
I mean with Steam and all, can't you Aussies just buy the code from Steam and install it?
Parenting 101: CHECK WHAT VIDEOGAMES YOUR KID IS PLAYING.
"Rubbish violent games" ending up in the hands of children wouldn't be a problem if parents took some goddamn responsibility and stop acting like victims.
This entire "THINK OF THE KIDS" is bullshit, it's just an excuse for parents to blame and whine to someone else than themselves. If they were responsible parents they would see what kind of games their kids are playing, determine for themselves whether it is appropriate, and ALSO WHY ARE THEY BUYING R18 GAMES FOR THEIR KIDS IN THE FIRST PLACE.
Got on steam, fuck ya!
Point (1) usually isn't the problem. Parents still have the ultimate responsibility for what their kid is doing, yet act like they have no control when the problem is in fact that they don't care enough. Parents today can't be bothered or are afraid to exercise some authority over their kids and would rather prefer to blame stores, publishers, developers etc.
Stop trying to fucking dictate other people ratings boards and rabid christians, for fucks sake!
How about leave ratings to the parents? Let them decide what they want their kid to see.
For the rabid christians, how about only bothering people who opt into your retarded faith in the first place? Let them opt in if they want to hear your shit otherwise leave them the fuck alone.
Violent video games are destroying our kids futures.
I fully support the christian lobby.
Aah yes, we all remember in the new testament where Jesus was being shot at by snipers.
Correct me if I'm wrong here, but I think WW2 would be the about best context for shooting a rifle at strangers, considering it had record high levels of it throughout the whole thing.
Ausie government can't handle the nutshots. Can't blame them, that shit's brutal.