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Australian Gamers Finally Get an R-18+ Category 69

Posted by samzenpus
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Dexter Herbivore writes "A lot of Australian gamers are saying, 'finally' as legislation passed parliament to support the introduction of a R-18+ category for games. From the article: 'Jason Clare, the Minister for Home Affairs has just announced that R18+ for games is set to become a reality, after legislation successfully passing through the Federal Parliament, having just gone through the Senate without amendment.'"
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Australian Gamers Finally Get an R-18+ Category

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  • premature elation (Score:5, Informative)

    by Cyko_01 (1092499) on Monday June 18, 2012 @01:11PM (#40360795) Homepage
    Each state still needs to pass complementary legislation for it to become a reality since classification remains a state issue
  • by Dexter Herbivore (1322345) on Monday June 18, 2012 @01:45PM (#40361321) Journal
    Whilst I know that you are trolling, I'd like to let most people know that Australians haven't drunk Fosters for more than 20 years. It's the horse piss that we export, similar to Coronas for Mexicans. Oh, and rugby is only big in 2 of our 7 states, the rest of Australia tends to prefer Australian Rules football. Most Australians don't know how to throw a boomerang, and we call shrimp 'prawns'. Drop Bears [australianmuseum.net.au] are real though, watch out for them.
  • by Anonymous Coward on Monday June 18, 2012 @03:12PM (#40362445)

    when Australia was established as a penal colony, they only sent men and boys.

    Mate, that's just plain wrong. 34% of convicts on the First Fleet [wikimedia.org] were female.

  • by psiclops (1011105) on Monday June 18, 2012 @10:54PM (#40366119)

    we don't [slashdot.org]

    As a consumer i can't force distributors to charge less to aussie retailers, i can't force retailers to sell at a lower price. i can't force online stores to not charge higher prices for digital downloads just because i'm in australia.

    my options are:
    a) try and find someone online that will ship to australia with at reasonable price(incl shipping).
    b) get an overseas v.p.n. possibly credit card and pretend i'm overseas to buy digital copies at a reasonable price.
    c) pirate
    d) give up and pay inflated prices

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