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Game Receives First R18+ "Adults Only" Classification In Australia 87

angry tapir writes "Australia's Classification Board today announced the first video game to receive the new R18+ classification which came into effect at the start of 2013, indicating the title is to be sold only to adults. Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge, developed by Team Ninja, is published by Nintendo for the company's new Wii U console. The R18+ classification was created after a long campaign by gamers and game publishers. Previously games had a maximum rating of MA, and titles that didn't meet the criteria had to be reworked or not released in Australia."
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Game Receives First R18+ "Adults Only" Classification In Australia

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  • Re:Irony (Score:5, Informative)

    by quintesse ( 654840 ) on Friday January 11, 2013 @07:42AM (#42556255)

    Irony definitely doesn't need to be negative (and often isn't), are you maybe confusing it with sarcasm? []

    "incongruity between the actual result of a sequence of events and the normal or expected result."

    So in this case, of all the publishers, Nintendo is the last you'd expect to apply for this rating exactly because they're known for their family-friendly games (implying they wouldn't need 18+ ratings) , hence the irony.

  • Re:Oh no! 18+ (Score:4, Informative)

    by fnj ( 64210 ) on Friday January 11, 2013 @09:03AM (#42556561)

    You don't know what country or US state AC resides in. In the US, even though the feds wormed their way into the States' business and coerced them all to raising the minimum age for purchasing alcohol and consuming it in public to 21 through legislation passed in 1985, there are still details which vary from state to state. Fifteen states and the District of Columbia ban underage consumption in ANY setting, even residences in family settings. Eighteen states do not ban underage CONSUMPTION at all, and the remaining seventeen states do not ban underage consumption at home.

  • Re:Irony (Score:5, Informative)

    by Gadget_Guy ( 627405 ) on Friday January 11, 2013 @09:54AM (#42556841)

    But this is exactly what the advocates of the R18+ rating system promised would happen. They said that this would actually be better for the children because there were games being misrated because they no alternative. This is not an unforseen consequence or the wowsers being proven right.

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