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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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  • Verging on hysteria (Score:4, Interesting)

    by fnj ( 64210 ) on Friday January 11, 2013 @09:19AM (#42556645)

    You can already get into serious trouble in many or most areas carrying an obviously toy gun in school, and there have even been cases of persecuting children for making a sign of a gun with their hand, or drawing a PICTURE of a gun. Coming next: outlawing THOUGHTS of violence.

    It is only the logical final step that we end up in the Firefly universe through extending social engineering to actual physical or chemical monkeying with human brains. Oh wait, we are already there, with psychotropic drugs [] being handed out like candy to children.

    This would all have been universally considered crazy by any previous generation. It still is considered crazy by rational people.

  • Re:Irony (Score:4, Interesting)

    by hairyfeet ( 841228 ) <> on Friday January 11, 2013 @12:21PM (#42558583) Journal
    I just think its sad that Australians have been treated like infants so long by their politicians...why did they put up with that shit? As a parent just give me the same kind of info they give for a TV program "This game contains scenes of (insert violence, sex, drug references, whatever)" and let ME decide what is and is not appropriate for my boys. Its called parenting and just because some are too fucking lazy to do their damned jobs as parents does NOT mean that as an adult I shouldn't be able to play whatever kind of game that I want.

Q: How many IBM CPU's does it take to execute a job? A: Four; three to hold it down, and one to rip its head off.