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Gamers dress as zombies to raise R18+ awareness

swandives (1622031) writes | more than 4 years ago

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swandives (1622031) writes "Australian gamers will dress as zombies to raise awareness about the lack of an R18+ rating for video games in the country. The protest will begin at Hyde Park Fountain on March 27 and lumber through Sydney, raising awareness of the need for a higher classification rating and hopefully causing a bit of havoc at the same time! Computerworld Australia has pictures of previous zombie protests in the lead-up to the event. Australia has a long history of lobbying for an R18+ games classification but, even after a decade, video games are banned from sale if they exceed the maximum M15+ classification.

So far, the list of banned titles includes 7 Sins, Risen, Left 4 Dead 2 and Dark Sector. Others, like Alien Vs Predator, were initially banned but appealed the rating and are now MA15+."

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Might be counter-productive (1)

crocodill (668896) | more than 4 years ago | (#31506712)

Somehow this doesn't seem like a good way to prove the point that video game usage doesn't correlate (which equals cause to most people unfortunately) with real life acts.

It'd be dumb to think something done in humour like this would give them any ammo, but this is kind kind of logic we're dealing with. [news.com.au]

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