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Australian parliament pass R18+ gaming bill, finally

Australia to finally receive R18+ games starting January 1, 2013
| Business, Financial & Legal News | Posted: Jun 19, 2012 10:30 am

After years of being in limbo and being an arguing point to why Australia is crap for 'mature' gaming, the Australian House and Senate have both passed a bill that would see the creation of an R18+ ratings category for video games.




An R18+ classification for games has been a long-standing fight, as the classification is valid for both movies and other media. The lack of an R18+ rating meant that any games deemed more mature than the MA15+ classification, were banned and unable to be sold in Australia.


Games such as Left 4 Dead 2, Mortal Kombat, Syndicate, and the Grand Theft Auto series have either been met with bans, or were edited to get lowered to the MA15+ classification. But not anymore! The R18+ rating goes into affect on the first day of 2013.


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