back to article Down Under gamers get closer to 18+ rating

Australian gamers are poised to get access to hard core R18+ games like Mortal Kombat Reboot following the release of long anticipated draft guidelines from the government supporting the introduction of a new classification for computer games. Until now the Australian gaming industry and its users have been caught in a …

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Ho hum

Expect R18 to be what MA15 is now.. and MA15 to be pussed right down.

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best and cheapest advice...

Advise parents to have some common sense. Costs a lot less and won't cause an uproar....

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Pirate

but...we already have access

Let's be really clear about this: anyone who wants to play such games already can, via piracy or international shipping.

So we're not talking about finally, graciously, 'allowing' Aus gamers to play 18+ games. We're talking about allowing the government to tax them and Aus retailers to make a profit selling them.

Still need that wowser icon...

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Too little too late

Oz gamers are already used to bypassing stupid laws laws by ordering (more cheaply too) from overseas, faking country-of-origin on digital delivery stores and just plain old piracy. The government's foot-dragging over the years has helped drive the decline of local games retailers.

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