Australia has finally ended what amounted to strict blanket censorship of video games not meeting the former highest available age rating of R15+. The new R18+ rating is slated to be introduced by the end of the year and will ensure adult Australian gamers will be able to enjoy adult entertainment, a concept previously anathema to Australian officials, who have repeatedly struck down previous attempts to legislate the issue.
“I am delighted that NSW has decided to support what is not just a practical public policy, but a very popular policy,” said Minister for Justice and Understatement Brendan O’Connor, though we might have made one of those up. “Once introduced, the new classification will also afford adults the opportunity to view material designed for adults.”
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