Why I have deep concerns with Australia’s proposed new approach to game classification


Opinion by Matt S. In a bid to “cut red tape” and make the classification process easier for those selling digital copies of games, the Australian Government is considering signing up to the International Age Rating Coalition; a group of national classification boards across the world that have partnered to…

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UPDATE: Australia’s deadbeat classification system strikes again


UPDATE: Games industry legal professional, Josh Cavaleri, has confirmed for me over Twitter that the publishers will not need to front the cost of the re-review. No, the Australian taxpayers will foot the bill. What a way to use our money, folks. Twelve MA15+ rated games are going to go…

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Good news, Australian adults; the Classification Board still thinks you’re a child


Proving further that the R18+ rating is a complete farce in Australia, the Classification Board has seen fit to ban the release of Saint’s Row IV. The game was Refused Classification (RC), meaning that retailers cannot sell the product, on the basis that interactive, visual depictions of implied sexual violence…

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