So Says developer Rebellion on the banning of their Alien Vs Predator game in Australia, a country with some of the most restrictive censorship laws in modern western society.
Finally, it seems, the government is asking it’s citizens to opine on an 18+ rating for games, which would conceivably have the Australian government treat it’s adult citizens as… well, adults.
Unfortunately it’s already starting on the wrong foot. They are providing an outline on the pro’s and cons as government officials see them. Number one is very telling:
What SPECIFIC NEGATIVE EFFECTS, You fuckers? Show the Australian people the SCIENTIFIC evidence of such. Oh, what’s that, there isn’t any? That’s not news to the rest of the civilized world. So what is this based on? Some wrinkled conservative imbecile’s opinion?
How about the right that exists in all modern free western societies? That adults have the god damned right to choose their form of entertainment, that the government has no god damned business telling grown, intelligent and functioning adults what they can or cannot see, read or play with?