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K007
02-16-10, 03:21 AM
This is the guy that says R18 for games in Australia is bad, and he gets to decide for the rest of the country and he alone has that power...

http://resources2.news.com.au/images/2010/02/16/1225830/904230-left-4-dead-2.jpg
http://www.news.com.au/technology/gamers-scarier-than-bikies-says-michael-atkinson/comments-e6frfro0-1225830886493

nutcrackr
02-16-10, 03:49 AM
If he allowed R18 he'd be safe from gamers, probably receive gifts and praise.

Viral
02-16-10, 03:54 AM
I like this guys comment,

This is great! finally he is feeling the pressure. If I lived anywhere near Michael Aitkinson I would be camped out the fromt of his house 24/7. I would steal his mail and censor it before replacing it to show him how important freedom of speech and expression is in this country. For some people anyway.

:)

K007
02-16-10, 03:55 AM
http://christthetruth.files.wordpress.com/2009/05/biker.jpg vs http://dailyshot.johnq.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/05/retrogamershirts_link1.jpg

Viral
02-16-10, 04:00 AM
Got to be honest here, I'm much more afraid of one on the right... :|

crainger
02-16-10, 04:28 AM
I saw this on Good Game. Had a chuckle. He really is a poor excuse for a politician, now he is getting more and more press he is making more and more mistakes.

loinbread
02-16-10, 04:59 AM
I'm pretty scary. Some nights, I have a glass of wine and play The Beatles: Rock Band. Watch out guys, I'm a loose cannon! Was that bad of Doritos yours, sir? Well it's mine now, and you'll leave it that if you know what's good for you!

NarcissistZero
02-16-10, 06:12 AM
When you gonna off this guy Crainger? You play a lot of games, you should be desensitized enough for violence at this point.

K007
02-16-10, 06:17 AM
U can't remove him just like that, and this guy decides for the entire country what we can and can't play as adults.

I think rebellion nailed it right

Responding Australia's refusal to classify upcoming shooter Aliens vs. Predator, developer Rebellion says it will not cut violent content for "territories where adults are not considered by their governments to be able to make their own entertainment choices

http://www.theonion.com/content/video/new_law_would_ban_marriages

Viral
02-16-10, 06:43 AM
.... and, they got the bad lifted and classification approved.

Rebellion are my heroes :wonder:

... unless AvP sucks, that is :bleh:

K007
02-16-10, 07:01 AM
AvP looks bad ass. From the multiplayer i think its gonna be a good time killer / fun online experience.

The little things they have there in the game, the sounds/etc...are spot on and as a marine man aliens scare the CRAP out of me.

Redeemed
02-16-10, 11:45 AM
..http://dailyshot.johnq.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/05/retrogamershirts_link1.jpg

Am I the only one that noticed that's Windows XP, and probably YouTube, on that dude's monitor? Judging from the age of the equipment that cannot be real? :o :p


I sayz fotochop

crainger
02-16-10, 02:00 PM
When you gonna off this guy Crainger? You play a lot of games, you should be desensitized enough for violence at this point.

That's the sort of talk that he is now using against us.

K007
02-17-10, 03:50 AM
So apperently the reason for no R18 in Australia is because

Although R18+ DVDs are already available, computer games involve the player in an interactive role where they become the character doing the killing, raping, beating or sexual activity

These people have no idea, there would still be restrictions with an R18 rating for games.
Graphic sexual activity, sexual assault etc etc etc would still NOT be passed under an R18 rating. R18 is not a free-for-all rating.

Little do they realise that it (an R18 rating) would actually push violent games FURTHER away from kids.. Games such as MW2, L4D2, GOW3, AvP etc etc would then be rated R18 instead of MA15+, and be illegal to purchase without photo identification..
Yes thats right, violent games that kids can already legally buy and play would be out of their reach with an R18 rating, and for some reason these do-gooders have a problem with that?

Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo are NEVER going to approve a game for release on thier systems that involves sexual abuse/assault, the only place you may find that sort of thing is on the PC, and if someone is that way inclined (wanting to play a game like that), they would be able to download it already anyway, R18 rating or not...

NarcissistZero
02-17-10, 04:14 AM
Sociologists and researchers love thinking this stuff up... they get massive grants which put food on the table by saying things like "well the interactivity might make it worse."

The simple fact of the matter is that human society has gotten progressively LESS violent over time, not more. Technology has lowered violence and will continue to do so... outlets for aggressive behavior, if games even are that, help, not hurt.

It's all researchers making money and politicians scaring parents. That's it.

K007
02-17-10, 04:56 AM
& don't we already kill people...in every fps game...

Quick420
02-17-10, 10:31 AM
Am I the only one that noticed that's Windows XP, and probably YouTube, on that dude's monitor? Judging from the age of the equipment that cannot be real? :o :p


I sayz fotochop

I thought it was facebook:D