Earlier this week we reported ( www.mypsp.com.au/
) that a possible overhaul of the games rating system would be a hot topic at the next meeting of the Attorney-General's on March 28. The meeting would discuss the option of introducing a R18+ rating for games, which current only allows games that fit in the MA15+ rating and below to be classified other wise they are refused classification and effectively banned.
In what seems to be a crushing blow for an Adult's Only rating for gamers South Australian Attorney-General Michael Atkinson has decided he wants none of it and will not be changing his stance on the issue. "The Attorney-General remains very firmly opposed to introducing an R rating for computer games in Australia,"
said a spokesperson from his office.
The Attorney-General still won't budge on his opinion even if there are strict policies in place to make it almost impossible for those under 18-years-old to get there hands on a copy of an R18+ game. "He doubts whether any safeguards could be put in place to deter young people, who after all (are) the most computer literate and savvy in our society, from being able to access material."
It looks like those controversial titles, most recently Manhunt 2, will not be making their way to Australian shores anytime soon.