edible_hat wrote:The people just above the legal age are no smarter than the people just below it.
'Cause many of the games rated 18+ in other countries have made it to MA15+ in (without being modded here) you could see it that us aussies are more mature than everyone else around the world. I played the first GTA when I was 13, despite there being an 18+ label from the UK on the CD case.
The only problem I have with there being no R18+ category is that like TV, books and Movies, video games are developed with a target audience in mind. They're based on the rating systems that exist everywhere else but here. Therefore Australia needs to keep in line with other rating systems so that we dont get games developed for an 18+ target audience being toned down because of our lack of an 18+ category.
Ideally, I'd like to se an international classification standard maintained by the ISO or equivilent thereby replacing the role of the Attorney Generals. The OFLC would still maintain its role to classify Games, Movies, TV and Literature but they would have to fit to the international classification categories.