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Australia's battle with censorship takes a tiny step forward!

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So as a lot of you may know already, Australia is an ass backwards dirt clod of a country that, in all honestly, I just don't like living in. Well that isn't exactly true, it is an amazing country...an amazing country run but complete fuck heads making it almost unbearable to have any fun, fuck heads like this douche right here, Michael Atkinson:



So yeah, that's him in all his goofy, black toothed, suspenders wearing glory. Up until recently, he has single handedly stopped Australia's video game industry from progressing to the standards of the rest of the developed world, by refusing to even debate the issue of an R18+ rating for this silly island, stating that the implications of games have a far greater effect and a blah dee blah dee blah some other fucking bullshit that has absolutely no evidence to back it up....

So as you can imagine, a lot of us have been seriously fucking pissed off.

As it turns out, Michael Atkinson tells us, is that it was all just a big misunderstanding, and that he simply wanted a fair debate by making sure both sides were represented! Ohhh well then! GamePolitics reports:

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"I believe the draft discussion paper did not adequately represent both sides of the argument. I voiced my concerns to other Attorneys-General and we reached agreement that some minor changes will be made to the discussion paper.

I am not opposed to a public debate on the merits of introducing a R18+ classification for electronic games--in fact, I welcome it. But itís unhelpful to commence that debate with what I believe is a biased discussion paper. There is little point in seeking public comment on an unfirm footing that neglects one side of the argument. I look forward to contributing to the development of a fairer discussion paper."
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So in other words, you found nothing in the report to support your NONSENSICAL argument against the R18+ rating and scrambled to find any foothold about how people would for some reason sell R18+ games to children, or that children would somehow get them easier because they are video games. You sir, are, and always will be, a complete hypocrite with nothing to offer the community other than your severely outdated ethics and ideals.

You are a dinosaur, a fossil, you have expired and should be sent to an island to live alone where you cannot harm anybody with your horrendously skewed views on life. If anybody wishes to view you for some reason, then they shall do so through a powerful telescope.

In any event, this is great news for Australia. Hopefully with this event all attorney generals' will take note of how huge this industry is and realize we have been sitting on this issue for far too long, and that the only way to move forward and promote this growing multi-billion dollar industry is to back it with a rating system that incorporates EVERYBODY.

Hopefully...
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About Skribbleone of us since 8:17 PM on 01.10.2008

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