by Mike Masnick
Mon, Dec 6th 2010 4:53am
As you may know, down in Australia, they have a ridiculous censorship policy on video games, where they don't allow any video games that are deemed to be targeted at adults, even though plenty of adults play video games these days. Earlier this year, there was a public consultation on the question, and tens of thousands of letters poured in supporting repealing such bans. Oddly, the government's response was to say that since support for getting rid of the ban was so overwhelming, they wanted to talk to more people about it. Of course, some of it was political, with Michael Atkinson, the Attorney General of South Australia vehemently in favor of censorship. However, following some controversy, Atkinson stepped down, helping to pave the way for Australia to finally move forward on letting adults play adult-focused video games. cofiem points us to the news that the government has slowly been moving towards allowing such games and ending the censorship -- though, it still appears to be a delicate process of framing the debate so as not to freak out those who love to create moral panics about video games.
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