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Above: We would never allow such unregulated zip-lines in China!
At least they’re honest about their censorship. If China’s regulations make us uneasy, it’s because we’re so used to the right to criticize our governments, but games are not actually the most harshly regulated medium in the country. Still, it’s Nineteen Eighty-Fu**ing-Four over there.
As a result of this irresponsible legislation, every arcade in the country was shut down. What the hell gives, Greece?
In Australia, games are rated by the Office of Film and Literature Classification, but are apparently not important enough to make it into the name of the committee. Unlike films, games have no 18+ rating and must be deemed suitable for ages 15 and up.
Above: WiiWare game Sexy Poker, which is tragically un-sexy, didn’t make the cut in Australia
Hey, so, that’s absurdly stupid, and leads to stupid crap like the effective banning of Left 4 Dead 2 because it contains “realistic, frenetic and unrelenting violence which is inflicted upon ‘the Infected’ who are living humans infected with a rabies-like virus that causes them to act violently."
THAT’S JUST A DESCRIPTION OF THE DAMN GAME! It’s not a good reason to disallow adults from playing it, you uncompromising nitwits. This ridiculous conclusion that videogames are for children and children alone has plagued the industry everywhere, but Australia still fails to understand that child-proofing everything only causes cultural stagnation… and better piracy techniques.
Above: Why would you not want to teach your children how to kill zombies? Look what they do!
Sep 30, 2009
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