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Austraila - Government looking to filter out websites for online retailers that sell games rated MA15+

by rawmeatcowboy
25 June 2009
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Wow, talk about going way too far. Australia really needs to get their stuff together when it comes to video games.

Right now, the government is looking to block all retail websites that sell video games rated 15MA+, thus stopping children from purchasing these games. The only problem is, these sites will be blocked for all…not just those that are under the legal age. That means that anyone that tries to visit a retail site to purchase one of these games will be met with a ‘content blocked’ message.

How in the world does this solve a problem? Does the Australian government really think that video games are that bad?! Thanks to AusGamer for the heads up.