• The Australian Christian Lobby wants 'Sniper Elite V2' banned.
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[quote] A CONTROVERSIAL new video game that lets players assassinate Adolf Hitler and shows graphic, "X-ray" footage of bullets tearing through people will be in the hands of Australian kids by Friday. Just days before Sniper Elite V2 is released to the public it has been branded as "sick" by the Australian Christian Lobby. Jim Wallace, of the Australian Christian Lobby, said the context of the violence was "rubbish" and the game should have been refused classification. The Classification Board found the World War II setting of the title and its focus on "stealth techniques in the context of an historical war setting" meant the game could be rated MA15+. Source: [url]http://www.news.com.au/technology/christian-lobby-wants-hitler-sniper-game-banned/story-e6frfro0-1226342119272[/url] [/quote] Asshats. At least the R18+ starts on January 1st, 2013.
I really hate how the article says this: [quote]...will be will be in the hands of Australian kids by Friday.[/quote] It really annoys me since retailers are doing their job, as long as parents do their job we won't be having this damned issue.
No one is forcing them to play the game.
Let's build a boxfort with this question, but has no one actually brought up-to the classification board that as wingless said if the retailers did their job it wouldn't be a problem? It's making my brain hurt understanding their logic behind banning every game with blood and or 'tig ol' bittys.
Or instead of banning it you could, y'know, do what you're supposed to goddamn do and keep an eye on your kids and actually punish people who sell 15+ games to people who aren't old enough.
[quote]will be in the hands of Australian kids by Friday.[/quote] These people do know that it's rated 18 everywhere else for a reason, right?
Australian Christian Lobby. Those are three words that should never go together. We don't have the best track record down here.
[QUOTE=Si`Sik;35768594]Let's build a boxfort with this question, but has no one actually brought up-to the classification board that as wingless said if the retailers did their job it wouldn't be a problem? It's making my brain hurt understanding their logic behind banning every game with blood and or 'tig ol' bittys.[/QUOTE] everybody needs a fall guy.
I thought of Christan Brutal Sniper when I saw the title
The ACL never knows what they're going on about, they want Gay rights stripped, video games banned and the internet censored so they don't have to figure out how to install a simple fucking program. They're fucking stupid.
ACL is fucking retarded, if you've followed them. EVERYTHING they argued against the R18 rating legislation was literally like "BUT THINK OF THE CHILDREN"
Ahahaha ACL again, what a bunch of shitcunts
[QUOTE=Novangel;35768613]ACL is fucking retarded, if you've followed them. EVERYTHING they argued against the R18 rating legislation was literally like "BUT THINK OF THE CHILDREN"[/QUOTE] I really hate saying this, but most of the people who say that are from the older generations, the ones who look at a game for 12 seconds, and without understanding, say that it's going to send the kids into violent, columbine style shootings. Again, I hate saying this but sometimes I just can't wait for the older generations to fuck off and die.
[QUOTE=Novangel;35768613]ACL is fucking retarded, if you've followed them. EVERYTHING they argued against the R18 rating legislation was literally like "BUT THINK OF THE CHILDREN"[/QUOTE] ALL of their arguments are based around Children and religion mostly, they don't have anything else but to suck on their wasted arguments. Honestly, I don't know why the media bothers with them.
[video=youtube;nnzqfUUPhz4]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nnzqfUUPhz4[/video] !?
Of course nobody would even bring it up if it was a book [url="http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/Gorn"]with explicit descriptions.[/url] I don't remember the Saw movies stirring up something like this either. But ooooh it's videogames, we can't treat them equally because the immersion will turn people into madmen.
[QUOTE=Marik Bentusi;35768640]Of course nobody would even bring it up if it was a book [url="http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/Gorn"]with explicit descriptions.[/url] I don't remember the Saw movies stirring up something like this either. But ooooh it's videogames, we can't treat them equally because the immersion will turn people into madmen.[/QUOTE] first it was books then radio, video, internet games will be next but i wonder what is the next thing these groups will pool their hate for.
[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ek49HVzb9jU[/media] Just going to leave this here, shows the stupidity of the ACL in full force
ACL: "KIDS WILL GET THEIR HANDS ON THIS GAME!!!!" Everyone else: "Not if the parent actually looks at what their kids are doing and are properly informed about it." ACL: "BUT THE KIDS!!!" Everyone else: *Facepalm*
[QUOTE=Novangel;35768613]ACL is fucking retarded, if you've followed them. EVERYTHING they argued against the R18 rating legislation was literally like "BUT THINK OF THE CHILDREN"[/QUOTE] and my argument is "who cares about the children, the children can fuck off" there's thousands of kids smart enough to handle this stuff, I was one of them when I was a kid, so is my sister. If the parent's see it as OK, THEY will judge it.
[QUOTE=J!NX;35768716]and my argument is "who cares about the children, the children can fuck off" there's thousands of kids smart enough to handle this stuff, I was one of them when I was a kid, so is my sister. If the parent's see it as OK, THEY will judge it.[/QUOTE] I honestly think we need to educate parents on what is right/wrong for their children and to enforce that they have the power to legally restrict them from upholding and acquiring movies, books, TV shows, video game, music and websites because it's the parents given right to protect their children from unsuitable content that they may not understand at a young age. My parents did that and they slowly relaxed most of the things I could do as I was growing up so to me it's a more suitable way to handle this. What I don't support is parents wanting the government to babysit their children because they "have no control", yes you have control you just don't enforce it well enough. It's hard to believe some parents nowadays are so stupid at this, the government shouldn't be doing this, they should help you learn how to enforce these barriers so that they can properly handle what is suitable and what is not. just my 2c
[QUOTE=fruxodaily;35768662][media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ek49HVzb9jU[/media] Just going to leave this here, shows the stupidity of the ACL in full force[/QUOTE] All my rage.
Wanna known why the want this? Because they mix politics and religion. Therefore, you can see how their actions will go.
[QUOTE=Sir Whoopsalot;35768597]These people do know that it's rated 18 everywhere else for a reason, right?[/QUOTE] Yeah but that doesn't stop a kid going to the store and buying it. And the ACL isn't the government. Government makes policy, not fringe groups and reporters. [editline]30th April 2012[/editline] [QUOTE=Kendra;35768876]Wanna known why the want this? Because they mix politics and religion. Therefore, you can see how their actions will go.[/QUOTE] That's dumb. There are calls for censorship and regulation of games from political parties that have little or no influence from religious organisations.
We're convicts, I don't even understand why we have an ACL. [editline]30th April 2012[/editline] [QUOTE=twenty;35768861]All my rage.[/QUOTE] My rage went away after a few dozen brain cells died.
Can they really ban this? I mean with Steam and all, can't you Aussies just buy the code from Steam and install it?
[QUOTE=wutanggrenad;35768970]Can they really ban this? I mean with Steam and all, can't you Aussies just buy the code from Steam and install it?[/QUOTE] Steam has to abide laws of the country it sells to. They can't legally sell banned games to Australians.
[QUOTE=fruxodaily;35768662][media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ek49HVzb9jU[/media] Just going to leave this here, shows the stupidity of the ACL in full force[/QUOTE] Ahahaha, "There's a higher crime rate with those who come from fatherless families" I haven't had a father figure since I was 2 months old, I've never committed a crime, what a nob
Parenting 101: CHECK WHAT VIDEOGAMES YOUR KID IS PLAYING. "Rubbish violent games" ending up in the hands of children wouldn't be a problem if parents took some goddamn responsibility and stop acting like victims.
[QUOTE=Im Crimson;35769182]Parenting 101: CHECK WHAT VIDEOGAMES YOUR KID IS PLAYING. "Rubbish violent games" ending up in the hands of children wouldn't be a problem if parents took some goddamn responsibility and stop acting like victims.[/QUOTE] If you are ever a parent I challenge you to be able to list every single thing your child plays/watches/reads/listens to/eats etc.
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