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Oh no, Australia is better than us

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I do thoroughly love making fun of the Australians and their arrogance but even I can be man enough to admit it when they really do something better than us and this is one of those days.

According to a recent report on Kotaku it seems that Australia has become the first country to wake up and smell the benefits of an automated age restriction system.

In the latest discussion around age restrictions this little nugget popped up

– Enable the use of automated classification decision making systems, starting with a pilot for mobile and online computer games;

It makes perfect sense, let the developers fill in the details and get an age restriction. If they lie simply fine them massively and stop them using the system for 12 months. This will massively increase the cost of development and will be a solid deterrent for any dodgy developers.

If only our FPB would come to their senses and allow the same thing locally.

Last Updated: April 5, 2013


  1. Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

    April 5, 2013 at 14:43

    I would now make some comment about Australia and fluffy animals but you told us to be nice.

    So instead I will say:

    Bravo good sir Australia. Have a Bells


  2. Jonah Cash

    April 5, 2013 at 14:55

    I will never admit to Aus to be better than anyone let alone us!!!!! I will spin it like this: In other news Aus has discovered something that we here at LG have been saying for years, but unfortunately our Government like the moolah and will never get a system that makes them less of the moolah!!! So Aus didn’t win, instead just followed our advice and now they are ahead thanks to us….
    See Gavin that is what your article should’ve said….. Hahahahaha


  3. Carl Angus

    April 5, 2013 at 15:01

    Somehow I’m expecting an Ex-SA expat to post a “I’m so glad I left” essay here.

    We had the one-up on Aus with the Nanny State arguement, now what ever shall we do!!


  4. Purple_Dragon

    April 5, 2013 at 17:55

    FPB are just around to pocket cash. Bastards. I hate them so much, they don’t give a shit about the end consumer of DVDs or games.


  5. matthurstrsa

    April 8, 2013 at 07:20

    It is so rare it seems these days for governments to make decisions that a) make sense and b) actually benefit anyone or affect real change. Bravo, Aus government.


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