Why does the prospect of an +18 classification for video games cause such response and why is Australia so archaic in its allowance for such a rating. The existence and popularity of +18 Movies suggests that the policing of +18 material sales to minors is not the problem. A lot of mainstream movies for a long time have come under this classification and are also successful at the box office. It is sad that we are so simple in treating video games as purely child’s play. A report by Gamezine shows the popularity of video games in households and surely that can’t be just young teenage boys spending up big. In recent years Australia’s lack of a classification for has led to the near banning (yet consequent watering down) of such titles such as Grand Theft Auto San Andreas and Left 4 Dead 2. Although we did receive these titles (not the way their creators intended) surely in a time when successful business opportunities are vital to countries it seems peculiar that Australia bends over backwards to bring Hollywood film projects here while an even bigger industry is treated with such disregard. I personally don’t have much faith for change either while people like Fred Nile and Christian groups are so hellbent on controlling lives, and so to our Prime Minister Kevin Rudd who seems to simply not resist throwing in his two cents on any moral issue. I voted you in, Mr Rudd, to make the laws and oversee our economy so leave room on that moral high horse for the media and the people of Australia.