|Queensland won't be selling R18+ in Australia on 1st January|
|Posted: 03.12.2012 07:03 by JonahFalcon||Comments: 15|
Gamers in the state of Queensland in Australia won't be able to play R18+ games as the rest of the country will be doing, because it will be waiting for the result of the Legal Affairs and Community Safety Committee report on videogames.
While the R18+ rating will be in effect starting the 1st January 2013, the report won't be issued til the 7th February 2013.
According to a spokesperson for the Queensland Attorney-General Jarrod Bleijie, "All Bills introduced to the Queensland Parliament, with the exception of Bills that are considered urgent, are referred to a committee to ensure the appropriate consultation can occur.
"Between January 1, 2013 and when the Bill passes in Queensland, R18+ computer games will continue to be caught by the definition of 'objectionable computer games' under the Classification of Computer Games and Images Act 1995.
"This means R18+ computer games cannot be publicly demonstrated, made, or sold until the law is amended in Queensland."
Gamers in the state of Queensland will have to wait another five weeks til they enjoy the rights as adults to play adult-oriented games.