Australian gamers rejoice! It seems that the Australian government is looking at the possible implementation of a R18+ rating for video games.
As of right now, any game that would fall into the R18+ category — equivalent to an M-rated game here in the States — is simply banned. Do not pass go, do not collect two hundred dollars.
Certain games have previously been modified to meet Australia’s requirements for “acceptable entertainment”, but uncut or unaltered games never even make it into the country. With a little luck, Australian gamers will be able to purchase “mature” games before the year is out.
For more information about the R18+ rating, check out R18+ Games Australia.