Gamers dress as zombies to raise awareness about the lack of an R18+ rating for video games in Australia
Up to 500 gamers hit sydney dressed as zombies to raise awareness about the lack of an R18+ rating for video games in Australia. A [[artnid:341578|similar protest|Zombie protestors infest Sydney to support violent video games]] was staged in the same city last year.
The [[xref:http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=149018692374&v=info#!/event.php?eid=276796249249&index=1|protest]] began at Hyde Park Fountain last Saturday and lumbered through Sydney, informing the public of the need for a higher classification rating, and causing hysteria in others.
The push for an R18+ classification is long. with [[artnid:309045|lobby groups failing for a decade|No 18+ Rating in Australia]] to convince the Federal Government to introduce the measure.
Video games are banned from sale in Australia if they exceed the maximum MA15+ classification. Gamers and industry advocates say a higher rating will prevent the sale of violent games to minors and put Australia's law on par with other countries including the US, the UK and New Zealand. Opponents argue [[artnid:338435|exposure to violent media causes aggression within participants]].
With the US Supreme Court [[artnid:366657|currently debating a ban on violent video games]], we think we need to send the outbreak northward...
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