Australian net filter can block video games that aren't rated

Austrailia's censorship on mature-themed video games isn't as strict as we thought ... but it soon will be. The government is pushing forward with its national internet filtering system, a program designed to block all the world's evils -- including video games that don't meet the country's MA15+ rating standard. As The Age reports, the current system of "banning" only applied to actual stores, but the new internet filtration system is supposed to catch unclassified downloadable games, Flash games and sites that sell physical copies of games that don't abide by the MA15+ standard.

Seriously, Australia needs to stop basing its video game rating system around what's appropriate for a 15-year-old.

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[Thanks, Isaac]

This article was originally published on Joystiq.