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    Top Political leader fears for safety from angry gamers

    South Australian Attorney-General Michael Atkinson, an outspoken opponent of violent videogames, has said that his family have been threatened more frequently by angry gamers than by disgruntled bikers - another group of people he has riled with his political views.
    http://www.gamesindustry.biz/article...amers#comments

    Clearly this is a huge dissapointment to Sony and the gaming community, with what would only seem right for Sony/Microsoft to either pay compensation towards Mr.Atkinson or consider revising violent video games to 21+ only.

    What are your thoughts on this upsetting claim?

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    lol

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    This has nothing to do with online, anyone can get this guys address, what they did was come to his house at night and scare the **** out of him.

    Dw, he's also got bikie gangs on his tail too.

    He is an *** that thinks robbing a house in GTA is the same as robbing a house in real life. He's a delusional old fool who has no clue.

    I suggest the title be changed, he isn't a celebrity at all, the title is rather trolling in my opinion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mickice View Post
    I suggest the title be changed, he isn't a celebrity at all, the title is rather trolling in my opinion.
    agreed and done.

    on a side note, if he would just get his head out of his arse and put an R18+ rating on games he wouldnt have a problem.




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    I'm sure these well timed traumatic events will prevent him explaining the highly controversial unethical internet laws he's pushing through

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gilly3 View Post
    agreed and done.

    on a side note, if he would just get his head out of his arse and put an R18+ rating on games he wouldnt have a problem.
    The thing is, most of us, well, I want the R18 rating more so just to have the current games rated correctly.

    I think it's idiotic to walk into EB Games and see an American PS3 with R18 on it then a crappy M Aussie sticker over the top. It doesn't make logical sense to me.

    He's actually allowing younger gamers to experience more mature content by restricting it. lol.

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    Meh, that's what you get for restricting people's freedoms and rights without a proper reason.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mickice View Post
    The thing is, most of us, well, I want the R18 rating more so just to have the current games rated correctly.

    I think it's idiotic to walk into EB Games and see an American PS3 with R18 on it then a crappy M Aussie sticker over the top. It doesn't make logical sense to me.

    He's actually allowing younger gamers to experience more mature content by restricting it. lol.
    he is just living in the 1800's still. once he retires i hope someone comes in and brings our laws up to date with the rest of the world.




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    yeahhhhh lets ****ing kill him. lets start with his dog and then his cat. if we slice them up and posts them to him, he mite change his stupid views.


    seriously though. don't do that. its too much fun insulting the aussies when they cant have a game
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    I'm totally jamming to "Do You Fear for Your Child" by Thrill Kill Kult while reading this lol

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    Why not put him in a game, one like mortal kombat so we can fatality him.
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    Threats of violence usually happen when an individual or group removes and restricts a societies right to freedom and personal expression.

    Telling a group like gamers what is in their own interests is like telling a womans rights group that females should not be allowed to work for the police, fire services, or the national army, because it might harm their safety. Fu*k you Mr Government. If I, a sane, intelligent, well educated, and socially integrated citizen want to play Manhunt or AvP, I will. While every person in the world is not literally equal, we all have the right to be treated equally. Regardless of race, religion, disability, and social class.

    I don't condone violence, but it is time for left wing governments to stop meddling in our own business, freedoms, and actions, or face the concequences.

    We gamers will not tolerate being told what to do, and what is good for us. Sooner or later we will draw our collective gamers thumbs, and turn them down on government for good, leading to an anarchic society where geeks and nerds prosper, and those who once controlled us live in fear of persecution and the wrath of fanboys across the Earth.

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    EB Games are running a petition now to get the R18+ rating put in...dunno how well its doing but i have already filled it out.

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    cant stand people like this. he's bringing this upon himself really, with all usual bullcrap claims that he makes.

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    I think violent video games can have a negative influence on some people.
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    So he should, hes a fool. I don't think a game like GTA could be worse then a movie like Texas's chain saw massacre to a 5 year old kid..

    Movies are just as bad as games, real life can be worse then games and movies. Its called Child Abuse or it can get even worse then that in real life..

    Theres no point in Aus having no R18 for games, it just means either the game which would off been R18 gets changed to R15, or the dev's have to change a little bit off the game to make it R15 then the parents are like "Oh its only R15, it ain't even R18 my kid can play that!" or something stupid.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gilly3 View Post
    agreed and done.

    on a side note, if he would just get his head out of his arse and put an R18+ rating on games he wouldnt have a problem.
    it just so simple...
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    Quote Originally Posted by timwaters2007 View Post
    Threats of violence usually happen when an individual or group removes and restricts a societies right to freedom and personal expression.

    Telling a group like gamers what is in their own interests is like telling a womans rights group that females should not be allowed to work for the police, fire services, or the national army, because it might harm their safety. Fu*k you Mr Government. If I, a sane, intelligent, well educated, and socially integrated citizen want to play Manhunt or AvP, I will. While every person in the world is not literally equal, we all have the right to be treated equally. Regardless of race, religion, disability, and social class.

    I don't condone violence, but it is time for left wing governments to stop meddling in our own business, freedoms, and actions, or face the concequences.

    We gamers will not tolerate being told what to do, and what is good for us. Sooner or later we will draw our collective gamers thumbs, and turn them down on government for good, leading to an anarchic society where geeks and nerds prosper, and those who once controlled us live in fear of persecution and the wrath of fanboys across the Earth.
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    What did he say to get the bikers in rage?

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    Quote Originally Posted by timwaters2007 View Post
    Threats of violence usually happen when an individual or group removes and restricts a societies right to freedom and personal expression.

    Telling a group like gamers what is in their own interests is like telling a womans rights group that females should not be allowed to work for the police, fire services, or the national army, because it might harm their safety. Fu*k you Mr Government. If I, a sane, intelligent, well educated, and socially integrated citizen want to play Manhunt or AvP, I will. While every person in the world is not literally equal, we all have the right to be treated equally. Regardless of race, religion, disability, and social class.

    I don't condone violence, but it is time for left wing governments to stop meddling in our own business, freedoms, and actions, or face the concequences.

    We gamers will not tolerate being told what to do, and what is good for us. Sooner or later we will draw our collective gamers thumbs, and turn them down on government for good, leading to an anarchic society where geeks and nerds prosper, and those who once controlled us live in fear of persecution and the wrath of fanboys across the Earth.
    There's a meeting at the docks tomorrow night at 11pm

    Your making a bold statement there! i agree with you 100% the aussie laws on video games are archaic at best and really should be revised

    Kind of reminds me of the old witch hunt stories in history someone would do something terrible and point the finger and blame something/someone else. Unfortunatly were stuck with the human condition and were all too eager to point the finger when we do something wrong to try and explain ourselves. Unfortunatly though as long as kids can get hold of guns and are willing to point and shoot. Video games and strangly enough metal music will always get the blame

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    Maybe we're so angry because we're being compared to disgruntled bikers?

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    An aboriginal friend and I were discussing this actually, he came up with the idea that during a debate with this man that I should look at him (my friend) and tell him he has no rights and being aboriginal he is not as intelligent and worthy as me since I am a whiteman and he should simply accept this and go beat the ground with sticks outside to which he would then reply "You are 100% correct, I am unworthy and unintelligent and I should accept this and not be foolish enough to desire or care about equal rights because you must be correct"


    We then laughed because we knew all that would happen would be my name plastered all over the papers as being racist and the point would be lost completly... he still wanted to do it though the *****
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    how about he gives microsoft or sony their gamer ID's and have those POS's banned


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    Threats of violence are a reasonable reply to threats of stripping away freedom. People should be afraid to promote the idea that government should be making its people's ethical choices for them. May the threats continue until this fascist piece of crap stops using the proposed stripping of rights of a sub-sect of society as a means to more campaign support from conservatives who would not be directly effected.

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