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2.16.2006
  Game Banned In Australia For 'Promoting Graffiti'
The Sydney Morning Herald is reporting that 'Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure' has been banned in Australia. The game involves battling the authorities to overthrow corrupt officials using only street fighting skills and graffiti.

The decision was endorsed last night by the Federal Attorney-General, Philip Ruddock, who had asked the board to review of the game's MA15+ classification after local councils and state governments voiced concerns that the game would promote graffiti.

I guess its okay to run around killing people(HALO) but a game about tagging a building with some spraypaint and your BANNED. Its disturbing to see that freedom around the world is slowly eaten away in the guise of promoting illegal activities.

Again, another government stepping in where parents and society in general should be the authority.

Isn't it ironic though that the point of the game is to fight government corruption and promote freedom of expression. I guess kids will have to stick to the real thing instead of living vicariously through virtual expression.
 
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