Recently, conservative columnist Miranda Devine published an article blaming the Australian Christian Lobby's efforts to prevent a R18+ rating for video games from being introduced for the "abhorrent" content in House of The Dead: Overkill
. Her argument is that the game is far too graphic and profane for an MA15+ rating and that the game could've easily deserved an R18+ rating if the ACL hadn't been lobbying against it.
Personally, I think she spends a little too much of the article telling us how disgusting she thinks HotD is and how it really should be rated R and too little time explaining how the current classification system causes this situation and who is standing in the way of progress. It's kinda difficult to take seriously the indignation of a journalist who describes as "unspeakable" a scene that they then go on to describe in detail
Still, do you think she's right? Is she arguing for a just cause, albeit possibly not in the best manner? Is this article really going to do anything other than suggest to politicans another game they can lobby to have retroactively banned?