Like a modern day Omega Man, Mr Atkinson believes he is protecting Australians from the outside evil that is the 'Family' of mature content video-game developers and publishers.
The Swiss government has passed a resolution restricting the sale of mature games to minors unopposed. Effectively this makes it illegal to purchase any video-game that either does not carry a PEGI (the European rating system) age rating and adds extra levels of responsibility for ID checking when mature games are purchased.
Prior to this legislation, a voluntary system of age and ID checking was in place with retailers since late 2009.
All of this makes good sense, and is the basis for the much of the argument for having a rating system that encompasses mature content titles, but Mr Atkinson may be thrilled to learn that a second resolution was passed, to be presented to parliament in Switzerland.
The Swiss Law Commission is currently inviting input from retail and industry groups into this proposed law change. The change is to ban outright video-game titles involving violence or adult content.
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