Australian parents riled up over House of the Dead: Overkill

By Stephany Nunneley, Thursday, 19 March 2009 22:40 GMT

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An Australian parents’ group is upset over the rating given to Sega shooter House of the Dead: Overkill for Wii. Apparently, MA15+ is not steep enough.

Guinness recently awarded the game a record for “most swearing in a videogame,” and this is what has caused the uproar down under.

“The gaming industry has been mischievously misrepresenting the classification system on this issue”, said Pro Family Perspective director Angela Conway.

“I feel very distressed that a large number of teenagers and adults would play this game and soak up this amount of sexually aggressive violence and aggressively violent language.

“We need to draw a deep breath and look at the research, which will show a need to scale back this level of violence. Given the increasing amount of knowledge now available of the effects of exposure to intense levels of violence on the adolescent brain, we should be reviewing the level of violence the MA15+ classification now allows.”

Australia doesn’t have an 18 rating for games.

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