In our continued efforts to see both sides of the argument in Australia and elsewhere about the extreme content of some games we find this letter to the editor that says that many violent game defenders are being disingenuous.
The context is the ongoing debate in Australia about whether the country should finally allow video games to have the equivalent of an M rating, or in movie terms, an R rating, for video games. Currently, a game must be deemed suitable at least for a 15-year-old in Australia in order for the game to be classified by the nation's ratings board. Many games rated M in America have failed to meet this threshold, though the recent controversy over the very violent upcoming Aliens Vs. Predator appears to have ended with the game getting Australia's MA15+ rating.