So what did you see? Indian head.. or Eskimo??
How about this then? Is the square pinched in? or really straight?
Perception is in the eye of the beholder and it works the same with Censorship.
The people in charge of these seem to be of an older generation that isn’t familiar with the newer demographic and the style of games, movies and other entertainment they grew up with because they rate the violence and revealing of certain body parts in the same category of “corrupting the young”
This theory makes people who aren’t as knowledgeable on the subject agree as they see it from their own perspective, they respond with the knowledge they know and see one side and not the other side.
Several movie directors employ the use of black and white scenes in violent parts of the movie to make the impact lessen. This is smart deployment of partial censorship to make it more pleasing to the eyes of those that grew up against the notion of violence and it cunningly to ease their minds.
I honestly thought I had more to say on this subject but my mind betrays me..
So i’ll leave you with your thoughts and an image
Well this IS a surprise!
After so so long, the Australian government decided to look past its cynical ideals on the “homocidal” maniacs it might create with the induction of the R18 law on games.
Sure you still have to be over that age to buy the games, but it is good that they decided we’re responsible enough to decide for ourselves what is game and what is life. Silly I know, how irritated I get at this issue but it really is a really silly idea. Everywhere else seems to have it and they’re not all maniacs… except really America (scuse me while I duck from the American bricks) … jokes…
Anyway, we can finally hope to see such titles as Mortal Kombat and Manhunt here and the other games that have been refused classification
EDIT: Well this is derp for me >.< apparently it only passed the lower house BUT its still better than nothing riiiight?
LECTURE EDIT: This issue has been going on for decades, I mean seriously, Australia is the only developed country without R18 ratings on video games. The silo model discussed in our latest lecture is old, almost too old to contain the material for the newer gaming community.
The government is still tied down to the regulations in the ’90s. That’s before the ps2 was even conceived. Kinda silly right? But we stick to the things that work, so it seems until someone initiates change, we aint gonna see much change here.
For those that do not know, this is SOPA. It was introduced by U.S. Representative, Lamar S. Smith, as a method of keeping tabs on what people are up to and banning access to those sites that they deem “dangerous” to the common man.
When presented like this, it could possibly be mistaken as a rather good idea, harmless even.. and that is what makes it so SO much more dangerous than most of the other bills that have been tried to pass. In the past this has surfaced so many times that it’s almost laughable to try and count the times, but this time it was cunningly introduced so slyly.. so gently, that those not… acquainted with the internet blindly gave their support. Even many larger companies like EA gave their support for a while until they realised what it was doing and pulled out.
The other act that was pushed in with SOPA was PIPA which in shortened terms was a “watered down” version of SOPA, honestly… it wasn’t much better.
For those quite acquainted with these two acts.. it provides a earful of irritation… trying to show reason to those not in the know, and being shown an earful of downright derp back.
As of this moment, it seems these two have been shoved back on the shelf, to the relief of many-a-bored teenager and student alike.
Cheers and thanks for listening, and if you have any more input… feel free to leave a comment at the bottom!
G’day there folks.
My name is Josh, I’m a 21 year old Uni student studying Media studies and, as such, I’ve been asked to write a blog documenting my own theories and research in a leading media issue…
The one I’ve decided to pour my time into is something I’m quite passionate about and that would be the idea of Censorship in Internet and Gaming.
Being a passionate gamer myself and avid internet browser,so this issue irritates me to no end, so I’m looking forward to sharing with you guys and gals just what my opinion is on this issue and I plan on keeping you up to date with this pressing concern!