ITWire reports "On New Years Day Australia’s new R18+ adults-only video game category came into force. Games with the new rating can only be bought or rented by people over 18.
Despite the uniform rating system across the country, differences still exist between the states. Only South Australia and Western Australia have conditions on how R18+ games are displayed for sale or hire, and penalties for breaching the classification rules vary considerably."
Mixed result but overall it's good news. Finally, Australia is out of the dark ages in gaming censorship. Game developers won't be banned or have to make special "cut" versions for our market and can just concentrate on providing the best gaming adult experience money can buy.