Michael Atkinson has been getting a lot of flak recently, as the Attorney General held responsible for the recent string of censorship and video game banning in Australia. In a recent interview with ABC TV’s Good Game, Atkinson spoke out on his immovable stance against the possibility of the country adopting an R18+ rating, and how he expects bodily harm more from gamers than other, more conceptually dangerous, groups like bikers.
“I feel that my family and I are more at risk from gamers than we are from the outlaw motorcycle gangs who also hate me and are running a candidate against me,” said Atkinson. “The outlaw motorcycle gangs haven’t been hanging around my doorstop at 2 A.M. A gamer has.”
And, speaking on the Electronics Boutique sponsored political movement “Grow Up Australia” (which advocates the adoption of the 18+ rating), the Attorney General commented that it was like the community was whining, “Give us more cruel sex and extreme violence!”