Speaking on ABC News, Michael Atkinson, Australia's controversial Attorney General defended the decision to ban the new Aliens vs. Predator game down under, saying that "You don't need to be playing a game in which you impale, decapitate and dismember people."
Atkinson also justified the fact that Australia doesn't have an 18+ or adult rating for games.
"This is a question of a small number of very zealous gamers trying to impose their will on society. And I think harm society. It's the public interest versus the small vested interest."
"I accept that 98 per cent, 99 per cent of gamers will tell the difference between fantasy and reality, but the 1 per cent to 2 per cent could go on to be motivated by these games to commit horrible acts of violence," he added.
On the opposing front, and in the same ABC News feature, Australia's Interactive Games and Entertainment Association CEO Ron Curry, said that "it doesn't seem democratic that a single Attorney General should be able to dictate what the vast Australian population can interact with."
"The government trusts us to be adults with films, but they only want us to be children with games," the Australian IGEA CEO concluded.