Australian Classification Board Calls For Focus Groups

The past week has been an especially hectic one in the world of video game classification. One after the other, both Saints Row IV and State of Decay were refused classification by the Australian Classification Board, marking the first “bannings”, so to speak, since the R18+ Rating was introduced at the start of the year. Though if you’re feeling particularly irked by all this, or even irked by the rampant inconsistency the ACB seem to display on an almost regular basis, you can apply to change that. Sort of. The Australian Classification Board are calling for people to join a focus group to consult on a range of media classification matters.

It’s very simple to join – all you need to do is fill out a form and shoot it off to the ACB. You won’t need to be based in Sydney to take advantage of this either – the ACB will cover what they deem as “reasonable” costs to get you over there, but you won’t be paid to actually be a part of the focus group. That’s it. It’s that simple. So go on and register – any chance you can have to change the system or at least fix up the inconsistencies would be appreciated by everyone. You’ve got just about three weeks to do so – applications close on the 22nd of July, 2013.