I mean come on, we live in a society in which obviously under age teenagers can purchase alcohol from reputable bottle shops, buy cigarettes, get their hands on illegal drugs as well as pornographic content at the click of a button ("of course I'm 18"). All this and yet it is a video game that they feel is going to be damaging to children? Bullshit.
What makes it worse is that, it has been found time and time again in countless surveys that the average Australian gamer is between 25 - 30 years of age. Meaning that it is the 'mature' majority of the gaming community that is missing out on this heavily anticipated title because it apparently is worse than drugs and alcohol.
But wait, there's more. Suppose you were interested at maybe importing a copy for yourself from overseas. Forget it, Australian customs have spoken out, stating that they will be on the look out for 'suspicious' looking packages and will check anything that they believe to resemble a game. If someone is found attempting to import the game, they could face a fine of up to $110,000 dollars. What the fuck? I can see it now, customs officials searching frantically through bags, sifting through bags of pills and marijuana and tossing them aside in order to find the infamous Mortal Kombat. Please, what a joke.
Hopefully, Australia can eventually catch up with other countries and bring in a R18+ rating for video games, its about time we all grew up.