Liberal Democrat Senator David Leyonhjelm questions the ban of Outlast 2 in Australia
Go, Senator Leyonhjelm!
Liberal Democrat leader David Leyonhjelm has used his Senate time to discuss his objections to Outlast 2 being refused classification in Australia.
“Take, for example, the ban on the sale of the latest instalment of a popular video game called Outlast 2,” Leyonhjelm said.
“This video game takes place in a fantasy world involving all kinds of creatures, both human and non-human. The mere suggestion of an out-of-screen encounter between a creature and a human character was enough to get it banned altogether by the Australian Classification Board.
“All of this operates on the false assumption that people who play video games are impressionable children who would play out anything they saw. Yet the internet is awash with all manner of unpleasant images involving real people — not computer-generated images — while violent crime around the world is in decline.
“How is it that adults are not trusted to make choices about video games, and yet, they are allowed to vote?”
You can watch Leyonhjelm’s full address below.
Outlast 2 was planned for late April release on Windows PC, Xbox One and PS4.