In Pictures: Zombie gamers re-infest Sydney

Gamers dress as zombies to raise awareness about the lack of an R18+ rating for video games in Australia

Up to 500 gamers hit sydney dressed as zombies to raise awareness about the lack of an R18+ rating for video games in Australia. A similar protest was staged in the same city last year.

The protest began at Hyde Park Fountain last Saturday and lumbered through Sydney, informing the public of the need for a higher classification rating, and causing hysteria in others.

The push for an R18+ classification is long. with lobby groups failing for a decade to convince the Federal Government to introduce the measure.

Video games are banned from sale in Australia if they exceed the maximum MA15+ classification. Gamers and industry advocates say a higher rating will prevent the sale of violent games to minors and put Australia's law on par with other countries including the US, the UK and New Zealand. Opponents argue exposure to violent media causes aggression within participants.

With the US Supreme Court currently debating a ban on violent video games, we think we need to send the outbreak northward...

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