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Mum of two launches campaign to ban a Playstation game that involves domestic violence and child abuse.

The Change.org petition, which was started by a QLD mum, reads “Stop video game Detroit: Become Human, depicting child abuse being sold in Australia”.

“In some scenes the father is seen choking the housekeeper by the neck and hitting her with a fist, and going upstairs to beat his daughter with a belt.  At one point you can see him place his dead daughters body on the bed whilst saying “it’s all over now, daddy isn’t angry anymore”.

The National Association for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect has called on Australian stores not to stock it.  However there are Australian retailers already taking pre-orders for this violent and disturbing game.

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Family violence is a big issue in this country and is not something that should ever be considered ‘entertainment.  Retired psychologist Dr Glenn Cupit said that “games like this are worse than films as they are immersive and involve young people in the act of violence”.

When we have one woman a week being killed by family violence in Australia we do not need this fantasy violence adding to an already violent society.

Shame on SONY for allowing the release of such filth, and I call on Australia to take a stand against it and ban it from sales on our shores.”

Sign the petition HERE.

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  • I’d like to ban all violent games – think that’s one of the reasons for the less respect being shown by younger people these days. Surely games can be made that are interesting without violence, shooting people, or beating them up.

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  • I agree that it should be banned. Abuse is not OK and should be depicted in a game.

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  • I have signed the petition. What a disgrace Sony!!

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  • OMG, what are these corporations thinking? I already have an issue with the gaming content targeted at children and this just absolutely crosses the line. signing petition now.

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  • This is not a game. This is planting evil thoughts into the head of players.
    Why would Australian retailers already taking pre-orders for this violent and disturbing game ??

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  • Good on this mother! What on earth are people thinking when developing games?


    • Thank you. This is my petition and I appreciate the support!!

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  • This is horrendous. Absolutely not right! Petition signed!

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