Until very recently, Australia's Classification Board refused to grant a rating to any video game they deemed "mature," effectively banning everything from Dark Sector to Blitz: The League. The problem could be traced back to archaic legislation from the '80s, a time when today's murder simulators were still mere blips in future game developers' twisted young minds. The gamers of Australia cried out for decades, but their pleas fell on the deaf ears of one man: former South Australian Attorney-General Michael Atkinson, who blocked every attempt to change the outdated legislation until stepping down in 2010. His reasoning? "Think of the children."
10. Michael Atkinson