South Australian Attorney-General Michael Atkinson says the upcoming state election will see a "real contest" in his seat of Croydon. Atkinson has also taunted Gamers 4 Croydon - the pro R18+ party challenging him - by predicting they will engage in "criminal activities and dirty tricks" during the campaign.
Speaking to Gamespot, Atkinson took several pot shots at Gamers 4 Croydon and party founder David Doe, pointing out that the party has yet to name a candidate 60 days out from the election and that "their website is full of memorabilia but not much else."
He then fell ever-so-slightly short of accusing gamers of being criminals.
"I assume the Gamers4Croydon campaign will involve criminal activities and dirty tricks, which is what I've come to expect from gamers," Atkinson said.
"But that's not to say I'm not treating this seriously; I’m out there working on the basis that this is a real contest."
Doe told Gamespot he wasn't surprised by Atkinson's remarks.
"It's a completely ridiculous statement. This is a serious issue and we're running a serious campaign. We don't need to use dirty tricks."
Read more of the verbal stoush at the link below.
Atkinson slams Gamers 4 Croydon [Gamespot]