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Posts tagged “Australian Classification Board”

We Happy Few dodges Australian censor’s ban

Australian censors have lifted an effective ban on We Happy Few, deciding after an appeal that its depiction of a fictional drug does warrant an adults-only 'R18+' rating but isn't so bad that the game should be illegal to sell in the country. Australia's Classification Board had objected to its drug 'Joy', which keeps the dystopian survival game's city in hallucinatory bliss so residents don't…

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Hotline Miami 2: Rating Board “Incorrectly Portrays” Game

The publishers and developer of Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number have responded to the game being refused classification in Australia saying they are "concerned and disappointed" by the Classification Board's treatment of the game. In a blog post the publisher Devolver and developer Dennaton contest several of the elements of the board's report. First up is Midnight Animal – the movie set scene which the…

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Hotline Miami 2 Refused Classification In Australia

Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number has been refused classification in Australia, joining the likes of Left 4 Dead 2 and Saints Row IV. The report by the Australian Classification Board cites a visual depiction of implied sexual violence as part of their decision to refuse the game classification. Kotaku Australia obtained a copy of the report which contained this segment about the scene (warning: description…

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