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Posts tagged “Australian Games Fascism”

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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The Dongs Are Back In Town: SR4 Australia

You just can't stop the twists and turns in the Saints Row 4 classification story. After being refused twice on different builds of the game a third and final submission has been made. This time, according to local distributor All Interactive Entertainment, it has just the right combination of sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll to somehow deserve only an MA15+ rating. Jumping two brackets (skipping…

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Trouble Down Under: Saints Row 4 Refused Classification

Men (and women) have been At Work, Down Under, attempting to classify dildo-filled absurdity-fest Saints Row IV. They have finally... come.... to a conclusion. "In the Review Board’s opinion, Saints Row IV could not be accommodated within the R 18+ classification as drug use related to incentives and rewards is not permitted." You better run, you better take cover.

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Australia Joins Left 4 Dead 2 Boycott

You know you've hit a raw nerve when a goverment classification board decides to join a boycott of your game. So when Australia's Classification board refuses a certification for Left 4 Dead 2 because Valve are RIPPING OFF THE KIDS you know you've... actually, no, I've misread this again. They've banned it because it's a violent videogame and Australia has some of the most agreeably…

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Australia To Ban Rest Of World, Probably.

This is pretty much straight news-blogging. It'd be easy to editorialise on it, but I suspect you know exactly what I'm going to say. Australia is already known for its lack of an actual real 18/R rating, so banning any game that would get over a 15 here. It's also known for its [forwarding - Ed] net-censoring, with active network-level blocking of sites [being proposed…

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