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Drug Free In Fallout 3

I have some Vicadun. Almost as good.

Fallout 3 has removed all references to real-world drugs, in order to appease the Australian classification boards, and in turn, the rest of the world’s. Edge Online reports that Bethesda, needing to get around the decision to refuse to even rate FO3 down under, has agreed to remove names of drugs like morphine from the game.

The Australian Office of Film and Literature Classification (there’s a clue in the name) had announced that they would be refusing FO3 a rating due to its content, which in turn would have meant it wouldn’t be stocked and sold in Oz. The office explained, “material promoting or encouraging proscribed drug use” is refused classification. Not material in film and literature, obviously – that would be crazy! But in games it’s simply too much.

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