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    3FL Online Gaming Network

    Outrage over 'gory' Zombie game ban - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

    So the big news doing the rounds today, is the classification, or rather lack of classification handed down for Left 4 Dead 2 this morning. The Australian Classification Board has Refused Classification of Valve's upcoming second zombie shooting adventure - Left 4 Dead 2.
    The Classification web site has limited details on their web site about the game being Refused Classification, with no reasons stated for it being refused, but its probably easy to guess it will be related to the graphical intensity associated with killing zombies which represent a "human-like" figure. Obviously Left 4 Dead made it into Australia without issue, but one of the changes in the sequel is going to include usage of various melee weaponry (e.g. like the chainsaw pictured above), so this is probably what partly has the game falling afoul of the Classification Review Board.

    So where to from here? The likely process is that Electronic Arts in conjunction with Valve will appeal and/or make changes to address the concerns that prevented the game being classified.
    Originally posted by Abuse this
    Get a load of this pussy, he wouldn't travel back in time to murder a baby.

  • #2
    Noooo.... the previews for that looks wikid as, doesnt really look that much more graphic then the current one.... stupid govo ppl

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    • #3
      From here? You order it from NZgames in new zealand who will rate it, import it and has the same region code as Aus.



      "Always out-numbered, never out-gunned"

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      • #4
        Yet again the OFLC fucks it up, they rate films with similar types of violence, yes including zombie flicks, yet gamers in australia get fucked over again.

        These are the buttmunchers responsible :

        OFLC Board Members

        Most of them are under 40, and there are at leat 4 that I will bet $ to donuts have never played a video game of any sort in their life.

        The nanny state strikes again, thank you oh governement body for denying me the right, yet again, to choose what I want to play.

        This is a perfect case for why there should be a R18+ rating for games, we have them for films, either that or remove R rating for flicks.

        Oh well, you can always give the oflc a "fuck you" and get the game anyway head here, based accross the ditch, prices are often cheaper by a good margin when you take into account exchange rate and shipping, than going to a EB or somesuch.

        Eg L4D2 will be NZ$89.99 + $9.56 shipping @ current exchange rate it will be AUD$81.37
        DO NOT TOUCH - Probably the most unsettling thing to read in braille.

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        • #5
          Don't blame the OFLC.
          Honestly they have a bunch of guidlines that they need to stick to.

          Blame that useless old cunt Michael Atkinson.
          c o o l s t o r y b r o

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          • #6
            Originally posted by mekon View Post
            So where to from here?
            Give Australia an R rating for games.
            Fucksake.

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            • #7
              Hah, the nanny country in more than one way . Omn of the major arguments against an R-class include the ability for kids to get their hands on software and circumvent the ratings system.

              This is also why alcohol, tobacco, porn and violent movies have also been outlawed.

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              • #8
                Won't we be able to buy it over steam regardless? Or will it not be available because of this.

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                • #9
                  What's the big deal? It's a pc title, so no region coding, so order it from overseas.

                  Or does Steam region its services?
                  Originally posted by Dragunov-21
                  If you want me to answer a question, I want you to ask one that doesn't put words in my mouth that were never there.

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                  • #10
                    steam regions it's services. there is no way i have found to bypass the regioning either...but then again i have not tried very ahrd. I could be wrong.

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                    • #11
                      ^but for those on consoles
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Drenelin View Post
                        Hah, the nanny country in more than one way . Omn of the major arguments against an R-class include the ability for kids to get their hands on software and circumvent the ratings system.

                        This is also why alcohol, tobacco, porn and violent movies have also been outlawed.
                        Yes and no, the stores do not enforce the reg's, I have seen kids weel tounger than 15 buying MA15+ games, on other occasions I have seen parents buying them for their kids, and the kids are in the store. If the regs were enforced then the rating system for games would make sense.

                        One of supposed reasons that L4D2 was knocked back was that the player has the ability to use melee weapons against human like characters, well have a look at the melee weapons available in TF2, you use them against more human looking characters than they are in L4D2.

                        Originally posted by Dragunov-21 View Post
                        What's the big deal? It's a pc title, so no region coding, so order it from overseas.

                        Or does Steam region its services?
                        I am not 100% certain but there appears to be no region coding on games DVD's, I have bought games online from a store in Thailand, full enlgish versions to boot, and no dramas there.

                        Because it has been refused a classification it is not legal to sell it in Australian "bricks and mortar" stores. However the steam store is not based in Australia, so I reckon it will be available for purchase. This will be interesting to watch.
                        DO NOT TOUCH - Probably the most unsettling thing to read in braille.

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                        • #13
                          yep console..
                          Originally posted by Abuse this
                          Get a load of this pussy, he wouldn't travel back in time to murder a baby.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by MottBoxx View Post
                            steam regions it's services. there is no way i have found to bypass the regioning either...but then again i have not tried very ahrd. I could be wrong.
                            You could always use a steam emulator, but then you'd only be able to LAN it, I'd imagine.

                            And didn't realise it was coming out on consoles, my bad.
                            Originally posted by Dragunov-21
                            If you want me to answer a question, I want you to ask one that doesn't put words in my mouth that were never there.

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                            • #15
                              It's illegal to sell in Aus, not illegal to use.
                              c o o l s t o r y b r o

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