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Why Can't Saints Row IV Wiggle Past Australian Classification?

Mike writes, "I don't know; I guess it's the Australian government's business how they conduct this sort of thing within their borders, but it feels like they're kind of missing the mark. There's nothing inherently wrong with them imposing standards on video games -- that's their right. However, by going after a game as silly and unsubstantial as Saints Row IV, they're just kind of opening themselves up to ridicule with their reactionary response and apparent lack of due diligence towards content versus context."

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CrossingEden1038d ago

because there are giant floppy dildo weapons and the ability to get naked and fly around

pr0t0typeknuckles1038d ago

i feel bad for australian gamers,on one side you cant get a game just because there is something innapropraite in it even though the game clearly shouldnt be sold to children anyway,and if you do get the game,its gonna cost you a lot,at least they can play some of the m rated games now ever since that law passed,but its not fair at all.

MikeEaton1038d ago

I totally get that it's not for kids. I'm a parent, and I think a ratings system is very important. The thing is that it was supposed to be rated for people over 18 only. It's quite the thing for a democratic country to say a game is unsuitable for adults.

It's too bad all around.

GentlemenRUs1038d ago

Open account somewhere else/Get a friend > Buy/Pay friend for SR4 > Gift it to other account > Redeem it.

Wasn't that hard now was it?

kingPoS1038d ago

Umm... smuggle the game from oversees, failing that buy a PSN card and use with the appropriate account.

LKHGFDSA1038d ago (Edited 1038d ago )

WTF, this is my first time hearing about this.
I thought we got R18 ratings to avoid this sh**.
We only got the rating a few months ago too.

jessupj1038d ago

That's what I was thinking, weird.

O well, I'll just import from the UK and give a big fk you to the Australian government.