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The banning of Saints Row 4 and the problem with government standards of morality

MMGN writes: Unless you’ve been living under a rock you’ll have heard that Saints Row IV was given the big red stamp of disapproval from the Australian Government Classification Board. Unsurprisingly the game’s banning has to do with one of its many gratuitous weapons — in this case an anal probe — and the use of drugs, incentivised through reward.

The Refused Classification verdict has caused quite the furor among gamers and media commentators alike, although the response seems mixed as it treads the backwater of political pestering and the historical context of censorship in Australia.

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shivvy241125d ago

so i cant get this game cause of an anal probe ! we already have the R18 classification ! meh importing is simple !

ICC_061125d ago

It's all about how it was used "without context". You'll be able to run over hookers in GTA V because Rockstar will show it has context as a badass mo-fo and that there are consequences for doing that. Therefore, it's fine.

Stupid system.

nick3091125d ago

Countires are allowing really violent movies but when it comes to games they just wanna ban them , ****ed up world, i rather live with dinosours.

MRMagoo1231125d ago

IMHO the game looks like it has taken a wrong turn anyway, it used to be for me at least a light hearted version of gta games but now from what i have seem its gone completely of the tracks.I usually get each one but this time i was gonna give it a miss anyway.

trouble_bubble1125d ago

wtf Australia, it's tongue in cheek Saints Row, not Human Centipede The Game. Crikey

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