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Submitted by BozoLoco 571d ago | article

GTA V trailer raises fresh censorship concerns for Aussie gamers

Ninemsn games writes: Gamers have waited long and hard to see Grand Theft Auto V in action, and the gameplay trailer released overnight should satisfying those Los Santos cravings before September 18.

The trailer has raised fresh concerns about game classification in the country, however, following the banning of Saints Row IV and State of Decay. Whereas Saints Row IV was refused classification for implying sexual violence and illicit drug use, State of Decay only infringed with its depiction of drugs.

The GTA V gameplay unveiling lifts the lid on a stunning open game world, where players are free to roam unchained, parachute from mountain tops, race through city streets ... and even visit a medical marijuana dispensary. (Grand Theft Auto V, PS3, Xbox 360)

Dan50  +   571d ago
GTA V will be censored already before release most likely.
Anthotis  +   571d ago
Poor Aussies. I hope it's easy for them to bypass their repulsive censorship laws and order their games overseas.
Pisque  +   571d ago
They need a reform against censorship
RioKing  +   571d ago
LOL @ any disagrees. NO, lets just have them keep banning everything instead!! /s
nzbleach  +   571d ago
Just import it from us :)
Koyes  +   571d ago
Sucks for Aussie gamers. Great thing the PS3 is region free ;)
LAWSON72  +   571d ago
It is great that the PS4 will be region free also. Hopefully, they can get a fair price on an American or European copy
TongkatAli  +   571d ago
Yuuppppppp! Region free is amazing, glad you guys didn't get cut off from PS3 being region lock.
Dan50  +   571d ago
PS3 was region free as well.
TongkatAli  +   571d ago
Yupppppppppppp!
Audiggity  +   571d ago
"That's not censorship... THIS is censorship!" ~ Crocofilter Fundee
jessupj  +   571d ago
Guess I'll be importing the genuine, intended version from the UK or US instead of the gimped Aussie version, that is if it's even released.

The stupid thing is the 18+ classification was suppose to fix this long running joke of the gov telling fully grown adults what games they can and can't buy. Seems like it did sh*t all. I guess now we need an X rated classification.

Thank the Lord the PS3 is region free. Thank you Sony for enabling me to give a big F YOU to my Australian government and their draconian censorship. Sincerely... a passionate gamer.
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hemmo1986  +   571d ago
Doesn't bother me, I just import it off ebay, did it with mortal kombat and got the uncensored version of GTA IV
cunnilumpkin  +   571d ago
just get the pc version, it'll look 400x better, won't be covered in jaggies and run at 20 frames and you can make everyone naked and addicted to heroin if that's your thing with a mod or two
Bathyj  +   571d ago
What PC version?
B-radical  +   571d ago
They wont officially announce it for months after console release

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