The original version of Saints Row IV is still effectively banned in Australia after a three-member panel of the Classification Review Board unanimously determined that the game should be Refused Classification due to in-game drug use.
seems that Australians dont like running around with pink dildos :)... on serious note, it is sad that some people still must live in communism and suffer some dumb limitations, just because some idiot thinks so... epic fail.
We don't live in communism... Australia as a whole just isn't a big embracer of games. Which is weird, because our indie scene is really active. The creators of Fruit Ninja and Jetpack Joyride are here. A friend put it perfectly a few years ago: "Australian culture doesn't give a crap about anything unrelated to sports or beer."
the "communism thing" was sort of a joke.. we all know its not like that.. but still.. it works kinda same...
looks like i'm importing it then
That's a shame. If gaming gets banned in Australia at the near future I won't be surprised about it at all.
nice lips "wink wink"
Stupid. If they can do it in movies and TV shows, why not games? And what's the point of an R18+ rating if stuff is still getting censored?
That's not cool. I feel bad for our Australian brethren. Don't they have an 18 rating now? What's the point of having if it you aren't going to use it? Your (Australians, specifically) government is making decisions for competent 18 year-olds. What kind of fuckery is that? Kind of reminds me of some of the nanny states that try to ban or tax video games here in the US. What's up with you guys and drug use? As if it doesn't happen. Everywhere.
Drug use...baaad. Gun and Violence, meh.
This Pisses me off to no end! Fuck sake we are old enough to play what we want! If drugs is the problem, how the hell is Breaking Bad not banned here? Movies are more accessible then games are! R18 is just ma15+.
I have no idea why our country is so stupid. Honestly, we are treated like children when it comes to games, all because of religious groups and strict parents that ruin it for everyone. EVEN THOUGH WE HAVE R18+ whatever, its almost half the price to import overseas from the UK for me!
Buy a US psn card/s log in to a US account and buy it from the store. Enjoy.
And yet, they approve games like GTA and Modern Warfare. If it's not because of the killing, not because of the comedy, not because of the language, what are they censoring? I tell you what: a difuse feel of perversion. They can't really touch it, yet they fear the medium for boundaries they don't understand.
Fuck my life. We have an R18+ rating for games now. WHY
Sweet zombie Jesus, wtf is the point of having an R rating? Looks like instead of spending my money on a videogame with drugs in it I'll have to go out and buy some actual drugs.
And thus we continue to import honestly we fought 10 years for this rating and this how they repay us. Honestly its the retailer that's missing out and just to make feel like a punch in the face. but why the hell well would you buy an au version which is more expensive. when you can get it overseas its cheaper and uncut
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