Australia strikes back: GTA IV pre-orders canceled, imports inevitable

The year's most highly-anticipated video game, Grand Theft Auto IV, hits stores on April 29 but many Australian gamers have cancelled their orders.

Already angered by the price of the blockbuster in Australia - $120 compared to $US60 ($64) in North America - gamers have reacted with outrage to news that developer Rockstar has edited the game for Australia in order to obtain an MA15+ rating.

Many gamers said they cancelled their orders with Australian shops and will import a cheaper, uncut version, flouting the law.

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Fishy Fingers3509d ago

Good for them! F**k censorship and F**k the Man!

Crazyglues3508d ago (Edited 3508d ago )

This makes no sense... I would not want to be forced to have to buy an edited version of the game. That just sucks...

So I don't blame them, this is the dumbest thing Rockstar has ever done. After having to pay all that money for the game you then get an edited version... wow

Australia I don't know what's going on over there, but they are doing you guys dirty, that's just not right.

Doctor Who3508d ago (Edited 3508d ago )

your(Fishy Fingers)going to get banned to the 'open zone' for saying that:D
thats censorship to :-(

PSN-JeRzYzFyNeSt3508d ago

its there countries fault for being stict not rockstar dumb kids..

fenderputty3508d ago (Edited 3508d ago )


/writes a couple more bills for "the man" as well.

Gazman3508d ago

Yep screw them all, i'm importing I got dark sector import now gta4 and most likely many more games until a R rating comes in

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nbsmatambo3508d ago

it isnt R*'s fault, its Australia's fault cuz the dont have MA18+ atings for their games

resistance1003509d ago

Right on.

Why should the most expensive version of a game, have the less content. Feel free to import from US and Europe.

Thats what i love most about the PS3/PSP, the freedom to play any game from anywhere

moneymaker3509d ago

I don't care about the edited version im gonna buy my Aussie version and if I have any problem with it ill import the US version from play-asia. I also read the OFLC rating site and the game still contains Strong violence, Strong coarse language, Drug and sexual references so the edits can't be that extreme even Rockstar said they wouldn't release the game here if it affected the game in any way.


muhameds3509d ago

Way to go Aussies, don't take this crap, fight back!

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