Many Aussies were devastated by last month's news that Fallout 3 had been refused classification (effectively banning it from release). There have been several casualties of Australia's archaic videogame ratings system over the years but few have been as highly anticipated as Fallout 3 (picked as IGN's Game of Show at this year's E3). Speaking to retail today we were told that Fallout 3 will be released mid-October with its references to specific drugs altered.
The reason Fallout 3 was banned was because it contained references to real drugs like morphine. It is likely that all Bethesda has had to do is rename the drugs as fictional substances to allow it to be successfully classified for sale.