Bryce Wilson of RipTen; "According to a recent news post by IGN, the latest and goriest entry into the Mortal Kombat franchise has been refused classification in Australia's outdated and problem riddled classification process..."
Poor Aussies. :(
Agreed. Sorry guys :(
Thats how MK should be. Extremely gory. Sad to hear for the Aussies, but otherwise this is good news lol.
Well... at least the Aussies still have those huggable and adorable koalas.
Just going to import it instead.
Thank god for imports, Aussies have it rough I think.
Might not be a good idea if you play online a lot. The lag is going to suck if it's P2P.
If its banned, does it mean its illegal to sell/purchase within the country, or illegal to have/own/play in the country. If the latter, doesnt that render Importing useless?
From a website who emailed a customer about their pre order. "Dear Customers, Thanks for pre-ordering Mortal Kombat. We’ve just been given some disappointing news from the distributor. The Office of Film and Literature Classification have made a unanimous ruling to ban Mortal Kombat for sale or import into Australia, as it is a unanimous decision we’ve been told they are unable to lodge an appeal. Unfortunately we will be cancelling your pre orders. We will keep your emails on file in case a modified version becomes available so we can notify you.
yep im an aussie to i guess im going to get it on ebay this is silly it really is the megadrive and snes version got released long time ago in australia now why sudden to banned this version well if anyone can keep me posted when its due out it would be helpful bubble up
Time for them to import
I don't understand the censorship. Pretty silly.
Its more like a lack of censorship. They dont have an R18 classification, so if its unsuitable for either 15-17, then its unsuitable for everyone.
Would not have got it anyway no loss.
Yeah but for your fellow people it is a loss.
Dammit. Now I actually want it.
Well, it looks like they are going to have to import them from the US or Europe, but what is it with Australia?!
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Its not good old fashion violence loving Aussie's like me who are the problem. "The classification system can be modified if there is agreement from the Commonwealth and all state and territory attorneys-general." But a spokesperson for Michael Atkinson, the South Australian Attorney-General, has confirmed that he will maintain his long-running opposition to the proposed system. "The Attorney-General remains very firmly opposed to introducing an R rating for computer games in Australia," the spokesperson said. Minister Atkinson would not consider an 18+ rating even if there were measures to protect children from being exposed to adult content, the spokesperson said. "He doubts whether any safeguards could be put in place to deter young people, who after all (are) the most computer literate and savvy in our society, from being able to access material." Michael Atkinson, the South Australian Attorney-General. One man who thinks he knows better than everyone else. This little Hilter is telling grown adults what they can and cant play, a pretty stupid concept in this day and age when anyone can jump on the internet and see any sort of depravity they like. Its all part of the notion this outdated relic subscribes to that videogames are just for kids. And the truth is, many parents will buy kids an MA+15 rated game anyway, because they know nothing about the issue and they figure if it was that bad, it would be R rated. You see Mick, you're not protecting anyone. You're hampering the ability of parents to make an INFORMED decision. Pretty ironic when you consider the OFLC's motto is "Informing you of your choices." More like DICTATING your choices.
Michael Atkinson hasn't been the SA attorney general for quite some time now ;) In fact, now that he's gone, they're hoping to get the R18+ rating approved in July: http://n4g.com/news/703824/...
And people thought New Zealand was strict on violent games lol its tame compared to Australia.
mother f#$%er..... looks like im importing then. @Bathyj: its not atkinson anymore, hes gone. i cant remember what the latest was on why the R18 didnt get introduced, but it is still an ongoing thing that is on the cards.
I'm guessing Australians aren't allowed to have any fun.
Wellllllll that's BS. I say... I should be allowed to trade aa few banned games for an Aussie or two.
Sorry, guess I'm nearly as out of date as he his. ;P He WAS (past tense) the reason an R rating was held back, maybe thats why theres been a recent push to get it happening again. I guess like anything in government, its a slow process. PS I still hate him. We'd have an R rating by now if not for him. Damn, we could have played Manhunt 2.
Good news is the rating board just ousted Kabal and Quan chi as playable characters so :)
That's unfortunate for you guys. Good thing PS3 games are region free.
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