Gamespot: Australian Customs and Border Protection Service adds refused classification fighter to blacklist; copies detected to be confiscated, fines up to A$110,000 issued.
Now I'm NOT allowed to import it?! That's a little too extreme.
lol what if they go to new zealand and buy it there
Still, you cant bring it into the country Another reason why NZ > Australia :P
Nah, Australia's better 'bro'. Why do you think so many of them come and live here?
lol, yeah right pal. all you got is some nice landscapes, and Mt. Doom.
Australia wins simply because it is geologically stable... apart from the droughts... the floods...bush fires... cyclones... and the blistering hot 45 degree Celsius summers (which i fucken love)... its 10x more stable then NZ Plus we can pronunciate the English language properly
thats out rages man i think they should put 18+ games here in australia i support the idea we should fight it all the way to the goverment
"out rages" - sorry, I just had to lol :P
lets see what zangief kid has to say about this.
keep that shit outta my country... for once i agree with the government. Fighting games suck arse, its just a little known fact. And while they are at it ban that fucken sponge bob cunt.
I love it!
My God! My question would be if there was anything the people could actually DO about this sort of thing that would at least tell the government over there that they are not going to take their gov't acting like the parents. I'm sure there's SOME civilized way they could show that these people are replaceable (only issue is the risk of having people exactly like the ones they are replacing...well, REPLACE them). I've never known Australia to be a dictatorship, but this is just getting ridiculous, and the people there have to start doing more than just saying how pissed off they are. If you're pissed off, then SHOW us something to tell us that you're not going to take it anymore. You can talk all you want about what the government does, but if you see it falling on deaf ears, then you have to do something else. Look at Libya and Wisconsin. Their governments are letting them down, and have no intentions to care what anyone else thinks. But they aren't going onto message boards to describe their plight. Libya took to the damn streets and demonstrated so much that it made one person step down, and another to show just how disgusting of a human being he really is. Wisconsin teachers marched to the capitol to protest about that union bill, and they are getting major attention and are getting LOTS of money and signatures for the recall of the governor and senators that are responsible for what they have done to them. You really think they would've made a difference by sitting on their asses and took it. HELL NO! It's like this: Okay, we KNOW how this government is with this kind of stuff! We've known this for YEARS! And yet, these Aussies seem to like the torture because they allow it to continue! Until they do something about it, this process will never change!
Yeah, because the issues of gamers are really comparable to the cruel human right violations and massacres that are taking place in Libya. *rolls eyes* Gamers HAVE been trying to get the R18+ rating passed. They've been trying for years. Petitions (one of them was an official petition set up by a political group), letters to parliament, gamers disussing the issue with politicians, public demonstrations... Heck, there was even a new political party formed who's goal solely revolve around gamer issues. Sadly, they didn't get enough votes to gain even a single seat - THAT'S how small a minority "hardcore" gamers who care about this issue are. We're seen as such a tiny group the politicians simply don't care. And here's the catch... Every state's attorney general needs to agree with the R18+ rating law for it to be passed. And there has always been at least one who disagreed with it. The matter is once again being discussed in parliament this May, but whether or not it will be passed is uncertain. So please don't assume that Aussie gamers are sitting on their asses and "allowing it to continue". We're sick of the lack of R18+ rating, and if we could do anything more about it, we would. And yes, it sucks that games are being banned, but we're far from being a fucking dictatorship. Jeez.
Are you suggesting i set fire to a kindergarden? I'm pretty sure that would get world wide attention... Or i could start a hate campaign towards politicians and declare every Tuesday a politician skull crushing day... but something tells me that may just catch on
I'm not saying that. Note that I said CIVILIZED way! @Pozzle: Well, I think more needs to be done. Someone needs to get on their asses and tell them that they CAN be replaced, and if they don't listen to the masses, they soon WILL! I wouldn't underestimate a minority if I were them!
They are telling you that said "someone" is a minority who can't even elect the alternative for one seat .
Thats just illegal
No it isn't. If it has been refused clarification then it is by definition outlawed. There are certain types of XXX material that they are allowed to block because it is illegal/refused clasification. It's essentially the same thing.
"Australian customs to seize Mortal Kombat imports" It looks like some people are getting stomped in the face here.... What's wrong with the Australian government?!
We got a Female Bogan Ranga for Prime Minister, need i say more. Who just recently licked every Americans arsehole and actually asked for more. Its actually Illegal here to NOT vote when an election is being held... you must vote, thats how fucked we are. Love my country love its culture love its people... but the hate i harbour towards my country's leaders is bordering the lines of hell and all its fury.
its getting pretty bad. for a few years now ive been thinking get out while you can. yes, ill be importing it. and if they give me a fine, ill go broke in court/commision/uprising before a cent hits that fine... and then its off to mexico
That is just stupid. You would be better off spending that money on actively campaigning to the attorney generals of each state (the people who actually make the decisions on classification issues, not the PM) to stop slacking off and make a decision on the R18+ category. By the way, a decision should be being made in June/July, which means MK wouldn't be delayed by much if it were to get an uncensored release (and assuming the R18+ category is passed, which seems likely based on comments made by the attorney's). The publisher has also resubmitted the game for classification, claiming that similar content (in terms of it's impact) has been allowed in MA15+ games in the past, and so MK should be allowed to pass in that same category.
hahahaha hilarious its a fictional fighting game. the characters arnt really THAT human even jez aussies for ya :P
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