"So Grand Theft Auto IV has now been rated by the Australian Classification Board. It is not as mature as we might have expected, but this is a good thing for Australia."
WTF!? Rockstar said they'll use new and more realistic blood and physics system plus real bullet reaction system and car run physics. Have they really toned down the game or is it just the Australian version?
Read - the title is a tad misleading. lol
It may indeed just be the Australian version but the sad thing is I've heard from few people that the main game might have been a toned down due to fear of ban or AO rating.
But did you read the article...Australia is different.
I did and I do understand the difference but as I said, I had heard a few disturbing things about the main version being toned down a bit compared to previous games, which hopefully isn't true :)
Dude did you read the article?
It clearly stated that they rated it 15+ because if they would've rated it 18+, then that'll be an immediate ban for the OZ folks.
I did and as I said, the thing that actually worries me (and regardless of this news) is what I heard from someone about the main / global version being toned down as well for some inner publisher reasons.
Hope nothing gets censored in the end.
Say NO to censorship.
Hm, a lot of M rated games in the states are rated 15+ to 16+ overseas so this isn't that surprising. And just because it doesn't have Manhunt 18+ level violence doesn't mean this game won't be violent for those people that want to get their kill on.
Its must be pretty far along. Everythings hush hush though...
We haven't heard a street date on this game but it's already getting rated by Australia?
Australia rating are G M15 MA15+ and R18 GTA will be MA15+
Australia has not had a R18+ game yet, the problem is that this is impossible as R18+ makes the games bannable, Manhunt 2 got banned here and luckily GTA managed to escape it's wrath.
this news is complete bs.
if they rated it 15+ then that means the game is complete. which im shure isnt since its still 4 months until it comes out.
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