GTA IV edited for Australia

Rockstar has produced an edited version of Grand Theft Auto IV for Australia in order to obtain an MA15+ rating.

The Office of Film and Literature Classification awarded the game an MA15+ rating on December 11 last year, advising consumers that the game contains "strong violence, strong coarse language, drug and sexual references".

A Rockstar spokesperson confirmed to Screen Play yesterday that the company had produced a special version of GTA IV to comply with the Australian classification system, which does not currently contain an R18+ rating, but declined to reveal what material had been cut.

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GameClearer4485d ago

thank god im getting the us version

j-seb4485d ago

I know the ps3 is region free, but does multiplayer get affected if you import from the US?

Dark_Overlord4485d ago

depends on the game, Resistance allows you to play on any server (after the update), whereas Stranglehold that ive got only allows me to play on the US servers, I'm from the UK and brought the collectors edition.

So you'll just have to wait till the game comes out and then find out unfortunately

j-seb4485d ago

crap..thanks anyway. I'll prob just get it for Australia first. If it turns out that you can play on any server, i may pick up US version later if the missing content is worth it. I reckon its the drink driving simulation, Its an issue for the gov down here.

Dark_Overlord4485d ago (Edited 4485d ago )

but why not get a copy from europe, its still PAL, you'll get the extra content and you'll still be able to play on the European servers (Australia does connect to the EU servers doesn't it?), unless you want to play on the US servers

Your Choice

kaomakk4484d ago

Easiest bet is to grab the New Zealand version. All games that are censored in OZ are left untouched this side of the Tasman.

j-seb4484d ago

sweet, I'll try to import a PAL version. thanks again guys

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Dark_Overlord4485d ago

more than Paris Hilton in a home movie

Unlucky Australia

Ace-Jury4485d ago

are games region free? if so ill order online from elsewhere

Asurastrike4485d ago

You'd think a country formed from British convicts would be a bit more accepting of violence.

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