We're all aware of the massive controversy surrounding the recent banning of the uncut Left 4 Dead 2 in Australia. Bad news. The game has made the MA 15+, but not without some epic changes. Read the fail after the link.
no offense, but the Australian government are full of p***ies, grow a pair will ya?
This makes me oh so very sad :/ Overhaul indeed, it needs one pronto.
Shut up will ya? what wrong with trying to protect your countries young minds from violence? NOTHING! It's not the fact the Aussies are being too harsh the fact is US and other countries are being too soft. Especially the US they would peg the most violent games at PG, and you wonder why the US has more violent deaths than any other country by teenagers? +1 Australia If you have such a problem though get a USA steam account and download the full GORE version SIMPLES.
Except that protecting the youth is not the job of a state government, but the job of the parents.
Vhero, i cant really say Games have an impact on how i see things. i played First GTA when i where like 10 or smthing played Doom back then to ... People make their own decitions what they wanna think about whats on the screen... i live in sweden and we basicly have the same system as the US and i havent seen stuff happening because of games people play sure there is a few people 1-3 that has jumped off buildings and stuff but there has usually been drugs / heavy drinking involved... Blame the people not the games
I know what you mean dude. I am Australian and I totally agree. I don't know why such twats rating our content, but it's the inconsistent nature of the classifications board that gets me going. Left 4 Dead got rated and was sold in OZ, but that has just as much blood and gore as #2? WTF? What country are you from Ron?
Have you seen any L4D2 gameplay videos? It's 10x more gory than the first.
Tell me where to pre-order this, W/O any censoring. I'm picking this over MW2 (for now) because those morons at Activision decided to delay their game. And when is the demo coming out, is that only open to pre-orders on steam?
Pre-orders get the demo a couple days early. I'm not sure exactly when it comes out.
Lol the people who banned this game need to either A: get the sand out of their Vaganuses or B: Get laid.. I mean if it's human on human with explicit gore, I could at least understand however human on zombie getting banned.. what a bunch of pansies.
The appeal for the uncensored version is on my birthday...so I know what I am wishing for.
Australia is full of girls.
Should have made it on PS3 too so their fans could just import the non-region locked version....
I haven't been following this much, will this only affect Australia. or will it go tits up everywhere ells as well?
What's a zombie game without graphic depictions of violence, wound detail, piles of dead bodies, and dismemberment? Australia seriously needs to rethink their ratings system, hopefully the new rating will get passed so everyone down under can enjoy the same gruesome zombie kickassery as the rest of the world (when they're not grilling shrimp on the 'barbie' and playing with wallabees of course).
It's our government mate, they think they are doing everyone a favour by cutting out all the gore and blood. You know what they say, ignorance is bliss! P.S. I feed my pet Wallaby shrimp off the barbie', he loves 'em!
From what I've read that only one Australian Attorney General, Michael Atkinson, is preventing an 18+ rating, hes some family values religious nut case, so blame this guy, the other attorneys apparently are in favour of an 18+ rating.
I was not aware of that, the office has yet to return any of my calls so details like that are scarce.
so if you're an aussie with a steam account can't you still buy the product?
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