Unfortunately, it is now my job to break the bad news that the rumour has turned out to be true, with Fallout 3 now effectively banned in Australia.
At this stage, we're unsure about exactly why the title's been deemed inappropriate for Australians, but we'll be chasing that up with the relevant authorities.
We were all hoping that this week, we'd have news that showed the rumour as having no basis in truth - but, looks like our lack of an R18+ rating strikes again, with Vault-Boy and friends the casualties this time around, after both earlier Fallout titles were granted an M rating in past years.
Given that this is such a big name title, I imagine the game will be edited and re-submitted to the Classifications Board, to ensure its - modified - release into this country. No, it's not the same, but it's better than nothing, isn't it?
...if you're angered by this news, keep an eye out - when the Australian government calls for responses as to whether or not this country needs to revamp its video game classification laws, make sure your voice is heard.