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Fallout 3 banned in AUS


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Last week, we told you about a rumour doing the rounds that Bethesda's upcoming post-apocalyptic title, Fallout 3 had been Refused Classification in Australia.

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.


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WHAT!?

this is seriously bs.



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I just punched the wall then and I think i broke my hand...

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S'what torrents are for.

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Wow that fucking sucks.


QUOTE (Weiman @ Apr 5 2009, 01:09 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
This is exactly what has been going on through the entire thread, and it's not the first time either.
You come to us for advice..you just spell out what you want to get, and then ask us if it is okay, and we have to explain why it isn't. That's the world upside down.. If you would just say 'hey guys, I have an X amount of money, what should I buy?' Then this would be over in 2-3 posts, not 2-3 pages.
QUOTE (Kazzerax @ May 21 2009, 09:01 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Every time someone goes against Weiman's sig I feel like they should be bludgeoned for a few minutes in the head to feel the headache I feel when I realize someone really IS that dense.

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Meh


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PS3/PC versions not region locked dont forget
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fuck lol, I posted a topic on this without realizing some1 else already got there before I did lol.
but o well, w/e BACK ON TOPIC

It really sucks, I hear that their rating system is really strict though, and that they banned the first submitted version of Dark Sector, and Shellshock 2.



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Ridiculous. Although, the government can't prevent us from ordering online, and PC games aren't region locked.

It's a bummer for the minute percent of the population who don't realise the existence of online stores and torrent files, I suppose. icon_smile.gif

I can't wait for Fallout 3, it's going to be pwnage.

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I am so pissed about this. f**king ESRB
I would burn down thier office but i live to far away

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sucks for the people with 360.. or is the europe PAL same as the aus PAL?
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BUAHAHAHHAHAA

People have been waiting for Fallout 3 for a long time, and now Aussies don't even get it? That sucks ass man. I guess try to buy it from the states?
And like that, he was gone.

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WOW! No Rock Band, no Fallout 3. It must suck to be an Australian. icon_smile.gif

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This happens alot with australia. Their rating system differs from that of the United States' ESRB. Unfortunatly for you aussies, the highest rating that is available is 15+. They have no M for Mature 17+ rating. So you get a problem with higher risque games, getting banned.

Personally, I think the rating system is totally fucked up, in the sense that console companies will not lisence AO titles. I think an AO rating for the United States would keep the more risque titles out of the reach of children, than the M rating.

But you guys dont even get that. Man im sorry... import i guess...

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QUOTE (Tr0gdor_the_Burninator @ Jul 9 2008, 10:21 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I am so pissed about this. f**king ESRB
I would burn down thier office but i live to far away

I thought the Australia board was called something different?

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what a bummer. see we should have voted the greens in then they would've legalized marijuana and allow any videogames.

oh and here's why it was banned.


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What the fuck is the deal with Australia banning games and passing fucked up internet related laws in the past years...

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politics man politics.


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Although I really don't give a shit about this, I will admit we need a fucking R rating. I wanted to play Reservoir Dogs.


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