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Upcoming Aliens vs. Predator Banned in Australia

Category: Gaming
Posted: 06:39AM

Rebellion, the developer of the new Aliens vs. Predator game, is refusing to censor the game after it was ruled too graphic for the MA15+ rating in Australia. The violent ways in which human players can die, in addition to excessive gore are what did this game in. The CEO of Rebellion understands the decision, and acknowledges that the game shouldn't be played by children, but that adult gamers should be able to make their own decisions. The video game classifications can be changed in Australia, but only if all 6 Attorney Generals agree to it. The only problem is that one of them won't reconsider, so those of you Down Under will just have to deal with censorship for now.

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Waco on December 7, 2009 04:44PM
Censorship is so goddamn stupid.
CowKing on December 7, 2009 06:28PM
^agreed Yeah America for censoring sex, but not violence
GaiusMaxwell on December 7, 2009 10:16PM
What's retarded is, we can buy and watch R rated (18+) movies/porn but we cant classify a game as R rated? It would be exactly the same deal as R rated movies, show ID, get the movie. Show ID, get the game. I dont understand why an adult SHOULDNT be allowed to play a gorey game if he/she can watch an equally gorey movie
bilcliff on December 8, 2009 12:10AM
it shows they dont care at all about the australian market. "we wont censor it. you just cant have it" is the message they're sending. i understand we're a small market but sales are still sales.
slick2500 on December 8, 2009 01:07AM
I see it more as we are not going to censor the game because it will ruin the overall feel of the game. And there is always ebay.
GaiusMaxwell on December 8, 2009 05:58AM
bilcliff, i think the idea behind this is, if more companies follow suit, there will be an uproar from aussie gamers. Maybe in the near future they are hoping to be able to make profit in australia without having to do stupid things like censoring a purposefully gorey game

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