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Half-Life 2 AU Woes?

SumeaLaunchpad (thanks Voodoo Extreme) reports that the rating Half-Life 2 has received from The Pan European Games Information system results in the possibility that there is no rating that will allow the game to be sold in Australia. No decision has been made on the game's fate down under, but here's the cause for concern citied in the article:

The Pan European Games Information (PEGI) age rating system has given Half Life 2 an R(18+) rating. This means that minors are unable to purchase the game in numerous countries like Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Greece, Italy, Norway, Spain, Sweden, and the UK. What's really interesting about this is how the game fares in Australia. The Australian Office of Film & Literature Classification (OFLC) has yet to classify Half Life 2, but if the board follows suit from their European counterparts, it'll mean that one of this years highly anticipated titles is banned outright from sales here. Currently, Australia has no R rating for games, so game titles need to meet the highest rating available (MA 15+) or they will be refused classification.

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100. Easy there Tomsk.... Oct 27, 2004, 03:08 Baldric
 


Available does not equal legal, pot is also available Australia wide if not globally if you're looking for it.

Same goes for porn (hardcore or otherwise).
The availability of something does not mean it is always legal.

*legal* or *decriminalised*.. is a fine line. Fact is this does not apply Australia wide which was my point.

Personally, I think your off the hip, knee jerk name calling did more for making "us" Aussies look like prats than anyone else (except for perhaps J. Howard himself)

Nice to see the "us" and them concept is alive and well in your neighbourhood. You must live in Redfern.

p.s. My research doesn't include pot or porn, I'll leave that to the likes of you...

 
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