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Australian Ratings Reconsidered for 12 Games

The Australian Classification Review Board announces the ratings of a dozen games are being reevaluated at the request of the South Australian Attorney General. The 12 games all initially received MA15+ ratings, which were the most mature rating offered at the times of their releases, and the implication is that they are now considering raising the ratings on some or all of them to the new R18+ rating, which would further restrict their sales (thanks GameSpot). Here are the games in question:

  • Alien Rage
  • Borderlands 2 Expansion Packs
  • Company of Heroes 2
  • Deadly Premonition: Director's Cut
  • Deadpool
  • Fuse
  • Gears of War: Judgment
  • God Mode
  • Killer is Dead
  • Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Blacklist
  • The Walking Dead
  • The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct

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11. Re: Australian Ratings Reconsidered for 12 Games Nov 7, 2013, 23:20 Rea1One
 
Taskeen wrote on Nov 7, 2013, 18:23:
So do a lot of Australian gamers torrent stuff so they can play games?

Only those unfortunate saps that are on centrelink (government welfare).
 
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10. Re: Australian Ratings Reconsidered for 12 Games Nov 7, 2013, 20:55 RollinThundr
 
Taskeen wrote on Nov 7, 2013, 18:23:
So do a lot of Australian gamers torrent stuff so they can play games? I'd do that all the time if I lived in Australia, fuck censorship, its parents responsibility to know what their kids are playing.

Hooray for nanny states and the government dictating what you can or can't buy, have, watch, etc.
 
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9. Re: Australian Ratings Reconsidered for 12 Games Nov 7, 2013, 18:23 Taskeen
 
So do a lot of Australian gamers torrent stuff so they can play games? I'd do that all the time if I lived in Australia, fuck censorship, its parents responsibility to know what their kids are playing.  
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8. Re: Australian Ratings Reconsidered for 12 Games Nov 7, 2013, 17:35 Grokk
 
Adelaide, the capital of South Australia, is known as the "city of churches".

I guess John Rau doesn't realise that this horse has already bolted.
 
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7. Re: Australian Ratings Reconsidered for 12 Games Nov 7, 2013, 17:23 killer_roach
 
Talisorn wrote on Nov 7, 2013, 15:36:
jdreyer wrote on Nov 7, 2013, 12:49:
And yet Manhunt remains at MA15+. I'll never understand Australian thinking.

I'm pretty sure that Manhunt is RC.

Yeah. I don't remember for sure on the original, but Manhunt 2 was definitely RC.
 
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6. Re: Australian Ratings Reconsidered for 12 Games Nov 7, 2013, 17:15 ViRGE
 
Talisorn wrote on Nov 7, 2013, 15:39:
entr0py wrote on Nov 7, 2013, 14:16:
So, what are the restrictions on R18+ games?

Sale is restricted to 18 years or older. Not a big deal.
Don't they have to be kept out of view behind the shelves too, so that minors can't see them?
 
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5. Re: Australian Ratings Reconsidered for 12 Games Nov 7, 2013, 15:39 Talisorn
 
entr0py wrote on Nov 7, 2013, 14:16:
So, what are the restrictions on R18+ games?

Sale is restricted to 18 years or older. Not a big deal.
 
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4. Re: Australian Ratings Reconsidered for 12 Games Nov 7, 2013, 15:36 Talisorn
 
jdreyer wrote on Nov 7, 2013, 12:49:
And yet Manhunt remains at MA15+. I'll never understand Australian thinking.

I'm pretty sure that Manhunt is RC.
 
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3. Re: Australian Ratings Reconsidered for 12 Games Nov 7, 2013, 14:16 entr0py
 
So, what are the restrictions on R18+ games?  
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2. Re: Australian Ratings Reconsidered for 12 Games Nov 7, 2013, 12:49 jdreyer
 
And yet Manhunt remains at MA15+. I'll never understand Australian thinking.  
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1. Re: Australian Ratings Reconsidered for 12 Games Nov 7, 2013, 10:29 JayDeath
 
Oh you silly Aussies.  
Steam: Henry Krinkle

I want a new Brothers in Arms game!
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