Uncut Left 4 Dead 2 Aus Ban Holds

Games On Net reports that the appeal of the refusal of classification for Left 4 Dead 2 in Australia has been refused, so the uncut version of the game will not be for sale down under, where the censored version will be the only edition sold. Word is:
In the Review Board’s opinion, Left 4 Dead 2 could not be accommodated within the MA 15+ classification. The computer game contains a level of violence which is high in impact, prolonged, repeated frequently and realistic within the context of the game.

In addition, it was the Review Board’s opinion that there was insufficient delineation between the depiction of general zombie figures and the human figures, as opposed to the clearly fictional ‘infected’ characters. This was a major consideration of the Review Board in determining the impact of this game on minors.

Computer games classified RC cannot be sold, hired, advertised or demonstrated in Australia.
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Re: Uncut Left 4 Dead 2 Aus Ban Holds
Oct 22, 2009, 14:37
DG
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Re: Uncut Left 4 Dead 2 Aus Ban Holds Oct 22, 2009, 14:37
Oct 22, 2009, 14:37
DG
 
I don't really think its the kind of ethical situation where a foreign company should be viewed negatively for bowing to lawful censorship of a democratic country. Arguably Valve has no place trying to influence the Au censorship beyond their commercial considerations. What is your perspective of foreigners trying to influence your government? Maybe you don't mind if their goals happen to align with your own, but generally?

Responsibility for holding Australian censorship to account rests with Australians.

This comment was edited on Oct 22, 2009, 14:39.
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