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Fallout 3 in AU Follow-up

Kotaku Australia has follow-up on reports that Fallout 3 has been banned in Australia (story), providing the OFLC's official report on the action. In short, it was not any violence or gore in the game that triggered it's banning, which was based entirely on the game's depiction of drug use. Here's the relevant quote from the OFLC report:

The game contains the option to take a variety of "chems" using a device which is connected to the character's arm. Upon selection of the device a menu selection screen is displayed. Upon this screen is a list of "chems" that the player can take, by means of selection. These "chems" have positive effects and some negitave effects (lowering of intelligence, or the character may become addicted to the "chem"). The positive effects include increase in strength, stamina, resistance to damage, agility and hit points.

Corresponding with the list of various "chems" are small visual representation of the drugs, these include syringes, tablets, pill bottles, a crack-type pipe and blister packs. In the Board's view these realistic visual representations of drugs and their delivery method bring the "science-fiction" drugs in line with "real-world" drugs.

21. Re: No subject Jul 10, 2008, 14:07 morose
This game makes me want to chase a dragon through an enchanted forest. Even though I will never catch it.

LOL @ Wallshadows

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  2. Jul 9, 21:53 AU Ban ldonyo
  4. Jul 9, 22:11  Re: AU Ban Talisorn
  5. Jul 9, 22:27   Re: AU Ban nin
  6. Jul 9, 22:34    Re: AU Ban Overon
  7. Jul 9, 22:39     Re: AU Ban Grokk
  14. Jul 10, 01:30    Re: AU Ban Creston
  15. Jul 10, 03:18     Re: AU Ban Cutter
  16. Jul 10, 03:58      Re: AU Ban Reactor
  3. Jul 9, 21:58 No subject DangerDog
  8. Jul 9, 23:33 No subject Karl_L
  9. Jul 9, 23:48 ... theyarecomingforyou
  13. Jul 10, 00:35  Re: ... Jerykk
  11. Jul 9, 23:52 No subject Wallshadows
  12. Jul 10, 00:07  Re: No subject Paranoid Jack
>> 21. Jul 10, 14:07  Re: No subject morose
  17. Jul 10, 04:26 No subject Submariner
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  22. Jul 10, 14:22   Re: No subject Cutter
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  19. Jul 10, 05:01 Wow... Razor
  20. Jul 10, 05:20  Re: Wow... Reactor
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