On AU Games Classification

Australian Classification Board Speaks On Games, R18+ & Fallout 3 on Kotaku Australia has a Q&A with the folks in charge of censoring media content in Australia after Fallout 3's recent brush with prohibition (story) and subsequent censorship for sale down under (story). Interesting topics include whether the board plays the games it rates, the legality of importing banned games, specifics about the drug references that got Fallout 3 in trouble, and a few questions about the R18+ rating that many are hoping will be added to the system to allow adults to buy games that are prohibited under current guidelines.
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That's true, it is the South Australian AG holding out on the R18+ for games.

Good point about the prices too. I cant remember the last time I bought a full price game locally, I usually import out of both spite, and principal. Case in point- CoD4. Refusing to pay the $90AUD asking price (especially after the 'yes you Aussies can have it for the US price, no wait sorry you cant' fiasco on Steam), I decided to import for the horrendous price of $40AUD from play-asia. As it turned out, the game i received was the AUSTRALIAN BOXED VERSION!! Oh yes, I ROFL'd.

I really should go to Hong Kong one day, if only to see where so many of my gaming dollars have been sent

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