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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Rseman, as much as I hate to pimp a particular store, you really should check out places like play-asia.com if you're able to buy online.

Such online gaming 'emporums' if you will, serve to shed some very harsh light on the ridiculous local prices us Australians are expected to pay.

Given the choice between paying a fair price for a legitimate game albeit imported, and being financically raped at the register by EB and everyone else, I'm sorry to say that I'll continue sending my dollars overseas.

The only area where this wont work though, is online distribution that follows a localised, or 'regionalised' pricing system like that of Steam, or as I like to call it, the 'fuck you Aussies, eat shit and go pay $90 for Call of Duty 4' system.

Import. Import and be happy.
This comment was edited on Aug 28, 10:24.
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