has a story about the Australian OFLC's refusal to classify
Silent Hill: Homecoming, meaning the just-released survival/horror sequel cannot
be sold down under (story
). They say game retailers in Australia
are advising customers to "wait out" the ban in hopes an edited version is
released. They also report, "Staff at EB Games and Game stores said customers
who had pre-ordered the game would be refunded if the title remained banned."
The article also discusses the possibility of the addition of an adults-only
R18+ rating, expressing hopes that this will possibly be redressed at a meeting
in November. On a related note,
on what exactly the OFLC found so objectionable about the game, which apparently
involves gore and power tools.