Alien Vs predator ban overturned in australia.

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Dec 21, 2009
  1. Cermage
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    Lets hope this can pass for some future games as well [​IMG]
     


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    No. This game should be banned. It is not suitable for persons under 18 years. It is possibly the most graphic game out and by getting this classified, we are giving Michael Atkinson ammunition.
     
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    The whole violence in videogames deal already came to a saturation point, anyway... now everything has realistic blood and bla, bla, bla... I hope a lot of these games get released one after the other so that people can finally get bored with this sort of deal (my game is more violent than yours! lololol n00b!) and start caring about "trivial" things like GAMEPLAY again.
     
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    are you being serious?
    doesn't matter to me i was gonna download still get the game anyway [​IMG]
     
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    That better be sarcasm.
     
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    it is not.
    he is right this game should not be provided to people under the age of 18.
    if we manage to get 18+ rating maybe we will see quite a few games with a 18+ rating in the future.
     
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    who cares it's just a fucking game. it's not like your gonna see aliens humping humans in it......ARE YOU?! [​IMG]
     
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    IDIOT!!
    Its only a game mate, people like you are the reason we dont have an R18 rating and games get banned. Maybe there should just be more interest in parents and retail outlets actually making sure 10 year olds are not buying games like this.
     
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    yeah it's ALWAYS the kids fault and NEVER the parents [​IMG]
     
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    You're not familiar with the Facehugger are you.
     
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    Believe it or not but I am a major advocate for the R18+ rating being implemented in Australia. I commend Rebellion for their refusal to censor their game but when the game is available to persons older in the rest of the world, in its original form, it can be seen that we are currently behind the times in this regard.
    That said, it can be seen as a double edged sword. It's great that it's getting a local release, but less than great that it's being released as MA15+. I really think this will end up reflecting very badly on the classification board, and really give Atkinson some iron-clad defense for his arguments. This is absolutely a perfect example of why the R18+ category is necessary, but you just know it's going to be used to further attempt to block it's introduction.
     
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    It's the bad kind of hugging [​IMG]

    What's the rationale behind banning games that would be rated R? Why don't they have that classification? "We can't effectively enforce a ban on sales of R-rated games to minors, so we'll ban those games altogether", most likely. But they can't openly admit their inability to prevent kids from buying adult material, so I'm sure there's an "official" explanation. I would love to hear it.
     
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    Direct quote from Atkinson. "We're doing it for the children." He believes that a R18+ rating will give us titles like Rapeplay, which is in direct conflict with the official discussion papers.
     
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    Meh...I'm surprise you people are celebrating about that this game can be release to your country; however, the government is trying to take measures to prevent children from playing games that aren't their age. Seriously, how many Xbox live matches that had you played where children teach like pricks and idiots while playing rated M game? Too many freakin times!
     
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    Why the hell doesn't Australia have a 18+ rating? Anyway, the people who really want the game can always get a copy imo.
     
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    your talking to someone with the alien quadology box set [​IMG]
     
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    Wrong, the government is trying to take measures to prevent anyone from playing games that aren't appropriate for children. Any game that would get an 18+ classification is refused classification and so de facto banned. Left 4 Dead 2 is banned in Australia.
     
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    But is it certainly becoming riskier. I know of a couple of people that imported the uncut version of Left 4 Dead 2 who got it taken by customs and fined $1000.
     
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    they can't take a download [​IMG]
     
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    ...Why are you guys just complaining about this being let through? If you can't handle the gore, then don't buy it and go play Hello Kitty Island Adventure. However, for those who can handle it and who want it, now they can get it without paying ridiculous amounts for imports and having it be fined by customs. Also, couldn't they just require people to be carded before buying a game? It's like alcohol. I'm pretty sure that's required for M-rated titles here in the States (although not a lot of people care since odds are, if you're under 18 and going to buy the game, you'll have an 18+ guardian). And yeah, parents will buy the game for their less-than-18 kids, but who cares? That's the parent's decision, and that's what the whole MA18+ thing should be. Letting parents choose if a video game is appropriate for their kid.

    And, Mr. Atkinson, Rapeplay is my favorite games! Don't be hatin'!

    That was sarcasm, buttholes.
     

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