Australian 'Silent Hill: Homecoming' ban lifted!

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  1. War
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    "One of many titles banned in Australia last year due to a rather wonky classification system, Konami's Silent Hill: Homecoming has now been granted a rating of MA15+, clearing it for launch.

    As we've touched on in previous stories, Australia's game classification stops at MA15+, lacking the R18+ rating that particularly violent films are afforded. Seeing as Silent Hill: Homecoming isn't exactly children's fare it was originally deemed too violent and graphic for an MA15+, which in effect banned the game from release in the country. Now an update to the Classification Board's website dated yesterday indicates the title has now been given the MA15+ rating, and therefor may see the shining light of those lovely Australian store shelves.

    Now word on what if any cuts were made to the game to garner the new rating. I just think it's silly that a country filled with bears that drop out of trees to eat unsuspecting foreigners would be concerned with video game violence at all. "

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  2. JDandy

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    OH DEAR GOD NO.

    Exposure to such violent media will most definitely awake the Australian population's latent british-prisoner-descendant violence gene, effectively dooming the civilised world.
    DAMN YOU, VIDEO GAMES!
     
  3. gokujr1000

    gokujr1000 GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    That doesn't happen in australia they havn't harmed anyone lol next time research.

    Anyway yay it's coming to Australia!