Mortal Kombat banned Down Under

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Feb 25, 2011
  1. EnigmaXtreme
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    We’ve just gotten confirmation that Mortal Kombat has been Refused Classification in Australia.

    We’ve just gotten off the phone with the Classification board who have just confirmed that the rumours currently flying around the internet are correct, Mortal Kombat has been refused classification in Australia.

    We’ve just received a statement from Warner Brothers which states the following.
    More news as we get it.

    http://www.kotaku.com.au/2011/02/mortal-ko...d-in-australia/
     


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    Hasn't Australia always been a bit censor/ban happy with games though? I thought they had strict rules similar to Germany?
     
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    XD Australia's a joke country.
     
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    Damn, Australia really has it rough. First the 3DS, and now this.

    This is just stupid.
     
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    That is disappointing... I feel TERRIBLE for Australian gamers...
     
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    Another reason why if you want to play mature games, get the fuck out of Australia. Seriously, I feel bad for everybody there.

    The Australian Classification Board or whatever the hell it's called needs to get it's shit together, and stop treating full grown adults, like they're babies.
     
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    Man, 3DS being region locked will probably kill the 3DS in Australia.

    Guys, be sure to import! [​IMG]
     
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    Not similar to germany at all. In germany almost all games (aimed at adults that have blood, gore, violence etc) are censored to be released. In Australia its at max like 5 games a year.
     
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    Banning games, its so stupid, its like banning porn or violent movies because it would mess up children if they watched it. Yeah thats why it has a rating system. 13+, 8+, M, E whatever.

    I wish that the friggin ppl that ignore the M rating on game package and buy those games for their kids as well as all other ppl with that retarted mentality that videogames are for kids would take their head out of their a** and face the fact straight.
     
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    Man, America is like the opposite. I swear, 80% of CoD players are 11 year old boys.
     
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    Not surprising. The Australian government always seems to censor and ban stuff. Why?! A game is rated M for a reason. Its the parent's job to see what their kids can and can't play, not the government's job. I blame it on the stereotype that gaming is a children's hobby.
     
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    It's cause we're apparently all convicts at heart and that if we are reminded of mass killing etc. we will go wild and kill everyone.
    I mean it's not a huge deal seeing as they will probably censor it and release it for Australia(like they did for Left 4 Dead 2), and it's certainly not a reason to stop living in Australia... ShadowSoldier..
     
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    This is why I can't live in Australia, I'd go crazy from the lack of games. And I thought America was bad when it came to censoring...
     
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    Fucking hell
     
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    Ah, it's not as bad as I thought it was then. I thought I remembered reading it's rules were as strict as Germany's. So if they make amendments to MK it would get through? I mean it still sucks that it would be censored, but at least it would get a release. And what about importing? Does Aus have it's own region lock on consoles like the 360/PS3?
     
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    If you read the Ron Currey quote in the first post, you'd see that that's part of the problem. Australia doesn't have the equivalent of an M rating. Anything that should get an M instead either gets the equivalent of a T (maybe with censorship involved) or it gets banned.
     
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    This is a rash decision to make to us, but we must respect what they do in Australia.
     
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    To me, yes, yes it is. The Australian Gov't is too lazy to update it's system so it get's with the rest of the world. A lot of great games don't make it there, and the ones that do, don't get there the way they were made.
     
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    Thats it, Stop this country, i want to get off
     
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    Fuck 'em. (The classification board that is)
    Importing it on amazon.
     

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