Thursday, October 18th 2007

Soldier Of Fortune: Payback Banned In Australia

According to the Australian Office of Film and Literature Classification’s (OFLC), SoF:Payback is too violent and gory for the country. Like the Manhunt 2 controversy, the OFLC refused to rate SoF:Payback, making it illegal to sell the game anywhere inside the country to anyone. The main reasons that the OFLC deemed SoF:Payback to be too much for Australia:
  • The game contains too much "high impact violence", which exceeds even Australia's MA15+ rating.
  • The game contains "substantial blood spray", blood splatters on the ground and wall, and the ability for gamers to target specific body parts
Source: Reg Hardware
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34 Comments on Soldier Of Fortune: Payback Banned In Australia

#1
Ripper3
by: zekrahminator

  • The game contains too much "high impact violence", which exceeds even Australia's MA15+ rating.
  • Maybe they should standardize the age ratings around the world, or else just add a higher rating for Aus, I mean, come on, having MA15+ is just asking for trouble, because they either ban everything rated over 17/18 in oher countries, or else allow 15 year olds to buy porn, and ultra-violent games and films.
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    #2
    Fuse-Wire
    all i have to say is unluky to Australians, unless they download it they are going to miss out
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    #3
    tigger
    I'm the only one
    Oh damn,that means the bbfc(or who ever it is) will ban it in the uk too.:banghead:
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    #4
    Fuse-Wire
    by: tigger69
    Oh damn,that means the bbfc(or who ever it is) will ban it in the uk too.:banghead:
    don't dis it just yet, sometimes we get lucky with some games and films
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    #5
    tigger
    I'm the only one
    I hope so.
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    #6
    DaMulta
    My stars went supernova
    I think when your country bans guns they tend to ban games more. Is that just me that thinks that?
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    #7
    Ripper3
    by: DaMulta
    I think when your country bans guns they tend to ban games more. Is that just me that thinks that?
    Kind of true in some cases, Aus, UK, Germany, AFAIK, they've all got tight gun laws (not completely illegal to own and carry a loaded weapon, but the restrictions are huge), and I've seen a lot of games getting banned recently in the UK and Germany, so there amy be correlation there.
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    #8
    joinmeindeath417
    well now this offically answers any question (aside from my video post of in game play) of how gory SoF will be :rockout:
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    #9
    ryboto
    by: joinmeindeath417
    well now this offically answers any question (aside from my video post of in game play) of how gory SoF will be :rockout:
    I was thinking the same thing...there's still hope they didn't screw this one to hell!
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    #10

    Unlike with Manhunt 2, I disagree with this one... I'm pretty sure it wont be banned in the UK, and it's not like "bans" have ever stopped me before...
    #11
    Easy Rhino
    Linux Advocate
    so this just means that you will have to download it for free then. or, how about sell a 50 dollar SoF poster which happens to come with a free game haha
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    #12
    joinmeindeath417
    by: Easy Rhino
    so this just means that you will have to download it for free then. or, how about sell a 50 dollar SoF poster which happens to come with a free game haha
    its gonna suck if they make a notsogoryf@!kingchildedition...version for aussies

    :nutkick:
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    #13

    by: zekrahminator

  • The game contains "substantial blood spray", blood splatters on the ground and wall, and the ability for gamers to target specific body parts [/list][]
  • wait, does this mean no headshots? isn't this like any other shooter ever?
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    #14
    joinmeindeath417
    by: bassmasta
    wait, does this mean no headshots? isn't this like any other shooter ever?
    no amazing brain explosion when getting the headshots :(
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    #15
    ChaoticBlankness
    What is the world coming to when people can't decide for themselves what to buy..? If I was Australian I'd be pissed as hell right now.
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    #16
    joinmeindeath417
    by: ChaoticBlankness
    What is the world coming to when people can't decide for themselves what to buy..? If I was Australian I'd be pissed as hell right now.
    just like the UK is probably pissed cause of man hunt 2...even AFTER they made it mature rate friendly!!

    its funny...

    RIAA is taking Americas right to download P2P and what not...(even though pirating is pretty beat especially if you like the band a lot or like a movie or something SUPPORT YOUR ARTIST!)...and people are all HAHA about that...but at least we have the freedom to choose if we want to shoot someones arms or legs off..in a video game
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    #17
    Makaveli
    by: ChaoticBlankness
    What is the world coming to when people can't decide for themselves what to buy..? If I was Australian I'd be pissed as hell right now.
    I totally agree with you here my friend. And thank god I don't live there, but as most of you know there is no such thing as true freedom no matter where u go.

    With governments there is always some form of control.

    This should also cause the piracy rate of that game in Aus to skyrocket. Whenever you ban something people just want it more.
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    #18
    Solaris17
    Creator Solaris Utility DVD
    by: zekrahminator
    According to the Australian Office of Film and Literature Classification’s (OFLC), SoF:Payback is too violent and gory for the country. Like the Manhunt 2 controversy, the OFLC refused to rate SoF:Payback, making it illegal to sell the game anywhere inside the country to anyone. The main reasons that the OFLC deemed SoF:Payback to be too much for Australia:
    • The game contains too much "high impact violence", which exceeds even Australia's MA15+ rating.
    • The game contains "substantial blood spray", blood splatters on the ground and wall, and the ability for gamers to target specific body parts
    Source: Reg Hardware
    erally?!!! sweet i want the game then blood spatter FTW...

    o ya and sorry australia.....
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    #19
    joinmeindeath417
    by: Solaris17
    erally?!!! sweet i want the game then blood spatter FTW...


    o ya and sorry australia.....
    did you see the video i posted in the game section ha..

    and here is why it is banned...


    http://n4g.com/News-72915.aspx
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    #20
    FatForester
    If it was banned in Australia, then it's gotta be good...
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    #21
    effmaster
    Does this mean that Fallout 3 will be banned also since it will be able to target any particular body part? That would be even crazier for Australia to do
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    #22

    whoa, after watching that video... wtf? I would ban that for the sake of intelligence. if you really want it, go ahead, but know that it will fill your mind with the worst kinds of crap. on the other hand, I'm probably going to pick it up when I can
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    #23
    joinmeindeath417
    by: bassmasta
    whoa, after watching that video... wtf? I would ban that for the sake of intelligence. if you really want it, go ahead, but know that it will fill your mind with the worst kinds of crap. on the other hand, I'm probably going to pick it up when I can
    you'd ban it!? that game is awesome i know its not completely realistic but i will glee with joy when i snipe someone and there head goes pop...BRING ON THE GORE!
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    #24

    >.> it's like watching a horror movie, except you're orchestrating it. you have to fairly sadistic to play for the gore. for the gameplay itself, i'd give it a go, but not for the sake of gore... hell no.
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    #25
    zekrahminator
    McLovin
    The gore, while nasty and squirt-y, is a lot like the blood in BioShock...not realistic AT ALL :p.

    I mean, come on, in that video, your opponents fall apart at the slightest touch. You graze his arm, it falls off, you melee his leg, it shatters into five pieces, and then the blood squirts everywhere like a roman candle.
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