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Left 4 Dead 2 Banned in Australia

Discussion in 'Games' started by joinmeindeath417, Sep 17, 2009.

  1. joinmeindeath417

    joinmeindeath417 New Member

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    According to IGN L4D 2 is not being released in Australia

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  2. DarkEgo

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    That sucks! I play with some aussies on L4D1.
     
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    arent some mods in aus ?

    can they confirm this?


    i see alot of people importing games to aus if this is true
     
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    doesnt really say it HAS been banned, it just stated there hasnt been a rating applied yet.

    not that that is good news, but there is still hope.
     
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    :laugh: everything gets banned from here.

    If it has above *certain rating* it is automatically banned.

    *Normally*, they release an aussie version that pushes the boundary so they JUST get the legal classification (fairly sure they did this with some GTA games).

    The problem is, even if its imported...the few that will have the game will need to play on overseas servers, which is kinda pointless...
     
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    They WILL pull the same thing they did with Fallout 3 (unfortunately), they will rename / fix the offending material for EVERYONE. Like in Fallout 3 they changed all the drug names...
     
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    I feel bad for you Australians for these stupid BS rules. :mad: I think your government is really going overboard with the censoring of those games and your wacky web filtering.

    Any reason why Australia just doesnt create an adult rating?
     
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    mussels is a aussie, he plays the original. im sure he might know something... he should be venturing out of bed around this time of day (1:30pm) dam slack mods :p


    as for the aus AO (18+) rating, they dont trust adults to make there own decisions (im aussie btw)
     
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    They need to elect a less overstepping government perhaps. It's a shame really.
     
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    What is a shame is Australia ruins it for all of us. In order to not have 2 different versions, Valve will cut something out of the US version (really the world version) and therefore make it conform to the standards of Aussie rules. That's why in these times (and during the Fallout 3 release) I hated the Aussie standards, who ruin it FOR ALL OF US DAMN YOU!
     
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    surley the could just download it?
     
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    We are talking about LEGAL methods of acquiring the game, IE buying it.
    In response to your statement: Killing is people is banned in Aus, surely you could just kill people and nobody would catch you.
     
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    wow this is why it is banned.

    UPDATE: News.com.au has a copy of the board report. The PDF file indicates that the game was refused classification due to 'high impact violence' against 'living humans infected with a rabies-like virus' that is unsuitable for minors under the age of 18.

    haha rabies-like virus

    oh man doesn't that mean Zombie
     
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    It is not going to stop the people from getting it some other way I guess one could either aquire it or buy it from alternative place like egay
     
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    I ment buy it online or did i say download a cracked copy? Or download via Steem for example?

    In responce to your responce to my comment, If you are trying to put downloading a game (legaly or illegaly) on the same level as killing somebody then you are one messed up son of a B#@!, :mad:

    and no they wouldnt catch you becouse no govenment in there right mind is going to assign a squad of cops and resources to go and bust people playing L4D2 :roll:
     
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    Take my jokes lightly I'm not getting on you, just bring humor into a "o shi- no L4D2 in Oz" thread.

    Also, like many major TV networks allow, you can watch shows on the web right? Well what if your IP is in the UK and you wanna watch a US show online? No such luck! Steam does the same trick. Only certain IP's in certain countries can buy certain games. Ever try buying a game from Steam through a proxy in Nigeria? Does not work. (I tried from some proxies just to see and it will "detect" the country and deny you!)

    Edit: Also, L4D is legal in oz right? Ok so the police will have to be specially trained to see the difference between L4D and L4D2!!!
     
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    :roll: :toast:
     
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    Yes yes, they will be even able to shoot you in MP, they wil be trained! Also they will understand if you are minor by your chat comments and voice!
     
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    Announcements from the left 4 dead 2 boycott


    posted by Walking_Target @ 12:18AM on September 17, 2009
    No, seriously.

    The Australian version of the ESRB has refused to give L4D2 a rating, meaning it can't be sold in Australia.

    http://pc.ign.com/articles/102/1025650p1.html

    http://www.oflc.gov.au/www/cob/find...1ab758e7e649aa5eca257633005daca4!OpenDocument

    So um... what's the population over there, and do you guys think we can get away with tacking that onto our total membership?

    -Walking_Target

    PS: I'm basically on a Linux based laptop now, when it decides to work. my windows PC has decided to die on me. ETA for replacement parts is 6 weeks, so I won't be playing much L4D until then.
     
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    Haha, there isn't a face palm big enough for that dumb reason. :banghead:
     
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    this wont last.

    the game will get modified, or they'll push really hard and remind them "ummm, you let the first one through?"
     
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    Mussels,why is the aus gov so anal about violent games,have there been any violent "incidents" in the past,or are there a lot of gun nuts or something.I thought aus was quite tolerant but after seeing a tv prog about the immigration service i see they are really quite protective of their country for some reason.

    This will just force people to pirate it,unless like you say it will get forced through.
     
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    Wow, that goes on in Australia...? HTF did it happen in the first place?
     
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    we dont have an R18 classification for games.

    If a game isnt under the requirements of M15, then they cant sell it in australia.


    Its ridiculously stupid, IMO - i'm 18 and i can literally just import the game if i wanted to, or get an american friend to "gift" it to me via steam.
     

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