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No Mortal Kombat for Australia? Refused classification!

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thats terrible. MK was a great game. and just because someone coughs up blood when you kick them in the face isnt a reason to censor such an awesome series
 
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No suprise with that one.

Until we get an R rating for games this will keep on happening. :/
 
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No suprise with that one.

Until we get an R rating for games this will keep on happening. :/
Agreed.
Even an MA rating will suffice, but the retards here in charge of such things are just
Well..
Retarded.

I mean.. look at the whole NBN debacle.
If I wasn't going bald already, I'd be pulling my hair out!*

* Not really, but it adds to the point :p
 
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#6
wait.... i thort we just recently got an R Rating here in australia for games?
 
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wait.... i thort we just recently got an R Rating here in australia for games?
It was Denied :shadedshu

I heard about this awhile back, grrrrrr grrrrrr grrrrrr :banghead:
 
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It was Denied :shadedshu

I heard about this awhile back, grrrrrr grrrrrr grrrrrr :banghead:
That's what I thought..
It seems that as soon as logic or common sense is introduced, legislation goes out the window :/
 
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Why do the government feel the need to censor EVERYTHING for you Aussies? It's sad. Is there a story behind it?
Yeah.. they're all retards of the worst kind that cater to the quasi (or self-introduced) concerns of the masses.
 
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Why do the government feel the need to censor EVERYTHING for you Aussies? It's sad. Is there a story behind it?
Nope, that's the sad part :laugh: .....

Just some men or women that are hesitant on allowing it because of the harmful and violent content in the games. I assume they live under a rock since the internet has already exposed this a hundred times more than video games have.
 
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Yeah.. they're all retards of the worst kind that cater to the quasi (or self-introduced) concerns of the masses.
Nope, that's the sad part :laugh: .....

Just some men or women that are hesitant on allowing it because of the harmful and violent content in the games. I assume they live under a rock since the internet has already exposed this a hundred times more than video games could.
Its pathetic. FFS, adults have the rights to play/watch whatever they want :mad:
 
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The first time I noticed the absence of an R18 rating was when Manhunt got banned because of some kid accidentally killing his brother by miming one of the finishers in the actual game which involved a plastic bag :/ ..
 

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Damn! I'm at work and can't view the link :( What does it say m8?

The first time I noticed the absence of an R18 rating was when Manhunt got banned because of some kid accidentally killing his brother by miming one of the finishers in the actual game which involved a plastic bag :/ ..
Blimey, thats harsh :( But on the other hand. Isn't it the parents responsibilty to stop games like that falling into youngsters hands?
 
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Mortal Kombat receives R18 in New Zealand (which means it's coming out)

Mortal Kombat may be combatting release issues in Australia, but the game is being officially allowed to pulverize faces (and everything else) across the water in New Zealand. The country's Office of Film and Literature Classification (OFLC) gave Mortal Kombat an R18 rating recently, which is to say the game's content is "objectionable except if the availability of the publication is restricted to persons who have attained the age of 18 years."

We imagine Kiwis responding to the classification by taking fistfulls of marmite and punching straight through box sets of Flight of the Conchords, while screaming "Get over here" in the general direction of WB Games Chicago. Or just quietly shouting "hooray!" One or the other.
 
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Mortal Kombat may be combatting release issues in Australia, but the game is being officially allowed to pulverize faces (and everything else) across the water in New Zealand. The country's Office of Film and Literature Classification (OFLC) gave Mortal Kombat an R18 rating recently, which is to say the game's content is "objectionable except if the availability of the publication is restricted to persons who have attained the age of 18 years."

We imagine Kiwis responding to the classification by taking fistfulls of marmite and punching straight through box sets of Flight of the Conchords, while screaming "Get over here" in the general direction of WB Games Chicago. Or just quietly shouting "hooray!" One or the other.
there you go

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Why do the government feel the need to censor EVERYTHING for you Aussies? It's sad. Is there a story behind it?
Apparently we cant think for ourselves, and we are all aged under 15?:wtf:
 

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Does this mean that you can't even buy digital copies (over Steam, etc.)? If so, pirate away.
 
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Is the original Mortal Kombat banned too (or "unrated" apparently)?
 

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Does this mean that you can't even buy digital copies (over Steam, etc.)? If so, pirate away.
It means exactly that, as long as we are on australian soil we aren't legally allowed to obtain the game in any way.
If your lucky enough to be caught with anything thats refused classification the maximum penalty is a fine of $275,000 and/or 10 years jail. That hasn't stopped people in the past though and wont stop them now lol :nutkick: