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[CVG] GTV IV censored in AU

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The Australian Office of Film and Literature Classification has forced Rockstar to produce an edited version of Grand Theft Auto IV, in order for it to get an Australian release.

As reported by The Sydney Morning Herald, in order to obtain an MA15+ rating down under, the GTA developers were forced to remove material that was deemed too much for release.

The MA15+ rating is the highest classification certificate available in the country.

A spokesperson for Rockstar confirmed yesterday that the company did produce a special version in order to comply with Australian law, but declined to reveal what had been cut. We're pretty sure the internet will be all over that once the game is release.

So far, the game has received an 18 rating in Britain, New Zealand and Germany, and a M17+ in America.
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Man that sucks for them =/ .... I swear I read about this yesterday though..
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Not being a jerk flamer but this is a repost.
    
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Saw this coming.
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Ahh, so glad I live that small distance away from insane game ratings.

I mean, what percentage of the gaming population in Australia is over 15? I don't know figures but I'm guessing it's a fair amount. Poor people, it'd be so much easier to just get a 18 only rating like other normal places...
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Does anyone really even care any more? This isn't directed at you ElMike, I'm just saying that it's getting to be pretty predictable. Rockstar releases a game, someone boycotts or bans it...rinse and repeat. All the hoopla is doing nothing more than giving Rockstar free advertising (which I'm OK with BTW). This does nothing to keep people away from the games, it just makes them more interested.

I've never played a GTA game. They just don't appeal to me. With that said, I don't feel I should try to force my opinion on anyone else. Rockstar isn't breaking any laws by releasing these games, and I feel they have the right to sell as many as they want. No one is holding a gun to my head forcing me to play it.
 
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This sucks.. Good thing I live in Indiana.. woot

So no PC or what does anyone know?
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