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UPDATE: Upcoming Bethesda game refused classification Down Under by ratings body; OFLC report confirms banning is due to showing positive effects of in-game drug use.

Rumours were swirling late last week that Australia's strict games classification regime had struck its highest-profile victim for 2008, with Fallout 3 apparently being refused a rating. It seems the rumours were true, with confirmation coming tonight that Bethesda's upcoming postapocalyptic action RPG has indeed been banned for sale in Australia.
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ebay anyone?
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"Allready?"

"At least wait for the game to come out before you over-react to it."

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Looks like we won't be seeing a review from Yahtzee for this game.
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"Allready?"

"At least wait for the game to come out before you over-react to it."

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the ratings board got a copy of it so they could rate it, which has to be done before release. and they decided that it's worse than their highest rating (MA15+, 15 or older), and if it can't get MA15 is gets banned.

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Looks like we won't be seeing a review from Yahtzee for this game.
The escapist buys his games for him and sends them to him, he'll get his copy.
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That's why you should move from the land down under to the land up over. USA!
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"Allready?"

"At least wait for the game to come out before you over-react to it."

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completely OT

But WHY do you post like that? It annoys the hell out of me for some reason - no offense.
And your post is invalid anyway. They must do it before release, and I doubt they are over reacting in any way. If a game is banned, then it must be - well - serious. Why would they give the game a good rating so it can come out, be played in their country, and then ban it after the "damage" has been done?
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well, Australia is known to be very strict when it comes to game rating. I think they already have seroius social issues to address.
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well, Australia is known to be very strict when it comes to game rating. I think they already have seroius social issues to address.
well they didn't ban Bioshock (hell, the designers were from/majored in Australia if Im not mistaken) and Metal Gear Solid 4. They both had really "illustrating" drug usage.

Hell, the end of MGS4 was 2 old men fighting over a needle if you look at it in a really...... bad way.
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post #9 of 46
All this will mean is that aussies will have to pirate/ebay the game isntead of getting it from an eb store.

p.s Id rather live 'down under' than in america
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We should allow violent games and ban games with any mention of alcohol since that is our primary issue
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