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sorry forgot the /sarcasm.
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I think censorship of pretty much any kind is silly, but this example is especially so.

I say this because Fallout games, as exaggerated and simplified as they are, show drugs in a more realistic light than almost any other video game. It's one of the few game series where drug dependency is an issue, and where the pros of most drugs are balanced by plausible cons.

Who ever makes decisions like this for austrialia seems to value a distorted ideal more than fact, and seems to be heavily biased against games that do not obfuscate with silly euphemisms.

I've seen people play RPGs and MMOs that are perfectly legal in Austrialia chug "potions" and pound down "herbs" like no tomorrow, with no hint of negative side effects for their characters! Call these "herbs" and "potions" what they in are, drugs, and the games would never have seen the light of day.

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p.s Id rather live 'down under' than in america
Most people in most non-third world countries (and even thouse who are in third world countries, who are not obviously victims of significant oppression) are quite convinced that whatever they've got is the best.
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post #23 of 46
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Originally Posted by Gillos View Post
"I do it for 3 reasons mostly.

1) So people know the tone of the sentence, paragraph, whatever, before they start reading it.

2)
To stand out in some small way

3) I have multiple personality disorder, each face represents a repressed facet of my personality. The doctors say if I don't post like that I could go (more) insane."
1) I cant tell the tone of anything. Im sensing sarcasm with a side of smart ass for some reason. Again, no offense not trying to flame or insult. Thats just what I get from that post.

2) I suppose this is proof it works in some way

3)I can't tell if that was smartass or attempting to be funny.

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"They are over reacting because they BAN it. They don't give it a 18+, since I guess they don't have it because no Australian adult ever plays a video game. You don't ban something just because it doesn't appeal to the morals of some uptight jerks, at least you don't if you live in a country that enjoys free speech and free expression."
Well - like I said, it must be so obvious and actuall drug usage in the game alot so they ban it. It can't be imitation like take this pill,smoke a bong bong ,or inject yourself with a rather large needle and get extra health or super powers. They didn't ban Bioshock or MGS4.

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"If my posting style bothers you, well, good for you. I guess quotation marks and smiley faces annoy the hell out of you for some reason. Ummm, what can be done?"
Again, I detect smartass but according to you the smiley face tells otherwise..... O.-

Nothing can be done I guess, I just wanted to know why you post like that. I figured I tell you straight up why I wanted to know why you post like that. Like I said, I didnt want to insult otherwise I wouldn't have said it.
Edited by OmegaNemesis28 - 7/10/08 at 1:44am
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post #24 of 46
Yeah we have strict censorship here but it has always been that way and the people who don't like it will source it anyway.
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post #25 of 46
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Oh, so they must be banning TV there too, right?
Haha funniest thing about this is that our FTA TV is less strict than your cable TV.
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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.
So.. Is STALKER also banned in Australia because of "showing positive effects of in-game alcohol use." ?
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post #27 of 46
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Like I said, I didnt want to insult otherwise I wouldn't have said it.
"I guess I have to conceed the smart-ass assessment. Yea, I don't actually have multiple personality disorder, I was (trying) to make a joke."

"I'm laid back, even by Canadian standards, so don't worry about insulting or offending me. It is almost impossible."

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So.. Is STALKER also banned in Australia because of "showing positive effects of in-game alcohol use." ?
Really good point, for some reason Alcohol is acceptable in Australia! Not saying it shouldnt be but if a game has people getting totally blind there wouldn't be a problem... Then again if i hear the word alco-pops agin ill cry (Australian Joke) :swearing:
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Really good point, for some reason Alcohol is acceptable in Australia! Not saying it shouldnt be but if a game has people getting totally blind there wouldn't be a problem... Then again if i hear the word alco-pops agin ill cry (Australian Joke) :swearing:
lol.... alcopops?

Funny cause I'm U18.
    
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lol.... alcopops?

Funny cause I'm U18.
I would really love to grap an "alcopop" and stick it up Kevins .... Hole I bet he thinks hes so cool, wonder where he got that term from anyway

Attack on binge drinking.... Pathetic

Anyway totally OT so sorry all Rant over
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