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[TheAge]Mortal Kombat to remain banned

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The video game Mortal Kombat will remain banned from being sold in Australia after the Classification Review Board upheld a decision for it to be classified "refused classification".
Earlier this month it was revealed that the Classification Board had given Mortal Kombat a "refused classification" rating due to its violent gameplay, effectively banning it from sale in this country unless the publisher, Warner Bros, submitted a more toned-down version.
Warner Bros appealed the decision but today said that it had been unsuccessful.

http://www.theage.com.au/digital-lif...314-1bu4x.html
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Not as violent as dead space 2 though.....
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dead space 2's violence is not only more frequent, but much more graphic and realistic in terms of accurate dismemberment. MK was always just fun excessive blood and guts.

ill just import it, nuff said.
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Not to mention one of the monsters in deadspace 2 is a disfigured zombie woman with her hands over her breasts
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You know what they should do? Make a R18+ rating.

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Not to mention one of the monsters in deadspace 2 is a disfigured zombie woman with her hands over her breasts
This this this.

Sometimes I just don't get you, Australia.
    
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Are PS3 games region free? If so, [FS] Mortal Kombat PS3 - Global. Everyone deserves a good game.

(Not serious. Just thought I would make a stand.)
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Goddamnit! Why! Why?! We got rid of Atkinson, why don't we have R18+ yet. Guess this'll be encouraging people to pirate this game in Australia. How unfortunate.
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Are PS3 games region free? If so, [FS] Mortal Kombat PS3 - Global. Everyone deserves a good game.

(Not serious. Just thought I would make a stand.)
yeah every game is region free, the problem is the DLC is not. so if we import a game from the US, we then need a US PSN account and a way of adding money to that account in order to purchase any DLC we want for the game or it doesnt work.

but the easy way around that, i always import from the same bloke in the UK off ebay.

UK is same region as AU, so its like buying the game here only its the whole game not edited or banned, all DLC works and also given how much Australia charges for new games, you save around $40+ doing it that way. the downside is, most other countries rate their games 18+ on the cover and disc, so we cant really trade them in here since we dont have that rating.
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Maybe Aussies should refuse to vote for the douchebags who are refusing to classify games they don't like, which refuses your right to buy the game in their own country.
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Goddamnit! Why! Why?! We got rid of Atkinson, why don't we have R18+ yet. Guess this'll be encouraging people to pirate this game in Australia. How unfortunate.

Why pirate?

Go to: www.ozgameshop.com

Import it from the UK for about 50% less than Oz retail and no shipping.

The developer should not be punished because the Gov is stupid
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