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sorewinner1994 Feb 25, 11
Reading this, I have come to a conclusion:
Australia is run by sissy, stuck-up pricks.
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Honor Feb 25, 11
Hmmm hopefully they adopt the R18+ rating soon otherwise its going to be a bitch for the local and international gaming industry (not that most sales are from Australia but it is a portion of their sales)
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Euphoric Feb 25, 11
This will most likely get some terrible edit taking out the xray kills, all blood and gore and any themes inappropriate for people who have yet to hit puberty.

Well done governor-generals. Your plan to stifle the personal freedoms of this country is well on track.
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xWarriorOfLegendx Feb 25, 11
i'm so ashamed to be an aussie gamer

i really wanted this game (and not the gored down pathetic version)
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Ohmycaptain Feb 25, 11
Australia is going to be the next China, except the citizens will probably try to *bleep* shit up like Egypt.
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Paradox Feb 25, 11
quote xWarriorOfLegendx
i'm so ashamed to be an aussie gamer

i really wanted this game (and not the gored down pathetic version)
Just import it on Amazon like most Australians do. It's still a shame though.
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THM Feb 25, 11
Haha...I'm getting tired of arguing with uneducated attorney generals dogs (without global knowledge) and poorly educated politicians (with animal brains) in Australia....

I will go to local-imported store
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jbh Feb 25, 11
Yes but if you import it what about DLC region lock? Hmm?

So pissed off...
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Angelus Feb 25, 11
This game will be the game that will finally bring the R18+ to Australia. They understand that its one of the oldest franchises in the world and they just wont say no. They will look into this and try every possible way to get it released .
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jbh Feb 25, 11
Angelus an article I read said that even if an R18 rating passes they would not allow it on the shelves.
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xWarriorOfLegendx Feb 25, 11
yeah i heard that to
all games that have previously been rejected cant be reapplied after the r18 rating passes
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Angelus Feb 25, 11
provide proof please.

If a game has been rejected after a R18+ rating has passed developers do have rights to ensure that there games(past and future) can be re-evaluated upon request.
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jbh Feb 25, 11
http://www.kotaku.com.au/2011/02/mortal-kombat-banned-in-australia/

"It is also important to highlight that content that exceeds the guidelines of an R18 classification, should it be introduced, would still be refused classification and banned in Australia."

^ They've banned it because they see it as completely unresonable and beyond R18 rating, thus we'll never see it.

It should also be known that they have the ability to set a game as Pending, as in they don't give it a rating til it is known that we will be getting an R18 Rating or not.

Mortal Kombat has been banned outright.

That being said there are a lot of angry people, you never know.
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Angelus Feb 25, 11
I see....just feels plain wrong in my oppinion.

Maybe this will finally make those uptight *bleep*s actually consider the new R rating system since there are gonna be so many angry gamers.

Alot of letters are gonna be written.
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