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EatChildren
Currently polling second in Australia's federal election (first in the Gold Coast), this feral may one day be your Bogan King.
(02-25-2011, 02:31 AM)
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Just heard from a friend who works in retail that the Mortal Kombat reboot wont be released in Australia. It's been RC'd.

EDIT: It's official. Thanks to SolidSnakex for the link to Warner Bros. response.

"The highly anticipated video game Mortal Kombat, published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment (WBIE) in Australia, has been refused classification by the Australian Classification Board and will not release in Australia. We are extremely disappointed that Mortal Kombat, one of the world's oldest and most successful video games franchises, will not be available to mature Australian gamers.

WBIE would not market mature content where it is not appropriate for the audience. We understand that not all content is for every audience, but there is an audience for mature gaming content and it would make more sense to have the R18+ classification in Australia. As a member of the iGEA, WBIE is reviewing all options available at this time."

Last edited by EatChildren; 02-25-2011 at 03:50 AM.
Count of Monte Sawed-Off
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(02-25-2011, 02:31 AM)
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does it have hookers? they don't like that.
V_Ben
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(02-25-2011, 02:31 AM)
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Blimey. I hope the cuts they make aren't too severe, if they choose to make cuts.
Boney
Sucking and blowing™
(02-25-2011, 02:32 AM)
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time warp
Axiom
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(02-25-2011, 02:32 AM)
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Damn lack of an R rating.

I wanted that damn Tournament Edition too
newelly87
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(02-25-2011, 02:32 AM)
And no one cares.
LiK
(02-25-2011, 02:33 AM)
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DON'T GET OVER HERE MATE!
Scrow
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(02-25-2011, 02:33 AM)
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we still haven't moved past this? oh come on australia!
Gospel
Parmesan et Romano
(02-25-2011, 02:33 AM)
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Are small titties still illegal in Australia
rikichi
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(02-25-2011, 02:33 AM)
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bullshit
Why For?
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(02-25-2011, 02:35 AM)
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So every other Mortal Kombat was ok, but not this one?

Get fucked.
klee123
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(02-25-2011, 02:35 AM)
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Ahhh, Australia's backwards rating system goes into effect once again, typical. Still though, PS3 owners shouldn't be too worried, since importing is probably cheaper than buying it locally anyways.

Let's just hope the 360 version is region free as well.
Dead Man Typing
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(02-25-2011, 02:35 AM)
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Originally Posted by newelly87

And no one cares.

Huh? Another example of Australia's terrible policy on rating violent games, isn't something to care about?
TheVampire
(02-25-2011, 02:36 AM)
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FUCK OFF AUSTRALIAN CLASSIFICATION BOARD!

To import? or to pirate? that is the question now.
HomerSimpson-Man
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(02-25-2011, 02:36 AM)
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Sweat it is!
Irish
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(02-25-2011, 02:38 AM)
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Originally Posted by TheVampire

FUCK OFF AUSTRALIAN CLASSIFICATION BOARD!

To import? or to pirate? that is the question now.

I'm missing something, right?
sixteen-bit
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(02-25-2011, 02:38 AM)
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wow, that stinks
KAL2006
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(02-25-2011, 02:38 AM)
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dont worry midway will cover those tits and everyone will be bleeding black ink, maybe the toasty guy will move his head in front of the fatalities to cover them
Net_Wrecker
(02-25-2011, 02:39 AM)
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OMG it's the 90's all over again. Guess this entry into the series will be good.
RyanDG
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(02-25-2011, 02:39 AM)
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Originally Posted by TheVampire

To import? or to pirate? that is the question now.

Really? It's not the game developers fault that they were refused rating. Why would you elect to pirate over importing as though it is some big 'to be or not to be decision?' Curious of your justification here.
Codeblue
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(02-25-2011, 02:39 AM)
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Originally Posted by TheVampire

FUCK OFF AUSTRALIAN CLASSIFICATION BOARD!

To import? or to pirate? that is the question now.

Seriously?
plufim
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(02-25-2011, 02:39 AM)

Originally Posted by TheVampire

FUCK OFF AUSTRALIAN CLASSIFICATION BOARD!

To import? or to pirate? that is the question now.

Import from the UK. It's cheaper anyway.
thetrin
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(02-25-2011, 02:40 AM)
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Originally Posted by Dead Man Typing

Huh? Another example of Australia's terrible policy on rating violent games, isn't something to care about?

I certainly don't care!
Yoboman
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(02-25-2011, 02:40 AM)
Is it sad that I just see this saving me from a purchasing decision?
Tatsumaki Senpuukyaku!
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(02-25-2011, 02:40 AM)

Originally Posted by Why For?

So every other Mortal Kombat was ok, but not this one?

Get fucked.

The original MKs were banned in some areas in Australia and in all the other areas the violence was censored without an option to turn it on. Oh and in some places you had to play the game behind a curtain.

So it's not unprecedented.
Emitan
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(02-25-2011, 02:42 AM)
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Well I'm sure your government doesn't really want that money now does it? Why are the people in charge so stupid...
SapientWolf
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(02-25-2011, 02:42 AM)
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lern2vote
Scrow
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(02-25-2011, 02:43 AM)
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Originally Posted by newelly87

And no one cares.

Originally Posted by thetrin

I certainly don't care!

so.... gtfo.
Stackboy
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(02-25-2011, 02:43 AM)
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Do we have anything official, or are we going to be believe your retail friend?
Nedjoe
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(02-25-2011, 02:44 AM)
Goddamn it. I had it pre ordered and everything.
plufim
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(02-25-2011, 02:44 AM)

Originally Posted by SapientWolf

lern2vote

...for whom? Neither of the major parties seem to give a fuck.

I actually did vote for a party that had R rating for games on their agenda, but the vast majority of Australia are going to vote Labor or Liberal.
Last edited by plufim; 02-25-2011 at 02:49 AM.
HolyCheck
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(02-25-2011, 02:45 AM)
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Originally Posted by Serenade

Are small titties still illegal in Australia

They never were illegal.
EatChildren
Currently polling second in Australia's federal election (first in the Gold Coast), this feral may one day be your Bogan King.
(02-25-2011, 02:46 AM)
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Originally Posted by Stackboy

Do we have anything official, or are we going to be believe your retail friend?

A PR should be sent out and it will pop up on the Australian Classification Board website. He's the head of the game division for his store, so he's reliable. He was mentioning how they're going to have a ton of pre-orders to cancel.
newelly87
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(02-25-2011, 02:46 AM)

Originally Posted by Dead Man Typing

Huh? Another example of Australia's terrible policy on rating violent games, isn't something to care about?

They never ban any good games so it never bothers me.
Stumpokapow
listen to the mad man
(02-25-2011, 02:48 AM)
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good thing the attorneys-general aren't expediting the r-18 process!
fernoca
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(02-25-2011, 02:49 AM)
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Originally Posted by newelly87

They never ban any good games so it never bothers me.

And yet you clicked the thread and replied to it...twice.
So continue not caring please!! ;)


On topic, well it sucks for the fellow Australian gamers; maybe some censorship will be in place. At least the PS3 version will be region free, guess we'll know if the 360 version is later.
Scrow
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(02-25-2011, 02:50 AM)
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Originally Posted by newelly87

They never ban any good games so it never bothers me.

i'm not sure what you consider to be a "good game", but many people were pretty miffed when L4D2 got RC'd and then later censored with a blunt axe.
plufim
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(02-25-2011, 02:50 AM)

Originally Posted by newelly87

They never ban any good games so it never bothers me.

That isn't short sighted at all!
Slamtastic
(02-25-2011, 02:52 AM)
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Originally Posted by newelly87

They never ban any good games so it never bothers me.

First time for everything I guess.
RiZ III
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(02-25-2011, 02:54 AM)
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Was God of War 3 banned there? That had sex, nudity, and a lot of gore.
LiK
(02-25-2011, 02:56 AM)
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Originally Posted by RiZ III

Was God of War 3 banned there? That had sex, nudity, and a lot of gore.

nope

http://www.ebgames.com.au/ps3-147837...-PlayStation-3
SolidSnakex
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(02-25-2011, 02:57 AM)
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Originally Posted by RiZ III

Was God of War 3 banned there? That had sex, nudity, and a lot of gore.

I'm pretty sure that it was released uncensored. The devs were actually concerned that it would be banned due to how gory it was. So it's pretty amazing that MK apparently tops GoW3 in terms of gore.
twinturbo2
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(02-25-2011, 02:57 AM)
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Hold up. Duke Nukem Forever, from what I heard, is getting released in Australia with no cuts (can anyone from Gearbox confirm this?), and MK9 gets RC'd?

Australia can be so inconsistent sometimes...
SapientWolf
Trucker Sexologist
(02-25-2011, 02:57 AM)
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On the plus side, "Banned in Australia!" would make pretty cool box copy.
EvilMario
Will QA for food.
(02-25-2011, 02:58 AM)
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Every time I think Canada has usurped Australia for the stupidity crown they strike back hard.
VOOK
We don't know why he keeps buying PAL, either.
(02-25-2011, 02:59 AM)
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http://www.classification.gov.au/www...yDate?OpenView

If it's not here, it's not official.
Gospel
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(02-25-2011, 03:00 AM)
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Originally Posted by HolyCheck

They never were illegal.

So you're saying I can't make fun of them for that anymore?
SolidSnakex
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(02-25-2011, 03:02 AM)
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A poster at TRMK is also reporting the same thing. He said that he just got off the phone with a retailer that told him that he can pick up his refund because it won't be released in Australia.

http://www.trmk.org/forums/showthrea...d-In-Australia
EatChildren
Currently polling second in Australia's federal election (first in the Gold Coast), this feral may one day be your Bogan King.
(02-25-2011, 03:04 AM)
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Originally Posted by VOOK

http://www.classification.gov.au/www...yDate?OpenView

If it's not here, it's not official.

It will be official soon.

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