Dark Sector, Digital Extremes' unreleased third-person shooter for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, is the first game in 2008 to be rejected in Australia, making it impossible for Australians to buy the game. The only way that the Australian censors can pass the title is if the distributors resubmit the same title in a somewhat censored form so it can be passed MA15+. As it is, lacking an adult rating for games only gives people the false assumption that only children play video games, and that all games that are released are suitable for minors.
That's what you get for not releasing the game on PC. PC gamers put a curse on the game stating that it'll get banned in AU.
Just like Rambo and other "adult" movies?
No, adult movies are allowed, but adult games aren't.
(Edited by beetle120 (2320), Feb 18, 2008)Re: Dark Sector rejected in Australia
beetle120 (2320), Feb 18, 2008
Out of all the things that get RC (Refused Classification) in Australia many of them are games (marked as (VG)).
Hey beetle, what happened to the game??
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Do you mean the "Guess the game" game?
If so it is still in the list somewhere. There is a new game that I added that no-one has responded to. I was meaning to give a clue but I have been bogged down with work a lately. I'll update it tonight (could be the morning for some of you).
Is that the game you where taking about?
Well, since we have not got an adult rating, people have no choice but to import it from overseas. And even if the game gets modified then released in Australia, people will do it anyway because they prefer them uncensored.
I don't think you got my point.
(Edited by Indra was here (14942), Feb 19, 2008)Re: Dark Sector rejected in Australia
Indra was here (14942), Feb 19, 2008
Depends, if you consider Rambo as porn material...har...har...har...
Unfortunately, for those us us that read these news articles regularly, the fact that Australia would reject ANOTHER game as 'too adult', comes as no surprise. The Land of Oz REALLY needs an adult category for game ratings.