Not completely finalised, but this is a pretty good representation of my list:
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Has the censorship or banning of any games had a serious impact on your gaming habits?
Not really. We complain a lot (and rightly so), but few games are ever actually outright banned. Not only that, but it's also laughably easy to get banned or uncensored version of games from overseas, both digitally and physically.
Do you view these strict policies as sensible in any way or are they things that the consumer should decide on?
Obviously they're the result of a generation completely out of touch with the real world, but they're also the result of Australia's different legal landscape compared to the US. Freedom of Speech is a guaranteed in right in the US, but is not so here. This has both it's advantages and disadvantages, censorship of games being one.
Has the addition of the R18+ classification made a noticeable difference?
Not really. There was still stuff stripped out of the Australian version of Saint's Row IV, but as I said before, this is easily circumvented.
Do you often circumvent the banning of games by importing? How difficult is this?
Often is probably a bad descriptor. Whenever there is a game that has been banned or censored, yes I will circumvent the banning or censorship, but I'd hardly say that it happens "often". Also it is incredibly easy to circumvent. Getting someone from the US to gift the game to you over steam works, as does numerous services that sell CD keys. There are also a number of services that exist specifically to sell and ship US retail copies of games to Australia.
Just after getting my Steam account achievements fixed, Giantbomb now thinks my XBL account is set to private, which it isn't. It never has been.
This is on Firefox 7, Vista 64.
I tried re-adding the account, to no avail. Any ideas people?
Cosmos Boss is pretty hard, but definitely do-able. Just remember at the last stage of it, you can jump through the lasers, it's just the impact you have to worry about. Also, play with at least one other person, not only is the game easier, but it makes grabbinators way more fun to play with. And if you have 3-4 players, play the basketball versus challenge to blow off steam.