Refused classification in Australia..

#1 Posted by oobs (338 posts) -

No surprises i guess for us being in australia..

#2 Posted by ShiftyMagician (2129 posts) -

I'm Australian, and that's fucked up.

#3 Posted by Commisar123 (1790 posts) -

I'm surprised actually it didn't look that gory....well I guess you do dig around in some dudes skull for microchips

#4 Posted by Video_Game_King (35780 posts) -

@ShiftyMagician said:

I'm Australian, and that's fucked up.

Is Australia full of wizards?

#5 Posted by PeasantAbuse (5137 posts) -

Would this be because of gore or because you make people commit suicide?

#6 Posted by TooWalrus (13127 posts) -

@Video_Game_King said:

@ShiftyMagician said:

I'm Australian, and that's fucked up.

Is Australia full of wizards?

No, just criminals.

#7 Posted by probablytuna (3521 posts) -

Is there a source for this information? If this is true, I am mad. (But I'll be in Hong Kong during February so I guess I could just get it there)

#8 Posted by ShiftyMagician (2129 posts) -

@TooWalrus said:

@Video_Game_King said:

@ShiftyMagician said:

I'm Australian, and that's fucked up.

Is Australia full of wizards?

No, just criminals.

Thank god I was born from a family not from Australia (South American myself). Otherwise I would be offended without even thinking of the history that makes this statement true.

#10 Posted by Rumour (95 posts) -

Found the Source

The game also allows a player to repeatedly damage enemy combatant’s corpses. This is shown in realistic depictions. For example, it is possible for a player to decapitate a corpse with a headshot before individually blowing off each of its limbs. Depending on the weapon used, it is also possible to bisect a corpse, with realistic ragdoll effects noted. The depictions are again accompanied by arterial sprays of blood and detailed injuries that include protruding bone.

In the opinion of the Board, the game contains intense sequences of violence which include detailed depictions of decaptitation and dismemberment that are high in playing impact. The game also contains the ability to inflict repeated and realistic post mortem damage which exceeds strong in playing impact. It is therefore unsuitable for a minor to see or play and should be Refused Classification pursuant to item 1(d) of the computer games table of the Code.

Does "realistic ragdoll effects" seem like an oxymoron to anyone? Or is it just me?

#11 Posted by The_Laughing_Man (13629 posts) -
@Rumour said:

Found the Source

The game also allows a player to repeatedly damage enemy combatant’s corpses. This is shown in realistic depictions. For example, it is possible for a player to decapitate a corpse with a headshot before individually blowing off each of its limbs. Depending on the weapon used, it is also possible to bisect a corpse, with realistic ragdoll effects noted. The depictions are again accompanied by arterial sprays of blood and detailed injuries that include protruding bone.

In the opinion of the Board, the game contains intense sequences of violence which include detailed depictions of decaptitation and dismemberment that are high in playing impact. The game also contains the ability to inflict repeated and realistic post mortem damage which exceeds strong in playing impact. It is therefore unsuitable for a minor to see or play and should be Refused Classification pursuant to item 1(d) of the computer games table of the Code.

Does "realistic ragdoll effects" seem like an oxymoron to anyone? Or is it just me?

Kinda excited to see how gory it can get. 
#12 Posted by Captain_Felafel (1552 posts) -

Didn't you guys catch up to the rest of the world and finally get an 18+ rating? :|

#13 Posted by Shaunage (677 posts) -

The R18 was supposed to be in place "by the end of the year." It's not in effect yet.

#14 Posted by Frumpa (100 posts) -
@TooWalrus
Common mistake - the first fleet to australia was about a third convicts and two thirds prison guards .. so we're more like a nation of cops :)
#15 Posted by Lydian_Sel (2477 posts) -

@ShiftyMagician said:

I'm Australian, and that's fucked up.

I second this notion.

#16 Edited by Crocio (542 posts) -

Moral absolutist authorities, meh.

Really sucks about that.

#17 Posted by oobs (338 posts) -

has it been stamped so to speak is it a certainty to go through? i mean the legislation? i thought all the the states had to agree to it and one was holding out?

#18 Posted by Wuddel (2077 posts) -

@PeasantAbuse: Maybe because the casually shooting people?

#19 Posted by Ferros (219 posts) -

Source?

#20 Posted by Shaunage (677 posts) -

The final state (NSW) agreed to it months ago.

#21 Posted by PeasantAbuse (5137 posts) -

@Wuddel said:

@PeasantAbuse: Maybe because the casually shooting people?

Oh, I didn't know Call of Duty was banned in Australia.

#22 Posted by BeachThunder (11630 posts) -

Refused Classification just piques my interest more :o

#23 Posted by TooWalrus (13127 posts) -

@Frumpa said:

@TooWalrus: Common mistake - the first fleet to australia was about a third convicts and two thirds prison guards .. so we're more like a nation of cops :)

Oh, I know, I'm just teasin'. (I lived in New Zealand for a few years, they love to bring up this little nugget of information whenever possible).

#24 Posted by Napalm (9020 posts) -

Australia is ass-backwards in its media classifications.

#25 Posted by Jackel2072 (2235 posts) -

I thought Australia was getting an adult rating. what ever happened to that? 

#26 Posted by SeriouslyNow (8534 posts) -
@TooWalrus said:

@Video_Game_King said:

@ShiftyMagician said:

I'm Australian, and that's fucked up.

Is Australia full of wizards?

No, just criminals.

Is that like America is full of puritanical arseholes who were kicked out of Europe?
#27 Posted by buft (3300 posts) -

Thats shit considering the 18 rating is coming, you'd expect some kind of interim loosening of the strings at the very least

#28 Posted by believer258 (11555 posts) -

@Rumour said:

Found the Source

The game also allows a player to repeatedly damage enemy combatant’s corpses. This is shown in realistic depictions. For example, it is possible for a player to decapitate a corpse with a headshot before individually blowing off each of its limbs. Depending on the weapon used, it is also possible to bisect a corpse, with realistic ragdoll effects noted. The depictions are again accompanied by arterial sprays of blood and detailed injuries that include protruding bone.

In the opinion of the Board, the game contains intense sequences of violence which include detailed depictions of decaptitation and dismemberment that are high in playing impact. The game also contains the ability to inflict repeated and realistic post mortem damage which exceeds strong in playing impact. It is therefore unsuitable for a minor to see or play and should be Refused Classification pursuant to item 1(d) of the computer games table of the Code.

Does "realistic ragdoll effects" seem like an oxymoron to anyone? Or is it just me?

Pre-ordered!

I'm joking. It didn't look that gory in any of the trailers I've seen. Did they also refuse classification to Gears of War, FEAR, Rage, Call of Duty World at War, Fallout 3, Borderlands, and other modern games that do this exact same thing?

#29 Posted by Barbed_Haywire (29 posts) -

The legislation is being tabled very soon from what I understand, should still be around another 12 months or so before we finally get it implemented...hope we don't miss out on too many other games in the meantime :(

#30 Posted by Supah_Ted (41 posts) -

Yep. So lame. My bud in England is sending it to me.

#31 Posted by EuanDewar (4681 posts) -

Protruding bone? That's fucking sick I actually want this now.

#32 Posted by MEATBALL (3011 posts) -

@Rumour said:

Found the Source

The game also allows a player to repeatedly damage enemy combatant’s corpses. This is shown in realistic depictions. For example, it is possible for a player to decapitate a corpse with a headshot before individually blowing off each of its limbs. Depending on the weapon used, it is also possible to bisect a corpse, with realistic ragdoll effects noted. The depictions are again accompanied by arterial sprays of blood and detailed injuries that include protruding bone.

In the opinion of the Board, the game contains intense sequences of violence which include detailed depictions of decaptitation and dismemberment that are high in playing impact. The game also contains the ability to inflict repeated and realistic post mortem damage which exceeds strong in playing impact. It is therefore unsuitable for a minor to see or play and should be Refused Classification pursuant to item 1(d) of the computer games table of the Code.

Does "realistic ragdoll effects" seem like an oxymoron to anyone? Or is it just me?

The ridiculous thing is that The Darkness 2 basically has these things as well and it got through fine. Gotta love the consistency. (Oh well, at least I was actually able to buy The Darkness II locally.)

#33 Posted by Still_I_Cry (2494 posts) -

That sucks.

#34 Posted by c0kemusheen (64 posts) -

Stupid and illogical aus gov censorship indeed, bullshit

#35 Posted by Manachild (470 posts) -

Unfortunately from what I understand even though R18+ for games has been put in motion, it will only come into effect January 2013 (IIRC). And titles that were refused classification will not automatically be revisited unless the publisher re submits it.

In the past i didn't care so much because most of the games that got RC sucked anyway.

Now I do....

#36 Posted by Tim_the_Corsair (3065 posts) -

I assumed it was banned for brain-fuckingly-awesome wubwub

Anyway, I would just get it on PC but my missus is really excited for it as well and I haven't got the PC hooked up to a TV at the moment, so I guess I'm importing.

#37 Posted by benspyda (2011 posts) -

Still have to beat Rage so I'll wait for it to drop in price somewhere and then import I guess. Linear first person shooters don't really keep my interest anymore.

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#38 Posted by eskimo (473 posts) -

and yet darkness II is fine. God I love this place.

New laws are supposed to be introduced in the next few months, but I doubt they'll have much affect on the sort of games that get released here. More likely itll just mean games like CoD get classified as R rather than MA15. Great....

#39 Posted by caska (113 posts) -

Just a heads up for those wanting it on the PC. You can just throw a key into Origin and it'll work (at least it says everything is fine and starts to download). So you can buy a copy through the various sites that deal with that kinda stuff or get a friend of a friend to buy it etc.

#40 Posted by EVO (3847 posts) -

God of War III.

#41 Posted by Ferros (219 posts) -
#42 Posted by Korwin (2813 posts) -

Downloading it from Origin at the moment, digital distro really has made this whole ratings thing redundant.

#43 Posted by CannonGoose (372 posts) -

@Korwin: Nice, where'd you get your key from?

#44 Posted by The_Big_Rough (217 posts) -

Who still buys games in australia over priced bullshit...take my money elsewhere.

Ozgameshop + buying Steam CD Keys and Origin Keys from dodgy looking websites is the way to go.

#45 Posted by Korwin (2813 posts) -

@CannonGoose: got my key from g2play.net, cost 37 bucks.

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