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#1 Posted by aerious (143 posts) -

Customs doesn't give a shit about you importing a copy of MK, they're not going to confiscate it and they're not going to fine you. Now if you are a business importing it for sale in Australia that may be a different story. You can however buy it from overseas and have it sent to you as it  has been refused classification. It's a different thing to being banned, people forget that it's only being refused classification and therefore cannot be sold by a retailer in Australia. It's not that it's banned and all copies seen being brought in will be burned in a bonfire on the border. 
 
So to reiterate, import without any fear of customs interfering, they honestly have bigger things to worry about and wouldn't do anything anyway. So please stop implying that we live in a police state that confiscates everything. And no they can't fine you as you aren't importing for purpose of sale.

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#2 Posted by aerious (143 posts) -
@Mr_Skeleton said:
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Why would you want to play video games when your neighbors are wizard hobbits that can play awesome songs?

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Unfortunately they're also New Zealanders, it cancels out much of the awesome.
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#3 Posted by aerious (143 posts) -
@SeriouslyNow:  The "Cause"? We've done all we can as active citizens to help the "cause." Now it's in the governments hands and due to the nature of bureaucracy its going to take some time for them to sort their shit out. In the meantime, instead of complaining and whining we can play the games we want to today. 
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#4 Posted by aerious (143 posts) -

My fellow Australian Giantbomb and whiskey family members. 
 
It is time you all stopped bitching about the banning of games in Australia and learned about a magical place called New Zealand. Now along with hobbits, wizards, conchords and ents New Zealand has an 18+ rating for videogames. This means that you can import it for around the same price if not cheaper than buying it in Australia. I call your attention to the website  http://www.mightyape.com.au/ . Now I don't work for mightyape, but I can say that I have had great success buying the uncut version of left for dead 2 along with the unreleased Demon's Souls from their website. 
 
So please stop moaning about the government, the R18+ rating will hopefully be implemented soon. In the meantime there are really easy ways to get around it. So go buy MK online like me, import it and enjoy. The goverment cannot interfere with this in any way, they aren't waiting on the border with patrols to destroy copies of MK or anything. 
 
Now if only we could do something about the $110 price point...

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#5 Posted by aerious (143 posts) -

Alex is great, what makes the whiskey family awesome is all the different personalities that are a part of it. I have fond memories of running into Alex and Jeff at GDC shortly after Gerstmann gate and before Giantbomb.

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#6 Posted by aerious (143 posts) -

Ive done a few of the SP missions and like it alot, still wrapping my head around it all.

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#7 Posted by aerious (143 posts) -

It'd be nice to get a good following and get some games across the community. I think the asynchronous nature of it would make playing at different times easier to do.

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#8 Edited by aerious (143 posts) -

It's a presell with the beta and a beta entry for a friend. 
 
 
And I haven't tried it out yet, still at work unfortunately.

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#9 Edited by aerious (143 posts) -

Just purchased Frozen Synapse but don't really know anybody that would be interested in this game at all. 
 
So im opening it up to you GB community. 
 
PM me if youd like to be my friend and want an invite to the beta for this game if are really interested in checking it out.

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#10 Posted by aerious (143 posts) -

Dear Giantbomb Forumgoers, 
 
I am in need of your advice and wisdom.  
 
Currently I am in the planning stages of my quest to build an ultimate emulation and current game arcade cabinet. I have decided on using XBMC as the frontend to launch the various games and emulations. I have also settled on  http://www.xgaming.com/store/arcade-joysticks-and-game-controllers/product/x-arcade-dual-joystick/ for the sticks/buttons to save myself some build time. 
 
Here's where my problem comes in. I can't decide what sort of cabinet to build! Whether to go with the traditional style, like  http://www.arcadecab.com/CabinetPlans2/CabinetPlans2_Background.html or to go with a SFIV vewlix style one like  http://www.donovanmyers.com/2009/06/vewlix-te-complete-guide/ .  
 
The cusp of the issue is the screen, should I go with the 32-inch plasma/LCD and the vewlix style, or a computer monitor in tradtional style. 
 
Any advice on the build/monitor/sticks and buttons would be greatly appreciated.