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Old 09-17-2009, 11:23 AM   #1
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Left 4 Dead 2 Banned In Australia.

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Australia, September 16, 2009 - Thanks to the Australian Classifications Board (and by way of Kotaku), Aussie gamers have one more game to cross off their lists for the time being - Valve's highly-anticipated Left 4 Dead 2. The zombie-survival shooter has just been refused classification, preventing the title from being sold on Australian shelves.

The original Left 4 Dead was rated 'MA 15+' by the Board.

At this stage, we're seeking the full report from the ACB, but EA Australia has issued the following statement: "[We] are still working through the submission process with OFLC and want to explore all opportunities before making any comment."

UPDATE: News.com.au has a copy of the board report. The PDF file indicates that the game was refused classification due to 'high impact violence' against 'living humans infected with a rabies-like virus' that is unsuitable for minors under the age of 18.
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Old 09-17-2009, 11:53 AM   #2
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not surprised really. Australia's media regulations is really awful.


but really, who cares? this game is going to blow. highly anticipated? please
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Old 09-17-2009, 01:34 PM   #3
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They're releasing this one way too soon, and I didn't like the first one.

Besides, no one really cares about Australia anyways :P
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Old 09-17-2009, 04:30 PM   #5
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Eh, it's not really. America just doesn't care about censorship anymore...or is it the other way around.

Either way, I feel somewhat bad for Australia.
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That's what the world is coming to honestly. We'll be that way in a few years at this rate.
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And another to visit Japan.

Merely another reason to not visit Australia.
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I visited Australia. Just because something happens doesn't make it a awful place. It's very nice there.
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Sorry no, Im not visiting that place. outbacks, its hot all the time, founded by criminals (irony), and worst of all home to some of the biggest spiders I never want to see.
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