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WB To Appeal Australia's Effective Ban on Mortal Kombat 129

Posted by timothy
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dotarray writes "Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment have confirmed that they are appealing the Australian Classification Board's decision to effectively ban the reboot of Mortal Kombat in that country. The publisher has also confirmed that there is no intention to censor or modify the game – because then it 'wouldn't be Mortal Kombat.'"
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WB To Appeal Australia's Effective Ban on Mortal Kombat

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  • by AbRASiON (589899) * on Wednesday March 02, 2011 @05:10AM (#35355152) Journal

    I own a PS3 (and a PC) - I just import my games, they are cheaper, region free on the PS3- and normally 50% cheaper (sometimes less, often MORE than 50% cheaper)

    Even if I haven't heard news that the game is going to be cut for Australian audiences anymore, I can't bare to risk the stupidity. Example GTA4, no one (in the public) really seemed to know about the US version having slightly different sex than the Aussie version until a few weeks after release. Fuck that stupidity, I'll just pay less - have the patience to wait a week or two and enjoy my games as they were designed.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday March 02, 2011 @05:10AM (#35355154)

    Because movies have an R18+ rating which is what Kill Bill received and is what allowed it to be released, whereas games do not. Games have a maximum M15+ rating in this over-regulated nanny state of ours, so anything over that is simply banned. For the children.

    All thanks to a few crusty old politicians that think kids are the only people that play video games, and that we need protection from ourselves. Meanwhile, every second show on TV is some stupid cop show where they show gruesome crime scenes and murders in full gory detail.

    Fuck them.

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