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AUSTRALIA: Rockstar responds to GTA IV cuts

Rockstar Games has responded to the need to cut content in the Australian version of GTA IV. Rockstar has reassures gamers that the cuts are minor, but has called on the Australian government to introduce an R18+ classification. The statement in full: The Australian version of Grand Theft Auto IV …

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AUSTRALIA: Cuts made to GTAIV

Rockstar’s GTAIV may have survived its BBFC classification unscathed in this country, but the upcoming game has been cut prior to its release in Australia, The Sydney Morning Herald reports. No details have been released about what aspects of the game were removed, though the BBFC’s recent report about the …

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AUSTRALIA: R rating in discussion

The Australian Government says it is considering introducing an R rating for video games, which would allow the sale of more explicit titles in the country, according to ABC news. Debate has been ongoing that an 18 or R rating should exist for more adult software, which was reignited following …

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DS hits 1m in Australia

Nintendo DS has sold one million units in Australia after just 153 weeks on the market. According to Gfk figures released by Nintendo Australia, Wii also passed a milestone of 300,000 units after 58 weeks on sale. Vooks reports that the last reported figure for the Xbox 360 was also …

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AUSSIE CHARTS: Bioshock scoops yet another number one

Bioshock tops the charts down under once again this week, successfully fighting off a strong challenge from new entry The Sims 2: Bon Voyage, which debuts at two. Elsewhere, Nintendo continues to rack up the sales, scoring four top ten hits, while South Peak’s Two Worlds storms the top ten …

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PS3 Starter Pack axed in Australia

SCEE has announced that the PS3 Starter Pack offer will be terminated in Australia by the end of the month, despite only launching four days ago on August 2nd. The Starter Pack includes two controllers and two first-party titles for AUS$999.95. According to Next Generation , a marketing e-mail was …

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