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Outlast 2 denied Australian classification

Australia’s classification board has reportedly blocked the release of upcoming horror title Outlast 2 in the region. Kotaku Australia reports that the inclusion of what was perceived to be sexual violence in the game was blamed. As such, its content could not be accommodated by the existing R18+ rating, and …

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TIGA criticises PEGI ratings pricing

UK game industry trade body TIGA has criticised PEGI for its punitive” pricing policy for game ratings that it claims is hurting small studios. Currently developers have to pay a fee for a game content rating every time they release a title on a different console, even if the content …

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UPDATED: Saints Row IV refused Australian classification for a second time

Deep Silver’s Saints Row IV has once again been blocked from release in Australia. A three-member panel of the Classification Review Board has unanimously determined that the computer game Saints Row IV is classified Refused Classification,” a new statement from the Australian Classification Board confirmed. In the Review Board’s opinion, …

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Now State of Decay suffers Australian ban

A second game has succumbed to Australia’s Classification system. Xbox Live hit State of Decay has been refused classification by the Australian Classification Board. We’ve run afoul of certain prohibitions regarding the depiction of drug use,” the game’s developer Undead Labs revealed on its forums. We’re working with Microsoft to …

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It was the alien anal probe what dunnit

The Australian Classification Board has revealed the reasons behind its decision to ban Saints Row IV. The amusing reality was that the governing body was uncomfortable with the game’s inclusion of an Alien Anal Probe. The game includes a weapon referred to by the Applicant as an ‘Alien Anal Probe’,” …

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Saints Row 4 banned in Australia

Deep Silver’s Saints Row 4 has become the first game to be banned in Australia since the introduction of new classification guidelines. In January the Australian government overhauled its rating system, introducing a new R18+ tier for the first time that was supposed to allow mature games a route to …

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