Tag Archives: Australian classifications
Wed, May 15, 2013 | 06:43 BST
A mysterious Sony-published titled has turned up on the delightfully spoileriffic Australian Classification Board.
Mon, May 06, 2013 | 03:09 BST
Some sor of video game tie in to Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim is inbound, it seems.
Mon, May 06, 2013 | 03:10 BST
The Australian Classification Board has rated the Wii U re-release of Earthbound, almost certainly foreshadowing a western release date announce for the classic RPG.
Fri, Apr 19, 2013 | 05:26 BST
A heretofore encountered title popped up on the Australian Classification Board’s database today. Narco Terror hails from Time-O and Prison Break developer Zootfly and is a multi-platform games published by Deep Silver, with an MA+ rating. There’s no mention of it on either developer or publisher’s websites.
Tue, Apr 16, 2013 | 07:43 BST
Yesterday, Bethesda’s classic The Elder Scrolls: Arena turned up on the Australian Classification database, listed for multi-platform release. Naturally we all got very excited about playing it on our tablets but yeah, no, it was all a mistake. The free RPG is not headed to any other platforms besides PC, Bethesda told Gamespot, and the publisher has contacted the Classification Board to have the listing corrected.
Fri, Apr 05, 2013 | 05:21 BST
All Australian states and territories have signed off on seven recommendations for classification reform harvested from the 2012 National Classification Scheme Review.
Fri, Apr 05, 2013 | 00:31 BST
Mortal Kombat will finally get an Australian release next month, The R18+ Komplete Edition hits PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on May 1, for $40 – something of a bragain price, especially given it includes all DLC released in the interim. The original 2011 was refused classification, but thanks to the introduction of an R18+ ratings category (for “high impact violence, blood and gore”) on January 1, Australians can now legally get their hands on NetherRealm’s fighter.
Thu, Mar 07, 2013 | 05:25 GMT
Classic Game Gear turn-based strategy effort Crystal Warriors has been awarded a G rating by the Australian Classification Board. The database entry unfortunately lists the title as multiplatform, so it’s not clear where the 1991 portable title is headed, although Nintendo’s Virtual Console services seem a good fit. Sega classics have also released on Steam and console networks.
Thu, Mar 07, 2013 | 00:52 GMT
Australia’s first R18+ rated game, Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 Plus, released today, with iGEA CEO Ron Curry celebrating the first step in a “master plan” to prepare Australia’s games industry for the future.
Fri, Feb 22, 2013 | 05:33 GMT
Mortal Kombat will release in Australia on May 29, Kotaku reports. The ninth core entry in the gory fighter was refused classification back in 2011, and again in handheld form last year. After the introduction of an R18+ ratings category for video games on January 1 2013, Warner Bros resubmitted the title in its Komplete Edition form, and secured an adults only classification.
Fri, Feb 15, 2013 | 01:54 GMT
Having agree to implement legislation in a parliament meeting yesterday, Queensland has announced its support for Australia’s R18+ ratings category for video games.
Fri, Feb 08, 2013 | 00:32 GMT
God of War Ascension is the latest game to earn Australia’s still-fledgling R18+ rating, and is being quietly banished from stores in Queensland, according to an alleged retailer email.
Tue, Jan 22, 2013 | 01:40 GMT
Army of Two: The Devil’s Cartel has been named as Australia’s third R18+ rated video game.
Mon, Jan 21, 2013 | 02:44 GMT
Spartacus Legends lives up to its gory license if the Australian Classification Board’s assessment of its “high impact violence” is any guide.
Tue, Jan 15, 2013 | 04:37 GMT
Mortal Kombat: Komplete Edition will be resubmitted for classification in the hopes of finally securing a local release fot the 2011 title
Fri, Jan 11, 2013 | 00:56 GMT
Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge has won the dubious honour of attaining Australia’s first R18+ rating for a video game.
Mon, Jan 07, 2013 | 04:51 GMT
Borderlands 2′s two most recent DLC packs will be purchasable at Australian retail, a new Classification Board listing suggests.
Tue, Jan 01, 2013 | 21:48 GMT
Although there aren’t yet any games to take advantage of it, Australia’s brand new R18+ ratings category for games came into effect with the New Year.
Mon, Dec 03, 2012 | 04:54 GMT
Trine 2: Director’s Cut was a Wii U eShop launch title in the US and Europe, but missed its Australian launch date because Fronzenbyte didn’t submit it to the Classification Board in time, the developer told Ausgamers. The co-operative puzzle platformer is now expected locally in mid-December and will be 20% off during its release period.
Thu, Nov 15, 2012 | 23:33 GMT
South Australia passed new laws allowing for the sale of R18+ classified games in a parliamentary session this week.