Tag Archives: Australian classifications
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.
Wed, Nov 07, 2012 | 08:01 GMT
The Australian Classification Board database has revealed a mysterious new Uncharted title.
Thu, Oct 25, 2012 | 04:44 BST
Up to 50 games currently rated MA15+ may be reassessed for inclusion in the new R18+ ratings category when it is introduced in January 2013.
Thu, Sep 20, 2012 | 01:29 BST
New South Wales has become the second Australian state or territory to introduce laws in support of the nation’s new R18+ classification for games, PlayerAttack reports. The new ratings category was green lit at the federal level in June, and is expected to go into effect by January 1, 2013 – the deadline for states to have their end sorted out. The ACT was the first off the bat.
Guidelines for the new category were released last week and have met with a mixed reception.
Tue, Sep 18, 2012 | 06:36 BST
South Australian state attorney-general John Rau has decided against implementing a plan to re-sticker all MA15+ games as R18+.
Thu, Sep 13, 2012 | 05:32 BST
The long-awaited Guidelines for Australia’s new R18+ ratings category for video games have met with with a mixed reaction from interested parties.
Wed, Sep 12, 2012 | 03:07 BST
Level-5′s collection of 3DS games, Guild01, looks likely to head west – but as individual packages.
Fri, Aug 24, 2012 | 06:34 BST
The Australian Capital Territory has become the first Australian state to pass a new R18+ games rating category into law.
Thu, Jun 21, 2012 | 03:02 BST
We’ve received a release schedule confirming that Sleeping Dogs will launch in Australia on August 16, for PC PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. While we hadn’t heard anything to suggest this wouldn’t be the case, the game’s violent trailers raised some concerns that it might not make it past the Classification Board’s content guidelines – but there it is, with an MA15+ sticker for “strong violence, crime themes, coarse language and sexual references”. The open-world Hong Kong action epic hits the US on August 14 and arrives in Europe on August 17.